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PennDOT Trainings

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 Hydrologic Methods and Modeling with WMS

Target Audience: Consultant, Department, and public-sector business partner engineers and designers who work with site hydrologic information and its interpretation.

Prerequisites: An undergraduate engineering degree is required with average computer/software skills, and familiarity with the Internet and Windows operating systems; the course: PennDOT H&H and Permitting Procedures

Description: This course is application-oriented training on the Watershed Modeling System (WMS)program and provides engineers and designers with the theory and practical application of hydrologic principles for culvert and bridge design. Participants will learn how to implement a site assessment procedure to conduct a hydrologic analysis for gaged and ungaged streams in Pennsylvania, including data collection, watershed delineation, hydrologic method selection, and peak flow calculation. This course provides the tools necessary to locate and use land use, soils, and other geographical information system data to calculate flows in WMS rather than using labor-intensive processes such as delineating watersheds boundaries and calculating modeling parameters from paper maps. Instruction on hydrologic methods that are acceptable to PennDOT will include the WRC Method, Rational Method, TR-55, NFF (USGS 00-4189)and HEC-1.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, an attendee will be able to:
-identify which peak flow design methods are suitable for given watershed characteristics and design requirements;
-apply the Rational Method, TR-55, U. S. Geological Survey regression equations, and HEC-1 method;
-implement the WRC Method and Log-Pearson III Frequency Analysis;
-automate basin delineation and calculate basin geometry in WMS with DEMs;
-efficiently use digital watershed data for hydrologic modeling parameter development; and
-locate and obtain digital data sources for watershed delineation and hydrologic model development.

Instructors: Paul DeBarry, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s): 10/20/14 - 10/24/14: 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: PennDOT Culvert Design Procedures

Target Audience: PennDOT and consultant design engineers and maintenance personnel who are responsible for the design of culverts for transportation facilities.

Prerequisites: An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

Description: This course provides participants with the recommended design procedures for the hydraulic design of culverts for transportation facilities. The design procedures in FHWA Hydraulic Design Series Number 5 (HDS-5) will be
emphasized. Examples of the design of culverts and energy dissipators will be demonstrated using the HY-8 culvert design computer program.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify design alternatives based on culvert type, material, shape, and service life considerations.
2. Describe the factors that govern inlet and outlet control and predict how each factor influences culvert performance.
3. Calculate tailwater depth and velocity and describe how tailwater affects culvert performance.
4. Design conventional culverts using HDS-5 and HY-8.
5. Improve culvert performance for inlet control culverts by designing an improved inlet using HDS-5.
6. Evaluate culvert outlet velocity and the need for energy dissipators, and select alternative energy dissipators using HEC-14.
7. Identify design considerations for fish passage.

Instructors: Art Miller, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s): 09/17/14 - 09/18/14: 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: PennDOT H & H and Permitting Procedures

Target Audience: PennDOT and consultant project managers and design engineers who are responsible for the design and analysis of highway stream crossings, or engineers who review H&H Reports. The course is suitable for entry-level personnel and is a valuable refresher course for those with previous H&H experience. Project managers will gain valuable background on H&H and permitting that will be beneficial in the scoping and design phase of projects.

Prerequisites:
An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

Description: This course focuses on requirements and design procedures for hydrology/hydraulics/permitting common to PennDOT bridge/culvert projects. The course introduces the new Design Manual 2, Chap. 10, and identifies significant revisions affecting design, permitting, and scoping projects with waterway structures. The course steps through the development of an H&H Report including the selection of the hydrologic and hydraulic methods, FEMA considerations, scour concerns, and permitting requirements.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
-determine the applicable hydrologic and hydraulic methods for a project site;
-locate and review FEMA Flood Insurance Studies and Maps to determine if a project site is located in a FEMA mapped area;
-select the appropriate waterway permit for a project site;
-identify the PennDOT requirements for an H&H Report; and
-establish design discharge frequencies for PennDOT projects.

Instructors: Donna Newell, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s): 09/09/14 - 09/11/14: 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: Introduction to Highway Hydraulics

Target Audience: PennDOT and consultant design engineers and maintenance personnel who are responsible for the design of channels and culverts for transportation facilities.

Prerequisites: An attendee must have an understanding of basic hydraulic engineering concepts.

