Kingwood TX, 77339
My main objective as field construction inspector has been to identify constructability issues of
approved plans – vs. - existing conditions. Reporting issues to the project manager/engineer and
designer, in a timely or real time manner depending on urgency.
Report existing Platt conditions that could hinder planned contract quantities and before
contractor has completed all of pay items, requesting remobilization charges. Document preconstruction
conditions of project easement, but also neighboring private property, diligently
monitoring contractor and ensure subcontractor are not out of their easement and damaging
those properties , leading to law suits and impacting the close out phase.
In the twenty six years in the Geotechnical, Materials Testing, Construction Management,
Structural, and Coating inspection, has enabled me to be a well rounded and proficient inspector.
Knowing day to day where to be present at the most critical times, situations or pay applications.
My mission statement: represent your firm competently, professionally, relaying information that
benefits the company, client, and project. Delivering the project as per the plan and
specifications, under budget, satisfying all parties and a will to work together in the future.
Twenty six years on-site: Civil, Geotechnical, Structural, Water and Waste Water Infrastructure,
Materials Engineering Testing,
Seven Years In Construction Management and Inspection of Various Multi-Million Dollar
o Road and Bridge Infrastructure (Harris and Montgomery Counties, Texas)
o Toll Road (Harris County Toll Road Authority -Sam Houston East Main lanes)
o Airport infrastructure and runway construction
Review plans and contract documents and scope of work requirements to ensure
Check all existing manhole flow lines for constructability before construction begins
Perform inspection to ensure conformity to quality, performance, and/or plan requirements.
Submit Daily Pay Application
Propose remedial corrective action to Project Management
Interact with project management , governmental agencies and utility operators
PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES / EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Field Inspector (Sirrus Engineers, Houston, TX,) 7/09 – 3/11 contract inspection
o Sam Houston Toll Road (4.45 total miles with 3 bridges, six main lanes and
shoulders) 300+ pay items , contract total 79 million
o Responsibilities include daily reports for pay item quantities with detailed
locations and site sketches; road and bridge components (stabilization of sub
grade, paving bond breaker paving, slope paving, SWPPP, and seeding) and
monthly compliance report for traffic control
Major Accomplishments (Sirrus Engineers)
Reported clay contamination in concrete (night shift) preventing several
months of costly delays to both contractor and project. Other inspectors (10)
did not find or report contaminated concrete(during daytime).
Reported removal items not documented on plan quantities
Reported drainage problems resulting in necessary plan changes
Field Inspector/Developers Rep.(Jones and Carter Inc, Woodlands, TX) 8/06 - 7/09
o Check all project design features during extreme events for designed
drainage performance and document for client and Eng. Review.
o Compare approved equipment submittals to actual installation, verify
approved submittal and compliance with special exceptions. (for all
mechanical and electrical installations)
o Inspection and construction of 300 GPM Water Plants , thru punch and
final close out.
o Chloramine conversions (Kleinwood and Heatherlock MUD)
o Lift station and Wastewater Plant (Harris County MUD # 401)
o Emergency Water Well reworks - electrical inspections
o Coating inspections on GST, piping and Hydro-tank recoats
Major Accomplishments (Jones and Carter Inc)
Discovered elevation bust during review of storm survey staking, before
paving contract was awarded, in time to re-plat.
Reported elevation bust in permanent topsoil stockpile location before going
over designed elevation, avoiding charge for moving the spoils twice.
Identified errors in haul off quantities and fill grades, eliminating change order
Reported elevation changes during installation of utilities, in a swampy platt
before all excavation saving engineers’ embarrassment and client cost.
Gerald Corona Resume (cont’d)
Project Representative (Brown & Gay Engineering, Houston, TX) 8/04 – 8/06
o Bridgeland – 1000-acre infrastructure master planned community. Water
plant, from well drilling to completion and acceptance, wastewater plants, lift
stations, two conspan bridges, and four sub-divisions, one irrigation pump
o Coordinating 14 contracts and contractors simultaneously, excavationmoved
and graded over 2 Million CY's
o Identified plastic index of soils visually upon delivery for acceptance purposes
for clay liner of lakes or select fill for building pads
Other Major Projects
Black Horse Ranch – Section five Stone Ridge
Bridgewater Meadow section 2, 3
Oak Landing section two.
Major Accomplishment (Brown & Gay Engineering)
Reported designed slopes encroaching on existing trees. Conflicting existing
conditions from design plans (survey missed trees and monuments).
