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Competency Matrices:
Subject Areas:
Construction Competency Matrices

NOTE: The Construction Competency matrices are designed to be used in combination with the Safety and Employee Development matrices.

 
Discipline
      Competencies by Skill Levels  
Level I Level II Level III Level IV
Contract Administration
Rights of Way (ROW) Management
Identifies stakes and easement limits
Obtains construction easements and work permits
Contractor Payments
Computes quantity measurements
Documents for application to contractor payments
Develops contractor payment estimates
Verifies contractor payment estimates
Recommends contractor payment estimates
Approve contractor payment estimates
Supplemental Agreements (Change Orders)
Explains general change order procedures
Documents quantities
Corrects quantities
Provides information to write change orders
Prepares change orders
Approves change orders
Recommends change orders
Applies negotiation skills within contract limits.
Force Accounts
Explains general force account procedures
Documents quantities
Corrects quantities
Prepares force accounts
Directs labor, equipment and materials
Prepares plan and guide estimates
Cost Estimating
Computes quantities
Applies basic principles of cost estimating
Utilizes historical bid prices to obtain prices for new or negotiated items
Develops estimate using labor, equipment, materials and historical item prices
Claims Management
Recognizes work falling outside the scope of the contract
Prepares construction diaries
Maintains proper project records
Summarizes project records
Implements claims management and contract claims
specifications processes and procedures
Manages project to minimize claims
Applies claims management process and procedures
Negotiates claims
Preconstruction (Field Design/Redesign)
Identifies basic elements of a construction plan
Locates worksite features included on the construction plan
Distinguishes among the plan, profile and cross section
Visualizes complete components of the plan
Identifies design conflicts or omissions
Modifies basic design (field) using available design tools
Approves design changes that can be made in the field
Escalates design issues that must be escalated to the designer of record
Project Closeout
Explains the principles underlying the construction contractor performance evaluation process
Prepares project closeout documents
Prepares objective construction contractor performance evaluation
Completes project closeout procedures
Recommends project acceptance
Specifications
Relates specifications to project requirements
Identifies order of precedence of specifications
Applies specifications in enforcing contract requirements
Interprets specifications for change orders
Writes specifications for change orders
Office Procedures
Follows office filing procedures for project
Prepares project-relevant reports and correspondence
Scheduling
Follows project schedule in the execution of assigned work activities
Interprets project schedule
Monitors project schedule
Uses scheduling tools
Reviews contractor schedule modifications
Partnering
Applies principles of partnering with contractors and other involved parties
Participates in partnering with contractors and other involved parties
Fosters partnering with contractors and other involved parties
Value Engineering
Recommends VECP actions
Evaluates VECP
Approves VECP actions
Consultant Construction Engineering & Inspection (CCEI)
Monitors and documents CCEI services
Supervises small project teams
Selects and contracts for professional services
Establishes project staffing levels and qualifications
Evaluates CCEI Services
Recommends CCEI contract modifications
Selects and negotiates CCEI contracts
Approves modifications to CCEI contracts
Processes error and omission claims
Quality Assurance
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Quality Control
Measures dimensions
Examines/classifies attributes
Documents results
Describes operations of quality control systems
Monitors quality control systems data
Analyzes control and acceptance data
Takes action at project level based on compared data
Assesses results and takes action to correct processes to meet applicable requirements
Recommends action to QC program administrator
Quality Acceptance
Measures dimensions
Examines/classifies attributes
Documents results
Describes operations of quality control and acceptance systems
Monitors quality control and acceptance systems data
Documents results
Analyzes control, acceptance and IA data
Takes action at project level based on compared data
Assesses results and takes action to correct processes to meet applicable requirements
Recommends action to QA program administrator
Independent Assurance (IA)
Measures dimensions
Examines/classifies attributes
Documents results
Performs independent evaluations of the work process and technicians used for quality control or acceptance
Recommends actions based on analysis results
Analyzes systems data and makes program-level decisions based on systems competence
Develops draft system/program improvements
Environment
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
General
Explains the environmental stipulations regarding erosion and siltation, pollution (water, air, & noise), forests and archeological, paleontological, and rare mineralogical findings
Disposal Areas
Explains the procedures that a contractor must follow in securing the approval of a disposal site
