April 19, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
University of Virginia
Virginia Transportation Research Council – VTRC Auditorium
530 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Visitors may park in the upper visitors lot in front of the building and if it gets filled, in the lower lot behind the building. There is a sign at the entrance to the lower lot directing visitors to the upper lot. Entry from the back lot can be buzzed in from the front desk and visitors may take the elevator to the third floor to get to the auditorium. When the elevator opens the auditorium is right there on the left.
Roadway plans are developed to provide a pictorial view of the existing facilities and
proposed improvements on a particular section of undeveloped land or existing roadway. They convey information relevant to the construction of the roadway, ranging from the quantities of construction materials required to the horizontal layout of the roadway. Reading a set of plans can seem overwhelming but at the conclusion of this class every student will possess the knowledge to read a set of plans, calculate quantities, measure distances as well as many other issues related to roadway plan interpretation.
This lively class will change the way you think about reading and understanding roadway construction plans. You will learn the primary elements of a set of roadway plans and what each element contains. We will touch on the title sheet, schematic plan, utility plan, typical sections, general notes, maintenance of traffic plans, plan/profile sheets, cross sections, and miscellaneous details. By the end of the training, you will possess the knowledge to communicate key details about any set of roadway plans to those interested.
Module 1 – Title Sheet / Schematic Plan / Typical Sections
Module 2 – Utility Plan / Maintenance of Traffic Plan / Drainage
Module 3 – Plan and Profile Sheets
Module 4 – Cross Sections / Miscellaneous Details
Lorenzo Casanova, P.E.
He worked for 21 years for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) during which time he served for over twelve years as Pavement, Materials and Technology Transfer Engineer. He also served as the Local Programs Coordinator and Asset Management Program Manager.
Early in his career he got involved in Construction Inspection and Contract Administration. Later in his career, he became interested in Statistical Quality Assurance/Quality Control, and Project Monitoring and Project Management. In addition, he has extensive practical experience in engineering and economic analysis; and has held different positions in the public and private sectors, as well as in academia.
Mr. Casanova has taught courses in Statics, Strength of Materials, and Physics at two community colleges. With a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, he is a registered P.E. in Florida and Delaware and earned his Masters of Engineering degree from the University of Florida where he taught senior level courses in Pavement Design.
Who Should Attend
If you want to learn how to read a set of plans, this class is for you. It was developed for personnel who are required to read and understand roadway plans. Whether the student is involved in the construction and maintenance of roadways, is required to answer questions about specific items on a set of roadway plans or is just interested in reading roadway plans, then this class is for you. This could include construction workers, inspectors, design engineers or department liaisons. Previous experience with roadway plan development is not required.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $85.00
Private Industry: $325.00
Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.
Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.