December 13, 2018


104 Midmont Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Contact Hours



This course provides State, and local inspectors with practical knowledge and standard industry practices for inspecting road-related construction tasks at project sites. This course covers the proper installation of pipe materials, as well as how to monitor earthwork, concrete and asphalt placement; including calculation of quantities for payment and documentation of workmanship. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

• Explain the inspector’s role, duties, and responsibilities
• State the qualifications of an inspector.
• Explain the limitations of an inspector.
• Recognize key inspection elements of the contract documents
• Identify proper communication and coordination with the engineer and contractor
• Identify the key elements of a pile installation plan
• Identify important areas to monitor.
• Identify the different classes of bedding
• Identify the different kinds of pipe
• Accept/Reject Criteria
• Identify some of the key evaluation points that a construction inspector would look for on the job site.
• Look at the general construction process/procedures related to roadway projects.


Lorenzo Casanova

Lorenzo Casanova, P.E. currently works for the Federal Highway Administration in the Virginia Division. He has over 20 years’ experience as an engineer, mostly in the operation of manufacturing and construction processes; and the management of programs.  He has extensive practical experience in engineering and economic analysis; and has held several positions in the public and private sectors as well as in academia.  He has taught courses at several community colleges and universities in Florida and Delaware, as well as overseas, and is a registered P.E. in both states. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and earned his Masters of Engineering degree from the University of Florida.

Who Should Attend

The target audience for this course includes those who inspect placement of asphalt or concrete, as well as pipes lines, within the right-of-way of public roads. State, local and consultants who want to attain a basic level of understanding about road construction will be given the basic tools to determine proper procedures for good workmanship and proper field documentation. Attendees should have a basic knowledge in reading construction plans as well as construction math.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

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