Aubrey Graves is a Registered Professional Engineer living in and working out of Chipley, Florida.  After graduation from Auburn University in 1971, he began a career with the Florida Department of Transportation.  As District Materials Engineer for the last 16 years of his employment, he directed the material sampling and testing activities for District 3.  He also assisted with the development of an instructional and qualification program to prepare engineers and technicians for performing sampling, testing and inspection duties.  After his retirement from DOT in 2002, he began serving as instructor/examiner with the Construction Training Qualification Program where he taught Quality Control Manager, Concrete Field Inspector Specification, Concrete Lab Technician and the American Concrete Institute Concrete Field Testing Technician courses. Mr. Graves is an FDOT approved Instructor for: FDOT Concrete Field Specification and QC Manager.




​​​​​Mr. White has over 23 years of experience in the construction materials testing, inspection and management disciplines in Florida.  He is knowledgeable in QA/QC methods for soils, concrete and asphalt used in the construction of roadways and miscellaneous structures.  He is experienced in asphalt paving and plant inspection and has extensive experience working with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and the Turnpike Authority providing a wide array of inspections, including precast plant inspection.  In addition, Mr. White has extensive experience in Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) practices for design, setup and maintenance in accordance with FDOT Design Standards (Standard Index 600 Series).  Mr. White is an FDOT approved Instructor for: Asphalt Paving, Asphalt Plant, Concrete Lab Technician, Earthwork, QC Manager and Maintenance of Traffic courses.


Al Sevcech


Mr. Appel has more than 32 years of experience in the construction engineering and inspection (CEI) industry.  As a Contract Support Specialist, he is responsible for monthly payments to Contractor’s, ensuring compliance with documentation requirements, and quantity verification. Responsibilities also include preparing supplemental agreements and final estimates. Craig also performed duties of a Worksite Traffic Supervisor in New Orleans, Louisiana, who was responsible for seven inspectors as well as collecting and collating data from field study of damaged roads attributed to Hurricane Katrina in Orleans Parish.  Mr. Appel is knowledgeable in all phases of roadway and bridge construction, as well as FDOT standards and specifications, since he has served in both the CSS role and the Senior Inspector role.  Mr. Appel is an FDOT approved Instructor for: all Maintenance of Traffic courses, FDOT Concrete Field Specification and CTQP Earthwork classes.


Mr. Sawaya is a professional engineer with more than 27 years of experience in the Construction Engineering Inspection industry.  Throughout his career, he has served as a CEI Construction Manager, Senior Project Engineer, Project Engineer, QC Manager, Office Engineer and Senior Inspector.  George has worked with numerous municipalities including the Florida Department of Transportation District 5, District 2 and District 7, Seminole County, City of Orlando, Turnpike Enterprise, OOCEA construction projects.  George is currently the Vice President of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for the Construction Institute for the Central Florida Branch.  Mr. Sawaya is an FDOT approved Instructor for: Final Estimates .


aubrey graves


Mr. Sevcech has over 43 years of construction materials testing, inspection and construction related experience.  He is highly skilled in laboratory and field testing procedures for roadways, buildings, utilities and other miscellaneous projects.  Also, he has extensive experience in providing a variety of specialty inspections including building code inspections and threshold inspections.  Previously, Al was a Senior Project Manager for construction materials inspection and testing services and a Lead Field Inspector for threshold building inspection.  Al currently is a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 5 Materials and Research Independent Assurance Inspector for Drilled Shafts.  Throughout the years, Mr. Sevcech has been a Laboratory Manager Field Supervisor/Dispatcher, Safety Officer, Training Officer and Radiation Safety Officer for several companies, which required him to be detail-oriented and organized.  Mr. Sevcech is an FDOT approved Instructor for: Asphalt Paving, Asphalt Plant, Earthwork, FDOT Concrete Field Specification, Drilled Shaft, QC Manager, LBR Technician, Qualified Sampler, and Maintenance of Traffic courses.




Tel: (386) 788-9899

5545 Benchmark Lane

  sanford, FL 32773

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george sawaya, p.e.


Mr. Ellzey has over 23 years of experience in the construction related industry.  With his focus on safety, he quickly became well educated on the wide variety of safety aspects of the construction industry.  Jimmy has instructed Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) courses for various Approved Providers since April 2010.  He began his teaching career by becoming a co-instructor for the Intermediate Level Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) course under the direct supervision of the FDOT District Safety Program Administrator.  From there, James went on to begin instructing the Advanced Level of MOT classes, which also included the Refresher portions of both classes.  To expand on Mr. Ellzey’s instruction experience, he has taught numerous additional safety geared courses, such as Loss Prevention, Coaching the Experienced Driver, and a Commercial Mower Safety Class.  James also instructs Forklift Safety Classes.  Jimmy currently performs as the Senior Safety and Health Specialist for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 2. Mr. Ellzey is an FDOT approved Instructor for: all Maintenance of Traffic courses.


jimmy ellzey


Andrew White


r. craig appel