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Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


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Title:

Certified Escort Vehicle Operator

Target Audience:

Operators/drivers of Certified Escort Vehicles

Prerequisites:

- Must be 21 years old.
- Must have 3 years documented experience escorting oversized/overweight loads.
- Valid PA driver’s license or valid license from the state or jurisdiction of residence.
- Prior to class, please review documents at the Special Hauling Permits site: http://www.penndot.gov/Doing-Business/Permits/HaulingInformation/Documents/CertifiedEscortProgramInformation.pdf

Description:

Pennsylvania Senate Bill # 748 amended Title 75 to require Escort Vehicle Operators of supersized loads to be certified and licensed. This course is designed to prepare individuals to fulfill escort duties safely and effectively, and includes an overview of the escort industry, requirements for escort vehicle operators and their vehicles, procedures for escorting oversize loads, elements of route planning, and reviews driver safety. The course also will include Pennsylvania specific requirements.
This Class is only required for Certified Escort Vehicle Drivers operating in lieu of Pennsylvania State Police during Superload moves. Standard pilot car drivers are currently not required to take this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants shall be able to:
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nUnderstand the purpose of an escort
- Describe escort qualifications
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nPerform Escort Best Practices
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nKnow vehicle requirements for escorts
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nList mandatory equipment for escorts
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nList optional equipment for escorts
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nKnow rules/laws specific to Pennsylvania for Certified Escort Operators

Offering(s):

01/19/17 - 01/19/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
02/02/17 - 02/02/17: Clearfield, District 2
02/09/17 - 02/09/17: Allentown, District 5
03/07/17 - 03/07/17: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Integral Abutment

Target Audience:

The target audience is designers with a minimum level of structural analysis and design experience.

Description:

This course provides an introduction to the design of integral abutments based on the department's latest criteria. It includes an overview of how integral abutments are designed and how they function, an introduction to how they are detailed, an explanation of the department's integral abutment spreadsheet and how this is used in conjunction with LPile (lateral pile analysis software) to perform a design, an example problem that participants will review in class, and an overview of multi-span integral abutment structures and their unique design requirements.

Instructors:

Lance Savant & Wagdy Wassef, AECOM

Offering(s):

04/04/17 - 04/04/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

ABLRFD Program Training

Target Audience:

This course intended for designers with a minimal level of abutment and retaining wall experience.

Description:

This course provides an introduction to the operation and logic of PennDOT's ABLRFD software used for bridge abutment and retaining wall analysis and design. Course content includes overviews of the ABLRFD program, and pertinent design code provisions in the AASHTO and Design Manual Part 4 specifications. The calculation and selection of ABLRFD program input parameters, a discussion of the method of solution of key items, the interpretation of the resulting program output, and assessment of the suitability of designed elements are illustrated through example problems. Participants will be provided or will be given access to a hand calculation documenting program output. Software use will be demonstrated on example applications.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, a participant will be able to:
• List the abutment/retaining wall types and code methodologies covered by the program
• Calculate the various loadings applied to abutments and retaining walls;
• Understand the criteria used for calculating bearing pressure and pile loads;
• Identify the critical locations for moment and shear in the stem and footing and understand how ABLRFD calculates loads about the critical locations;
• Interpret and understand program output results as they relate to specification checks, performance ratios, adequacy for strength and serviceability requirements, and practical application to abutment design and detailing.
(Revised August 2008)

Instructors:

Rhett Heiple & Katie Clever

Offering(s):

03/21/17 - 03/22/17: Uniontown, District 12

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


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Title:

Steel I-Girder and Field Splice Design (STLRFD & SPLRFD)

Target Audience:

This course is tailored to the needs of the design community graduate civil engineers. No prior experience with the STLRFD / SPLRFD software required.

Prerequisites:

4 yr. Bachelor degree in civil engineering

Description:

This is an introductory course in the design of steel I-girder bridges and spliced connections. Topics covered include: general design considerations in accordance with PennDOT specifications and preferences, economic steel design and detailing options, and constructability and fabrication issues. Attendees will participate in an interactive demonstration of the application of the STLRFD and SPLRFD software programs in accordance with LRFD design code.

