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Bobby Ray Barker -

Quality Assurance Inspector

TxDOT Right of Way

Joined AG|CM in 2017.

Professional Experience
Bobby has 31 years of experience in quality assurance/quality control and project management of roadway and utility work. Twenty five years was spent in various roles for TxDOT Pharr District, serving as Engineering Specialist, Chief Highway and Bridge Inspector, Survey Crew Chief and Bridge Survey Crew Chief. He is TxDOT trained in roadway construction, has expert knowledge of roadway and utility materials, structures, means and methods from the contracting and engineering and owner’s perspectives. He served in the capacity of inspector and project manager. He also has an extensive background in the application and audit of TxDOT forms and procedures. Bobby is certified as a Level 1-B Roadway Specialist through TxAPA, has OSHA 10 and OSHA Trench and Excavation Safety Training.

Mr. Barker is responsible to perform quality assurance services on TxDOT and other public and private right-of-way construction, including but not limited to highway, collector and arterial roads and streets and associated earthwork, utilities, drainage, traffic signaling and signage, traffic controls, site controls, profiles, sections and markings. His primary objectives are 1) defect prevention, 2) defect detection by a) visual inspection and b) special inspection and testing results reported by quality control professionals and technicians and 3) to assure construction conforms to the construction documents. Additionally, he is often tasked with select Construction Management duties such as validating Contractor Pay Applications, coordinating Requests for Information between Contractors and the Engineers of Record, evaluating Change Orders and serving as liaison to residents and business owners affected by construction on behalf of public entities.