Continuing Education
2310 Centennial Road
105 Student Activities Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

 

855-552-0079 toll free
785-826-2633

 

salce@ksu.edu

Inspection Classes

Prerequisites:

     Pass Basic Math test at least 30 days prior to enrolled class date. Basic Inspection is the prerequisite for Structures, Asphalt and Concrete Paving.

Books:

     The Inspection Workbook is included in the course fee.

     Additional books needed are the 2007 KDOT English Spec book and Construction Manual with 2012 Part V. You can order the KDOT books online at http://kdotapp2.ksdot.org/StdSpecsConsManForm/default.aspx.

Cost:   

     All four classes                                         $231

     Basic:                                                       $84

     Structures, Asphalt, Concrete Paving:        $63 each

Dates and Locations:

     December 9-13, 2013 – K-State Salina College Center Conference Rm.

     January 27-31, 2014 – Topeka Ramada West

     March 3-7, 2014 – K-State Salina College Center Conference Rm.

You Must Bring:           

     2007 KDOT English Spec book and Construction Manual with 2012 Part V.

     2 sharpened pencils

     Calculator

     Notebook

Class Start Time:          

Basic:                        Monday 8 a.m. 

                                 Tuesday 8 a.m.

Structures:                 Tuesday 2:30 p.m.
                                 Wednesday 8 a.m.

Asphalt:                     Wednesday 4 p.m.
                                 Thursday 8 a.m.

Concrete Paving:        Thursday 3:45 p.m..
                                 Friday 8 a.m.

 

Basic Inspection Class (BI)

Course Description:

It is required for inspecting various KDOT projects.

Learning Objectives:

     Focus on various aspects of contact administration.

     Review standard specifications, documentation manual, and construction manual.

     Examine the CMS to document a construction project.

     Learn frequently used templates and appropriate data input.

     Understand traffic control and pavement markings.

     View traffic control plan and the materials, installation, maintenance, and payment of pavement markings.

     Introduce types of earthwork equipment and their use.

     Learn about the excavation, removal of existing structures, waste and borrow, erosion and pollution control, and compaction earthwork.

     Examine the use of slope and grade stakes.

     Review base materials and their use.

Testing Information:

     Exam: One exam is given for each section of this course: Contract Administration; Traffic Control and Pavement Markings; Grading and Bases

     Score: A score of 70% or higher on each exam is needed to pass.

 

Structures (STR)

Course Description:

It is required for inspecting various KDOT projects.

Learning Objectives:

     Understand the many parts of structure construction and their specifications.

     Learn the specifications that apply to structures.

     Discuss the materials incorporated into structures.

     Determine the documentation for various structures.

Testing Information:

Score: A score of 70% or higher is needed to pass.

 

Asphalt Inspection (AI)

Course Description:

It is required for inspecting structures, bituminous pavement and concrete pavement on KDOT projects.

Learning Objectives:

     Examine the methods of construction and how to inspect each.

     Understand the construction of bituminous pavements.

     Learn the types of bituminous mixtures and the types of plant tests required.

     Discuss the types of equipment used to produce, place, and compact bituminous surfaces.

     Learn what the inspector should look for and proper documentation.

Testing Information:

Score: A score of 70% or higher is needed to pass.

 

Concrete Paving Inspection (CPI)

Course Description:

It is required for inspecting structures, bituminous pavement and concrete pavement on KDOT projects.

Learning Objectives:

     Understand the materials, equipment, placement, and inspection of concrete pavement.

     Examine quality control/quality assurance concepts, aggregate base fundamentals, concrete plant fundamentals, and concrete paving fundamentals.

     Learn inspection and documentation requirements.

Testing Information:

Score: A score of 70% or higher is needed to pass.