Volvo Construction Equipment Announces 2015-2016 Road Institute® Course Schedule

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The paving industry’s premier training program is designed to help contractors apply smart paving principals, and improve the quality and efficiency of their work.

Road Institute will offer training sessions, ranging from two to five days, beginning in mid-September 2015 through May 2016. Courses are held at the Road Institute Training Center in Shippensburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and at the Road Institute West location in Phoenix, Arizona.

Training courses combine classroom-style instruction with hands-on learning, and focus on a wide range of paving and compaction topics, including operation, application, maintenance and mechanics. All courses are conducted by instructors with decades of firsthand field and teaching experience. New for the 2015-2016 course schedule are several courses incorporating an overview of Volvo Intelligent Compaction with Density Direct, the industry’s first-ever real-time density mapping technology.

Road Institute ensures that attendees have an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from classroom training in a real-world environment. The paver and compactor operator courses qualify toward the NAPA Diamond Paving Commendation requirements.  Safety and best practices are emphasized within the curriculum of each course.

“Today’s pavers and asphalt compactors are more technical and precise than ever before,” says Wayne Tomlinson, compaction training specialist, Road Institute. “Road Institute aims to teach contractors best practices — regardless of the brand of equipment they operate — so they can be equipped to make smart decisions on the job.”

Early registration is recommended as class size is limited to allow for ideal instructor-to-attendee ratio. A 25 percent discount will be given to those who register by September 30 for any classes held September through December 2015.

The 2015-2016 course schedule can be viewed here. More information on course descriptions, registration and hotel information is available online at RoadInstitute.com.

To learn more about Road Institute, watch the highlights from a hands-on training session, hear from those who attended as they talk about their experiences and meet the Road Institute instructors.

Road Institute 2015 – 2016 Course Schedule:

Automatic Grade and Slope Systems
Dec. 15 – 17, 2015, Phoenix, Az.
Jan. 19 – 21, 2016, Chambersburg, Pa.
Mar. 1 – 3, 2016, Phoenix, Az.

Large Asphalt Compactor Mechanics (Step 1)
Nov. 17 – 19, 2015, Chambersburg, Pa.
Jan. 12 – 14, 2016, Chambersburg, Pa.
Mar. 8 – 10, 2016, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver and Compactor Operation and Maintenance
Oct. 20 – 23, 2015, Shippensburg, Pa. (B-K)
Nov. 3 – 6, 2015, Phoenix, Az. (B-K)
Nov. 17 – 20, 2015, Phoenix, Az. (B-K)(WMA)
Dec. 8 – 11, 2015, Phoenix, Az. (Topcon)
Jan. 12 – 15, 2016, Phoenix, Az.  (B-K)(WMA)
Jan. 26 – 29, 2016, Phoenix, Az. (B-K)
Feb. 16 – 19, 2016, Phoenix, Az.(B-K)(WMA)
Feb. 23 – 26, 2016, Phoenix, Az. (B-K)
Mar. 8 – 11, 2016, Phoenix, Az. (B-K)(WMA)
Mar. 29 – Apr. 1, 2016, Phoenix, Az. (B-K)
Apr. 19 – 22, 2016, Shippensburg, Pa. (Topcon)(WMA)
Apr. 26 – 29, 2016, Phoenix, Az. (B-K)
May 10 – 13, 2016, Phoenix, Az. (B-K)

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems – Blaw-Knox® Pavers (Step 1)
Sep. 14 – 18, 2015, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems – PF6000-Series Pavers     (Step 1)
Sep. 21 – 25, 2015, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems – PF6000-Series Pavers     (Step 2)
Oct. 6 – 8, 2015, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems – P7000-Series Pavers (Step 1)
Oct. 12 – 16, 2015, Chambersburg, Pa.
Jan. 4 – 8, 2016, Chambersburg, Pa.
Feb. 1– 5, 2016, Phoenix, Az.

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems – P7000-Series Pavers (Step 2)
Mar. 15 – 18, 2016, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver Screed Operation and Adjustment
Nov. 10 – 12, 2015, Chambersburg, Pa.
Feb. 9 – 11, 2016, Chambersburg, Pa.
Apr. 5 – 7, 2016, Phoenix, Az.

Paving and Compaction Application Seminar
Apr. 12 – 13, 2016, Shippensburg, Pa.

Small Asphalt Compactor Mechanics
Mar. 22 – 24, 2016, Chambersburg, Pa.

Soil Compaction Application Seminar
May 17 – 18, 2016, Chambersburg, Pa.

Soil Compactor Mechanics (Step 1)
Dec. 8 – 10, 2015, Chambersburg, Pa.
• Feb. 16 – 18, 2016, Chambersburg, Pa.