Milepost Newsletter - Fall 2013 - page 1

M LE
POST
THE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FOR THE NEVADA LTAP CENTER
FALL 2013 ISSUE
THE
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Construction
management course
debuts this fall
by Randy Bowling, professional engineer
Public works field employees know
maintenance. They know how to
replace a crushed culvert pipe, when a
roadway surface needs to have a slurry
seal and how to flag traffic around a
pothole patching operation. However, a
contractor now wants to construct a $1
million project and you are going to be
the one in charge.
YIKES!
Take a deep breath. The Nevada
LTAP Center is proud to present the
“Construction Management of Rural
Projects” workshop this fall. The basics of construction management will
be presented during this workshop, allowing students with little to no
experience or knowledge of construction to gain valuable knowledge, insight
and confidence to handle rural construction projects for their department.
Randy Bowling, a former NDOT and consulting engineer, will present
this multi-faceted course. With more than 40 years of experience with state,
municipal and aviation construction projects, Bowling’s focus is to increase
students’ comfort level with roadway and street construction projects.
“Real-world examples are important in understanding how concepts work
on actual projects,” Bowling said. “For the first-time inspector or manager
—even municipal administrators—gaining an understanding of what
happens in the field, and why, will make decision-making more reasonable
and logical.”
Created by Bowling, the course will focus on rural projects, typically under
$2 million, along with key elements including contract and construction
administration, inspection overview, estimating costs, scheduling and
construction safety. Time will also be reserved for the discussion of real-
world situations faced by students in their jobs.
For details, visit the Nevada LTAP Center at
or call us
at 775-829-9046.
Table of contents
Flagger certification program..............2
Lara joins LTAP........................................2
Adaptive signal technology...................2
Have a safe holiday season....................3
The Director’s Corner.............................3
Write a letter to the editor......................3
The Safety Zone........................................4
Update your information.......................insert
Upcoming LTAP workshops
Workshops are currently held in Reno,
Las Vegas, Elko, Ely, Fallon, Winnemucca
and Tonopah. To view our most up-to-date
schedule, please visit
or
call 775-829-9046 for more information. The
following workshops will be offered this
fall and winter:
• Work Zone Safety and Traffic Control*
• Asphalt Pavement Maintenance*
• Asphalt Pavement Rehabilitation*
• Roadway Drainage*
• Work Place Safety*
• Snow and Ice Control*
• Winter Survival*
• Gravel Road Maintenance*
• Road Safety 365
• TechWriting
•ConstructionManagement for Rural Projects
*Workshops count toward the Roads
Scholar program.
If you would like a workshop brought to you,
please contact us at 775-829-9046 or nvltap@
tmcc.edu to make a special request.
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