Construction Engineering Services
Construction engineering at F&V is all about designing, planning, constructing, and managing infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, railroads, facilities, buildings, dams, utilities, and other projects. If you can image it, we can construction engineer it!
At F&V, our expert team utilizes the latest tools in construction engineering technology to design traditional or alternative solutions based on what we’ve learned firsthand about the needs and goals for your project.
Our highly skilled staff, some with three decades of experience, will run cost estimates on proposed solutions and help you decide what construction works best for your project budget. We’ll QA/QC with the design team to construction areas of focus are accounted for in the proposed work.
The successful design of municipal, industrial, and private infrastructure projects also requires accurate field data, including surveying and soils information. Our construction engineering team provides accurate and thorough record keeping of valued client projects from bid opening through project closeout.
We also work with staff to verify contract procedures as projects progress. These services typically include preparation of bid tabulations, contract documents, pay estimates, change orders, final estimates, and close-out documents.
Additionally, we can provide construction staking, also known as construction layout, to relay the design to the field. Construction staking/layout will identify the location, elevation, and alignment required to construct the proposed improvements.
Whether we’re overseeing a site development or a road, you can have confidence knowing your project is getting the proper oversight with us.
Construction Services, Inspection and Testing
In addition to our design team, we offer many other construction engineering services from construction administration and observation to materials testing and timely communication.
Our construction administration starts and ends with inspection and testing focused on safeguarding that the project is built to the plan and specifications and the owner of the project receives the value and quality needed out of final construction as well as long-term use.
Some of the areas in which we can provide construction engineering, inspection, and testing include:
- On-site inspection resident project representation (RPR)
- Office technician duties and paperwork
- FieldBook and FieldManager
- Quality assurance and quality control
- Material testing
- Condition assessment
- Asset management
- Constructability reviews
- Dam inspections
- Bridge inspections
- Construction staking and layout
- Maintenance of traffic (MOT) reviews
- Ride quality and recommendations
- Municipal utilities inspection
- Earthwork and site inspections
- Troxler nuclear density testing
- Gravel pit inspections
- Bridge construction inspection
- As-built and survey post-construction
- Soil Erosion Sedimentation Control (SESC)
- Trained stormwater operators
- Local and MDOT LAP road inspection
We are prequalified by Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in over 30 categories, and over 10 categories by the Indiana Department of Transportation (IDOT).
F&V’s field team of construction engineers and technicians continually serve as trusted advisors on the ground. We’ll attend the preconstruction and all progress meetings; oversee construction setup; coordinate all necessary permitting; review all contractor submittals such as estimates, schedules and shop drawings for contract compliance; manage contractor Requests for Information (RFIs) and handle construction issue resolution.
We stay engaged with you and your contractor so that the schedule is followed, and claim requests are managed and answered to keep your project on budget.
Records show that our construction projects have averaged less than a 1% change between as-bid costs and final construction costs, prior to owner requested modifications.
Through our sister company – F&V Construction (FVC) – we become a single point of contact for both the design and construction of a project. FVC provides construction management services from project inception through turn-key delivery and simplifies the owner’s involvement. One of the best construction management delivery methods is design-build.
With our architects and engineers working directly as part of the construction team, we develop a deeper understanding of your project needs – and that leads to quality design that fits within your budget and schedule.
Throughout your project, our professionals streamline and expedite the process and resolve problems or issues during construction. For nearly three decades, we have assisted communities and private companies with more than 200 construction projects.
FVC can also help with or consult on budgeting, permitting, purchasing, land acquisition, materials, labor, documentation, contracts, and more.
F&V has experienced demolition management staff to help transform blighted, abandoned, and obsolete buildings into productive community assets.
F&V’s demolition management services include:
- Observation and documentation of the demolition and site restoration activities.
- Air Monitoring for dust, metals, and for asbestos during initial demolition activities
- Electrical disconnection and refeed of site lighting
- Utility abandonment and terminations
- Structural demolition
- Authorized agent for waste manifest signature, if required
- Site restoration
- Contractor compliance with specifications