Municipal Construction Inspection
Mar 6 - 9, 2023 /
Course Code: 13-0317-ONL23
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
10:00 am to 1:45 pm Eastern Time
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize and understand the role and key competencies of the municipal construction inspector
- Be familiar with the requirements of curb, sidewalk and road construction
- Understand the various materials, installation techniques required for construction of sewers and watermains
- Identify and assess health and safety hazards on an active construction sites and gain the skills required to access these hazards, including trenching and excavation, and traffic control
A municipal construction inspector is the representative of the municipality. The job requires technical knowledge and the ability to deal with others such as contractors, engineers and the public in a professional manner.
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.
- Review of roles and responsibilities of inspectors
- Review of concrete and asphalt, materials, placement and quality assurance when used for curb, sidewalk and road construction projects
- Watermain installation, materials, appurtenances, testing and commissioning
- Sewer installation, materials, placement and quality assurance
- Roles and responsibilities of others involved with the projects
- Construction safety
- Use of manuals and awareness of key 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
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:45 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
Welcome, Introduction and Preview of Workshop
Inspector’s roles and responsibilities
- During construction
- Daily reports, various forms, photographic records and importance of the records as well as where they may be used.
- Examples of where daily reports were used to resolve claims from contractors
- Various elements of the Contract Document and how they relate to inspectors
- Soil types
- Compaction methods, requirements and testing
- Piping materials, installation and services
- Testing and commissioning
- Brief overview of rehabilitation techniques
- Silt/sediment controls etc
Site Safety and Traffic Control
- Site safety for all types of projects
- Traffic control on site
- Inspector’s role
- Impact of utilities when constructing various works
- Pipeline safety
- Piping materials and installation
- Appurtenances and services
- Cathodic Protection
- Testing and commissioning
- Overview of typical designs for reconstruction
- Resurfacing operations
- Quality control and compaction
- Asphalt/paving deficiencies
- Concrete road base, curbs and sidewalk construction
- Curing and jointing
- Concrete deficiencies
Review and wrap up
Discussions on Problems/Case Studies and overview of Manuals, as time permits.
Note that the sequence of the presentations of these topics may change.
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
$1295 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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