Municipal Construction Inspection

Edmonton, Alberta /
Oct 24 - 25, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-1031-2370

The confirmation of a course and venue depends on early registration; Register early to avoid the postponement or cancellation of a course.
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  • Syllabus
  • Instructor
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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and understand the key competencies of the municipal construction inspector
  • Be familiar with the most common concrete and asphalt deficiencies
  • Understand the various materials, installation techniques, testing of sewers and watermains
  • Understand the regulations/requirements for commissioning watermains
  • Identify and assess hazards on an active construction site and gain the skills required to access these hazards, including trenching and excavation, and traffic control and protection

A municipal construction inspector is the representative of the municipality. The job requires a fair amount of technical knowledge and tactfulness in dealing with contractors and engineers as well as with residents affected by the construction.

This workshop will enable you to understand the key competencies, roles and responsibilities of an inspector on a municipal linear construction project. Using a practical approach, learn how to carry out your job to satisfy all parties to the best interest of the owner/municipality.

Course Outline:

  • Concrete and asphalt deficiencies
  • Watermain installation, materials, appurtenances, testing and commissioning
  • Sewer installation, materials, testing
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Construction safety
  • Traffic control
  • Environmental considerations

Who should attend:
This course is designed for those employees represent the municipality on a construction project, including:
Site Inspectors • Construction Inspectors • Field Engineers • Civil and Public Works Technologists • Facilities Operators

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Day I:

Welcome, Introduction and Preview of Workshop

Inspector’s roles and responsibilities

  • Pre-construction
  • During construction
  • Post-construction

Tender/Contract Document

  • Various elements of the Contract Document
  • Award procedures

Record keeping

  • Daily reports
  • Additional documentations
  • Audit

Construction Layout

  • Role of Survey
  • Grade sheets and Grades

Geotechnical Considerations

  • Soil types
  • Compaction methods and requirements
  • Compaction testing


  • Overview of design criteria
  • Piping materials and installation
  • Services
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Rehabilitation techniques


  • Overview of design
  • Granular materials
  • Pavement – asphalt designs/SuperPave
  • Quality control and compaction
  • Asphalt/paving deficiencies


  • Concrete road base/curbs & sidewalks
  • Curing and jointing
  • Concrete deficiencies

Day II:


  • Overview of design/demand/storage/sizing
  • Piping materials and installation
  • Trust restrains
  • Appurtenances
  • Services
  • Rehabilitation techniques

Cathodic Protection

  • Why
  • Types and installation

Testing and Commissioning watermains

  • Cleaning/swabbing
  • Pressure testing
  • Disinfection and sampling

Environmental Considerations

  • Silt/sediment controls
  • BMPs on construction sites

Site Safety and Traffic Control

  • Trench safety and site safety
  • Traffic control on site
  • Inspector’s role


  • Working with Utilities
  • Pipeline safety


  • Inspector’s role
  • Expectations

Discussions on Problems/Case Studies


Frank J. Csenkey, CET., (Ret.)

Frank has 35 years' experience in Engineering and Construction as a Project Manager with the City of Toronto and 3 years as a Geotechnical Consultant. Over the past 20 years, he has delivered numerous courses on watermain design and municipal construction inspection. As a project manager, he has managed numerous projects, including watermain and sewer installation, road construction, lead water service replacement, storm water management and sewer and watermain rehabilitation.


To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
4440 Gateway Blvd.
Edmonton AB  T6H 5C2

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.


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Fee & Credits
Early Registration Fee:

$1495 + taxes

Fee after September 13, 2019:

$1695 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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