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ADA Training

Accessible Design in the Public Right-of-Way Certification Course

This full-day training will provide attendees with an understanding of how to provide accessibility in the public right-of-way from scoping through final design. The course covers the basic design requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how those needs relate to the broader concepts of designing facilities that are usable, constructable, and maintainable.

This course is designed to provide participants with a detailed understanding of the design of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, signals, etc. and the relationship to project scope. Using examples based approach participants will be guided through a series of case studies to demonstrate the role of effective scoping, outside in design, context based design approaches, and best practices from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This course will provide the context for the role of compliance in the broader goal of accessibility.

One set of dates is being offered through the LRRB to locals and their consultants and the second set of dates is being offered by MnDOT to MnDOT staff and consultants seeking certification for prequalification.  The content presented in both classes is the same. Below are the dates offered by MnDOT. Lunch and course manauls are provided at all trainings.

Dates and Locations

This training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at the specified locations on the dates listed below.

  • February 14, 2018 - MnDOT District 1, 1123 Mesaba Avenue, Duluth
  • February 21, 2018 - MnDOT District 3, 7694 Industrial Park Road, Baxter
  • March 6, 2018 - MnDOT District 8, 2505 Transportation Road, Willmar
  • March 23, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview
  • March 28, 2018 - MnDOT District 2, 3920 Hwy 2 West, Bemidji
  • April 3, 2018 - MnDOT District 4, 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes
  • April 11, 2018 - MnDOT District 7, 2151 Bassett Drive, Mankato
  • April 18, 2018 - MnDOT District 6, 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester
  • April 23, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview
  • April 26, 2018- MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview

Registration

    Complete form and send to TyShana Byrd-Guilmant.

    Cost:

  • MnDOT staff or students – Free, but registration is required. MnDOT staff should register with their district training representative.
  • Consultants - $150

    Special requests: If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us. Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.

Topics Covered

  • The Importance of ADA
  • MnDOT Standard Plans
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Outside-In Design
  • Project Scoping
  • Case Studies

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for city and county engineers, planners, and consultants.  For those who need to be certified for MnDOT’s prequalified list you must take classes offered by MnDOT.


Instructors
  • Todd Grugel, P.E., ADA Program Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Tim Ruska, P.E., L.S., Senior Associate and Civil Engineer/Municipal Team Leader, WHKS & Co.

More Information

Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us

Credit

To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 7.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available on the Minnesota Board of AELSAGID website.

Sponsors

This training is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Minnesota LTAP.

 

ADA Construction Certification Course

This full-day training will provide attendees with an understanding of how to construct pedestrian facilities that provide accessibility in the public right-of-way from initial surveys and layout through the final documentation of Compliance Checklists. The course covers the construction requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and MnDOT Standard Plans and Specifications. 

This course is designed to provide Contractors and Consultant Inspectors with a detailed understanding of the construction of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, and signals systems. Training participants will be guided through MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804), Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250, Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254, Accessible Pedestrian Signals, and best practices from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Course manual and lunch will be provided.

This ADA Construction Certification course is being offered by MnDOT to Contractors and Consultants beginning in the Spring of 2018. This Certification will be required for all ADA construction within MnDOT R/W. Anytime the Contractor is performing work on pedestrian facilities they shall have their ADA Construction certified person on site. The course will be taught in a traditional classroom setting and will end with a 60 minute open book exam. A minimum score of 70 percent is required to pass.

Dates and Locations

This training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at the specified locations on the dates listed below.

  • February 20, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview
  • March 7, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview
  • March 15, 2018 - MnDOT District 1, 1123 Mesaba Avenue, Duluth
  • March 21, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview
  • March 23, 2018 - MnDOT District 3, 3725 12th St N, St. Cloud
  • March 29, 2018- MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview
  • April 2, 2018 - MnDOT District 7, 2151 Bassett Drive Mankato
  • April 17, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview
  • April 19, 2018- MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview

Registration

  • Special requests: If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us. Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.

Topics Covered

  • MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804)
  • Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250
  • Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Best practices from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.The Importance of ADA

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for any contractor or consultant inspector who is working on ADA projects in MnDOT right of way.


Instructors
  • Harvey Unruh, Engineering Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Tim Paul, Engineering Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation

More Information

Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us