Our team has experience in municipal public works, as well as private sector construction. Our experience includes roadways, bridges, buildings, and infrastructure such as water treatment plants, & water and sewer mains. Every design team has an inspector embedded in it, providing quality control and construction expertise. 

The integration of our inspectors with our design team allows us to reduce project change orders and manage construction costs better than our competitors. During project construction our certified inspectors play a pivotal role by providing communication between contractors, design engineers, project proponents and often, the public. Consistent with all our service offerings, our inspection staff foster respect among all parties on a construction site to achieve the common goals of on-time and on-budget. 

How can we help?

SLR can help by providing construction administration during the design and construction of a project. Additionally, we are experienced in all phases of value engineering, pre-workshop to post-workshop. The SLR Construction Services team engages in many different types of construction oversight, from periodic site visits to full-time resident engineering and inspection. 

Our team

  • David Ritchie Managing Principal, Mine Waste Engineering Manager
    David Ritchie

    David has over 23 years of experience with tailings, mine waste, and water management facility design for global mining clients and direct experience with embankment dam design, instrumentation and performance monitoring, and safety stewardship within Canada and the CDA guidelines. In addition to a focus on tailings facility design, David has direct experience with site selection studies, dam design and construction, operations and closure.

  • Thomas Balskus Manager of Construction Engineering
    Thomas Balskus

    Tom offers a broad range of experience in the areas of civil and construction engineering. Project experience includes design of stormwater management, highway design, sanitary sewer, and dam/ spillway design. Construction experience includes inspection and administration, feasibility, and project coordination on state and federally funded transportation and other infrastructure projects. 

  • Jennifer Mortensen Assistant Manager of Construction Services
    Jennifer Mortensen

    As Assistant Manager of Construction Services, Jennifer leads the construction administrative services on roadway and bridge projects for the State of Connecticut and local municipalities. Her practice includes monitoring construction activities, managing inspection teams, maintaining project records, preparing project correspondence and documentation, and coordinating communication between project representatives. Jennifer was drawn to the field of civil engineering by a desire to innovate and implement positive improvements to spaces that are used on a daily basis. She most appreciates that in the construction field every day is different, and every project is different.