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  1. 1. STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS RELIANT TESTING ENGINEERS, INC. Ms. Denise DeGroff President 3035 South Harbor Boulevard Santa Ana, CA 92704 (714) 556-5867 phone (714) 556-5868 fax (949) 525-6211 cell ddegroff@ReliantTesting.com Special Inspection  Geotechnical  Materials Testing  GPR/X-Ray  Forensics 
  2. 2. Company Overview FROM CONCEPT TO DESIGN TO CONSTRUCTIONReliant Testing Engineers, Inc. can assist your team in all phases of your project -from concept to design through construction.Our depth and breadth of experience, information, and data gathered over the yearsallows us to provide a broad scope of services ranging from Environmental andGeotechnical Engineering during site selection and design, Deputy Inspection,Roofing and Waterproofing Observation and Soil & Materials Laboratory Testingduring construction, to performing Forensic Analysis and Expert Witness testimonyshould a construction defect arise.After more than 28 years in the construction industry, President/CEO, Ms. DeniseDeGroff, saw a true need for a more quality based, client focused approach toproviding Engineering and Testing services. Dr. Sanjay Govil, RCE, GE was partowner of a large Geotechnical firm, and yearned to develop a company where thePrincipals provided personalized client services. As a result, Ms. DeGroff and Dr.Govil partnered to form Reliant Testing Engineers, Inc. (Reliant) in early 2004.Reliant’s key staff members have over 80 years of combined experience inperforming Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Testing & Special Deputy Inspectionservices in the Southern California Area.The Reliant Mission StatementTo provide our clients with the most efficient, accurate and cost effective materialstesting and inspection services available in the entire Southern California region.To provide our employees with a positive, professional, atmosphere that allowsopportunity for personal and professional growth, while promoting a healthy work/lifebalance.To build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with both our clients, our employeesand our community.Reliant’s GoalThe goal at Reliant is to provide quality engineering, testing and inspection servicesat competitive rates, while offering professional and efficient laboratory and projectmanagement services, and always maintaining a positive, personalized and clientfocused atmosphere.Reliant’s dedication to customer service and technical expertise is unsurpassed in themarket. Reliant focuses on reliability, accuracy, superior technical capabilities,experience, service and efficient cost management. Reliant’s focus on costmanagement starts in the development phase. The Reliant staff will work with yourproject team to provide value engineering prior to and during field work.
  3. 3. Company Overview QUALITY ASSURANCEField ServicesReliant’s field services include, but are not limited to; geotechnical observationICC/DSA/OSHPD/CWI certified for deputy inspection of all structural components,non-destructive testing (UT/MP/DP) of welded components, Ground PenetratingRadar (GPR), floor flatness surveys, fireproofing adhesion and cohesion, pull testingof ceiling wire hangers and other building components, testing of epoxy anchors andwedge anchors, roofing and waterproofing consulting and inspections, and NACEcoatings inspections. In addition to structural inspectors we have inspection staffcertified to perform as DSA IOR’s, OSHPD IOR’s and Building Inspectors. Ourproject expertise includes construction of commercial, industrial, residential, retail,DSA, OSHPD, and public works projects.Engineering ServicesIn addition to our highly competent field inspectors, Reliant’s registered geotechnicaland professional engineers support field inspection and materials testing services.Our engineering staff provides geotechnical engineering from design throughconstruction, materials engineering oversight of pull testing, review of weldingprocedure specifications, review of concrete mix designs, preconstruction field andlaboratory evaluation of concrete mix designs, including trial batches, speciallaboratory and field testing of concrete; testing of cement, aggregates and chemicaladmixtures for concrete. Reliant’s engineering staff is versed in all types ofinnovative and non-typical testing, construction materials research and development,failure investigations and special projects.Laboratory ServicesReliant provides laboratory-testing services that meet ASTM, CCRL, AMRL, ASHTO,City of Los Angeles, City of San Diego, DSA and Caltrans procedures. All ofReliant’s equipment is calibrated and certified to meet or exceed the highest industrystandards. Our certified laboratory technicians are experienced in performing alltesting related to geotechnical design, geotechnical and structural field inspections,concrete trial batches, and forensic evaluations. Our engineering and laboratory staffhave designed innovative tests to assist with specific project requirements, includinghistorical buildings.The Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL), DSA and AMRL certifyReliant through biannual audits of our laboratory and staff. We participate in theAMRL and CCRL sample proficiency programs, which rate our test results to otherlaboratories throughout the United States. Reliant has received high ratings for eachaudit and review. This intense evaluation of our test procedures assures our clients ofthe integrity and accuracy of our testing equipment, procedures, and staff. Inaddition to our in house laboratory, Reliant can provide fully equipped on-sitelaboratories for large-scale projects.
