Construction and Materials

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The ADOT Construction and Materials Group monitors and implements statewide construction policies and procedures that continually improve project cost effectiveness and quality. The Construction and Materials Group includes the following departments:

Construction and Materials Group Administration

Person Position Phone
Julie Kliewer, PhD, PE State Construction and Materials Engineer 602.712.7323
Jesus Sandoval-Gil, PhD. PE Assistant State Construction Engineer 602.712.2592
Paul Burch, PE Assistant State Materials Engineer 602.712.7231
Connie Rivas Administrative Service Officer 602.712.7324
Yvonne Knight Administrative Assistant III 602.712.4850
Jacqueline Hostetler Administrative Assistant II 602.712.7398 
Karen Stallings Consultant Contract Administrator 602.712.7145
Craig Wilson Transportation Engineering Specialist 602.712.7974 

Value and Quality Assurance

Person Position Phone
Jesus Sandoval-Gil, PhD, PE Assistant State Construction Engineer 602.712.2592
David Casselbury, RLA Statewide Landscape Architect 602.602.1802
Robert Pankonin, RLA Landscape Architect (Consultant) 602.648.2338
Rod Stanger, RLA  Landscape Architect (Consultant) 602.881.8133 
Rehnuma Rahman, PE Materials Quality Assurance Engineer 602.712.7382
Rudy Pongos Sample Check List / Proficiency Sample 602.712.7763
Vacant Lab Inspection 602.712.7354
Ted Turner Department Radiation Safety Officer/ Annex 602.712.7741
Librado Ramirez (Lalo) Annex Lead Technician  602.712.7741 
Andre Celaya Annex Technician 602.712.7741
Frank Aranas Central Lab Calibration 602.541.8105
Pedram Shafieian, PhD, PE Construction Quality Assurance Engineer 602.712.8166
Guy Skirpan Independent Reviewer 602.206.0447
Paul Duran Independent Reviewer 602.316.2207
Don Taylor Independent Reviewer 602.768.4411

Field Reports

Person Position Phone
Charlene Neish Field Reports Manager 602.712.7321
John Ponce Front Desk 602.712.7301
Bev Swartz Subcontracts 602.712.7346
Irene Del Castillo Project Finals Specialist Supervisor 602.712.7299
Shawn McDougal Finals Specialist 602.712.7206
Ladd Bouts Finals Specialist 602.712.7298
Estella Robinson Labor Compliance Supervisor 602.712.8916
Debra Bowie Labor Compliance 602.712.7297
Raquel Llanez  Labor Compliance 602.712.6241

Materials Testing

Person Position Phone
Paul Burch PE Assistant State Materials Engineer 602.712.7231
Michael Rigby PE Concrete Engineer 602.712.3542
Dharminder Sharma PE, LEED AP Bituminous Engineer 602.712.8041
Dan Anderson Mix Design & Binder Lab Supervisor 602.712.7289
Vacant Soils & Aggregate Lab Supervisor 602.712.8084
Shane Little Structural Materials Lab Supervisor  602.712.6573
Nye McCarty, PE Flagstaff Regional Material Engineer 928.779.7522 
Murari Pradhan, PE Phoenix  Regional Material Engineer 602.712.6574 
Jessica Banner, PE Prescott Regional Material Engineer 928.777.5899 
Sardar Chalabe, PE Tucson Regional Material Engineer 520.388.4276 

For all Construction Project inquiries, please call 602.712.7856.


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