Description: This course provides participants with the introductory hydraulics design principals necessary for the design of highway features including channels and culverts. The equations and methodologies required for highway hydraulic design are covered. This course will provide an overview of highway hydraulics and is a prerequisite course for the non-engineers or engineers that require a hydraulics refresher that plan on taking the PennDOT Culvert Design Procedures Course or the Highway Drainage Design Course.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize the principles of hydraulics and fluid flow including conservation of energy, conservation of mass and conservation of momentum.
2. Evaluate uniform flow in open channels and Manning’s equation and identify the principles of uniform flow depth in pipes and channels.
3. Review subcritical, critical and supercritical flow, a specific energy diagram and critical depth.
4. Identify gradually varied flow in open channels and pipes not flowing full utilizing the standard step principles.
5. Recognize pressure head, velocity head, datums, and friction losses relating to friction factors and Manning’s n values.
6. Identify the differences between water surface profiles in mild, steep, critical, horizontal and adverse slopes and calculate a water surface profile curve.

Instructors: Art Miller, NTM Engineering, Inc.

Offering(s): 09/16/14 - 09/16/14: 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: Bid (PS and E) Package Preparation-Intermediate Course

Target Audience: District and Consultant Design Project Managers, Portfolio Managers, District Contract Management staff, and Central Office Contract Management staff.

Prerequisites: Some experience with preparing the Plans, Specification & Estimate package will be beneficial; Bid Package Preparation and Policies Course is recommended, though not required.

Description: The Bid Package Preparation and Policies- Intermediate Course provides in-depth training on developing an accurate Construction Bid Package from a technical level, in accordance with Publication 51 Bid Package Preparation and Policies Manual. Training will be provided on ensuring that technical aspects of the Bid Package are standard across all Districts, in terms of Plans, Design Items, Special Provisions and Attachments. The Project Development Checklist (PDC) will be discussed in-depth as it relates to the Bid Package to ensure consistency of documents across Districts. DBE Goal development will be discussed to provide the connection to the Design Items. Information on selecting the accurate Work Class Codes will be furnished. General Provisions (Section 100s) of PennDOT Publication 408 Specifications will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

•        Ensure consistency of the Bid Package, in terms of Plans, Design Items, Special Provisions and Project Development Checklist, for several technical topics, such as grade crossings, design-build projects, utilities and others.

•        Summarize/discuss Publication 408, Specifications, Section 100s-General Provisions.

•        Select the appropriate Work Class Codes.

•        Explain Bid Package approval requirements for proprietary items, experimental items, road user’s liquidated damages, etc.

Instructors: Sumathi Ravindraraj

Offering(s): 12/09/14 - 12/11/14: 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 but

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

Title: Bid (PS and E) Package Policies and Preparation-Advanced Course

Target Audience: District, Consultant and Central Office Design Project Managers, Designers, Portfolio Managers, District Contract Management staff, and Central Office Contract Management staff.

Prerequisites: Some experience with preparing the Plans, Specification & Estimate Package is required; Bid Package Preparation and Policies Courses-Basic and Intermediate are recommended, though not required. This Course is not for the beginner having no experience with PS&E/Bid Packages for transportation projects.

Description: The Bid (PS&E) Package Policies and Preparation-Advanced Course is the successor of the Bid Package Preparation Policies, Basic and Intermediate Level Courses offered as part of the PS&E/Bid Package Policies and Preparation Professional Development Series.

The Bid (PS&E) Package Policies and Preparation-Advanced Course provides in-depth training on several components of the requirements of the Plans, Specifications & Estimate (PS&E) Certification List documents and incorporation into the Bid Package of: Project Reviews, Permits, Local Agreements, Construction Items, Contract Award Items and others. The proper structure of Standard and Non-Standard Design Item Numbering will be provided to be in accordance with the Publication 51, PS&E Package Delivery Process Policies and Preparation Manual. Information to include in the specific Standard Special Provisions which require additional information will be presented. Proprietary Items’ definitions, requirements and approval process will be explained. The plans revisions process for addenda will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
1. 
Ensure requirements of several components of the PS&E Certification List, such as Project Reviews, Permits, Local Agreements, Construction Items, Contract Award Items etc. are properly completed.

2. Summarize the Standard and Non-Standard Design Item Numbering Process to be in accordance with the Publication 408, Specifications.

3. Define the requirements of selected editable Standard Special Provisions, such as Governing Specifications, Price Adjustment for Asphalt and Diesel Fuel, Equipment Package, etc. with additional project information.

