Construction Oversight Program

Construction Oversight Program (COP)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Perform Project Reviews with Local Agency Staff and their Construction Management Consultants
    • Not auditors, but measure FHWA compliance
    • Issue Findings
  • Resource for Local Agency Questions / Issues
    • Can review Change Orders (COs) for quality and participation
  • Issues Guidance on Current Issues as Necessary
    • Publishes Office Bulletins, COINS on DLA website
  • Conducts Training
    • RE Academy, Federal-Aid Series, Individual Agency / Regional Agency Training
  • Assists District Local Assistance Engineers

COE Team

Construction Oversight Engineer

Phone number

 Seree Yenjai, Program Manager (acting), D7 (916)205-9908

Girmay Beyene, D4 & D10 (both north half) 


Blas Martinez, D1, D2, D3


Patrick Dussell, D4(south half), D5 (916)202-9216
Michael Ramos,  D6, D10(south half) (279)234-6832
Muhammad Rahman D8, D9 (279)599-4025
Chad Yang, D11, D12 (916)205-8639

Frank Cao,  Data Reporting



Types of COE Reviews


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Buy America

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Buy America Preference for Local Agency Administered Projects off the State highway system

Office Bulletins, COINS, Blogs

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