Roundabouts: From Idea to Implementation

Workshop Content:

Planning and Feasibility

  • Policy Issues
  • Roundabout screening
  • Intersection control
  • Accessibility issues
  • Planning Guidance
  • Feasibility problems
  • Feasibility clinic and case studies
  • Questions and discussion

Preliminary Design

  • Capacity and safety theory
  • Design guidance
  • Design principles
  • Design checks
  • Cost sharing, utilities, property requirements
  • Design problems
  • Questions and discussion

Implementation

  • Detailed design
  • Designing for expansion
  • Designing for maintenance and service vehicles
  • Construction staging
  • Landscaping and illumination
  • Pavement markings and signs
  • Educating the public
  • Questions and discussion

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring a roundabout proposal review.

Who Should Attend:

Municipal and Consulting Engineers, technicians and technologists, planners, and project managers.

Storm Sewer Design Course

This intensive course introduces you to the fundamental design principles used to estimate stormwater runoff and the principles used to design storm water systems.

Course Content

  • Hydrology
  • Hydraulics
  • Storm Sewer Design Worksheet
  • Sewer layout and standards
  • Structural design of rigid conduits
  • Structural design of flexible conduits
  • Design of culverts
  • Selection of corrugated steel culverts

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those who have been engaged in the technical aspect of stormwater management, for example engineers, civil or environmental technologists, draft persons, development design technologists, water resource and development engineers.

What to Expect

During this course, you can expect to be actively engaged in the learning of the stormwater design process by completing exercises and demonstrating knowledge by executing advanced formulae in Excel.

NOTE: Each student must bring their own laptop with licensed version of Microsoft Excel 2007 or Excel Office 365 installed. Students should also bring a metric engineering scale, pens, and mechanical pencils (and computer reading glasses if required)

Prerequisites
You should have good comprehension of math and be familiar with the use and manipulation of advanced algebraic formulas and the use of Microsoft Excel software, as the course involves the use of these formulae and Excel worksheets to solve storm sewer design and related problems.

Recommendations
Any pre-reading on the use of Rational Method of sewer design, Manning’s and Continuity equations would be beneficial. Students should be able to create, format and use simple spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with various pipe materials used and installation of municipal services would be an asset.

Evaluation Process
Evaluation is completed in two parts.

In-class final closed book exam.  Passing Grade:  60%.

Final assignment.  The final assignment can be completed in class or can be taken home the weekend immediately following the course to complete.  This assignment will be due by the Monday immediately following the course.  This assignment will be graded as either successful or unsuccessful.

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • This course may be used for technical specialist, technician, and technologist programs. Point Value = 7
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3.5 Continuing Education Units to this course.
  • This course meets the Ministry of the Environment’s criteria for Continuing Education training for wastewater operators under O.Reg. 129/04 and has been assigned 3.5 Continuing Education Units.

Register Online or send to register@ogra.org or fax to 289-291-6477.

T.J. Mahony Road School – Maintenance Section

Provide participants with a basic foundation prior to attending any of the C.S. Anderson Road School courses. The T.J. Mahony Road School is a two-year course comprised of two separate semesters. Road construction and road maintenance are offered in alternate years.

Course Content

  • Minimum Maintenance Standards
  • Road maintenance and drainage legislation
  • Drainage structures maintenance
  • Road surface maintenance
  • Road markings
  • Legal demo
  • Roadside maintenance
  • Signs, signals and devices
  • Winter maintenance
  • Legal issues

Who Should Attend
Public works employees involved in road construction and/or maintenance.

Certificate
A grade of 65% is required on each of the two Mahony sections to successfully complete the course.

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • The T.J. Mahony completion certificate is one of the options for the AORS Certified Road Supervisors Certification program, contact AORS for additional details.
    Must take both construction and maintenance to obtain 10 points credit in the technical specialist exam program.
  • These courses may be used for the technical specialist program if you complete the construction course and the maintenance course. Point Value:  10
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course.

 

Managing Winter Operations Workshop

Be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at your municipality this winter season with this one-day intensive workshop.

Managing Operations is designed for winter road maintenance professionals, from managers, supervisors to operators and transportation professionals.

Hear from experts in the field covering a wide variety of winter road maintenance issues from communicating your message, technology, MMS, safety, legal obligations, salt management, hiring and retaining talent to dealing with operator harassment.

This one-day workshop includes an exhibitor hall and networking time to discuss winter road issues with fellow industry experts.

Join like-minded individuals all under one roof discussing best practices and new ideas in protecting yourself, your team, and your municipality during the winter road clearing season.

 

General Inspection Course TM32

Introduces the basic practices related to the municipal inspection of sewer, watermain and road construction projects. The focus of this course is municipal projects, MTO projects/procedures are not covered.

Course Content

  • Contract documents
  • Plan reading
  • Role of the inspector
  • Sewer and watermain construction
  • Record keeping
  • Safety
  • Construction/field calculations
  • Traffic control
  • Concrete and asphalt
  • Soils
  • Construction and the environment
  • Field trip

Who Should Attend
Inspectors with a significant portion of their job duties related to the inspection of sewer and watermain installation and road construction.

Recommendations

Recommended introductory course for Scott McKay Bituminous Technology, Scott McKay Concrete Technology, and Sewer & Watermain Construction Inspection.

Evaluation Process
Passing Grade:  60%. Comprehensive final examination. Some evenning work may be required to complete assignments.

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisor – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • OACETT – This course may be used for technical specialist and technician programs. Point Value = 5
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Register online or send to register@goodroads.ca or fax to 289-291-6477.

