Ross Engineering provides construction engineering inspection (CEI) administration services on all of its private sector design projects and most of its government design projects. The typical construction engineering inspection CEI scope of services includes:

– Pre-Construction meetings with the owner, contractor and the government agencies issuing engineering permits
– Review and approval of shop drawings and material lists
– Inspection of all site work construction
– Review and approval of all geotechnical soil testing including compaction density tests
– Review and approval of all site work as-builts including roads, drainage and utilities
– Routine inspections of all NPDES pollution prevention devices and infrastructure
– Final inspection with municipality and permitting agencies
– Final Engineering certification to permitting agencies

Construction Engineering Inspection Administration

Our construction engineering inspection team is comprised of qualified team members with the professional expertise to manage, inspect, and document site and roadway construction projects while providing the client  with the level of service they require to meet their schedule, budget and quality control protection. Continuous construct-ability and value engineering analyses are implemented early in the design and permitting stage in order to provide our clients with cost saving options before and during construction activities.

Our specialized utility team has the expertise and ability to manage and inspect utility engineering construction and refurbishment projects including waste water collection, irrigation water distribution, and potable water systems and any required relocation of utilities. Our team members manage all phases from design through construction including permit clearance and turn over documentation for municipalities, counties and private developers. In addition, our engineering inspectors are experienced in storm water pollution prevention and are certified FDEP inspectors. Our team is led by Mr. James Moore, CGC, our construction engineering inspection manager. Mr. Moore has over 40 years of engineering and construction experience in the State of Florida. He personally trains each our engineers and engineering inspectors to ensure projects are designed value added and constructed as per our approved plans.

Drainage structures comprise a major segment of site work and roadway construction in Florida. With the large numbers of stormwater canals, rivers, ditches, and coastal inlets, the continual need for new construction makes it imperative to have the ability and expertise to manage and inspect all types of construction including box culverts, weirs, and  drainage structures. We have this expertise and can provide construction, management and inspection by qualified, certified, and experienced staff for many types of drainage structures.

Our construction engineering inspection (CEI) staff assist the private development industry by providing construction management for small site work projects to major education facility site development. With our strong attention to detail and ability to successfully provide services to our clients, our CEI professionals provide construct-ability reviews, value engineering analysis and construction schedule development before projects.


Florida’s stormwater regulatory program requires the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) during and after construction to minimize erosion and sedimentation and to properly manage runoff for both stormwater quantity and quality. As a qualified stormwater management firm, Ross Engineering is certified to provide its clients with NPDES (National Pollutant discharge Elimination System) Stormwater Inspections and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans.


Effective control of erosion and sedimentation depends on the proper use of a number of specific best management practices (BMP’s). npdes stormwater inspection. Depending on the the site being developed a combination of the follow will be utilized:

  • Temporary Gravel Construction Entrance & Exit to stabilize entrances to the construction site and reduce the amount of sediment transported onto public roads by motor vehicles or runoff.
  • Construction Road Stabilization to reduce erosion and degradation of temporary roadbeds by construction traffic, especially during wet weather.
  • Straw Bale Barrier to intercept and detain small amounts of sediment from disturbed areas of limited extent. Also serves to decrease the velocity of sheet flows and low-to-moderate level channel flows.
  • Silt Fence to intercept and detain small amounts of sediment from disturbed areas during construction operations & to decrease the velocity of sheet flow and low-to-moderate level channel flows.
  • Brush Barrier to intercept and retain sediment from disturbed areas of limited extent, preventing sediment from leaving the site.
  • Storm Drain Inlet Protection to prevent sediment from entering storm water conveyance systems prior to permanent stabilization of the disturbed area.
  • Temporary Diversion Dike to divert storm runoff from higher drainage areas away from unprotected slopes to a stabilized outlet and to divert sediment-laden runoff from a disturbed area to a sediment trapping facility.
  • Temporary Fill Diversion to divert storm runoff away from unprotected slope of the fill to a stabilized outlet or sediment trapping facility.
  • Temporary Right-Of-Way Diversion to shorten the flow length within a long sloping right-of-way, thereby reducing the erosion potential by diverting storm runoff to a stabilized outlet or sediment trapping device.
  • Temporary Sediment Trap to detain sediment-laden runoff from small disturbed areas long enough to allow most of the sediment to settle out thereby protecting drainage ways, properties, and rights-off-way from sedimentation. npdes stormwater inspection
  • Temporary Sediment Basin to detain sediment-laden runoff from disturbed areas long enough for most of the sediment to settle out.
  • Temporary Slope Drain to temporarily convey concentrated stormwater runoff safely down the face of a cut or fill slope without causing erosion problems on or below the slope.
  • Temporary Check Dams to reduce the velocity of concentrated stormwater flows, thereby reducing erosion of the swale or ditch. This practice also traps small amounts of sediment generated in the ditch itself. These sediments will require periodic removal.
  • Dewatering to allow the construction of structural and stormwater improvements by removing water from excavation areas and allowing construction by conventional “dry” methods.
  • Floating Turbidity Barrier to provide sedimentation protection for a watercourse from up-slope land disturbance where conventional erosion and sediment controls cannot be used, or from dredging or filling within the watercourse. 


An erosion control plan is designed to minimize erosion and control sedimentation. However, components of the plan may fail or the responsible party may not adhere to the plan. Scope of our services includes the following:

  • Weekly NPDES inspection as per FDEP criteria.
  • Prepare inspection data logs to record the condition of the silt fence, construction entrance rocks, or any other NPDES requirement of the site’s storm water pollution prevention plan.
  • Fax or email inspection data log to Owner on a weekly basis.
  • Mail inspection data log to FDEP in Tallahassee on a weekly basis as per FDEP rules.

Our role as the inspector includes:

  • Review construction plans
  • Attend preconstruction conferences
  • Being certain that all erosion and sediment control measures in the approval plan have been properly installed and maintained.
  • That erosion is being controlled.
  • That off-site sedimentation is being prevented and that no turbidity in adjacent streams is being generated.
  • Inspecting Erosion and Sediment Control Practices including:
    • Entrances and Exits
    • Inlet Protection
    • Sediment Traps and Barriers
    • Stream Crossings
    • Buffer Zones
    • Maintenance
  • Inspecting Stormwater Systems During Construction
    • Stormwater Impoundments (Ponds)
    • Underdrains and Filters
    • Exfiltration Trenches
    • Infiltration Paving (Porous Pavement, Concrete Grid, Modular Paving, Grid Confinement Systems)
    • Swales
    • Runoff Control Diversions
    • Runoff Conveyance – Channels, Conveyance Swales, Slope Drains, and Flumes
    • Outlet Protection
    • Ground Covers (Surface Stabilization)
  • Inspecting Vegetation used for Erosion Control
    • Check Seedbed Preparation
    • Check for Proper Mulching
    • Ensure Maintenance of Vegetative Cover


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