Developing And Maintaining Construction Inspection Competence

This report summarizes findings from a domestic scan of construction inspection competence within transportation agencies and other organizations. The purpose of this scan was to investigate what agencies are doing to develop and maintain a skilled construction inspector (CI) workforce in the face of an aging workforce, changing missions, shifting priorities, and shrinking budgets. A construction inspector is defined as one whose primary responsibility is to verify that contractor work meets standards and specifications by observation and measurement. Another commonly used title is construction technician. A construction technician is a broader term that could include testing lab, survey, and office personnel involved in performing testing and processing payments for the contractor. The scan investigated the following topics: (1) Organizational knowledge transfer/knowledge management initiatives; (2) Training programs; (3) Qualifications and certifications; (4) Career path management (employee cross-training); (5) Expand innovations and new technologies; (6) Consultant engineering inspection (CEI); and (7) Organizational hiring (recruiting) and retention practices.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 165p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01655894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20 68A, Scan 15-01
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 2 2018 10:41AM