Explains the contents of a contractor's site plan for a disposal area
Explains the responsibilities of both the contractor and the DOT as they pertain to disposal areas
Conducts claims reviews
Negotiates and resolves issues
Approves work orders
Environmental Permits, Certificates and Licenses (Streams & Wetlands)
Describes Environmental Permits, Certificates and Licenses
Reviews Environmental Permits, Certificates and Licenses for project-applicable commitments
Verifies that all permits and special provisions are maintained on-site and the dates are still applicable (expiration dates are current)
Verifies that all new pipes and/or culverts for road crossings on perennial streams are being countersunk a minimum of 6 inches for the establishment of natural habitat and that prescribed low-flow provisions are followed
Verifies that the contractor is using mats in wetland areas to support construction equipment
Verifies that the contractor has submitted for approval the design and method of temporarily relocating streams to facilitate construction
Verifies that all appropriate permits have been obtained
Verifies that the contractor adheres to the provisions of all environmental permits
Verifies that the contractor has not caused the rutting, compaction and pollution or other harm to the wetland mitigation planting area
Verifies that all "no impact" jurisdictional areas are marked off and protected prior to construction
Verifies that all temporary structures in jurisdictional permitted areas are properly maintained
Verifies that the contractor has prevented stream constriction which would reduce flows below the prescribed minimum (normally 50%)
Verifies that all disturbed jurisdictional stream and wetland areas are returned to natural contours
Conducts claims reviews
Negotiates and resolves issues
Approves work orders
Cultural Resources
Verifies that all cultural resources (archaeological sites, historic buildings, etc.) that have been delineated on construction plans for avoidance are being protected from impact from construction
Conducts claims reviews
Negotiates and resolves issues
Approves work orders
Hazardous Materials
Verifies that the site-specific Environmental Plan for the removal and application of protective coatings of metals in structures has been sent to the contractor
Verifies that during the startup and removal portions of the coating removal process the contractor's certified Industrial Hygienist, Licensed Lead Supervisor or Steel Structure Painting Council Supervisor (as identified in the Environmental Plan) is on site
Verifies that the contractor has collected air samples during the application and removal of protective coatings and has submitted the analysis results as specified
Verifies that the contractor has a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan on-site and adequate secondary containment for petroleum storage if more than a total of 1320 gallons of petroleum product is stored (55-gallon containers and greater) on the project
Verifies that fuels and lubricants are stored outside of flood plains and that impoundments are in place to contain accidental spills and prevent such spills from entering waterways
Conducts claims reviews
Negotiates and resolves issues
Approves work orders
Erosion and Sediment Control
Verifies that the contractor is inspecting and immediately responding to install and correct or maintain erosion and siltation measures so they function properly or when conditions dictate
Verifies that the contractor has installed temporary and permanent devices to control erosion and minimize siltation of waterways and adjacent properties
Verifies that the contractor has a fully certified erosion and sediment control employee on the project during any land disturbing operations
Verifies that the contractor has uniformly graded disturbed areas to natural contours to facilitate drainage and prevent impoundment of water
Verifies that all discharge water is being filtered to remove deleterious materials prior to discharge into state waters
Verifies that all excavated materials are being disposed of in an approved area above the mean high water elevation in a manner that will prevent their return into state waters
Verifies that the contractor is preventing erosion of soil and the pollution and siltation of rivers, streams, and impoundments during the construction of new bridges and culverts and removal of existing bridges and culverts
Conducts claims reviews
Negotiates and resolves issues
Approves work orders
Debris Burning
Explains the Specification pertaining to burning debris from construction operations
Verifies that the contractorchr's burning has been approved and is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and ordinances
Conducts claims reviews
Negotiates and resolves issues
Approves work orders
Water & Sanitary Sewer Facilities
Verifies that cisterns, septic tanks, and other structures have been demolished and backfilled properly
Verifies that all wells have been properly closed
Verifies that water supplies are protected from contamination by sewage
Verifies that water mains and accessories have been disinfected prior to tie-ins in accordance with prescribed procedures
Conducts claims reviews
Negotiates and resolves issues
Approves work orders
Construction Surveying & Staking
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Surveying Verification
Identifies principles of surveying and landscape preservation
Reads survey and slope stakes
Interprets map contours
Uses hand level and cloth tape for measurement purposes
