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Course Description

Drilled Shaft Foundation Inspection

PROGRAM AREA: Geotechnical
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-132070
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Host Price
2014
2.5 Days
1.5 Units
$720 Per Participant
2015
2.5 Days
1.5 Units
$750 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 35

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Drilled Shaft Foundation Inspection is a stand-alone course developed to provide a basis for local, regional, or national qualification of drilled shaft foundation inspectors. The goal of this course is to provide inspectors with practical knowledge and standard industry practices for the inspection of drilled shaft foundation construction. A 2-hour qualification exam is administered on the third day of the course.

The course follows recommended FHWA specifications and practices for drilled shaft construction but may be modified to follow local agency specifications and practices.

NOTE: All participants should be advised by the local coordinator/session host that they are encouraged to complete NHI 132070B Drilled Shaft Inspector Tutorial (WBT).

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the role and duties of the inspector
  • Recognize key inspection elements of the contract documents
  • Identify proper communication and coordination with the engineer and contractor
  • Interpret and verify contractor compliance with items in the drilled shaft installation plan
  • Recognize and identify drilled shaft construction equipment and tools
  • Perform visual field verification of soil/rock material for comparison to supplied soil boring data/logs
  • Calculate percent recovery and rock quality designation (RQD)
  • Recognize and identify the various types of drilled shaft construction
  • Perform inspection of drilled shaft excavations for compliance with plans, construction tolerances, and cleanliness
  • Verify reinforcing cage construction compliance including side spacers and cross-hole sonic logging (CSL) tubes
  • Determine concrete volumes for theoretical shafts and develop concrete curves
  • Identify shaft "concreting" irregularities
  • Perform calculations for volume, area, circumference, and elevation
  • Locate, explain, and apply applicable FHWA, AASHTO, and State DOT specifications relating to compliance

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The target audience for this course includes agency and consultant personnel who inspect foundations or major structures. In addition, project management and construction engineers in charge of drilled shaft construction inspection are encouraged to attend. This course is designed to be most beneficial to foundation inspectors who are responsible for inspecting drilled shafts during construction.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


132070 SESSION INFORMATION:

Start Date: 2/10/2015
End Date: 2/12/2015
Location: LITTLE ROCK, AR
Local Coordinator: Dorothy Rhodes (501) 569-2072
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
2 FHWA Seats
 
Start Date: 3/03/2015
End Date: 3/05/2015
Location: HARRISBURG, PA
Local Coordinator: Cathy Shoemaker (717) 705-4171
Availability:
No Public Seats Available
 
Please contact the Local Coordinator to enroll in this session.
 
3 FHWA Seats
 

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Host this Course

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

 

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