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Volvo Road Institute Releases 2012-2013 Course Schedule

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced the 2012–2013 schedule for the Road Institute. The course curriculum offers two- to five-day sessions that begin in October and continue through May 2013, with classes held at two training facilities in North America - one in Chambersburg, Pa., and the other in Phoenix.

Road Institute focuses training efforts on the customer and various occupations within the hot-mix asphalt (HMA) and warm-mix asphalt (WMA) paving industry. The Road Institute provides the paving contractor, operator, agency and other industry personnel with the link between equipment technology and jobsite applications. The curriculum is designed for operators, crew and industry personnel, including state DOT administrators and asphalt production professionals.

Operator courses and seminars are designed to improve an operator’s skills with both theory and hands-on operation of asphalt paving and compaction equipment. Courses are offered in paver and compactor operation and maintenance, applications, automatic grade and slope control systems, screed operation and soil compaction application.

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. As part of each course curriculum, a safety focus is included.

Class size is limited for ideal instructor-to-student ratios and team learning. Tuition is $750 per student per three- to five-day course or $500 per student per two-day seminar.

2012 – 2013 Road Institute Course Schedule

Automatic Grade and Slope Systems
March 19 – 21, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Large Asphalt Compactor Mechanics (Step 1)
Jan. 29 – 31, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Large Asphalt Compactor Mechanics (Step 2)
March 12 – 14, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

MT2000 Hydraulic and Electrical Systems (Step 1)
Oct. 8 – 12, 2012, Chambersburg, Pa.
Jan. 7 – 11, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.
Feb. 18 – 22, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

MT2000 Hydraulic and Electrical Systems (Step 2)
April 9 – 11, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

MW500 Hydraulic and Electrical Systems (Step 1)
Dec. 11 – 14, 2012, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver and Compactor Operation and Maintenance
Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2012, Chambersburg, Pa.
Nov. 13 – 16, 2012, Phoenix
Dec. 4 – 7, 2012, Phoenix
Jan. 15 – 18, 2013, Phoenix
Feb. 12 – 15, 2013, Phoenix
March 5 – 8, 2013, Phoenix
April 9 – 12, 2013, Phoenix
April 23 – 26, 2013, Phoenix
May 14 – 17, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver and Compactor Operation and Maintenance, warm-mix asphalt (WMA)
Jan. 8 – 11, 2013, Phoenix
Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2013, Phoenix
Feb. 26 – March 1, 2013, Phoenix
March 26 – 29, 2013, Phoenix

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems - PF6000–Series pavers (Step 1)
Jan. 21 – 25, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.
Feb. 4 – 8, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.
Feb. 25 – March 1, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.
March 18 – 22, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems - PF6000-Series pavers (Step 2)
March 5 – 7, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems – Blaw-Knox® pavers (Step 1)
April 2 – 5, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paver Screed Operation and Adjustment
Nov. 27 – 29, 2012, Chambersburg, Pa.
Feb. 5 – 7, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.
Feb. 19 – 21, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.
April 2 – 4, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Paving and Compaction Application Seminar
Dec. 11 – 12, 2012, Chambersburg, Pa.
Jan. 23 – 24, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.
March 12 – 13, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Small Asphalt Compactor Mechanics (Steps 1 and 2)
Feb. 12 – 15, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.
April 16 – 19, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Soil Compaction Application Seminar
Oct. 16 – 17, 2012, Chambersburg, Pa.
May 7 – 8, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Soil Compactor Mechanics (Step 1)
Jan. 15 – 17, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

Soil Compactor Mechanics (Step 2)
March 26 – 28, 2013, Chambersburg, Pa.

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