Developing a Training Program for Inspectors

by Glen D. Sanders, US Bureau of Reclamation, United States,
Bruce M. Laymon, US Bureau of Reclamation, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century


The reasons for failure of engineering works are many and varied. An inexperienced or poorly trained construction inspector can be a contributing element in cases of failure. The Bureau of Reclamation is attempting to minimize this element through a program designed to facilitate the 'passing on' of knowledge gained through experience. The program is titled Comprehensive Construction Training Program (CCTP). This paper discusses the methods which were used in developing one of 42 modules dealing with different aspects of contract inspection and administration. The DRAINS module is used as an example in this paper.

Subject Headings: Training | Failure analysis | Case studies | Building design | Contracts | Construction industry | Inspection | Bureau of Reclamation

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