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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.

The training is offered to MnDOT staff and consultants seeking certification for prequalification.  The content is being presented by MnDOT staff. Course dates by location are below. Lunch and course manuals 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 (Class size 60)
  • February 21, 2018 - MnDOT District 3, 7694 Industrial Park Road, Baxter (Class size 60)
  • March 6, 2018 - MnDOT District 8, 2505 Transportation Road, Willmar (Class size 60)
  • March 23, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)
  • March 28, 2018 - MnDOT District 2, 3920 Hwy 2 West, Bemidji (Class size 36)
  • April 3, 2018 - MnDOT District 4, 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes (Class size 60)
  • April 11, 2018 - MnDOT District 7, 2151 Bassett Drive, Mankato (Class size 60)
  • April 18, 2018 - MnDOT District 6, 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester (Class size 60)
  • April 23, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)
  • April 26, 2018- MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)

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
    *Limited to 10 per firm; others will be wait listed and admitted if space permits.


    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 MnDOT designers, project managers, and any personnel interested in learning more about ADA.  This class is recommended for both new employees as well as those who have experience working with ADA. 

Consultants on MnDOT’s Roadway Design Prequalification list will be required to have taken this certification class to be eligible to work on ADA designs.


Instructors
  • Todd Grugel, P.E., ADA Program Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Tim Hruska, 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.

 

 

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 signal 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. Compliance documentation will also be covered during the class.

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. Course manual and lunch will be provided.

Dates and Locations

This training will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 7:45 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 (Class size 60)
  • March 7, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)
  • March 15, 2018 - MnDOT District 1, 1123 Mesaba Avenue, Duluth (Class size 60)
  • March 21, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)
  • March 23, 2018 - MnDOT District 3, 3725 12th St N, St. Cloud (Class size 60)
  • March 29, 2018- MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)
  • April 2, 2018 - MnDOT District 7, 2151 Bassett Drive Mankato (Class size 60)
  • April 17, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)
  • April 19, 2018- MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)

Registration

  • Complete form and send to TyShana Byrd-Guilmant.

  • Cost: $125
    *Limited to 10 per firm; others will be wait listed and admitted if space permits.
  • 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 MnDOT

Who Should Attend

This training will be required for a minimum of 1 contractor’s representative working on MnDOT projects containing ADA work, tentatively beginning in the spring of 2019 .  Consultant  inspectors who are interested in MnDOT’s new prequalification work type, 11.8 ADA Construction Inspection, that will be created for construction inspection staff augmentation should also attend.


Instructors
  • Harvey Unruh, ADA Construction Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Tim Paul, District 3 Project Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

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.