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.


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Offering(s):

06/21/17 - 06/22/17: Harrisburg, Materials and Testing Lab

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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 Permits-Utility Facilities

Description:

This is a one (1) day course intended for those responsible for preparing and submitting Highway Occupancy Permits for Utility Facilities to PennDOT. It is also intended for utility facilities construction personal.
This class will cover when a utility permit is required, how to apply for a permit, the fees, pre-construction meetings and the permits needed through the construction process. There will be in-depth discussion of PennDOT’s construction requirements. Inspection, testing, final testing and subsequent inspections will be reviewed. Permits required for emergency work will be discussed. Utility owners’ maintenance responsibilities will be explained.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
• Apply for a utility permit and know what to include as part of the application
• Understand permit conditions
• Understand “Supplemental Permits”
• Know what to have ready for a Pre-Construction Meeting
• Know how/when to notify PennDOT prior to work being done and again when the work is complete
• Understand the need for and when work zone traffic control is required
• Understand subsurface utility facility trench compaction requirements
• Understand PennDOT’s requirements for aboveground utility facility locations
• Know when and how to apply for permits for emergency work
• Understand the utility owners’ maintenance responsibilities

Instructors:

Chris Zivkovich

Offering(s):

05/15/17 - 05/15/17: Dunmore, District 4
06/12/17 - 06/12/17: Allentown, District 5
06/26/17 - 06/26/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)


HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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:

SHRP2 Pavement Solutions-R06C Infrared Scanner Technology To Enhance Qlty Control of Asphalt Mixes

Target Audience:

State Highway personnel, contractors, and others (engineers and technicians) involved in the placement of asphalt concrete mixtures.

Description:

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement Association are hosting a half-day workshop to highlight the use of infrared (IR) scanning technology to improve the uniformity of asphalt concrete mixtures being placed in Pennsylvania and other states. The agenda for this workshop (sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration), includes project team presentations, agency and contractor perspectives highlighting the application, benefits, and lessons learned from ten field demonstration projects. This outreach activity will disseminate information about the techniques and methods successfully used by State DOTs to increase the uniformity of asphalt concrete mats to extend the life of asphalt pavements.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the event, workshop participants will be familiar with:
1. Identifying the SHRP2 R06C research and products, with a focus on the IR scanner and the components of the IR scanner and its installation and use.
2. State DOT’s construction and implementation practices which have deployed the IR scanner technology.
3. Use of the IR software to measure the surface temperature differential of AC mixtures.
4. Ten R06C field demonstration projects built around the U.S. and the information derived from those projects, in terms of benefits and lessons learned.
5. Contractor and Agency perspectives on the use of IR for QA and QC

Instructors:

Joseph Reiter

Offering(s):

05/09/17 - 05/09/17: 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:

PennDOT Work Zone Training: From Planning to Operations

Target Audience:

PennDOT employees and consultants that have less than five years experience and hold positions as highway designers, traffic control specialists, foreman, and inspectors (maintenance and construction). Those with five or more years experience may be interested in the class as a refresher and as a means of becoming familiar with changes to work zone guidelines and regulations within Pennsylvania.

Prerequisites:

Prior to class, review both Publication 213 and Chapter 6 of Publication 46

Description:

This course combines the most applicable federal work zone guidance with Pennsylvania-specific information, giving attendees a comprehensive perspective of the planning, design, construction, and operation of work zones in Pennsylvania. The ultimate focus of the course is work zone safety. Employing pertinent PennDOT policies, publications, and procedures, as well as the latest industry research, the course guides attendees from the fundamental principles of work zones, through policy and guidance documents, to the substance of work zone design, implementation, inspections and operations. A workshop based upon a real Pennsylvania highway construction project is interwoven through the course giving attendees an opportunity to develop their work zone design, implementation, inspection, and operations skills.

Learning Outcomes:

• Establish the safety of the traveling public and workers as the foundational principle for all work zone related activities.
• Locate and apply regulation/guidance documents for work zone traffic control.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the work zone components of the Project Delivery Process.
• Interpret plans, assess safety, employ proper traffic control devices, and inspect work zones.
• Coordinate/communicate work zone issues effectively, apply Work Zone Safety and Mobility Rule elements, and account for special transportation needs.

