SR 520 Program Director
SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program
Washington State Department of Transportation
600 Stewart Street, Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98101
The Pontoon Construction Project Team created the Project Management Plan and reviewed the attached SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program charter. The charter (Appendix 5) describes the following:
Members of the project team demonstrated their commitment to achieving the program objectives by signing the charter, and have officially initiated the procedures and requirements as described in the Project Management Plan. By endorsing this Project Management Plan, we agree to undertake the duties, responsibilities and directives per Executive Order E 1042.00, dated July 1, 2008.1
Jerry Lenzi, Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Regional Operations
Julie Meredith, SR 520 Program Director
Mike Cotten, SR 520 Design Build Director
Dave Ziegler, Principal Engineer
Dewayne Matlock, Construction Project Engineer
Brenden Clarke, Design Project Engineer
1. See www.wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/1947248A-2F32-47D7-B2A4-8823FBF25B2D/0/1042.pdf
The SR 520 Pontoon Construction Design-Build Project has several unique features that make it different from the way WSDOT traditionally manages construction projects. These unique features present both challenges and opportunities for successful implementation of the project.
At the time of bid opening, the project was the largest bid opening in WSDOT history. Design-Build is an alternative project delivery method for WSDOT and has been used on several WSDOT projects to date. It is also the first project in the United States that has been awarded prior to the completion of NEPA Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision. Additionally, the WSDOT project team will blend teams from different WSDOT regions.
A Project Management Plan (PMP) was prepared in July 2009 for the pre-award phase of the pontoon construction facility and pontoons. Subsequently, the schedule for procurement was accelerated. A request for proposal was issued on August 24, 2009 and the contract was executed on February 12, 2010. This Design-Build Project Management Plan will be implemented for the design-build contract phase of the project and serves as Part 2 of the overall updated PMP.
This Project Management Plan (PMP) will describe the general responsibilities of the Project Team. In addition to the PMP several plans will be developed and implemented to ensure compliance with this PMP as well as State and Federal policy. The specific plans will include processes, flow diagrams, responsibility matrices, organizational charts, and other pertinent information to guide the project staff.
The SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project is a Design-Build (DB) project under the oversight of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program. Kiewit-General (K-G) was selected as the Design-Builder through a competitive design-build procurement process.
The purpose of the Pontoon Construction Design-Build Project is to deliver pontoons needed to replace the existing traffic capacity of the SR 520 Evergreen Point Bridge. The pontoons will be stored in case they are needed for catastrophic failure response, or until they can be incorporated into the proposed Evergreen Point Bridge replacement.
To achieve this purpose, this project will build a new casting basin facility that can accommodate simultaneous construction of multiple pontoons and construct the pontoons needed for the first phase of the proposed bridge replacement. WSDOT intends to maintain the availability of the proposed facility for construction of additional pontoons needed to accommodate foreseeable improvements to the Evergreen Point Bridge.
When the facility is no longer needed to build SR 520 bridge pontoons, WSDOT would maintain the facility while adhering to environmental regulations applicable to the site and facility until decisions are made about the facility's future. Options for the facility include 1) reopen the facility for future unforeseen WSDOT pontoons or other types of construction projects, 2) sell the property with the improvements, or 3) decommission the facility and restore the site to its previous condition before development before selling it. Any future uses of the facility, including decommissioning, will require a new and separate environmental and permitting process with public input.
Deliver high quality pontoons for timely replacement of the SR 520 Floating Bridge employing the highest standards for stewardship of public resources and the environment.
Set the WSDOT standard for managing design-build projects.
We value leading the Project with a commitment that allows for nothing but success. By embracing new ideas, working well with our partners, meeting challenges with enthusiasm, and serving as positive advocates for the project, we will provide the leadership required for exceptional delivery.
We value managing the Project well by clarifying our priorities, defining expectations and directing all efforts toward addressing the most critical issues first. Working hard to determine what must be done to guide potential toward opportunity will provide the focus we need to succeed.
We value the resources entrusted to us. By developing and recognizing our staff, practicing fiscal responsibility, measuring and reporting on performance, delivering what we promise, keeping to a schedule, and communicating with honesty and transparency, we will demonstrate our integrity.
Delivery of the PCP is accomplished by a team assembled specifically for this project. The Team consists of members from the SR520 Program, Olympic Region, and Headquarters.
Project Director B. Dyer WMS4
Design-Build Project Team
A project leadership team has been formed consisting of the Design-Build Director, Principal Engineer, Business Manager, Project Engineers and Assistant Project Engineers to provide project team leadership operating under the following guidelines:
Each member of the leadership team is given responsibility for leadership and management of the functional groups within the project team.
