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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.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of PUBW 4550 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 89619


Mon Mar 13 - Fri Mar 17 (5 days)

  • 5 days
  • CRN 89619
  • $876.89
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 13 - Mar 17 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30 Online

Ken Zeleschuk

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. PUBW 4550 will be offered in a one-week online seminar format (M-F). Instructional sessions are delivered through a live interactive web-lecture through online course portal (BCIT Learning Hub) by industry subject matter expert instructor. For more information, please visit our commons webpage: Field trip: TBA.

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:

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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