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Video Conference

Electrical Plan Reading - Inspections and Installations

  • Apr 14, 2016 (9:30 - 12:30 pm CT; 8:30 - 11:30 am MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


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This presentation is designed to help civil engineering based staff to understand electrical project components on a typical rural or urban construction project. It will provide a solid foundation for field inspectors and engineers so that they can confidently provide quality assurance/inspection reviews. The presentation will cover how to read electrical plans, what to look for during field installations and how to verify final pay items.

Course learning sections include:

  • How electricity works
  • Safety
  • Electrical project designs and how they relate to construction activities
  • Electrical codes
  • Plan information
  • Contractor/license requirements
  • Shop drawing/material approvals
  • Field installations - lighting, signals, lift stations, etc.
  • System testing
  • Warranty items
  • Maintenance


Chris Horner, PE, is an electrical engineer at KLJ in Bismarck in the Aviation Group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University. Chris has over 13 years of experience providing electrical engineering services for aviation, transportation, and municipal projects. He has prepared plans and specifications for various types of projects including runway reconstruction, street and parking lot lighting, traffic signals, and lift stations. Chris is a registered professional engineer (ND, SD, MT, MN, WY, WI).

Target Audience

Designers, contractors, inspectors and maintenance members will benefit from this knowledge transfer.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050