Road Builder University

Road Builder University seminars and webinars feature educational hot topics of the transportation industry to provide meaningful information not only to those new to the industry, but also to those who wish to expand their current business. Exchanging valuable insights, background, and information helps the industry overall. Road Builder University allows members to gain this knowledge in a small, classroom-style format or at the comfort of their desks in a convenient webinar format. Both formats allow presenters to engage with their audience and allow for detailed question and answer sessions following the presentation.

Members can register to participate in future seminar and webinar events. All events are listed below, the most recent event appearing on the top of the list. Upcoming events will include links to registration materials and past events will appear with a link to any presentation materials made available and/or an archived webinar video, which may be viewed at any time. Webinar events are made free to IRTBA members to view live or at your convenience in an archived video format, made possible by sponsorship from our webinar host company, Assurance Agency.

Upcoming Seminars & Webinars

Virtual Town Hall: Collar County Engineers 
Webinar Learning Sponsored by Assurance
Thursday, April 16
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Presented by Joe Korpalski (McHenry County), Jeff Ronaldson (Will County), Shane Schneider (Lake County), Carl Schoedel (Kane County), Chris Snyder (DuPage County), and John Yonan (Cook County).

IRTBA's Road Builder University will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall with the County Engineers of all six collar counties to learn about any changes in County engineering or construction programs in light of COVID-19. Join us for this great opportunity for interactive dialog with leadership from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Members will be provided the opportunity to ask questions via the chat function on the webinar. IRTBA is grateful to all of the county engineers for their dedication to transportation and working on behalf of industry and the people of the State of Illinois during this crisis.

Registration is FREE; however please note pre-registration is required. Registration materials will be made available on this webpage, in the right-hand side bar column (visible only upon logging in with your IRTBA member web account) early next week.

An email will be sent out one day prior to the event to all those who registered. The email will include the login credentials for the event. Please note you MUST be logged in to your IRTBA member web account and your IRTBA membership must be current to access 'members only content,' which includes the login credentials.

Webinar events are FREE to IRTBA members, thanks to the generous sponsorship by Assurance.

Please contact Program Manager Molly Stratman at with any questions.

Excavation Hazards in Construction - POSTPONED FROM APRIL TO JUNE
In-Person Seminar in Conjunction with Construction Safety Council
Tuesday, June 2
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Class held at Construction Safety Council
4415 W. Harrison Street, Suite 404
Hillside, IL 60162

This free, four-hour safety training course will focus on OSHA trenching and excavation safety standards (29 CFR 1926 Subpart P), clearly defining "competent person" and responsibilities, excavation requirements, materials and equipment inspections, properly installing and removing support systems, and visual and manual field soil testing. A free manual and training completion I.D. card will be distributed to all attendees.

Registration is open - visible in the right hand side-bar column of this page, only upon logging in with your members only web account.

Please contact Construction Safety Council's Manager of Training & Outreach Denise Rosicky with any questions at

This material was produced under grant number SH-05123-SH9from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


IRTBA members are reminded that the Board of Directors has enacted a policy concerning guests at IRTBA events. No elected official may attend an IRTBA event without prior approval of the Board of Directors. Agency staff continues to be welcome at events. IRTBA events are for MEMBERS and PRE-APPROVED PROSPECTIVE MEMBER GUESTS ONLY.

Contact: Molly Stratman | Programs Manager | E: | P: (630) 626-3571

500 Park Boulevard, Suite 1250
Itasca, Illinois 60143
Phone: (630) 773-1220
Fax: (630) 773-1231
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