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International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course covers the duties and legal responsibilities involved in public works inspection; examines inspection techniques, reports and data collection; and examines relevant clauses of MMCD general specifications for Public Works construction. Inspection requirements and quality control for soil placement, asphalt cement, Portland cement concrete and underground utilities are discussed.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • List and describe the duties and responsibilities of a public works inspector.
  • Describe and use appropriate inspection techniques.
  • Collect required data and prepare an inspection report.
  • Discuss relevant clauses of MMCD general specifications for construction.
  • Classify soils and identify required material tests.
  • Demonstrate compaction and field density tests.
  • Recognize simple water-related problems in soil and recommend remedial solutions.
  • Identify asphalt cements and monitor the asphalt manufacturing and paving process.
  • Identify and assist in quality control tests and inspection on Portland cement concrete.
  • Monitor forming, curing and finishing of concrete.
  • Ensure proper material handling and installation and testing of water, sewer, and underground wiring facilities.
  • Monitor location and construction of roads.
  • Execute performance evaluation on existing pavement structures.

Effective as of Winter 2011

Related Programs

Public Works Inspection (PUBW 4550) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Public Works Supervision
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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