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GPI offers several multi-day training certification courses as well as a wide range of one-hour continuing education courses. For more information on any of our course offerings, please contact us.

Training/Certifications

PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Training/Certification Programs
C-1 Fundamentals of Protective Coatings
SSPC 3.8 CEUs
5 days/40 hours (includes course exam)
This course provides a practical and comprehensive overview for those who are new to the protective coatings industry. It is also an ideal refresher for reviewing the fundamentals of corrosion and the use of coatings as a protective mechanism against corrosion and deterioration of industrial structures.
C-2 Specifying & Managing Coatings Projects
SSPC 3.8 CEUs
5 days/40 hours (includes course exam)
This course is designed to provide those who understand coating fundamentals with an overview of the principles of planning, awarding, and monitoring the quality of new construction or maintenance painting projects.
C-3 Supervisor/Competent Person for Deleading of Industrial Structures
SSPC 3.0 CEUs
4 days/32 hours (includes course exam)
C3 includes background information on the hazards of lead and other toxic metals as well as the current legal and regulatory environment. The course contains specific discussions on protecting workers, compliance with environmental regulations, proper management of waste streams and operations that result in potential exposures to lead, and associated control technology.
C-5 Lead Paint Removal Refresher
1 day/8 hours (includes course exam)
This one-day course provides refresher training for supervisors/competent persons who are responsible for industrial deleading operations. It starts with a review of basic information about lead and the human health hazards associated with it. C5 concludes with discussions about emissions control as presented in SSPC Guide 6.
Bridge Coating Inspector (BCI) Level 1
SSPC 3.7 CEUs
5 days/40 hours (includes course exam)
The BCI program covers the fundamentals of how to inspect surface preparation and application of protective coatings on bridge steel. The course covers unique situations that will affect inspection in the field (e.g. containment, field safety hazards, changing weather conditions), as well as the fundamental inspection skills required to inspect new bridge steel painted in the shop, in the field or maintenance systems applied in the field.
Bridge Coating Inspector (BCI) Level 2
SSPC 3.7 CEUs
6 days/44 hours (includes certification exam)
This 6 day program includes the Level 1 Program. The Level 1 Program is days 1-5 and then the Level 2 Program is day 6. The BCI program covers the fundamentals of how to inspect surface preparation and application of protective coatings on bridge steel. The course covers unique situations that will affect inspection in the field (e.g. containment, field safety hazards, changing weather conditions), as well as the fundamental inspection skills required to inspect new bridge steel painted in the shop, in the field or maintenance systems applied in the field.

National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Certification Programs

Coatings Inspector Level 1
6 days/60 hours (includes course exam) 5.6 CEU’s
CIP 1 is an intensive presentation of the basics of coating application and inspection. The course provides both the technical and practical fundamentals for coatings inspection work on structural steel projects. Although specifically designed for coatings inspection trainees, this course will benefit anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of coatings application and inspection including project engineers, quality assurance managers, contractors, painters, technical sales representatives, blasters, paint applicators and maintenance personnel.
Coatings Inspector Level 2
6 days/60 hours (includes course exam) 5.6 CEU’s
CIP 2 focuses on specialized methods of surface preparation and application, and coating types for both steel and non-steel substrates. The course also deals with advanced inspection techniques and shop coating processes. Students learn about destructive test instruments and more sophisticated non-destructive test methods. It will also cover inspection criteria, failure modes, laboratory testing and a comprehensive instrument review. Anyone who is interested in increasing his or her coatings inspection knowledge and expertise, or wants to become a certified NACE Coatings Inspector, should attend this course.

STRUCTURES

Federal Highway Administration/National Highway Institute

Instructor-led Training Courses

FHWA-NHI-130053 Bridge Inspection Refresher Training
3 DAYS, 1.8 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130087 Inspection and Maintenance of Ancillary Highway Structures
2 DAYS, 1.1 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130088 Bridge Construction Inspection
4.5 DAYS, 2.7 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130108 Bridge Maintenance
4 DAYS, 2.3 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-134062 Bridge Rehabilitation Design
4.5 DAYS, 2.7 CEU UNITS
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Web-based Training Courses

FHWA-NHI-130105A Introduction to FRP Materials and Applications for Concrete Structures
3 HOURS, .3 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130105B Construction Procedures & Specs for Bonded Repair & Retrofit of Conc Structures
5 HOURS, .5 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130105C QC of Repair and Retrofit of Concrete Structures Using FRP Composites
5 HOURS, .5 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130107A Fundamentals of Bridge Maintenance
7 HOURS, .7 CEU UNITS
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FHWA-NHI-130111 Nondestructive Evaluation Fundamentals for Bridge Inspection
6 HOURS, .6 CEU UNITS
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Continuing Education

The following classes are complementary but only offered in the areas specified. They are typically one hour courses and can be held at your location or ours.

