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Training Classes

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The following is a list of Work Zone Safety and Speciality classes
that will be offered this coming training season.

Registration for 2015 starts October 1, 2014

Flagger Train the Trainer


This course is used to qualify contractor's personnel to train employees to act as flaggers on MnDOT construction projects. Attendees will meet requirement of the new MnDOT flagger training language contained in the traffic control special provision of selected jobs. The course includes review of Field Manual flagger requirements and related layout, discussion of safe practices, flagger attire, and flagger responsibilities.

Registration taken through Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Assoc.


MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
February 27, 2015

THE CLASS FOR THIS DATE IS FULL.

MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
March 24, 2015

THE CLASS FOR THIS DATE IS FULL.

MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
April 3, 2015

More information and Checklist can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/const/wzs/flagger.html

Flagger Train the Trainer Re-qualification Online


You are now able to re-qualify for the Flagger Train the Trainer class online. A link to the online re-qualification site is provided below. The site includes an e-learning presentation and short questionnaire. It take about 15-20 minutes to review this material.
Click here for access to the Flagger Train the Trainer Re-Qualification PowerPoint.



Traffic Control Overview


This course is designed for project level engineers, supervisors and traffic engineers from MnDOT, Local agencies and engineering consultants. Students will be exposed to traffic control special provisions standard language and instructions for use when writing time and traffic for highway projects. Emphasis will be placed on projects such as bituminous mill and overlay, concrete rehabilitation, and others that are short term in nature. Other subjects covered will be work zone speed limits, use of portable concrete barrier, and drop off policy.

MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
February 12, 2015

THE CLASS FOR THIS DATE IS FULL.


MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisor

This three day training course is designed for Traffic Control Supervisors who will be working in Minnesota on state projects. Topics covered in the course will include principles and setup of temporary traffic controls, summary of traffic control special provisions for MnDOT projects and will make use of actual traffic control plans. Other subjects covered are work zone speed limits, use of portable concrete barrier and crash testing requirements. Click here for more information on this class.

MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)

February 23-25, 2015

THE CLASS FOR THIS DATE IS FULL.

MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
March 2-4, 2015

THE CLASS FOR THIS DATE IS FULL.

MnDOT St. Cloud Office and Training Center (Map)
April 7-9, 2015

THE CLASS FOR THIS DATE IS FULL.

Public registration


MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisor Recertification

This one day training course is designed for those who have been certified as MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisors and need to renew their certification. Classroom lecture will focus on the lastest changes in technology and specifications related to Traffic Control. Upon passing a written examination students will maintain their certification.

MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
February 26, 2015

MnDOT personnel registration
Public registration

On-Line Recertification March 9-13, 2015 & March 23-27, 2015

Click here for information on the on-line recertification classes.


Contract Administration 101 (Local Agencies)


THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE OFFERED THIS YEAR.


This course is designed to explain changes to Division I of the new Standard Specifications for Construction and how to administer these changes. New Specifications and significant changes to the spec book will be covered, including, but not limited to: 1402, “Contract Revisions”, 1403, “Notification for Contract Revisions”, 1803, “Progress Schedules,” 1806, “Determination and Extension of Contract Time,” 1903, “Compensation for Altered Quantities”, and 1904, “Compensation for Contract Revisions.” Special emphasis will be placed on contract changes including force account with an additional emphasis placed on pro-active contractor relations in order to avoid problems.


Contract Time


This course is designed for all project level engineers and supervisors from MnDOT, local agencies, and engineering consultants. Students will be given background on national contract trends as well as the contract award process. Contract time specifications and special provisions will be discussed in depth. Students will be given guidance on innovative time methods such as lane rental, A + B, and incentives. Real world case studies will be cited and group exercises will allow students to participate in actual contract time preparation.

MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
March 6, 2015

MnDOT personnel registration
Public registration

 


MnDOT Sign Installation - Information Session

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is offering a free SIGN INSTALLATION INFORMATION SESSION. This informational session is designed to review sign installation, standards, practices and field issues. This session will include a review of:

  • Typical installation sheets
  • Structure hardware (u-channel, square tube, etc…)
  • Structure type post spacing charts and comparisons
  • Crashworthy requirements, practices and recommendations
  • Typical field installations and issues
  • Sign fabrication standards and quality control



MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
March 11, 2015

Public registration

 

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