Engineering Workshops

NYSLTAP-CLRP hosts engineering-level workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year. Attendees can choose to earn New York State Professional Development Hour Credits (PDHs) in each course. Announcements on engineering workshop topics, dates, and locations are posted on our website and in our program newsletters.

Upcoming Engineering Workshops

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In-Person Workshops                                

ADA in the Public Right of Way - 7 PDHs
Dates & Locations:     June 21 - Albany Co.        June 22 - Orange Co.
Cost:     Registration Fee $75, PDH Fee $20

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that pedestrian  facilities  and  access  routes 
 are  properly constructed and maintained for all individuals, including those with disabilities. 
This course provides a focused introduction on the proper design and maintenance of pedestrian 
access routes in new construction or when existing facilities are altered. This training was 
developed to  provide  information  and  best  practices  for  those involved in the design and 
maintenance of pedestrian facilities,  and  for  those  individuals  that  ensure  the proper 
adherence to all applicable laws and guidelines. This course is taught from the perspective of the 
Public Rights-of-Way  Accessibility  Guidelines  (PROWAG),  a best practice for public 

(NHI) Highway Slope Maintenance and Slide Restoration - 15 PDHs
3-Day Course Dates & Location: August 2-4 - Broome Co.
Cost:     Registration Fee $225, PDH Fee $0

As focus changes toward the asset management of our existing infrastructure, the value of maintaining and managing our embankment and cut slopes becomes more apparent. This course provides the essentials to slope maintenance and slide restoration for transportation field personnel with an asset management perspective. This course is not meant to be highly technical, and explains, conceptually and in layman's terms, the conditions and factors affecting slope movement, stability and deterioration, and the cost considerations of maintenance, stabilization and of slope failures. The course also provides the fundamental aspects of slope management systems and discusses the rationale of slope management considering the legal implications of slope failures and rock fall.

Safe Systems - 6 PDHs
Dates & Locations:     August 16 - Dutchess Co.    August 17 - Oneida Co.        August 18 - Monroe Co.
Cost:     Registration Fee $0, PDH Fee $20

This course provides an introduction into SSA as well as low-cost, ready-to-use improvements that enhance the safety of roads and highways.  Various data sources to evaluate roadway safety are also discussed. A synthesis of SSA reference materials and videos will be identified and distributed (virtually).  The course will present LCSI countermeasures (along with their relationship to SSA) and their associated crash reduction/modification factors (CRF/CMF) as identified on either the CMF Clearinghouse or other relevant publications. Information on using the CMF Clearinghouse and how to evaluate various CMFs are discussed. Countermeasures for specific areas including roadway segments and curves, roadsides, unsignalized intersections and signalized intersections are covered. 

Virtual Workshops

Electrical and other Main Hazards in Roadway Construction (ARTBA) - 4 PDHs
Dates:     September 8        
Cost:     Registration Fee $75, PDH Fee $20


This 4-hour virtual course is created to prevent fatalities and injuries in the roadway construction industry by providing an overview of the focus four hazards, like falls, struck-by, caught-in, and between hazards (runovers and backovers) with emphasis on electrical safety in roadway construction.

According to our grantor, to participate in this class, you need to be a construction worker in the private sector or a construction worker in the public sector responsible for your coworkers' safety and health in your agency.

After registering, if you are approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

You will also receive reminder emails a week, a day and an hour before the class if approved.

Brought to you by ARTBA and the OSHA Harwood grant

Federal Aid 101 - 3 PDHs 
Date:     September 13
Cost:     Registration Fee $0, PDH Fee $20 

Getting federal aid is only the first step in the process to complete a local project. To make a project successful, the local agency needs to understand the steps and the federal and state requirements. During this 4-hour online workshop, David will walk through a federal aid project from start to finish, discuss the steps to a successful project, and review issues that have led to problems in the past. Attendees will learn the roles and responsibilities of the various parties involved and ways reduce stress for themselves and the agencies overseeing the work. Presented by David Orr, P.E., Director, NYSLTAP-CLRP   


Engineering Workshop General Information

Complete the registration form and mail them to the New York State Local Technical Assistance Program - Cornell Local Roads Program at 416 Riley-Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY 4853, email them to clrp [at], or send via fax (607-255-4080).

 We accept check, cash, credit card (, or voucher made payable to "Cornell Local Roads Program."

You will receive a confirmation email when you register and in-person workshop registrants will receive a map to the workshop site. If you have not received a confirmation at least one week before the workshop, please call (607) 255-8033 or email clrp@ For virtual workshop webinars, you will receive webinar registration weblinks with your confirmation. Workshop prices vary in an effort to provide each course at the lowest possible amount for attendees based on the cost of hosting each individual workshop.

Schedules, agendas, and timing for all in-person and virtual workshops vary.

If you need to cancel please contact us at least 3 business days before the workshop so we may give your space to someone on our waiting list. You may substitute a coworker if you cannot attend.

If you have tested positive for COVID in the last two weeks or have symptoms, we ask that you stay home, and we will issue a refund.

In compliance with state guidelines, we ask that you wear a mask unless vaccinated. Some workshop facilities may require that everyone wear a mask and if that is the case, we will notify you ahead of time. Guidelines are subject to change.