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select the Help link and take a moment to review the navigation features of this training.Throughout this training. Only the slides for the open lesson are available. Select the movie camera icon on the right below the directional arrows to expand or collapse this control bar. Image description: Screen capture of the Training Delivery Method Screen. Published lessons are displayed through Adobe Connect on the FHWA Online Learning System. Also. . expand it in order to view the paper clip icon. You can also use the Back and Next buttons on the bottom of the screen. and a search function. NHI prepares all of its asynchronous training in PowerPoint in conjunction with the tool Adobe Presenter. select the paper clip icon in the lower section of the control bar to download a printer-friendly version of the training slides. the icon opens a pane on the right side of the screen that contains tabs to access the training outline. narration text. you may select one of the small directional arrows in the control bar located in the corner of your screen to move to the next screen or review a prior screen. Select the designated tab to view the training outline or narration or to search on a topic. Before you move into more of the training. When selected. If the control bar is minimized.

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This course is based upon the FHWA Publication FHWA-NHI-10-016. This tutorial has been developed as a companion training aid for NHI Course #132070. .This tutorial was co-funded by the FHWA and Florida Department of Transportation. Drilled Shaft Foundation Inspection. It is recommended that this tutorial be completed prior to attendance of the Drilled Shaft Foundation Inspection course. Difficulties encountered during the completion of the tutorial and associated quizzes should be discussed and resolved with the participant's supervisor prior to attending the course to ensure successful completion of the Drilled Shaft Foundation Inspection course and associated examination.

Recently enacted Federal regulations (23 CFR 637B) requires that all testing and inspection during construction be performed by qualified personnel. they have developed and instruct more than 100 courses dealing with the full range of transportation issues. with courses specifically designed and focused to the Inspector's needs. the FHWA and DOTs established training programs. As part of this program.Over the past decade. . in association with State Transportation Departments (DOTs). In response to this legislation. has increased the focus on "Quality" in construction and design of transportation related projects. from planning to construction. the FHWA.

Drilled Shaft Inspector's Qualification Course. 132070. equipment. This three-day course focuses on the Inspector's duties and responsibilities during the drilled shaft construction process. the course then takes the Inspector through each step of the process.One of the qualification courses developed is the FHWA NHI Course No.a quality constructed drilled shaft foundation in accordance with the Plans and Specifications. pointing out specific related responsibilities and methods to assist the Inspector in achieving their goal. . and tools. The course concludes with a written examination on the material covered. Beginning with background information related to construction methods.

The Inspector serves as the link between the Engineer and Contractor. So both the Engineer and Contractor have the same goal. The Engineer desires that the Contractor construct the project in accordance with the Plans and Specifications and the Contractor desires to build the project in accordance with the plans and specifications. The goal being to provide basic drilled shaft construction and inspection information of such value that course attendees have an increased potential for successfully completing and passing the course. and someone needs to be the link that ensures this is accomplished. .This tutorial was developed to prepare potential and experienced inspectors for attendance at the course. getting a quality project constructed.

. Close this introduction and return to the training curriculum. which can be accessed by selecting the Help button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Most of your questions are likely to be answered in the Help document.Contact NHI Training at nhitraining@dot. Select Module 1 to begin. To close this window.gov or (703) 235-0556 if you need assistance. Now let’s get started. select the “X” in the upper right hand corner of your screen.