"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
 
Services

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CEL PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING SCOPE OF SERVICES

REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • Mix Design Review
  • Sample, Tag and Test Reinforcing Steel
  • Batch Plant Inspection and Batch Plant Audit
  • Reinforcing Steel Placement Inspection
  • Concrete Placement and Sampling
  • Concrete Compression Testing
  • Drying Shrinkage
  • Floor Flatness / Floor Levelness (FF/FL)
  • In-situ Temperature & Strength by the Maturity Method
 
POST-TENSIONED CONCRETE
  • Laboratory Testing of PT Tendons
  • Reinforcing Steel and Tendon Placement Inspection
  • Concrete Placement and Sampling
  • PT Tendon Stressing Inspection
  • Concrete Compression Testing
 
PRECAST CONCRETE FABRICATION
  • Reinforcing Steel and Tendon Placement Inspection
  • Pre-Stressing Inspection
  • Concrete Placement and Sampling
  • Concrete Compression testing
 
SHOTCRETE AND PRE-PRODUCTION TEST PANEL
  • Mix Design Review
  • Reinforcing Steel Placement Inspection
  • Shotcrete Placement and Sampling
  • Shotcrete Core Compression Testing
  • Shotcrete Pre-Production Test Panel (Nozzleman Qualification)
 
MASONRY AND VENEER INSPECTION
  • Mix Design Review
  • Reinforcing Steel Placement Inspection
  • Concrete Masonry Unit and Veneer Placement Observation
  • Mortar, Grout and Prism Compression Testing
  • Compression, Linear Shrinkage, Moisture and Absorption per ASTM C140
 
MISCELLANEOUS AND STRUCTURAL STEEL WELDING
  • Review of Welding Procedure Specifications
  • Material Identification
  • Shop Fabrication Welding Inspections
  • Field Welding Inspections
  • Metal Deck and Shear Stud Inspections
  • Reinforcing Steel Welding
  • Nondestructive Testing (Magnetic Particle and Ultrasonic Testing, Dye Penetrant)
  • High Strength Bolting Inspection and Torque Testing
  • Laboratory Testing of High Strength Bolt Assemblies
 
SPRAY APPLIED AND INTUMESCENT FIREPROOFING
  • Verify Substrate Preparation
  • Verify Thickness
  • Perform Density Testing of Fireproofing
  • Adhesion and Cohesion Testing
 
ROOFING
  • Review Roofing Submittals
  • Provide Field Inspections for Built-up Roofing
  • Unit Weight Analysis of Cutouts
 
WATERPROOFING AND CAULKING SEALANTS
  • Determine Proper Material Usage and Storage
  • Inspect Substrate Conditions
  • Horizontal and Vertical Membrane Compliance
  • Observe Repairs
  • Monitor Attachment of Waterproofing to Substrate
 
SPECIALIZED SERVICES
  • Floor moisture
  • Load Testing
  • Metallurgical Consultation
 
GEOTECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
  • Geotechnical Site Investigations
  • Geologic Hazard Reports
  • Fault Investigation Studies
  • Hydrogeology Investigation
  • Slope Stability and Landslide Analysis
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Construction Observation and Testing
 
ANCHORS AND DOWELS
  • Installation Inspection
  • Torque Test
  • Proofload Test
GROUND PENETRATING RADAR (GPR) SYSTEM
  • Inspect floors, walls, decks, slabs, tunnels, balconies, garages;
  • Locate rebar, tension cables, conduits, voids, PVC pipes and measure slab thickness;
  • Thousands of square feet of concrete can be inspected in a day;
  • Locate targets up to 36 inches in concrete;
  • Detect and map the relative concrete condition for rehab planning;
  • Quickly, easily and safely locate embedments within concrete structures prior to drilling, cutting or coring;
  • Only single-sided access needed.
 
SMOKE CONTROL TESTING
  • Test all Smoke Detectors, Duct Detectors, Pull Stations, Sprinkler Flow Switches and Tamper Switches
  • Verify Stair Pressurization Points, Dampers, Air Handling Functions, Elevator Recall, Addressable Devices, Door Pulls, Strobes, Speakers, Circuit Voltage Drop, Pressurization between Floors and Emergency Generator Cut-In
 
QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER
  • The Quality Control Manager will oversee and direct the implementation of a Quality Control Plan consistent with the contract documents and in accordance with section 1400 of the project specifications
  • Develop a quality control program
  • Manage and implementation of the quality control program
  • Attend all coordination meetings
  • Manage and coordinate the three phases of control documentation
 
QUALITY CONTROL SPECIALIST
  • Will report to the Quality Control Manager and provide on-site services as required by the project specifications
 
WOOD FRAMING INSPECTION
  • Observe Materials and Installation Operations
  • Inspect Bolts in Concrete, Size and Grade of Lumber, Nailing Patterns, Size and Type of Nails
 
ELECTRICAL INSPECTION
  • Determine Materials Comply with Product Listings
  • Check Conduit sizes, types and runs
  • Check Breakers and Witness Megger Test
  • Determine that wiring is installed per Section 300 of the N.E.C. and Grounding  per Section 250 of the N.E.C.
 
PLUMBING INSPECTION
  • Check DWV and water piping for type, size and bracing
  • Check access compliance
  • Check pipe bedding
  • Witness system tests
 
NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
  • Visual
  • Dye Penetrant
  • Magnetic Particle
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonic
  • Pachometer
  • Schmidt Hammer
  • Windsor Probe
 
SOILS AND ASPHALT
  • Perform a site reconnaissance, review the geotechnical engineer report prepared for the project, review the drawings, and prepare a transfer of geotechnical engineer of record responsibility letter
  • Project management, consultation during construction, preparation of daily field, foundation excavation observation, and final grading reports
  • Observation and testing during site clearing and mass grading
  • Observing the foundations excavations for structures
  • Observation and testing during backfilling of utility trenches
  • Observation and testing during backfilling around retaining walls
  • Observation and testing during subgrade preparation and baserock placement in asphalt paved areas
  • Observation and testing during asphalt concrete placement