15 hours Cost: $75 Please bring a DOT Materials manual and a handheld calculator. This course is conducted prior to the Soils Testing Course.
This course will give you the knowledge to see that the construction operations are producing results that meet specifications.
11.2 hoursCost: $15
ACI's Concrete Field-Testing Technician Certification covers seven ASTM testing standards. The seven standards are:
ASTM C 31 - Making and Curing Test Specimens in the Field
ASTM C 138 - Density, Yield, and Gravimetric Air Content
ASTM C 143 - Slump
ASTM C 172 - Sampling
ASTM C 173 - Air Content by the Volumetric Method (Roll-a-Meter)
ASTM C 231 - Air Content by the Pressure Meter
ASTM C 1064 - Temperature
You must pass both a written and performance exam to become certified. Certifications last for 5 years. To become re-certified you must again pass a written and performance exam.
Please note: The morning of the 2nd day involves training done for the DOT employees and emphasizes the differences between SDDOT & ACI. This portion of the training course is mandatory for DOT employees and while we strongly encourage all others to attend, it is strictly voluntary for them to do so.
10 hoursCost: $150Please bring a handheld calculator.
11.5 hoursCost: $150
Please bring your copy of the 2015 South Dakota Spec Book.
This course will cover what is required by South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SD DENR) in order to meet the mandates of state and federal legislation. All SDDOT contracts must have a certified Erosion Control Supervisor who understands the requirements for erosion and sediment control for construction.
15 hoursCost: $75Please bring a DOT Materials manual and a handheld calculator.
26 hoursCost: $150
Text and handouts provided. Please bring a handheld calculator and the SD DOT Spec Book.
This course has two parts, a 30-minute online portion and a 3-day instructor-led portion.Training Objectives:
11.5 hoursCost: $150
This course will cover what is required by South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SD DENR) in order to meet the mandates of state and federal legislation. All SDDOT contracts must have a certified Erosion Control Supervisor who understands the requirements for erosion and sediment control for construction. Please bring your copy of the 2015 South Dakota Spec Book.
Discuss Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for controlling sediment and erosion and managing Storm Water
Understand the Selection Criteria for BMP’s
Design Methods and Processes
Understand Installation Details and Potential Problems
List Maintenance and Management Practices for Temporary BMP’s
6 hoursCost: $150
This course aims to provide participants with the information needed to ensure environmental compliance procedures are met for South Dakota DOT environmental documents and projects. The course will help participants understand the environmental commitments on construction projects and guide them on how to utilize the Environmental Procedures Manual (especially Chapters 4 and 5), DOT-272 (Contractor’s Required Submittals) and Section A Plan Notes (Estimate of Quantities of Environmental Commitments) to ensure all environmental compliance is met.
Look up Environmental Commitments
Understand Section A notes on Environmental Commitments
Use chapters 4 and 5 of the Manual
This course teaches the trainee the importance of flaggers in a construction zone and prepares them for the certification exam that follows the course. Certification is good for two years. A card will be mailed to you upon completion of the course with 80% or better on the exam.To enroll in the class, please send and an email with the following information:
Become certified to train flaggers that will be working in South Dakota. Training Objectives:
Register at https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/home.aspx Cost: $445
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Becker Hansen Building, 700 E Broadway, Room B17
This comprehensive training provides preventive techniques for identifying, analyzing, and calculating various hydraulic factors that impact bridge stability. Public and private sector engineers responsible for maintaining the integrity of highway bridges will find it invaluable. Prior to the beginning of the course, participants are strongly encouraged to enroll in the following Web-based training (WBT) courses: 135091 Basic Hydraulic Principles Review, 135086 Stream Stability Factors and Concepts, and 135087 Scour at Highway Bridges: Concepts and Definitions. Mastery of the concepts covered in these WBTs will enhance participation in the Instructor-led training.Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Becker Hansen Building700 E BroadwayRoom B17
This course is an abbreviated presentation of 135046 Stream Stability and Scour at Highway Bridges. The course provides an understanding of and assistance in detecting hydraulic-related problems at highway bridges. The effects of steam instability, scour, erosion, and stream aggradation and degradation are covered. Countermeasures to these problems are discussed. This course concentrates on visual keys to detecting scour and stream instability problems and provides an introduction to portable scour monitoring instrumentation. The course emphasizes inspection guidelines to complete the hydraulic and scour-related coding requirements of the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS).
Register at NHI.FHWA.DOT.GOV
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Becker Hansen Building 700 E Broadway Room B17
STM provides engineers with a simplistic analysis and design tool for deep concrete bridge elements and disturbed regions that would otherwise require a rigorous refined analysis. STM has long been established as a reasonable analysis tool for disturbed regions and deep beams. However, this modeling tool has had difficulty being integrated into our bridge design state-of-practice, which has resulted in inappropriate use of the simplistic elastic beam theory design for deep beams and disturbed regions. In some cases, it has resulted in poor in-service performance. This training course serves as a significant step in providing the knowledge transfer necessary for STM to be used more frequently and more effectively.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
TBD -- February