Preparing Infrastructure / Roadway Plans

Course Number: P-5001
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Jack Schmitt, P.E.
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Overview

In Preparing Infrastructure / Roadway Plans , you'll learn ...

  • Setting up the Index Sheet in a manner that will avoid rework later in the project
  • The benefits of obtaining early client buy-in of the content and format of plans
  • Typical information provided on the General Notes Sheet
  • How to execute a project so that the Summary of Quantities Sheet is done only one time

Overview

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Credit: 5 PDH

Length: 64 pages

This course covers the general content and purpose of each drawing in a typical set of infrastructure plans that could represent a roadway, drainage or utility improvement. The course describes the basic format of each drawing, the uses of the drawing by the various design teams and disciplines, and the expectations that a construction team would have for each sheet.

Completion of this course will provide the student with an understanding of the reasoning that supports the variety of drawings in a typical set of contract plans. This will provide the student with a basis for discussion with the team or project manager on each assignment. This in turn can reduce false starts, provide specific direction to the various disciplines involved and prepare questions for the client from a pro-active position. The result is intended to be a savings in labor spent on corrections, a savings in labor spent on re-design, and a reduction in construction change orders.

This course draws on the author's extensive experience with contract documents to provide valuable project execution tips that can save your project cost and schedule. Several low cost activities on the front end of a project are covered that will prevent costly last minute changes.

This course is a "cook-book" for setting up the content and format of deliverables on the front end of a project. Any engineer involved in preparing infrastructure / roadway plans will benefit from the lessons learned by the course author from a career that has spanned three decades and has seen hundreds of sets of contract documents.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Setting up the Index Sheet in a manner that will avoid rework later in the project
  • The benefits of obtaining early client buy-in of the content and format of plans
  • Typical information provided on the General Notes Sheet
  • How to execute a project so that the Summary of Quantities Sheet is done only one time
  • Structuring the Schedule of Quantities Sheet to minimize discrepancies with individual discipline sheets
  • Typical information shown on the Typical Paving Section Sheet and how to avoid time-consuming rework
  • The steps associated with the development of Alignment and Ties Sheets, including field survey techniques employed and their design accuracies
  • Methods for establishing benchmarks
  • How Traffic Maintenance, Construction Sequencing, Detour Plan and Construction Access Sheets should be used to minimize the impact of a project on local vehicular traffic and to reduce potential project delays arising from construction access issues
  • Typical information provided on the Profile, Drainage and Utility Relocation Sheets
  • How abrupt changes in elevation at the project boundaries illustrated on the Grading Sheet are used to mitigate potential issues affecting the areas adjacent to the construction site
  • How sections are typically "cut" on the Cross Section Sheet and how the information typically depicted on this drawing has evolved over the years
  • Saving time and avoiding rework when creating the Construction Detail Sheet
  • How a construction project can cause sediment and erosion issues and how sediment/erosion control is depicted in the project plans
  • How seasonal restrictions on landscaping can jeopardize the project completion schedule
  • Regulatory requirements that impact the placement of pavement markings and signing at the conclusion of the project

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 24 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Length: 64 pages

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