Instructors:

Al Leonori; Pat Wright; Bob Peda; Mark Hood

Offering(s):

05/09/17 - 05/10/17: Grantville, Eastern PA Training Facility (EPTF)
06/06/17 - 06/07/17: Dunmore, District 4
06/14/17 - 06/15/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

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:

Public Involvement for Small Projects Workshop

Target Audience:

Environmental and Design Professionals involved with facilitating public involvement for small or non-complex projects

Description:

A one-day training course that addresses the question of when and how best to engage the public during the development of small, non-complex projects.

Learning Outcomes:

After this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the benefits of effectively engaging the public in project development.
2. Define the needs of the customer and explain the customer’s point of view.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of what it takes to develop and carry out a public participation program.
4. Employ specific tools and skills described in the handbook to enhance public participation efforts.
5. Use the Public Involvement Handbook as a resource for developing a public participation plan.

Instructors:

Dawn Schilling

Offering(s):

05/16/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)




HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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:

Title Searching

Target Audience:

Real Estate Specialists, Real Estate Technicians, and Right-of-Way Acquisition Consultants

Description:

Before the title to real estate is conveyed, a proper examination of the public records should be conducted to determine the true and actual property owners and the status (quality) of that ownership as to liens, encumbrances and other adverses. Because of the unique nature of every parcel and the variety of county public record systems, specific steps, procedures and forms have to be followed to complete this title search process. This course will thoroughly detail that process that includes property identification, accessing the public records, use of record indexing systems, establishing the chain of title, identification/status of adverses and preparation of the title search report. Included in this course will be the requirement that each participant demonstrate their title searching skills and report preparation on a designated property within the local jurisdiction.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
• List and complete the four key steps in the title search process.
• Properly identify the property to include legal descriptions, tax parcel numbers, tax mapping and instrument numbers.
• Construct an accurate chain of title by use of deed recitals, indexing systems or other references.
• Read, review and understand the various parts of a deed, the types of deeds and the recording requirements.
• Research and record any mortgages, liens, judgments, or other adverses found relating to the subject property of owners within the chain of title
• List and explain the various estates in land, limitations on ownership rights, forms of sole or concurrent ownership.
• Demonstrate at the local county records facilities the process of a title search, accessing and recording the necessary information, completion of the Form RW-918 and RW-918B and explaining one’s findings.

Instructors:

John Hamilton

Offering(s):

05/30/17 - 06/02/17: 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:

Section 6(f), Project 70, Project 500, and Other Recreation Grant Guidance Webinar

Target Audience:

PennDOT and consultant environmental and project management staff who are responsible for Section 6(f) considerations and documentation on projects. The course is recommended for all levels of personnel, from more experienced environmental staff to entry-level personnel.

Description:

PennDOT is in the process of issuing an update to Pub. 745: Section 6(f), Project 70, Project 500, and Other Recreation Grant Guidance. This training will familiarize staff with PennDOT Pub. 745 and the general coordination procedures that have been developed for projects involving recreational grant-funded properties. The National Park Service is now more directly involved in Section 6(f) coordination which has changed some of the coordination options available for use.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
•Express how Section 6(f), Project 70, Project 500, and other recreation grant-funded properties can impact PennDOT project scope, schedule, and budget
•Explain recreation grants
•Perform an inquiry to determine if a property received recreation grants
•Identify information needed for meaningful coordination with DCNR regarding recreation grant-funded properties
•Describe the coordination steps required if a project impacts a recreation grant-funded property
•Identify the differences between temporary non-conforming use and conversions
•Identify scenarios when a non-conversion or joint jurisdiction determination can be requested for Project 70 or Project 500 lands
•Apply documentation procedure in NEPA documents for projects involving recreation grant-funded properties

Offering(s):

05/22/17 - 05/22/17: Webinar

(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:

Section 4(f) Handbook Training for Specialists

Target Audience:

PennDOT and consultant environmental staff that is responsible for Section 4(f) considerations and documentation on projects. The course is recommended for all levels of personnel, from more experienced environmental staff to entry-level personnel.

Description:

This course provides an in depth review of Section 4(f) of the USDOT Act of 1966, Publication 349, the Section 4(f) Handbook, and Section 4(f) forms. This course also reviews those changes in policy and documentation for when bridges contribute to a historic district and require minor right-of-way.
The course is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge of determining whether Section 4(f) applies to a project, understanding how it may affect design considerations, deciding what type of documentation is needed, and how that documentation is completed and processed. Proper completion of the Section 4(f) forms is highlighted.

