Master Municipal Construction Documents Association

Public Works Inspection Course

Who should attend this course?

  1. Experienced Inspectors who want to better understand their roles within a MMCD contract.
  2. Those who supervise inspectors on MMCD contracts.

Please note: because inspectors have a subset of the responsibilities of the contract administrator, persons who have taken the CCA course will find this course provides a significant overlap of content.

Course Outline

This course is targeted at experienced inspectors, so it does not cover the "mechanics" of the inspection role, such as reading drawings, taking samples or doing tests. Rather, it is a presentation on the administrative aspects of the inspector's job with the intent of clarifying what obligations, rights and responsibilities the inspector has, particularly with regard to the contractor.

The MMCD requires a contract administrator be in place throughout the course of a contract and the contract administrator may delegate some of his/her responsibilities to one or more inspectors. While an inspector may perform additional duties for the contract administrator, those are separate from the obligations imposed by the contract. This course focuses on those distinctions from the contractor's perspective. The course presents some examples of where an inspector can get into trouble through misunderstanding, missing deadlines or by exceeding limits of authority. The course concludes by offering some tips on how to become a more effective inspector.

Course Objectives

To explain the nuances of the inspector's role in a MMCD contract, specifically:

  1. To illustrate how the contract sets up rights and obligations for all involved.
  2. To explain how the contract administrator and the inspector receives their authority.
  3. To clarify the limits of the inspector's authority and responsibility as distinct from the contract administrator.
  4. To clarify the obligations of an inspector while on site and to the contractor.
  5. To advise on how an inspector can be more efficient.

How long is this course?

This course is typically held over one day, lasting from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. 

How much does it cost?

$350 +GST for MMCD members (Sponsoring, Supporting or Associate)

$425 +GST for non-MMCD members

Includes a copy of MMCD Platinum Edition Volume II and a Student Manual.

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