Construction Supervision, Inspection, and Support
AME and its staff have been involved with numerous projects assisting with review of construction documents, contractor RFIs, performing site visits to witness construction as well as installing geotechnical instrumentation. This ranges from coastal restoration projects to heavy industrial projects.
AME has the required experience to help with:
- Contract administration including arranging the pre-construction conference, reviewing shop drawing and submittals, and conducting bi-weekly/progress meetings.
- Act as a liaison between the dredger and the owner in processing invoices, submitting change orders and any contract modifications, RFI’s, performing final inspection with landowner representatives and construction contractors and prepare a project completion report.
- Perform construction inspection including on-site determinations of compliance with detailed construction plans and specification, determination of work completed, keeping detailed records of quantities of materials, maintaining weather and working day reports, listing equipment on-site, and reporting Construction Contractor’s performance and daily activities.
- Monitor the construction contractor in the layout of the project.
- Monitor construction progress, recording daily activity and events, amount of work performed/material placed, equipment on-site, weather conditions, etc.
- Prepare weekly progress reports summarizing construction progress during the time period.
- Perform QA/QC that all materials are in accordance with the specifications and placed in conformance with the plans and specifications.
- Document and report that the Construction Contractor uses only the access routes permitted in the plans and specifications.
- Document and report that the condition of the vegetation outside the project limits and outside the access routes.
- Document and report the containment dikes and floatation channels are constructed and maintained in conformance with the plans and specifications.
- Document and report the quantities of material dredged and placed. Document Construction Contractor’s measurements of dredged quantities and verify that such measurements are obtained and recorded in an acceptable manner in accordance with the contract documents.
- Document and report Construction Contractor’s surveys to assure that methods, instrumentation, benchmarks, and records are done in accordance with those set forth in the plans and specifications. The representative shall observe a sufficient amount of the surveys and measurements to verify that such measurements are obtained and recorded in accordance with the contract documents.
- Document and report any special inspections and testing of the work and make determination as to the acceptability of the work.
- Document and report that all items of construction have been completed and recommend acceptance or non-acceptance of the work.
- Document and report the Construction Contractor’s surveying of all project features needed for the production of the Final As-Built surveys drawings.
- Perform laboratory testing on dredge fill samples including but not limited to dredge slurry concentration, index and classification testing, organic content, low-stress consolidation, and column-settling testing (if required).