Technical Support Group
The Technical Support Group provides a variety of services for the Materials Control, Soils and Testing Division that do not intuitively fall in another group in the Division’s organization chart. These services include, but not limited to: 1) administrating the Division’s Independent Assurance (IA) Program; 2) overseeing the Division’s materials inspector and technician certification programs; 3) complying with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements with respect to the Division’s storing, handling, and operation of its nuclear density gauges; 4) administering the consultant inspection, review, and sampling contracts; 5) processing new material for approval and use; 6) maintaining the Division’s web page; 7) overseeing the Division’s laboratory accreditation; and 8) processing District reports, such as, DMIRs and ST-1s.
Paul Farley, P.E., Group Supervisor
Technical Support Group Employees and their Tasks:
Daniel’s primary function is to work toward fulfilling the federally mandated, Independent Assurance (IA) program throughout the state. The IA program serves as an internal audit on state-wide material sampling and testing. The target sampling frequency of 10 percent of District Acceptance tests on projects with Federal dollars. The governing MP for the I.A. program is here:
I.A. Program MP
There are currently four categories of samples:
Aggregate Samples (Gradation)
Concrete Samples (Slump and Air)
Concrete A-bar samples (Gradation)
- Asphalt Samples (SuperPave only)
Jim is the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). He works with compaction statewide and is the program coordinator for the Technician and Inspector Certification Program.
Click here to find out more about the Tech and Inspector Certification Program
Jim is responsible for assuring the Division's accreditations and compliance for AMRL and CCRL requirements. He is also in charge of all contracts that are negotiated between consultants and the Division. These consultants perform services or lab testing requested by the Division. He also performs underwater bridge inspections, which he has been doing since 1986.