Bob Dyer, Design-Build Director
Dave Ziegler, Principal Engineer
Responsible for the following:
Jon Danks, Business Manager
Responsible for the following:
Brenden Clarke, Design Project Engineer
Christine Lavra, Design Assistant Project Engineer
Responsible for the following:
Dewayne Matlock, Construction Project Engineer
Gaius Sanoy, Construction Assistant Project Engineer
Responsible for the following:
The Business Group (BG) was established to lead and manage all business aspects of the project including budget and cost, risk analysis, schedule tracking and analysis, contractor payment, change management, contract compliance, reporting, and all office administration and document control. The BG will develop performance measures in conjunction with the other managers on the team and report on all job performance on a monthly basis.
Goals within the Business Group include:
Much of what the BG manages and is responsible for is typically considered Office Engineering and/or Project Controls, however, to better describe these functions the following subcategories are used, which for the most part, aligns with staff assignments.
The list below is the anticipated staffing level needed at the peak of the project. Until that workload is reached, duties listed for some of the positions may be combined into fewer positions.
Overall responsibility for all Business functions. Work closely with SR 520 DB Director, Principal Engineer, Design-Builder, 520 Team, Region and HQ to ensure plans and data are managed properly to achieve goals.
Assistant Business Manager
Responsible for the Office Engineering and Management team including contract compliance, office management, documentation, cost, change management, and performance measures.
Responsible for overall change management process including developing estimates, analyzing DB proposals and creating change documents.
Contract Compliance Engineer
Ensure compliance with Project, State, and Federal requirements. Responsible for document control including final records oversight.
Project Controls Engineer
Responsible for scheduling analysis and assist in reporting.
Administrative Assistant/Reporting Engineer
Responsible for developing, preparing and distributing reports and assisting in all administrative matters.
Secretary(s) and Office Assistant(s)
Support entire project team and ensure office and staff follow established procedures including employee orientation and training, accounts payable, office supplies, payroll, mail distribution, vehicle coordination and all other office functions.
The Business Group will establish processes to ensure contract compliance. This includes requirements for the Design-Builder as well as compliance by WSDOT in State and FHWA matters. WSDOT project staff will track required documentation in areas including:
The change management (CM) process will document all changes to the Contract in accordance with project and all standard WSDOT policies and procedures. Changes will include change orders and claims resulting from either the design or construction phases of the Contract.
Information systems used to administer and track changes to the Contract, will include CCIS and project detailed documentation and tracking. Centric Project, an on-line collaboration tool will be used by WSDOT and the Contractor.
The Business Group, in conjunction with the Construction and Design teams, will evaluate change proposals in a collaborative effort with the DB. A final process will be developed that includes: 1) Issue Initiation, 2) Change Management, and 3) Change Order Execution. During Issue Initiation, potential changes are identified, a technical review is completed, change approval is granted, and approval is issued to the Contractor to proceed with the change. The primary methods within change management may include: Request for Information (RFI) Process, Request for Change (RFC) Process, Request for Proposal (RFP) Process, and other processes as defined specifically for design-build projects. Depending on the type of change, Value Engineering Change Proposals (VECP) will be used.
Once change approval has been received Change Management is initiated to document, track, and allow further evaluation prior to assigning a change order number within CCIS. This interim phase is used by the Business Group to detail the development of cost information and negotiations on the value of the change. Once all change approvals have been documented and the value of the change negotiated, the Change Order Phase is used to complete the change order documentation based on the following process: Set up New Change Order in CCIS, Add CO document in project system, Develop CO Checklist, Draft CO Body, Draft Memo to Olympia, Review, Approval, and Execution. Potential and realized changes will be communicated to Program to ensure budget impacts are monitored and addressed. As the project processes are further developed the "WSDOT DB Project Delivery Guidance Statement for Change Orders" will be used. A few key differences from typical Design-Bid-Build projects are:
For issues that cannot be resolved by the change process, Sections 1-09.11 through 1-09.13 of the General Provisions addressing Disputes and Claims will be followed.
The scheduling processes and requirements provide several uses and benefits and enable WSDOT to 1) understand KG's plan to deliver the project within the time allowed, 2) plan WSDOT work force and other resource requirements, 3) advise the public and executive staff of major milestones, and 4) enable the Project Team to actively manage impacts to the Contract. To accomplish these objectives, each month KG submits an update to the Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule, which shows the manner by which KG intends to prosecute the work through physical completion within the specified contract time.
