Training

Training

With a group of professors and professionals, we are proudly qualified to provide trainings, workshops, and short courses nationwide.

KEY TEAM MEMBERS:

  • Dr. William Rasdorf: Professor of Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental engineering at NC State university, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Dr. Joseph Hummer: Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Dr. Reza Jafari: President of Road Safety and Transportation Solutions, Inc. Cary, North Carolina
  • Mr. Gene Baumgaertner: Master of Civil Engineering from University of Maryland and Senior Project Manager with over 30 years of experience
  • Dr. Ray Benekohal Professor of Department of Civil and Environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Highway Design

▪ Roadway Design
▪ Intersection and Interchanges Design
▪ Facility Design Methods
▪ Computer-Aided Design
 

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Traffic Safety

▪ Traffic Operations and Signal Design
▪ Highway Safety
▪ Signing Plan Design
▪ Bikes and Pedestrian Facilities Design
 

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Materials Management

▪ Construction Materials Management
▪ Purchasing, Expediting and Logistics
▪ Field Control and Site Management
▪ Supplier Inquiry, Evaluation, and Alliances

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IT and Modeling

▪ Data and Spatial Technologies
▪ Geographic Information Systems
▪ Global Positioning System
▪ Identification Systems and Technologies

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Highway Design:

Professional techniques to design the geometric elements of streets and highways, including horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, cross-sections, intersections, and interchanges. Freeways, rural roads, urban streets, and local streets are discussed. Justification: Many countries have highways and streets that need rebuilding and rehabilitation, and some countries are still in need of many new highways and streets. The techniques of geometric design for highways and streets are therefore in great demand. Highway and street design techniques are changing, as new software and databases become available and new design ideas become accepted. The widespread availability of collision data and prediction models also means that highway and street design are less about following a book of standards and more about finding creative solutions that optimize collision reduction, cost, environmental impacts, and other important measures. Objectives: By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Design a desirable highway horizontal alignment
  • Design a desirable highway vertical alignment
  • Design a desirable highway cross section
  • Recommend a desirable intersection configuration
  • Recommend a desirable interchange configuration
  • Specify desirable urban and local street designs

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Traffic Safety:

Methods to reduce collisions and injuries on highways. Identifying promising locations, choosing appropriate countermeasures, and evaluating past projects. Understanding the institutional context and establishing appropriate highway design standards. Justification: Collisions on streets and highways kill and injure thousands, and cause billions of dollars of property damage. The purpose of this course is to teach engineers and technicians cost-effective methods to reduce the number of collisions. The emphasis is on engineering measures for the streets and highways, although the techniques discussed in the course apply to vehicle engineering, education, and enforcement measures as well. Objectives: By the end of this course students should be able to:
  • Discuss the historical, legal, and political framework of highway safety
  • Describe major problems with current collision data and promising new technologies for alleviating problems
  • Identify high hazard highway locations
  • Choose appropriate countermeasures or programs
  • Evaluate the safety effectiveness of countermeasures or programs.

Materials Management:

Included within materials management (MM) are the traditional MM tasks of material requirements planning, materi-al takeoff and engineering interface, supplier inquiry and evaluation, supplier alliances, purchasing, expediting and logistics, quality assessment, field control and site management, warehousing, and automated system planning. Justification: Typically in construction the focus of study is on things that happen at and most directly on the construc-tion site. Scheduling, productivity, equipment, materials, assemblies, and methods of construction are studied. Ma-terial management, on the other hand, focuses on construction and material activities that occur mostly outside the construction site in support of the activities that occur on it. This course addresses this often neglected area of MM. Objectives: By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the meaning, significance, costs, and benefits of MM
  • Know the primary processes comprising MM
  • Evaluate vendor performance on construction projects
  • Assess the costs and benefits of MM
  • Develop a variety of site protection strategies
  • Evaluate a contractor's MM system.

Information Technology and Modeling in Design and Construction:

The key objective of the course is to teach students to look at any engineering system, to fully understand its struc-ture and characteristics, and know how to model and describe it in ways that are useful to engineers and for engi-neering applications. The course includes data and spatial technologies that are of interest to engineers including geographic information systems (GIS), positioning systems (GPS) (global, local, and site), and identification systems (ID) technologies, among others. The course addresses issues in engineering modeling of structures, assemblies, processes, and phenomena. Justification: Engineering data is proliferating. Students taking this course will learn to explore, evaluate, and assess new and emerging computing and information models and technologies and determine their role in engineering ap-plications. The focus of the course is on developments in information modeling and management that affect engi-neering and that represent fully its characteristics. These are most critical in engineering design, construction, manu-facturing, and materials management. Objectives: By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand the primary attribute and spatial data types that are critical to engineering
  • Describe the differences between CAD and GIS and GPS
  • Design data collection procedures and strategies
  • Assess the need for various types of engineering data
  • Know how to model a complex engineering system.