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Construction engineering


Amec Foster Wheeler provides onsite construction management construction inspection, and construction materials testing services for state, provincial, and municipal transportation departments; toll highway authorities; federal government agencies; rail transit, airport, and port authorities; and freight railroads. Our approach is to serve as an extension of the project owner by monitoring contractor compliance with construction plans, specifications, quality and contractual documents.

We have substantial experience providing construction management, engineering, inspection and testing services for major transportation improvement and rehabilitation projects. These services have been performed on highway, bridge, heavy rail, transit rail, airport and port projects including complex urban reconstruction and widening, construction in mountainous terrain, rural highway resurfacing, and runway / taxiway construction. Many of our projects have involved establishing long-term resident engineer field offices, enabling us to provide immediate day-to-day oversight and support throughout the entire construction phase.

Our construction engineering services include:

  • Construction Management (CM)
  • Construction administration
  • Owner's engineer
  • Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI)
  • Construction monitoring
  • Environmental controls / erosion prevention
  • Geotechnical engineering (tunnels, walls and slopes)
  • Materials testing and QA/QC
  • Steel coatings and fabrication inspections
  • Utility Coordination (UC) / Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)

Typical Amec Foster Wheeler construction engineering activities include:

  • Contract administration, records preparation and document control
  • Constructability review
  • Scheduling and cost estimating
  • On-site inspections
  • Reviewing contractor layout
  • Submitting pay estimates and change orders
  • Safety observation
  • Traffic management plan verification

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