"CEL provided an experienced and seasoned project team with extensive experience at the University of California Seismic Retrofit projects."
Bob Fox, University of California Berkeley
San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge Quality Assurance Services - Sapporo Okada, Japan
CEL was retained as a Subconsultant under Caltrans Contract No. 04A3144 to perform quality assurance services for Caltrop and Caltrans. As part of these services, CEL assigned an engineer to perform the services of a Structural materials representative (SMR). This eighteen month assignment was in Sapporo and Hokkaido, Japan for the tower casting fabrication. Our representative monitored all aspects of a contractor Quality Control Plan and performed in-place quality assurance and monitoring. Daily reports were submitted to Caltrans.
Quality Assurance Auditing of Manufacturing Facilities - Asia and Europe
CEL Consulting is retained by Anchor Manufacturers throughout the world. CEL mobilizes its professionals to perform factory auditing and consultation to meet the requirements of ICC Evaluation Service, Inc. (ICC-ES) for quality control of listed mechanical and adhesive anchorages to concrete about to be accredited. CEL Consulting develops and performs specific testing programs so that concrete anchorage products can be approved by ICC-ES and utilized on construction projects. Our personnel perform a review for conformance to ICC-ES requirements. Most factories have QC programs based on ISO 9001 requirements; however the ICC-ES has additional requirements. We perform our auditing services in the following countries: Taiwan, China, England, Germany, France, Ireland, and the Netherlands.
Sabritas Snack Food Plant - Veracruz, Mexico
CEL mobilized quality assurance technicians along with a full-service soil and labs testing laboratory in order to provide materials testing and special inspections services on this 277,000 square foot project. This is the largest Sabritas plant in Latin America and CEL’s quality assurance technicians performed work from the ground up, including all of the associated laboratory testing. Real-time information was provided to the onsite construction team in order to facilitate this fast-moving project.
Frito-Lay Snack Food Plant - Mexicali, Mexico
CEL provided geotechnical design and quality control services on this 100,000 square foot potato chip plant built in only 8 months.CEL provided multiple inspectors to this work this 2-shift construction cycle in order to provide timely and accurate information to the construction team.
Sabritas Snack Food Plant - Venezuela
CEL provided quality control services and set up a mobile laboratory for the construction of this new manufacturing facility in Venezuela. This manufacturing facility provides products most of South America. CEL’s onsite personnel provided field, laboratory control and testing using a remote certified laboratory.
Various Projects – Mexico and Canada
CEL has mobilized structural steel welding inspectors to perform visual and non-destructive testing of structural steel being fabricated in plants in Canada and Mexico. CEL has performed steel shop inspection in 5 provinces in Canada on 5 separate projects inspecting over 4,500 tons of structural steel. In addition, CEL has mobilized personnel on 2 major projects that were fabricated in Mexico. All steel plants were held to strict AWS standards even though fabrication took place outside of the United States.