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ACTT Workshop: Tennessee
April 6-8, 2004, Knoxville, Tennessee

Appendix B (continued): Skill Set Reporting Forms

Construction, Materials, Accelerated Testing, Constructibility

IDEA (Short Name) IDEA (Detailed Description) Implementation Details (Barriers, Skill Set Coordination, etc.)
Preconstruction and Utilities
  1. Accelerate utility relocation by authorizing in advance of construction *
  2. Accelerate permit process
  3. Railroads double shifts
  4. Partial opening of I-40
  5. Co-location of offices for field inspection coordination
  6. Coordinate construction of other facilities
  7. Suggest (not mandatory) material storage near railroad and port
  8. Identify all work on the critical path that can be done in advance of closing I-40 (i.e., ramps, foundations)
  1. Usage of SUE procedures to minimize delays.
  2. Coordination time and in-house resources are barriers.
  3. Coordination with railroads to prevent delay is a barrier.
  4. Assumption that I-640 can handle the deferred traffic is a barrier. Worker safety is another barrier.
  5. No barriers.
  6. This needs to be coordinated with traffic.
  7. No barriers.
  8. Develop critical path.
  1. Use of high early strength concrete
  2. VECP
  3. Non-destructive testing (maturity meters)
  1. Need to make sure that it is necessary (justify the additional cost).
  2. No barriers because this is a standard special provision of the contract.
  3. Specification change and (for maturity meter, increased production monitoring) are barriers.
  1. Adjust span lengths to avoid existing foundations, and install spread footings and/or pin pile foundation under the JWP before demolition.*
  2. Use of precast pier caps, bent caps, and post-tensioned/precast columns
  3. Use of continuous pours for deck slabs on prestressed beams
  4. Greater cover in lieu of epoxy coated rebars to avoid painting holidays and speed construction
  5. Use of high early strength concrete, particularly for deck slabs
  6. Preassemble structural steel in sections and launch or lift into place
  7. What needs to be done to coordinate the movement of cranes and overweight specialty equipment across pavement and bridges during construction
  1. Confirm that foundations will be spread footings and/or piles.
  2. Needs to be investigated and developed if approved.
  3. No barriers.
  4. Philosophy changes.
  5. Philosophy changes.
  6. No barriers.
  7. Coordinate and approve.
  1. Alternative Pavement:
    • Usage of long-life pavement
    • Noise reduction
    • Service life
  2. Use same structure for shoulder and pavement
  3. Use of alternative pavement in the bidding process
  1. Cost factor would be a barrier on using pavement with longer life. How much pavement can be stacked on top of other pavement is another issue.
  2. Cost is only barrier.
  3. Establishing the contract document in bidding is the barrier.
Contract Administration
  1. Let contract early before I-40 closure for prep time
    • Specify shop draw approval time limitation
  2. Use of one contract instead of breaking down
  3. Work multiple shifts
  4. Develop overall schedule (CPM) for all included commitments, not just job schedule *
  5. Use of incentives/disincentives, A + B,* warranty
  6. Construction management coordination of all contracts
    • Issues resolution
  7. Contractor quality control process
    • Rating contractor performance
  8. Establish dispute resolution board
  9. Include price adjustment clause
  1. Paying of a premium and stockpile payment are barriers.
    • Specification of development is another barrier.
  2. The barriers are funding, project delivery, and time.
  3. Local ordinances (noise restrictions, etc.) need to be checked. Coordinate with city and county.
  4. In-house resources are needed.
  5. Bonding companies for the warranty can be a barrier.
  6. Coordination is needed.
  7. Establishment of a new process is the barrier. Change partnering specification is another barrier.
  8. New process that has to be developed and established.
  9. Establish indexes for steel and write specification.

* = items of increased emphasis areas

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