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ADA Training

Accessible Design in the Public Right-of-Way Certification Course

This full-day training will provide attendees with an understanding of how to provide accessibility in the public right-of-way from scoping through final design. The course covers the basic design requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how those needs relate to the broader concepts of designing facilities that are usable, constructable, and maintainable.

This course is designed to provide participants with a detailed understanding of the design of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, signals, etc. and the relationship to project scope. Using examples based approach participants will be guided through a series of case studies to demonstrate the role of effective scoping, outside in design, context based design approaches, and best practices from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This course will provide the context for the role of compliance in the broader goal of accessibility.

The training is offered to MnDOT staff and consultants seeking certification for prequalification.  The content is being presented by MnDOT staff. Course dates by location are below. Lunch and course manuals are provided at all trainings.

Dates and Locations

This training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at the specified locations on the dates listed below.

Registration for the 2019 training will open in early October.

February 20 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)

February 21 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)

March 26 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)

March 28 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)

April 2 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)

April 3 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)

Registration


    Cost:

  • MnDOT staff or students – Free, but registration is required. MnDOT staff should register with their district training representative.
  • Consultants* - $150

    Special requests: If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us. Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.

Topics Covered

  • The Importance of ADA
  • MnDOT Standard Plans
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Outside-In Design
  • Project Scoping
  • Case Studies

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for MnDOT designers, project managers, and any personnel interested in learning more about ADA.  This class is recommended for both new employees as well as those who have experience working with ADA. 

Consultants on MnDOT’s Roadway Design Prequalification list will be required to have taken this certification class to be eligible to work on ADA designs.


Instructors
  • Todd Grugel, P.E., ADA Program Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Tim Hruska, P.E., L.S., Senior Associate and Civil Engineer/Municipal Team Leader, WHKS & Co.

More Information

Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us

Credit

To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 7.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available on the Minnesota Board of AELSAGID website.

 

 

ADA Construction Certification Course

This full-day training will provide attendees with an understanding of how to construct pedestrian facilities that provide accessibility in the public right-of-way from initial surveys and layout through the final documentation of Compliance Checklists. The course covers the construction requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and MnDOT Standard Plans and Specifications.  

This course is designed to provide Contractors and Consultant Inspectors with a detailed understanding of the construction of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, and signal systems. Training participants will be guided through MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804), Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250, Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254, Accessible Pedestrian Signals, and best practices from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Compliance documentation will also be covered during the class.

The course will be taught in a traditional classroom setting and will end with a 75 minute open book exam. A minimum score of 70 percent is required to pass. Course manual and lunch will be provided.

Dates and Locations

This training will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 7:45 a.m.) at the specified locations on the dates listed below.

Registration for the 2019 training will open in early October.

A separate training will be offered for cities and counties through the University of Minnesota.

January 9 - MnDOT District 1 Headquarters, 1123 Mesaba Ave, Duluth (45 seats available)
January 15 - MnDOT District 2 Headquarters, 3920 Hwy 2 West, Bemidji (36 seats available)
January 24 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)
January 25 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)
February 6 - MnDOT District 4 Headquarters, 1000 Hwy 10 West, Detroit Lakes (60 seats available)
February 12 - St. Cloud Training Center, 3725 12th St N, St. Cloud (60 seats available)
February 20 - MnDOT District 6 Headquarters, 2900 48th St NW, Rochester (50 seats available)
February 26 - MnDOT District 7 Headquarters, 2151 Bassett Dr, Mankato (60 seats available)
March 20 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)
March 26 - MnDOT District 8 Headquarters, 2505 Transportation Rd, Willmar (60 seats available)
April 2 - MnDOT Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (60 seats available)

 

Registration

  • Cost: $125 for consultants and contractors
  • MnDOT staff or students – Free, but registration is required. MnDOT staff should register with their district training representative.
  • Special requests: If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us. Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.

Topics Covered

  • MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804)
  • Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250
  • Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Best practices from MnDOT

Who Should Attend

This training will be required for a minimum of 1 contractor’s representative working on MnDOT projects containing ADA work, beginning in the spring of 2019 .  Consultant  inspectors who are interested in MnDOT’s new prequalification work type, 11.8 ADA Construction Inspection, that will be created for construction inspection staff augmentation should also attend.


Instructors
  • Harvey Unruh, ADA Construction Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Tim Paul, District 3 Project Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

More Information

Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us

Credit

To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 7.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available on the Minnesota Board of AELSAGID website.