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Technical Certification

Required for construction and/or materials testing technicians on highway construction projects

Worker Memorial

"To honor those who lost their lives while working to construct and maintain highway projects across the state of Minnesota."



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 2014 will began October 1, 2013

 

Flagger Train the Trainer
MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
February 28, 2014
THIS CLASS IS FULL

MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
March 28, 2014
THIS CLASS IS FULL

MnDOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
April 11, 2014

 

This course is used to qualify contractor's personnel to train employees to act as flaggers on Mn/DOT construction projects. Attendees will meet requirement of the new Mn/DOT 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.

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

 


Flagger Train the Trainer Re-qualification
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
Mn/DOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
February 13, 2014

 

Mn/DOT personnel registration
Public registration

This course is designed for project level engineers, supervisors and traffic engineers from Mn/DOT, 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.

 



Mn/DOT Traffic Control Supervisor
Mn/DOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
February 24-26, 2014
THIS CLASS IS FULL

 

 

Mn/DOT Training & Conference Center (Map)

March 10-12, 2014 THIS CLASS IS FULL

 

Mn/DOT St. Cloud Office and Training Center (Map)

March 24-26, 2014 THIS CLASS IS FULL


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 Mn/DOT projects and will make use of actual traffic control plans. Other subjects covered are work zone speed limits, use of portable concrete barrier and the NCHRP 350 crash requirements. Click here for more information on this class.

 

 

 


 

Mn/DOT Traffic Control Supervisor Recertification
Mn/DOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
February 27, 2014
THIS CLASS IS FULL

 

On-Line Recertification February 10-14, 2014 & March 3-7, 2014

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


This one day training course is designed for those who have been certified as MN/DOT 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.




 

Plan Reading

 

THIS CLASS WILL NOT BE OFFERED THIS YEAR.



This course will provide an in-depth study of a complex urban grading plan to agency and non-agency inspectors. Use of the plan for the purposes of contract administration will be emphasized. Students will acquire a working knowledge of how plans and special provisions define the project. Critical elements of the plan, their location, and relationship to each other will be discussed. Organization of title, layout, quantity, and tabulation sheets and how they are linked to staging, topography, and construction plan sheets will be explained. Use of typical sections, cross sections and profiles will be demonstrated. This course contains detailed review on the use of mathematics related to plan usage. (Slopes, grades, stationing, areas and volumes are especially useful to less experienced students).


 


 

Contract Administration 101 (Local Agencies)
Mn/DOT Training & Conference Center (Map)
February 12, 2014

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 

Mn/DOT Training & Conference Center (Map)

April 3, 2014

THIS CLASS IS FULL

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 CLASS WILL NOT BE OFFERED THIS YEAR.

 



This course is designed for all project level engineers and supervisors from Mn/DOT, 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.

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