Learning Outcomes:

Following this course the participants will be able to:
•Identify Section 4(f) properties
•Determine if a Section 4(f) property is used
•Recognize the different types of use
•Understand the Section 4(f) decision-making process
•Be able to prepare different levels of documentation

Offering(s):

06/06/17 - 06/07/17: 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:

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

Offering(s):

05/16/17 - 05/18/17: Grantville, Eastern PA Training Facility (EPTF)

(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.

This will be the only class offered in 2017.

Title:

Construction and Transportation Surveying Procedures

Target Audience:

Surveyors; people associated with the conduct or analysis of surveys or the completion of reports involving surveys.

Description:

This course provides survey and associated personnel with the skills, tools, and techniques to better understand and facilitate the completion of District surveying assignments. This will be done by addressing the basic procedures involved in construction surveying projects.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this training, a participant will be able to:
-identify the necessary data to obtain and review prior to initiation of surveying projects;
-become familiar with the required research necessary to ensure that adequate information is available for completion of a surveying assignment;
-understand a basic knowledge of field and office computations to prepare and complete survey projects;
-apply basic computations to develop and verify curve geometry for horizontal alignments;
-understand specific types of field surveys and associated procedures;
-identify techniques resulting in complete and well-documented presentation of field data;
-demonstrate an understanding of baseline stationing;
-understand equipment use; and
-identify equipment testing and calibration requirements.

Instructors:

Dave Archibald

Offering(s):

06/08/17 - 06/08/17: 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:

Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications

Target Audience:

1.Project Managers
2.Consultant Project Managers, Designers, Engineers
3.District Contract Management
4.Central Office PS&E Reviewers
5.Construction Management

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.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the requirements of Standard and Project-Specific Special Provisions.
2. Present the format and writing style for developing the Special Provisions.
3. Write Special Provisions to be in accordance with the Publication 408, Specifications.

Instructors:

Sumathi Ravindraraj

Offering(s):

04/04/17 - 04/05/17: King of Prussia, District 6
06/13/17 - 06/14/17: 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:

Asta PowerProject File Conversion Webinar

Target Audience:

Contractors

Prerequisites:

None

Description:

This course is to teach contractors how to covert Primavera P6 (.xer), P3 (.p3b) and Microsoft Projects (.xml) files into Asta Powerproject (.pp).

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Covert Primavera P6 (.xer), P3 (.p3b) and Microsoft Projects (.xml) files into Asta Powerproject (.pp).

Instructors:

Alex Maliniak & Kristen Swan

Offering(s):

03/28/17 - 03/28/17: Webinar
03/29/17 - 03/29/17: Webinar
04/04/17 - 04/04/17: Webinar
04/06/17 - 04/06/17: Webinar
04/13/17 - 04/13/17: Webinar
04/17/17 - 04/17/17: Webinar
04/19/17 - 04/19/17: Webinar

(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:

ASTA Training

Target Audience:

PennDOT Design and Construction personnel, Consultants, and Contractors.

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:

Kim Waiwada

Offering(s):

04/18/17 - 04/19/17: 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.


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

Title:

Principles of Writing PennDOT Specific Specifications

Target Audience:

1.Project Managers
2.Consultant Project Managers, Designers, Engineers
3.District Contract Management
4.Central Office PS&E Reviewers
5.Construction Management

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.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the requirements of Standard and Project-Specific Special Provisions.
2. Present the format and writing style for developing the Special Provisions.
3. Write Special Provisions to be in accordance with the Publication 408, Specifications.

Instructors:

Sumathi Ravindraraj

Offering(s):

04/04/17 - 04/05/17: King of Prussia, District 6
06/13/17 - 06/14/17: 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:

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

Offering(s):

04/19/17 - 04/20/17: 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:

DM-1 B Post Transportation Improvement Program (Post-TIP) NEPA Procedures Training

Target Audience:

Environmental staff, engineers, administrative and others, both within and external to PennDOT, who are responsible for NEPA or PA Act 120 environmental documentation and analysis, prelimary engineering and final NEPA decisions.

