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Are you relatively new to the field of construction inspection or considering a career in that role? Will you be working on county or municipal construction projects? This course is intended for you!

This workshop will introduce new inspectors to the components and considerations for success. It will outline the roles and responsibilities of inspectors, discuss required documentation, help you practice communication skills, and assist you in understanding project documents, which include both plan drawings and written specifications.

COVID-19 Cancellations

Because of COVID-19, the spring 2020 sessions of this workshop have been canceled. In lieu of the canceled in-person workshops, we plan to make video recordings of the training and other materials available here in late summer.

Topics Covered

  • Inspector roles and responsibilities
  • Introduction to site safety
  • Communication and documentation
  • Contract documents
  • Tracking construction progress
  • Understanding plans and specifications
  • Ethics and behavior

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for new inspectors (0–5 years of experience) or those interested in becoming an inspector on county or municipal construction projects that involve roads and bridges.

Informational Contact

For more information, or if you require special accommodations, please contact Katherine Stanley at or 612-626-1023.



This workshop is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, presented by Minnesota LTAP, and instructed by PE Services.