Looking to Try TC3? No-cost Courses Offered Through July 31st!

Have you been waiting to see what TC3’s trainings have to offer? Test drive three brand-new courses available at no cost through July 2017!

The first two courses are designed to assist inspectors with bridge subsurface and substructure inspection. The third course helps ensure equipment fleet program managers are up-to-date on best practices of preventive maintenance.

Construction Inspection of Structures Series: Subsurface

The "Subsurface" course is the first course in the "Construction Inspection of Structures Series." This course provides an overview of the subsurface and foundation-related features of structures that need to be monitored and inspected during construction. The focus is on the inspection of structures specifically related to the geotechnical "connection" between the structure and earth.

This course, which is recommended for 4.5 professional development hours, is designed for technicians and inspectors, but is also an excellent refresher for supervisors and managers.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the key types, activities, and safety practices involved in subsurface construction;
  • Describe the activities that are done to prepare the subsurface for construction;
  • Explain how falsework and temporary work bridges are utilized during subsurface construction;
  • Explain how piles are used to establish bridge foundations;
  • Describe the inspection activities that should be performed during pile foundation construction;
  • Explain how drilled shafts are used to establish bridge foundations;
  • Describe the inspection activities that should be performed during drilled shaft foundation construction;
  • Explain how spread footings are used to establish bridge foundations; and
  • Describe the inspection activities that should be performed during spread footing foundation construction.

Construction Inspection of Structures Series: Substructures

The "Substructures" course is the second course in the "Construction Inspection of Structures Series." This course provides an introduction to substructures and key inspection elements, specifically the components that support the girders or beams of the superstructure deck, such as abutments, bents, and piers.

Topics include general construction considerations, reinforcement and falsework, bridge drainage, cast-in-place, precast, 3D technology, and as-builts.

This course, which is recommended for 3 professional development hours, is designed for individuals with an interest in bridge construction in the following roles: minimal experience and/or entry-level construction engineers, inspectors, and technicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key types, activities, and safety practices involved in substructure construction;
  • Describe how falsework and forms are used to prepare the substructure for bridge construction;
  • Identify the different types of retaining walls and their applications;
  • Explain how retaining walls are inspected during construction;
  • Describe the different types of abutments and their applications; and
  • Explain how abutments are inspected during construction.

Preventative Maintenance Concepts for State Fleet Operations

This course focuses on preventative maintenance (PM) programs for equipment fleet operations, which involve a systematic and proactive schedule of work that provides inspection, detection, and correction. PM programs are the key element in supporting a cost-effective fleet operation. These programs reduce equipment operating and ownership costs by minimizing unscheduled catastrophic repairs, equipment downtimes, and loss of operational productivity.

This 3.5-hour course is designed for anyone seeking to develop or improve an equipment fleet preventative maintenance program and anyone that may participate in the PM program.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain common PM program terms and concepts;
  • Communicate the operational and cost benefits of an effective PM program;
  • Identify the components and processes required to set up a PM program;
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of fleet managers, fleet maintenance supervisors, fleet maintenance technicians, and equipment operators; and
  • Understand the importance of capturing data and the use of reporting tools.

Did You Know?

All TC3 trainings are broken up into modules ranging from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. The courses are designed so you can go at your own pace and absorb the information.

Additionally, you don’t have to finish a training in one sitting. You can exit a course and return to complete it as many times as you wish. The learning management system will keep track of your training progress and will open where you left off each time you log back in.

Subscribe for Discounted Prepaid Training

You can reduce the cost of training for your private contracting or consulting firm, government transportation agency, or academic institution by choosing a prepaid per-seat or bulk-hour TC3 training subscription.

AASHTO member states that financially contribute to TC3 as a technical service program already have unlimited TC3 training available for all employees and do not require a subscription.