Checks grades
Checks location from reference and slope stakes
Confirms staking information
Uses and calibrates survey tools and instruments
Verifies dimensions and volumes by trigonometric and quantity methods
Conducts cross sections and calculations to prepare earthwork volumes (cuts & embankments)
Coordinates with surveyors to identify necessary changes
Adjusts contract to reflect survey changes and errors
Utilities
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Permits / Agreements
Identifies basic elements of permits and agreement forms
Follows basic permit and agreement form procedures
Ensures documentation (permits/agreements) compliance
Adjusts schedule to accommodate dates of utility relocation work to avoid delay highway contractor
Coordinates with organizations to arrange for appropriate permits/agreements
Communicates and works toward resolution of discrepancies or issues
Location / Mapping / Surveying
Identifies utility locations/mapping
Relates utility locations/mapping to construction activities (e.g., depths)
Identifies need for additional mapping/location and relationship with project schedules and delays
Ensures appropriate action for additional mapping/location and relationship with project schedules and delays
Utility Construction
Recognizes plans, specifications and safety issues related to utility construction
Identifies construction techniques, specifications and safety issues related to utility construction
Adjusts schedule to accommodate dates of utility relocation work to avoid delay highway contractor
Makes appropriate changes and adjustments based on applicable code and pipeline regulations
Railroads
Recognizes need for appropriate permits and staff
Complies with applicable permits and railroad requirements
Coordinates with railroad organizations for permits/changes
Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
Locates (plan view) and designates (plan and profile views) utilities on the project
Assesses utility condition
Verifies survey and utility mapping outputs
Ensures utility operations
Identifies utility conflicts
Recognizes SUE quality levels
Implements accommodation policies
Mitigates conflicts and minimizes utility relocation
Develops relocation cost estimates
Resolves accommodation conflicts
Grading
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Excavation
Explains the basic principles of excavation
Assists in measuring areas for payment
Describes safety issues related to shoring in areas of excavation (OSHA Trenching Safety Requirements)
Interprets grading stakes
Explains the basics of haul diagrams in the Contract Plans
Identifies areas requiring shoring and reviews plans
Recognizes implication of improper application (including effects on and of other structures)
Interprets haul diagram and identifies changes in the field
Recommends acceptance or rejection of shoring plans
Distinguishes between materials that can be excavated by conventional equipment (blades, loaders, hoes, rippers, etc.) or by rock excavation techniques (hydraulic & pneumatic equipment, blasting, swelling agents, etc.)
Evaluates subgrades (proofrolling, soundings, testpits, etc.) to identify wet or unsuitable subgrade materials and recognizes solution alternatives
Determines contract decisions related to excavation, clearing and grubbing, unsuitable material and acceptance of shoring plans
Recommends changes in balance points to equalize distribution of excavated material on the jobsite
Controlled Blasting
Explains the basic principles of Controlled Blasting
Identifies safety concerns related to traveling public
Recognizes implication of improper application
Reviews Contractor's controlled blasting plan
Verifies vibration monitoring requirements and results
Recommends contract decisions related to controlled blasting
Determines contract decisions related to controlled blasting
Contour Grading
Explains the basic principles of contour grading
Enforces specifications
Interprets staking
Identifies improper information
Recognizes implication of improper application
Recommends contract decisions related to contour grading
Determines contract decisions related to contour grading
Site Preparation
Explains the difference between clearing and grubbing
Identifies limits of clearing and grubbing for payment
Recognizes proper soil surface preparations (I.e. benching, surface drainage, scarifying, sealing, etc.)
Recommends acceptance or rejection of limits of clearing and grubbing for payment
Evaluates foundation soils (proofrolling, soundings, testpits, etc.) to identify wet or unsuitable foundation materials and recognizes solution alternatives
Identifies limits of wet or unsuitable material and makes recommendations for shallow repair/improvement of area, or notifies geotechnical engineer if other ground improvement methods are warranted
Embankment
Explains the basic principles of embankment construction
Interprets grading stakes
Recognizes unsuitable embankment material
Recognizes problems associated with density tests and notifies supervisor
Recognizes improper slope and embankment construction
Recognizes implication of improper construction of embankment
Recommends acceptance or rejection of embankment material
Interprets results of density tests for acceptance or rejection of compacted materials
Verifies requirements and results for ground improvement methods used for embankment construction (I.e. vertical drains, reinforced slopes, light weight fill, column supported embankments, etc.)
