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Drilled Shaft Inspector Course CBT

Resources

Lesson 1: Introduction (HTML5, 4:52)

  • Terminology
  • Drilled Shaft Equipment
  • Construction Process
  • Construction Materials
  • 455 Specifications
  • Inspector Duties

Lesson 2: Equipment and Tools (HTML5, 23:28)

  • Identify drilled shaft rig components.
  • Identify drilling tools and explain their uses.
  • Identify and interpret applicable 455 specifications.

Lesson 3: Drilled Shaft Installation Process (HTML5, 49:41)

  • Describe the Section 455 methods of drilled shaft installation.
  • Describe typical/potential construction problems associated with drilled shaft installation.
  • Identify and interpret the applicable 455 Specifications.

Lesson 4: Construction Documents (HTML5, 58:11)

  • Locate Plan Sheet Details Related to Drilled Shafts.
  • Calculate REC Percentage and RQD.
  • Identify key elements of the Drilled Shaft Installation Plan.
  • Identify and interpret applicable 455 Specifications.

Lesson 5: Contractor and Equipment Arrive On-Site (HTML5, 26:47)

  • Identify and understand the Role and Duties of the Inspector.
  • Verify and Inspect On-site Equipment.
  • Verify Protection of Existing Structures is implemented.
  • Identify the applicable 455 Specifications.

Lesson 6: Shaft Excavation and Cleaning (HTML5, 01:02:07)

  • Perform inspection of drilled shaft excavations for compliance to plans, tolerances and cleanliness.
  • Perform visual field verification of soil/rock material for comparison to supplied soil boring data/logs.
  • Sample and test slurry and fluid in the excavation.
  • Calculate Elevations and Extra Shaft Lengths.
  • Identify the applicable 455 Specifications.

Lesson 7: Reinforcing (HTML5, 27:04)

  • Describe cage construction.
  • Determine the circumference of a shaft and rebar cage and calculate the required number of side spacers.
  • Explain how to assess the Contractor’s compliance with cage construction/placement requirements.
  • Verify CSL tube placement and condition.
  • Identify the applicable 455 Specifications.

Lesson 8: Concreting (HTML5, 01:10:47)

  • Describe typical tremie and pump placement methods.
  • Verify Contractor compliance with project documents for concrete placement.
  • Utilize the Concrete Placement Log inspection form, determine theoretical concrete volumes, and plot placed concrete volume curves.
  • Identify the applicable 455 Specifications.

Lesson 9: Post Installation (HTML5, 44:32)

  • Identify and describe various Integrity and Load Tests.
  • Construction tolerances.
  • Describe the Drilled Shaft Pay Items.
  • Identify the applicable 455 specifications.
 

Lesson 10: Homework (HTML5, 15:30)

  • This section contains review questions for you that will help you prepare for the exam.
 


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