The International Society for Helical Foundations (ISHF), along with Foundation Technologies, Inc., is holding the next Helical Foundation Inspector Training Course in Atlanta, GA on Monday, November 18, 2013.
From the Registration site:
Helical Foundation Inspection is a stand-alone course developed to provide a basis for local, regional, or national qualification of helical foundation inspectors. The goal of this course is to provide inspectors with practical knowledge and standard industry practices for the inspection of helical foundation construction.
To establish a national standard for inspector personnel, ISHF developed the course based on a number of Industry sources and standards. The course follows recommended ISHF specifications and practices for helical pile and anchor construction but may be modified to follow local agency specifications and practices.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify key elements of helical installation plan
- Describe helical foundation system components
- Identify and understand the role and duties of the inspector
- Recognize key inspection elements of the contract documents
- Describe construction monitoring and inspection requirements
- Evaluate contractor-submitted installation logs
- Identify proper communication and coordination with the engineer and contractor
- Interpret and verify contractor compliance with items in the construction documents
- Recognize and identify helical pile and anchor construction equipment and tools
- Perform visual field verification for comparison to supplied soil boring data/logs
- Verify cutoff elevations, pile/anchor penetration, and length driven for vertical and battered installation
- Recognize when sufficient torque is achieved based upon provided load criteria, depth, and refusal guidelines
- Verify helical pile/anchor condition, labeling, and marking for compliance with construction documents
- Recognize when, where, and what type of load tests may be appropriate for various pile and anchor applications
- Recognize and explain the difference between test piles and production piles and the various types of pile testing
- Calculate torque to estimated capacity ratio
- Recognize and identify the various applications of helical piles and anchors
- Perform inspection of helical material for compliance with plans and specifications
- Perform proper inspection techniques for verifying grout column size for grouted helical piles
- Identify material and installation irregularities
- Locate, explain, and apply applicable specifications relating to compliance
- List potential problems and safety issues
The course is presented by ISHF’s Dr. Alan Lutenegger, P.E., and Foundation Technologies’ Cary Hannon, P.E. The course fee is $425.00. If you are interested in attending this course, register here.
DANBRO Distributors’ Seminar Manager, Pat Haffert, will be attending this course as a prelude to presenting it in our area in the near future. If you are interested in becoming a certified helical foundation inspector and practice in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, please let us know by using the form below. We will be sure to notify you of the details for this course.