Learning Outcomes:

You will be able to:
* Specify common materials that are used for steel girder design.
* Identify material and mechanical properties of structural steel used by PennDOT.
* State the most common guidelines for an economical steel I-girder design.
* Select the most economical steel design options.
* List the applications and limitations of the STLRFD and SPLRFD programs.
* Identify key input values for the STLRFD and SPLRFD programs.
* Properly interpret key output values for the STLRFD and SPLRFD programs and refine input values to satisfy economic and specification requirements.
* List the necessary and appropriate final design information needed to fabricate steel I-girders.
* Identify common erection issues to consider in steel I-girder design.

Instructors:

Wagdy Wassef

Offering(s):

04/05/17 - 04/06/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Introduction to Inspection

Target Audience:

This is a basic course for new Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCI).

Description:

Introduction to Inspection is designed for new Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs). The course will introduce new TCIs to the roles and responsibilities associated with inspection. Concepts to be covered include the role of the TCI within the Department, the daily duties and tasks of a TCI, TCI do's and don'ts, and basic safety for TCIs. The overall course goal is to provide new TCIs with an introduction to the roles and responsibilities associated with inspection.

Learning Outcomes:

The Transportation construction Inspector and the Department Structure
- Describe the chain-of-command to be followed by an inspector.
- Explain why an inspector may need to interact with Construction Unit and Department personnel.
- Identify individuals external to the Department that an inspector may need to interact with.
- Explain the authority of an inspector.
The Daily Duties and Tasks of a TCI
- Describe the inspector's daily cycle.
- Explain the procedure for basic math functions such as rounding, calculating percentages, and calculating averages.
- Convert fractional measurements to decimals using a conversion table.
- Indicate what type of measurement to use for a specified construction project application.
- List the three purposes for which ratios are most often used in highway work.
TCI Do's and Don'ts
- Identify the general do's and don'ts of an inspector
- List the do's and don'ts for interacting with a contractor, the public, the media, and property owners.
Basic Safety for Inspectors
- Identify personal safety do's and don'ts for an inspector at a construction site.
- List an inspector's do's and don'ts for maintenance and protection of traffic.
- Explain the inspector's responsibilities with regard to the contractor's safety program.

Instructors:

Mike Aub, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Offering(s):

01/25/17 - 01/26/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9
03/15/17 - 03/16/17: Allentown, District 5

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Bituminous Paving for Construction Inspectors

Target Audience:

New Transportation Construction Inspectors

Description:

This course is designed to benefit new Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs), and inspection personnel waiting for NECEPT training. It is intended to provide participants with an understanding of the following:
• Field bituminous paving operations.
• Critical observations to be performed on paving operations.
• Sampling procedures for bituminous materials.
• Documentation related to bituminous field operations

Learning Outcomes:

The overall course outcomes are to ensure that inspectors can:
• Explain their daily responsibilities on-site.
• Identify, locate, and use appropriate references, resources, and source documents.
• Identify safety concerns and implement corrective action.
• Identify the paperwork required to have during paving operations and how to correctly complete it.
• Describe job mix formula and explain how the contract requirements determine it.
• Explain proper surface preparation.
• Identify the proper application rate of tack coat.
• Discuss the impact of weather on paving operations.
• Recognize segregation and its causes.
• Explain the reason for compaction.
• Describe sources of supply and follow procedures regarding sources of supply.
• Explain lots and sublots.
• Describe mixture acceptance samples and core samples.
• Accurately complete required forms.
• Recognize what must be documents on a PSA.
• Define and determine how to calculate yield.
• Define and determine how to calculate payment adjustments

Instructors:

Al Leonori

Offering(s):

01/18/17 - 01/19/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
04/11/17 - 04/12/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Materials Sampling & Field Testing

Target Audience:

Department personnel and construction partners; this course was designed to benefit new and experience Transportation Construction Inspectors(TCIs).

Description:

Materials Sampling and Field Testing is designed to benefit new and experienced Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs). The course will provide participants with an understanding of the processes that have occurred (materials supply approval) and the processes that the TCI is responsible for having occur (material testing in the field).
The overall course outcomes are to ensure that inspectors can:
-- Correctly review certificates that are received onsite.
-- Identify appropriate resources for testing specifications.
-- Correctly complete TR-447 and TR-465 forms.
-- Understand the importance of, and methodology for, random sampling.
-- Know how to perform and/or supervise a variety of field tests.

