Construction Review LaVon M Marshall Greenfield District Utility/RR
Construction Review LaVon M Marshall Greenfield District Utility/RR Engineer, INDOT June 11, 2015 Construction Review Constructability Review Process Utility Certification, Special Provisions, Utility Listing and Plans Post Letting Expectations
Mis-location, Mis-relocation and Missed Coordination Risk Management Construction Review Reviews performed several times during a project Involve construction personnel, maintenance personnel, project manager, designer and real estate if necessary. Walk the project, identify manholes, take down pole numbers, contact city EMS
Constructability Review Process Constructability Review Constructability Review Process Constructability Review Process Summary Well executed review included in process from beginning to letting
Aids in developing: Improved total quality of construction documents Lower change order costs Less delay/claims Higher quality end product Potential Benefits to Utilities/INDOT Simpler, cost effective relocations
Eliminate need to relocate Building trust and better relationships between parties Special Provisions Utility Special Provision, 107-R-169. The purpose of the utility special provision is to provide guidance to the contractor for any specific requirements regarding utilities. The utility special provision will be a self sustaining document and will not refer to other documents such as work plans to provide guidance to the contractor. The utilities that have facilities in conflict with the project shall be listed before those utilities that do not have facilities in conflict with the project. The utility special provision
will address every utility in the area of the project. And for each utility listed the utility coordinator must address the following items. Special Provisions (2) The name of the utility, type of facility and that they are in the area of the project. The name of the person to contact at the utility for any questions regarding the utility work, their telephone number and email address. A statement the utility facilities are not in
conflict with the project and do not need to be relocated or the utility facilities are in conflict with the project and they do need to be relocated. A statement declaring how long it will take for the utility to complete their work once all prerequisites are completed. Special Provisions (3) Identify any prerequisites required by the utility to be fulfilled by INDOT prior to starting their work such as
all right of way must be acquired. Identify any prerequisites required by the utility to be fulfilled by the Contractor prior to starting their relocation work such as staking of the right of way. Identify any requirements to be completed by other utilities prior to starting their relocation work such as the lines of Wabash Communication must be removed before the power poles can be removed. Identify any other requirements necessary to be completed prior to the utility being able to start their work. Contract Documents Special Provisions (107-R-169) NO Will adjust before construction NO contractor to coordinate with utility Has R/W been cleared and staked prior to
letting to allow for relocation? Are all utilities accounted for? Items that contractor needs to complete prior to utility relocation stated? Does the 107-R-169 and work plan convey the same message? Contract Documents Work Plans Have utilities received Approved Work Plan letter FTRelocPlanDuke0000000forContractService s Even if No Involvement - Work Plan is needed
Signed by Utility, Utility Coordinator and Project Manager Utility Certification Separate form from Special Provision FHWA requirement Dates of executed agreements and permits Utility Listing on 2nd page of plans Contract Documents
EXAMPLE SPECIAL PROVISION Post-Letting Utility Coordination Shop Drawings Example: Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Retaining Walls and wing walls on
structures Vendor Systems vary. What is shown in the plans is typically less than what is submitted in Shop Drawings! Lengths and Elevations of Leveling Pads vary slightly from plans. Can effect Underground Utilities. Geotech Reports will approximate sizes of footings and state if footings are Post-Letting Utility Coordination Post-Letting Utility Coordination
Discuss during field checks/constructablility reviews sizes and depths of footings. Address footing sizes at preconstruction conference, especially if utilities are under the structure. Half steel or conduits placed to protect the utility Post-letting Utility Coordination Coordinator stays on point
Advises CN and PM of all utility activities Manages schedule Postponed Project notification Issue permit addendum for change in cost Issue permit addendum for change in work Issue letter work complete Issue letter request final bill
Post Letting Utility Coordination Attend the Preconstruction Conference Invite Utilities to preconstruction conference Discuss any Unique provisions in contract
UC to present Gantt chart and proposed utility work schedule Discuss R/W staking and clearing Contractor to issue 15 day good faith notice UC to be copied Post Letting Utility Coordination Contractor to issue 3 day notice on clearing UC to be copied UC to issue NTP to utilities once all items on work plan have been completed such that the utility may start
UC to monitor and coordinate the construction schedules of the utilities. UC to attend all progress meetings and be proactive on all utility and/or contractor requests Original Utility Location in Error We all depend on each other and each others actions and decisions no matter how small
Verification of existing facilities Maintenance, Citizens, Developments Scoping Survey 811 Design Utilities, Coordinators, Construction, Real Estate Depends on accuracy of installation and tracer wire In time.these issues will get less Acceptable Error in
Relocation Utilities Relocate for Project or found not where they thought they would be Utility places their facility in location not as stated in work plan Location not in conflict with project, UAP or other relocations Probably just leave in place Location in conflict with project Discuss with project team on pros/cons, INDOT cost vs. delays to contract
Location in conflict with UAP Consider safety and degree of conflict If acceptable - request a policy exception If not acceptable - relocate Acceptable Error in Relocation Location in conflict with other utilities Does it jeopardize schedule if reshuffle the other utilities Is it possible to reshuffle other utility relocation Do you now violate clearances
Error in Coordination As a whole we are doing much better IF the utility is where they are supposed to be per the work plan INDOT has to reimburse cost to relocate if necessary Pros/cons on cost vs. contractor delays This is NOT true on LPA projects, main complaint from utility companies IF the utility is NOT where they are supposed
to be per the work plan Utility responsible for cost Pros/cons on cost vs. contractor delays Risk Management Degree of Risk Big or small Storm sewer right of way restrictions trees allowable encroachments other utilities crossings or longitudinal How should it be handled?? Contractor oversight - Coordinator
oversight Construction oversight References For More Information IC 8-23-2-6 FHWA 23 CFR 645, Subpart A
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