We provide other training sessions, meetings, and workshops to assist you in improving your skills while working on construction projects. These are offered throughout the year.
Annual Inspector Workshop – Includes presentations by technical experts to address the “grey” areas in applying the specifications to construction inspection. It is an information sharing workshop for experienced inspectors.
Annual PM Meeting
– Share statewide perspectives on current construction project management issues and vision for the future. (ODOT-only)
CAT II for Quality Assurance – Provides fundamental training in CAT II materials for QCCS's to prepare for CAT II certification. (ODOT-only)
Chip Seal – Trains Project Management and Maintenance staff to properly inspect and construct both emulsified and hot asphalt chip seal.
Contract Administration Workshop – Provides training and information sharing to improve and maintain statewide consistency in administration of ODOT state and federal aid funded construction projects by providing ODOT'S procedures and processes.
Erosion and Sediment Control Manager
– Trains construction contractor personnel who will be performing Erosion and Sediment Control Manager services on construction contracts. Individuals must pass an exam either by taking the training or challenging the exam.
FHWA Contract Administration Core Curriculum – Provided by the Federal Highway Administration. Explains basic federal aid requirements; promotes awareness of FHWA policy; facilitates familiarity with changes in the Contract Administration Core Curriculum manual; and allows supervised practice activities using the manual to find information. Includes in-class exercises and case studies. Participants work with the Contract Administration Core Curriculum manual and learn how to best use it as a daily resource.
Intelligent Compaction Workshop – Discusses Intelligent Compaction technology, specification requirements, Veta analysis techniques, and resources available for project support. This course is developed for ODOT project management staff administering an Intelligent Compaction project. Also, the information is applicable for any contractor who is constructing an Intelligent Compaction project or interested in using Intelligent Compaction on a future project.
Pavement Forum – Provides annual feedback/updates to ODOT personnel about what pavement-related issues from the previous construction season. Projected issues for the upcoming construction season are discussed as well.
Quality Control Compliance Specialists Meeting – This is an annual workshop for individuals performing Quality Control Compliance Specialist. The information is targeted around issues related to ensuring that quality control is performed at the highest level on construction projects. (ODOT-only)
Structure Coatings – Teaches basic knowledge and skills required to be a paint inspector on a structure coating project. Ensures consistent inspection and quality compliance with the plans and specifications. This class is offered each spring before coating projects start.
Survey Fundamentals – Familiarizes inspectors with the basics of surveying related to construction operations. The class is not intended to teach inspectors how to be surveyors. It provides inspectors the tools to validate that the contractor has staked the project to match the plans.