  4. 4. Services COMMITMENT TO QUALITY SERVICEReliant has a commitment to provide Geotechnical Consulting, Construction Inspection andMaterials Testing services with a high degree of professional excellence and proficiency.Reliant offers motivated, highly qualified, experienced professionals who will provide thefollowing:  A clear understanding of the Geotechnical and geophysical challenges builders are faced with in Southern California.  Recent relevant experience and solid relationships with local agencies.  A core group of technical specialists with relevant past experience who are committed to the successful and on budget completion of your project.Below is a list of the services we offer: GEOTECHNICAL INSPECTION ENGINEERING SERVICES LABORATORY TESTING Geotechnical Investigation Asphalt Lay Down Inspection Failure Analysis Soil Foundation Design Batch Plant Inspection Non-destructive Evaluation Asphalt Foundation Inspection Asphalt Quality Control Product Testing & Evaluation Concrete Geological Studies Structural Steel Welding Full Scale Load Testing Mortar Construction Quality Control High Strength Bolting Evaluation Grout Drafting & CADD Non-destructive Testing Coatings Inspection Reinforcing Steel Reinforcing Steel Id & Field Investigation & Logging Cathodic Engineering Stressing Tendons Sampling Concrete Placement & Asphalt Lay Down Inspection Corrosion Engineering Masonry Components Sampling Post-Tensioned Concrete Investigation of Existing Seismic Ground Motion Study Brick / Block / Prism Placement & Stressing Structures Geologic Mapping Pre-Cast Concrete Curtain Wall Proof Testing Geotechnical Instrumentation Spray Applied Fireproofing ENVIRONMENTAL High Strength Bolts Masonry Phase I & II Aggregates CHEMICAL LABORATORY Seismic Anchorage Groundwater Sampling Fireproofing Hardened Concrete Conditional Survey Site Investigation Tension & Shear Pull Testing Cement Moisture Tests Analytical Lab Testing Fly Ash Ph Testing Water Well Construction Admixtures Ground Penetrating Radar Methane Mitigation Aggregates X-Ray Remediation Water Analysis
  5. 5. Laboratory Certifications INSURING QUALITY TEST RESULTSThe results of a laboratory test are only as valid as the procedure used to run it. Asa result, City and Governmental Agencies often require materials laboratories to holdcertain certifications and/or participate in industry accreditation programs. Theseprograms test the competency of a testing laboratory and its staff to CORRECTLYperform laboratory testing per the required test methods. They also insureprocedures and calibrated equipment are kept up to date.Reliant’s Materials Testing Laboratories are certified by AASHTO, AMRL, the Citiesof Los Angeles, San Diego, and Long Beach, The Division of the State Architect(DSA) and Cal Trans. We are also accredited by the Concrete Cement ReferenceLaboratory (CCRL) and participate in the CCRL and American Materials ReferenceLaboratory (AMRL) reference sample program.
  6. 6. Approach ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGETPROJECT APPROACHWork Management PlanInspectors and Technicians are assigned to provide inspection during the variousphases of construction on an as needed basis. After a review of the project scopeand our experience on similar projects, we anticipate the number and type ofinspectors needed. We understand that this can fluctuate during the life of theproject. The lead inspector would be assigned to the project throughout theconstruction period to maintain continuity. Reliant is committed to providingtechnicians and inspectors who are not only highly trained and competent, but arealso multi-licensed, enhancing the ability to provide a cost effective service.Additional inspectors are assigned to support the lead inspector as needed duringpeak construction activity. Individual structural steel and welding inspectors may berequired for shop fabrication and onsite erection, bolting and welding. In addition, thelead inspector may require support staff during large concrete pours, exceeding 300cubic yards per day, or when multiple tasks are being performed at the same time.Laboratory tests will be required on the materials used in each stage of construction.Our onsite inspection team will obtain the required samples during the execution ofthe inspection duties. Samples are delivered to the laboratory and tested asrequired by the governing documents.Project Management PlanReliant responds to our clients field inspection and testing needs by planning andassigning a management team tailored to meet the specific requirements of eachproject. To accomplish this goal, the project manager, who is assigned during theproposal preparation, is responsible for the day-to-day project management and forestimating, coordinating, scheduling, and meeting budget requirements. In addition,the project manger assembles a project team made up of staff members and/orconsultants who are the most qualified to meet the project requirements. The projectmanager is the team member who insures that the client and other consultants areinformed of all pertinent issues during the duration of the project.BudgetThe Reliant Project Manager and Project Engineer work closely with the entireconstruction team toward the common goal of an “On Time” and “On Budget” project.Reliant provides a line item cost to date recap with every invoice, and writtennotification when the project cost reaches 75% of the original fee estimate.Reliant believes we are an integral part of the project team. Qualified personnelattend project meetings as necessary, especially during those critical phases ofconstruction requiring more stringent oversight from a quality control prospective.
