Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI)

Vaughn & Melton has extensive experience and is a full-service provider of construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services for government agencies, municipalities and commercial companies.

​As one of the largest CEI engineering firms in the Southeast, our experience includes civil design, transportation, structures and bridges, and water resources projects. Our CEI engineers expertly project manage all aspects of capital construction projects, assuring our clients’ greater control and on-time, on-budget project completion.

Expert inspection is critical for every construction project. Vaughn & Melton’s inspection specialists employ state-of-the-art testing and evaluation technologies to guarantee project requirements, standards, and regulations.

Project History

2017 View Looking east from Alcoa Highwa

Engineering a more attractive, economically successful, vibrant and safe Cumberland Avenue, the front porch to the University of Tennessee

The City of Knoxville contracted Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers and their team to provide complete design development for the redevelopment of Cumberland Avenue from Alcoa Highway (US Route 129) to 16th Street in Knoxville, TN -- incorporating a road diet and improved safety for all modes of transportation.

  • Construction management

  • Site inspection, layout and reporting

  • Materials field testing, sampling, and inspection

  • Review of shop drawings

  • Contractor pay requests

  • Final quantities verification

  • Project start-up services

  • Operations manuals development

  • Warranty reviews

  • Claims avoidance

  • Debris management

  • Quality assurance and control

  • Safety, equal employment opportunity and DBE compliance

  • Utility coordination

  • Asphalt laboratory testing