Description:

This course addresses the NEPA/environmental analysis portion of the new Project Delivery Process that fully integrates transportation planning with the project development/delivery processes. This course discusses the essential elements of NEPA including: Purpose and Need, Alternatives, Impacts, Mitigation, Public Involvement, Interagency Coordination, and Documentation. Transition from planning to NEPA will be discussed along with the history of NEPA and the importance of a solid purpose and need statement. The course will discuss the process of developing alternatives and assessing impacts and mitigation for all NEPA processing options – Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements. The Act 120 requirements will be discussed as well. Principles of quality environmental documentation and the importance of a solid administrative record will be explained.

Learning Outcomes:

The course will help you achieve the following:
•List and explain the essential elements of NEPA
•Discuss how information compiled in planning on the level 2 LPN screening form can be used during the NEPA process
•Select the most appropriate NEPA Class of Action for a project
•Explain the roles and responsibilities of PennDOT and the PA FHWA Division Office in the NEPA process
•Describe the documentation requirements of the NEPA process
•Explain what should be considered when preparing a quality environmental document

Offering(s):

04/18/17 - 04/18/17: 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:

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 is a two (2) day course (11.5 hours) intended for an audience of 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.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
• Review, describe and explain the procedures, activities and coordination required to complete the Preliminary Engineering (PE) phase of project development.
o The Scoping Process
o Project Complexity classification
o Minor Projects Design Procedures for Consultant Designed Projects (DM-1X, App. AB)
o Stewardship and Oversight Agreement (DM-1X, App. C)
o Bicycle and Pedestrian Checklist (DM-1X App. S)
o Project Purpose and Need Statement
o Alternatives Analysis
o Traffic Considerations
o Line, Grade and Typical Section need, development and approval
o Design Field View need, development and approval
o Safety Review Procedures (DM-1X App. O)
o Design Exception Request need, development and approval (DM-1X App. P)
o Design Value Engineering Review Procedures (DM-1X App. R)
o Points of Access (DM-1X App. Q)
• Review, describe and explain the procedures, activities, and coordination required to complete the Final Design phase of project development
o Final Design Coordination – Public, R/R, Utilities, other Agencies, etc.
o Right-of-way Plan development
o Right-of-way Plan approval
o Final Construction Plan development
o Structure Design coordination
o Final Construction Plan approval process including the Final Design Office Meeting
o Other Design Issues that may be applicable
o Construction Coordination that may be necessary
o Plan Revisions
o Cost Containment
o PS&E Submission
o Project Development Checklist
• Generally understand Construction Contracting and Review Procedures

Instructors:

Ed Telega

Offering(s):

06/13/17 - 06/14/17: 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:

Section 106 Principles and Practice (Intro 106)

Target Audience:

Cultural resource staff and consultants, and all Department and municipal personnel who work with Section 106.

Description:

NOTE: This course was previously titled "Section 106 in the New Regulatory Environment."
This workshop addresses compliance with the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act plus an in-depth analysis of key issues such as tribal consultation, coordination with the National Environmental Policy Act, using agreement documents, and strategies for avoiding common problems.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course the participant will be able to:
1.Describe the standard Section 106 process and the roles of the participants in that process.
2.Discuss the basic requirements for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places
3.Describe the process for resolving adverse effects on historic properties
4.Identify the two types of Section 106 agreement documents and discuss the differences between them

Instructors:

David Cushman

Offering(s):

06/13/17 - 06/14/17: Carlisle, Dickinson College

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Title:

Advanced Highway Design Skills

Target Audience:

Highway Design Staff

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the Basic Highway Design Skills Course or equivalent experience.

Description:

This course is intended for Highway Design staff, including Level 1 Project Managers in the Design Community. The target audience will be highway design engineers who already have a solid understanding of basic principles and are looking for clarification of topics presented in DM-2 and the AASHTO Green Book.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, an attendee will be able to:
-Understand traffic concepts required for highway design, including AADT, Peak Hour Factors, heavy vehicle percentages and Level of Service. Also understand Maintenance and Protection of Traffic parameters.
-Understand advanced Coordinate Geometry and Surveying concepts
-Gain familiarity with PennDOT’s standard typical sections, and basic roadway and roadside elements, including pavement, median, shoulders, curbing, clear zones, roadside barrier, and side slopes.
-Understand Horizontal Alignment and Superelevation features including circular curve layout, spiral curve selection, horizontal sight distance calculation, and traveled way determination.
-Understand Vertical Alignment features.
-Incorporating geometric and MPT requirements into drainage design
-Designing typical and innovative intersections and interchanges, including
Auxiliary Lanes, Diverging Diamonds, Displaced Left Turn, U-turn Intersections, Continuous T intersections, and Roundabouts
-Incorporating other elements affecting geometric design including Community Context,“Placemaking,”“Flexible Design,” Public Involvement, sidewalk criteria, 3-R Criteria, and ADA considerations
-Identification of key highway design elements in DM-2 and the AASHTO Green Book

