Construction Inspection

Construction Inspection Services for Canada’s Infrastructure Industry

Maven provides quality inspection services for construction projects across a variety of sectors. Maven aims to be a key partner for utilities, municipalities, and government organizations to ensure the cost effective, reliable, and safe construction of civil and electrical works to the end benefit of the local public and the ratepayers.

Maven has a winning combination with an experienced inspections team as well as an entrenched understanding of local regulations, utility standards, and industry best practices. We use this skillset to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget in a safe and high-quality manner.

Maven’s inspectors are equipped with the latest field inspection equipment and back-office tools to efficiently plan and execute work and document their observations.

Key Service Areas

  • Municipal work includes sanitary, storm water, pumps, roads, curbing, sidewalks, street lighting, telecommunications, gas, ditch infills, dike construction and modifications, culverts, and bridges
  • Power utilities-specific work includes hydro ducts, drainage, LPT and PMT pads and vaults, switchgear vaults and pads, pull, service and junction boxes, pilasters, grounding, and other aspects of underground distribution infrastructure

Site Duties

  • Inspect the installation of civil works through all stages of construction or repair to ensure the work is completed in accordance with contracts, plans, specifications, standards, regulations, bylaws and quality requirements
  • Track and report on the status of all inspection activities, and maintain accurate daily records of identified deficiencies, construction activity and quantity measurements of contracted work
  • Review preliminary designs and provide recommendations as to their suitability, applicability, cost impacts with respect to field conditions. Provide technical assistance in the development of solutions for preliminary design problems identified during design
  • Confirm that appropriate construction materials are on-site, complete and undamaged, in accordance with client standards and the approved design
  • Take and maintain logs including construction photos, daily reports, deficiency reports and other requested information during the process of construction
  • Operate various tools: mandrels, ducting templates, GIS and mapping software

Site Management Responsibilities

  • Lead pre-construction and regular project status site review meetings to ensure adherence with appropriate construction standards, policies and procedures and to ensure identified deficiencies are corrected
  • Coordination with all parties including contractors, owners, customers, designers, engineers, drafters and management from large utilities, municipalities, government ministries and public stakeholders
  • Liaise with site and office management to identify and address concerns on site during construction
Standards

The following are some of the standards we use as applicable to inspection work:

  • ASTM D1557 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Compaction of Soil
  • ASTM D2922 Density of Soil and Soil-Aggregate in Place by Nuclear Methods;
  • BC Hydro ES 43 Series Overhead Electrical Distribution Standards;
  • BC Hydro ES 53 Series Underground Electrical Distribution Standards;
  • BC Hydro ES 54 Series Underground Civil Distribution Standards;
  • CSA 1/A23.2 Concrete Material and Methods;
  • CS 4 Precast Concrete – Material and Construction;
  • CSA A3000 Cementitious Material Compendium;
  • CSA A176 Masonry Standards;
  • CSA 2 No. 211.1 and 211.2 Rigid Types PVC Conduit;
  • CSA-S269.1 and 3 Concrete Falsework and Formwork Standard;
  • CSA G164 Hot Dip Galvanizing Standard;
  • CSA 21 Structural Quality Steel;
  • CSA 18 Billet Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement;
  • CSA-A23.5-M, Supplementary Cementing Materials;
  • CSA-A283 – Qualification Code for Concrete Testing Laboratories;
  • CSA 3 No 1/No 7 Overhead/Underground Systems

Find out how our team of inspectors, engineers and project managers can deliver trusted, reliable, cost-effective solutions for your infrastructure project.