The Florida LTAP Center presents this webinar series on Basic Highway Plan Reading. The series is divided into three two-hour webinars designed to provide street or road superintendents, supervisors, maintenance workers, and entry-level construction, utility, permits, and planning employees the knowledge to read highway construction plans.

The series will cover the various types of plans used at road departments. Participants will discover how to read and interpret the different symbol and abbreviation standards, the features and details within plans, how to define and identify scales and dimensions found on plans, and how to read plans utilizing a sample set of highway plans. Local agency street maintenance crews and road departments will find the highway plans valuable tools to assist in right-of-way determination, easements, and the location of drainage features.

Learning Objectives

  • Measure using scale and stationing.
  • Discuss the three basic views, symbols and abbreviations used in plans.
  • Identify components of the layout sheet.
  • Recognize information contained in the typical sections and the summary of quantities sheets.
  • Identify information found in plan, profile, ROW, erosion control, pipe, and cross section sheets.

Each session will award 2 PDHs each. A total of 6 PDHs can be earned for fully attending all 3 sessions.

These webinars are provided at no cost and will award a certificate of training for attendees requesting Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a certificate of completion verifying your attendance. Certificates will be awarded only for fully attending each webinar.

Please note – space for this webinar is limited, and Florida local agencies are being given first priority!

Part 1 of 3 – Introduction to Plan Reading (7/19/2024)
In this first session, we will introduce the basic concepts of plan reading. The following topics will be covered: Scale: What does it mean?; Stationing as a reference system; Views: Different ways of looking at a project; Decoding Symbols and Abbreviations. We will introduce a sample set of roadway plans for the webinar series.

Part 2 of 3 – Title Sheet, Typical Sections, Summary of Quantities, and Plan Sheets (7/26/2024)
In this second session, we will begin walking through our sample set of roadway plans. We will cover the following: Layout/Title Sheet, Typical Sections, Summary of Quantities, and the Plan Sheets. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice their plan reading knowledge.

Part 3 of 3 – Profile Sheets, Right of Way, Erosion Control, and Pipe Sheets (8/2/2024)
In this third session, we will work on the second half of our sample set of roadway plans. We will cover the following: Profile Sheets, Right of Way Sheets, Erosion Control Sheets, Pipe Sheets, and the Cross Section Sheets. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice their plan reading knowledge.

Instructor Bio:

Todd Morrison, P.E. is a road safety advocate as a speaker, workshop instructor, and online trainer. For the past fifteen years he has worked for numerous Local Technical Assistance Programs, Cities, Counties, Contractors, and DOT’s. He has taught over 900 workshops and trained over 27000 individuals. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as a Resident/Construction Engineer, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, Environmental Coordinator, and as a Branch Manager for Maintenance and Operations. Todd served for two years as Kentucky’s Safety Circuit Rider helping local agencies identify low-cost improvements to reduce crashes. He also served for two years as a Road Safety Subject Matter Expert for the Tribal Technical Assistance Program. Todd is an ATSSA certified Traffic Control Supervisor, Flagging Instructor, and Traffic Control Design Specialist. He is also a Certified Public Manager and NHI certified instructor.

 

Basic Highway Plan Reading

3-Part Webinar Series
Note – you must register for each part individually

This is a limited-offering series, and we are only able to offer the recordings for a limited time.
Recordings of these sessions were only available for viewing until August 16, 2024.

Part 1 of 3
Introduction to Plan Reading

 

DATE: Fri., July 19, 2024
TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar

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Part 2 of 3
Title Sheet, Typical Sections, Summary of Quantities, and Plan Sheets

DATE: Fri., July 26, 2024
TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar

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Part 3 of 3
Profile Sheets, Right of Way, Erosion Control, and Pipe Sheets


DATE: Fri., August 2, 2024
TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
LOCATION: GoToWebinar

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