To supplement the "big picture" CPM schedule, KG produces site-specific, 5week and 120-day schedules. The 5-week schedules provide "as-built" dates for the construction activities performed the previous week and a 4- or 5-week look-ahead for activities to be performed. The 120-day schedule gives a detailed four-month look-ahead for construction activities. To actively manage potential impacts to the highly critical schedule, WSDOT office and field staff will closely track and document actual progress and deviations from intended progress. Specifically, field engineers and inspectors will need to document - in the Inspector's Daily Report (IDR) - issues or events
that delay progress toward completion. Office staff will collect and incorporate these deviations in schedule analysis tools to determine the scope of immediate and potential impacts.
A project budget has been developed through a "bottoms-up" estimate and includes the primary ingredients of the DB contract amount, construction engineering, and sales tax. The Pontoon Construction Project budget does not include work outside of actual DB-related scope of work. Those costs not included are related to right of way, preliminary engineering, environmental/ permitting leading up to the record of decision (ROD), sales tax other than for the casting basin, finance costs, risk, and other miscellaneous items.
Costs will be compared to budget on a monthly basis and cost projections will be provided to the program office. Analysis and reports will discuss current and projected costs and monthly cash requirements to assist in bond sales planning.
The Business Group, in conjunction with other team members, will continuously evaluate project risk. A process for evaluation, tracking, and reporting potential risk will be developed and will include tools to assist in analysis of short term and long term impacts.
Providing current information to program staff is critical to ensure risk issues take into account the follow-on phases of construction and not just those events that affect this project.
The Project Team has identified performance measures to assist in evaluating the effectiveness and timeliness of processes, highlighting potential schedule and cost impacts, and documenting Team success. Early awareness of issues will allow the Team to adapt resources and their approach to keep the project on track or take advantage of opportunities for cost and/or schedule savings.
The process is intended to provide sufficient accountability to support monthly payments to the contractor. Progress payments are made monthly based on the contractor's cost loaded schedule. The cutoff date for progress will be 20th of each month.
In order to validate and substantiate the Pay Estimate, WSDOT reviews design progress reports, inspector's reports, the CPM Schedule Update, and materials documentation. The data is sampled to meet at least the minimums set by the Construction Manual and reviewed by Project team specialists with special attention paid to high cost items. Numerous reports provide cost versus budget information to the project staff, program, region, headquarters, FHWA, and others.
Timely and accurate communications of progress, risks, and significant changes and/or events is critical to the success of the project both in terms of efficiency of delivery and in how the public and other stakeholders perceive WSDOT's ability to steward public funds.
Several reports will be developed to provide various levels of detail to different audiences. The primary reports generated by the BG will be the Monthly Progress Report and the Quarterly Executive Report. Other reports will be produced for the project team on a regular basis and special reports will be developed for the purpose of Program and Agency information. Information will be provided to the program to allow for inclusion in overall Program annual and other reports.
The project team will set up the main office in the Puyallup area initially and subsequently in Aberdeen. This will be a co-location with the Design-Builder. Due to the large staff and nature of the contract, an office manual will be developed. This manual will include policies, procedures, and other information that provides direction and guidance to the entire team.
Processes will be developed for items such as Payables, Office Equipment and Supplies, Office Support, Vehicle Use, and other typical office functions.
The project team will develop a filing system that divides the project into logical categories/disciplines. Each folder will be defined by restrictions that are determined by user classification and project characterization. The following are general categories that will be further expanded once project systems are put in place:
Filing systems will include:
This will be the primary file system used by WSDOT with a folder system index created for the storage and organization of files. This index is used for the retention of files and archiving purposes. The basic filing structure will provide documentation in accordance with close out procedures.
The program is used by the Project for the purpose of documentation for those items that are shared. As WSDOT and KG begin collaborating a better understanding of this system will exist and instruction will be provided to the Team as to its use. All Contract documents will be processed and retained in this system.
Closeout will begin early in the life of the project and continue through final payment to the Contractor and end when all State records are completed and in storage. When planning any project it is important to consider what steps are necessary to be taken in the final hours of the project, many years later. The more thought that goes into how files and processes are set-up with closeout in mind the more efficient the team will be in knowing what needs to be done later. Two primary parts to project closeout are closing out the Contract and closing out the Project.
The Contract with Kiewit-General includes specific requirements that assure WSDOT receives a complete project as specified. A closeout checklist will be developed referencing Contract requirements to ensure all needs are met. This includes documentation of many types such as certifications of materials, payments, and many other compliance issues.
