Pile Driving Inspection (PDI)
Pass Basic Math test and Basic Inspection class at least 30 days prior to enrolled class date.
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.
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.
Exam: This course requires a written exam.
Score: A score of 70% or higher is needed to pass.