May 5, 2023

Two Earn “Inspector of the Year” Honors by VDOT Hampton Roads District

Both RK&K inspectors honored as "Inspector of the Year" based on accomplishment, adaptability, teamwork, quality, level of service, and innovation.

Two RK&K inspectors recently earned recognition as “Inspector of the Year” consultant awards by VDOT Hampton Roads District.

Senior Construction Inspector John Liles was honored as “Inspector of the Year” in the Major Projects Construction category for his work related to inspection and assisting with completion of the I-264 Witchduck Interchange project in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

“John was commended for his ability to collaborate with the contractor and engineer related to successful dry run calculation and setting screed on the skewed bridge,” said Project Delivery Leader Grant Howerton, PE, CCM. “He was noted as a problem solver who always shares his bridge experience to develop others and leave a quality bridge for the public.”

Also honored was Inspector Adryan Suarez, who was recognized as “Inspector of the Year” for his work on the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel / Monitor-Merrimack Bridge Tunnel Inverted Slab Repair Project.

“Adryan was commended for his meticulous field measurements and verifying shotcrete repairs. As part of this he collaborates very closely with the Engineer of Record and Area Construction Engineer to quantify plan changes and document cost implications,” Howerton added. “He is eager to learn and take on new responsibilities from senior members of the project team.”

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