Recognizing the shortage of qualified roadway/bridge Construction Inspectors (Inspectors) and Construction Community Liaisons (CCL) in the A/E/C industry, Gedeon GRC Consulting (Gedeon GRC) has taken the initiative to provide free training sessions to interested members of the general public. These sessions provide attendees with an introduction to roadway and bridge construction inspection. After exploring the fundamentals of the construction industry, participants are given the opportunity to continue with further training in construction inspection, construction community liaison, or both.
For the past three months, Gedeon GRC has held various sessions to prepare individuals for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) certification course, to work as an Inspector or to serve as a CCL. Already, the program is proving to be a success as some participants have either received their ACI certification or have gained employment in both areas.
The introductory sessions focus on basic Roadway/Street/Bridge Construction Inspection, and cover such topics as general infrastructure work, contract documents (plans and specifications), proper field protocol, reporting, construction equipment, safety, materials testing, and various construction activities. Gedeon GRC’s follow-up sessions deal with an introduction to basic concrete properties, mixing and testing.
Gedeon GRC's training does not provide any certification, but rather, offers participants the background needed to further their training and obtain their certification for a career in the field of construction inspection. Construction Community Liaisons do not require certification.The training sessions, led primarily by Gedeon GRC’s President and CEO, Rudolf J. Gedeon, PE, and Director of Building, Melbourne Garber, C.Eng, are currently held at our main office in Syosset, New York. Gedeon GRC will also explore other locations in the future.
NOTE: Anyone who possesses math and communication skills, is detail oriented, enjoys the outdoors and has an interest in construction may qualify for the training. However, a technical background is preferred for any individuals desiring to become an Inspector. Knowledge of the construction industry is not required to become a CCL.
For more information, interested individuals may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.