Municipal Construction Inspection in Ontario

Online /
Feb 9 - 12, 2021 /
Course Code: 0237-ONL21

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please Note:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
Day 1-3: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm Eastern (Including a morning break and a 30 minutes lunch)
Day 4: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Eastern (Including a morning break) *********************************************************************************

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
  • Use of manuals and audit issues

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

More Information

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Please Note:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
Day 1-3: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm Eastern (Including a morning break and a 30 minutes lunch)
Day 4: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Eastern (Including a morning break) *********************************************************************************

Welcome, Introduction and Preview of Workshop

Tender/Contract Document

  • Various elements of the Contract Document
  • Award procedures
  • Applicable OPS documents

Record keeping

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Daily reports
  • Additional documentations
  • Audit issues

Construction Layout

  • Role of Survey
  • Grade sheets and Grades

Geotechnical Considerations

  • Soil types
  • Compaction methods and requirements
  • Compaction testing


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


  • Brief 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


  • 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

  • Brief discussion on MNR/MTRCA/DFO issues when working in floodplains
  • 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

Optional Topics:

Discussions on Problems/Case Studies and use of Manuals


Chris Myers

Chris has 35 years of experience in Engineering and Construction, in various roles such as Contract Supervisor, Project Manager, Consulting for contract compliance auditing and other roles with the City of Toronto, and as a Consultant with an Engineering Consultant firm, a Contractor and the Toronto Parking Authority.

He has delivered many presentations as part of his work with these organizations, as well as at the Ontario Good Roads Association. As part of a team, he has assisted with the contract administration and inspection of numerous projects, including watermain and sewer installation, road and sidewalk construction, and TTC track allowance reconstruction contracts. He contributed in the development of the first City of Toronto Field Services Manual and a recent update to that manual, as well as acting as a facilitator in the development of a Contract Management Manual for the Toronto Parking Authority.


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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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