H&H has provided Construction Inspection services for the Astoria Boulevard over BQE East Leg Bridge. The project involved the replacement of the steel superstructure, the concrete deck, the bearings, the approach slabs, and the bridge railings. The concrete pedestals were replaced, and cracks and spalls along the exposed face of the abutment stem and wing walls were repaired.

Inspectors worked nights and weekends. H&H was responsible for ensuring that the work of the Contractor conformed to the provisions of the contract documents. Services were performed, including a detailed inspection, on-site field testing of materials, and other construction activities as necessary. These included field measurement, collection of data necessary to submit monthly and final estimates and progress reports, and preparation of record plans showing all changes from the contract plans. All records were kept following the Manual of Uniform Record Keeping (MURK).

In addition, if included in staffing, the Resident Engineer may be required to maintain the Engineer’s Daily Project Diary describing the progress of the work, specific problems encountered, and other pertinent information relative to the execution of the contract work. The Consultant will be proactive toward the achievement of timely construction completion and monitor contract progress by evaluating the adequacy of the Contractor’s personnel and equipment, including the availability of necessary materials and supplies.