  7. 7. Approach ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGETPROJECT APPROACHAccuracyAll test and inspection reports are accurateand timely. This data is reviewed and confirmedby the Reliant project manager and engineer,then forwarded to the project team. A projectcost recap is compiled and submitted with eachinvoice, this enables the testing and inspectionprogress and costs to be easily and accuratelytracked.Client ReportingReliant understands your need foraccurate and timely reports. Our estimatedproject fee includes the issuance, review anddistribution of all daily inspection, testing andfinal compliance reports. Field reports areleft in the field office daily. Fabrication reports can be faxed or emailed to the projectsite on a daily basis. Reliant’s staff will distribute reports to your entire project teamvia USPS or email on a weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. Reliant will tailor ourdistribution to your project requirements. In addition, initial compression results will befaxed or emailed to your project site within 24 hours. Reliant will provide a finalreport of compliance upon completion of the project. Your report will consist of abound hard copy and CD of all daily field reports, final test reports, and final letters ofcompliance signed and stamped by our principal registered engineer.SchedulingReliant is staffed with over 80 employees, technicians and special inspectors. Notonly have we NEVER let a project go un-covered, but can frequently cover lastminute requests to keep the project on schedule. Our staff understands thefrustrations of schedule delays due to a needed inspection or test result. To betteraccommodate our clients needs, Reliant provides a 24/7 emergency dispatch line.Safety Record and Safety TrainingThe goal at every construction site is a safe and injury free environment. Reliant is asafety-oriented company, and maintains an excellent safety record. Reliant’sprincipals and staff recognize that the diversity of projects and work conditions varyfrom site to site. Reliant relies upon our hands-on training programs and theirapplication to each situation. Reliant’s employees attend your tailgate safetymeetings, and are to act in a safe manner at all times. To achieve our goal ofpreventing accidents and providing a safe work environment all employees must besafety conscious.
  8. 8. Key Personnel EXPERIENCED, DEDICATED & QUALIFIED STAFFReliant is staffed with over 80 employees, consultants, technicians and special inspectors. Because ofour vast resources Reliant is able to cover last minute requests to keep the project on schedule. Ourstaff understands the frustrations of schedule delays due to a needed engineering review, inspection ortest result. Reliant provides an emergency dispatch line for after hours changes and last minuteinspection requests. Following is a brief summary of each key team member.PRINCIPALSDenise DeGroffPresidentMs. DeGroff has more than 28 years experience in both the private and public sectors of theconstruction industry. She has worked in project management, field supervision and senior corporatemanagement. Ms. DeGoff is well versed in providing support and review of project correspondenceand field reports for compliance with project plans, specifications, the California Building Code (Title24), and the Uniform Building Code. Ms. DeGroff has both a strong practical background in this verytechnical field, as well as a sharp focus on client relationship management. This unique blend of skillshas resulted in Reliant’s very loyal client base. In addition to overall operational responsibilities of thefirm, she leads the companys growth initiative.Ms. DeGroff is an active member of ACI, NAIOP, SMPS (former board member) and The CaliforniaCouncil of Testing and Inspection Agencies. She is a certified ACI Field Technician, Nuclear Densityand Moisture Operator, and Radiation Safety Officer.Ms. DeGroff also leads Reliant’s focus on giving back to the community. Reliant’s involvementreaches from pro bono services for fire training facilities, Habitat for Humanity, and Project Mercy inBaja California, Mexico to fund raising for Breast Cancer Research, The Orange County Child AbuseServices Team, Freedom Writers and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orange County.Dr. Sanjay Govil, RCE, GEPrincipal Professional Engineer & Principal Geotechnical EngineerDr. Govil has over 30 years of teaching, research and consulting experience in geotechnical andmaterial engineering. He has managed and participated in various types of engineering projects inSouthern California including geotechnical investigation and materials inspection for office, industrial,retail, airports, water treatment plants, schools, hospitals, planned communities, mass-graded flat-landand hillside residential projects, microwave towers, road and pavement design, distressed properties,public works and recreational facilities.Dr. Govil has extensive experience in engineering analysis of collapsible soils, expansive soils and softclays. He has been engaged in static and seismic slope stability of cut, fill and distressed slopes andstabilization of slopes and landslides using buttresses, soil nailing, soil anchors and rock bolting. Hisexperience also includes design of shallow, deep and machine foundations, conventional andsegmental retaining walls, tieback walls, road and railroad bridge foundations and geotechnicalinstrumentation and monitoring and material testing. Dr. Govil has been involved in groundimprovement studies using wick drains, pre-loading and pressure grouting. Dr. Govil has experience inseismic risk analysis, site specific response spectra, deformation analysis and liquefaction studies Hehas designed specialty testing for historic buildings for seismic and structural design analysis, as wellas special proof load tests for OSHPD projects. Dr. Govil has also worked as an expert witness onseveral projects involving construction defects.