4. Explain the Proprietary Items materials/products/processes approval requirements for the PS&E/Bid Packages.

Instructors: Sumathi Ravindraraj

Offering(s): 03/24/15 - 03/26/15: 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: 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:
Tom Bentz and Keith Johnson

Offering(s): 10/07/14 - 10/09/14: Bridgeville, District 11


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: DM1C Engineering Procedures

Target Audience: PennDOT employees and consultants, at all levels of engineers, designers, and project managers, who will use the Design Manual-Part 1C and are responsible for advancing projects through the Transportation Project Development Process.

Description: This course provides an overview of the requirements and guidance contained in Design Manual-Part 1C and an understanding of how these requirements and guidance should be applied in Preliminary Engineering and Final Design. The engineering procedures course includes guidance on review procedures, approval authority, coordination with agencies and other stakeholders, plans submission requirements, design support during construction.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, an attendee will:
Review and describe and explain Pre-TIP and TIP Project Development Activities, including Scoping Field View, Pre-Tip Purpose and Need, Conceptual Alternatives Analysis, and Cost Estimate. (DM1C Ch2)

Review and describe the considerations and activities of Preliminary Engineering (PE) procedures required to develop an appropriate project including: (DM1C Ch3)

• PE Purpose and Deliverables
• Project Purpose and Need
• Context Sensitive Solutions, Design Flexibility and Fitting Project Scope and Scale
• Project Classification - Oversight Status (DM-1X App. C)
• Programming of Construction Funding at NEPA Approval
• Activities required to Obtain Environmental Clearance (DM-1B) and Design Field View Submission and Approval
• Safety Review Procedures (DM1X App. O)
• Design Exception Request (DM1X App. P)
• Requirements for additional points-of-access to the National Highway System and other limited access highways (DM1X App. Q)
• Design Value Engineering Review procedures (DM1X App. R)
• Scoping-related requirements of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Checklist (DM1X App. S)
Review and describe the procedures, activities, and coordination necessary for Final Design Plan Development including: (DM1C Ch4)
• Public, Public Official, and Agency Coordination
• Right-of-Way and utility coordination
• Geometric Design
• Structure Design Coordination, Type, Size, and Location (TS&L) Plans, Approval of Structural Foundations, and Final Bridge Plan Submission
• Drainage and Stormwater Management Design
• Cultural Resource Preservations
• Preliminary Plan Check and Final Plan Check
• Final Design Office Meeting
• Special Provision development
• Cost Containment policy
• PS&E Submission Project Information and Check List (DM1X App. U), Project Development Checklist, and Contract Management Review
• Final design-related requirements of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Checklist (DM1X App. S)
• Coordination for special purpose project plans such as Transportation Enhancement Projects.
Review and describe PENNDOT’s construction review procedures including value engineering, innovative bidding techniques and procedures, key construction management techniques, and as-built plans. (DM1C-Ch. 5)

Instructors: Keith Johnson and Karl Schreiter

Offering(s): 03/03/15 - 03/04/15: King of Prussia, District 6


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: Traffic Signal Construction & Inspection in Pennsylvania

Target Audience: State, Federal, local agencies, consultants, contractors, and other traffic signal stakeholders involved in the construction and/or inspection of traffic signals.

Prerequisites: Completion of the online Introduction to Traffic Signals in Pennsylvania course or equivalent experience. The Introduction to Traffic Signals online emodules can be found at:

http://www.dotdom1.state.pa.us/ECMS/ECMS_Training_Calendar.nsf

On the left navigation panel choose “By Topic” under Courses and select “Traffic Signals” in the list.

Description: The Traffic Signal Construction and Inspection course was created to address the fact that signal projects must comply with the applicable traffic signal construction documents (specifications, plans, standard drawings, etc.). Inferior work on signals or inadequate traffic management during project construction can create potentially dangerous conditions with liability impacts for local agencies. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to traffic signal construction and inspection issues, including a discussion of important reference documents and technical certifications for traffic signal inspections.

This course is a pilot course and only one-day in length. The breadth of this topic cannot be fully addressed in a single day. The course will be converted into an e-learning course that will include details based on the input from the attendees of this pilot course. 

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Locate applicable Traffic Signal Catalog Cuts
• Describe the applicable Traffic Signal Proprietary Approvals
• List the Traffic Signal Product Approvals process• List the important sections of Publication 408 (Specifications) and its requirements
• Understand and navigate Publication 669 (Traffic Signal Inspection Pocket Guide)
• Traffic Signal Testing procedures

Develop and modify a Traffic Signal Inspection Form

Instructors: John Albeck

Offering(s):  05/13/15 - 05/13/15: 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: Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance

Prerequisites: Although this is not mandatory it is suggested that you have already taken the class of Intro to Signals prior to this class.

