This course is part of a series to develop a training and qualification/certification program for geotechnical field inspectors. Topics addressed in the course include the types and durability of mechanically stabilized earth walls (MSEWs) and reinforced soil slopes (RSS); construction methods and sequences; alignment control; methods of fill and compaction control; plans, specifications, and the geotechnical report; shop drawings; and safety. A 2-hour qualification exam is administered at the end of the course.
The target audience for this course includes inspectors (novice to senior level), engineers, geologists, and technicians involved in field data collection and quality assurance for MSEWs and RSS structures. In addition, managers; specification and contracting specialists; bridge/structure, geotechnical and roadway design engineers; and engineering geologists interested in construction aspects of MSEWs and RSS structures are encouraged to attend.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.