Pile Driving Inspection Course

This one-day course will be offered on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

PDCA is pleased to present this pre-conference short course for those who are involved in driven pile foundation systems design, installation, inspection, and testing.

Pile driving is a self-assuring method of deep foundations construction; the process itself makes each-and-every pile a “tested” product. Design, construction, inspection and testing constitute the four main parts of a piling project.

This course is intended to cover methods of quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC), as well as basic foundation design principles, installation methods and equipment, important inspection aspects, testing procedures and development and application of pile driving criteria.

The course also includes presentations on the installation and QA/QC of steel sheet piling and on the Durability of steel piling structures.


Who should attend:

This course is designed for Contractors, Superintendents and Foreman, Inspectors, Geotechnical Engineers and Structural Engineers, and Suppliers; as well as anyone in charge of pile-driving construction inspections.



Participants will receive a “Certificate of Completion” and eight PDHs (Professional Development Hours).



Mohamad Hussein, P.E., GRL Engineers Inc. and Gerry McShane, Service Steel Warehouse


Curriculum includes:

  • The Inspectors Role
  • Site Investigations
  • Pile Driving Equipment
  • Pile Types
  • Test Pile Programs and Methods of Testing Piles
  • Inspector’s Role in the Test Pile Program
  • Establishing and Monitoring the Driving Criteria and Pile “Acceptance”
  • Construction Documents
  • Documents specific to the Pile Inspector
  • Inspecting the Contractor’s Equipment
  • Inspecting Piles
  • General Discussion – Q&A
  • Developments in sheet piling installation equipment
  • Sheet piling installation methods
  • Ensuring durability of steel piling structures


7:30 AM – Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM – Course Instruction Begins
10:30 AM – Refreshment Break
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:30 PM – Refreshment Break
4:30 PM – Conclude

*Schedule subject to change


Fees & registration:

The course registration fee is $350.00 for PDCA Members and Cooperating Organization Members and $400.00 for Non-Members. Registration includes all course material, presentations (electronically available post-conference), breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. In addition, you will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and your peers, while obtaining valuable instruction and eight professional development hours.

Separate registration is required and is available with the 2019 ExPEERience conference registration options.