Gerald Corona - Transportation/ Infrastructure/ Structural Inspector-field
CV Resume of Gerald Corona
My main objective as field construction inspector has been to identify constructability issues of approved plans – vs. - existing conditions.
Reporting issues to the project manager/ engineer and designer, in a timely or real time manner depending on urgency. Report existing Platt conditions that could hinder planned contract quantities and before contractor has completed all of pay items, requesting remobilization charges. Document preconstruction conditions of project easement, but also neighboring private property, diligently monitoring contractor and ensure subcontractor are not out of their easement and damaging those properties, leading to law suits and impacting the close out phase.
In the twenty six years in the Geotechnical, Materials Testing, Construction Management,
Structural, and Coating inspection, has enabled me to be a well rounded and proficient inspector.
Knowing day to day where to be present at the most critical times, situations or pay applications.
My mission statement: represent your firm competently, professionally, relaying information that
benefits the company, client, and project. Delivering the project, per plan and specifications,
under budget, satisfying all parties and a will to work together in the future.
Twenty six years on-site: Civil, Geotechnical, Structural, Water and Waste Water
Infrastructure, Materials Engineering Testing,
· Seven Years In Construction Management and Inspection of Various Multi-Million
o Road and Bridge Infrastructure (Harris and Montgomery Counties,
o Toll ways (Harris County Toll Road Authority Sam Houston + Hardy)
o Airport infrastructure and runway construction
· Review plans and contract documents and scope of work requirements to ensure
· Check all existing flow lines for constructability before construction begins
· Perform inspection to ensure conformity to quality, performance, and/or plan
· Submit Daily Pay Application
· Propose remedial corrective action to Project Management
· Interact with project management , governmental agencies and utilities
PROJECT RESPONSIBILITIES / EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Hearing Examiner – City of Houston 7-5-2011 – Present
o Conduct Drainage Appeal Hearings , for City of Houston
o Review Documents and Const. Drawings of Industrial,Commercial
and family dwellings; and render my decision on Impervious Surfaces.
Field Inspector -(Sirrus Engineers, Houston, TX,) 7/2009 – 3/2011
o Sam Houston Toll Way (4.45 total miles with 3 bridges, six main lanes
and shoulders) 300+ pay items , contract total 79 million
o Responsibilities include daily reports for pay item quantities with
detailed locations and site sketches; road and bridge components
(stabilization of sub grade, paving bond breaker paving, slope paving,
SWPPP, and seeding) and traffic control,
Major Accomplishments (Sirrus Engineers)
Reported clay contamination in concrete (at night shift), preventing
several months of costly delay’s to both contractor and project.. Other
inspectors (10) did not find or report contaminated concrete .
Reported removal items not documented on plan quantities
Reported drainage problems resulting in necessary plan changes
Field Inspector/Developers Rep.(Jones and Carter Inc, Woodlands, TX) 8/06 -
o Check all project design features during extreme events for designed
drainage performance and document for client and Eng. Review.
Compare approved equipment submittals to actual installation, verify approved
submittal special exceptions. (for all mechanical and electrical installations)
o Inspection and construction of 300 GPM Water Plants , thru punch list
and final close out
o Chloramine conversions (Kleinwood, Heatherlock, Bilma MUD and
o Lift station and Wastewater Plant (Harris County(HC) MUD # 401)
o Emergency Water Well reworks - electrical inspections
o Coating inspections on GST and Hydro-tank recoat
Major Accomplishments (Jones and Carter Inc)
Discovered elevation bust during review of storm survey staking,
before paving contract was awarded, in time to re-plat.
Reported elevation bust in permanent topsoil stockpile location before
going over designed elevation, avoiding charge for moving the spoils
Identified errors in spoil quantities and location eliminating change
Reported elevation changes during installation of utilities, in a swampy
plat before all excavation was removed from site ,saving engineers’
embarrassment and client cost.
Gerald Corona Resume (cont’d)
Project Representative (Brown & Gay Engineering, Houston, TX) 8/04 – 8/06
o Bridgeland – 1000-acre infrastructure master planned community.
Water plant, from well drilling to completion and acceptance,
wastewater plants, lift stations, two conspan bridges, and four subdivisions,
one irrigation pump station.
o Coordinating 14 contracts and contractors simultaneously, excavating moved
and graded over 2,000,000 CY
o Identified plastic index of soils visually upon delivery for acceptance purposes
for clay liner of lakes or select fill for building pads
Other Major Projects
Black Horse Ranch – Section five Stone Ridge
Bridgewater Meadow section 2, 3
Oak Landing section two.
Major Accomplishment (Brown & Gay Engineering)
Reported designed slopes encroaching on existing trees. Conflicting existing
conditions from design plans (survey missed trees and monuments).
SPECIALTY TESTING EXPERIENCE
· Rebar inspector
· Profilograph of roadway surfaces
· Ferroscan – rebar detection in hardened concrete
· Hydrostatic testing of water and sanitary
· Dye penetration of carbon steel welds
· Prestress and post tension of bridges and high rises
· Low pressure/vacuum testing of sanitary
· Industrial coating inspections: humidity, dew point, temperature control , dry + wet mil
thickness, holiday acceptance testing
· Emergency Water Well reworks
· Coating inspections on GST and Hydro-tank recoats
· National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies: Level III, Soils, Asphalt
· Texas DOT Roadway Specialist (Hot Mix level 1B)
· The International Association of Foundation Drilling: Deep Foundations
· American Concrete Institute: Certified in Field Testing (1)
· Kansas City Area Vocational Technical School – welding & blueprint reading (1980)
· Technician of the Month 11/99, 12/99 and Technician of Year 1999
· American Society of Certified Tech Houston Chapter Technician of the year 2003
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Project Hyperlinks of just a few projects I have been entrusted thru
TxDOT Hot Mix - level 1B - road specialist.
American Concrete Institute - field testing.
Deep Foundations-Drill Shafts.
|Acceptable locations:||Texas, Kansas, Missouri,-- any overseas|
|Total experience:||26 years|
|Year of birth:||1959, male|
|Name & Surname:||Gerald Corona|
|City & State:||Kingwood, Texas|
|Zip / Postal Code:||77339|
|Street Address:||1822 Shadow Rock Drive|