Train for Construction Season with Two Courses at No Cost!

Train for Construction Season with Two Courses at No Cost

As construction season gets underway, TC3 is offering 2 courses at no cost to help you and your agency prepare for upcoming jobs! As a reminder, both of these courses are recommended for professional development hours (PDHs). Register before May 31, 2017, to take these trainings at no cost!

Portland Cement Concrete Paving Inspection

TC3’s portland cement concrete (PCC) paving inspection training will help your inspectors get prepared for construction season.

This course, which is recommended for 5 PDHs, has been prepared to provide guidance and instruction to inspectors involved in the construction of portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements. 

This training is designed for anyone involved in the process of placement and inspection of PCC paving. 

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

  • Identify the materials in a PCC mixture and the concrete properties;
  • Comprehend design project plans and recognize the joints types and saw cuts;
  • Identify the safety requirements and recognize safe traffic control practices;
  • Recognize and comprehend the use of the equipment in a PCC paving project;
  • Recognize various subgrade treatments;
  • Inspect project tasks for compliance with pre-paving requirements, i.e., survey stakes, proof rolling, subgrade, and dowel baskets;
  • Inspect project tasks for compliance with PCC paving requirements, i.e., string line, place and consolidate, finish, and texture; and
  • Perform post-construction checks.

Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction

Are your inspectors and technicians familiar with erosion control and sediment practices related to construction?

The “Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction” course consists of five modules that provide introductory information about erosion and sediment control related to construction. Topics covered include the fundamental concepts of erosion, applicable regulations, land disturbance activities, as well as inspection and maintenance of erosion and sediment control activities.

This course, which is recommended for 3.5 PDHs, focuses on erosion and sediment control measures that are designed to prevent environmental damage caused by pollution prevention related to construction materials, equipment operations, maintenance, and soil erosion and sedimentation from land development. The course also covers construction site stormwater runoff, which is regulated on the local level and at the state level, as well planning, design, and inspection of erosion and sediment control practices.

This training is geared toward technicians, inspectors, and/or supervisors with a responsibility for erosion and sediment control.

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

  • Explain what erosion and sediment control means for transportation construction;
  • List the federal regulations related to erosion and sediment control during construction;
  • Explain how state regulations related to erosion apply to transportation construction activities;
  • Describe erosion and sediment control best management practices when performing land disturbance activities;
  • Describe how erosion and sediment control plans are read on construction sites;
  • Explain who is responsible for implementing a new erosion and sediment control practice when plans need to be updated;
  • List some of the key inspection activities related to erosion and sediment control;
  • List the maintenance dos and don’ts related to erosion and sediment control; and
  • Explain how erosion and sediment control activities are enforced.

AASHTO member states that financially contribute to TC3 as a technical service program already have unlimited TC3 training available for all employees