Description: The Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance course was created from a need to understand that the congestion and delays that exist on our streets and roadways can be better managed with a thorough understanding of effective traffic signal operations and maintenance. Well maintained and operated traffic signal control projects are essential to this process. This two-day course will focus on the proper elements of a well maintained and operated traffic signal system. The course is divided into two primary parts: Traffic Signal Operations and Traffic Signal Maintenance.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance course, you will be able to:

        List the types of traffic signal maintenance classifications

        Create the types of documents required for maintenance

        Describe typical maintenance activities

        Develop a traffic signal maintenance agreement

        Design basic phasing of the intersection

        Devise an appropriate data collection plan operating a signalized intersection

        Calculate signal timing for both actuated and coordinated operational strategies, including pedestrian clearance intervals

        Implement traffic signal timing and phasing plans

Instructors: John Albeck

Offering(s): 04/08/15 - 04/09/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

 

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: Traffic Signal Design

Target Audience: Traffic engineering personnel from State, Federal, and local agencies involved in planning, design, operation or maintenance of traffic signals or traffic signal systems.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Introduction to Traffic Signals in Pennsylvania or equivalent experience.

Description: This Traffic Signal Design Course is designed to enable the participants to obtain an understanding of the fundamental concepts and PennDOT standard practices related to the design of traffic signal systems within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This course is structured to parallel the progression of decisions, activities and functions related to the design of traffic signal systems.

Learning Outcomes:

·         List the steps required to plan, design, and implement a signalized intersection

·         Devise an appropriate data collection plan for planning, designing, and operating a signalized intersection

·         Perform a warrant analysis using the MUTCD warrants, including PennDOT warrants

·         Design basic phasing of the intersection - which movements will get a separate phase, and how they are numbered

·         Determine location of signal support, displays and detection

·         Design the electrical distribution system for an intersection

·         Select signal-related signs and pavement markings, including turning-movement signs, stop bars and crosswalks

·         Create a traffic signal design report

Instructors: John Albeck

Offering(s): 03/17/15 - 03/19/15: Bridgeville, District 11

(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 Traffic Signals in Pennsylvania

Target Audience: This course is open to all Departmental staff in Highway Administration, consultants, municipal officials, contractors involved in improving traffic signals.

Description: The course is the first in a series to bring PennDOT specific traffic signal training to the various areas within Pennsylvania who work together to improve the current practices of traffic signal design, maintenance, operations, and construction in Pennsylvania.

Learning Outcomes: In this course students will review and understand

        PennDOT’s Publications/Regulations/Law and Overview regarding traffic signals

        PennDOT’s procedures

        The importance of a Traffic Control Device Record Keeping (Asset Management)

        PennDOT’s Traffic Signal Portal

        Current MUTCD

Instructors: John Albeck

Offering(s): 10/22/14 - 10/22/14: Oil City, District 1

(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.

Titles: PennDOT Project Collaboration Center (PPCC):

• Portal Training – 07/30/2014
• Project Site Training – 08/06/2014
• Submittal Workflow Training – 08/13/2014

Target Audience:
Construction Inspection; Construction Management; Contract Management; Project Management; Traffic Signals; as well as any Consultant Manager acting on behalf of PennDOT. Prime Contractors and Sub-contractors associated with PennDOT Highway and Bridge Construction Projects

Prerequisites: None

Description: Three in a series: Provide PPCC users PPCC Portal, Project Site and Submittal Workflow Process Training.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Access the PPCC
• Understand the differences between the portal site and the project site
• Create submittal for PennDOT review
• Attach documents to submittals
• Review submittals in the work queue
• Understanding submittal notifications
• Review overall project status
• Review documentation

Instructors: Mike Lentz, PennDOT

Offering(s):
07/30/14 - 07/30/14: PPCC Portal Training- Webinar
08/06/14 - 08/06/14: PPCC Project Site Training - Webinar
08/13/14 - 08/13/14: PPCC Submittal Workflow Training - Webinar


(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT -Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

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

Target Audience:
Individuals engaged in the safety inspection of bridge structures and who may be recertified for such activity.


