Engineering and Inspection Services
provides construction engineering and
inspection (CEI) services to insure clients that their projects are built in accordance with their
plans and specifications. Our larger clients, such as state departments of
transportation, contract their construction engineering and inspection
services in a similar manner to their design service contracts.
Volkert provides experienced inspectors, construction
engineers, and program managers for roadway and bridge projects. These individuals are state certified in such areas as work
zone safety, concrete testing, asphalt inspection, traffic control,
contract plans reading, drilled shaft inspection, and pile driving. Volkertís construction engineers participate in the
constructability reviews of our design projects, providing valuable input
to our roadway design engineers.
Volkert has completed
construction inspection services for roadway, bridge, building, and airport projects (including runways,
taxiways, airport aprons, and airport terminal facilities), as well as numerous
projects that required the inspection of dock facilities, bulkheads and
piers. Utility projects
include the inspection of sewer mains, manholes, lift stations, pumping
stations, sanitary sewer improvements, stormwater drainage improvements,
wastewater treatment plants, and utility relocations.
Volkert completed work on a $76.6 million contract that
is a part of the fourteen Group 02 D roadway and bridge projects that were
awarded to us by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the
Fall of 2001. The 3-year contract, which began in the Fall of 2002,
included major interchange improvements on I-10 at I-10 and Davis Highway
and the construction of 8 bridges. As a public service to the citizens of
Florida, the FDOT, District Three, with assistance from Volkert,
incorporated an Amber Alert VMS into the variable message signs (VMS) being used
on I-10, I-110, and Avalon Boulevard. Amber Alert is a national program
that assists law enforcement officials in locating abducted children. The
program relies upon VMS to display important information to motorists.
The 6 signs in use on the I-10/I-110 project are the only Amber Alert
VMS in Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties, and these signs are managed by
Volkert as a part of their CEI contract.
was involved in the Phase II of a very innovative
and exciting project for the Alabama Department of Transportation, involving
CEI services for resurfacing of the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT)
Test Track near Auburn, Alabama. Volkert provided the design
and CEI services for the construction of the NASCAR-type, oval track that
was primarily built to test the longevity of asphalt pavements, but also
tested the smoothness (what the driver feels going down the road) and safety
factors of the surface such as analysis of the friction coefficients. The
project included milling, partial resurfacing, reconstruction, striping
and site work.
SR 231 Welcome Center
Community Drive Bike
SR 297 Resurfacing