Learning Outcomes:

Overall Course Outcomes:
Materials Sampling and Field Testing is designed to benefit new and experienced Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs). The course will provide participants with an understanding of the processes that have occurred (material supply approval) and the processes that the TCI is responsible for having occur (material testing in the field).
The overall course outcomes are to ensure that inspectors can:
-- Correctly review certificates that are received onsite.
-- Identify appropriate resources for testing specifications.
-- Correctly complete TR-447 and TR-465 forms.
-- Understand the importance of, and methodology for, random sampling.
-- Know how to perform and/or supervise a variety of field tests.
Unit-Specific Learning Outcomes:
Unit I
-- Understand the relationships between the four (4) aspects of the Inspector's Daily Responsibilities model, as it applies to sampling and testing of materials.
Unit II
-- Correctly use a Source of Supply list and the appropriate Bulletins to verify that a contractor's proposed materials and suppliers have been approved.
-- Explain the items found on a CS-4171 form (Certificate of Compliance), and tell when it should be received onsite.
-- Explain the items found on a TR-465 form (Daily Bituminous Mixture Certification), and tell when it should be received onsite.
Unit III
-- List at least three reference resources for testing data, and tell when to use each source.
Unit IV
-- State three reasons why random sampling is required for specific materials.
-- Using the probability tables from PTM-1, exhibit proficiency in sampling methodology for loose and core materials.
Unit V
-- Correctly complete Form TR-447 and Form CS-458A for appropriate material testing.
Unit VI
-- Explain the methodology used in Compaction -- Non-Movement testing.
-- Explain the methodology for removing aggregate samples from a job and sending them to the lab.
-- Explain the key points of observing tack coating.
-- Explain the methodology for removing concrete samples from a job and sending them to the lab.
-- Correctly complete a log in the Concrete Book.
-- State the importance of welder certification.
-- List five components of bridge superstructures that contain tested materials.
-- Explain three ways to check steel deliveries.

Instructors:

Mike Aub

Offering(s):

02/01/17 - 02/02/17: Indiana, District 10
02/07/17 - 02/08/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

ADA Curb Cut Ramps

Target Audience:

This course was designed for new inspectors, new TCI’s and those inspecting the installation of curb cut ramps.

Description:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, PennDOT is designing and constructing thousands of ADA approved Curb Cut Ramps. To ensure uniformity in applying standards and criteria statewide, it is critical for Inspectors to be aware of, and meet, all PennDOT specifications and documentation requirements. Understanding and meeting these standards will guide Inspectors in the inspection of the installation.

Learning Outcomes:

-Describe how PennDOT achieves compliance with ADA law requirements regarding Curb Ramps.
-Explain the roles and responsibilities of the Inspector in performing all duties associated with ADA Curb Ramp Inspection.
-Identify resources to utilize when performing the inspections of the ADA Curb Cut Ramps.
-Ensure all documentation is in place during the inspection process.
-Correctly complete the CS-4401 Curb Ramp Inspection Form.

Instructors:

Pat Wright, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Offering(s):

01/10/17 - 01/10/17: King of Prussia, District 6
03/22/17 - 03/22/17: Clearfield, District 2

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Introduction to Documentation Procedures

Target Audience:

Introduction to Documentation Procedures is designed for new and/or inexperienced Transportation Construction Inspectors.

Description:

The course will cover the inspector’s daily documentation responsibilities, including the purpose of documentation and the relationship of various contract documents and references to the source documents. The course will provide the attendee with an understanding of the general reporting guidelines and minimum report requirements for the Project Site Activity (PSA) and Field Inspector’s Diary (FID). These minimum report requirements are applicable to almost any construction operation. Unique or specific documentation requirements will be presented for the following operations: Clearing and Grubbing, Excavation, Drainage, Subbase, Bituminous Pavement, Concrete, Structures, Pile Driving, MPT, and a limited number of incidental construction operations.

Learning Outcomes:

Overview of Project Documentation
· Describe an inspector’s daily cycle.
· List the five primary purposes of documentation.
· Given a description of an inspection assignment, identify the reference documents an inspector would need to review prior to conducting the inspection.
· Determine whether a source document is field generated or vendor supplied.
Minimum Report Requirements
· List the minimum information a TCI is required to report/record each day for the PSA or FID.
· Explain why each type of information must be recorded and if applicable, where it may be found.
· Describe the general guidelines a TCI should use in reporting information.
Operation Specific Documentation
· Provide a brief description of each operation.
· Indicate what documentation activities and information are specific to each operation.

Instructors:

Mike Aub, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Offering(s):

01/10/17 - 01/11/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9
02/22/17 - 02/23/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Inspection of Pipe Placement

Target Audience:

This course was designed for the new inspectors, new TCIs, and new TCISs.

