NWCEL Northwest Council of Engineering Labs

Become a
Special Inspector

›› Introduction
›› License Types
›› Types of Work


Inspection Courses

Reinforced Concrete:
›› Batch Plant
›› Concrete II
›› Concrete Intensive
›› Pre/Post-Tension
›› Shotcrete Intro.
›› Shotcrete Recert.

Steel & Welding:

›› Steel & Welding I
›› Steel & Welding II
›› Steel & Welding Intensive

Masonry Inspection

Ultrasonic Technician
›› Certification Program

Magnetic Particle Testing Level II

Special Inspector Certification Renewal

Lateral Framing Special Inspection

Proprietary Anchors Inspection

Plan Reading

›› In-Place Density
›› Embankment and Base
›› Aggregate
›› Asphalt II

Reinforced Concrete: Batch Plant

Concrete Placement/Batch Plant Inspection

Class Frequency: Monday Nights

Class Dates: September 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, November 5th

Class Times: 5:30 - 8:30pm

Class Location: Redmond Community Center (6505 176th Ave NE, Redmond, WA - Room 206)

This course is designed to prepare structural concrete inspectors to perform concrete placement and batch plant inspections. This course is necessary to become certified by WABO in the inspection category of Placement Inspection.

Topics covered will include concrete materials, mix designs, batch plant procedures; introduction to plans reading, basics of reinforcing steel inspection. Emphasis will be on issues placing inspectors have to recheck such as clearances, review of standard tests for concrete, procedures for placing, consolidating and curing concrete, record keeping and duties, responsibilities and ethics of special inspectors.

Curriculum includes 4 hours of plan reading.

Note: Each lab must ensure that enrollee passed the math test that will be sent to you prior to the beginning of the class. Students are not eligible to enroll in class without passing this test. Please work with your enrollees to ensure that they pass the test before sending them to the class.

Materials Required:

1) Concrete Manual based on the 2012 or 2015 IBC/ACI 318-11
2) 3 ring binder
3) Pens/pencils
4) Paper for taking notes
5) Calculator

Instructor: Sean Flint is a WABO certified Special Inspector, Field Supervisor and Technical Director working in the Puget Sound region. Mr. Flint began his career in Special Inspection in 1999 at AAR Testing in Redmond, WA and is currently the WABO Technical Director at O’Neill Service Group, also in Redmond WA. Mr. Flint began presenting courses for the Northwest Council of Engineering Labs in 2004 and has presented courses for Concrete Placement/ Batch Plant Inspector, Reinforced Concrete, Shotcrete, Structural Masonry, Lateral Framing and Proprietary Anchors. Mr. Flint holds several other industry certifications and is also an exam proctor for the ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Certified Installer Program and WAQTC Aggregate and In-Place Density modules.

Cost: Determined by enrollment. Classroom size is limited to the first 24 registrants. Registration is limited to 3 people per lab. If we have more room, we will send a follow-up announcement.

To register: Please use the following link: CP/BP September-November 2018 Registration