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Grade & Drain II

Grading Level II builds upon information that is provided in the Grading Level I course.  The purpose of the course is to provide additional training to inspection personnel who are involved with grade and drain construction of roadways. Topics discussed during the course include the following: construction and design of cut slopes in rock, geotextiles, karst topography (sinkholes), subgrade stabilization, structural backfill and pipe installation.  Each individual that successfully completes the course will be awarded a Grading Level II qualification. 
Who should attend this course? 
State, contractor, and consultant personnel who are qualified as a Grade Level I inspector and will be responsible for performing and/or inspecting work within the topics described above.  Contractor and consultant personnel who are responsible for overseeing quality control on KYTC grade and drain construction projects. 
Note: Current or past Grading Level I qualification is a prerequisite for this course.  However, Level I qualification does not have to be maintained current to be a Level II inspector, unless you will also be serving as a Level I (soil & aggregate base QC/QA) inspector on a project.

Dates & Locations


Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Rock Cut Slopes
  • Karst Topography
  • Break
  • Activity: Treatment of Open Sinkholes
  • Geosynthetics
  • Lunch
  • Group Activity: What is wrong with this picture?
  • Pipe Installation
  • Group Activity: Installing a Pipe

Day 2

  • Subgrade Stabilization
  • Structural Backfill
  • Review
  • Exam


$175 - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Employees
$200 - All other agencies

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