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Environmental Factors in Construction and Maintenance

PROGRAM AREA: Construction and Maintenance
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-134080
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2017
1.5 Days
1.5 Units
$235 Per Participant
2018
1.5 Days
1.5 Units
$235 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Basic

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30

NOTES:NOTE: This course is intended for highway construction inspectors, maintenance supervisors, and other inspection and field personnel. This is a blended course that comprises approximately 6 hours of independent study work and a 1.5-day instructor-led session. Participants must complete the independent study materials before attending the instructor-led session.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Mandated environmental considerations are an important part of all highway agencies' roadway construction and maintenance activities. NHI 134080 Environmental Factors in Construction and Maintenance focuses on balancing the need to fulfill environmental protections and the need to complete project activities in a safe, timely, and financially responsible manner.

This course emphasizes common environmental agency regulations, adherence to plans, early and frequent communication regarding construction and maintenance commitments, and the potential for encountering unexpected issues. Course activities help participants understand how to build environmental considerations into their standard practice. Learning to relate environmental commitments to construction and maintenance processes and practices can help transportation personnel ensure compliance with numerous and increasingly complex Federal, State, and local environmental regulations.

Course content is delivered via approximately 6 hours of independent study workbook materials and a 1.5-day classroom-based, instructor-led session. Two FHWA instructors relate their construction experience and environmental knowledge to help ensure that participants in this course will be able to apply the training content immediately to their projects and duties.

OUTCOMES:

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

  • Relate design-phase environmental commitments to construction documents
  • Explain your role in early and continuous communication to support commitments that occurred during design phase
  • Recognize the importance of environmental protection during construction and maintenance operations
  • Describe quality control measures and documentation that can be implemented through the construction sequence to provide environmental mitigation measures
  • Recognize the role of the project inspectors (and environmental inspectors, when used) in addressing environmental issues
  • Describe a variety of environmental compliance and commitment tracking tools
  • Identify resources for consultation on environmental issues

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This course is intended primarily for Federal, State, and local highway construction inspectors, maintenance supervisors, and other inspection and field personnel who must ensure that identified environmental impacts are mitigated during construction and maintenance operations. This may include FHWA employees, as well as State employees and local agencies and consultants that oversee such activities.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


PREREQUISITES:

Before attending the instructor-led session, participants in 134080 must complete a paper-based independent study workbook. The workbook will take approximately 5-6 hours to complete. It does not need to be completed at one sitting. The instructor or host state coordinator will provide participants with access to the independent study materials.

134080 SESSION INFORMATION:

There are no sessions available. Sign up for session alerts to receive email alerts when sessions of this course are scheduled.


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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

 

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