Jan 17, 2021  
2017-2018 Official General Catalog 
2017-2018 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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CIV 137 - Construction Inspection

At some point in their career almost every civil engineer will be called upon to provide some level of construction inspection; others will dedicate their entire career to this specialty.  This course will prepare the student for employment as an inspector by reviewing the responsibilities and duties typically associated with the position; how to document quantities and to work with various materials as well as assuring a safe jobsite.

Credits: 2
1 Class Hour; 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Objectives of the Course:

1.  Prepare students for entry level inspection positions.
2.  Instill the importance of maintaining safe jobsites.
3.  Prepare the student for keeping clear concise documentation of all construction activities.
4.  Prepare the student to perform basic construction inspection for the following activities:

  • Bituminous paving
  • Portland Cement paving
  • Highway earthwork
  • Installation of pipelines
  • Reinforced concrete

Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Clearly state the role of a construction inspector.
2.  Outline the basic responsibilities of an inspector for maintaining a safe jobsite.
3.  Express distances in stations.
4.  Read highway plans.
5.  Keep an inspector's diary.
6.  Prepare inspection reports and documentation.
7.  Perform basic inspection tasks for bituminous paving.
8.  Perform basis inspection tasks for Portland Cement paving.
9.  Perform basic inspection tasks for highway earthwork.
10.  Perform basic inspection tasks for pipelines.
11.  Perform basic inspection tasks for building foundations and reinforced concrete construction.

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