This course is designed for engineering and planning professionals who wish to gain a deeper understanding of HCM methods and their applications. It is also designed to provide a solid foundation for those who are studying for exams such as PE or PTOE.
Experienced instructors will provide an overview of the methodology steps, highlighting key concepts, best practices, common mistakes and limitations of the methods. The instructor will also highlight major methodological changes in the 7th Edition of the HCM (2022). Several example problems will be discussed in class and students will have the opportunity to practice the use of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS) to perform HCM-based capacity analyses.
Sessions will include lectures, software demonstrations, and application examples on the HCM 6th Edition procedures. Step-by-step instruction of methodologies, followed by application examples, are presented for different HCM chapters:
· Understand the scope of HCM analyses
· Understand analysis inputs and interpret results
· Use the basics of Highway Capacity Software to perform HCM analyses
· HCM and HCS Overview - 1:00-2:00 pm ET
· Freeway Segments (Basic, Weaving, Merge & Diverge, Managed Lanes, Work Zone)Freeway Facilities (Travel Time Reliability, ATDM) – 2:00 – 5:00 pm ET
· Highway Segments (Multilane Highways, Two-Lane Highways) - 1:00-2:30 pm ET
· Unsignalized Intersections (TWSC, AWSC, Roundabouts, and Roundabout Segments) – 2:30 – 4:00 pm ET
· Signalized Intersections – 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET
· Signalized Intersections (NEMA, Phase Duration, Multiple-Period Analysis); Urban Streets (Flow Profile, Access Points, Travel Time Reliability, ATDM); Ramp Terminals and Alternative Intersections (DDI, DLT, RCUT, MUT) - 1:00 – 5:00 pm ET
PDHs provided: 12
Dr. Behzad Aghdashi has over 10 years of professional experience focusing on research in transportation engineering and traffic operations training. his areas of expertise include traffic operations on freeways and surface streets, simulation analysis, software development, and mathematical optimization. Through several research projects, he developed methods for the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) to evaluate the operational conditions of freeway facilities. He has delivered numerous training and workshops related to the HCM material for academia as well as the professional society. Presently, Dr. Aghdashi serves as a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service that oversees the content of HCM. He is currently serving as the director of McTrans center.
Dr. Fabio Sasahara is the Outreach and Training Lead at McTrans Center at University of Florida, having taught several training sessions on HCM and HCS courses. He has extensive experience on applying and developing new HCM methods. At McTrans Center, he has held several training sessions on Highway Capacity Analysis and workshops on the use of HCS. He is also actively involved with the Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee at TRB, where he currently serves as the User Liaison Lead.
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Registrations may be limited to the first fifteen to ensure questions and discussion can be managed appropriately. Individual registrations are required.
For multiple registrations from the same agency or company on a single transaction, the fee is discounted 10% at $495 per person.
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A full refund will be issued if request is received in writing 7 business days before the course begins. NO refund will be given after that date except in the event the course is canceled. Failure to attend does not constitute cancellation. In the event the workshop is canceled a full refund will be returned, but the University is not responsible for non-refundable travel fares or lodging deposits.