BUILDING SYSTEMS

(Available in MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, and DC)

Lighting Controls & Design – IECC 2012 & IGCC 2012
AIA 1 LU/HSW IDCEC 1 CEU/HSW
Understand the definition of a Daylight Zone and controls required by IECC 2012 and IGCC 2012. Learn about lighting reduction controls, automatic time switch controls, occupancy sensors, and daylight zone controls.
Plumbing for Architects
AIA 1 LU/HSW IDCEC 1 CEU/HSW
Learn about various types of plumbing fixtures and installation requirements, code requirements, user needs, budget considerations, and LEED Water Reduction and it’s relation to plumbing fixture selection.
Understanding Mechanical Systems
AIA 1 LU/HSW IDCEC 1 CEU/HSW
Learn about criteria for HVAC System Selection, Concept of Heating and Cooling, Load Calculations, Airside Concept and VAV Distribution, Refrigerant Cycle, and Systems Types. (Comprehensive 2hr/2LU Class available).
See the Light… Lighting Design Concepts and Solutions
AIA 1 LU/HSW IDCEC 1 CEU/HSW
Gain an understanding of lighting design approach considering current codes and regulations, learn about lamps, light fixture types, lamp color, and lighting controls.
How to Read MEP Drawings
AIA 1 LU
Learn how to find exactly what you are looking for on MEP drawings and gain an understanding of standard industry symbols and code requirements shown on MEP drawings.
Benefits of Interior Design & Engineering Collaboration
AIA 1 LU IDCEC 1 CEU
Overview of the interaction between the architect/interior designer and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers (MEP).
Sustainability from an Engineering Perspective
AIA 1 LU/HSW
Learn about sustainable design from an engineering perspective, how it is measured, and who is interested. Concepts include indoor air quality, energy performance, water efficiency, lighting strategies, and commissioning.
HVAC Architectural Design 101
AIA 1 LU/HSW
Learn HVAC definitions, how loads are calculated, and variables that play a role in calculations. Discuss differences between constant volume and variable air volume systems as well as mechanical system selection criteria.

ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY

(Available in FL)

Wetland Impact Evaluations for Florida Water Supply Managers: Statistical, GIS & Field Methods
FBPE 1 PDH
This course provides an overview of innovative statistical, GIS, and field-based methods to identify significant patterns in wetland/lake water levels and ecological conditions. The intended audience is water supply managers, engineers, and environmental scientists. Topics include: the Historical Normal Pool Concept, Minimum Flows and Levels, Trend Assessments, Spatial Interpolation, and Wetland Assessment Procedures.
State of Florida Water Quality Regulations
FBPE 1 PDH
This course covers the latest in water quality regulations that will affect Florida engineers in a variety of ways, from available funding for projects, to design recommendations. It covers the basics of the State’s NPDES and TMDL program, the latest developments on Numeric Nutrient Criteria, water quality credit trading, and BMAP development.
Intro to Wetland Permitting & Mitigation Assessment
FBPE 1 PDH
This course provides an introduction and brief overview of wetland permitting requirements (local, state, and federal) and compensatory
wetland mitigation. The intended audience includes project managers, engineers, architects, and contractors. Topics to be discussed include how to identify a wetland, difference types of wetlands and how that relates to permitting and mitigation constraints, and how to anticipate schedules and costs related to wetland mitigation.

PROTECTIVE COATINGS

(Available in FL)

Protective Coatings 101
FBPE 1 PDH
This course provides a useful overview of  the causes and effect of corrosion, design considerations, methods of protection, application, inspection and maintenance of steel structures.
Protective Coatings For Utility Personnel
FBPE 1 PDH, FDEP W/WW (FSAWWA) Operator 1 hour
This course will cover the basics of what utility owners should know about the use of protective coatings to extend asset life and reduce life-cycle costs. The course begins with a brief overview of the ‘state of the utility industry’ with respect to protective coatings – typical specifying language, surface-prep and application oversight, and managing coating systems as a comprehensive program.

TRAFFIC

(Available in FL)

Intro to Systems Engineering for Signal Systems (Including Adaptive Control)
FBPE 1 PDH
This training will focus on providing an introductory overview to the Systems Engineering processes for signal systems. If properly used, the Model Systems Engineering Documents for Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) Systems document will assist agencies to apply the systems engineering process in a manner that is commensurate with the scale of the project, in order to substantially reduce the level of effort and address many of the risks associated with procurement of ASCT. The process steps including Concept of Operation, System Requirements, Verification Plan, and Validation Plan will be discussed. 
Traffic Signal Optimization - Beginner
FBPE 1 PDH
Optimizing traffic signals can be a cost effective way to minimize delay, reduce emissions, and improve safety along corridors. This training will identify the needs and benefits to Traffic Signal Optimization. It will also explore the basic steps and resources involved in performing a corridor optimization effort.
Traffic Signal Optimization - Advanced
FBPE 1 PDH
This training will be a continuation of the beginner training. A more in-depth view of the optimization process including analysis and modeling will be discussed. Unique situations, such as super-saturated intersections, incident management, and geometric constraints will be explored.
Achieving Safety at Signalized Intersections
FBPE 1 PDH
Safety has quickly moved under the spotlight as one of the highest priorities in the transportation realm.  Regardless of the project phase, safety countermeasures can be implemented at signalized intersections through various techniques and applications.  This training will aim to explore safety considerations, primarily for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists at signalized intersections during preliminary investigations, design, and retrofit.  Achieving an increased level of safety at signalized intersections through geometric design/retrofit, signing and striping applications, retiming techniques, ITS/ATMS technology, and alternative measures will also be discussed.
Implementing Bicycle & Pedestrian Accommodation
FBPE 1 PDH
Historically, planning and design of our transportation systems have been centered around the automobile.  With the rapidly increasing populations and shifting mindsets, offering multi-modal accommodation for real transportation choices is a vital necessity for many users in today’s systems.  Standard or traditional templates which are often used for design tend to overlook pedestrians and bicyclists.  This training will explore options of offering accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists during each phase of the transportation project.

 

 

 

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