Documentation and closeout will be performed in accordance with WSDOT procedures as described in the WSDOT Design Manual M 22-01, Construction Manual M 41-01, and Chapter 1 of the Request for Proposals (RFP).
While working with the Contractor on closing out the entire Contract matters, there is also work on those items that may not include the Contractor. This is especially important when the project staff is separate from a standard PEO office, which will lose most of those knowledgeable in the project documentation prior to the project being closed out.
Final Records are defined in the Construction Manual; however, there are likely items on each project that are slightly different than initially considered at the time the manual was updated. An ever-changing issue is regarding media. For the purposes of record storage, upon completion of a project, records will be grouped into three categories: Archive Records, Permanent Final Records, and Temporary Final Records.
The Design Quality Assurance Manager and staff will provide design documentation in accordance with Sections 22.214.171.124 and 2.31.3 of the RFP and the Design-Builder's approved QMP. The WSDOT Design and Construction Oversight teams will document their reviews in the formats and within the organization of Centric, K-G's document control system.
Construction Records are those records deemed to have historical significance and kept by WSDOT Headquarters (Engineering Records) and are maintained for an indefinite period of time.
Permanent Final Records are kept by WSDOT Headquarters (Engineering Records) for reference and maintained for an indefinite period of time. Permanent Final Records are stored in a series of "Books" (soft binder covers) as follows:
Project records that are not included in Archive or Permanent Final Records are considered Temporary Final Records. Most of these records are kept at the Records Center for a period of three years following the date the FHWA accepts the final payment voucher after which time they may be destroyed. Examples of project records that are considered Temporary Final Records include correspondence, submittals (other than as-builts noted above), owner's meeting minutes, change order supporting documentation, performance reports, finance reports, internal communications, materials documentation, etc.
Exceptions to the three year retention schedule include employee timesheets which must be maintained for six years. These will be kept separate from other records.
Although the majority of the work to prepare the project records for final storage occur during the final months of the project, there are several steps that can be accomplished prior to project completion that help expedite the process. As part of the project documentation and final records planning, project staff will be reviewing its draft plan with program staff to ensure consistency across all SR520 projects. Once the project plan is approved by program the project will communicate final WSDOT records needs with the Design-Builder to allow them to finalize their documentation process in order to provide consistent maintenance and delivery of their required documents.
Some of the specific steps consist of periodically cleaning out email; ensuring that all paper copies are filed in the project records files; identifying and setting aside all records (electronic and paper) associated with any pending litigation (these records must be kept separate from the other project records until litigation is concluded); and storing all final documents in ProjectWise or Centric (not in personal directories).
The last steps in the final records process are boxing, labeling, and transporting the records to the Records Center.
Most of what is typically considered "closeout" by WSDOT are those items contained in "Final Records," but on a mega-project the list goes beyond the paperwork. It is also the project office's responsibility to dispose of surplus materials, cleanout offices, discontinue services, return rented equipment and vehicles, and look for new opportunities for staff.
Closing out a major project will be easiest if procedures are set up early and include inventories and other documentation plans. Those things that you think about when first starting a project must also be thought about at the end. Keep track from day-one and your efforts will be reduced at closeout.
Communication with the general public, elected officials, and key community stakeholders is an essential element to successful delivery of the SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project. The goal of WSDOT communications is to provide accurate, timely, complete, and transparent communication on issues for which it is responsible. Since the SR 520 Program includes many different moving elements, WSDOT strives to provide the public with accurate and consistent information.
WSDOT is the first and best source of information about the agency whether the news is good or bad. WSDOT speaks directly to customers whenever possible. Communications are tailored to individuals and their questions. Communications is a team effort that requires WSDOT and the Design-Builder to effectively deliver messages to the public in order to be successful. Each interaction with the public is treated as an opportunity to enhance our credibility. WSDOT and the Design-Builder staff are ambassadors to the communities in which they live and work. Each has a responsibility to effectively communicate WSDOT programs, projects, and policies to the public.
WSDOT engages in early and ongoing public involvement in order to understand community values so that the program's negative effects can be avoided, minimized, and mitigated. In addition, outreach efforts provide information to help the public understand and provide comments on the program. Effective communications integrated into the SR 520 Program allows WSDOT to better incorporate the public's input into the design of the program.
