Dale L. Romanini

Materials Testing Laboratory Manager

Mr. Dale Romanini is the face of LACO’s Eureka materials testing and inspections lab. As the expert, Mr. Romanini ensures the LACO quality assurance/quality control laboratory protocol is maintained under AMRL, CCRL, DSA, and Caltrans accreditations, as well as maintaining certification and calibration of testing equipment for field and laboratory use. 

Mr. Romanini directs both Laboratory and Field Inspectors/Testing Technicians in their various duties. He is responsible for coordinating field Testing and Inspection scheduling, tracking project schedules, project testing requirements, and budget expenditures to assure the mutual satisfaction of both the contractor and the contracting officer.

In between the busy summer season and mentoring summer engineering interns, Mr. Romanini enjoys a mental break on the lake in Trinity County.

Registrations and Certifications

ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade 1
ACI Aggregate Testing Technician – Level 1
ACI Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician – Level 1
ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician
Caltrans CTM 105, 125, 201, 202, 205, 216, 217, 226, 227, 229, 231, 308, 504, 518, 521, 539, 540, 556
Hazardous Waste Site Operation Training (EPA) 40 hour – OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120

Selected Project Experience

Trinity Valley Elementary School – Willow Creek, California.
Mr. Romanini performed a variety of services for the Elementary school. These services included: (1) Geotechnical Subgrade Observations; (2) Soil Compaction Testing; (3) Concrete Sampling and Testing; (4) Rebar Tensile and Bend Testing; (5) Post-installed Anchor Testing; and provided oversite during the construction phase. 

Orleans Elementary School – Orleans, California.
Mr. Romanini performed a variety of services for the Elementary school. These services included: (1) Geotechnical Subgrade Observations; (2) Soil Compaction Testing; (3) Concrete Sampling and Testing; (4) Rebar Tensile and Bend Testing; (5) Post-installed Anchor Testing; and provided oversite during the construction phase. 

Jack Norton Elementary School Hoopa, California.
Mr. Romanini performed a variety of services for the Elementary school. These services included: (1) Geotechnical Subgrade Observations; (2) Soil Compaction Testing; (3) Concrete Sampling and Testing; (4) Rebar Tensile and Bend Testing; (5) Post-installed Anchor Testing; and provided oversite during the construction phase. 

Del Norte High School Exterior Renovation & HVAC Replacement – Crescent City, California.
Mr. Romanini performed a variety of services for the Elementary school. These services included: (1) Concrete Sampling and Testing; (2) Post-installed Anchor Testing and Observation; (3) Structural Steel Welding Testing and Observation; and provided oversite during the construction phase.

Del Norte County Office of Education, Resource Center Addition and Alterations – Crescent City, California.
Mr. Romanini performed a variety of services for the Elementary school. These services included: (1) Concrete Sampling and Testing; (2) Post-installed Anchor Testing and Observation; (3) Structural Steel Welding Testing and Observation; (4) Compaction Testing; and provided oversite during the construction phase.

Crescent Elk Elementary Exterior Renovations – Crescent City, California.
Mr. Romanini performed a variety of services for the Elementary school. These services included: (1) Concrete Sampling and Testing; (2) Post-installed Anchor Testing and Observation; (3) Structural Steel Welding Testing and Observation; (4) Soil Compaction Testing; and provided oversite during the construction phase.

Smith River Elementary Gym – Smith River, California.
Mr. Romanini performed a variety of services for the Elementary school. These services included: (1) Geotechnical Subgrade Inspections; (2) Soil Compaction Testing; (3) Concrete Field Sampling and testing; (4) Concrete Cylinder Lab Testing; (5) Rebar Tensile and Bend Testing; (5) Concrete Anchor Testing; (6) Structural Shop and Field Welding Special Inspection; and (7) Glue Laminated Beams Shop Fabrication Inspection.  

McKinleyville Community Services District WWTP – Arcata, California.
Mr. Romanini was involved with the drilling of a seven-inch diameter boring to a maximum depth of 25 feet below ground surface (bgs). He helped construct a two-inch diameter monitoring well with Schedule 40: PVC from 25-30 feet bgs, sand packed from 21-40 feet bgs, and cement grout to three feet bgs with concrete from three feet bgs to finished grade. He completed a wellhead with four-inch by four-inch by 5-foot steel well protector; and submitted the well completion form to the Department of Water Resources. 

CVS Pharmacy Construction Testing and Inspection Services – Crescent City, California.
Mr. Romanini completed many services offered to the client: (1) Geotechnical Subgrade Observation; (2) Soil Compaction Testing; (3) Concrete Sampling and Testing; (4) Rebar Placement Verification; (5) Structural Steel Welding Inspection; (6) Masonry Inspection, Sampling and Testing; (7) and Asphalt Testing. 

CVS Pharmacy Laboratory Testing and On-Call Support – McKinleyville, California.
Mr. Romanini’s services were requested to provide laboratory testing and to be on-call to support a portion of the field testing services including (1) Compaction Testing; (2) Rebar Placement Verification; (3) Concrete Sampling and Testing; (4) Masonry Sampling and Testing; (5) and other testing and inspection services that were within his realm of expertise, but not explicitly stated by the client. 

Grocery Outlet Store – Fortuna, California.
Mr. Romanini provided on-call laboratory testing and inspection services during the construction activities for the Grocery Outlet store. His services included: (1) Compaction Testing; (2) Rebar Placement Verification; (3) Concrete Sampling and Testing; (4) Masonry Sampling and Testing; (5) Field Welding Inspections; and other testing and inspection services that are within his realm of expertise, but not explicitly stated by the client. 

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