  9. 9. Key Personnel EXPERIENCED, DEDICATED & QUALIFIED STAFFKEY TECHNICAL STAFFZaher J. Yazeji, RCESenior Project Engineer – Geotechnical and MaterialsMr. Yazeji has over 15 years of practical experience in the field of materials testing and geotechnicalengineering. Mr. Yazeji provides overview and insight for residential, commercial and public worksprojects. He has successfully utilized his skills during all phases of geotechnical engineering andmaterials testing and inspection, from the planning and proposal stage through the construction phase.Mr. Yazeji works closely with the owner and his design team.His projects include universities, hospitals, roadways, institutional and correctional facilities, faultsinvestigations, and numerous public, commercial, and residential developments.MATERIALSLyle Smith, ICC Master of InspectionField Operations Manager - MaterialsMr. Smith has over 30 years experience in deputy inspection and construction management, and holdsall the applicable certifications. Mr. Smith oversees up to 75 field inspectors.His duties include day-to-day management and quality control of the field inspection staff, overseeingcontinuing education, and certification compliance. Mr. Smith reviews all inspection reports andassures the project inspections are performed to the applicable codes and standardsStephen SequeiraCorporate Level III, Non Destructive TestingMr. Sequeira brings over 20 years of direct field experience as an inspector and NDT Technician. Hehas over 8 years in management of operations, and holds a BA in Business Administration.Mr. Sequeira provides project management oversight, implements our in-house training andcertification program in GPR, non-destructive testing for ultrasonic and magnetic particle, and dyepenetrant testing per AWS D1.1, and ASME code related practices.William DyerMaterials Laboratory ManagerMr. Dyer has over 20 years experience in the field of material testing, and holds an AA in BusinessAdministration. Mr. Dyer holds certifications from various agencies such as CCRL, ACI, NCMA, DSAand Hilti.His duties include the maintenance and management of Reliant’s materials testing Quality SystemsProgram, overseeing the CCRL Proficiency Sample program and all of Reliant’s laboratorycertifications such as CCRL, DSA, and the Cities of San Diego,Long Beach and Los Angeles.Robert JonesDispatch/ReportsMr. Jones coordinates Reliant’s dispatch, reporting and overall field operations. Mr. Jones holdscertifications for Laboratory technician, deputy inspection, Hilti and soils technician. He bringsexceptional customer service skills and tremendous experience in coordination and organization to theReliant team.
  10. 10. Key Personnel EXPERIENCED, DEDICATED & QUALIFIED STAFFKEY TECHNICAL STAFF - GeotechnicalFred Aflakian, RG, C.E.G.Certified Engineering GeologistMr. Aflakian’s experience spans over 21 years in engineering geology and covers a wide variety ofprojects. He has extensive experience in all aspects of engineering geology including: water resourceprojects, residential and commercial development public works and municipality consultation. Hisproject experience includes preliminary subsurface investigations related to landslides ,fault study, siteseismic analysis, rock hardness, liquefaction evaluation, distress investigation and evaluation.Andrew Stone, RG, C.E.G.Certified Engineering GeologistMr. Stone’s experience spans over 22 years of engineering geology and project management andcovers a wide variety of engineering geology projects. He has worked successfully for and withindustrial, residential and commercial developers, master community planners, design engineers andgovernmental agencies His project experience includes a well-rounded mix of project management,supervision of both office and field staff and extensive “hands-on” field work. Mr. Stone’s current workas a certified engineering geologist includes subsurface investigations, fault studies and an on-goingcoastal bluff restoration project.Rafael GutierrezStaff EngineerMr. Gutierrez has over 25 years experience performing geotechnical field investigation, engineeringanalysis, observation of grading operations, and laboratory tests on numerous projects. He holds aBachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Mexico City.Mr. Gutierrez’s daily responsibilities include logging borings, engineering analysis and reportpreparation, laboratory soil testing and field observation.Ron OstendorfSoils Field Operations ManagerMr. Ostendorf has over 20 years experience performing inspection of grading operations, asphaltlaydown, batch plant inspection, pile installation, shoring and other specialized projects. He hasextensive experience in all aspects of residential and commercial development, publics work projectsand municipality consultation.His duties include day-to-day management and quality control of the field inspection staff, overseeingcontinuing education, and certification compliance and is our acting RSO for nuclear gaugemanagement. Mr. Ostendorf reviews all inspection reports and assures the project inspections areperformed to the applicable codes and standards.Boone DuraumalSoils Laboratory ManagerMr. Duraumal has over 9 years of geotechnical laboratory and field experience. He has worked on awide variety of geotechnical projects throughout all of Southern California. His experience includespost-grading services, utility construction, street improvements, and onsite improvements. Mr.Duraumal has managed geotechnical laboratory programs including testing of geotechnicalinvestigations for large scale projects including public works and transportation.His duties include the maintenance and management of Reliant’s geotechnical laboratory’s correlationtesting programs for the various regulatory agencies such as ASHTO, AMRL, DSA, and the Cities ofSan Diego,Long Beach and Los Angeles.
