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: 2 Times/Week on Monday's & Wednesday's

Class Dates: April 23rd, 25th, 30th, May 2nd, 7th, 9th

Class Times: 6:00 - 9:00pm

Class Location: Lake WA Technical College (Classroom W310, except on 4/25 in room E206)

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: Chris Christensen, PE. Materials Inspection Manager, AAR Testing. Chris is a registered professional engineer in Washington, Alaska and Utah. He is WABO technical director, WABO Supervising Laboratory technician, WABO Special Inspection Field Supervisor and WABO Registered Special Inspector for RC, PC, SC, SM, SSB, SW, FP, and PA. He has been working in the inspection industry for 25 years with experience in all special inspection categories.

Cost: Determined by enrollment. Classroom size is limited to the first 25 registrants.

To register: Please use the following link: CP/BP April-May 2018 Registration