Construction Engineering, Inspection & Testing
Sabra, Wang & Associates, Inc. (SWA) is pleased to announce the July 8, 2013 opening of our ASSHTO accredited construction materials testing lab in Baltimore, MD. SWA is a multi-disciplinary civil engineering firm, now offering materials field and laboratory testing. This expands our construction engineering and inspection (CE & I) services assurance materials utilized during construction meet ASTM specifications and sustainability requirements. Our CE&I QA/QC program ensures that the job is done right the first time. Our safety program ensures that our staff and laboratory meet the highest quality standards and operate with Safety First.
Our field and lab personnel are experienced in providing detailed documentation of construction operations and ASTM specification compliance. Our strategically-located, accredited materials testing laboratory in the Mid-Atlantic region and full array of field equipment enable our professionals to efficiently determine precise methods for qualifying construction materials.
Mr. Bill Payne, SWA’s CE&I Division Manager, has over 17 years of experience managing and supervising construction testing and inspection personnel for full compliance with contract specifications. SWA’s inspectors use ASTM material guidelines (i.e. corrosion assessments, concrete and coating inspections), which require understanding and implementing engineering principles. In addition, Mr. Payne previously held the position of Team Leader at USDOT FHWA Turner Fairbanks a world renowned Concrete Testing Laboratory. In this position, he managed laboratory staff with new concrete mix designs as to ASTM and AASHTO standards for concrete tests such as sampling, slump, air content, compressive strength, Modulus of Elasticity, Rapid Chloride Penetrating Testing, Freeze-Thaw, petrography prep and Linear Travelocous Point Count. He has mentored personnel on codes, regulatory compliance, government policies and procedures and provides specialty construction expertise. As SWA’s CE&I Division Manager, he manages on-site staff at multiple agency site locations. He also trains staff on current practices used in the industry to comply with certifications.
SWA has supported, as prime and as a subconsultant, significant and innovative projects throughout the state of MD for MD SHA, and MdTA, the City of Baltimore DPW and DOT; and in VA in the cities of Arlington, Falls Church, Winchester, and in the Hampton Roads area. We routinely provide testing and inspection services during construction of foundations, highways, railroads, dams, bridges, towers, sign structures, facilities and sewage treatment facilities, dock and waterway facilities, and many other construction projects.