Cornell Local Roads Program

Engineering workshops

Workshops for Engineers and Everyone Who Manages
Roads & Streets


Each year we typically host 1-2 workshop series aimed at engineers. These usually come with professional development hour (pdh) credits.


The cost to attend an engineering workshop is normally $75.00, PDH credit hours are an additional $20.00.


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Timing of workshops
Sign-in is 7:30am. The workshop begins at 8:00am and ends at approximately 4:00pm.


Please Note: Workshop attendees must stay for the entire course in order to earn PDHs.


2019 Courses:

ADA in the Public Right-of-Way


Ted Green, PE
7 PDHs


8/6/19 Saratoga County
Saratoga County Cooperative Extension
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020


8/7/19 Dutchess County
Dutchess County Dept. of Behavioral &
Community Health
230 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


8/8/19 Suffolk County - Waitlist
Suffolk County DPW Building
335 Yaphank Ave
Yaphank, NY 11980


This training was designed to ensure that pedestrian facilities and access routes are properly constructed and maintained for all individuals, including those with disabilities. This course provides a focused introduction on the proper design and maintenance of pedestrian access routes in new construction or when existing facilities are altered. This training was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design and maintenance of pedestrian facilities, and for those individuals that ensure the proper adherence to all applicable laws and guidelines. This course is taught from the perspective of the Public Rights-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG), a good practice for public streets and roads

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Ted Green, P.E. is the engineering program manager at the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJ LTAP). He provides Americans with Disabilities Act training as it relates to the public right-of-way and other transportation related subjects. Ted has presented ADA courses throughout the northeast as well as with the Federal Highway Administration Resource Center staff and has been a trainer for the FHWA Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility Train-the-Trainer. As a practicing engineer having designed accessible pedestrian facilities, he has experienced the misunderstanding, confusion, and challenges designers and roadway agencies face ensuring their pedestrian facilities are accessible.


Low-Volume Road Pavement Design


David P. Orr, PE
7 PDHs


10/8/19 Genesee County
Genesee County Emergency Service Building
7690 State Street Rd
Batavia, NY 14020


10/9/19 Tompkins County
Tompkins County Cooperative Extension
615 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY 14805


10/10/19 Rockland County
Rockland County Fire Training Center
35 Firemens Memorial Drive
Pomona, NY 10970


The Cornell Local Roads Program is developing a new tool to design the thickness of low-volume road (LVR) pavements for town and county roads and village streets. This spreadsheet-based tool uses modern mechanistic-empirical methods, but requires only inputs typically known by the local pavement engineer, highway official or are obtainable for a reasonable cost. This workshop will review how pavements fail, how they work structurally, and show attendees when and how to use the new LVR design tool.


David P. Orr, PE, PhD. is Director / Senior Engineer for the Cornell University Local Roads Program. With 30 years in the local highway community, David has experiences covering the gamut from the field to the office and from storms to sunny days. He has a broad range of expertise and experience in highway engineering and construction, including design, inspection, project management, purchasing, budgeting and supervision.


David interacts with local, state, and national partners; works closely with CLRP customers; and provides technical assistance to highway and public works officials in New York State. Before joining the Program, he worked for eight years at the Yates County Highway Department. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and has Ph.D. on low-volume roads from Cornell University.


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