June 07, 2023
8:15AM - 4:00PM
Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 N. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24016
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
Walter C. Catlett
Walt Catlett possesses over 25 years of experience in urban drainage and stormwater management, combined with over 30 years of safety experience from the concrete pipe industry, military, and consulting engineering. He is an effective trainer and educator responsible for the training of military personnel and public works professionals. He serves on Virginia’s Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) Advisory Board. He also serves on the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s Research Advisory Council. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA. Mr. Catlett served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army Reserves for a combined 30 years.
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.