An ECMS Force Account Automation training Webinar has been recorded and is now available for viewing by concerned Contractors and Subcontractors through the PennDOT Project Collaboration Center (PPCC). The training course offers a real time demonstration of all functionality incorporated into the automated ECMS Force Account system.

All personnel involved in the management, tracking, or oversight of Force Account work, as well as those involved in the preparation, review, and approval of Force Account paperwork (i.e. statements & cost justifications), are encouraged to view this training video. The run time for the entire course is approximately 3 hours 45 minutes; however, due to the size of the file, the training video posted to PPCC has been split into two files (i.e. Part 1 & Part 2). Within both files, a navigation panel on the left side of the screen will allow Users to fast forward in order to view only those modules that are of interest.

To access the webinar:

  1. Go to the main PennDOT website (www.penndot.gov). Click on the “Projects & Programs” link and then on the “Construction” link.
  2. Within the “Construction Resources” block, locate and click on the “PennDOT Project Collaboration Center (PPCC)” link.
  3. Log in to the Project Collaboration Center site by entering a username and password.
  4. The new training video (“Force Acct – Overview of the ECMS Automation Process Part 1” and “Force Acct – Overview of the ECMS Automation Process Part 2”)

Questions or concerns regarding the training videos can be directed to Ed Fuhrer at 717.787.7034 or via email.