- Mentoring and Training
- Field Inspection
- Plan Review
Senior Quality Assurance Inspector
Joined AG|CM in 2004.
Mr. Garcia has 45 years of experience in utility construction, maintenance and building construction. His extensive experience includes overseeing major civil construction projects on water transmission, distribution and wastewater systems, drainage systems and road construction as supervisor and inspector. Since joining AG|CM he has served in the capacities of inspector and construction manager. Marcus has a keen eye for plans, specifications and the work performed. He has the ability to spot conflicts far in advance of them becoming problems in the field and offers sound solutions where appropriate. Marcus is licensed as a Class D Water Operator by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and is also a Level 1 Certified Coatings Inspector by National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). He is certified in Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) through the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
In addition to Mr. Garcia’s responsibility to perform quality assurance services on public and private right-of-way and utility infrastructure construction, he is tasked with managing, coaching, mentoring and training of personnel in the heavy civil disciplines, 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. When performing inspections, 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.