Prerequisites:
Successful completion of the Basic Bridge Safety Inspection course or PennDOT's Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures course. Please do not register to attend a Bridge Inspection Refresher class or send anyone in your place if you have not first complete the Basic Bridge Safety Inspection Course or PennDOT's Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures course.


Description:
The objective of this course is to re-certify bridge safety inspectors and to impart the latest knowledge and skills necessary to provide accurate and uniform statewide bridge inspection. Each attendee who successfully completes the course will receive a completion certificate and a new "Certified Bridge Safety Inspector" certification card, effective for a two-year period. This certification can be renewed by attending another Bridge Inspection Refresher Course.


Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • list major PennDOT inspection-related references and FHWA safety inspection manuals, guides and technical advisories
  • conduct an effective and thorough safety inspection for common bridge and culvert types based upon a review of as-built plans and previous inspection reports
  • recognize and evaluate a variety of bridge types and determine critical areas for inspection including fatigue-prone details, common points of deterioration and/or distress and fracture critical members
  • evaluate the general condition of a bridge and the specific condition of individual components by using a variety of inspection procedures, a variety of equipment and different methods of access
  • identify the various problems and deficiencies that can be found at a bridge site and discuss common causes of deterioration
  • evaluate the severity of material deterioration and member distress and assign ratings within an accepted tolerance according to coding guidance developed by PennDOT and the FHWA
  • accurately document field observations using proper bridge inspection terminology with the aid of photographs and sketches
  • based upon findings, write a comprehensive inspection report that includes the appropriate PennDOT D450 Inspection Forms, a conclusion and appropriate recommendations
  • recognize when further inspection, such as Non-Destructive Testing or underwater inspection is required and identify the procedures and types of equipment available and the advantages and limitations of each
  • determine when it is necessary to close the bridge or recommend closure of the bridge, because of imminent danger
  • recognize the consequences of improper inspection or inadequate inspection frequencies.


Offering(s):   
09/16/14 - 09/18/14: Indiana, District 10

10/07/14 - 10/09/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

10/21/14 - 10/23/14: Bridgeville, District 11

11/04/14 - 11/06/14: King of Prussia, District 6

12/02/14 - 12/04/14: Clearfield, District 2

12/16/14 - 12/18/14: Hollidaysburg, District 9

01/06/15 - 01/08/15: Allentown, District 5

02/03/15 - 02/05/15: Indiana, District 10

02/24/15 - 02/26/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

03/10/15 - 03/12/15: King of Prussia, District 6

03/31/15 - 04/02/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

04/21/15 - 04/23/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9

09/15/15 - 09/17/15: Indiana, District 10

10/20/15 - 10/22/15: Bridgeville, District 11

11/03/15 - 11/05/15: King of Prussia, District 6

12/15/15 - 12/17/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

01/05/16 - 01/07/16: Montoursville, District 3

01/26/16 - 01/28/16: Clearfield, District 2

02/16/16 - 02/18/16: Allentown, District 5

03/01/16 - 03/03/16: Indiana, District 10

03/22/16 - 03/24/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

04/12/16 - 04/14/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9

04/26/16 - 04/28/16: Bridgeville, District 11

05/10/16 - 05/12/16: King of Prussia, District 6

09/13/16 - 09/15/16: Indiana, District 10

09/27/16 - 09/29/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

10/18/16 - 10/20/16: Bridgeville, District 11

11/01/16 - 11/03/16: King of Prussia, District 6

11/15/16 - 11/17/16: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

12/13/16 - 12/15/16: Hollidaysburg, District 9 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - Integrating Geometric Design &Traffic Control for Improved Safety

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Target Audience:  Engineers, engineering practitioners, technologists, and engineering assistants involved in freeway and expressway design, construction, and operations including Sections such as Roadway Design, Traffic Engineering, District personnel with responsible charge of plan review of TCD's (striping, signing, other markings), plan preparation, development/revision of standards for the same and Consultant Management staff, as well as consultants performing work on such projects and/or related duties.

Description:  FHWA-NHI-380118- Integrating Geometric Design & Traffic Control for Improved Safety.  This course provides an overview of the inter-relationship of geometric design and traffic control device applications. The primary focus of the
course concerns interchange areas where lane elimination, lane configurations, and traffic control devices on freeways and expressways may present challenges for both designers and motorists. This course addresses lane balance effects, degree of control (markings) practices, arrows (signs and markings) usage, advance vehicle positioning, short
auxiliary lanes and geometric design influences on signing and marking. This course includes discussion and guidance for meeting driver expectations and the human factors associated with roadway geometry and the application, selection, and placement of traffic control devices. Participants engage in group exercises to strengthen and apply the
principles covered in the workshop.

