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Listed are our currently scheduled courses. To register for a course simply fill out our registration form. If you don't see a course you'd like to take scheduled, you can request training. For more information on Professional Developmental Hours (PDH's) please visit our FAQ page. 

Strategies to Alleviate Traffic Congestion

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm

This 1-day course presents an overall framework for developing a coordinated program to provide a good multimodal transportation service to the community; thus alleviating the traffic congestion problem. Course Objectives:

  • To help participants understand the traffic congestion problem
  • To discuss development of a coordinated program to alleviate traffic congestion
  • To discuss strategies available to help alleviate the traffic congestion problem

Upon completion, participants will:

  • Understand the traffic congestion problem
  • Have the knowledge necessary to develop a coordinated program to alleviate traffic congestion (improve mobility & accessibility)
  • Know strategies available to fight congestion:
    • Existing roadways
    • New roadways
    • Providing transit services
    • Managing transportation demand

Modules Covered:

  • Module 1:  Understanding Traffic Congestion
  • Module 2:  Development of a Coordinated Program
  • Module 3:  Existing Highway Systems
  • Module 4:  Building New Capacity
  • Module 5: Providing Transit Services
  • Module 6: Managing Transportation Demand
  • Module 7: Closing

Professional Development Hours: 6.0

Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Asphalt Recycling

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: October 7, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

This course discusses the advantages of asphalt recycling as part of your road maintenance program. It covers techniques for recycling asphalt pavement, including surface recycling, hot mix recycling (both in plant and on-site), and cold mix recycling. The course instructed by Ed Stellfox emphasizes cold mix recycling, full depth reclamation, reviewing materials, equipment and operations. It also presents recent examples of asphalt recycling projects in several states. The following topics will be discussed: advantages; review of techniques -materials, equipment, and operations for surface recycling, hot-mix recycling, cold-mix recycling, and full depth reclamation.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.

Registration Fees: This 4-hour virtual classroom course has a $35 registration fee.


Gravel Road Maintenance

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox addresses basic maintenance techniques for unpaved and gravel roads. Topics include road materials, blading or dragging, reshaping or regrading for proper crown, regraveling, stabilization or full-depth reclamation, and dust control, with an introduction to road management techniques.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0

Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Winter Maintenance

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

This course covers all aspects of winter operations- planning and organizing, methods of snow and ice control, salt usage, and winter equipment maintenance. Instructed by Ed Stellfox this lesson will include usage of snow maps, formal snow plans, snow plow and salt spreader operation. This course in intended for municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, superintendents, publics works and maintenance personnel, equipment operators, and city or town managers.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.

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Crashes and Statistics

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm

This course is designed to relate crashes and crash statistics.  The relationship is an important component for analyzing crashes and developing mitigation efforts.  As part of the class, we will start out with the on-line Fatality Analysis Reporting System.  The class will conduct on-line exercises to identify crash statistics for their city, county, or state.  A second on-line program - USLIMITS2 - will be demonstrated and the class will run the program.  USLIMITS2 develops recommendations for assigning the appropriate speeds for roads.  Statistical analysis techniques such as significant crash rates will be demonstrated as well as speed surveys and calculation of 85 percentile speeds.  Also sight distances and speed differentials and their affects will be discussed.   

Agenda:

  • FARS Analysis and Exercise
  • Speed Limits and USLIMITS
  • Significant Crash Rate Analysis
  • Calculation of Median and 85th Percentile
  • Spot speed studies
  • Sight Distance and Speed Differentials
  • Mitigation Measures

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Traffic Signs

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: November 4, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

This half-day course instructed by Ed Stellfox  will cover the regulations and guidelines for traffic signs including; regulatory signs, warning signs, and guide signs. A review of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) will also be covered. An in depth discussion of sign examples, installation and maintenance, as well as sign management will be covered.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.

Registration Fees: This 4-hour virtual classroom course has a $35 registration fee.


Introduction to Geosynthetics

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: November 10, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

This course is an introduction to geosynthetics, beginning with a discussion of geosynthetics, what they are, how they are made and how they can be used in a road maintenance program. The course then looks at other geosynthetics and their road system uses, including geogrids, geocells and geowebs, presenting new materials with new applications. Designed for municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public works and maintenance personnel; equipment operators; and city or town managers. This course instructed by Ed Stellfox, will cover the following topics: history; materials (geotextile fabrics, geogrids, geocells and geowebs); uses and applications of drainage, erosion control, reinforcement, separation, and reflective crack control.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.

Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Techniques for Reducing Construction and Maintenance Costs

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Counties and municipalities bear a considerable financial burden with respect to the construction and maintenance of roadways. Inflation, increasing cost of labor, materials and fuel have risen steeply in the past few years. At the same time, municipal budgets have not kept pace. It is essential to conserve resources, find energy efficient and low maintenance materials and to use more efficient techniques. This workshop instructed by Ed Stellfox, will conclude with groups of participants developing a cost control plan for a project.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.

Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Construction Mathematics

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: December 2, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Construction inspectors may need to brush up on math skills specifically related to construction inspection, especially basic geometry, fractions, area, volume and conversions. The class lead by Ed Stellfox is a good refresher, and excellent preparation for the construction inspection class. The course was designed for road workers, foremen, superintendants, construction inspectors and supervisors in need of a refresher, especially in preparation for the Construction Inspections class.

Depending on the interest of the participants, the course may cover: whole number and fractions, decimals (for measurement and payment), mixed operation fractions and decimals, formula evaluation, techniques of algebra, ration and proportion, percentage, hints for problem solving, useful formulas, square and square roots, conversion, and transportation construction examples.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.

Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Road Surface Management

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: December 9, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox provides participants with the basic concepts of road surface management including inventory, distress identification, condition survey, strategies, programs, budgets, and field surveys. A Road Surface Management Systems software demonstration will also be conducted during this course.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.

Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.

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