Your Trusted Partner Survey and Construction Administration – the alpha and the omega of construction. Even before groundbreaking, we’re defining and preparing a site with the latest, most accurate equipment. It’s our faces that the community sees on a daily basis. It’s their best interests that guide us. From the field team supervisor who gives his cell phone number to every resident before construction begins on a neighborhood project, to the engineer that keeps the DOT project manager informed every step of the way, our proactive approach ensures quality and satisfaction. ConstructionEng Project Spotlight: Project Spotlight_CE_ResizedBlue Water Bridge | Port Huron, MI The Blue Water Bridge spans nearly a mile across the St. Clair River and carries international traffic between Michigan and Canada. Upkeep is shared by both countries, each maintaining approximately half of the structure. OHM Advisors was hired to perform construction engineering work on the U.S. portion of the 1930’s-era bridge. Job specifics include repair and replacement of expansion and construction joints, removal of deck patches and HMA surface, hydro-demolition, deck patching, replacement and repair of brush blocks and a shallow concrete overlay, using silica fume modified concrete (SMFC). A unique component of this project was the coordination and communication between the U.S. and the Canadian project teams, ensuring that work was completed in a synchronized manner. Ask Us About: Administration Construction Documentation DOT Fieldbook Administration Contractor Payment Requests Contract Administration and Project Closeout Preconstruction Meetings Inspection Daily Field Reports (IDR’s) Coordinate with Contractor Soil Erosion Control Reviews Construction Observation Wage Rate Interviews Engineering Field Engineering Preconstruction and Progress Meetings Resolution of Construction Issues Shop Drawing Review Leadership Craig Dashner, PE, Principal and Construction Manager As a manager in the construction group, Craig is focused on large projects for cities, counties and agencies throughout the state. Outside of OHM Advisors, he advances the profession by lending his expertise as the lead structural specialist for Michigan Task Force 1, an Urban Search and Rescue Group. He uses his structural expertise and cool-headed leadership skills to evaluate collapsed and partially collapsed structures and direct necessary shoring to keep the rescue workers as safe as possible during rescue missions. Craig has been involved with Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) for over 15 years and has participated in several incidents to lend structural expertise to the rescue operations. His USAR involvement led to participation with Trench Shoring, and he has worked closely with the Michigan Urban Search and Rescue Training foundation to refine trench shoring techniques and standards.