  11. 11. DENISE DEGROFFPresident/Project ManagerREGISTRATION ACI Field Technician Radiation Safety Officer Nuclear Density and Moisture OperatorPROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Member, American Concrete Institute Member, California Council of Testing & Inspection Agencies Member, Sales Marketing Professional Services (past board member) Member, NAIOPRELEVANT PROJECTS Replacement Hospital, Kaiser, Panorama City, CA PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE South Bay Replacement Hospital, Kaiser, Harbor City, CA Sierra Vista Hospital, Sacramento, CA Ms. DeGroff has more than 28 years experience in both the private Canyon Ridge Hospital, Chino, CA and public sectors of the construction industry. She has worked in White Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles, CA project management, field supervision and senior corporate Rancho Murrieta Women’s Center & ER, Murrieta, CA management. Ms. DeGoff is well versed in providing support and Inland Valley Hospital, Murrieta, CA review of project correspondence and field reports for compliance Several Parking Structures, Kaiser Hospital Campus, CA. with project plans, specifications, the California Building Code (Title Advanced Water Treatment Facility, Orange County Water 24), and the Uniform Building Code. Ms. DeGroff has both a strong District, Fountain Valley, CA practical background in this very technical field, as well as a sharp Pacifica Twin 14 story towers & garage, Irvine, CA focus on client relationship management. This unique blend of Broadcom Campus, Irvine, CA skills has resulted in Reliant’s very loyal client base. In addition to Fashion Island Seismic and Luxury Upgrades, Newport overall operational responsibilities of the firm, she leads the Beach, CA companys growth initiative. Fashion Island Atrium Court Expansion Nordstroms, Fashion Island & Santa Monica, CA California Science Center & Kelp tank at USC CORPORATE CULTURE Bacchus Office Parks, Irvine, CA Ms. DeGroff also leads Reliant’s focus on giving back to the Yorba Linda High School, PYLUSD community. Reliant’s involvement reaches from pro bono services Home Depot Center, Carson, CA for fire training facilities, Habitat for Humanity, and Project Mercy in Santa Monica Public Safety Building, Santa Monica, CA Baja California, Mexico to fund raising for Breast Cancer Research, The Rand Corporate Center, Santa Monica, CA The Orange County Child Abuse Services Team, Freedom Writers RSCCD Child Development Center, Humanities, Aquatics and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Orange County. Complex and Athletic Facility, Santa Ana & Orange, CA Alhambra Public Library San Marino Public Library WORK HISTORY Monrovia Public Library Walgreen Distribution Center, Moreno Valley, CA. Reliant Testing Engineers, Inc., President 2004 – Present Parking Structures, Library, Science Building, Peterson Hall, QAI, Inc., President 2001 – 2004 California State University, Long Beach, CA. Ontario Airport Taxiway ‘N’ Expansion, Ontario, CA. Twining Laboratories, Inc. Executive VP 2000 – 2004 Co-Generation Power Plant, Kimberly Clark, Fullerton, CA Bernards Brothers, Project Manager 1999 – 2000 Antelope Valley Courthouse, Lancaster, CA Regional Blood Center, Red Cross, Pomona, CA Master Development Corp, Project Manager 1996 – 1999 Chapman University Library & Oliphant Hall, Orange, CA Segerstrom High School, Santa Ana, CA Arciero Brothers, Inc., Project Engineer 1983 – 1996 Antelope Valley High School, Lancaster, CA U.S. Suzuki Motor Corp., Marketing Analyst 1978 – 1983 Yorba Linda High School, Yorba Linda, CA
  12. 12. DR. SANJAY GOVIL, RCE, GEPrincipal EngineerEDUCATION Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Arizona State University M.Eng, Geotechnical Eng, Asian Institute of Technology B.Tech, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of TechnologyREGISTRATION Registered Geotechnical Engineer, CA, GE 2382 Registered Professional Civil Engineer, CA, RCE 51523 Registered Professional Engineer (Civil), AZ, No. 36496 Registered Professional Civil Engineer, NV, CE 13834PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Dr. Govil has over twenty-five years of teaching, research and Member, American Society of Civil Engineers consulting experience in geotechnical and material engineering. Dr. Member, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Govil has managed and participated in various types of engineering Foundation Engineering projects in Southern California including geotechnical investigation Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society and materials inspection for office, industrial and shopping centers, Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Center airports, water treatment plants, schools, hospitals, planned Member American Concrete Institute communities, mass-graded flat-land and hillside residential projects, microwave towers, road and pavement design, distressedRELEVANT PROJECTS properties, public works and recreational facilities. Replacement Hospital, Kaiser, Panorama City, CA Dr. Govil has extensive experience in engineering analysis of South Bay Replacement Hospital, Kaiser, Harbor City, CA collapsible soils, expansive soils and soft clays. He has been Sierra Vista Hospital, Sacramento, CA engaged in static and seismic slope stability of cut, fill and Canyon Ridge Hospital, Chino, CA distressed slopes and stabilization of slopes and landslides using White Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles, CA buttresses, soil nailing, soil