ULC Purple Book Course Description

Earthwork Construction - Quality Verification
Control Number: 40
Course Number: 35EWI01A
CEUs: 2.4     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course provides the participant with proper earthwork inspection techniques and improves quality assurance management on construction projects. Insight is also provided as to the technical reasons behind construction requirements and how these requirements contribute to successful construction.

Through lecture, conference sessions, laboratory demonstrations and practical exercises this course covers the field of soils identification, soil sampling and testing, and techniques for earthwork inspection and testing. This course primarily teaches earthwork embankment construction, although some material pertaining to building foundation preparation is included.

Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: 0801, 0802, 0809, 0810, 0830, and 0850; (b) Grade: GS-05 to 09. Students should have a current or projected assignment as a general or earthwork construction inspector or related duties at the field level. This course is also well suited for junior engineers as part of the training provided in Engineer-In-Training programs, and for Corps division, district, and field office personnel directly concerned with construction operations. Nominees must not have attended this or a similar course within the past 5 years.


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