Description:

Inspection of Pipe Placement reviews the proper installation and backfill of pipe for newer inspectors. Applicable PennDOT standards and specifications will be discussed, as will the required inspections and documentation.

Learning Outcomes:

-List the reference documents and safety requirements to review prior to a drainage installation.
-Accept or reject pipes and other materials based on the CS-171 form and field acceptance and rejection criteria.
-Handle rejectable pipes, including proper documentation and notification.
-Determine if pipe substitutions are allowed.
-Determine sample locations for obtaining verification samples.
-Explain the installation procedures for concrete, metal, and plastic pipes and for a combination storm sewer.
-Explain what flowable backfill is and how it is used.
-Properly document drainage items for payment.
-List post installation inspection requirements for the contractor and for PennDOT.
-Define and describe the specifications and installation procedures for miscellaneous drainage items such as pipe underdrain, pavement base drain, subsurface drain outlets, endwalls, inlets, manholes, and spring boxes.

Instructors:

Mike Aub, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Offering(s):

12/13/16 - 12/13/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
03/14/17 - 03/14/17: Allentown, District 5

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Basic Civil Engineering Principles for Construction Inspectors with Minimal Experience

Target Audience:

New Transportation Construction Inspectors; this course covers BASIC civil engineering principles in the areas of survey, materials, road construction and structures.

Prerequisites:

NOTE: This course is for inspectors with 0-5 years of minimal work experience.

Description:

Basic Civil Engineering Principles is designed for new and experienced Transportation Construction Inspectors as well as new Transportation Construction Inspector Supervisors. The course covers basic civil engineering principles in the areas of survey, materials, road construction, and structures, relating these principles to the responsibilities of an inspector.
The overall course goals is to provide Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCIs) with an understanding of basic civil engineering practices (how things are done and why they are done) and how these practices relate to their responsibilities as an inspector.

Learning Outcomes:

Basic Principles of Survey
· Explain horizontal and vertical alignments as they relate to construction.
· Provide a definition for basic survey terms.
· Explain how survey terms apply in the field.
Basic Principles of Materials
· Identify basic materials incorporated into a project.
· Identify selection and application of materials considerations.
Basic Principles of Road Construction
· Identify basic elements of highway constructions.
· Indicate why each step is performed.
· Identify general, inspector considerations with regard to roadway construction.
Basic Principles of Structures
· Identify the basic elements of bridge construction.
· Indicate why each step is performed.

Instructors:

Al Leonori, Pennoni Associates, Inc.

Offering(s):

12/15/16 - 12/15/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
03/27/17 - 03/27/17: Clearfield, District 2

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Advanced Pavement ME

Target Audience:

Engineers that are involved in pavement design and in collecting the data in support of that design (asphalt concrete, PCC, unbound materials and soils, traffic, etc.) for new and rehabilitated asphalt concrete and PCC pavements.

Description:

The goal of the Advanced Pavement ME course is to train pavement designers on the basics and fundamentals of ME-based pavement design approaches and procedures. The course explains the ME concepts used for pavement designs, forensic evaluations, and assessments of typical as well as specialized design strategies. The course focus is on the models or transfer functions described in AASHTO’s Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Interim Edition: A Manual of Practice.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Describe and understand the concepts and fundamentals of ME-based pavement design approaches
2. Define transfer function and describe how it is used within the ME-based pavement design approach
a. Relationships between pavement responses and pavement damage
b. Incremental accumulation of damage
c. Relationships between damage and pavement distress
d. Relationship between distress and smoothness
3. Identify and list the factors and inputs that have a significant effect on the calculated damage and distress
a. Material/layer properties
i. Determine/interpret material test results for defining the inputs
ii. Design/material/layer features in terms of boundary conditions and assumptions applied
b. Traffic and climate
c. Rehabilitation: field evaluation/forensic investigation to simulate the existing pavement layers
i. Deflection testing & backcalculation
ii. Distress survey (existing condition)

Instructors:

Harold VonQuinots & Mike Darter

Offering(s):

03/14/17 - 03/15/17: Middletown, PA Turnpike Commission - Industrial Park

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

UHPC Workshop

Target Audience:

Bridge Design, Structure Control Engineers, District Bridge Engineers, Central Office Bridge personnel, Bob Horwhat, and Patricia Miller from the Lab.

