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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
|Subject:||INFORMATION: Construction Program Management and Inspection Guide and Workshops||Date:||July 29, 2004|
|From:||(Original Signed by Dwight A. Horne for)
King W. Gee
Associate Administrator for Infrastructure
|To:||Directors of Field Services
Resource Center Managers
Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers
The FHWA's role in construction program management has continued to change over the years. Our evolving Federal/State relationship, as well as legislative changes and increased program size, have redefined the processes and procedures the FHWA uses to manage and oversee the Federal-aid construction program. The FHWA must continue to meet its responsibility for providing construction oversight and program accountability, while also providing leadership and value-added support in delivering new technology and improvements to enhance the program.
This year the Office of Infrastructure has undertaken several initiatives to facilitate FHWA's construction stewardship and oversight activities. Attached, please find two copies of the "Construction Program Management and Inspection Guide." This guide was developed based on recommendations from the Construction Quality and Improvement Team, and is intended to be a technical resource to assist the field engineers in the management and oversight of the construction program, with an emphasis on construction field inspection techniques.
To supplement the guide, we have also established a team comprised of Headquarters and field personnel to facilitate a short workshop to field offices upon request (see attached list of team members). The workshop is intended to be a refresher for veteran employees while providing newer employees with the technical elements and details for performing effective construction oversight. The workshops will be targeted primarily at our FHWA field engineering staff, but involvement by our State partners and other relevant stakeholders is highly encouraged. These workshops will be available in the fall of 2004 and the goal is to deliver at least one workshop to every Division within the next few years.
For additional copies of the guide contact Ken Jacoby at (202) 366-6503. For more information about the workshops, contact Jeff Lewis at (916) 498-5035 or Rob Elliott at (404) 562-3941.
|*Jeff Lewis||Field Operations Engineer||California Division|
|*Rob Elliott||Construction and Project Management Service Team Leader||NRC - Atlanta|
|Andy Blalock||Special Programs Manager||Ohio Division|
|Jerry Blanding||Innovative Contracting Engineer||NRC - Baltimore|
|Michelle Daigle||Area Engineer||Massachusetts Division|
|Bill Farr||Program Operations Manager||Louisiana Division|
|Celso Gatchalian||Construction Management Engineer||Office of Asset Management|
|Bren George||Operations Engineer||California Division|
|Stan Graczyk||Project Development Team Leader||Minnesota Division|
|Gene Hoelker||Construction/Contract Admin Engineer||NRC - Olympia Fields|
|Ken Jacoby||Construction Quality Management Engineer||Office of Asset Management|
|George Jones||Project Manager - New Miss. River Bridge||Illinois Division|
|Jerry Jones||Construction/Contract Administration Engineer||NRC - Atlanta|
|Joe Jurasic||Construction/Transportation Engineer||Iowa Division|
|Dan Montag||Construction/Materials Engineer||Delaware Division|
|Chris Newman||Systems Preservation Engineer||Office of Asset Management|
|Cathy Nicholas||Construction/Materials Engineer||Washington Division|
|Lee Potter||Pavement/Structures Engineer||Wyoming Division|
|Mike Praul||Construction/Materials Engineer||Maine Division|
|John Steele||Region 4 Engineer||Tennessee Division|
|Jim Sorenson||Const./System Preser. Team Leader||Office of Asset Management|
|MaryLou Masko||Construction and Contract Administration Engineer||National Resource Center|
|Douglas Townes||Construction and Contract Administration Engineer||National Resource Center|
* Co-Team Leaders