anchors and rock bolting. His Rancho Murrieta Women’s Center & ER, Murrieta, CA experience also includes design of shallow, deep and machine Inland Valley Hospital, Murrieta, CA foundations, conventional and segmental retaining walls, tieback Several Parking Structures, Kaiser Hospital Campus, CA. walls, road and railroad bridge foundations and geotechnical Advanced Water Treatment Facility, Orange County Water instrumentation and monitoring and material testing. Dr. Govil has District, Fountain Valley, CA been involved in ground improvement studies using wick drains, Numerous Water Retention Basins, Pump Stations, Digester pre-loading and pressure grouting. Dr. Govil has experience in Tanks and Pipelines, Inland Empire Utilities Agency seismic risk analysis, site-specific response spectra, deformation Diemer Water Treatment Facility, MWD, Yorba Linda, CA analysis and liquefaction studies. On-Call Geotechnical Services, City of Los Angeles, CA On-Call Geotechnical Services, LADWP, CA Dr. Govil has developed specialty testing for historical buildings High Desert Power Plant, Victorville, CA. around California, aiding structural engineers in seismic and Walgreen Distribution Center, Moreno Valley, CA. structural design analysis. Dr Govil has designed special proof load Parking Structures, Library, Science Building, Peterson Hall, tests for OSHPD projects, and has also worked as an expert on California State University, Long Beach, CA. several projects involving construction defects. Ontario Airport Taxiway ‘N’ Expansion, Ontario, CA. Co-Generation Power Plant, Kimberly Clark, Fullerton, CA Antelope Valley Courthouse, Lancaster, CA GEOTECHNICAL INSTRUMENTATION Runway 18-20 Reconstruction, Long Beach, CA. Dr. Govil has over 15 years of experience in installation and Regional Blood Center, Red Cross, Pomona, CA monitoring of inclinometers for several projects including the J. Paul Alhambra, Monrovia Public & Chapman University Library Getty Museum in Brentwood, Pacific Clay mining operation in Segestrom High School, Santa Ana, CA Corona, and Diemer Water Treatment Plant in Yorba Linda, Antelope Valley High School, Lancaster, CA Alvarado Crandall Relief Sewer in Los Angeles, and McCarrell Yorba Linda High School, Yorba Linda, CA Canyon Storm Drain in Rancho Palos Verdes. The inclinometers Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA. ranged in depths from 80 to as much as 130 feet deep. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Brentwood, California. frequency of monitoring was as much as twice daily for a period of Master planned community of Coto de Caza, CA. up to 5 months. Apart from inclinometers, Dr. Govil was involved in 280-acre master planned community, La Habra, CA. installation and monitoring of single and multiple borehole Master planned community, Corona, CA. extensometers for Alvarado Crandall Relief Sewer in Los Angeles Street Rehabilitation Projects, La Habra Heights, CA and McCarrell Canyon Storm Drain in Rancho Palos Verdes. Other Street Rehabilitation Projects, Irwindale, CA geotechnical instrumentation includes installation and monitoring of groundwater monitoring wells, deep and shallow settlement monuments, and strain gauges for numerous projects across Southern California.
  13. 13. Denise DeGroff Project Manager Dr. Sanjay Govil, PE, GE Principal Engineer In-Charge LABORATORY FIELD INSPECTION Fred Aflakian, CEG Zaher Yazeji, PE TESTING & TESTING Senior Project Geologist Senior Project EngineerBoone Duraumal Billy Dyer Dispatch Field Rafael Gutierrez Soils Materials Robert Jones Geologists Staff Engineer Lab Manager Lab Manager Deputy Laboratory Laboratory Soils Inspectors Fred Aflakian Technicians Technicians Field Operation Field Operation Andrew Stone EXPERIENCED, DEDICATED & QUALIFIED STAFF Manager Manager Ron Ostendorf Lyle SmithBoone Duraumal Billy Dyer Lee Bainer Ryan Gardner Ron Ostendorf Robert Gonzales See Inspector Doug Mangandy Resume and Richard Garcia Matrix Lee Bainer Key Personnel
  14. 14. Experience ADDING QUALITY THROUGH EXPERIENCEPROJECT EXPERIENCEProject understanding and experience is of the utmost importance when choosing aconsultant.The principal and staff of Reliant collectively have over four decades of continuousexperience in providing Geotechnical Engineering, Material Testing and Special DeputyInspection. We have experience in providing services for the following types of projects: High Rise and Mid Rise Buildings Post-Tensioned and Pre-Cast Parking Structures Commercial, and Industrial Buildings Large Scale Tilt-up Business Parks Public Works Schools K-12, Community Colleges and Higher Education (DSA) Healthcare (OSHPD) Master Planned Communities Custom Homes Large Scale Condominium Communities Multi-Use Projects Port and Harbor Facilities Water and Waste Water Facilities Pavement Design, Rehabilitation and Construction Airports ForensicSince our inception, Reliant has been integral in the construction of a wide range ofprojects including numerous multi-million dollar structures, multi-use facilities andtransportation systems. The staff at Reliant has extensive experience in implementingcomplete Quality Assurance programs for large and small construction projects,resulting in a strong, proven track record in both the public and private sectors.Our staff’s philosophy to providing service on your projects is to take a hands-onproactive approach, keep the owner, their consultants and the governing agencyinformed and up to date, stress code and contract compliance, and be an activemember of the project team.