SPECIALTY TESTING EXPERIENCE
Smoke testing of sanitary lines
Profilograph of roadway surfaces
Ferroscan – rebar detection in hardened concrete
Hydrostatic testing of water and sanitary
Dye penetration of carbon steel welds
Prestress and post tension of bridges and high rises
Low pressure/vacuum testing of sanitary
Industrial coating inspections: humidity, dew point, temperature control , dry + wet
mil thickness, Holiday acceptance testing
Emergency Water Well reworks
Coating inspections on GST and Hydro-tank recoats
National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies: Level III, Soils,
Texas DOT Roadway Specialist (Hot Mix level 1B)
The International Association of Foundation Drilling: Deep Foundations
American Concrete Institute: Certified in Field Testing (1)
Kansas City Area Vocational Technical School – welding & blueprint reading (1982)
Technician of the Month 11/99, 12/99 and Technician of Year 1999
American Society of Certified Tech Houston Chapter Technician of the year 2003
REFERENCES : Jim Loo P.E. – Project Engineer , HCTRA cell# 832-***-****
Ed Shackleford P.E. – Jones&Carter , Woodlands off. 281-***-****
Water Plant construction roles:
(1) Confirm drilling company and owner have all permits and Storm Water Quality
Plans posted and visible from jobsite .(2) Pre-determined approved location for
water spoils and silt protection in place , averting wetlands and surface water
sources. (3) Daily report of footage drilled each day for test hole until total depth
has been achieved. (4) Notify Engineer when Well logging is to occur; from
experience the oil and gas companies get priority and water well logging is with-in
24hrs of scheduled date. (5) If well is approved and desired depth selected, a
selected method of water sampling is taken for chemical and sieve analysis. (6)
Once approved, I will field verify depth of submitted casing /linear for slotting and
screens. (7) Monitor plugging from Mud Company to contain gas or radioactive
elevations (8) Witness and review welder’s certifications for welding of casing and
screens. (9) Confirm Gravel used is the size approved by Hydrologist. (10) Monitor
Cement casing , wait and set temporary pump, develop well and record specific
capacity tests.(11) Permanent pump ordered ,set once received.
(1) Pay from, approved submitted schedule of values. Install cast iron distribution
lines in a plastic wrap for corrosive soil environment. (2) Install Electrical duct
banks to control room, hydro-tanks, well and distribution pumps, service pole,
and ground storage tanks cathotic protection system. (3) Daily photographs of
all work performed for pay applications. (4) Bolted galvanized tanks: vacuum
test floor. New welded ground storage tanks. (5) perform all paint inspections
prior to coating: (a) anchor patterns taken in accordance to NACE and approved
coating system. (b) document (pics) of approved zinc epoxy, thinner , mixing
method , specified application air pressure, dew point , humidity, steel
temperature checks prior to applications.(c) Perform wet and dry mill thickness
after each coat to ensure with-in manufacturer recommendations. (d) Final
acceptance with passing Holiday Testing; documenting batch numbers and mix
recipes for future color matching.
(2) Verify all approved submittals have been installed in the field: i.e. control
panels, auto-dialer, switch gear, relays , regulators, air compressor, gas alarms
, chlorine distribution ,main disconnect, cathotic protection starters,
capacitors, pumps, air release valves, lighting , check valves , motors ,
conduit, well oilers , etc… (4) present during well video, looking at welds,
gravel pack cleanness , water clarity
(3) Once permanent pumps are set; request vibration tests on all .And shaft
alignment results received. (4)Step test and then actual specific capacity
Close Out Responsibilities:
(1) When Control room is near completion, I inform project manager to request
permanent power connection with designated operator. Only once address is
visible from street, main disconnect, switch gear, service pole, and safety lock
out box have been installed. (2) Produce a preliminary punch list to contractor
before start up. (3) Have received consecutive passing Bac.T’s on first ground
well, ground storage tanks, and distribution lines. (4) Project manager schedule
TCEQ inspection, and operators for start up.
(5)Present to write up final punch lists, transfer owner’s manuals to operators,
check that warning signs are in place. (6) Follow up on punch list items.
For North Harris County Regional Water Authority: install of Chlorination booster
pumps , Ammonia /Chlorine analyzers, electrical and control room modifications.
Distribution line modifications.
Recoating inspection of Ground Storage Tanks
(1) During five year scheduled inspection or known GST out of service; take
pictures inside of tank for coating failure, tank erosion, sand from gravel
pack damage, storing pictures on company photo storage program for
districts engineers review and for monthly meetings.
(2) Request steel thickness gauge , if erosion or sand blasting has reduced
(3) Sample existing coating , if color and manufacturer are not known.
(4) Coating inspection
Emergency Water Well Service
(1) Present during video of well with Hydrologist , locating damaged screens ,
eroded casing , clogged slots etc.
(2) After engineers review; follow the recommended repair i.e.: acid wash ,
steel wire brushing , replace casing , pump oiler , spacers etc.
(3) Remove oil from well and document quantity
(4) Careful to explain to driller and Water Company NOT to go over approved
(5) Present to view video after repair
(6) Vibration Tests if motor is replaced
Emergency Natural Gas Generator
(1) Verify switch gear , gas connections , Nema control boxes are water tight
(2) Notify project manager when close to completion to schedule permanent
gas hook up
(3) Ballards installed around gas service lines
Hurricane and Extreme Event Plant Monitoring
(1) Review all my district water/wastewater plants: checking if online , if
emergency generator cycled , hydro-tank at operable water level , lift
stations are cycling , GST at operable levels, water wells are operable
Project list and scope
New Water plant from well drilling to operation:
Oakmont PUD – Water plant # 1 – 300 GPM
HCMUD 418 – Water plant #1 – 300 GPM
HCMUD 157 – Water plant -- 300 GPM
HCMUD 433 – Water plant – 300 GPM
Bilma PUD , Kleinwood MUD , Heatherlock PUD ,
Montgomery County MUD # 8 – GST + piping
Bilma PUD – GST + piping
Northampton MUD – GST + piping
Emergency Water Well Reworks
Northampton Water Well , Westador Water Well
Inverness Estates , Bridgeland , Kleinwood ,
HCMUD # 418 + 433 , Montgomery County MUD # 8 , Heatherlock MUD
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