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Civil Engineering Consultants Construction Engineering Consultants

Hal Deatherage, PhD, PE Civil Engineering
David Chapman, PhD, PE Civil Engineering
610 S. Gay St.
Knoxville TN 37902
phone: 865-566-0309
Construction Engineering Consultants (CEC) is a corporation formed by individuals who are passionate about the study of the arts and sciences related to engineering and construction practices. They seek to provide a variety of advisory services to clients in need of design, construction and engineering knowledge and expertise in order to prevent, solve, and investigate problems and create enduring collaborative relationships with their clients.

With a client base including several ENR Top 400 Construction firms, CEC provides services which will assist you in getting the results you want and need during and after highway and building construction planning and completion.

Consulting Services:
  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural Testing
  • Temporary Structures Design
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Construction Project Scheduling
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Erosion Control Design and Inspections
  • Construction and General Industry Safety
  • Post Blast Inspections
  • Value Engineering
  • Hal Deatherage Civil Engineering Expert PhotoJames (Hal) Deatherage, PhD, PE Civil Engineering, has been a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer since 1973. He attained his BS degree from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1965 in Geophysics (Rock Mechanics). A year later he attained his MS degree in Structural Engineering. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering in 1987.

    For the next 20 years, Dr. Deatherage was responsible for the Construction Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Tennessee. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Deatherage was an Associate Director in the Transportation Research Center and an Associate Director for the Construction Industry Research and Policy Center.

    Dr. Deatherage spent many years as Principal in a Consulting Firm specializing in engineering and architectural services. He then served as President and Chief Operating Officer of a regional construction firm specializing in design-build services. Dr. Deatherage is currently a Professor Emeritus in Civil Engineering and Partner in Construction Engineering Consultants. His areas of consulting expertise include:
    • Design
    • Safety
    • Construction Productivity
    • Construction Claims
  • Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Maintenance
  • Construction Quality
  • Structural Issues
  • David Chapman Civil Engineering Expert PhotoDavid Chapman, PhD, PE Civil Engineering, earned a Master’s of Science of Civil Engineering with Construction Engineering Concentration, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering with Construction Engineering Concentration.

    Dr. Chapman has taught construction related courses at the graduate and undergraduate level at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Chapman has been involved with several TDOT (Tennessee Department of Transportation) sponsored research projects. Most recently Dr. Chapman managed the research efforts concerning the Massman Dr. Bridge in Nashville, TN.

    Since 2005, Dr. Chapman has created and / or maintained CPM schedules for approximately $550 million worth of highway and heavy civil construction projects. His primary contribution to Construction Engineering Consultants is creating and maintaining schedules for highway construction type projects, forensic scheduling and engineering related to litigation support services. Dr. Chapman's areas of expertise are as follows:
    • Project Scheduling
    • Forensic Scheduling
    • Structural Engineering
  • Property and Casualty Loss Investigations
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Management
  • View CEC's Expert Witness Profile.