Prerequisites:

Participants are encouraged to review The FHWA guidelines on the Design & Construction of Field-Cast UHPC Connections, FHWA-HRT-14-084 which can be accessed at the following link. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/infrastructure/structures/14084/index.cfm.
Copies of the guidelines will be provided to workshop attendees.

Description:

Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)Connections for Prefabricated Bridge Elements
The Federal Highway Administration is presenting the UHPC Workshop, Ultra-High Performance Concrete Connections for Prefabricated Bridge Elements to PennDOT. The purpose of the workshops is to facilitate the implementation of UHPC for prefabricated bridge connections by transportation agencies.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will:
- have with a greater understanding of what UHPC is,
- know the benefits of using UHPC for connecting prefabricated bridge elements,
- know where to obtain the information necessary to use UHPC for prefabricated bridge connections.
- have an overview of PennDOT’s UHPC implementation strategy, construction specifications and design details

Instructors:

Andy Foden, P.E., PhD, Senior Bridge Evaluation and Technology Manager
Michael D. McDonagh, P.E., P. Eng. Supervising Structural Engineer

Offering(s):

01/18/17 - 01/18/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Pavement ME - Computer

Target Audience:

Engineers that are involved in pavement design and in collecting the data in support of that design (asphalt concrete, PCC, unbound materials and soils, traffic, etc.) for new and rehabilitated asphalt concrete and PCC pavements.

Prerequisites:

Pavement ME - Theory

Description:

The goal of the Pavement ME (Computer) course is to initiate the training of pavement designers on the use of the ME Design software for new and rehabilitated pavement design. This is considered a beginners course. The course overviews the inputs and identifies where those inputs can be obtained for typical as well as specialized design strategies. The course focus is on the use of the inputs described in AASHTO’s Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Interim Edition: A Manual of Practice.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Learn how to utilize the Pavement ME Design software for design and analysis
a. Identify the key inputs and outputs.
b. Determine how to determine the inputs and where those inputs can be found.
c. Understand how to interpret and utilize outputs.
2. Execute typical design strategies used by PennDOT for both new and rehabilitated pavement design.
a. New asphalt concrete designs strategies.
b. New PCC design strategies
c. Rehabilitation design strategies for asphalt concrete pavements.
d. Rehabilitation design strategies for PCC pavements.

Instructors:

Harold Von Quintus and Mike Darter, Applied Research Associates

Offering(s):

12/07/16 - 12/08/16: Middletown, PA Turnpike Commission - Industrial Park
02/07/17 - 02/08/17: Middletown, PA Turnpike Commission - Industrial Park

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Pavement ME - Theory

Target Audience:

Engineers that are involved in pavement design and in collecting the data in support of that design (asphalt concrete, PCC, unbound materials and soils, traffic, etc.) for new and rehabilitated asphalt concrete and PCC pavements.

Prerequisites:

None required, but review of the MEPDG Manual of Practice would be encouraged.

Description:

The goal of the Pavement ME (Theory) course is to train pavement designers on the basics of ME-based pavement design approaches and procedures. The course explains the ME concepts used for pavement designs, forensic evaluations, and assessments of typical as well as specialized design strategies. The course focus is on the models or transfer functions described in AASHTO’s Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, Interim Edition: A Manual of Practice.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Describe and understand the concepts and fundamentals of ME-based pavement design approaches
2. Define transfer function and describe how it is used within the ME-based pavement design approach
a. Relationships between pavement responses and pavement damage
b. Incremental accumulation of damage
c. Relationships between damage and pavement distress
d. Relationship between distress and smoothness
3. Identify and list the factors and inputs that have a significant effect on the calculated damage and distress
a. Material/layer properties
i. Determine/interpret material test results for defining the inputs
ii. Design/material/layer features in terms of boundary conditions and assumptions applied
b. Traffic and climate
c. Rehabilitation: field evaluation/forensic investigation to simulate the existing pavement layers
i. Deflection testing & back calculation
ii. Distress survey (existing condition)

Instructors:

Harold VonQuintos and Mike Darter

Offering(s):

11/16/16 - 11/17/16: Clearfield, District 2
01/04/17 - 01/05/17: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Target Audience is Consultants and Contractors who use Asta for design and construction purposes – this is different than what is on Training Calendar. 