The Design-Builder and WSDOT will work together to develop and maintain a consistent level of public communication, while encouraging broad public awareness and understanding of the Pontoon Construction Project. WSDOT and the Design-Builder are committed to sharing accurate, open, consistent, clear, concise, and timely information the public. The Design-Builder will work with WSDOT to maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders and government entities.
Developing and disseminating public information for the project requires the integration of resources and labor between WSDOT and the Design-Builder. Joint communications will educate and inform the public, establish expectations, and play a significant role in delivering a successful project.
The Design Builder's public information role includes preparing for and participating in public meetings and open houses; responding to public inquiries and complaints; assisting with media coordination; preparing regular construction updates, press releases, Web updates, and photo and video documentation; and coordinating with the public and regulatory agencies. All external communication will be coordinated with WSDOT.
The Design-Builder will develop and implement a strong communication and outreach strategy. The Design-Builder's Construction Communication Plan defines the Design-Builder's outreach strategy for the project and describes the critical role of communications to the overall success of the project. It describes the Design-Builder's approach to community involvement, public outreach, and environmental justice, including communications goals and objectives, significant communications risks and opportunities, key dates, outreach activities and desired outcomes. This communication plan will be approved by WSDOT and detailed roles and responsibilities between communications staff will be discussed.
The Construction Communication Plan describes the Design-Builder's strategy for communicating and disseminating information, and responding to public inquiries. It includes targeted communications strategies for all external stakeholders that will be affected by the project, and outlines a plan to coordinate with these external stakeholders. The Plan also describes the roles and responsibilities of the Design-Builder's Project Manager and public information staff, and how they interact with WSDOT's project personnel and communications staff.
The Design-Builder will work with WSDOT to develop and maintain clear and open internal communications, consistent with WSDOT's "No Surprises" philosophy. Program management and communications team members need to be kept in the loop of all external issues, especially those that may garner jurisdictional or media attention. WSDOT communications staff will make sure that the appropriate executives, elected officials, and Governor Gregoire's office are made aware of these situations as appropriate.
Communications internal to WSDOT at the executive, regional, SR 520 managerial, and project-level will continue. Task Force meetings will be the primary mode of coordination and cooperation between WSDOT and Design-Builder technical staff. WSDOT and Design-Builder staff will participate in these Task Force meetings to maintain clear and consistent communication. Additional meetings may be needed to maintain regular coordination on all public information goals and activities.
The Design-Builder will provide regular construction updates to WSDOT for use in public information activities; including weekly construction activity reports; weekly schedule updates; monthly progress reports; monthly schedule updates; and quarterly employment goal updates for apprenticeships, training, outreach and coordination with local Indian Nations, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) usage. Updates may be needed more frequently if plans and schedules change.
WSDOT will host a "No Surprises" construction kick-off workshop for key staff before the start of construction. This meeting will discuss WSDOT's "No Surprises" philosophy, communication standards and expectations, long-range communications planning, internal and external communications, emergency protocols and contacts, media protocols, regular construction updates, public outreach events, project access and other issues.
Project information will be shared with employees. All new Design-Builder staff will be made aware of media protocols and public information contacts. This training may be provided jointly with other training for new staff.
The Grays Harbor community has expressed strong support for the Pontoon Construction Project. The Design-Builder will work with WSDOT to develop and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders and government entities. Project communication between the Design-Builder and external stakeholders and government entities will be as established in the Design-Builder's Construction Communications Plan. The Design-Builder will work with WSDOT to implement this plan with the understanding that all external communications shall be coordinated by WSDOT.
In addition to project information, WSDOT looks for opportunities to communicate policy, budget, or other big-picture information about the agency. WSDOT communications staff should ensure consistent agency-wide messages are incorporated into project communications. Consistent and clear messages will be combined with widespread outreach to ensure WSDOT and the Design-Builder keep the public informed about each project component as it develops.
WSDOT and the Design-Builder will engage a variety of audiences through multiple communications strategies. The Design-Builder's communications strategies for external stakeholders are detailed in the Construction Communications Plan.
WSDOT is responsible for communications with media, tribes, and elected officials. Elected officials include state legislators, county commissioners, city mayors and council members, and port commissioners. The Design-Builder may assist with these activities.
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Project communications will focus on the following key questions and concerns:
Positive public perception is vital for the overall success of the project and shall be addressed by the Construction Communications Plan. Effective communications will be implemented as a cooperative effort by both the Design-Builder and WSDOT teams.
The Grays Harbor community supports moving forward with the project. To maintain this support, WSDOT and the Design-Builder will work collaboratively with elected officials and community leaders to fully inform them about the project, manage expectations, and respond to questions and concerns. The public will have opportunities to learn about the progress made on the project, provide comments, and have their questions answered.
