Civil Engineering Division

Engineering Director

James R. Hagerman, P.E.
jhagerman@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 480
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901

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Thomas V. Clabo, P.E.
Chief 
Civil Engineer
tclabo@knoxvilletn.gov
865-215-6100
Fax:  865-215-6109

3131 Morris Avenue
Knoxville TN 37909 


The Civil Engineering Division is responsible for:

Preparing and managing City Engineering contracts for Capital Improvements Projects and other municipal construction endeavors.

∙ Conducting regular inspections and maintenance of city infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, bridges, drainage facilities and greenways.)

∙ Preparing miscellaneous survey and design projects to support other city departments.

∙ Coordinating of ROW permits and street cuts.

∙ Maintaining standard specifications and details for use on city contracts and other projects.

∙ Working with neighborhood groups, City Council, TDOT and other local and state agencies.

∙ Developing and maintaining a survey control network to ensure a consistent coordinate system throughout the City, and publishes survey control data for use by KGIS, surveyors, engineers, developers and other interested parties.


The Civil Engineering Division may be contacted at 865-215-6100.  Non-emergency requests may be faxed to 865-215-6109 or sent to tclabo@knoxvilletn.govAfter normal business hours (8 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday,) please contact Police Dispatch at 865-215-4010 for emergency calls.

All construction work within public right-of-way must meet or exceed the City of Knoxville Standard Details and Technical Specifications

The Civil Engineering Division also monitors and inspects any utility work within the public right-of-way through City ROW Construction Permits (or also called street cut permits) and Temporary Traffic Control Permits. 

The Civil Engineering Division conducts surveys for city projects and maintains a growing network of 3D survey control points. The network is based on the Tennessee Coordinate System of 1983 (the same grid system used by KGIS) to allow engineers, surveyors and developers to perform accurate surveys that match city grid coordinates and elevations. The network is tied to the Tennessee Geodetic Reference Network (TGRN,) 2007 Readjustment.

 Miscellaneous websites:

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)
Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
Stormwater Engineering (Land Development Manual, BMP Manual)
Traffic Engineering (Traffic Investigations, Traffic Counts)