CALTAP NEWS & EVENTS: February 21, 2024


Sustainable Building Design & Simulation

Join us this February 22nd as Dr. Hamid Rahai presents "Renewable Energy Resources & Sustainable Design", a 2-hour online course covering the elements of sustainable design and their consideration in building projects, including the modeling and evaluation of building energy performance using the industry standard simulation tool eQuest.

Online Training: February 22, 2024, 9 – 11am PT

Course Topics Include:

  • Introduction to e-Quest
  • Building Energy Performance & Simulation (BPS)
  • Design Considerations for Optimizing Energy Performance
  • Energy Use Intensity (EUI) & Time dependenty Valuation
  • PV Systems, Passive Solar Design, Solar Water Heating
  • Mandatory Requirements for Solar-Ready Buildings
  • Wind Energy Basics & Wind Turbine Systems
  • California Climate Zones

Seating is limited ... register now to attend!

Caltrans Vendor Day

Caltrans is hosting an online "Vendor Day" where leadership will present specific challenges they're asking the vendor community to help solve.

Participants will be briefed on five problem statements and requirements for one wild card, with instructions on how to respond and move forward.

Free webinar: March 5th, 2024, 1 – 3pm (PT)

Problem Statements:

  • Contracting and Procurement Processes
  • Hiring Processes, Recruitment, and Retention
  • Safety Enhancements in Disadvantaged Communities
  • Multimodal Travel Experience
  • Climate Impacts on Transportation Assets

Space is limited ... register now to attend

Caltrans Local Assistance Day

Caltrans DLA invites you to join its Local Assistance Day statewide webinar this February 27th, a quarterly event meant to inform RTPAs, MPOs, local agencies, and other interested transportation parties.

FREE Webinar: February 27th, 2024, 8:30 – 11:30am PT

Planned Topics Include:

  • Buy America Updates
  • Obligations Plans & Upcoming Critical Deadlines
  • Local Program Procedures 2024
  • DBE Prompt Payment, Commercial Useful Functions
  • DBE Termination & Replacement
  • LAPM Exhibit 13-E Preliminary Engineering RoW Checklist
  • FHWA Innovation Competition: Build a Better Mousetrap
  • Local Assistance Training Updates

Learn more and register now to attend


Resident Engineer & Inspector Daily Diaries

Did you miss last week's Lunch 'n Learn about daily diary reporting? The recorded session is now posted on our YouTube site for on-demand viewing.

Discussion Topics Included:

  • Why is daily reporting of construction activities required?
  • What does a daily report include?
  • LAPM 16-C1: Assistant Engineer’s Daily Report
  • LAPM 16-C2: Resident Engineer’s Daily Report
  • Example daily reports (good & bad!)
  • Construction oversight engineer findings
  • Documenting in the daily diary & creating an
 audit trail

Traffic Safety Culture Research Roadmap

NCHRP's "Traffic Safety Culture Research Roadmap" presents a roadmap for promoting traffic safety culture (TSC) among state DOTs and transportation safety agencies.

This report outlines 20 need statements covering a broad set of research and suggesting projects agencies can undertake to shape their own organizational culture, align their goals with those of their communities, and contribute to national traffic safety objectives.

Check out this new research report

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Also be sure to checkout our online training and events calendars, where you'll find upcoming classes, conference, and webinars by event date. Most are free of charge and support online attendance.

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