Geometric Design for California

Dates: March 14-16, 2017

Meets: Tu, W and Th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Rancho Cucamonga

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and guidelines in the Caltrans Highway Design Manual, the AASHTO "Greenbook," and other materials as appropriate. In addition to the geometric design focus, this course also addresses topics related to successful design and re-design practices in California, including stage construction, traffic handling, value analysis, context sensitive approach, owners to designers, etc. This fast-paced, hands-on course combines presentations, case-study examples, problem-solving and class exercises, with ample opportunity for networking and questions.

Click here for a detailed course outline.

Topics Include

  • overview of roadway components and traffic operation
  • sight distances
  • horizontal and vertical curves
  • superelevation
  • transitions
  • cross section elements
  • clearances
  • overcrossing layout
  • intersection design
  • interchange design
  • pedestrian and bicycle considerations
  • traffic calming strategies
  • truck and bus vehicle accommodations

What You Will Learn

Students will become well versed in the principles and best practices of geometric design for various functional classes of California roadway systems, including external factors that affect the geometric design decisions.

Who Should Attend

This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

Requirements

Participants will need a pencil, pen, engineer's scale, and a calculator to complete the in-class problem sets.

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

Notes:

We have a limited sleeping room block at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rancho Cucamonga on a first come first serve basis. To make a reservation, please call (909) 481-1800 and use the group code: UCB. This group rate expires on February 17, 2017.
Hours:24.00
CEUs:2.40

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 475.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 950.00

Hilton Garden Inn Rancho Cucamonga

Hilton Garden Inn Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga
11481 Mission Vista Dr
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Robert Himes

PE, President, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.

Mr. Himes has over 30 years of experience in municipal and transportation engineering with Mark Thomas. Rob is a President of the firm and specializes in all aspects of transportation projects ranging from transportation studies to construction documents. Rob's experience in managing studies includes, project reports, project study reports, and concept approval reports.


Adrian Engel

PE, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers

Adrian is the Fehr & Peers Active Transportation Market Leader for the Sierra Region. He has over 20 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering. He has planned and designed numerous complete street, bikeway, and highway interchange projects. Mr. Engel specializes in complete streets, active transportation and sustainable civil engineering projects. In addition to be being a Registered Engineer, he is a LEED-Accredited Professional and currently the Chair of Mission Advancement for the Sacramento District Council of the Urban Land Institute.

Date Day Time Location
03/14/2017Tuesday8 AM to 5 PM Hilton Garden Inn Rancho Cucamonga
03/15/2017Wednesday8 AM to 5 PM Hilton Garden Inn Rancho Cucamonga
03/16/2017Thursday8 AM to 5 PM Hilton Garden Inn Rancho Cucamonga

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