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Asta Training

Target Audience:

Target Audience is Consultants and Contractors who use ASTA for design and construction purposes

Description:

The Asta Training will emphasize the importance of the fundamentals of scheduling and understanding the departments scheduling software, including Asta Powerproject, the Asta Web Portal, and Asta Project Comparison Tool.

Learning Outcomes:

The Asta Training will address the following to ensure participants will have working knowledge of the following upon completion of this course:
• Fundamentals of scheduling
o Predecessors
o Successors
o Lags/leads
o Baselines
• Logging into Asta Portal
• How to download Asta schedules into PortalCheck in/ Check out schedules
• Progress schedules in Portal and Powerproject
• How to create views within Asta Powerproject
• How to create filters within Asta Powerproject
• How to sort activities within Asta Powerproject
o How to create monitoring charts
• Knowledge of Asta Powerproject files
• Creating a schedule, via Portal or PowerProject
• Importing P6, P3, Microsoft project files into Asta
• How to create a baseline
• How to reschedule branch
• How to do input resource loaded schedules as well as interpret them
• How to use the Asta Project Comparison Tool for analysis reasons
• How to print a schedule within Asta Powerproject

Instructors:

Kimberlee Waiwada

Offering(s):

10/26/16 - 10/27/16: Harrisburg, District 8
11/02/16 - 11/03/16: King of Prussia, District 6
11/08/16 - 11/09/16: Bridgeville, District 11
11/30/16 - 12/01/16: Bridgeville, District 11
12/07/16 - 12/08/16: King of Prussia, District 6
12/14/16 - 12/15/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
12/20/16 - 12/21/16: Harrisburg, District 8

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Using Real-Time Smoothness Measurements to Improve Concrete Pavement Quality and Save Money Workshop

Target Audience:

Contractors, including those that are already using real-time equipment and agency personnel.

Prerequisites:

none

Description:

Attendees will be educated on the fundamentals of concrete pavement smoothness measurement and interpretation. Pavement practitioners will discuss the International Roughness Index (IRI) and the importance for ride quality. This workshop will reinforce best practices for concrete paving operations to achieve ride quality requirements, and will demonstrate Real-Time Smoothness technology as a tool for improving concrete pavement smoothness.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understanding of IRI profile measurements
• Explanation of real-time smoothness equipment
• Effective implementation of real-time smoothness measurements to improve initial pavement smoothness
• Causes of and potential solutions of pavement roughness (bumps and dips)

Instructors:

Gary Fick & Dave Merritt, Trinity Construction Management Services Inc.

Offering(s):

02/01/17 - 02/01/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Highway Occupancy Permit

Description:

This training course shall cover a range of topics common to many HOP applications including: preliminary or scoping meetings; Transportation Impact Studies; construction; right-of-way, and traffic signal plans; and other commonly encountered items such as access impacts, access covenants, drainage impact reports, waivers of design requirements, insurance and bonds/letters of credit. Extra emphasis shall be placed on topics which are frequently seen on comment response letters and/or cause avoidable time delays prior to HOP insurance.

Learning Outcomes:

The objectives of this course are to understand how to:
*Submit HOP applications and plans so they will be administratively and technically complete with consideration given to common items typically encountered, such as access impacts, access covenants, drainage impact reports, waivers of design requirements, insurance and bonds/letter of credit.
*Submit applications to meet Pennsylvania laws and regulations and PennDOT policy and guidelines for HOP applications.
*Produce overall quality HOP applications which will be such that the average issuance time will decrease, and that the number of submission cycles will decrease.

Instructors:

Chris Zivkovich, Pennoni & Associates

Offering(s):

10/18/16 - 10/20/16: King of Prussia, District 6
11/30/16 - 12/02/16: Dunmore, District 4
12/13/16 - 12/15/16: Pittsburgh, Chartiers Valley Intermediate School

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Roundabout Design Workshop

Target Audience:

Designers
Traffic Engineers
Project Managers

Description:

This course is to provide the design professional with the necessary knowledge, skills, and information to be able to adequately understand the design requirements and implications of roundabouts.