Instructors:

Ed Telega

Offering(s):

05/16/17 - 05/18/17: King of Prussia, District 6

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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.

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HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT


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Title:

MobileConstruction-CID-Concrete Book APP

Description:

The Concrete apps allows concrete inspectors to document field inspections and tests of concrete placement at the project site, with features for the ability to remotely access data stored on other PennDOT systems (e.g., Engineering and Construction Management System (ECMS) or Electronic Construction and Materials Management System (eCAMMS)). Once the data is synced to the database, data is available to other inspectors on the project to update with their respective concrete activity. The data collected is accessible via a web application allowing Quality Assurance and Materials personnel to review all concrete activity for specific projects.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes:
• Logon to the app
• Navigate through the app and understand all screen functionalities
• Create all applicable records/reports
• Save and utilize favorites
• Modify created records
• Retrieve and modify all submitted or rejected records

Instructors:

Andrew Brookens

Offering(s):

04/04/17 - 04/04/17: Harrisburg, District 8

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Title:

Threatened and Endangered Species Desk Reference (PennDOT Publication 546) Training

Target Audience:

The primary target audience includes Environmental Managers, Assistant Environmental Managers, and Maintenance Environmental Staff. Project Managers may also benefit.

Description:

This course provides an overview of the Threatened and Endangered Species Desk Reference (PennDOT Publication 546) document and provides guidance on key regulatory and agency coordination related to obtaining endangered species clearance in the Transportation Project Development Process.
Topics include:
* Sections 9 and 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
* the necessary steps for effective agency coordination for state and federal listed species
* the contents of a Biological Assessment
* an identification of the relationships between the ESA, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 404/105 Permitting
* the necessary activities for Final Design and Construction when endangered species are present in the project area.

Learning Outcomes:

Following this course the participants will be able to:
* identify regulations pertaining to Threatened & Endangered (T&E) species
* describe T&E coordination procedures for ESA formal, and informal, consultations
* describe state agency T&E coordination procedures
* describe procedures for non-T&E species.

Instructors:

Andy Brookens

Offering(s):

04/04/17 - 04/04/17: Harrisburg, District 8

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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.

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Title:

MobileConstruction-CID-Concrete Book APP

Description:

The Concrete apps allows concrete inspectors to document field inspections and tests of concrete placement at the project site, with features for the ability to remotely access data stored on other PennDOT systems (e.g., Engineering and Construction Management System (ECMS) or Electronic Construction and Materials Management System (eCAMMS)). Once the data is synced to the database, data is available to other inspectors on the project to update with their respective concrete activity. The data collected is accessible via a web application allowing Quality Assurance and Materials personnel to review all concrete activity for specific projects.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes:
• Logon to the app
• Navigate through the app and understand all screen functionalities
• Create all applicable records/reports
• Save and utilize favorites
• Modify created records
• Retrieve and modify all submitted or rejected records

Instructors:

Christy Fisher & Vadym Salyuk

Offering(s):

03/30/17 - 03/30/17: Harrisburg, District 8

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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.

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Title:

Constructability Review Training

Target Audience:

ADEs for Design; ADEs for Construction; Assistant Construction Engineers; Project Managers; Highway Quality Assurance Division, Bridge Quality Assurance Division and Environmental Quality Assurance Division employees.

Description:

This course has been developed to provide design project managers and constructability reviewers with a better understanding of the differences between a design review and a constructability review, identify specific tasks included in a constructability review and present the best timeframes for incorporating constructability reviews into the project design process.

Learning Outcomes:

•Identify the purpose and goals of the Constructability Review Process.
•Understand the roles and responsibilities of various Constructability Review Team members.
•Describe and demonstrate an effective process for performing detailed constructability reviews in a timely manner.
•Identify issues to consider in developing effective Pre-Bid Construction Schedules.

