GOMACO University Announces New School Year Schedule
GOMACO University combines classroom learning with hands-on experience.
Ida Grove, Iowa – Getting your GOMACO curb and gutter machine or paver ready for the upcoming paving season and your next pour is the goal every year at GOMACO University. In 2014, they will once again be offering a full course schedule for GOMACO products and 3D stringless paving. The University has some new offerings, including introductory and advanced courses to better meet the needs of each student attending class in 2014. This year’s in-depth 3D class offerings include all three of the major 3D companies, including Leica Geosystems, Trimble and Topcon. The GOMACO University season begins in January and runs through April.
The 2014 school year includes sessions on specific models of GOMACO equipment. The classes cover everything from machine setup to troubleshooting in both classroom lectures and actual hands-on shop time. New for 2014 are the Introductory or Advanced Curb and Gutter classes and Two-Track and Four-Track Pavers classes.
GOMACO University will once again offer specialized classes on 3D stringless paving. GOMACO University will offer Leica handheld/rover training covering the use of the rover and VIVA software, Leica LMGS software training, and Leica PaveSmart training. The University’s Trimble class covers the Trimble PCS900 software and paver setup and operation. Topcon training will include a class on the mmGPS solution for concrete paving, including machine operation, data collection and grade verification. A complete listing of what each course will cover is listed below. The classes will be taught by GOMACO’s 3D paving specialists and include both classroom time and actual hands-on experience in the shop with GOMACO pavers and 3D stringless control equipment and software.
The 2014 schedule is listed below:
GT-3600: January 7-10 and February 18-21 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup, and operation of the GT-3600.
Curb & Gutter (Advanced): January 14-17, January 28-31, February 11-14, and March 11-14 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering maintenance and diagnostics for curb & gutter machines.
Three-Track Commander III (Intro.): February 4-7 and March 25-28 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup and operation of the three-track Commander III.
Four-Track Commander III: January 21-24 at the University. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering the controls, four-track barrier and paver setup and operation, and paving to profilograph specifications.
Trimmers: January 28-31 and March 18-21 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup and operation, maintenance and advanced diagnostics.
Two-Track and Four-Track Pavers (Intro.): January 14-17 and February 18-21 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup, operation, optional attachments (excluding the IDBI), and paving to profilograph specifications.
Two-Track and Four-Track Pavers (Advanced): February 4-7 and March 11-14 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering maintenance and advanced diagnostics.
IDBI: February 25-28 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Tuesday. A three-day course covering controls, setup, operation, maintenance, and diagnostics.
GOMACO Leica Handheld/Rover Training: January 6-7 and February 10-11 at the Paving Center. February 24-25 at the University. Class begins on Monday. A two-day course covering use of the Leica handheld/rover with VIVA software. Basic grade checking, stakeout, volumes and areas, data import and export.
GOMACO Leica LMGS Training: January 8-9 and February 12-13 at the Paving Center. February 26-27 at the University. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering use of Leica’s LMGS software for concrete slipform paving. Paving software and total station setup, maintenance, and operation will be covered along with some transitional training on PaveSmart 3D for mainline paving.
GOMACO Trimble Training: March 19-20 at the University. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering the use of Trimble’s PCS900 software for concrete slipform paving. Including machine setup and operation, as well as use of Trimble’s data collection software.
GOMACO Topcon Training: March 26-27 at the Paving Center. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering use of Topcon’s mmGPS solution for concrete paving. Including machine operation, as well as data collection/grade verification.
GOMACO Leica PaveSmart Training: April 2-3 at the University. Class begins on Wednesday. A two-day course covering use of Leica’s PaveSmart 3D software for concrete slipform paving. Including software setup, maintenance, and operation, along with use on placer/spreaders and curb and gutter machines.
Note: Additional classes will be scheduled as required.
GOMACO University was founded in the early 1970s and has taught over 17,000 students from around the world the skills needed to successfully operate GOMACO’s line of concrete construction equipment. For further information about GOMACO University, the class schedule, or to register for a class, please visit www.gomaco.com/university or contact the GOMACO Training Department by phone: 1-800-831-2320, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOMACO Corporation (www.gomaco.com) is the worldwide leader in concrete construction equipment with headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA. GOMACO equipment will slipform concrete streets and highways, airport runways, curb and gutter, sidewalks and recreational trails, safety barrier, bridge parapet, and irrigation canals. Support equipment includes grade trimmers, concrete placers, concrete placer/spreaders, and texturing and curing machines. The company also offers equipment to finish flat slabs, bridges, and slopes. GOMACO will consult on unique concrete paving applications and equipment needs. Products are offered through a worldwide distributor network for local sales, parts and service expertise.
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