IDM-01 Geometric Design for California

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Class Information

Location

  Location: Hilton Garden Inn Rancho Cucamonga   (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

Instructors

  Instructor Information 

Date and Time

This class begins on 03/14/2017 and ends on 03/16/2017. The class meets Tu, W & Th : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 3 Sessions.

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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.

Class Fees

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

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.

CEUs: 2.40

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.

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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 About our Classes

About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll
Note: To cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee (less $50 processing), your written request to cancel must be received in writing at least five (5) business days before the class is scheduled to begin. In lieu of canceling, agencies may send a substitute. Please contact us at least five (5) working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we can revise attendance information for the instructor.

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

Or call us at 510-643-4393


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