WSDOT will ensure consistent messaging between the project and the SR 520 Program.
During the pre-construction phase a consultant team led the major effort to complete environmental discipline studies and documentation including Section 106 and ESA concurrence, leading to the FEIS and a Record of Decision pursuant to NEPA. The consultant team also led development and application for the environmental permits which WSDOT is responsible for obtaining. The consultant staff includes:
Section 8.1.1 of Part 1 also describes the environmental documentation and permitting efforts that began with the preconstruction phase of the project and continued through the design (NTP1) phase of the design-build project.
The SR 520 Environmental Consultant Team (520 Environmental Team) continues to lead the EIS development including ESA and Section 106 documentation, and environmental permitting process for project construction at the Grays Harbor site. The 520 Environmental Team coordinates with K-G's design and environmental permitting sub-consultants throughout the preliminary and final design phase. K-G's role is to provide information and necessary design to support WSDOT's ESA, Section 106, and EIS development, and permit application (JARPA) processes.
Interaction with the Design-Builder continues in the forum of the Environmental Task Force (ETF) meetings and over-the-shoulder (OSR) reviews. Close coordination is needed to ensure that the Environmental team is aware of the most current designs to facilitate their ongoing coordination with federal, State, and local agencies, and tribal governments. The DB Design and Environmental teams support this effort by providing plans and quantities and information on a timely basis to support this coordination.
The DB Design team must also be cognizant of the NEPA, ESA, Section 106, and permitting implications of their design at the earliest possible date. Specific data needs are communicated at the ETF and OSR meetings.During the EIS development and permitting process, the Pontoon Construction Project's Environmental Compliance Manager coordinates closely with the 520 Environmental Team, K-G's environmental subconsultants, and K-G's Environmental Compliance Manager (ECM). WSDOT's Environmental Compliance Manager assists and helps facilitate discussion between K-G and the 520 Environmental Team during ETF meetings.
The Project Team Quality goal is for the Work to conform to project requirements without adverse effect on schedule milestones or budget. The Design-Builder will assume the primary responsibility for the overall quality of the Work under the oversight of WSDOT. The Design-Builder will perform the Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) functions on the project and WSDOT will perform Quality Verification (QV). The Design-Builder will develop and submit a Quality Management Plan (QMP) that will describe how the Design-Builder will provide QA and QC for design and construction of the Project. See Appendix 4 for the design-build Quality Management Plan.
The QMP provides the overall policies, organizational responsibilities, procedures, and the means of ensuring that all items of work are in conformance with the contract. It also describes the review and checks that will be performed on the design for the project components, and the inspection and tests that will be performed on construction materials and workmanship to ensure the overall quality of the constructed project. The QMP describes and defines participant roles; quality review responsibilities and activities; quality requirements for design/construction integration; the specific quality measures and application instructions; and necessary quality control (QC) documentation and verifications to which technical reports, project documents, design drawings, and construction documentation must comply.
WSDOT's oversight role assures the Work, materials and progress comply with the contract requirements. WSDOT oversight will include design document reviews, verification testing and audits of construction activities.
The SR 520 Pontoon Construction Design Oversight team will align with the Design-Builder's team by cooperatively setting up organizations, lines of communication, and agreed-upon procedures.
The first order of business is to organize task forces and assign personnel so that meetings and coordination can begin as soon as possible. WSDOT task force assignments are included in Appendix 2.
Co-location at the earliest opportunity will expedite design team alignment and organization. K-G has elected to co-locate with the State design team in Puyallup for the design phase (NTP 1). The Team will coordinate with the K-G to set up the office as provided in Section 126.96.36.199 of the RFP.
Design quality processes and procedures will be as detailed in Section 2.31.3 of the RFP and K-G's approved Quality Management Plan.
As the project progresses to construction under NTP2, K-G plans to move the colocated office to the Grays Harbor casting facility area. A likely smaller Design Oversight team will continue to support the project. Whether that team will be colocated with the Construction office has not been decided at this time.
The WSDOT Design Oversight team will coordinate and collaborate with K-G's design team to provide review and comment as detailed in Section 2.31.3 of the RFP and the Design-Builder's approved QMP. During the NTP1 phase the WSDOT Construction Oversight team will provide schedule, constructability, and other reviews as needed in coordination with the Design Oversight team. The Design Oversight team will continue their role as the lead for review and comment on design documents through final design during the construction (NTP2) phase of the project.
