Johnson Engineering has been providing construction inspection services for many years. Our Transportation team includes experienced and dedicated CEI project administrators, inspectors and contract support specialists. Our CEI team is fully qualified in the Construction Training and Qualification Program (CTQP) required by the FDOT. We also provide nuclear density testing and LAP/EEO compliance services. Our CEI experience includes oversight of roadway, utility and bridge construction for FDOT, local municipalities, private developers and utility providers. Supported by our wide range of in-house disciplines, we pride ourselves in providing CEI service that not just documents the construction process, but helps our clients through it.
What We Provide
What We Provide
We have provided project management and inspection for many of Florida’s major roadway improvement projects, with clients including the Florida Department of Transportation, Collier, Lee, and Charlotte Counties, the Cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples, along with many private developments. Our construction engineering and inspection team is comprised of qualified team members with the professional expertise to manage, inspect, and document roadway construction projects while providing the client agency with the level of service they require to meet their budgetary requirements and quality control protection. Continuous constructability and value engineering analyses are a major part of our service in order to provide our clients with cost saving ideas and options before and during construction activities.
Bridge and drainage structures comprise a major segment of roadway construction in Florida. With the large numbers of stormwater canals, rivers, ditches, and natural flowways that cross our roadways, the need for bridge replacements and new construction makes it imperative to have the ability and expertise to manage and inspect all types of bridge construction including box culverts, weirs, and other drainage structures. We have this expertise and can provide construction, management and inspection by qualified, certified, and experienced personnel for all types of structures.
Maintaining and rehabilitating existing infrastructure is vital in managing acceptable levels of service on our roadway networks. With over 274,000 lane miles of roadway in the state of Florida, a large number of roadway projects each year are Resurfacing, Rehabilitation, and Restoration (RRR) projects. Our team has provided CEI services on State (FDOT), Federal and local agency RRR projects. Our team understands that maximizing return on investment is at the forefront of every RRR project. We are well versed in a multitude of RRR construction methods including milling and resurfacing, full depth reclamation, chip seal, and in place recycling.
Controlling and maintaining the flow of water is arguably the most important part of any construction project in Florida. Since 1946 Johnson Engineering has made it a priority to understand local hydrology. We have been involved in the construction of some of the area’s largest drainage projects. Our engineers have designed and performed CEI services on countless weirs and major drainage control structures. Knowing how to build these structures is one thing. Knowing what their intent is, how they function and how to handle the water they are intended to control during construction is the real challenge. This is where our local drainage experience really matters.
Once a project is permitted, our team can create bid documents, including tabulations and project specifications, as well as provide an Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost that is used as a basis to compare the contractor’s bids. Our team analyzes the bids and offers recommendations. We’ve observed the work product of countless contractors, and our extensive knowledge assists the owner in selecting a contractor that will provide the best quality at a cost-effective price. Once construction commences, our qualified and experienced field personnel observe how the contractors maintain compliance with the permits, standards, and specifications, as well as addressing conflicts and field changes.
Construction engineering and inspection (CEI) personnel have the experience to assist the private development industry by providing construction management for small community projects to major private developments. We understand not all projects are needed to be built to FDOT standards. With less stringent criteria and inspection protocol on private projects it’s even more important to have someone on your side that actually knows what will work, what is important and what isn’t based on actual site conditions. Our construction professionals can provide constructability reviews, value engineering analysis and provide construction recommendations. We provide general construction assistance for numerous Homeowners Associations (HOA’s), Community Development Districts (CDD’s) and private developers. Or if you just need someone with experience on your side of the table we can help.
Federal Aid makes up roughly 26% of the state’s construction budget, much of which is administered thru FDOT’s Local Agency Program (LAP). Federal Aid projects require additional oversite to ensure grant compliance is met and maintained throughout the construction process. We are experienced with many of the federal requirements including: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) Requirements, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Monthly Employment Data Verification, Davis-Bacon Wage Rate Verification and On-The-Job-Training (OJT). In addition to Federal funding programs we also have considerable experience with state funding programs those thru the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the various Water Management Districts (WMD).