Instructors:

Doug McInnes

Offering(s):

04/27/17 - 04/27/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
05/10/17 - 05/10/17: King of Prussia, District 6
05/11/17 - 05/11/17: Montoursville, District 3
05/17/17 - 05/17/17: Indiana, District 10
05/18/17 - 05/18/17: Oil City, District 1

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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.

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Title:

WMS Applications at PennDOT

Target Audience:

State and local hydrologic/hydraulic engineers and consultants who have responsibility for the design and analysis of highway stream crossings or engineers who are responsible for the review of H&H Reports

Prerequisites:

Graduate engineer and:
Introduction to Hydrologic Methods and Modeling with WMS course, or
If person has not successfully completed the above course but uses the software and can do the following:
-Automate basin delineation in WMS with DEMs;
-Efficiently use digital watershed data for hydrologic modeling parameter development;
-Locate/obtain digital data resources for watershed delineation and hydrologic model development; and
-Understand the basic hydrologic methods.

Description:

This is an advanced-level Watershed Modeling System (WMS) course to be taken after the Introduction to Hydrologic Methods and Modeling with WMS. This course is designed as a hands-on, application-oriented training course for making hydrologic estimates using various techniques in the Watershed Modeling System (WMS). The demonstrations, exercises, and workshops use a site assessment procedure to develop the hydrologic model for Pennsylvania watersheds with common PennDOT issues. This course emphasizes the use of the HEC-1 and NFF (USGS WRIR 00-4189)models in WMS and addresses more complicated hydrologic modeling issues related to watershed subdividing , routing, and storage.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
-Use digital information to automate basin delineation, calculate basin geometry, create land use and soils coverages, and calculate hydrologic watershed parameters in WMS;
-model subdivided watersheds in WMS using HEC-1 and appropriate channel routing techniques;
-model watersheds with storage in WMS using HEC-1 and reservoir routing;
-use WMS to build hydrologic models with the NFF model (USGS WRIR 00-4189); and
-determine the applicability of HEC-1 versus the NFF model (USGS WRIR 00-4189)

Instructors:

Paul DeBarry

Offering(s):

04/25/17 - 04/26/17: Indiana, District 10

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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.

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Title:

ECMS II - Wave 3 - Consultant Agreement

Prerequisites:

•Understanding Consultant Agreement Selection Business Process (Publication 93)
•Proficient in basic Microsoft Windows Skills
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Internet Explorer

Description:

The intention of the ECMS Wave 3 course is to teach attendees how to use the Engineering Construction Management System to automate "Consultant Agreement" activities. This course does not teach the policies and procedural steps contained in Publication 93.

Learning Outcomes:

• Perform agreement setup
• Publish planned projects
• Submit advertisements
• Review statements of interest
• Submit shortlist
• Publish scope of work
• Submit department estimates
• Review technical proposals
• Submit final ranking
• Review price proposals
• Submit and review legal documents
• Review consultant invoices
• Submit consultant evaluations

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez

Offering(s):

05/23/17 - : Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
06/20/17 - : Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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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.

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Title:

USPAP-PA Law

Target Audience:

Appraisers with Certification in PA

Prerequisites:

None

Description:

This course describes how the latest requirements of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice impact the profession. This course will also include two hours of information on the Pennsylvania Appraiser License Law.

Learning Outcomes:

An attendee who successfully completes this course will be able to:
-demonstrate familiarity with the Ethics Rule;
-define terms set forth in the Uniform Standards;
-understand the requirements for maintaining Real Estate Appraiser certification; and
-understand the basics of the Pennsylvania Appraiser License Law.

Instructors:

Michelle Bradley

Offering(s):

04/12/17 - 04/13/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
04/25/17 - 04/26/17: 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.

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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

Offering(s):

04/18/17 - 04/18/17: 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.

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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:

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:

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 Ravindraaj

Offering(s):

05/02/17 - 05/04/17: Indiana, District 10

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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.

