PD-01 Fundamentals of Inspection Practice

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Class Information


  Location: Four Points Sheraton, Rancho Cucamonga   (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)


  Instructor Information 

Date and Time

This class begins on 12/11/2018 and ends on 12/12/2018. The class meets Tu & W : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 2 Sessions.

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We have a limited courtesy sleeping room block on a first come first serve basis. To make a reservation, please use this link https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1805254511&key=2DC5DA2B before November 19, 2018.

Class Fees

Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 375.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 750.00

This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program. Reduced rates are available to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies only.

CEUs: 1.60


Inspectors are key members of the construction project team. Inspectors ensure that public agencies produce quality projects and help reduce potential liability caused by poor engineering performance. The administrative and technical responsibilities of the inspector continue throughout project delivery and are critical for effectively maintaining a project's compliance with contract requirements. This course provides an introduction to all of the basic skills needed by the field inspector for most traditional highway construction projects.

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Topics Include

  • scope of an inspector's authority and responsibilities
  • documentation, reports, and legal requirements
  • how the inspector helps ensure safety on the job site
  • how to minimize disputes and claims between parties and get your point across to the contractor
  • inspection methods and tips for earthworks, pilings, asphalt pavement construction, pipelines, portland cement, protective coatings
  • duties of the inspector at project closeout

What You Will Learn

Students gain good working knowledge of the sources, scope, and limits of the inspector's authority and responsibilities, including the importance of inspectors for reducing liability risks for the public agency. Students learn how to inspect wood construction, structural steel, earthworks, pavement, pipelines, Portland Cement concrete, and protective coatings; what to do when a problem is found; and how to be an effective member of the construction project team.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for public agency resident engineers and construction inspectors responsible for the physical observation and inspection of construction work on the job site. This course focuses on fundamental concepts and is recommended for new construction inspectors, or those needing a refresher course of basic inspection concepts, or those seeking to get into the construction inspection line of work.

For More Information

About our courses and credits, see About our Classes

About cancellations, refunds, and substitutions, see How to Enroll
Note: Cancellation fee is $75. There are no refunds for classes with registration fees of $75 or less. For all other classes, you may cancel your enrollment and receive a refund of your registration fee less $75, provided we receive your written request to cancel at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin.

In lieu of canceling your registration, you have three additional options, you may (1) transfer your registration to another class, (2) receive a tuition credit for the full amount, useable toward a future class, or (3) send a substitute in your place. Please contact us at least 5 full working days before the class is scheduled to begin so we may process your request.

Or email us with your questions at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

Or call us at 510-643-4393

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