Construction Engineering Inspection

Quinn’s certified inspection staff has a history of meeting the everyday challenges and demands of transportation construction projects. From pre-bid through project closeout,  our team of qualified experts provide the necessary skills and knowledge to consistently meet and even exceed the needs of our clients.  Our proven methodology to successful projects include:

  • A detailed inspection process (preparatory phase, initial inspections, and follow-up inspections)
  • Comprehensive and accurate project documentation
  • Project compliance of plans and specifications
  • Meetings with contractor and all required stakeholders
  • Project compliance with all safety and environmental guidelines
  • Schedule management
  • Documentation and testing of materials
  • Consistent ongoing assessments and early resolution of issues and/or potential risks

Design Build Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Inspections

As part of our quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) design-build services, Quinn can develop a project specific QA/QC plan for inclusion in the design-build submission package and fully implement this QA/QC plan at project execution.  Elements of the typical design-build QA/QC plan will include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of project stakeholders
  • Lines of communication and limits of authority
  • Preparatory, intermediate, and follow-up inspection guidelines
  • Frequency of testing requirements
  • Project materials pre-approval and tracking procedures
  • Deficiency and non-compliance reporting

Upon project notice-to-proceed (NTP), Quinn professionals will schedule and conduct activity preparatory meetings. During these meetings we will discuss activity schedules and procedures, specifications, materials testing requirements, safety concerns, public relations, and the establishment of activity witness and hold points.  Once an activity begins, Quinn QA/QC inspectors will clearly document the contractor’s work on standard forms, complete activity specific checklists, inspect and test materials, and work closely with contractor personnel to identify and resolve any noted deficiencies at the lowest possible level.  For those deficiencies that rise to the level of non-conformance per the approved contract documents, Quinn QA/QC managers will issue the appropriate non-conformance reports and track each issue to successful resolution.

Quinn has supported our clients from all perspectives on large and small design-build projects.  We have worked as owner QA representatives, contractor QC inspectors, and consultant engineer quality assurance managers where we have served as an integral part of project QA/QC teams delivering a quality product by working in partnership with owners, design engineers, and contractors.

NACE Coating Inspection

Quinn offers a wide range of coating inspection services.  We provide on-site quality control inspection of coatings and/or linings during construction, maintenance, or repair of structures.

Our staff is available to inspect existing coating or lining systems for failure, and/or assist with claims associated with coating system implementation problems.  We also offer management for lead-based paint abatement from municipal (tanks) and industrial (bridges, pipelines, etc.) structures to help our clients with independent verification of environmental compliance issues.  If needed, Quinn staff can assist with documentation management prior to construction kick-off to help clients ensure that all required permits are in place, safety plans are complete, schedules are realistic, and to identify potential risks associated with the project before it begins.

We serve state and municipalities, engineering companies, contractors, and developers on a wide range of transportation, building, plant, environmental and utility projects.