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Title:

ECMS II Construction Wave 5 for Inspectors

Target Audience:

Construction field personnel & inspectors

Description:

This is a 3 day course intended for Inspectors. The focus of the course is directed primarily to Inspectors only. This course will cover the use of the following ECMS Construction functions: Construction Project Information, ECMS Field Documentation, Review of ECMS Force Account Documentation, Authorizations, Work Orders, Adjustments, and Estimates. This course is pertinent to project field personnel.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants shall be able to:
• Maintain Construction Project Information
• Submit and Review Project Site Activity Reports
• Add/modify Plan Station Quantity
• Document Daily Force Account activities
• Review Authorization for Contract Work
• Review of Work Orders
• Review Source of Supply
• Review of Estimates

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez

Offering(s):

02/14/17 - 02/16/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
02/28/17 - 03/02/17: King of Prussia, District 6
04/04/17 - 04/06/17: Bridgeville, District 11

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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.

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Title:

ECMS II Construction Wave 5 for Inspector-in-Charge (IIC)

Target Audience:

Construction Inspector-in-Charge

Description:

This is a 3 day course intended for Inspectors-in-Charge. The focus of the course is directed primarily to Inspectors-in-Charge only. This course will cover the use of the following ECMS Construction functions: Construction Project Information, ECMS Field Documentation, ECMS Force Account Documentation, Authorizations, Work Orders, Adjustments, Estimates, Contractor Evaluations and Finalization.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants shall be able to:
• Maintain Construction Project Information
• Review Project Site Activity Reports
• Review Authorization for Contract Work
• Submit Work Orders for Review
• Document Daily Force Account activities
• Review Source of Supply
• Submit Payment Adjustments and Estimates
• Submit Contractor Evaluations
• Review Finalization Process

Instructors:

Samantha Lopez

Offering(s):

03/21/17 - 03/23/17: Bridgeville, District 11
05/02/17 - 05/04/17: King of Prussia, District 6

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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:

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 Ravindraaj

Offering(s):

05/16/17 - 05/18/17: King of Prussia, District 6

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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.

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Title:

Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Design

Target Audience:

PennDOT, consultant, conservation district, and regulatory agency designers and engineers who are responsible for developing or reviewing E&S plans. The course is suitable for entry-level personnel and is a valuable refresher course for those with previous E&S design experience. New information related to E&S design and plan preparation will be presented.

Prerequisites:

An attendee must have an understanding of basic engineering concepts.

Description:

This course thoroughly examines erosion and sediment (E&S) pollution control concepts and design procedures as they apply to PennDOT construction projects. The course provides the designer/engineer with the guidance and direction to evaluate the Department's E&S design options by addressing a broad range of issues related to design. The PennDOT Drainage Manual, PA DEP’s E&S Manual, and other documents relevant to E&S will be highlighted. The recent changes to 25 Pa. Code 102 and how they affect PennDOT plans will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the background, theory, and application of common erosion control concepts.
2. Identify applicable PA Code, Title 25, Chapter 102 regulations and the roles of PA DEP, county conservation districts, and municipalities with regard to E&S.
3. Design effective erosion stabilization measures, including seed and mulch specifications, channel lining, outlet protection, etc.
4. Design effective sediment control measures, including compost filter socks, sediment traps and basins, inlet protection, etc.
5. Design effective in-stream E&S measures, including causeways, cofferdams, stream diversion, etc.
6. Implement effective sequencing of E&S controls, and develop a best management practice maintenance schedule per NPDES guidelines.
7. Communicate a well-designed E&S plan through effective drawings and narratives that conform to PennDOT standards and Chapter 102 requirements.

Instructors:

Jeff MacKay

Offering(s):

06/27/17 - 06/29/17: Montoursville, District 3

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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.

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Title:

Highway Drainage Design

Target Audience:

PennDOT and consultant design engineers who are responsible for the design of roadway drainage facilities. The course is suitable for entry-level personnel and is a valuable refresher course for those with previous drainage design experience.