  15. 15. GROUND WATER REPLENISHMENT SYSTEM Project ORANGE COUNTY WATER DISTRICTThe Groundwater Replenishment (GWR) System is a jointly funded project of theOrange County Water District (OCWD) and Orange County Sanitation District(OCSD) with OCWD as the lead or constructing agency. The GWR System is a watersupply project designed to ultimately reuse approximately 140,000 acre-feet peryear (afy) of advanced treated wastewater (recycled water). The GWR System willsupplement existing water supplies by providing a new, reliable, high-qualitysource of water to recharge the Orange County Groundwater Basin (the Basin)and protect the Basin from further degradation due to seawater intrusion. It willalso postpone the need for OCSD to construct a new ocean outfall by treatingexcess storm flows. Owner/ClientThe GWR System is comprised of three major components: (1) Advanced Water Orange County Water DistrictPurification Facility (AWPF) and pumping stations; (2) a major pipeline connectingthe purification facility to existing recharge basins; and (3) expansion of an General Contractorexisting seawater intrusion barrier. Phase 1 of the GWR System will have a JF Shea Company, Inc.nominal rated product water capacity of 70 million gallons per day (mgd). Theconstruction of the GWR System consists of seven major construction contracts Client Contacttotaling $410.3 million and a total program budget of $480.9 million. MWH America, Inc. Mr. Abdul Rashidi (714) 378-8203 arashidi@ocwd.com Completion Date November 2007 Project Value $480.9 Million Contract Value $1.5 Million Services Provided Geotechnical Observation Special Inspection Reliant Testing Engineers, Inc. Material Testing Serving The Counties Of Orange Los Angeles Riverside San Diego San Bernardino Ventura
  16. 16. CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER EXPANSION Project CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER FOUNDATIONThe $196 Million, World of Ecology, expansion project includes the construction ofa four story concrete building consisting of approximately 170,000 square feet,with two (2) floors of “shelled” office space and two (2) floors of museumexhibitry space and a partial basement. The exhibitry space will include theconstruction an 188,000 gallon “Kelp Forest Tank” including live and decorativeKelp and other marine creatures. Housing for animals will be constructed withinthe confines of the Project.The project will double the amount of exhibit space available. The design teamincludes award-winning architectural firms and live-habitat designers,interactive-exhibit designers, and the managers, curators, researchers and Owner/Clientwriters of the Science Center. The interaction of designers and science educators California Science Centerhas resulted in the emergence of unique characteristics and innovative solutions Foundationfor presenting ecological concepts to families, students and teachers. General Contractor Morley Construction Client Contact Stegeman & Kastner Mr. Randy Fulton Ms. Zara Farimani (310) 450-9010 Completion Date February 2009 Project Value $196 Million Contract Value $177,000 Services Provided Shoring Observation Reliant Testing Engineers, Inc. Special Inspection Serving The Counties Of Orange Los Angeles Riverside Material Testing San Diego San Bernardino Ventura
  17. 17. CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY Project CITY OF ALHAMBRAThe new $27 Million Alhambra library comprises a total floor area of 45,000 sq. ft.and a two-level underground parking garage with approximately 240 spaces.Service areas will feature unique design elements to clearly identify where youare with specially-designed portals for each section. These will include areas foryoung children, teens, and adults, as well as a Literacy center and space devotedto the International Language collection. Each area will include its own seating,shelving, computers and study rooms, as well as reference and other collections.A spacious multi-purpose room, designed for library programs, public activitiesand meetings will be available; with its attached kitchen and independent, outsideaccess doors, the room can be used "after hours." Another exciting elementdescribed by the architect is an outdoor patio reading area off the second floor Owner/Clientservice area. Following a trend more typically found in bookstore than in libraries, City of Alhambrareaders may be able to purchase a cup of coffee at an onsite beverage kiosk. General ContractorReliant Testing Engineers, Inc. provided the deputy inspection for Reinforced Sinanian Development, Inc.concrete, masonry, structural steel erection, welding and related materialstesting. Client Contact Transtec Mr. Al Pagani (951) 265-3543 Completion Date June 2008 Project Value $27 Million Contract Value $ 320,000 Services Provided Geotechnical Observation Special Inspection Material Testing Reliant Testing Engineers, Inc. Serving The Counties Of Orange Los Angeles Riverside San Diego San Bernardino Ventura
