Construction Engineering

DEA offers a full array of construction engineering (CE) and construction administration services that span the planning, design, construction, and operation of a project and facilities program. During all phases of a project, our expert staff focuses on delivering a successful project to the owner’s expectations by working proactively with owners and contractors to avoid pitfalls or deficiencies. Clients can access whatever DEA services are needed, including one-stop CE services for an entire project.



  • Construction procurement services
  • Assistance in preparing bid documents
  • Assistance in proposal requests
  • Analysis of submitted bids
  • Constructibility reviews
  • Review construction drawings and specifications at several stages of design
  • Assist owner and consultant in elimination of potential problems
  • Value engineering
  • Review design concepts and materials, building systems, and equipment
  • Review field construction techniques and feasibility
  • Advise on alternative designs and/or materials
  • Recommend availability of materials, labor, and time requirements for procurement, installation, and construction
  • Compare first-cost to life-cycle cost
  • Evaluate alternatives and recommendations for design revisions that result in cost or time savings
  • Review of construction documents at periodic intervals during preparation
  • Independent cost estimates
  • Cost verification

During Construction

  • Surveying
  • Construction staking, and right-of-way and property surveys
  • Contour and topographic mapping
  • Computation of cut and fill quantities
  • Construction administration
  • Administer contract and provide thorough documentation
  • Complete field inspection and provide thorough documentation
  • Conduct inspection/surveillance, testing coordination and change order scoping and negotiations, and review and validate quality control procedures
  • Provide specialized inspection services as needed

Construction Completion

  • Final inspection services
  • Prepare punch list
  • Check that testing, including operational testing, has been performed and documented
  • Check that complete sets of Operation and Maintenance manuals and required training are provided
  • Claims analysis and negotiation, as needed
  • Expert witness support, as needed

Wild Horse Wind Facility (229 MW) & Wild Horse Expansion (44 MW)

DEA provided surveying, civil engineering, environmental compliance, construction, and general project coordination services for the 300 MW Wild Horse wind farm project in Kittitas County, Wash.

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