Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Trainings & Workshops

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August 2015

Integrating GeoTechTools into Project Planning and Delivery

NHI-132097A, Integrating GeoTechTools into Project Planning and Delivery, is a 1-day instructor-led course
designed to promote the integration of GeoTechTools into your agency's practice, in both program development
and project delivery. This course will teach you how to use GeoTechTools to make better informed and
innovative decisions with geotechnologies, factor project constraints into geotechnology selection, and mitigate
project and geotechnical risks with geotechnology selection.

Cost: Free

To register, fill out the registration form and email or send to James Pontius, see further detail in form.

September 2015

Minnesota Statewide Truck-Weight Compliance Training

  • September 3 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Winona, or
  • September 9 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Redwood Falls, or
  • September 16 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in St. Cloud, or
  • September 24 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Bemidji

The Minnesota Truck-Weight Education Program addresses concerns from state, county, city, and township transportation authorities regarding damage from heavy trucks. Explanations are provided that explain road weights during various times of the year, including the winter load increase and spring load restrictions.

The program promotes voluntary compliance to reduce damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles. The goal is to provide information and explanations to attendees on how to haul the most legal weight without violating the truck-weight laws.

Cost: Free

To register and learn more, visit: http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/training/topic/customized/truck-weight/

TRB Webinar: Cold Central Plant Recycling – A Proven Paving Approach Using 100 Percent Recycled Materials

  • September 3 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

TRB will conduct a webinar about cold central plant recycling (CCPR). CCPR is a paving technique that uses 100% recycled materials, which allows contractors to process the recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) material they already have. Traditionally, this technique has not been frequently used in the United States, but recent research illustrates that it may be a viable option for use in higher volume applications.

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

Cost: There is no fee for employees of TRB Sponsors or TRB Sustaining Affiliates who register using their work email address. Other sites must pay $89 per site. View our pricing page for details. As an alternative to paying the $89, local agencies may coordinate with their District State Aid staff and view the webinars at a MnDOT facility at no charge by using a MnDOT email address.

For further details, visit: http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172937.aspx

Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems Webinar Series - Use Phase, Livable Communities, and Path Forward

  • September 9 from noon - 2 p.m.

The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all phases of the pavement life cycle. Under that program, the FHWA has completed the technical resource publication “Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: A Reference Document” (FHWA-HIF-15-002), and is now delivering a series of five webinars to help implement and promote key elements of pavement sustainability.

Topics: Interaction between vehicles and pavement, fuel consumption, emissions, and noise. Urban heat island, lighting, stormwater runoff, and impact on surrounding communities

Cost: Free

To register, follow the link in the Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: Webinar Series (PDF, 205 KB)

October

Inspection and Maintenance of Loose Anchor Bolts for Ancillary Highway Structures Class

This Class will look at typical anchor rod installation deficiencies and their causes will be described and presented. Instructor will provide information about different pre-tensioning methods and some other options to help in-service ancillary structures perform as required during initial installation and retightening after inspection.

Cost: Free

To register, send an email to Norm Plasch at norm.plasch@state.mn.us with name, email address and phone number. Class space is limited so early registration is encouraged.

TRB Webinar: Effect of Wide-base Tires on Pavement Damage – A National Study, Part II

  • October 19 from noon p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

TRB will conduct a webinar about a study to assess the impact of new-generation wide-base tires (WBT) on pavements. This study was sponsored by the FHWA, led by the University of Illinois, and presented at the 2012 TRB Annual Meeting. It will discuss a comprehensive approach, including experimental measurements, numerical modeling, and development of prediction tools. This webinar will summarize the methodology, results, and implementation of the study through suggested modification for the AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design software. In addition, the life-cycle assessment of wide-base tires will be presented.

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

Cost: There is no fee for employees of TRB Sponsors or TRB Sustaining Affiliates who register using their work email address. Other sites must pay $89 per site. View our pricing page for details. As an alternative to paying the $89, local agencies may coordinate with their District State Aid staff and view the webinars at a MnDOT facility at no charge by using a MnDOT email address.

For further details, visit: http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172992.aspx

December 2015

Intersection and Interchange Geometrics Workshop

December 16 - 17 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday) and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Thursday) at the MnDOT Shoreview Training Center

With training, participant may increase awareness of intersection and interchange designs that improve traffic
operations and safety at a lower cost. This session outlines four FHWA Every Day Counts geometric designs:
roundabouts, diverging diamond interchanges, displaced left turn intersections, and u-turn intersections. At
training, participant will: Describe the principals of new geometric designs; Choose an innovative design for a
given location; Implement various designs based on project constraints; and Describe the important geometric
and traffic elements to build safe designs; and Stage the sequence of construction for various designs.

Cost: Free

To register, fill out the Intersection and Interchange Geometrics Workshop registration form (PDF, 385 KB) and either email or mail to James Pontius.

March 2016

Minnesota Statewide Truck-Weight Compliance Training

  • March 9 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Alexandria, or
  • March 10 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in St. Cloud, or
  • March 16 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Arden Hills, or
  • March 17 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Bloomington, or
  • March 23 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Rochester, or
  • March 24 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Albert Lea, or
  • March 30 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in East Grand Forks, or
  • March 31 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Roseau

The Minnesota Truck-Weight Education Program addresses concerns from state, county, city, and township transportation authorities regarding damage from heavy trucks. Explanations are provided that explain road weights during various times of the year, including the winter load increase and spring load restrictions.

The program promotes voluntary compliance to reduce damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles. The goal is to provide information and explanations to attendees on how to haul the most legal weight without violating the truck-weight laws.

Cost: Free

To register and learn more, visit: http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/training/topic/customized/truck-weight/

April 2016

Minnesota Statewide Truck-Weight Compliance Training

  • April 6 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Mankato or
  • April 7 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Marshall, or
  • April 13 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Bemidji, or
  • April 14 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Duluth

The Minnesota Truck-Weight Education Program addresses concerns from state, county, city, and township transportation authorities regarding damage from heavy trucks. Explanations are provided that explain road weights during various times of the year, including the winter load increase and spring load restrictions.

The program promotes voluntary compliance to reduce damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles. The goal is to provide information and explanations to attendees on how to haul the most legal weight without violating the truck-weight laws.

Cost: Free

To register and learn more, visit: http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/training/topic/customized/truck-weight/