Inspecting for Success: Short-Term Investment, Long-Term Benefits

Why Should Municipalities Invest in Construction Inspection Services from RQAW | DCCM?

Large-scale transportation and development projects for municipalities are complex, costly endeavors that cannot be downplayed. Ensuring that projects adhere to the budget, schedule, and quality standards is crucial throughout the entirety of the project. RQAW | DCCM offers construction inspection services that effectively address these challenges and are an essential investment for municipalities aiming to protect both integrity and taxpayer dollars.


  • Budget Management
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Field Inspections
  • Materials Testing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Record Keeping
  • Schedule Management

When communities undertake significant development or transportation projects, they are under immense pressure to prioritize community safety, economic impact, and the responsible use of public funds. Opting for RQAW | DCCM’s construction inspection services is both a strategic and financially sound choice, ensuring projects not only meet current needs but are also long-term sustainable assets.


Partnering with RQAW | DCCM means committing to a future where public projects stand for durability, reliability, and fiscal responsibility.
Your investment in construction inspection is an investment in your community’s future.


Quality assurance involves more than checking a box; it ensures that every aspect of a project meets or exceeds the required standards and functional needs. Prioritizing quality assurance results in safer, more reliable infrastructure that can effectively serve its intended purpose. Projects that involve professional inspection services are significantly more likely to adhere to quality standards, reducing costly errors and delays that could disrupt project schedules and budgets. RQAW | DCCM is known for its historically high performance and technical expertise. We ensure municipal projects not only meet current standards but are also built with future demands in mind, thereby reducing the likelihood of costly corrections or repairs in the future.


Municipalities that invest in high-quality inspection services from the onset of a project are able to enhance the immediate outcomes of a project as well as positively impact their long-term sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Well-constructed projects require less maintenance, last longer, and are better suited to withstand environmental and operational stresses. This proactive approach to quality can result in substantial cost savings on future maintenance and prevents significant expenses associated with early infrastructure failure.

For example, without hiring construction inspection services, a project that initially appears straightforward can turn into an unnecessary headache because numerous issues go unnoticed during early and critical phases of the project. The absence of inspections during preliminary foundation work could mean that critical issues are only discovered after significant progress has been made, requiring extensive corrections and emergency safety measures. This will not only delay the project but also significantly increase costs, which can be detrimental to the project budget.


Large-scale projects often face the risk of deviating from the planned schedule and budget, but RQAW | DCCM’s construction inspection services can mitigate this risk. Our inspectors act as the municipality’s eyes and ears on-site, ensuring that all contractors adhere to the predetermined timelines and financial constraints. 

This oversight is crucial for not only maintaining fiscal responsibility but also the public’s trust. Our role in overseeing Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) projects demonstrates our capability to manage complex logistics and ensure compliance with the highest standards of project execution. Our extensive experience with INDOT projects has equipped us with unique insights and strategies that keep projects on track and within budget.


At RQAW | DCCM, we make it our mission to go above and beyond for our clients by providing dedicated service and expert guidance. Our history of successful project oversight statistically reports fewer unexpected issues and demonstrates enhanced efficiency upon completion. Our proactive approach to management and thorough inspection processes results in seamless project delivery and better performance outcomes that are essential for communities where public resources and satisfaction are at stake.




As Director of Construction Inspection, Chriss brings RQAW | DCCM's clients extensive experience and expertise in construction contract oversight and management. He has a thorough understanding of all transportation construction types, including heavy embankment, geotechnical mitigation, bridge foundations, small structure installations, bridge construction, MSE wall construction, pavement subgrades, pavement rehabilitation, HMA pavement construction, PCCP pavement construction, urban intersection construction, water distribution, wastewater treatment, levee construction, and environmental mitigation. Chriss has earned industry certifications in stormwater management best practices, traffic workzone layout, utility coordination, contract claims avoidance, contract risk management, value engineering, constructability review, and critical path method scheduling. Additionally, he has been recognized throughout the industry for his ability to consistently advance and successfully deliver the most challenging construction projects.

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