Determines contract decisions related to embankment
Recommends corrective actions to be taken in relationship to improperly constructed embankments
Borrow
Describes the basic requirements of borrow material
Collects weigh tickets and identifies area of placement of material
Identifies limits of borrow site
Observes and documents the reclamation of the borrow site
Identifies representative samples for laboratory testing
Interprets material test result for suitability of material
Recognizes implication of improper application
Recommends acceptance of rejection of borrow site reclamation plan
Recommends acceptance or rejection of borrow source
Determines contract decisions related to borrow
Compaction
Describes principles of compaction
Interprets material test result for acceptance or rejection of compactive effort and/or soil moisture
Distinguishes soil types and recognizes moisture-density relationships for all approved soil types and compactive efforts
Reviews results of compaction tests, moisture contents, and field proctor tests as required
Recognizes problems associated with density tests and notifies supervisor
Recognizes implication of improper application
Recommends contract decisions related to compaction
Determines contract decisions related to compaction
Documentation
Measures quantities of material hauled
Calculates quantities for payment
Calculates densities and moisture contents
Recognizes proper material documentation
Writes project diaries
Checks calculations and approves payment
Compiles documentation to support contract changes
Authorizes payment for all items related to a contract
Prepares changes to the contract documents
Drainage
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
General Surface and Subsurface Drainage Systems
Describes the basic purposes of surface and subsurface drainage systems
Identifies surface and subsurface drainage items on contract plans
Recognizes special identification, test compliance stamps and certificates on drainage system materials
Recognizes proper surface and subsurface drainage system installation procedures
Interprets surface and subsurface drainage system stakes and identifies location problems in the field
Documents acceptance of drainage items and records measurement for payment
Recognizes improper surface and subsurface drainage system location staking and recommends corrective actions
Recommends changes to the location of drainage items to accommodate conflicts in the field (after communicating with engineer)
Documents rejection of drainage system work and corrective action taken
Determines contract decisions related to changed conditions or corrective actions pertaining to surface and subsurface drainage systems
Conventional Drainage Systems Construction Inspection
Describes the elements and engineering properties of conventional drainage systems
Performs basic inspection of standard manufactured pipe, conduit, fittings and precast elements
Inspects drainage pipe unloading, storage and installation procedures
Inspects drainage pipe bedding and backfilling materials and procedures
Conducts conventional drainage system performance tests
Recognizes improper conventional drainage system installation and recommends corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to changed conditions or corrective actions pertaining to conventional drainage system installations
Large and Special Drainage Systems Construction Inspection
Describes the basic elements of large and special drainage systems such as multi-plate culverts
Performs basic inspection of manufactured elements of large and special drainage systems
Inspects large and special drainage pipe unloading, storage and installation procedures
Inspects large and special drainage pipe bedding and backfilling materials and procedures
Conducts large and special drainage system performance tests
Recognizes improper large and special drainage system installation and recommends corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to changed conditions or corrective actions pertaining to large and special system installations
Aggregate Bases & Subbases Inspection
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Surface Preparation
Assists in performing inspections of the surface upon which the aggregate materials are to be placed
Inspects subgrade or previously placed aggregate layers surface for required density and cross section in accordance with contract documents
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on inspection results
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to surface preparation acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Stockpiling and Hauling
Assists in inspecting contractor's aggregate stockpiling methods
Assists in performing inspections of hauling vehicles
Inspects contractors stockpiling methods
Inspects trucks for proper loading and protection of aggregate materials
Checks weigh tickets for compliance with load restrictions
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on inspection results
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to stockpiling and hauling vehicle acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Laydown
Assists in performing inspections related to laydown of aggregate materials
Inspects laydown and processing of aggregate materials for compliance with uniformity cross section requirements
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on visual inspection and results of jobsite test
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to HMA laydown acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Compaction
Describes basic compaction principles and roller patterns
Identifies types of compaction equipment
Explains how the types of compaction equipment are used
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on visual inspection and results of jobsite compaction tests
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to laydown and compaction acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Surface Tolerances/Smoothness
Recognizes the factors that control surface smoothness and how equipment is used to measure smoothness
Assists in laying out roadway sections for surface tolerance checks
Interprets results of job surface tolerance and smoothness checks
Calculates pay factors for incentive/disincentive where appropriate
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on visual inspection and results of surface tolerance and smoothness checks
