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Listed are our currently scheduled courses. To register for a course simply fill out our registration form. If you don't see a course you'd like to take scheduled, you can request training. For more information on Professional Developmental Hours (PDH's) please visit our FAQ page.

Basic Drainage

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: February 13, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox emphasizes the importance of good drainage with discussions of water and its effects on roads, problems caused by improper drainage, and ways to handle these problems. It covers types of drainage facilities, ranging from ditches, culverts, subdrains, inlets and end structures. Their uses, materials, installation and maintenance as well as erosion control are addressed. It also introduces geosynthetic drainage applications. The following topics will be covered: importance of drainage, characteristics of water, system maintenance, drainage principles, surface and subsurface drainage, ditches, driveways, drainage culverts – materials and placement, headwalls, endwalls and inlets, erosion control, and geosynthetics in drainage.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all participants. 


Asphalt Resurfacing

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox reviews the various asphalt mixes, their components and their uses. Asphalt resurfacing procedures are covered, including preparation, material, equipment, operation and safety. Special emphasis is placed on proper rolling and compaction of the asphalt overlay. Superpave mix design is discussed as well.

Municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public works and maintenance personnel; equipment operators; and city or town managers are encouraged to attend.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $69 registration fee for all participants. 


Asphalt Roads - Common Maintenance Problems

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: March 7, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 12:30pm

Municipal employees with road maintenance responsibilities should understand the causes of common maintenance problems on asphalt roads and be  familiar with proper repair materials and methods. This course instructed by Ed Stellfox discusses causes and repair procedures for common problems such as cracking, potholes, rutting, corrugations, etc. The procedures cover materials, equipment, and techniques for lasting repairs. Also included, a brief discussion of surface treatment.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $69 registration fee for all participants. 


Construction Mathematics

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 3:30pm

Construction inspectors may need to brush up on math skills specifically related to construction inspection, especially basic geometry, fractions, area, volume and conversions. The class lead by Ed Stellfox is a good refresher, and excellent preparation for the construction inspection class. The course was designed for road workers, foremen, superintendants, construction inspectors and supervisors in need of a refresher, especially in preparation for the Construction Inspections class.

Depending on the interest of the participants, the course may cover: whole number and fractions, decimals (for measurement and payment), mixed operation fractions and decimals, formula evaluation, techniques of algebra, ration and proportion, percentage, hints for problem solving, useful formulas, square and square roots, conversion, and transportation construction examples.

*Participants should bring a calculator, scale and straight edge; notebooks will be provided.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all participants. 


Preventive Pavement Maintenance (Learn about seal coates, slurry seals and microsurfacing)

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 3:30pm

This course is the first step in making your asphalt pavements last longer at lower costs. The course instructed by Ed Stellfox covers preventive maintenance treatments such as chip seals, slurry seals, and micro-surfacing and discusses when and where each technique could be effective. It presents application methods, including preparation, materials, equipment, operations and safety, along with practical tips on how to avoid trouble.
This course is open to municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public works and maintenance personnel; equipment operators; and city or town managers.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all participants. 

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Traffic Engineering Fundamentals

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: May 14-17, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

This course instructed by Dane Ismart and Juan M. Morales, P.E. condenses what was the five-day Traffic Engineering Short Course into a new four-day course.

Agenda Day One:
  • 8:30AM Introduction
  • 9:00AM Traffic Engineering Terms and Design Year Traffic
  • 9:45AM Break
  • 10:00AM Site Impact Analysis
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 1:15PM Safety Principles and Crash Principles
  • 2:30PM Break
  • 2:45PM Principles of Access Management
  • 4:15PM Adjourn

Agenda Day Two:

  • 8:30AM Intersection Analysis and Geometrics
  • 10:00AM Break
  • 10:15AM Signal Timing
  • 12:00PM Lunch
  • 1:15PM Arterial and Freeway Analysis
  • 2:45PM Break
  • 3:00PM MUTCD
  • 4:15PM Adjourn

Agenda Day Three:

