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This course provides an overview on the surveying profession including the history of surveying and its impact on the world. Participants will review the mathematics used in surveying and be introduced to basic surveying equipment with an emphasis on horizontal and vertical measurements. This course is 16 hours in length and includes actual field lab exercises where the participants  have the opportunity to practice topics covered in the classroom.

This course is designed for participants both new to the role of supervisor/manager and participants already in management/supervisory positions. Participants will learn how to communicate expectations, delegate tasks, hold employees accountable and coach for development and performance improvement.

Building upon demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the NEPA project development process, this advanced training provides practical tools and approaches to successfully resolve complex environmental issues and challenges. Designed in seminar format, this training is highly interactive and guides participants through the NEPA decision making process, pointing out potential pitfalls and providing the skills and knowledge to apply critical thinking to reach defensible decisions.

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

More than 10,000 Federal-aid construction contracts are authorized by FHWA each year. Those contracts are subsequently administered by State departments of transportation and local public agencies that may not be familiar with FHWA's complex requirements for construction contracts. Recent FHWA program reviews of projects administered by local public agencies indicated that contract administration is a continuing high-risk area that needs additional focus.

The agenda for this course is to teach and discuss the topics of:  Tort Liability, Common Problem Areas, and Risk Management Concepts.  The objectives are to understand importance and implications of Tort Liability Risk in Roadway Agencies, review legal aspects and identify ways to reduce risk.

The Roadside Hazard Identification course will provide information and resources for municipalities to understand the importance of roadside safety and to be able to determine the most appropriate countermeasures. This class is not a design class but will focus on practical applications of roadside safety concepts. For example, it will follow the common theme for roadside hazard identification and improvement: hazard removal, relocation, make breakaway, shield, and delineate.

Safety Edge is a treatment given to the edge of the pavement to prevent vertical edge drop-offs. It is created by a wedge shaped shoe installed on the paver to create a 30-degree consolidated wedge.

This course covers Federal OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous in non-construction industries, using OSHA standards as a guide. Participants will learn to apply the appropriate Federal OSHA standard that applies to hazards present in their workplaces.

This course covers Federal OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous in non-construction industries, using OSHA standards as a guide. Participants will learn to apply the appropriate Federal OSHA standard that applies to hazards present in their workplaces.

This course provides a detailed look at Sections 1 (General Information), 2 (Signing), 3 (Pavement Markings) and 6 (Temporary Traffic Control) of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The training will stress understanding of the MUTCD and its principles, and will cover the following items in detail:

  • MUTCD Concepts and Considerations
  • Retroreflectivity Standards
  • Signage 
  • Pavement Marking
  • Signage/Marking Procurement Fundamentals

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