SAM-Construction Services announced that Brett Smith has joined the firm as vice president. With 16 years of project management experience in the transportation sector, Smith will have a leadership role in business development to help expand the company's construction phase services nationally.

Smith has spent the last decade performing project management for tolling authorities and has held management positions for some of the largest toll road projects in Texas, including the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Dallas. His transportation and construction engineering experience includes program administration of large design-build and design-bid-build projects. He also has extensive expertise with facilities maintenance, quality acceptance and quality control, utility coordination and project controls and scheduling for assignments of varying size and complexity.

With SAM-CS, Smith will manage the company's service programs for transportation, electric transmission, oil and gas, and water/wastewater projects in northern Texas. His responsibilities will incorporate construction engineering and inspection, contract administration, implementation of QA/QC programs and development of construction/materials quality manuals and specifications. Additionally, he will have a lead role in developing LiDAR-based data collection applications and other state-of-the-art technologies for construction phase projects.