- Plan & Constructability Review
- Quality Assurance Inspection
- Bridge & Utility
Quality Assurance Inspector
TxDOT Right of Way
Joined AG|CM in 2017
Russell has 30 years of experience in quality assurance/quality control and construction management of roadway and utility work. He has in-depth knowledge of common roadway and utility materials, means and methods having served as testing lab technician, inspector, construction manager and project manager. He has participated in all aspects of bridge and road construction and is thoroughly knowledgeable in various types of asphalts, concrete pavement, retaining walls, deep foundations, columns and caps, along with TxDOT forms and procedures. Russell also has extensive experience in utilities, inspecting for compliance with entities such as City of Corpus Christi, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), CPS Energy, AT&T and TCEQ. His industry training includes TEEX Construction Management, Level 1B Roadway Specialist through TxAPA, TxDOT Nuclear Gauge Density Testing, ACI Concrete Proficiency Testing, OSHA/TEEX Traffic Control in Safety & Control in Work Zone and HazCom Environmental Hazardous Material Awareness. He is certified in Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) through the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
Mr. Soike 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.