While people often miss the target, the fact is, most of the time they hit exactly where they aim. They just aren’t aiming in the right direction. Every organization is perfectly aligned in such a way to obtain the results it actually gets, whether good or bad. In order to be effective, you must be organized effectively.
MCS&T is organized in a manner geared toward fulfilling our mission. It has a technical side and an administrative side. The technical side is involved with quality assurance activities, investigations, and analysis. The administrative side provides support to the Division as a whole.
MCS&T is organized in manner that divides our Division into Groups according to material category. There are six technical Groups including: Aggregate and Soils, Asphalt, Bridge and Roadway Analysis, Cement and Concrete, Environmental and Coatings, and Metals. Each of these six Groups is comprised of a QA section and supporting laboratories. There is another group, the Technical Support Group, which provides technical support to the six technical groups. MCS&T operates a Subsurface Investigation Group, a General Services Group, a Payroll and Personnel Group, and an Equipment Group.
The following Chart is the current Organization Chart for Materials Division.
Materials Organization Chart
The following is a brief description of each Group here at Materials Division. For a more detailed description of the Group including a summary of the Group’s responsibilities, personnel, and contact information, click on the Group Title.
Aggregate and Soils Group
Supervisor: Dave Matics
This group maintains the approved source listings, performs aggregates and soils testing at Division level, reviews the District laboratories for conformance to minimum required standards, and reviews District and contractor’s testing procedures and documentation.
Asphalt and Hot Mix Group
Supervisor: Larry Barker
Phone: (304) 558-7473
The Hot-Mix and Asphalt Group is responsible for the quality assurance activities of hot-mix asphalt (HMA), performance graded (PG) binders, asphalt emulsions, and various miscellaneous materials used in highway and bridge construction. The group has an HMA laboratory, a PG binder laboratory, an asphalt emulsion laboratory, and a special testing laboratory for various items such as elastomeric bearing pads, joint sealers, sponge rubber, cork, and traffic cones. The group is responsible for the source approval of various miscellaneous materials, PG binders, and asphalt emulsions. It is also responsible for HMA design approval, HMA design lab approval, HMA design technician approval, the Asphalt Technician Certification Program, and district HMA laboratory inspections.
Bridge and Roadway Analysis Group
For more info click here (pdf)
Supervisor: Roy Capper, P.E.
Phone: (304) 558-9885
The group consists of two subgroups: Bridge and Roadway Analysis and Instrument Repair. The Bridge
and Roadway Analysis subgroup is responsible for testing pavements and bridges for surface
characteristics and structural capacity. This includes smoothness testing, skid testing, pavement structural analysis, bridge deck analysis, locating rebars in concrete, down hole camera inspections,culvert inspections and mini-sid inspections.
The instrument repair subgroup is responsible for calibrating the Departments nuclear compaction equipment and keeping both this Division's and the District Material's
scientific equipment functioning. More details are available by following the link above.
Cement and Concrete Group
Supervisor: Mike Mance, P.E.
Phone: (304) 558-9846
more info (pdf)
The primary responsibility of the cement and concrete group is the quality assurance of cement and concrete related materials that are used in highway construction projects. The cement and concrete group can roughly be separated into three main areas. The first main area deals with the approval of prestressed and precast concrete items. The second main area deals with the quality assurance of ready-mix concrete, its components, and personnel. The third main area covers various miscellaneous materials and duties. This Group maintains an accredited Cement and Concrete laboratory.
Environmental and Coatings Group
Supervisor: Mohammad Shafiei, P.E.
Phone: (304) 558-9868
The Environmental and Coatings Group consists of three subgroups: Coatings Subgroup, Chemical Laboratory Subgroup, and Environmental Site Investigation Subgroup. The primary function of the Coatings Subgroup is to conduct chemical and physical testing on paint samples, review quality control plans, and handle coatings issues. The Chemical Laboratory Subgroup primarily conducts chemical analysis on metals, various types of cement, fly ash, slag, and chloride samples. The Environmental Site Investigation Subgroup is responsible for conducting environmental site investigations at the WVDOH maintenance facilities to determine the extent of contamination at the sites.
Supervisor: George Hanna, P.E.
Phone: (304) 558-9896
The primary objective of the Metals Group is to assure the quality of all metallic products that are to be incorporated into West Virginia’s roads and bridges. Some examples of these metallic products include structural steel, sign structures, lighting structures, fasteners, and guardrail. This is accomplished mainly through inspection at the source of fabrication. The metals group is also responsible for ensuring that all field welders are qualified to weld in accordance with current appropriate welding specifications. This Group maintains a fully equipped Metals Laboratory and Welding Laboratory.
Technical Support Group
Supervisor: Paul Farley, P.E.
Phone: (304) 558-7491
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.
Supervisor: Bill Steele
Phone: (304) 558-9897
The Subsurface Investigation Unit is responsible for exploring and providing geotechnical, roadway, bridge, and environmental information necessary for the development, construction, maintenance, and operations of WVDOH. This group consists of three skid mounted core drills and one Pavement drill.
We drill statewide for new Roadways, Bridges, Pile Walls, Slides, and both Asphalt and Concrete pavements.
Supervisor: Greg Hudson
Phone: (304) 558-9873
The Equipment Group is responsible for maintaining a reliable fleet of equipment used to conduct the work by both MCS&T Division and our neighbors, the Sign Shop. This involves providing direct equipment maintenance service, minor and major repairs as well as the responsibility for coordinating the purchase of all parts and supplies.
General Services Group
Supervisor: Kathy Mehaffey
Phone: (304) 558-9857
The General Services Group is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the facility and grounds, including janitorial services, ordering supplies needed by the office staff of the Division and ordering supplies and equipment for the Division testing labs, as well as the materials testing labs for the Ten Districts. This requires stocking and maintaining the Division’s storeroom, reviewing contracts and initiating contracts for services and products, as well as agreements for routine maintenance of the scientific equipment for the Division and the Districts. This Group is charged with processing bills and utilities for payment, receiving and distributing incoming mail and interdepartmental mail, and running the gashouse for the facility.
Payroll and Personnel Group
Supervisor: Debbie Cox
Phone: (304) 558-9855
The Payroll/Personnel Section of the MCS & T Division is responsible for all payroll/personnel functions associated with: interviewing and hiring, maintaining personnel files for Division, posting job vacancies, preparing and posting leave donations, worker’s compensation, reporting and entering time for all employees, preparing payroll for all employees, processing payroll corrections, payment of consultant invoices, filing of plans and proposals, receptionist duties, preparing travel requests and payment of expense accounts, preparing training budget, coordinating training for Transportation Engineering Technicians, DOT Supervisor training, IS & C Classes, Brim Driver’s Training and preparing BF-98’s for special projects which this Division generates.
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