Prerequisites:

Two-year engineering associate’s degree or equivalent experience, and familiarity with PennDOT H&H policies and procedures

Description:

Highway Drainage Design is an application-oriented training course for the design of stormwater conveyance systems based on Chapter 10 of PennDOT Design Manual 2, the PennDOT Drainage Manual, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Urban Drainage Design Manual (HEC-22). The course introduces fundamental hydrologic and hydraulic theory, and provides practical instruction in design of pavement drainage and conveyance systems. Through workshops and design examples, participants will learn how to configure highway drainage systems and implement procedures for highway drainage design including evaluation of gutter and roadside swale flow, determining grate and inlet capacities, and overall sizing of stormwater conveyance systems.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Apply the Rational Method for inlet and storm sewer conveyance system design.
2. Compute gutter flow quantities and relate them to the spread of stormwater on roadway surfaces.
3. Assess inlet capacities and efficiencies for various grate and inlet types.
4. Determine appropriate roughness coefficients for use in evaluating storm sewer system friction losses.
5. Evaluate energy losses at catch-basins, manholes, and other stormwater conveyance system components.
6. Determine initial storm sewer pipe sizes based on gravity flow conditions.
7. Identify appropriate tailwater conditions at the discharge point of stormwater conveyance systems.
8. Use energy principles to perform a hydraulic grade line evaluation for final confirmation of the storm sewer system design.

Instructors:

Scott Brown

Offering(s):

05/08/17 - 05/11/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)

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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.

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Title:

Introduction to Hydraulic Methods and HEC-RAS

Target Audience:

Consultant and Department engineers who are responsible for the hydraulic design and analysis for bridges or culverts. The course is suitable for entry-level engineers.

Prerequisites:

PennDOT H&H and Permitting Procedures

Description:

This course is application-oriented training on use of the US Army Corps of Engineers' Hydraulic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) program. HEC-RAS models steady, gradually-varied, one-dimensional open channel flow using the Standard Step Method for water surface profile computations. The course introduces the theory and practical application of open channel flow hydraulics for culvert and bridge design using a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. Participants learn how to implement a procedure to conduct a hydraulic analysis for culvert and bridge crossings in Pennsylvania. The analysis includes site assessment, cross-section data collection, hydraulic method selection, interpretation of output, and comparison of existing and proposed conditions.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, an attendee will be able to:
-apply conservation of mass, energy, and momentum principles as they relate to open channel flow and waterway obstructions and encroachments;
-identify the data requirements for water surface profile computations;
-create geometric data files in HEC-RAS;
-select appropriate model variables such as Manning's n values, contraction/expansion coefficients, culvert loss coefficients, and ineffective flow areas;
-model fish baffles in box culverts;
-create HEC-RAS flow data files with appropriate boundary conditions;
-locate the most important output data, including summary output tables and errors/warnings and implement the results; and
-troubleshoot typical model errors and work around program bugs.

Instructors:

Rachel Tereska & Donna Newell

Offering(s):

05/08/17 - 05/12/17: Oil City, District 1
05/15/17 - 05/19/17: 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:

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

Offering(s):

05/17/17 - 05/19/17: 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:

IRWA Mobile Home Relocation

Target Audience:

Experienced right of way practitioners working in relocation assistance

Description:

This course is designed for the experienced practitioner involved in providing relocation assistance to mobile home occupants, either as owners or tenants of the coach and/or-site. The course covers mobile homes, real or personal property, categories of mobile home displaces and general relocation benefits for mobile home occupants. It also discusses typical problems presented by mobile home relocations such as zoning, replacement resources and entry requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning outcomes include the discussion of the following:
• Typical problems presented by mobile home relocations, zoning replacement resources, entry requirements
• Mobile homes: real property or personal property
• General relocation benefits for mobile home occupants: advisory assistance, moving and related expenses
• Categories of mobile home displaces

Instructors:

Robert Merryman

Offering(s):

03/22/17 - 03/22/17: Indiana, District 10

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)

 

HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

NOTE: The Target Audience of this course has changed since the announcement sent on Monday. “Internal PennDOT staff, along with consultants and contractors who use ASTA for design and construction purposes.”


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:

Construction personnel located in PennDOT’s 11 Districts

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:

Kim Waiwada

Offering(s):

02/22/17 - 02/23/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
02/28/17 - 03/01/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
03/16/17 - 03/17/17: Hollidaysburg, District 9
03/28/17 - 03/29/17: King of Prussia, District 6
04/11/17 - 04/12/17: Bridgeville, District 11
04/25/17 - 04/26/17: Harrisburg, Riverfront Office Center (ROC)
05/09/17 - 05/10/17: Clearfield, District 2
05/23/17 - 05/24/17: King of Prussia, District 6
06/06/17 - 06/07/17: Bridgeville, District 11

(See the Technical Training Calendar for further information.)



 




 


 


 

 


   



 


 

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