Roadside Safety and Guardrail Systems

Dates: December 10, 2019

Meets: Tu from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Santa Clarita, Activities Center

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This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.

Description

This one-day course offers students an opportunity to learn how to design more "forgiving" roadways-those that minimize hazardous installations and reduce potential for death, injury, and property damage associated with crashes. Instruction focuses on best practices in the design and evaluation of common roadside structures such as guardrails, concrete barriers, signs, light pole supports, and work-zone devices. This course is based on the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide, Caltrans Standard Plans, and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350: Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Roadside Features. Video presentations illustrate various safety devices and impact attenuators, to help students understand the dynamics of roadside crashes.

Click here for a detailed course outline.

Topics Include

  • identification of potential hazards
  • design of guardrails, concrete barriers, and impact attenuators
  • new requirements for guardrail end terminals
  • NCHRP crash test results for barrier systems
  • break-away sign and lighting supports
  • traversable drainage facilities

What you will learn

Students learn how to recognize, evaluate and resolve potentially hazardous situations involving common roadside structures. Students also learn how to design, install, and maintain new devices to mitigate or avoid these hazards, and how to identify conditions that could make some safety features less effective than expected.

Who should attend

This class is intended for engineers, planners, guardrail inspectors, maintenance personnel, and managers with responsibilities for safety management, maintenance and traffic problem analysis.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see our FAQ

About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll

Note: Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

Or email us with your questions at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

Or call us at 510-643-4393

Hours:8.00
CEUs:8.00

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 225.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 450.00

Santa Clarita, Activities Center

Santa Clarita, Activities Center
20800 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 92350

David Royer

TE, CE, Consulting Traffic and Highway Engineer, Retired Principal Engineer, LADOT

David Royer is a licensed Civil Engineer and Traffic Engineer. He's been a valued instructor and course developer at Tech Transfer for 40 years. His teaching and development include the Work Zone Safety Program, Roadside Safety & Barrier Systems, and the Maintaining Retroreflectivity at Required Levels course. Mr. Royer also served as an LTAP Field Agent during the period that Tech Transfer served as the California LTAP Center. In 2018, he was the first to receive the Technology Transfer Program's Instructor of the Year award. He retired at the position of Principal Transportation Engineer from LADOT after 32 years of service, and for the past 23 years, he has been a consulting traffic and highway engineer. Because of his extensive experience and teaching in the field of work zone safety, he voluntarily represents Tech Transfer on the WATCH Manual Committee and on the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Part 6 of the MUTCD).

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