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MCDOT Construction Engineer Earns Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector Designation

Post Date:03/06/2020 11:08 AM

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – The McHenry County Division of Transportation is pleased to announce that Helena Sullivan has earned the title of Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector by the American Public Works Association. The designation recognizes individuals who have proven their ability to promote quality public infrastructure throughout their community.

Sullivan has worked as a construction team supervisor for MCDOT for nearly three years. Her responsibilities include managing three civil engineers, inspecting roadway and bridge projects and managing the countywide guardrail repair program.  Her recently completed bridge projects include structure rehabilitation on Union Road over the Kishwaukee River and O’Brien Road across Nippersink Creek. In prior years, she oversaw the construction of two roundabouts on county highways.

The APWA consists of more than 30,000 members and promotes professional excellence and public awareness of the importance of public works.

To obtain Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector certification, candidates must prove their competency in the testing, measurement and inspection of underground construction such as utility systems, storm sewers, water systems and sanitary sewers; at-grade construction such as curb, gutter, paving, sidewalk and driveway approach construction, restoration work, traffic signal installations, construction traffic control devices, erosion and sediment control installations; and structural construction such as bridges, forming systems, reinforcing steel and reinforced concrete structures.  Expertise is also proven in project management, documentation and compliance as well as inspections for right-of-way permits, site materials, sewer lines, and paving projects.

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