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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. 

Gravel Road Maintenance

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 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 $65 registration fee.


Introduction to Geosynthetics

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: August 27, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

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 $65 registration fee.


Basic Drainage

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox emphasizes the importance of good drainage with discussions of water and its effects on roads, problems caused by improper drainage, and ways to handle these problems. It covers types of drainage facilities, ranging from ditches, culverts, subdrains, inlets and end structures. Their uses, materials, installation and maintenance as well as erosion control are addressed. It also introduces geosynthetic drainage applications. The following topics will be covered: importance of drainage, characteristics of water, system maintenance, drainage principles, surface and subsurface drainage, ditches, driveways, drainage culverts – materials and placement, headwalls, endwalls and inlets, erosion control, and geosynthetics in drainage.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: This 6 hour virtual classroom course has a $65 registration fee.


Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm

To transfer to each participant the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to diagnose safety issues associated with pedestrian and bicyclist safety and the selection of appropriate countermeasures to address those issues. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Define vulnerable road users (pedestrians and bicyclists)
  • Describe their needs
  • Diagnose their crash causes
  • Select proper countermeasures
  • Identify safety-related geometric design elements
  • Develop an action plan

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: This 6 hour virtual classroom course has a $65 registration fee.


Introduction to Temporary Traffic Control

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Objectives:

  • To present an introductory overview of temporary traffic control in work zones standards and guidelines applicable in the State of Maryland
  • To give participants the knowledge needed to install and remove temporary traffic control devices in work zones in the State of Maryland
  • To enable participants to provide for the safest and most efficient temporary traffic control in work zones in the State of Maryland

 Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the elements of temporary traffic control
  • Know current SHA practices and the standards applicable to highway work zones

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: This 6 hour virtual classroom course has a $65 registration fee.


Flagger Certification

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: September 17, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Objectives:

  • Learn how to be a safe and effective flagger
  • Certify participants as flaggers (American Traffic Safety Services Association)

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe why proper flagger operations are important
  • List abilities of a good flagger
  • Use standard references as they pertain to flagger control
  • Know proper flagging signals and procedures
  • Know flagger practices for various typical situations

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: This 4 hour virtual classroom course has a $65 registration fee.


Asphalt Roads Common Maintenance Problems

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: October 6, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Municipal employees with road maintenance responsibilities should understand the causes of common maintenance problems on asphalt roads and be  familiar with proper repair materials and methods. This course instructed by Ed Stellfox discusses causes and repair procedures for common problems such as cracking, potholes, rutting, corrugations, etc. The procedures cover materials, equipment, and techniques for lasting repairs. Also included, a brief discussion of surface treatment.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: This 4 hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Traffic Signs

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: October 13, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

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 $45 registration fee.


Winter Maintenance

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: October 20, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 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 $65 registration fee.


Asphalt Resurfacing

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

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 $45 registration fee.


Preventive Pavement Maintenance

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: November 19, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm

This course is the first step in making your asphalt pavements last longer at lower costs. The course instructed by Ed Stellfox covers preventive maintenance treatments such as chip seals, slurry seals, and micro-surfacing and discusses when and where each technique could be effective. It presents application methods, including preparation, materials, equipment, operations and safety, along with practical tips on how to avoid trouble.
This course is open to municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public 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 $65 registration fee.


Asphalt Recycling

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: December 3, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

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 $45 registration fee.


Road Surface Management

Location: Virtual Classroom (limited seats available)
Date: December 8, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 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 $65 registration fee.

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