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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. 

Construction Mathematics

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: April 29, 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.

*Participants should have a calculator, scale, straight edge and a notebook.

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


Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists 

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: May 6, 2021
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Pedestrians and bicyclists are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motorized traffic perhaps neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians and bicyclists. This course, instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian and bicyclist safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users. The course includes an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements and students will be exposed to various design elements (through virtual presentation). Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered. Upon Completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand pedestrian and bicyclist traffic
  • Describe their needs,
  • Diagnose crash causes
  • Select proper countermeasures
  • Identify safety-related geometric design elements (including roundabouts and bicycle lanes), and
  • Describe disable pedestrian considerations as per the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The following modules will be covered:

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Infrastructure Safety Management
  3. Understanding Pedestrians and Bicyclists
  4. Pedestrians and Bicyclists Countermeasures
  5. ADA Requirements
  6. Roundabouts
  7. Development of a Safety Action Plan

Audience: Engineer, Safety and Roadway Designers as well as individuals with Traffic/Transportation interests.
Registration Fees: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Asphalt Resurfacing

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: May 13, 2021 
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox reviews the various asphalt mixes, their components and their uses. Asphalt resurfacing procedures are covered, including preparation, material, equipment, operation and safety. Special emphasis is placed on proper rolling and compaction of the asphalt overlay. Superpave mix design is discussed as well.

Municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public works and maintenance personnel; equipment operators; and city or town managers are encouraged to attend.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: This 4-hour virtual classroom course has a $35 registration fee.

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Intersection Design and Impacts on Safety and Capacity

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: May 18, 2021 
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm

The Intersection Design course will address how design affects the safety and capacity of the intersection.  The course will start with the determination of whether to signalize an intersection.  Signal warrants will be discussed and the class participant will conduct a warrant exercise.  For the rest of the class geometric design issues will be addressed.  Design features covered include deceleration lanes, corner   clearance, vehicle corner clearance, and corner radiu

Also, functional areas of an intersection will be defined and an exercise to calculate the functional area will be conducted.  A quick review of roundabout design and a comparison will be made of roundabouts versus intersections will be presented.

Finally, the class will end with a summary discussion of how design affects intersection capacity. 

 Agenda:

  • Warrants and Warrant Exercise
  • Geometric Design
  • Deceleration Lanes
  • Corner Clearances
  • Functional Areas
  • Vehicle Clearances
  • Roundabout Design Summary
  • How Design Affects Capacity

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


Crashes and Statistics

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: May 19, 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 AnalysisCalculation 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.


Road Surface Management

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: May 27, 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.


Traffic Signs

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: June 10, 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.


Asphalt Recycling

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: July 29, 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.

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Gravel Road Maintenance

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: August 12, 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.


Introduction to Geosynthetics

Location: Virtual Classroom 
Date: August 26, 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.


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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