Edward H. Crump

Senior Civil Engineer

Mr. Edward Crump (a.k.a. Ted) joined LACO Associates’ over five years ago and is the Director of our Santa Rosa Laboratory and Senior Civil Engineer. He has over 30 years of consulting and engineering experience including managing construction materials testing groups, geotechnical engineering, and environmental remediation services. Mr. Crump’s responsibilities include maintenance of the DSA Laboratory Evaluation and Acceptance (LEA) certificate and LACO’s technicians’ certifications. He focuses on providing excellent client service and consistently meeting time commitments. His project management experience includes geotechnical evaluations, construction materials testing, preparation of technical reports, plan review, detailed cost proposals, pre-construction meetings, field inspections, and tracking project budgets.

Areas of Expertise

Geotechnical Engineering
Construction Materials Testing and Inspection

Education

BS in Civil Engineering, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Registrations and Certifications

California Professional Civil Engineer – License No. 55444

Professional Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers

His projects include work governed by OSHPD, DSA, and state and local regulatory agencies compliance. Mr. Crump’s responsibilities involve team leadership and staff mentoring. His management functions included implementation of a corporate safety program. 

Select Project Experience

Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District – Rohnert Park, California.
Mr. Crump has been providing rebar sample and tag for tensile testing and project oversight for the Districts $40M Rancho Cotate High School Theater, Academics, Gymnasium (TAG) Building Richard Crane Elementary School Modernization project. In addition, Mr. Crump inspected and observed subgrade and lime treatment activities, footings excavation, soil removal, and CMU oversight for Richard Crane projects.

Ukiah Valley Medical Center – Ukiah, California.
LACO’s Ukiah office and laboratory provided special inspection and materials testing services as requested by the Owner or designated others. Mr. Crump provided special inspection services in accordance with project documents and ACI, AWS and ASTM standards. LACO’s certified welding inspectors verified and documented compliance of structural steel elements at the fabricator’s facility prior to delivery to the project site. During shop and field welding procedures, Mr. Crump verified welder qualifications, observe procedures, and performed non-destructive verification testing for comparison with project specifications. Concrete batch plant inspections were performed for each day’s pour. Mr. Crump observed batching procedures for the first truck to check that materials and proportions are in accordance with approved mix designs. During placement of concrete, Mr. Crump observed procedures, performed slump and temperature tests, and prepared specimens for curing and laboratory compressive strength testing. Similarly, he prepared samples of high-strength grout placed under column base plates for laboratory compressive strength testing. Floor flatness testing was performed within 72 hours of casting the building expansion slabs, and submitted to the project Contractor and Architect, as required by the project specifications.

Green Music Center – Sonoma State University ― Rohnert Park, California.
Mr. Crump provided geotechnical consultation and materials special inspections for this $80 million concert hall project. The earthwork and geotechnical-related construction consisted of observation during installation of over 400 driven piles, installation of a 40-foot-deep soil-slurry cut-off wall, and observation and testing during lime-treatment and compaction of expansive soils.

Regency Centers – Petaluma, California.
The project developers hired LACO to provide construction materials testing and special inspection services for a new 346,548-square foot shopping center in Petaluma, California, consisting of twelve one-story buildings; 4 major buildings range approximately from 10,000 to 50,000 square feet and 8 shops range approximately from 6,000 to 9,000 square feet. The overall project cost was $60 million. LACO provided the following services: Laboratory materials testing; compressive strength testing of concrete, grout and CMU samples; shop and field welding inspections; non-destructive testing of completed welds (UT scope); concrete masonry unit (CMU) block wall inspections; special Inspection of reinforcing steel placement; high strength bolting observation and testing; observation of shear wall nailing; field sampling and testing of mortar and grout during masonry construction; floor flatness/levelness (Ff/Fl) for larger concrete slabs; observation of epoxy anchors.

Healdsburg ER Expansion – OSHPD 1 ― Healdsburg, California.
This project included a $2.5 million expansion of the emergency room facility with the first OSHPOD-governed modular construction expansion in Sonoma County. Materials observation and testing services included batch plant and steel fabrication inspection, steel-reinforced concrete foundations, slab-on-grade and shop/field observation and testing of welded steel beams and columns. Geotechnical observation services included soil compaction testing, new foundations, and retaining walls.

Sutter Lakeside Hospital MRI Facility – OSHPD 1 ― Lakeport, California.
Mr. Crump provided geotechnical and materials observation and testing services during construction of a new $10 million MRI facility as part of an addition to the existing hospital facility.

Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts – Santa Rosa, California.
The project consists of three new one- and two-story structures. All buildings include concrete slab-on-grade floors supported on reinforced concrete foundations. Construction elements requiring special inspection will include foundation and slab concrete, welded beams and columns, high-strength bolting and glue-laminated beams. We are currently providing the following services: Batch plant inspection; Laboratory rebar tensile and bend testing; Special inspection during placement of concrete; Compressive strength testing of concrete; Shop and field welding inspections; High strength bolt torque-testing; Load testing post-installation of epoxy anchors.

Roseland Charter High School – Santa Rosa, California.
LACO was present at the rebar fabrication facility to sample and tag individual bundles for laboratory tensile and bend testing. Prior to placement of concrete in foundations and slabs, Mr. Crump performed batch plant inspections to verify that materials and quantities conformed to project specifications. During placement of concrete, Mr. Crump observed procedures, performed temperature and slump tests, and prepared cylinders for laboratory compressive strength testing. During construction of CMU walls, he provided full-time inspection, as required by the DSA. During placement of grout in test prisms and CMU walls, Mr. Crump observed procedures and prepared samples for laboratory compressive strength testing. In addition, as required, he obtained 2 core samples of the cured CMU walls for laboratory compressive strength testing. Mr. Crump performed load testing of post-installed anchors and torque tested high-strength bolts, as required. 

