Training Class
NHI-134006 Utility Coordination for Highway Projects
Nov 14 - Nov 15 in Fairbanks
CityFairbanks
Date/TimeNov 14 - Nov 15
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location/Phone
TBD-

The introductory WBT 134006A must be completed before attending the ILT 134006 session.

A minimum of 10% of every class should include participants from outside of Federal, State, and local transportation agencies.
Registration DeadlineNov 10
Class Size30
StatusSeats available
Seat Availability
12 seats available for State (DOT)
3 seats available for FHWA
12 seats available for Other
InstructorsJason Bittner, Applied Research Associates INC
Roy Sturgill, Applied Research Associates INC
Description

Every State highway agency participates in construction projects that include accommodation and relocation of utilities along public rights-of-way. 134006 Utility Coordination for Highway Projects considers how communication, cooperation, and coordination between transportation agencies and utility companies can mitigate or avoid common challenges. Participants in this blended course (combination of Web-based and instructor-led formats) learn how, when, and where in the project development process to identify and conduct effective utility coordination.

Participants first take a self-paced, Web-based training to learn about regulatory requirements for both public and private utilities, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), and their own State's Utility Accommodation Policy. During the 2-day classroom event, participants learn to identify risks and potential issues associated with utilities, and then work together to evaluate ways to avoid or mitigate those risks and issues. (Please note: An optional lesson on utility challenges in projects using design-build delivery and other alternative contracting methods is available to be taught at the discretion of the State.) By putting these lessons into practice, utility-related complications in many cases can be predicted and mitigated at the most appropriate stage of project development, which can reduce potential negative impacts to timeline and budget.

Objectives / Topics

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

  • Explain the importance of early and effective cooperation, communication, and coordination of utility-related activities throughout a project's lifecycle.
  • Identify successful techniques that could be used to avoid or mitigate utility challenges throughout the project development and delivery process.
  • Explain the major impacts of identified conflicts or issues on the schedule or budget of a project.
  • Explain the basic skills necessary to identify utility conflicts and develop a utility conflict matrix.
  • Generate a personal resource toolkit for each of six major areas of project development (planning, design, environmental considerations, right-of-way, construction, and maintenance).
Target Audience

The course targets Federal, State, and local personnel who are responsible for planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining transportation facilities that involve the accommodation or relocation of utilities. It is most effectively delivered with participation from representatives of public and private utility companies, DOT contractors, risk managers, right-of-way staff, mid-to-senior level managers, and engineering consultants. The participation of utility company representatives in particular will be integral to the success of the course. Therefore, course organizers need to make every effort to include utility company personnel, as well as the Federal, State, and local transportation practitioners who comprise the more traditional audience for NHI training. Contractors and risk managers are appropriate and vital attendees as well.

A minimum of 10% of every class should come from outside of Federal, State, and local transportation agencies.

Prerequisites

The introductory WBT 134006A must be completed before attending the ILT 134006 session. This is a $0 cost course accessed through the National Highway Institute website. https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/home.aspx

Please email dot.training@alaska.gov for assistance.

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Nov 16 - Nov 17 in Anchorage
CityAnchorage
Date/TimeNov 16 - Nov 17
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location/Phone
The Megan Room
6591 A Street- 1st Floor
Anchorage, AK 99518

The introductory WBT 134006A must be completed before attending the ILT 134006 session.

A minimum of 10% of every class should include participants from outside of Federal, State, and local transportation agencies.
Registration DeadlineNov 10
Class Size30
StatusSeats available
Seat Availability
9 seats available for State (DOT)
2 seats available for FHWA
14 seats available for Other
InstructorsJason Bittner, Applied Research Associates INC
Roy Sturgill, Applied Research Associates INC
Description

Every State highway agency participates in construction projects that include accommodation and relocation of utilities along public rights-of-way. 134006 Utility Coordination for Highway Projects considers how communication, cooperation, and coordination between transportation agencies and utility companies can mitigate or avoid common challenges. Participants in this blended course (combination of Web-based and instructor-led formats) learn how, when, and where in the project development process to identify and conduct effective utility coordination.

Participants first take a self-paced, Web-based training to learn about regulatory requirements for both public and private utilities, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), and their own State's Utility Accommodation Policy. During the 2-day classroom event, participants learn to identify risks and potential issues associated with utilities, and then work together to evaluate ways to avoid or mitigate those risks and issues. (Please note: An optional lesson on utility challenges in projects using design-build delivery and other alternative contracting methods is available to be taught at the discretion of the State.) By putting these lessons into practice, utility-related complications in many cases can be predicted and mitigated at the most appropriate stage of project development, which can reduce potential negative impacts to timeline and budget.

Objectives / Topics

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

  • Explain the importance of early and effective cooperation, communication, and coordination of utility-related activities throughout a project's lifecycle.
  • Identify successful techniques that could be used to avoid or mitigate utility challenges throughout the project development and delivery process.
  • Explain the major impacts of identified conflicts or issues on the schedule or budget of a project.
  • Explain the basic skills necessary to identify utility conflicts and develop a utility conflict matrix.
  • Generate a personal resource toolkit for each of six major areas of project development (planning, design, environmental considerations, right-of-way, construction, and maintenance).
Target Audience

The course targets Federal, State, and local personnel who are responsible for planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining transportation facilities that involve the accommodation or relocation of utilities. It is most effectively delivered with participation from representatives of public and private utility companies, DOT contractors, risk managers, right-of-way staff, mid-to-senior level managers, and engineering consultants. The participation of utility company representatives in particular will be integral to the success of the course. Therefore, course organizers need to make every effort to include utility company personnel, as well as the Federal, State, and local transportation practitioners who comprise the more traditional audience for NHI training. Contractors and risk managers are appropriate and vital attendees as well.

A minimum of 10% of every class should come from outside of Federal, State, and local transportation agencies.

Prerequisites

The introductory WBT 134006A must be completed before attending the ILT 134006 session. This is a $0 cost course accessed through the National Highway Institute website. https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/home.aspx

Please email dot.training@alaska.gov for assistance.

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