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Pile Driving Inspection (PDI)


Pass Basic Math test and Basic Inspection class at least 30 days prior to enrolled class date.

Course Description:

This class is designed to provide KDOT Inspectors with the basic understanding of driven pile installation using KDOT specifications and practices. The class will introduce participants to the various aspects of pile driving, pile driving equipment and the use of the bearing formula and the Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA).

It gives participants a background in the use, design and installation of driven piles used in KDOT bridges.

Learning Objectives:

     How and why driven piles are used in Kansas bridge construction

     The role of the inspector during the installation and monitoring of driven piles

     Equipment utilized in pile driving

     Soil conditions verses drivability

     Uses, pros and cons of the various types of pile

     Overview of the Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA)

     Using the bearing formula verses using the PDA

     The importance of re-strike

     KDOT pile driving specifications

     Overcoming problems - what to do and who to contact when things go wrong


     Workbook included in course fee



Dates and Locations:

     February 4-5, 2014 – Topeka KDOT District One Conference Rm.

You Must Bring:           


     Pen and/or pencil

Class Start Time:

     First day: 1 p.m.

     Second day: 8 a.m.

Testing Information:

     Exam: This course requires a written exam.

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