The Design-Builder's Design Quality Assurance Manager will have overall responsibility for the design portion of the QMP, design audits, and design documentation.
Design quality oversight by the WSDOT Design Oversight team will be exercised within the context of task force coordination, over-the-shoulder reviews, and design quality verification as detailed in Section 2.31.3 of the RFP and KG's approved QMP. Design quality verification will be performed by the WSDOT Design Oversight team in cooperation with the WSDOT Quality Manger.
WSDOT's construction oversight role assures the work, materials, and progress comply with contract requirements. The Construction Oversight team is responsible for oversight of the Design Builder's performance during construction of the project. The WSDOT Construction Oversight functions will include:
The Table of Organization shows the WSDOT Construction Team organization and the Responsibility Matrix assign roles and responsibilities to team members.
The WSDOT construction team (CN) will align with Design-Builder personnel, through partnering, task force participation, attending weekly status meetings and jointly forming the Quality Assurance Team. The CN team will align with the Design Builder counterparts to facilitate timely and clear communications at all levels. The CN team will also participate in task force teams to comment on constructability and/or construction quality related issues. As discussed in the Quality Management Approach section, the CN team will jointly form the Quality Assurance Team with the DB that will address and rectify quality issues. The WSDOT Construction Oversight team will also help develop the Design-Builder's Quality Management Plan through timely reviews and comments.
WSDOT and the Design-Builder will jointly form a Quality Assurance Team. The team meetings will address and rectify issues relating to inspection, substandard material quality, inadequate QA and QC processes that need to be adjusted, test results that are out of tolerance, disparity between QA and QV test data, future quality concerns, and any issues that WSDOT and the Design-Builder may have regarding quality of the project.
The Construction Oversight Team will develop and implement a construction oversight program to ensure that the DB's Quality Management Plan is effective in ensuring the Work meets contract requirements. Activities of construction oversight will include:
Construction Oversight staff will record non conforming findings as NCI's and coordinate remediation with the Design-Builder. WSDOT shall be satisfied that all the Work is being done in accordance with the requirements of the Contract. The Contract and specifications give WSDOT authority over the Work.
The Construction Oversight Team will perform an independent Quality Verification to validate the Design-builder's sampling and testing Quality Assurance program. All verification sampling and testing will be performed by a statistically valid random sampling method using testing methods defined in the WSDOT Construction Manual, the WSDOT Materials Manual, and the contract.
Statistical acceptance using SAM will be used to validate the QA tests. The Design-Builder will be permitted access to SAM for logging in and tracking test results. SAM will produce a statistical analysis of the QA test results and this analysis will be compared against the WSDOT QV test results. The DB Construction QA Manager has the responsibility to implement the QA testing and inspection program and resolves any testing/quality discrepancies. The DB Construction QA Manager also has the authority to stop any and all Work that does not meet the standards, specifications or criteria established for the project.
Statistical Acceptance will be used to collectively evaluate and accept all samples tested within a certain lot for conformance within specifications limits. Statistical Acceptance will allow for materials that have properties that are slightly out of specification to be used with a minor credit without processing a change order or stopping production to resolve the discrepancy. Statistical Acceptance will be used to evaluate hot mix asphalt, aggregate and Portland cement concrete structures.
In addition to QV, WSDOT will perform Independent Assurance that includes an observation of sampling and testing procedures, a review of the qualifications of the tester, and a verification of the testing equipment used to perform acceptance testing activities. The IA will validate both the Design-Builder's QA processes and WSDOT's QV processes. The IA may include auditing of acceptance testing records, observing the tests being performed by the DB's technicians, or taking split samples with the DB on a random basis for verifying the DB's testing equipment. WSDOT will enter findings of all IA observations into the Construction Audit Tracking Systems (CATS). Any deficiency will result in a Non-Conformance Incident. The DB will take corrective action immediately for any noted deficiencies.
The Design-Builder is responsible and required by the contract to ensure that the SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project design and construction activities are compliant with all environmental documentation, permits/ approvals, and commitments. The WSDOT Environmental Compliance Oversight Team's role is to help ensure that these project environmental obligations are met. The Environmental Compliance Oversight Team is responsible for oversight and verification of the Design-Builder's performance in fulfilling their contractual obligations during project design and construction.
