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Chapter 2 - Course Descriptions

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PLATS / PLANS / MAPS

International Right of Way Association

Course Title: Engineering Plan Development and Application

Course Number: 901

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:Designed as an advanced plan reading course for non-engineers, this course teaches students how to read and use information contained in engineering drawings. Topics include interrelationship of plan, profile, and cross-section sheets; horizontal and vertical alignment of centerlines; topographic and property information on plans; aerial photography; State plane coordinates; utility line crossings of highways; contour line characteristics; and interpretation of right-of-way plans. (Recertification credit: 8 hours)

Target Audience: Non-engineers

Attendance Restrictions: IRWA Course 900 or 101E (engineering segment) or 2 years of right-of-way engineering experience.Familiarity with use of an engineering scale, protractor, and hand-held calculator is strongly advised.

Course Length: 1 day

Course Fee: Member-$225
Nonmember-$290

Contact Information:Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Plats, plans, maps

Course Title: Property Descriptions

Course Number: 902

Sponsoring Organization: International Right of Way Association

Course Description:Designed as an advanced course in the use of property descriptions for non-engineers, this course is highly technical in nature and provides in-depth exposure to plotting and interpreting property descriptions. Topics include requirements of a property description and how to read, write, and interpret descriptions by various methods of property such as the rectangular grid system, metes and bounds, point and centerline, and subdivisions. (Recertification credit: 8 hours)

Target Audience: Non-engineers

Attendance Restrictions: IRWA Course 900 or 101E (engineering segment) or 2 years of right-of-way engineering experience.Familiarity with use of an engineering scale, protractor, and hand-held calculator is strongly advised.

Course Length: 1 day

Course Fee: Member-$225, Nonmember-$290

Contact Information:Connie Sanchez
Senior Course Coordinator
IRWA Headquarters
Pacifica Harbor Business Center #220
Torrance, CA 90502-1144
Phone: (310) 538-0233
Fax: (310) 538-1471
E-mail: sanchez@irwaonline.org
education@irwaonline.org
Website: www.irwaonline.org

Keywords:Plats, plans, maps State Departments of Transportion

Course Title: Fundamentals in Reading Maps and Construction Plans, Land Titles, and Right-of-Way Overview

Course Number: N/A

Sponsoring Organization: Florida Department of Transportation

Course Description:This course gives students basic information on:

Target Audience: Entry-level acquisition agents, relocation agents, and appraisers

Attendance Restrictions: Maximum class size is 20.

Course Length: 4 days

Course Fee: Free to Florida State Department of Transportation employees and consultants.Fee to be determined for non-department employees

Contact Information:Juanice M. Hagan
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street, MS22
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 414-4605
Fax: (850) 488-5671
E-mail: juanice.hagan@dot.state.fl.us
Website: www.dot.state.fl.us

Keywords:Plats, plans, maps Course Title: Highway Plan Reading Refresher

Course Number: N/A

Sponsoring Organization: Ohio Department of Transportation

Course Description:This program is designed to refresh students' ability to read construction and right-of-way plans.

Target Audience:Ohio DOT employees and consultants

Attendance Restrictions: None

Course Length: 1 day

Course Fee: $100

Contact Information:Debbie Jones
Ohio DOT
1980 W. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223
Phone: (614) 466-0158
Fax: (614) 644-7564
E-mail: djones@odot.dot.oh.gov
Website: www.dot.state.oh.us/real

Keywords:Plats, plans, maps

Course Title: Reading Plats, Plans, and Cross-Sections (basic class)

Course Number: N/A

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Department of Transportation

Course Description:This course provides an interpretation of right-of-way plats, construction plans, and cross-sections for the beginner.

Target Audience:Anyone interested in learning how to read these materials

Attendance Restrictions: Participants must be able to use engineering scale. Maximum class size is 25.

Course Length: 1 day

Course Fee: To be determined

Contact Information:Sherry Andrews, Unit Training Coordinator
or Vernon Kral, Instructor
State Highway Administration
Office of Real Estate
707 N. Calvert Street, M-302
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 545-0022 (SA)
(410) 545-5754 (VK)
Fax:(410) 209-5024
E-mail: SAndrews@sha.state.md.us
Website: www.mdot.state.md.us/real_estate.html

Keywords:Plats, plans, maps

Course Title: Reading Plats, Plans, and Cross-Sections (Advanced class)

Course Number: N/A

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Department of Transportation

Course Description:This is an advanced class designed for the individual who has had previous experience working with these materials or who has completed the basic reading class.

Target Audience:Anyone interested in advanced training

Attendance Restrictions: Participants must be able to use an engineering scale and must have completed the basic class or have equivalent experience.Maximum class size is 25.

Course Length: 1 day

Course Fee: To be determined.

Contact Information:Sherry Andrews, Unit Training Coordinator
or Vernon Kral, Instructor
State Highway Administration
Office of Real Estate
707 N. Calvert Street, M-302
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 545-0022 (SA)
(410) 545-5754 (VK)
Fax:(410) 209-5024
E-mail: SAndrews@sha.state.md.us
Website: www.mdot.state.md.us/real_estate.html

Keywords:Plats, plans, maps

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