Two New Training Courses Available at No Charge Through February 2017

The holidays are behind us, but the weather hasn’t yet let up. What better time to stay indoors and take advantage of TC3’s diverse training curriculum?

We’ve launched two new free courses—one about weather-related road operations and another on understanding materials testing. Both of these courses are now available at no cost, so why not try one today?

Maintenance Training Series: Weather-Related Operations

Storm control is a major component of roadway maintenance in many areas of the country. State, municipal, and county agencies are responsible for providing safe, passable roadways even in severe weather. This 1-hour training assists participants with planning and responding effectively to all weather-related operations.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify the elements of an effective storm response plan;
  • Identify factors involved in scheduling personnel needs;
  • Identify safety and training considerations for maintenance personnel who are involved in weather-related operations;
  • Identify the types of equipment used in a snow and ice removal plan and their uses; and
  • Describe how to identify equipment needs for a particular storm.

Understanding Materials Testing for Inspectors

This 5-hour course provides an introduction to materials testing for inspectors and entry-level quality assurance (QA) personnel. It provides basic testing information that includes roles, types of test procedures, and who should test. It also discusses the type/purpose of tests related to soils, aggregates, asphalt, concrete, and other non-field tests.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the inspector’s role in materials testing;
  • Explain what an inspector should know about testing materials related to soils/aggregates, asphalt, and concrete;
  • List the properties of each material and explain why they are important;
  • List the types of tests that are conducted for each material and explain their purpose;
  • Describe how test results should be interpreted;
  • Explain how material should be placed; and
  • Describe what can be done if material placement goes wrong.