  • 8:30AM Roundabout Basics
  • 9:30AM Break
  • 9:45AM ITS Overview
  • 10:45AM Break
  • 11:00AM Traffic Calming
  • 12:15PM Lunch
  • 1:30PM Pedestrian Safety
  • 2:45PM Break
  • 3:00PM ADA Accessibility
  • 4:15PM Adjourn

Agenda Day Four:

  • 8:30AM Temporary Traffic Control Standards and Guidelines
  • 9:30AM Break
  • 9:45AM Component Part of a TTC Zone
  • 10:45AM Break
  • 11:00AM Traffic Control Devices
  • 12:15PM Lunch
  • 1:30PM Traffic Control Devices, continued
  • 2:45PM Break
  • 3:00PM Work Zone Impact Analysis
  • 4:15PM Adjorn

Audience: This course is geared towards anyone with an engineering background and/or traffic engineering responsibilities in a related field. Also junior level traffic engineers, transportation planners, highway designers and city/county engineers.

Professional Development Hours: 24.0.
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $399 for Maryland local government participants and $420 for all other participants.


Flagger Certification

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
 
The safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians is dependent upon the flaggers' performance. Since the flagger position involves safety, proper training is vital; flaggers are expected to pass a test to prove their proficiency and competence level. A MD SHA-approved ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) flagger card will be issued upon satisfactory completion of this course. This will be valid for 4 years and is acceptable in several states, including MD, VA and DC.
 
The class instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is presented in PowerPoint© and will include a 25-question multiple choice exam and a flagger demonstration (dexterity test).  Students will receive their ATSSA Flagger Certification card the day of the course (upon passing the exam).
 
The course is intended for anyone whose actions affect safety of contemporary traffic control work zones, including traffic managers, traffic technicians, inspectors and designers.
 
Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $100 registration fee charged for all participants.
 

Techniques for Reducing Construction and Maintenance Costs

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 3:30pm

Counties and municipalities bear a considerable financial burden with respect to the construction and maintenance of roadways. Inflation, increasing cost of labor, materials and fuel have risen steeply in the past few years. At the same time, municipal budgets have not kept pace. It is essential to conserve resources, find energy efficient and low maintenance materials and to use more efficient techniques. This workshop instructed by Ed Stellfox, will conclude with groups of participants developing a cost control plan for a project.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all participants. 


Traffic Signs

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: June 13, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 12:30pm

This half-day course instructed by Ed Stellfox  will cover the regulations and guidelines for traffic signs including; regulatory signs, warning signs, and guide signs. A review of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) will also be covered. An in depth discussion of sign examples, installation and maintenance, as well as sign management will be covered.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $69 registration fee for all participants. 


Asphalt Recycling

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: July 10, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 12:30pm

This course discusses the advantages of asphalt recycling as part of your road maintenance program. It covers techniques for recycling asphalt pavement, including surface recycling, hot mix recycling (both in plant and on-site), and cold mix recycling. The course instructed by Ed Stellfox emphasizes cold mix recycling, full depth reclamation, reviewing materials, equipment and operations. It also presents recent examples of asphalt recycling projects in several states. The following topics will be discussed: advantages; review of techniques -materials, equipment, and operations for surface recycling, hot-mix recycling, cold-mix recycling, and full depth reclamation.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $69 registration fee for all participants. 


Gravel Road Maintenance

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 28, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 3:30pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox addresses basic maintenance techniques for unpaved and gravel roads. Topics include road materials, blading or dragging, reshaping or regrading for proper crown, regraveling, stabilization or full-depth reclamation, and dust control, with an introduction to road management techniques.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all participants. 

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Road Surface Management

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: September 11, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 3:30pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox provides participants with the basic concepts of road surface management including inventory, distress identification, condition survey, strategies, programs, budgets, and field surveys. A Road Surface Management Systems software demonstration will also be conducted during this course.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all participants. 


Winter Maintenance

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 25, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 3:30pm

This course covers all aspects of winter operations- planning and organizing, methods of snow and ice control, salt usage, and winter equipment maintenance. Instructed by Ed Stellfox this lesson will include usage of snow maps, formal snow plans, snow plow and salt spreader operation. This course in intended for municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, superintendents, publics works and maintenance personnel, equipment operators, and city or town managers.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all participants. 

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