Construction Engineering & Inspection (CEI)



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.

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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).

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Construction Engineering & Inspection Team

Ryan Bell, PE, PTOE


Ryan serves as the director of the transportation group and is a shareholder of the company. With a degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida, Ryan was born and raised in Southwest Florida giving him a keen understanding and inherent appreciation for local transportation issues. Ryan has experience in both the design and construction of various transportation improvement projects. As project manager for various transportation design and CEI projects, such as the Six Mile Cypress widening design, S.R. 31 widening design and the Three Oaks Parkway/Imperial Street CEI, he brings comprehensive management and oversight to all of Johnson Engineering’s transportation projects.


James “Vee” Lofton

Director of CEI

Vee has 30 years of experience working on FDOT and County transportation projects located in District One, Four and Five, including five years with the Florida Department of Transportation Maintenance and Construction combined. He has worked on a wide variety of transportation improvement projects with varying degrees of complexity as project administrator, contract support specialist and senior lead inspector. Vee currently holds, and is continuing to seek and renew, numerous certifications in the Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP) qualifications as required by FDOT and FHWA. Vee is director of the CEI team. His extensive experience extends through all facets of roadway and bridge construction, project administration, and inspection in both traditional design-bid-build and design-build.


John Glenn, PE

Transportation Engineer

John joined Johnson Enghineering in 2012 and currently serves as a Project Administrator and Project Engineer in our transportation group. John’s experience includes both design and CEI on various projects throughout Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte counties. Serving as design engineer and senior inspector on many of these projects has given John an understanding of what it takes to successfully complete both the design and construction phases of a project.


Roy Godshall

CEI Project Administrator

Roy joined Johnson Engineering in 1987 working as rodman in the surveying group. In 1988, he was transferred to the firm’s transportation group as a construction inspector. Roy is a CEI project administrator with more than three decades of experience working on FDOT and County Transportation Projects located in District One. He has worked on a wide variety of transportation and utiltiy improvement projects with varying degrees of complexity as project administrator, contract support specialist, and senior lead inspector. Roy currently holds, and is continuing to seek and renew, numerous certifications in the Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP) qualifications as required by FDOT and FHWA. Roy currently serves the firm as project administrator and is a multidiscipline person who can perform and fit in and adapt in many work related roles.


Arnie Fiore

Certified Roadway Inspector

Arnie has more than 40 years of experience working in the CEI and surveying industry for Johnson Engineering on various FDOT and County construction projects.  He has considerable CTQP training and continues to seek qualifications. He is well versed in roadway construction, major utility construction as well as FDOT materials testing requirements. His duties included performing field concrete testing, checking and verifying various elements of construction for compliance with plans, specifications and performing turbidity monitoring tests and reports as required by the various permitting agencies. 

Kathy Hanagan

Contract Support Specialist

Kathy has more than three decades of diversified experience in office management and construction administration, including contract support for CEI projects in Lee, Collier, and Hendry Counties. Kathy specializes in construction documentation management including coordinating submittals, RFI’s, estimates, meetings, contract changes, CPM schedule variance reviews, subcontractor documentation, letter composition, and EDMS attributing.

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