Learning Outcomes:

•Describe the characteristics of early circular intersections and present-day roundabouts. Understand the key differences between the two, and be able to articulate to the public.
•Identify the key roundabouts site selection criteria. Identify appropriate and inappropriate locations for roundabouts.
•Identify the key roundabout planning elements and how they are applied in a variety of settings.
•Identify the key measures of effectiveness for roundabout design, and how to cost effectively compare roundabout intersections to conventional intersection forms.
•Identify the key roundabout geometric design principles, and apply these during the workshop to single-lane and two-lane roundabout sites.
•Identify the key traffic engineering elements including signing, lighting and pavement markings for both urban and rural conditions

Instructors:

Pete Jenior, Alek Pochowski, Lee Rodegerdts - Kittelson & Associates

Offering(s):

12/12/16 - 12/14/16: Montoursville, District 3
04/04/17 - 04/06/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

   

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Bridge Scour Evaluation

Target Audience:

Individuals engaged in the safety inspection of structures that are responsible for maintaining the integrity of highway bridges against possible hydraulic-related problems.

Description:

To convey fundamental scour theories and terminology to provide inspectors with appropriate insight to the cause and effects of scour at bridges. Participants will be given background information to interpret and update the recent USGS scour evaluations. The theory and background information will be tied to a detailed discussion of the BMS2 coding requirements for the IN and IU coding items of Publication 100A. Several site examples will be provided for practical evaluation exercises.

Learning Outcomes:

The focus of this course is to provide field inspectors with the knowledge and reference material required to evaluate and document the susceptibility of bridge foundations to scour.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- recognize and understand structural failure, or the potential for failure, due to scour;
- discuss and report information pertaining to scour in terms that are uniform and consistent across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
- evaluate and determine mitigation methods for scour problems;
- identify, evaluate, and report scour information in accordance with the most recent edition of PENNDOT's BMS Coding Manual; and,
- become familiar with USGS bridge site scour reports and use the scour data for future inspections.

Offering(s):

12/12/16 - 12/13/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Condemnation Appraising: Principles and Applications

Target Audience:

Experienced residential and general appraisers who have done little condemnation work.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of Basic Appraisal Principles and Basic Appraisal Procedures or equivalent courses.

Description:

By attending Condemnation Appraising: Principles & Application Training, participants will gain an understanding of the eminent domain process, rules and regulations governing condemnation appraisals, and important issues unique to this appraisal specialty. They will acquire the tools to address issues such as the valuation rules used by different jurisdictions, identification and valuation of the larger parcel, and the estimation of damages and benefits. Additionally, they will examine advanced applications of appraisal techniques and problem-solving in condemnation cases. Participants will discover how courts view various appraisal methodologies. Case studies will be presented to reinforce the application of condemnation appraisal principles

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this training, participants should be able to:
• Use effective page layout techniques to reveal logic and organization
• Create tables and graphic presentations that work
• Reconcile within ranges in a convincing and logical argument
• Eliminate common writing and usage errors to make the reports more professional
• Use appraisal terminology and definitions effectively
• Create energetic prose by the use of active voice and present tense

Instructors:

David Hunnicutt, Appraisal Institute

Offering(s):

11/29/16 - 12/01/16: King of Prussia, District 6

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

   

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION  TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Highway Occupancy Permit

Description:

This training course shall cover a range of topics common to many HOP applications including: preliminary or scoping meetings; Transportation Impact Studies; construction; right-of-way, and traffic signal plans; and other commonly encountered items such as access impacts, access covenants, drainage impact reports, waivers of design requirements, insurance and bonds/letters of credit. Extra emphasis shall be placed on topics which are frequently seen on comment response letters and/or cause avoidable time delays prior to HOP insurance.

Learning Outcomes:

The objectives of this course are to understand how to:
*Submit HOP applications and plans so they will be administratively and technically complete with consideration given to common items typically encountered, such as access impacts, access covenants, drainage impact reports, waivers of design requirements, insurance and bonds/letter of credit.
*Submit applications to meet Pennsylvania laws and regulations and PennDOT policy and guidelines for HOP applications.
*Produce overall quality HOP applications which will be such that the average issuance time will decrease, and that the number of submission cycles will decrease.

Instructors:

Chris Zivkovich, Pennoni & Associates

Offering(s):

09/27/16 - 09/30/16: Pittsburgh, Chartiers Valley Intermediate School
10/18/16 - 10/20/16: King of Prussia, District 6
11/30/16 - 12/02/16: Dunmore, District 4

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

Highway Safety Manual Training

Target Audience:

For job functions traffic engineers, designers, and planning partners will need to understand HSM methodology & Pennsylvania specific SPFs since HSM analysis will be mandatory for design exceptions and HSIP applications. The PennDOT HSM tool is a simple and easy tool to use to be compliant with these requirements. The PennDOT HSM tool incorporates the Pennsylvania specific SPFs which will be used for HSM safety assessments.

