Construction & Project Management

Our firm has a very successful track record of managing transit construction projects including design/bid/build, design/build, and design/build/operate/maintain projects, for new transit systems, new line extensions, and upgrade/state of good repair projects.  We provide resident engineers, field inspectors, construction managers, project controls, project administration, scheduling, change order management, and cost estimation services.  The experience of our staff includes design, construction and operational experience, and covers all transit subsystems and disciplines including, Communications, Signals, Street Traffic Controllers, Overhead Contact Systems, Power Rail/Third Rail/Contact Rail, Traction Power Substations, Systemwide Electrical & Ductbanks, Ticket Vending Equipment/Automated Fare Collection, Computer Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), Stations and Station equipment, Parking, Maintenance/Control Facilities, Trackwork/Guideways and Vehicles.  This experience makes our construction and implementation of transit systems better, because we understand all subsystems, and the interfaces between subsystems.  Our process and experience includes:

  • Construction Management Planning
  • Contract Implementation Planning
  • Contract Administration
  • Scheduling
  • Safety Management, Monitoring Contractor Safety
  • Quality Management, Quality Control Plan
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Non-Conformance Resolution
  • Project Controls, Payment Processing, Change Order Managment
  • Document Control
  • Progress Meetings & Documentation
  • Design Reviews
  • Submittal Reviews
  • Inspection Reports (Progress & Closeout)
  • Construction Photographs (Progress & Closeout)
  • Code Compliance (NFPA 130, 72/1221, 70, MUTCD, FRA, AREMA, AAR, EIA/TIA, other national, federal, state & local standards, FTA/APTA guidelines)
  • Solving Design & Construction Problems/Issues
  • Conducting and Tracking Walkthroughs/Inspections
  • Punchlist Preparation & Tracking
  • Contractor Acceptance Testing
  • Coordination with Contractors
  • Integration Testing
  • Systems Integration Testing
  • Central Control Software Testing & Tracking Completion
  • Agency Master Schedule
  • Contractor Schedule Conformance, Schedule Submittal Reviews
  • As-Built Schedule Evaluations
  • Weekly Progress Meetings/Documentation
  • Project Progress Inspections, Photograph Documentation of Project Status
  • Time Impact Submittal Evaluations
  • Evaluation of Delay Claims by Contractors
  • Contractor Material Testing for Concrete, Asphalt, and Other Materials
  • Review of Contractor Test Plans, Test Procedures/Test Sheet Submittals
  • Contractor Acceptance Testing – Witnessing/Evaluating
  • Transit Subsystem Interface definition matrix
  • Subsystem contract interfaces and riser diagrams, emergency power interfaces
  • Signals, Communications, Central Control Hardware and Software Integration with standard operating procedures and training
  • Interface definition between the guideway/train and power distribution, signals, communications
  • Determination of Vehicle Dynamic Envelopes, interfaces with guideway and stations
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Control Plan
  • Material Acceptance
  • Inspections, Contract Conformance
  • Non-Conformance Documentation and Tracking Resolution
  • Maintenance of Configuration Control
  • Monitoring As-Builts by Contractors
  • Quality Audits – of Contractors
  • Contractor Submittals Reviews
  • Design Reviews prior to Construction
  • Design Constructability Reviews prior to Construction
  • Construction Document Control
  • Electronic Distribution of Current Drawings
  • Contractor Preliminary and Final Design Reviews, Design Submittal Review
  • Contractor Shop Drawing Submittal Reviews
  • Inspections for Drawing Installation Conformance
  • Monitoring Status of Field Office As-Built by Contractor
  • As-Built Drawing Redline Submittal Reviews
  • Operations & Maintenance Manual Design/Shop Drawing Submittal Review
  • Preparation of Designs/Specifications & Estimates for Construction
  • Value Engineering, Alternatives Analysis
  • Independent Cost Estimates (ICE) for Proposed Design Changes
  • Evaluation of Contractor Progress Payment Requests
  • Evaluation of Contractor Change Order Pricing Proposals
  • Evaluation of Contractor Certified Payroll Records, Proposed Rates in Requests
  • Representing the Owner/Agency in Negotiation of Cost Proposals with Contractors
  • Evaluation of Contractor Requests
  • Owner Initiated Changes
  • Preparation of Change Order Documents
  • Scope of Work, Independent Cost Estimates, Justification
  • Transit Subsystem Interface definition matrix
  • Subsystem contract interfaces and riser diagrams, emergency power interfaces
  • Signals, Communications, Central Control Hardware and Software Integration with standard operating procedures and training
  • Interface definition between the guideway/train and power distribution, signals, communications
  • Determination of Vehicle Dynamic Envelopes, interfaces with guideway and stations
  • Design Reviews prior to Construction
  • Design Constructability Reviews prior to Construction
  • Implementation of Approved Processes for Contract Administration, Documentation, Records Management, Configuration Management, Change Control and Contract Conformance
  • Implementation of FTA Best Practices
  • Weekly Progress Meetings/Documentation
  • Project Progress Inspections, Photograph Documentation
  • Schedule Conformance, Schedule Submittal Reviews
  • As-Built Schedule Evaluations
  • Specification and Drawing Conformance
  • Time Impact Submittal Evaluations
  • Change Order Evaluation and Resolution
  • Differing Site Conditions – Documenting
  • Undisclosed Utilities – Documenting
  • Evaluation of Mitigation Measures, Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Operations/Maintenance Training, Safety Certification Coordination
  • Emergency Responder Training
  • Project Closeout Binders, Transition to Operations/Maintenance
  • Review of Test Report, Operations & Maintenance Manual, As-Built Submittals
  • Conducting and Tracking Final Walkthroughs/Inspections
  • Punchlist Preparation & Tracking
  • Contractor Acceptance Testing Closeout/Tracking
  • Coordination with Safety Certification/Verification Process, Completion of Construction/Testing Items
  • Non-Conformance Resolution
  • Change Order Negotiation and Closeout

Contract Administration Closeout and Final Payment Processing