Volvo Road Institute enters its 46th year as the asphalt industrys premier training school, providing practical instruction for contractors and professionals. Volvo Construction Equipment has announced its 2010-2011 schedule for the premier Volvo Road Institute. Course curriculum ranges from two- to five-day sessions beginning in September and continuing through June 2011, at its two training facilities in North America -- one in Chambersburg, Pa., and the other in Phoenix, Ariz.
Our focus is to provide a service to the industry by providing a place for participants to learn best practices in asphalt paving, said Dan Snedecor, manager of sales and operator training. There is no requirement for people attending Road Institute to own Volvo equipment.
Nearing its fifth decade, the Volvo Road Institute focuses its training efforts on the customer and various occupations within the hot-mix asphalt (HMA) paving industry. The Volvo Road Institute provides the paving contractor, operator, agency and industry personnel with the important link between equipment technology and jobsite applications. Operator courses and seminars are designed to improve an operators skills with both theory and hands-on operation of asphalt paving and compaction equipment.
The curriculum is designed for operators and crew personnel, as well as state DOT administrators and asphalt production professionals. Courses are offered in paver and compactor operation and maintenance, applications, automatic grade and slope control systems, screed operation and soil compaction application. Additional courses are offered on milling machines and hydraulic and electrical system fundamentals of Blaw-Knox and PF6000-Series pavers.
Courses are structured to provide classroom and hands-on practical training. Topics in each session range from daily and weekly maintenance to the operation and application of asphalt paving. Safety is included as part of each course curriculum, as it is one of the Volvo core values. Class size is limited for ideal instructor-to-student ratios and team learning. Tuition is $750 per student per course. For more information on the Volvo Road Institute or to register for classes, visit www.roadinstitute.com.
Paver and Compactor Operation and Maintenance
Sept. 28 Oct. 1, 2010, Chambersburg, Pa.
Oct. 12 15, 2010, Chambersburg, Pa.
Oct. 19 22, 2010, Chambersburg, Pa.
Nov. 9 12, 2010, Phoenix, Ariz.
Nov. 16 19, 2010, Phoenix, Ariz.
Dec. 7 10, 2010, Phoenix, Ariz.
Jan. 11 14, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz.
Jan. 25 28, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz.
Feb. 8 11, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz.
March 1 4, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz.
March 8 11, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz.
March 29 April 1, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz.
April 12 5, 2011, Phoenix, Ariz.
May 10 13, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
Automatic Grade and Slope Systems
Nov. 30 Dec. 2, 2010, Chambersburg, Pa.
April 5 7, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
Paving and Compaction Application Seminar
Oct. 6 7, 2010, (Location to be determined)
Dec. 14 15, 2010, Chambersburg, Pa.
Jan. 5 6, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
March 15 17, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
May 4 5, 2011, (Location to be determined)
Paver and Screed Operation and Adjustment
Nov. 2 4, 2010, Chambersburg, Pa.
Feb. 1 3, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
Feb. 15 17, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
April 27 29, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
Soil Compaction Application Seminar
Sept. 14 15, 2010, Chambersburg, Pa.
May 17 18, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
Asphalt and Soil Compactor Maintenance
Sept. 8 10, 2010, Chambersburg, Pa.
June 7 9, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
Small Asphalt Compactor Mechanics
Feb. 8 11, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
May 10 13, 2011, Chambersburg, Pa.
For more information on classes such as Large Asphalt Compactor Mechanics, Soil Compactor Mechanics, the MT2000 Hydraulic and Electrical Systems, the MW500 Hydraulic and Electrical Systems and Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems visit Volvo here: http://www.volvo.com/constructionequipment/na/en-us/training/roadinstitute/introduction.htm