 

This course is intended for transportation planners, safety analysts, traffic engineers and highway designers/engineers who are involved with the development of safety projects or traffic impact studies. The Highway Safety Manual is a tool that helps quantifying safety benefits for safety projects and associated safety countermeasures.

Prerequisites:

Participants should familiarize themselves with the chapter outline of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual, have a basic understanding of highway safety countermeasures, and view the online Crash Modification Factors (CMF) Clearinghouse website located at http://www.cmfclearinghouse.org/index.cfm. Participants should also have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

Description:

This is a 1.5 day course. It is intended to give participants an understanding of roadway safety fundamentals, how safety affects different stages of the project development process, and how to predict crashes using HSM models. All four parts of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) will be covered.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Conduct safety studies;
Identify best practices for improving road safety in different discipline areas and project development stages;
Use the PA HSM Spreadsheet to predict crashes on specific roadway or intersection types;
Compare the safety of different roadway alternatives;
Evaluate the safety effects of design exceptions.

Instructors:

Pete Jenior and Joe Toole, Kittelson Associates

Offering(s):

10/25/16 - 10/26/16: King of Prussia, District 6
11/08/16 - 11/09/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
12/13/16 - 12/14/16: Clearfield, District 2
01/17/17 - 01/18/17: Allentown, District 5
02/09/17 - 02/10/17: Montoursville, District 3
02/15/17 - 02/16/17: Bridgeville, District 11
04/19/17 - 04/20/17: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

   

There is no cost for Public Employees, including for example, municipal employees.
Make sure when you sign up through Training Calendar that you sign up as a public employee.

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATIONTRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

ECMS-LP

Target Audience:

Pennsylvania Municipalities and PennDOT District personnel who use ECMS Local Projects for the consultant selection process.

Prerequisites:

Prior to attending training, participants should have the following pre-requisites:
• Basic understanding of the consultant agreement selection process.
• Basic computer proficiency in the use of a mouse, a keyboard and Internet Explorer
Participants should also read PennDOT Pub 93, Chapter 7 and PennDOT Pub 740, chapter 3.

Description:

The ECMS Local Projects training program will instruct participants in the usage of ECMS LP to automate the creation, development and execution of Consultant Agreements to assist participants in transitioning from paper based agreements to electronic agreements.

Learning Outcomes:

After attending training, students will be able to perform the tasks noted below:
• Navigate within the ECMS LP application
• Perform agreement setup
• Review statements of interest
• Submit shortlist
• Publish scope of work
• Publish municipal estimates
• Submit final ranking
• Review technical proposals
• Review price proposals
• Review and execute legal documents and issue a Notice to Proceed
• Process agreement supplements

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez, TreCom Systems Group, Inc.

Offering(s):

08/30/16 - 08/31/16: Uniontown, District 12
09/21/16 - 09/22/16: King of Prussia, District 6
10/04/16 - 10/05/16: Indiana, District 10
10/18/16 - 10/19/16: King of Prussia, District 6
10/25/16 - 10/26/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9
01/10/17 - 01/11/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
01/24/17 - 01/25/17: King of Prussia, District 6
02/07/17 - 02/08/17: Pittsburgh, Department of Environmental Protection
03/07/17 - 03/08/17: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

    

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


Department Personnel can register through their local Training Coordinators.  Training is a duty assignment and work hours may be adjusted to accommodate the training.

Non-PennDOT Personnel should use the self-registration process in the Technical Training Calendar using the links below.  On the 'Class Information' screen, click the Scroll to Business Partner Information button to register.


Click here to get more information about this course from PennDOT's Technical Training Calendar.

Title:

FHWA Relocation Workshop

Target Audience:

Right of Way relocation agents currently working in the field

Prerequisites:

Currently working in the Right of Way Discipline as a relocation technician, agent, specialist or senior agent.

Description:

This Course is a comprehensive overview of the processes and procedures involved in providing relocation assistance to persons displaced from their residence as a result of a highway project.

Learning Outcomes:

The participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic and advanced residential relocation assistance program as relating to federal and federally assisted highway projects, and build on that knowledge to understand broad concepts, detailed federal rules and regulations.

Instructors:

Marshall Wainright and Michele Palicka

Offering(s):

10/25/16 - 10/27/16: Indiana, District 10
03/28/17 - 03/30/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

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