Offering(s): 

09/11/14 - 09/11/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab​



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - ECMS II - Wave 5 - Construction

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Target Audience:  All construction personnel who will use ECMS, or need to understand how it works to do their job. Consult your manager or ECMS coordinator to determine appropriateness of course.

Prerequisites:  Participants should have a working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, etc. ) and Internet Explorer.

Description:  
This course will cover the use of the following ECMS Construction functions: Subcontractor approval, Contractor Evaluations, Authorizations, Work Orders, Adjustments, Estimates, ECMS Field Documentation and Finalization. This course is pertinent to project field personnel.

Offering(s):

  • 01/13/15 - 01/16/15: Bridgeville, District 11 
  • 01/27/15 - 01/30/15: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC) 
  • 02/10/15 - 02/13/15: King of Prussia, District 6 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION T
RAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - ECMS II - Wave 4 - Design

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Target Audience:  Attendees should be design project managers, contract management staff, and design team members.

Prerequisites:  Participants should have knowledge of the Design business process. Must have a working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, etc.) and Internet Explorer.

Description:  This class will cover the following ECMS functions: Project Setup, Project Information, Project Development Checklist for the PS&E, Project Items and Quantities, Design Item Funding, Bid Package Review and Approval, and Addendum Processing.

Offering(s):

  • 10/07/14 - 10/09/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC) 
  • 10/21/14 - 10/23/14: King of Prussia, District 6

 
HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - PennDOTs Bridge Safety Inspector Certification Course

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Target Audience: Public and private sector bridge inspectors, supervisors, project engineers, maintenance engineers, shop inspectors, shop foremen and others responsible for shop fabrication and field inspection of highway bridges.

Prerequisites:  
Proof of completion of prerequisite course offered by NHI (#130054, 130101 or 130101A) MUST be provided to PennDOT four weeks prior to scheduled class date. ONLY NHI's transcript or certificate of training will be accepted by PennDOT. Email documents to: ra-pdhighadmintrain@pa.gov. Prerequisite training must be completed within two years prior to PennDOT's Certification course. Recommended, but not required, is that participant spend time in field at bridge inspection sites prior to class.

Description:  
This course is based on the 2012 FHWA Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual (BIRM), PennDOT Pub. 100A (Bridge Management System 2 (BMS2)), PennDOT Pub. 238 (Bridge Safety Inspection Manual), and PennDOT Pub. 590 (PA Core Element Coding Guide). Training is provided on the safety inspection of in-service highway bridges and includes either two virtual bridge inspection exercises or two days of physical bridge inspection training of four bridges; instruction on critical findings, their identification and response; curriculum on PennDOT's element-level inspection approach; and activities that maximize participant engagement throughout the course.

Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) comprehensive bridge inspection training requirements. Participants also complete a three-day session on specifics of PennDOT’s Bridge Management System (BMS2).

Participants are asked to complete a mid-term, end-of-course and BMS2 assessment, and achieve a cumulative score of 70% or better to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Offering(s):  
  • 09/29/14 - 10/16/14: Harrisburg, 
  • 02/23/15 - 03/11/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9 
  • 09/28/15 - 10/15/15: Harrisburg, 


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT - Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications


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Target Audience: 

1.Project Managers

2.Consultant Project Managers, Designers, Engineers

3.District Contract Management

4.Central Office PS&E Reviewers

Prerequisites: Participants must have some minimal prior experience in developing or reviewing Specifications. Also, the participant must have some knowledge of the PennDOT Publication 408, Specifications. This Course is not a course on generic writing skills and is not for the beginner.

Description:
 This Course provides instruction on the types of highway specifications and the policy for writing Special Provisions for PennDOT highway construction projects. The Course will present effective writing of the Special Provisions to be in accordance with the PennDOT Publication 408, Specifications. The Course also includes hands-on practice in writing the PennDOT Special Provisions.

Offerings: 

  • 09/09/14 - 09/10/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 
  • 04/15/15 - 04/16/15: Bridgeville, District 11 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Bridge Inspection Refresher Course

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Target Audience: Individuals engaged in the safety inspection of bridge structures and who may be recertified for such activity.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Basic Bridge Safety Inspection course or PennDOT's Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures course. Please do not register to attend a Bridge Inspection Refresher class or send anyone in your place if you have not first complete the Basic Bridge Safety Inspection Course or PennDOT's Bridge Inspection Practices and Procedures course.