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to surface tolerance and smoothness acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Documentation
Selects correct inspection forms to be used for different aggregate layers
Completes inspection forms
Performs basic mathematical calculations
Reports out inspection results
Documents acceptance or corrective action based on a review of inspection reports, measurements and test results
Enters data into summary reports or statistical programs
Interprets data
Recommends corrective action on a program basis to managers
Geotechnical Construction
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
General Geotechnical Construction Inspection
Performs basic geotechnical construction inspection observations, measurements and computations
Conducts common geotechnical installation acceptance tests and inspects standard installations
Verifies locations and quantities
Administers specialized geotechnical installation acceptance tests and unique installation inspections
Oversees common and specialized geotechnical installation acceptance tests and installation procedures
Decides on geotechnical installation acceptance and payment
Subsurface Exploration
Assists in performing basic subsurface exploration crew soil boring, coring, sampling tasks
Determines water levels in borings
Operates drilling equipment under direct supervision
Reads plans and locates borings
Operates drilling equipment without supervision
Performs standard subsurface exploration boring, coring, disturbed and undisturbed sampling, SPT, visual description and logging tasks, and proper sample storage/transport
Installs common instrumentation
Supervises standard subsurface exploration boring, coring, sampling, visual description and logging crew operations
Performs specialized geotechnical field and insitu testing
Installs specialized instrumentation
Geosynthetic Materials Installation Inspection
Performs simple geosynthetic materials installation observations, measurements and computations
Conducts standard geosynthetic materials acceptance and inspects standard installations
Verifies locations and quantities
Administers geosynthetic materials specialized acceptance tests and unique installation inspections
Oversees common and specialized acceptance and installation procedures
Decides on geosynthetic materials installation acceptance and payment
Shallow Foundation Inspection
Recognizes foundation excavation requirements
Verifies bearing material
Recognizes effects of open excavation with respect to time on bearing capacity and performance (I.e. rainwater infiltration, groundwater, soil relaxation, etc.)
Recommends corrective actions on foundation bearing after communicating with engineer
Driven Foundation Inspection
Identifies pile foundation types
Recognizes elements of an approved driven pile installation plan
Performs standard driven pile foundation inspections
Verifies compliance with the approved installation plan
Recognizes basic driving control methods
Performs basic load testing
Correlates estimated and actual driven pile tip elevations to boring logs
Supervises standard driven pile inspection operations
Authorizes payment for all driven foundation items within contract
Assures compliance with contract specifications and approved installation plans
Drilled Shaft Inspection
Describes the basics of drilled shaft dry, casing and wet construction methods
Recognizes elements of an approved drilled shaft installation plan
Performs standard drilled shaft installation inspections
Verifies compliance with the approved installation plan
Recognizes construction and installation equipment components
Supervises standard drilled shaft inspection crew operations
Verifies and documents subsurface soil/rock and groundwater conditions
Authorizes payment for all drilled shaft items within contract
Assure compliance with the contract specifications and approved installation plans
Ground Anchor Inspection
Recognizes proper and improper installation
Verifies and documents installation requirements and results (drilling, encountered soil/rock, hole depth, drill-hole integrity, anchors, corrosion protection, proper torque (if applicable), grouting (bonded and unbonded), seating platform and plate/nut assembly, pretensioning, lock-off, and project details)
Verifies and documents load test requirements and results
Communicates with engineer on documented results, and trouble-shooting as required
Soil Nail Wall Inspection
Recognizes proper and improper installation
Verifies and documents installation requirements and results (excavation, benching, nail spacing, drilling, encountered soil/rock, hole depth, drill-hole integrity, nails, corrosion protection, grouting, seating platform and plate/nut assembly, drain installation, mesh/reinforcement placement, shotcreting, and project details)
Verifies and documents load test requirements and results
Communicates with engineer on documented results, and trouble-shooting as required
Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall Inspection
Recognizes proper MSE wall construction
Verifies compaction and reinforcement placement requirements and documents results
Recognizes improper MSE wall construction and conditions effecting wall performance and stability
Oversees wall construction
Verifies structural and drainage detail requirements, structural connection requirements, and delivered materials, material requirements, corrosion testing results
Recommends corrective actions to MSE wall construction after communicating with engineer
Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS) Inspection
Recognizes proper reinforced soil slope construction
Verifies compaction and reinforcement placement requirements and documents results
Recognizes improper reinforced soil slope construction and conditions effecting slope performance and stability
Oversees RSS construction
Verifies structural and drainage detail requirements, reinforcement splices, delivered materials, material requirements
Recommends corrective actions to RSS construction after communicating with engineer
Ground Improvement Inspection
Recognizes proper and improper installation of various ground improvement methods
