Construction Services

Construction Administration, Construction Testing and Inspection

The Cochran team is an unyielding reputation for quality, integrity, and value because our approach to providing construction services consists of meeting the safety and quality expectations, establishing clear lines of communication, staying on schedule, and controlling the overall costs.  The multi-disciplinary team Cochran has put together over the past 60 years in business can help you with your construction project through a design/build to performing inspections and tests on the construction site.

Cochran has a designated staff of professional engineers and qualified technicians who conduct field inspection and lab analysis to ensure that project specifications are met during the construction phase.  Our AASHTO accredited lab is conveniently located at Cochran’s headquarters and is under the direction of professional engineers and trained, full-time technicians.   Our technicians are MoDOT certified and have ACI Registrations to provide all facets of pavement and bridge construction quality control.

Construction Testing and Inspection Services include:

LAB:

  • Sieve Analysis
  • Asphalt Core Density
  • Asphalt Lab Testing
  • Soil Testing
  • Atterberg
  • Standard and Modified Proctor
  • Aggregate Analysis
  • Concrete Compression Testing

FIELD:

  • Pavement Coring
  • Nuclear Density Compaction Testing – Asphalt, Soil, and Rock
  • Asphalt Placement Quality Control
  • Portland Cement Concrete Quality Control – Cylinders, Slump, and Air Testing
  • Foundation Construction
  • Structural Masonry Quality Control

Design/Build

While some clients prefer the traditional, design/bid/build method, Cochran has tailored our services to accommodate those clients who want the single point of responsibility that the design/build approach offers. Design/Build is an increasingly popular method of delivery for construction projects. The owner of the land or building only has to manage one contract with a single point of responsibility.  A designer and contractor work together from the beginning and provide unified project recommendations as a team to fit the project’s schedule and budget.

Cochran’s in-house engineering, architecture, and construction administration capabilities make us the ideal partner for a design/build project, and we’ve proved successful during a wide variety of projects.  You won’t be dealing with multiple consulting and testing firms on a design/build project. You’ll be dealing with experienced members of the Cochran team.