Technical Training

Business presentationAs a certified Master Trainer for the National Highway Institute, the professional training arm of the Federal Highway Administration, Mr. Brown has brought his technical knowledge and adult education skills to close to 25 state Departments of Transportation (DOTs).  Beyond the Federal government, Mr. Brown has provided technical training services to local government as well.  Experience in this area includes the development as well as delivery of high-quality and technically accurate adult education focused courses in the water resources sector.

 

Specific projects and experience includes:

Development and Delivery of Water Quality Management Course, National Highway Institute, Arlington, Virginia (ongoing): Mr. Brown constructed 2-day technical training course for the National Highway Institute (NHI) on water quality management, as well as taught the course on to several States across the Country.  The course covered the basics of water quality sources, impacts and dynamics.  Other aspects of water quality management were introduced, such as regulatory procedures, and effective design of treatment facilities as related to linear construction and maintenance.  Concepts included water quality and quantity treatment and Low-Impact Development (LID) design and implementation.  Mr. Brown led the delivery of the course in numerous States and Federal agencies.

Development and Delivery of Erosion and Sediment Control Training Course (ongoing):  Mr. Brown assisted in the development of an adult-targeted erosion and sediment control course for the National Highway Institute (NHI), which is the training wing of the Federal Highway Administration.  This course focused on erosion and sediment control in highway construction.  The nation-wide target audience is highway construction professionals who design, construct, inspect and maintain highway construction projects.  Adult-education techniques were used in the development of  materials and examples in the course.  Mr. Brown was the lead instructor for this course.

Great Lakes Water Quality Workshop, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC (2006): Mr. Brown developed materials and assisted in moderating a regional conference on water quality issues.  His duties included collecting information related to water quality and roadway impacts on the Great Lakes states and assisting in the presentation of information related to this topic at a 1-day workshop.

Loudoun County Stormwater Management Training (2003):  Mr. Brown aided in the development of a 2-day course on the topic of stormwater management for engineers and maintenance on the County staff.  This course was developed to help Loudoun County meet their VPDES permit requirements.