Verifies and documents requirements and results for ground improvement methods, including vertical drains, lightweight fill, vibrocompaction, dynamic compaction, stone columns, vibroconcrete columns, grouting (permeation, compaction, jet, soil fracture, rock fissure, and general pressure grouting), reinforced earth, deep soil mixing, and column supported embankments
Verifies and documents results of performance testing, as required
Communicates with engineer on documented results, and trouble-shooting as required
Documentation
Describes the basics of project documentation
Calculates quantities for geotechnical installations and geosynthetic materials
Writes project diaries
Checks calculations
Approves payment for geotechnical installations and geosynthetic material
Compiles documentation to support contract changes
Authorizes payment for all geotechnical and geosynthetic items related to a contract
Prepares changes to the contract documents
New Structure Construction
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Footings
Describes types of footings
Assists in checking staking for location
Determines specification and geotechnical requirements compliance or corrective action required
Checks staking for location in relation to plans
Verifies concrete requirements and placement
Recommends contract decisions related to foundations acceptance and payment
Verifies footing bearing elevation and location
Verifies steel reinforcement requirements & placement
Determines contract decisions related to foundations
Retaining Walls (General)
Describes types of retaining wall systems
Assists in checking line and grade
Recognizes wall construction requirements (including concrete, concrete steel reinforcement, backfill, backfill reinforcement, drainage, and plan detail requirements)
Checks staking for location in relation to plans
Verifies concrete requirements & placement
Verifies backfill requirements & placement (See Grading: Compaction)
Recognizes improper wall construction and conditions effecting wall performance and stability
Oversees wall construction
Verifies foundation and wall bearing subgrade conditions
Verifies structural and drainage detail requirements, structural connection requirements, and delivered materials, material requirements, material testing results
Determines contract decisions related to walls
Recommends corrective actions on foundation and wall bearing after communicating with engineer
Forming & Falsework
Explains basic formwork and falsework specifications
Compares field layout to forming and falsework drawings
Determines specification compliance or corrective action required
Reviews Contractor's submittals
Recommends contract decisions relating to forming and falsework
Approves formwork and falsework submittals
Determines contract decisions related to forming and falsework acceptance and payment
Concrete Girders
Explains the basic types of a concrete girder
Assists in checking girder deflection
Determines specification compliance or corrective action required
Checks for proper deflection of girders
Observes placement of girder
Observes handling and storage of concrete girders
Recommends contract decisions related to concrete girders acceptance and payment
Determines contract decisions related to concrete girders acceptance and payment
Steel Girders & Connectors
Explains the basic properties of a steel girder
Describes procedure for checking bolts
Determines specification compliance or corrective action required
Verifies proper bolted connections
Verifies for proper sandblasting of steel
Inspects painting of girder in field
Inspects handling and storage of girder
Recommends contract decisions related to steel girders acceptance and payment
Determines contract decisions related to steel girders acceptance and payment
Reinforcing Steel - Layout
Explains basic reinforcing steel layout specifications
Describes the various types of reinforcing steel
Describes handling and storage of different types of reinforcing steel
Assists in checking reinforcing bar spacing and support
Identifies proper spacing, tieing and support of reinforcing steel
Observes handling and storage of reinforcing steel
Inspects reinforcing steel for damage (rust, damaged epoxy coating) and enforces corrective action
Compares field layout to contract plans
Recommends contract decisions related to reinforcing steel layout acceptance and payment
Determines contract decisions related to reinforcing steel layout acceptance and payment
Concrete Placement & Consolidation
Describes the principles of concrete placement
Describes proper vibration techniques
Determines specification compliance or corrective action required
Determines if the concrete is being properly vibrated
Determines if the proper pour rate is being maintained
Recommends contract decisions related to concrete placement acceptance and payment
Determines contract decisions related to placement acceptance and payment
Joints
Describes types of Joints
Determines specification compliance or corrective action required
Compares layout of joints to plans and determines if proper material is used to construct joint
Recommends contract decisions related to steel girders acceptance and payment
Determines contract decisions related to then acceptance of joints and payment
Finishing & Curing Concrete
Describes methods of finishing and curing concrete
Assists in checking rails for deck finishing machine
Assists in checking the application of curing compound
Determines specification compliance or corrective action required
Observes setup of deck finishing machine and checks for proper deck thickness
Inspects the application of curing compound and checks to make sure the curing system is maintained
Recommends contract decisions related to finishing and curing concrete and payment
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Recommends approval of removal of curing system
Determines contract decisions related to finishing concrete
Approves removal of curing system
Deck Smoothness
Describes the requirements for smoothness
Demonstrates the proper technique for using a straightedge
Determines specification compliance or corrective action required
Checks smoothness
Recommends contract decisions related to smoothness acceptance and payment
Determines contract decisions related to smoothness
Precast Structures
Identifies precast items on construction plan
Recognizes precast products and materials acceptance stamps/certifications
Recognizes proper precast structure installation procedures
Identifies location problems in the field
Recognizes implications of improper installation