Description: The objective of this course is to re-certify bridge safety inspectors and to impart the latest knowledge and skills necessary to provide accurate and uniform statewide bridge inspection. Each attendee who successfully completes the course will receive a completion certificate and a new "Certified Bridge Safety Inspector" certification card, effective for a two-year period. This certification can be renewed by attending another Bridge Inspection Refresher Course.

Offerings:
  • 09/16/14 - 09/18/14: Indiana, District 10 
  • 10/07/14 - 10/09/14: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC) 
  • 10/21/14 - 10/23/14: Bridgeville, District 11 
  • 11/04/14 - 11/06/14: King of Prussia, District 6 
  • 12/02/14 - 12/04/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab
  • 12/16/14 - 12/18/14: Hollidaysburg, District 9
  • 01/06/15 - 01/08/15: Allentown, District 5
  • 02/03/15 - 02/05/15: Indiana, District 10
  • 02/24/15 - 02/26/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 
  • 03/10/15 - 03/12/15: King of Prussia, District 6 
  • 03/31/15 - 04/02/15: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab 
  • 04/21/15 - 04/23/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9 

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: PennDOTs Bridge Safety Inspector Certification Course


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Target Audience: Public and private sector bridge inspectors, supervisors, project engineers, maintenance engineers, shop inspectors, shop foremen and others responsible for shop fabrication and field inspection of highway bridges.
Contact the NHI Registrar at nhiregistrar@dot.gov or 703-235-0500 to request a copy of your transcript or certificate of training.

Prerequisites: Proof of completion of prerequisite course offered by NHI (#130054, 130101 or 130101A) MUST be provided to PennDOT four weeks prior to scheduled class date. ONLY NHI's transcript or certificate of training will be accepted by PennDOT. Email documents to: ra-pdhighadmintrain@pa.gov. Prerequisite training must be completed within two years prior to PennDOT's Certification course. Recommended, but not required, is that participant spend time in field at bridge inspection sites prior to class.

Description: This course is based on the 2012 FHWA Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual (BIRM), PennDOT Pub. 100A (Bridge Management System 2 (BMS2)), PennDOT Pub. 238 (Bridge Safety Inspection Manual), and PennDOT Pub. 590 (PA Core Element Coding Guide). Training is provided on the safety inspection of in-service highway bridges and includes either two virtual bridge inspection exercises or two days of physical bridge inspection training of four bridges; instruction on critical findings, their identification and response; curriculum on PennDOT's element-level inspection approach; and activities that maximize participant engagement throughout the course.
Satisfactory completion of this course fulfills the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) comprehensive bridge inspection training requirements. Participants also complete a three-day session on specifics of PennDOT’s Bridge Management System (BMS2).
Participants are asked to complete a mid-term, end-of-course and BMS2 assessment, and achieve a cumulative score of 70% or better to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Offerings: 
  • 09/29/14 - 10/16/14: Harrisburg, 
  • 02/23/15 - 03/11/15: Hollidaysburg, District 9


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors

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Target Audience: This course is designed for federal, state, and local technicians and inspectors who have limited experience with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. Engineers without bridge experience or those who need a refresher in basic bridge design concepts will also benefit from the course.
The level of training provided in this course is basic.
Visit the National Highway Institute (NHI) website at: www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov for further information about this course or the pre-requisite options.

Description: This course was updated in 2010 and provides knowledge of elementary concepts in bridge engineering for individuals involved with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. The course covers the purpose of highway bridge inspections and the roles of inspectors through the discussion of common bridge types and materials, material properties, and bridge components as well as details, loadings, stresses, strains, and deterioration of bridge materials and members.
Participants must complete an exam and earn a grade of 70% or better to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Offerings: 
  • 08/04/14 - 08/08/14: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: TA-TCI Modules


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Target Audience: Construction Inspectors

Description: This is a series of modules that includes Project Overview; Maintenance and Protection of Traffic; Plans Reading; Project Closeout; Project Scheduling – Development and Control; Publications, References and Software; Safety; Project Setup; Math for Measurement and Payment; Materials Sampling; Introduction to Documentation; and Inspection Overview

Offerings:
  • 12 Self Study modules

 

 

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