NHI Training Program Areas NHI offers courses in an extensive variety of Program Areas ranging from Highway Safety to Hydraulics to Financial Management. For more information on NHI Program Areas or courses associated with a Program Area, please browse the links below. Also, if you would like to be notified via e-mail about course updates, please sign up for our free e-mail list. Asset Management Courses to help agencies preserve assets, operate in a financially sustainable manner, and minimize whole-life cost. Business, Public Administration, and Quality Offers training on writing skills, the Federal-Aid Highway Program, program financing, contract administration, and public private partnerships, to name a few. Communications Communications courses address instructor development training, public speaking, and presentation skills. Construction and Maintenance Offers courses in value engineering, managing highway contract claims, accelerating innovation implementation, risk management and much more. Design and Traffic Operations Course offerings cover topics such as highway capacity and quality of flow, traffic signal design and operation, and freeway management and operations. Environment Offers training in NEPA and transportation decisionmaking, environmental justice, water quality management of highway runoff, and much more. Financial Management Offers information on funds management for FHWA employees. Freight and Transportation Logistics Courses address topics such as integrating freight in the transportation planning process, linking freight to planning and the environment, principles of effective commercial motor vehicle (CMV) size, and weight enforcement. Geotechnical Offers training on geosynthetics engineering, drilled shafts, driven pile foundations, soil slope and embankment design, and construction. Highway Safety Course offerings cover roadside safety design, construction zone safety inspection, road safety audits, low-cost safety improvements, and much more.
Hydraulics Courses in this program area address river engineering for highway encroachments, urban drainage design, and stream stability and scour at highway bridges. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Offers training on topic such as how to improve highway safety with intelligent transportation systems and the ITS deployment analysis system. Pavement and Materials This program area includes trainings on hot-mix asphalt construction, Asphalt Pavement In-Place Recycling Technologies, Pavement preservation, and much more. Real Estate Course offerings address basic relocation under the Uniform Act, real estate acquisition under the Uniform Act, and local public agency real estate acquisition. Structures Offers courses on topics such as bridge inspection, fracture critical inspection techniques for steel bridges, highway bridge superstructures, and underwater bridge inspection. Transportation Performance Management This program offers courses that introduce the definition and basic concepts of performance management. Transportation Planning Training in this program area includes application of the FHWA Traffic Monitoring Guide, statewide transportation planning, and traffic monitoring and pavement design programs.