Recommends corrective actions
Identifies product defects prior to installation
Recommends acceptance or rejection of precast units
Determines contract decisions related to changes or corrective actions regarding precast units
Recommends changes to the location of precast units to accommodate conflicts in the field
Post Tensioning
Checks strand condition, certification of post-tensioning equipment (jack)
Inspects pre-tensioning preparations
Verifies post tensioning layout
Assists in monitoring tensioning sequence
Inspects grouting operations
Monitors load and measures elongation
Documents and calculates elongation for acceptance
Recognizes implications of improper installation of grout
Recommends corrective action or rejection of product
Documentation
Describes the basics of project documentation
Calculates quantities for payment
Writes project diaries
Documents acceptance of precast units
Records measurements for payments
Checks calculations and approves payment
Compiles documentation to support contract changes
Authorizes payment for all items related to a contract
Prepares changes to the contract documents and recommend approval
PCC Pavement Field Inspection
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Surface Preparation
Assists in performing surface inspections
Inspects surface for proper preparation in accordance with contract documents
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on inspection results
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to surface preparation acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Concrete Delivery
Assists in inspections of delivery vehicles to make sure they are in good working condition
Inspects trucks to assure that all gauges, meters, etc. are in working order
Checks for worn parts that could affect mix quality
Collects load tickets
Verifies correct mix was shipped
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on inspection results
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to concrete delivery acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Paving Machine
Assists in inspecting paving machine to determine that it is in good working condition
Inspects paving machine to make sure it is in good working condition
Checks to ensure that the machine is set up correctly to place concrete at the specified thickness, profile and finish.
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on inspection results
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to paving machine acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Laydown (Placement) / Consolidation
Assists in performing inspections of laydown/consolidation of materials in accordance with job specific requirements
Inspects laydown/consolidation of materials to meet job specific requirements
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on visual inspection and results of jobsite measurements
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to placement and consolidation acceptance and payment
Steel Placement
Assists in performing inspections of steel and placement
Inspects placement of steel to meet job specific requirements
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on visual and jobsite inspection of steel placement
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to steel placement acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Smoothness
Recognizes the factors that control smoothness and how equipment is used to measure smoothness
Assists in laying out roadway sections to be measured for smoothness
Interprets printouts of smoothness readings
Calculates pay factors for incentive/disincentive where appropriate
Recommends corrective action based on visual inspection and results of smoothness tests actions
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions relating to smoothness acceptance and payment.
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Dowels/Joints
Assists in performing inspections of dowel placement and joints to meet job specific requirements
Performs inspection of dowel placement and joints to meet job specific requirements
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on visual inspection
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to dowel placement and joints acceptance and payment.
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Documentation
Selects correct forms to be used in documenting inspections
Completes inspection reports
Conducts field tests
Documents equipment inspection
Performs basic mathematical calculations and report out results
Documents acceptance or corrective action based on a review of test results, inspection reports and visual observations
Interprets data
Recommends corrective action on a program basis to managers
Enters data into summary or statistical program
HMA Pavement Field Inspection
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Surface Preparation
Assists in performing inspections of surface preparation
Inspects surface for proper preparation in accordance with contract documents
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on inspection results
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to surface preparation acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Hauling
Assists in performing inspections of hauling vehicles
Inspects trucks for proper loading and protection of Hot Mix Asphalt material
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on inspection results
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to hauling vehicle acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Laydown
Assists in performing inspections related to laydown of HMA
Inspects laydown of material to meet job specific requirements
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on visual inspection and results of jobsite tests
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to HMA laydown acceptance and payment.
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Compaction
Describes basic compaction principles and roller patterns
Identifies types of compaction equipment
Explains how the types of compaction equipment are used
Determines adherence to roller operation and roller plan
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on visual inspection and results of jobsite tests
Documents and follows up on corrective actions
Determines contract decisions related to laydown and compaction acceptance and payment.