Scott McKay Bituminous Technology Course TM36

Familiarizes you with material and equipment specifications, inspection techniques, testing and construction practices pertaining to flexible pavement construction.

Course Content

  • Fundamentals of bituminous products
  • Testing bituminous products
  • Aggregates in bituminous construction
  • Mix design
  • Asphalt plants
  • Hot mix paving
  • Hot mix compaction and segregation
  • Hot mix testing and analysis
  • Warm Mix Asphalt
  • Surface treatment
  • Pavement deficiencies
  • Pavement maintenance and rehabilitation
  • New developments
  • End result specifications
  • Field trips

Who Should Attend
Engineers and Construction technicians/technologists responsible for the inspection/testing of flexible pavement construction, surface treatments and production of hot mix aggregates.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum one year related field experience in flexible pavement construction
  • Completion of the General Inspection (TM32) and Scott McKay Soils Technology (TM33)
  • Exposure to asphalt laboratory testing or field experience in paving would be an asset

Evaluation Process
Passing Grade:  60%.  Case studies and final examination

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification
  • OACETT=This course may be used for technical specialist, technician, and technologist programs. Point Value = 10
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 7 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Register online or send to register@goodroads.ca or fax to 289-291-6477

Sewer & Watermain Construction Inspection Course TM43

Offers an overview of major aspects of sewer and watermain installation from an inspector’s perspective.

Course Content

• Tender documents

• Inspector’s responsibilities

• Construction layout

• Geotechnical considerations, excavation & backfill

• Blasting

• Watermain design, installation & testing

• Disinfection of watermains

• Cathodic protection

• Dewatering

• Construction site safety

• Sanitary sewer design, installation & testing

• Demonstrations of installation and testing

• Environmental considerations

• Overview of trenchless technology
• Utilities

• Pipes & fittings

• Field Trip

Who Should Attend

Junior to intermediate level sewer and watermain construction inspectors.

Prerequisites

A basic understanding of sewer and watermain construction.

Evaluation Process

Examination and case studies

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • This course may be used for technical specialist, technician, and technologist programs. Point Value = 7
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3.5 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Register online or send to register@goodroads.ca or fax to 289-291-6477.

Creating Levels of Service & Standard Operating Procedures

Course Description

This course is designed to illustrate the necessity to create and maintain accurate and current records with goals and targets of roadway maintenance standards together with documentation to mitigate municipal risk arising from perceived hazardous road conditions within the municipalities’ road allowances. This course specifically will emphasize the need to produce and retain an appropriate Levels of Service document with a supplementary Standard Operating Procedures document.

Learning objectives / Course goals:

  •  Recognize and Define the influence that Risk Management/Record-Keeping and Asset Management impose on Levels of Service and Standard Operating Procedures
  •  Interpret the role of an effective LOS and SOP within a municipality
  •  Develop a practicable LOS and SOP balancing Risk Analysis, Asset Management and Best Practices
  •  Examine the process required to create a LOS and SOP
  •  Propose and produce a sustainable validated LOS and SOP

Required Texts, Materials, or Equipment

  • Participation in a Good Roads course with some basic knowledge of municipal risk mitigation
  • Participants should attend with an understanding of road maintenance equipment and road classifications/priorities

Major Assignments: Descriptions

 Participants will be required to, by course completion provide the instructor with a brief example (Paper) of a LOS or SOP paper plus completion of the course exam.

Class Participation

Participants will be encouraged in an open forum to discuss their challenges and the positives of working with LOS and SOP documents.

Course Grading  

Explanation of Grading System

  • Exam : 75 % of total grade (Approximately 20 questions)
  • Paper : 25 % of total grade (Practical of creating a LOS or SOP)

An overall grade of 65% is required to pass

Road Design: Intersections Course TM37

  • Introduction to intersections
  • Sight distance
  • Design controls and criteria
  • Tapers, auxiliary lanes and channelization
  • Design project

Course Objectives
To introduce participants to the basics of designing new and retrofit urban and rural intersections.

Who Should Attend?
Analysts, designers, technicians, technologists, and engineers from public and private sector organizations involved in traffic operations, road design, maintenance operations, highway safety, and/or land development.

Prerequisites
Knowledge of engineering principles, especially related to roadway design; Road Design: Geometrics (TM30) is recommended.

Evaluation Process
Passing Grade:  60%

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • Association of Ontario Road Supervisors
  • OACETT=This course may be used for technical specialist and technician exam programs only. Please contact OACETT to ensure that this course satisfies your particular examination program for certification. Point Value = 5
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Scott McKay Soils Technology Course TM33

Familiarizes you with the common soils and aggregates used in municipal infrastructure construction including the basics of roadbed design, drainage and pavement structures. You will be able to identify numerous roadway performance problems and solutions.

Course Content

  • Origin of soils
  • Glacial geology
  • Soils identification
  • Flexible pavement design
  • Laboratory testing
  • Interpretation of lab test results
  • Sewer, culvert, and structure backfill
  • Random testing
  • Construction pratices
  • Frost action and transition point treatments
  • Construction and the environment
  • Geotextiles
  • Lab Field Trip

Who Should Attend
Individuals involved in construction, inspection, pavement design or maintenance programming.

Prerequisites
Previous involvement with soils and/or road work will be an asset.

Evaluation Process
Passing Grade:  60%. Case studies, quizzes, and work assignments, and comprehensive final examination

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • OACETT= This course may be used as credit in all exam programs including technician specialist, technician and technologist programs. Please contact OACETT to ensure that this course satisfies your particular examination program for certification. Point Value = 10
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3.5 Continuing Education Units to this course.