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 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. 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 a FDOT approved instructor for all Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) courses and CTQP classes, Earthwork and FDOT Concrete Field Specification.
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 bene 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 a FDOT approved instructor for: Asphalt Paving, Asphalt Plant, Earthwork, Concrete Field Specification, Drilled Shaft, QC Manager, LBR Technician, Qualified Sampler, and Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) courses.