  18. 18. WOMANS CENTER & ER EXPANSION (OSHPD) Project UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICESThe 72,000-square-foot expansion of the Womens Center emergency room atRancho Springs Medical Center consisted of one two-story, cast-in-placeconcrete building with stud framing, plaster exteriors, and punched windows.The structure is supported with 9000 psi gravity columns and 5000 psi concretedecks with no cold joints. Placing the 9,000-psi concrete posed a significantchallenge to the McCarthy team because it cures much faster than the 5,000-psimix being used for the decks. To bring together the different concrete mixdesigns, the concrete crew had to carefully coordinate and time the delivery ofthe 9000-psi mix design so that the two mixes could be blended where theconcrete deck and columns join. McCarthy constructed mock-ups of the column- Owner/Clientto-deck connections to determine the best sequence and method of placement. Universal Health Services, Inc.The scope of work also included site improvements for 5.5 acres at the property, General Contractorincluding construction of a 252-space parking lot with associated site McCarthy Building Company.improvements. Client Contact Universal Health Services, Inc. Mr. Tim Rielly (951)304-7170 Completion Date March 2008 Project Value $ 32.5 Million Contract Value $ 200,000 Services Provided Special Inspection Material Testing Reliant Testing Engineers, Inc. Serving The Counties Of Orange Los Angeles Riverside San Diego San Bernardino Ventura
  19. 19. PACIFICA TOWERS & PARKING STRUCTURE Project THE IRVINE COMPANYThe new 14-story office towers adjacent to The Village at Irvine Spectrum Center isknown as Pacifica Towers. The towers will feature 628,154 square feet of office spaceand an adjacent five-story 700,000 square foot parking structure. The new towersfeature people-oriented park-like spaces, extensively and attractively landscaped, withFicus trees, Date Palms and Evergreens.Pacifica Towers frame the entrance to Irvine Spectrum Center while serving as anelegant gateway to the city of Irvine. These elegant, travertine-clad buildings areaccented with stainless steel and frame a richly landscaped courtyard. Across thestreet from The Village Apartment Homes and within walking distance of IrvineSpectrum Center, 20·40 PACIFICA offers all the advantages of working, living and Owner/Clientplaying in Irvine Spectrum. The Irvine CompanyReliant Testing Engineers, Inc. provided the deputy inspection for pre-cast pilefabrication, exterior panel welding fabrication, piles, reinforced concrete, structural General Contractorsteel erection, welding, NDE, panel embeds, and related materials testing. McCarthy Building Company Client Contact The Irvine Company Mr. Dennis Allison (949) 854-2571 das_inc@cox.net Completion Date Late 2008 Project Value $80 Million Contract Value $ 650,000 Services Provided Special Inspection Material Testing Reliant Testing Engineers, Inc. Serving The Counties Of Orange Los Angeles Riverside San Diego San Bernardino Ventura
  20. 20. FASHION ISLAND ATRIUM COURT PARKING STRUCTURE Project THE IRVINE COMPANYReliant Testing Engineers, Inc. provided the deputy inspection for reinforced &post-tensioned concrete, masonry, structural steel erection, welding and relatedmaterials testing during the construction of the three-level, 375,000-square-footparking structure on Newport Center Drive north of the Atrium Court Building onthe northeast corner of the Fashion Island Mall.Obstacles for the 3-level, 1,081-space project include limited site access and theneed to minimize impact to the world-class shopping and dining establishmentsimmediately surrounding the project. Owner/Client The Irvine Company General Contractor McCarthy Building Company. Client Contact The Irvine Company Mr. Peter Blumer (949) 720-2392 Completion Date December 2007 Project Value $ 15 Million Contract Value $ 120,000 Services Provided Special Inspection Material Testing Reliant Testing Engineers, Inc. Serving The Counties Of Orange Los Angeles Riverside San Diego San Bernardino Ventura
  21. 21. BACCHUS OFFICE PARK Project BaccHus DEVELOPMENTThe BaccHus Office Park is a BaccHus Development of Irvine development whichoffers thirty-nine buildings on a 22 acre site at the corner of Irvine Center Driveand Bake Parkway in Irvine.The office park consists of 39 single and two-story office buildings and two multi-tenant office buildings, which include 42 units totaling 331,094 sq. ft. The area iszoned for office space and is for sale to multiple buyers. The exterior shellconsists of burnished block, which gives the buildings a smooth block face and asharp look. Also, each building in Bacchus Office Park will boast an individual,signature interior layout based on the buyers specifications. Owner/Client BaccHus DevelopmentReliant Testing Engineers, Inc. provided the deputy inspection for Reinforcedconcrete, masonry, structural steel erection, welding and related materials General Contractortesting. Snyder Langston Client Contact BaccHus Development Mr. Torry Lozano Mr.. Steve Bren (949) 729-2211 Completion Date Late 2007 Project Value $ 37 Million Contract Value $ 170,000 Services Provided Special Inspection Material Testing Reliant Testing Engineers, Inc. Serving The Counties Of Orange Los Angeles Riverside San Diego San Bernardino Ventura
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  23. 23. INSURANCE QUALITY BACKED BY A+ INSURANCESTATEMENT OF LIABILITY AND INSURANCEReliant continually strives to meet and/or exceed the requirements of each client andtheir project. Reliant stands by the accuracy and validity of its reports, both inspectionand materials testing results and evaluations. Reliant backs this assurance withinsurance policies that meet or exceed the project requirements written by companieswith A+ ratings.
  24. 24. Special Inspection  Geotechnical  Materials Testing Laboratory  GPR/X-Ray  Forensics3035 South Harbor Boulevard  Santa Ana, CA 92704  (714) 556-5867 phone  (714) 556-5868 fax

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