Marin County Office of Education Community School Relocation – Marin, California.
LACO provided special inspection and materials testing services for the Marin County Office of Education Community School Relocation project located in San Rafael, California. The project consisted of the construction of four new buildings, a shade structure, retaining walls, and concrete walkways. The buildings varied in plan footprint between 960 and 2,560 square feet and were constructed on steel-reinforced concrete foundations with slabs-on-grade and welded steel column-and-beam framing. We provided the following services: Batch plant inspection; Laboratory rebar tensile and bend testing; Special inspection during placement of concrete; Compressive strength testing of concrete; Shop and field welding inspections; High strength bolt torque-testing; Load testing post-installation of epoxy anchors.

Rincon Union School District Improvements – Santa Rosa, California.
LACO provided special inspection and materials testing services during construction activities associated with a new 60-foot by 40-foot modular Music and Childcare building at the District office, the Spring Creek Elementary School 40-foot by 48-foot modular Classroom structure, and the Matanzas Creek Elementary School Entry Pavilion. The modular units were supported on steel reinforced concrete foundations with concrete porches. The entry pavilion included steel-reinforced concrete foundations with concrete slabs-on-grade and welded columns supporting glue-laminated beams. We provided the following services: Batch plant inspection; Laboratory rebar tensile and bend testing; Special inspection during placement of concrete; Compressive strength testing of concrete; Shop and field welding inspections; Load-testing of post-installed anchors.

Casa Grande High School Special ED Modular Building – Petaluma, California.
LACO provided special inspection and materials testing services for a recently installed modular building at Casa Grande High School. The stage addition included reinforced concrete foundations with slab-on-grade and a welded steel moment frame. The modular units were supported on steel reinforced concrete foundations with concrete porches. We provided the following services: Batch plant inspection; Laboratory rebar tensile and bend testing; Special inspection during placement of concrete; Compressive strength testing of concrete; Torque testing of post-installed anchors.

Petaluma Old Adobe Union School District Expansion and Modernization Projects – Petaluma, California.
LACO provided special inspection and materials testing services during expansion of the 800-square-foot multi-use Old Adobe Elementary School that included a stage addition. The stage addition included reinforced concrete foundations with slab-on-grade and a welded steel moment frame. LACO also provided special inspection and materials testing services for modernization projects at Loma Vista Elementary and Miwok Valley Elementary Schools. Modernization activities included expansion of the existing administration building, new concrete ramps and walkways, and restroom facility upgrades. We provided the following services: Batch plant inspection; Laboratory rebar tensile and bend testing; Special inspection during placement of concrete; Compressive strength testing of concrete; Shop and field welding inspections; Non-destructive testing of completed welds (UT scope).

Wade Thomas Elementary School Modular Classrooms – San Anselmo, California.
LACO provided special inspection and materials testing services for this Ross Valley Unified School District project located in San Rafael, California. The project consisted of the construction of two new modular buildings. The building footprints were 1,280 and 1,920 square feet and were constructed on steel-reinforced concrete foundations with slabs-on-grade. We provided the following services: Batch plant inspection; Laboratory rebar tensile and bend testing; Special inspection during placement of concrete; Compressive strength testing of concrete; Field bolting inspections.

Matanzas Creek Elementary School Modernizations – Santa Rosa, California.
LACO provided special inspection and materials testing services during construction activities associated with modernization at the Matanzas Creek Elementary School We provided the following services: Batch plant inspection; Laboratory rebar tensile and bend testing; Special inspection during placement of concrete; Compressive strength testing of concrete; Shop and and field welding inspections; Load-testing of post-installed anchors.

American Canyon High School – American Canyon, California.
Project consisted of a new $125M campus. Materials observation and testing services included batch plant inspection, foundation and slab-on-grade concrete, shop/field steel fabrication inspection and observation during construction of CMU block walls. Special Inspection Services included: Batch plant inspection; Laboratory rebar tensile and bend testing; Special inspection during placement of concrete; Compressive strength testing of concrete; Shop and field welding inspections; Load-testing of post-installation of epoxy anchor.

Santa Rosa Junior College Petaluma Campus Expansion – Petaluma, California.
Project included a $50M expansion to the existing campus. Materials observation and testing services included batch plant inspection, foundation and slab-on-grade concrete and shop/field steel fabrication inspection. Special Inspection Services included: Batch plant inspection; Laboratory rebar tensile and bend testing; Special inspection during placement of concrete; Compressive strength testing of concrete; Shop and field welding inspections; Load-testing of post-installation of epoxy anchor.

Diamond Gym Renovation – Marin, California.
Mr. Crump provided all Special Inspection services for this $15 million renovation of the existing gymnasium. Materials testing services included reinforced concrete, CMU block walls, and welding for the pole-mounted solar parking array. Materials observation and testing services included reinforcing steel inspection, foundation and slab-on-grade concrete, shop/field steel fabrication inspection and observation during construction of CMU block walls.

Marin Community School ― San Rafael, California.
Mr. Crump provided all Special Inspection services for this $4M four-classroom addition project. Construction Special Inspection services included shop and field welding, batch plant inspections, testing during placement of concrete, load testing of post-installed anchors and high-strength bolting.

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