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Smoothness
Recognizes the factors that control smoothness and how equipment is used to measure smoothness
Assists in laying out roadway sections to be measured for smoothness
Interprets printouts of smoothness readings
Calculates pay factors for incentive/disincentive where appropriate
Recommends acceptance or corrective action based on visual inspection and results of smoothness tests
Determines contract decisions related to smoothness acceptance and payment
Recommends disciplinary action when corrective measures are not taken in a reasonable time frame
Documentation
Selects correct inspection forms to be used for different layers and types of HMA
Performs basic mathematical calculations
Reports out inspection results
Documents acceptance or corrective action based on a review of inspection reports, measurements and test results
Enters data into summary reports or statistical programs.
Interprets data
Recommends corrective action on a program basis to managers
Asphalt Recycling
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Inspection
Examines and verifies representative processes during production operations
Performs field inspections and measurements of equipment as required
Identifies equipment and specification references used to inspect and verify field processes
Explains proper field processes (surface prep, mixing, laydown, compaction and smoothness), inspection and verification techniques
Reports out inspection results
Determines specification compliance or corrective action required based on individual and cumulative inspections and measurements
Monitors corrective action taken and results
Enters data into summary or statistical program
Interprets results
Recommends corrective action on a program basis to managers
Documentation
Completes and submits inspection reports
Performs basic mathematical calculations
Documents specification compliance or corrective action required
Documents corrective action taken and results
Enters data into summary or statistical program
Interprets data
Recommends corrective action on a program basis to managers
Landscaping
DisciplineLevel ILevel IILevel IIILevel IV
Horticultural Practices
Explains plant growth and planting methods
Reads planting plans
Describes pruning, staking and guying procedures
Describes pruning, staking and guying procedures
Explains landscaping establishment
Inspects, and records plant types, topsoil characteristics, soil amendments, pruning, staking and guying procedures
Inspects and determines plant diseases and pests
Inspects and records landscaping establishment
Defines and applies highway planting methods
Reviews inspection records and results
Recommends acceptance or rejection of plant types, topsoil, amendments, pruning, staking and guying procedures, nursery plant inspections, landscaping diseases and pests, and landscaping establishment
Applies native plant laws and xeriscape principles
Conducts nursery plant inspection
Approves or rejects results of the inspection and review of plant types, topsoil, amendments, pruning, staking and guying procedures, nursery landscaping inspection, plant diseases and pests and landscaping establishment
Distinguishes plant diseases and pests
Seeding
Explains soil preparation, tillage, mulch, tackifiers and crimping
Describes hydro-seeding, broadcast and drilling methods
Describes the 3 classes of seeding
Calculates application rates
Recognizes types of seeds
Differentiates characteristics of pure live seed
Inspects and documents seeds/pure live seeds
Summarizes batch mixing
Inspects and documents soil preparation, tillage, mulch, tackifiers and crimping methods
Reviews inspection records and recommends acceptance or rejection of application rates, seeds, soil preparation, tillage, mulch, tackifiers and crimping methods
Accepts or rejects application rates, seeds, soil preparation, tillage, mulch, tackifiers and crimping methods
Irrigation Systems
Identifies controllers, pipe, filters, flow monitor, pressure regulator, emitters, sprinklers, valves, backflow preventer
Describes the function of each component
Identifies the water source
Inspects controllers, pipe, filters, flow monitor, pressure regulator, emitters, sprinklers, valves and backflow preventers
Documents the function, condition, type of pipe and correct pipe joint methods
Inspects and documents the water source
Observes and documents irrigation testing
Recommends acceptance or rejection of water sources, layout, backflow prevention and equipment including controllers, filters emitters, sprinklers, flow monitors, pressure regulators, and valves (master, remote control, pressure release, isolation, check and blow off valve) testing
Accepts or rejects water sources, layout, backflow prevention and equipment including controllers, filters emitters, sprinklers, flow monitors, pressure regulators, and valves
Landscape Incidentals
Explains landscape plans and layouts
Identifies the application of herbicides and pesticides
Inspects and documents the application of herbicides and pesticides
Confirms and records the layout of graphics and inert materials as well as grade preparation, sampling, color acceptance, landscape graphics and measurement
Explains grade preparation, sampling, landscape graphics, color acceptance and measurement
Reviews and accepts or rejects documentation of the application of herbicides and pesticides and landscape design principles
Accepts or rejects the application of herbicides and pesticides, plating and graphics and landscape design principles