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Volvo CE offers Road Institute courses

October 8, 2012 toMarch 28, 2013

Volvo Construction Equipment is offering courses during the 2012-2013 Road Institute. The course curriculum offers two- to five-day sessions beginning in October and continuing through May 2013, with classes held at two training facilities in North America. These facilities are located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Phoenix, Arizona.

Road Institute focuses on the hot-mix asphalt (HMA) and warm-mix asphalt (WMA) paving industry. The curriculum is designed for operators, crew and industry personnel, including state DOT administrators and asphalt production professionals.

Volvo CE offers courses in paver and compactor operation and maintenance, applications, automatic grade and slope control systems, screed operation and soil compaction application.

Courses are structured to provide classroom and hands-on practical training. Topics in each session range from daily and weekly maintenance to the operation and application of asphalt paving. As part of each course curriculum, a safety focus is included.

Class sizes are limited. Tuition is $750 per student per three- to five-day course or $500 per student per two-day seminar. For more information or to register, visit roadinstitute.com.

2012-2013 Road Institute course schedule is as follows:

Automatic Grade and Slope Systems: March 19-21 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Large Asphalt Compactor Mechanics (Step 1): January 29-31 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Large Asphalt Compactor Mechanics (Step 2): March 12-14 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

MT2000 Hydraulic and Electrical Systems (Step 1): October 8-12, January 7-11 and February 18-22 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

MT2000 Hydraulic and Electrical Systems (Step 2): April 9 -11 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

MW500 Hydraulic and Electrical Systems (Step 1): December 11-14 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Paver and Compactor Operation and Maintenance: October 30 through November 2 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; November 13-16, December 4-7, January 15-18, February 12-15, March 5-8, April 9-12 and April 23-26 in Phoenix, Arizona; May 14-17 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Paver and Compactor Operation and Maintenance, warm-mix asphalt (WMA): January 8-11, January 29 through February 1, February 26 through March 1 and March 26-29 in Phoenix, Arizona

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems – PF6000–Series pavers (Step 1): January 21-25, February 4-8, February 25 through March 1 and March 18-22 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems – PF6000-Series pavers (Step 2): March 5-7 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems – Blaw-Knoxpavers (Step 1): April 2-5 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Paver Screed Operation and Adjustment: November 27-29, February 5-7, February 19-21 and April 2-4 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Paving and Compaction Application Seminar: December 11-12 and March 12 – 13, 2013, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Small Asphalt Compactor Mechanics (Steps 1 and 2): February 12-15 and April 16 – 19 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Soil Compaction Application Seminar: October 16-17 and May 7-8 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Soil Compactor Mechanics (Step 1): January 15-17 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Soil Compactor Mechanics (Step 2): March 26-28 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Free Webinar on 3/21: ABC and Innovative Bridge Construction for Minnesota Local Roads

March 21, 2013

The free webinar, ABC and Innovative Bridge Construction for Minnesota Local Roads, will be held on March 21, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET at the ABC Center at Florida International University.

To register, go to http://www.abc.fiu.edu for instructions

One hour of PDH may be earned.

ABC Announcements: This portion of the webinar will provide you with the latest happenings related to ABC in the US and abroad to keep you informed. (10 minutes)

Featured Speaker:
Christopher Werner, P.E., Project Manager, HDR Engineering, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Featured Presentation: ABC and Innovative Bridge Construction for Minnesota Local Roads (35 minutes)

Description:  In cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Minnesota County Engineers Association, the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, and the FHWA Minnesota Division Office, a number of counties in the state have built accelerated and innovative bridge construction projects on their local roads in the past few years.

These projects have included side-by-side precast box beams on sheet pile abutments, mechanically-stabilized earth (MSE) walls with single-line pile abutments, precast inverted tee slab span bridges, large precast box culverts, and three-sided structures. The first two county precast inverted tee beam bridges have been recently constructed based on the groundbreaking work of the Minnesota DOT for this bridge type, and the first Minnesota county bridge with geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS) abutments is scheduled to be built this construction season.

Through many domestic local bridge scanning tours with federal, state, and local partners, the featured presentation describes the reasons that Minnesota counties have implemented ABC and innovative bridge construction techniques. The bridge elements, details, and costs related to these local bridge projects will also be highlighted.

Question & Answer Period: Submit your questions when you register for the webinar and also in the chat box during the webinar. (15 minutes)

PDH: Those who log onto the webinar will receive a certificate in pdf format by e-mail, soon after the conclusion of the webinar. The pdf certificate will state that you have participated in a one-hour webinar.

Please send an email to abc@fiu.edu if more than one person participates in the webinar in any given location. Provide the first name, last name and e-mail address for all participants at your site who wish to receive a PDH certificate. It will be your responsibility to present this certificate to your Board of Professional Engineers for continuing education credit.

 

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