Tuesday, November 19, 2019
StS Regional Training Application

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Course Logistical Information

Structures Specialist Regional Training -  Nov9 & 10, 2019

Time: Saturday 0750 thru 1800 and Sunday 0800 thru 1300

  • This training qualifies as Continuing Education training as recommended by the StS Position Description, and is the Sixth & Last delivery of a new, Version 5 curriculum
  • Training is designed to provide a refresher in Buiding Hazard Assessment, Crane Chart Review & Detailed Bridge Assessment, Monitoring Planning & Practice, and Shoring Size-up/Design. Also modules on Trench Collapse Awareness, and Introduction to the new GPS Icon System will be presented.
  • Training Mission is to provide two days of individual intensive hands-on training
  • Space will be limited to maximize hands-on field training and insure Mission success
  • Class tuition is free (Meals, Lodging & Travel must be covered by Task Force, Agency, or Students)
  • A Box Lunch will be provided for Saturday at the cost of $15 per student.
  • Transportation is required from & to the airport, as well as to & from the training sites.

Training Locations:

  • Virginia Beach Fire Training Ctr (VA-TF2)
  • 927S. Birdneck Rd.
  • Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • POC Richard Brown
  •  757-385-6683
  • 757-376-7610 (CELL)

Shipping Location:

  • Virginia Task Force Office/Warehouse
  • 513 Viking Drive, Suite 9
  • Virginia Beach, VA VA 23542
  • POC Richard Brown

Required Equipment:

  • Laptop Computer, Calculator, Crosby Card, NotebookFieldbook, & Tape Measure.
  • 1 set of StS Forms & FOG.
  • Task Force Nikon NPL-352 Total Station and tripod (1 per team of two students)
  • Attire is Official Task Force BDUs and/or Task Force T-Shirt as well as standard PPE (Helmet & Boots)

Training Agenda:

  • Saturday 0750 to 1200 - Hazard Assessment & Monitoring & Tabletops, plus Review of Crane Charts & New Bridge Assessment Techniques & Form Use.
  • Saturday 1230 to 1800 - Field Exercises that provide Total Station Training and StS working on Rubble Pile to estimate weights and positioning of cranes followed by a Shoring Size-up/Design Tabletop.
  • Sunday 0800 to 1230 -Trench Collapse Awareness for the StS and Introduction to the GPS new Icon System.
  • Sunday 1230 to 1330 - New info, Case Study, Unit Logs

Hotels/Alternates: Govt. Rate: $106,nt + tax

Main Hotel: Courtyard Virginia Beach Oceanfront/North 37th Street

  • 3737 Atlantic Ave,
  • Virginia Beach, Va 23451
  • 1-757-437-0098
  • Groop Rate ($99) may be booked at:
  • https://marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1565276993609&key=GRP
  • Group Name: "US Army Corps Of Engineers"   Booking Code:ACEG
  • Room Block Expires 23 Oct 2019

Alternate: Spring Hill Suites, Virginia Beach Oceanfront 757-417-3982

  • 901 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Group Name: USACE   Rate: $99
  • Expires: 18Oct2019


  • USACE: Jeff Qunell, P.E. W: (415) 503-6616 C: (916) 502-4145 Jeffrey.J.Qunell@usace.army.mil
  • Alternative: Alan Fisher P.E. (MA-TF1) C:(207) 415-7558  adfpe@aol.com
  • Alternate 2: Dave Hammond, S.E. (CA-TF3) C: (650) 704-7069  djhammond@sbcglobal.net 


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