WSDOT Environmental Compliance Oversight goals include fulfilling WSDOT's commitment to be a good environmental steward, minimizing negative effects on the built and natural environment, and completing the project with zero noncompliance with environmental permit requirements. Specific goals are to:
In the construction phase the WSDOT Environmental Compliance Oversight staff includes:
The WSDOT Environmental Compliance Oversight Team functions include:
The WSOT Environmental Compliance Manager reports to the WSDOT Assistant Construction PE and coordinates with the Design-Builder's Environmental Compliance Manager (ECM) and Environmental Team. During the pre-construction phase, this position coordinates closely with the WSDOT Assistant Design and Design PE regarding environmental documentation and permitting. Consultants and other organizations or agencies as needed in the development of the project.
The Table of Organization shows the WSDOT Environmental Oversight Team organization and the Responsibility Matrix assign roles and responsibilities for the team's activities.
The WSDOT Environmental Compliance Oversight Team will align with Design-Builder personnel, through partnering, Environmental Task Force Meeting participation, and attending periodic environmental status and pre-construction meetings. The Environmental Compliance Oversight Team will align with the Design-Builder counterparts to facilitate timely and clear communications at all levels. The team will also participate in other project task forces to comment on design/construction environmental issues. The WSDOT Environmental Compliance Oversight Team will also help foster effective implementation of the
Design-Builder's Environmental Compliance Plan (ECP) through timely reviews and comments.
The Environmental Compliance Oversight Team will implement an oversight program to ensure that the Design-Builder's Environmental Compliance Plan is effective and implemented to meet contract requirements. Activities of the program include:
The WSDOT Environmental Compliance Oversight Team will employ some or all of the following tools and strategies:
The Project Team safety goals are to have no recordable or lost time injuries and to sustain a lower than industry average amount of Reportable injuries. The WSDOT SR520 Pontoon project team will participate in the development of the Design-Builder's safety plan to include our roles and responsibilities for overall site safety. WSDOT will participate in the Design-Builder's safety program including attendance at safety meetings. Safety will be a topic discussed at all meetings. The project team is committed to knowing all OSHA safety requirements associated with work activities on the project site and verifying that the requirements are implemented.
WSDOT's highest risks for recordable accidents are due to hearing losses, sprains and strains. The safety group, safety Inspector, and the inspection teams will define the risks and establish protocol and procedures to minimize or eliminate the risks of these and all potential accidents and incidents. The project team will track and record all reportable and recordable accidents, as well as track all near miss incidents. Reportable accidents include all work-related accidents that result in deaths; injuries; illnesses; incidents or near-misses (see the following definition for OSHA Recordable Accident ); and accidents involving a State/third party motor vehicle/vessel, property or equipment. OSHA Recordable Accidents include all work-related deaths and illnesses which result in loss of consciousness, or occupational injuries resulting in restriction of work or motion, transfer to another job, lost workdays, or medical treatment beyond first-aid. The project team will draft job hazard assessment plans that will identify the safety risks and OSHA requirements associated with each work activity. These plans will be implemented and a copy of each plan will be kept on site. (Note: ALL accidents are reportable. OSHA recordable accidents are a subset of reportable accidents.)
After our team co-locates to the new office location with the Design-Build Team, we will establish an office safety group which will include our Site Safety Inspector. The group will develop the Office Emergency and Evacuation Plans and Procedures. The group will also present the monthly safety topics, communicate the emergency and evacuation plans and procedures, and monitor and report on general office safety. The Site Safety Inspector will draft the Site Access Hazard Assessment Plan and be the single point of contact for all site access for the office staff as well as all visitors to the site. The safety manager will make sure that all office staff and visitors to the construction site are briefed with the up-to-date site safety protocol and Site Access Hazard Assessment Plans.
The SR520 Project Team Safety Inspector will participate in weekly site safety walks with the Design-Builders safety manager and will also participate in a monthly safety walk with the Olympic Region Safety Manager and the Design-Builders Safety Manager. The Project Safety Inspector will give a weekly safety briefing to all WSDOT on site staff as part of the weekly crew meetings. The Project Safety Inspector will also be responsible to track and assist in arranging for staff safety training. Site safety training will include: Confined Space, Site Access, Fall Protection, First Aid, CPR, Hearing Protection, Hazardous materials and storage, and WSDOT monthly safety subjects. A Site Evacuation and Emergency Management plans will be developed as a joint effort between WSDOT Safety Inspector and Design-Builders safety Manager.
As part of the Contract, the Design-Builder is required to develop the following plans related to traffic: a Traffic Management Plan (TMP), a Traffic Incident Management Plan (TIMP) and a Traffic Analysis Report.
All of the proposed improvements to accommodate this project (traffic to and from the site) are contained within the City of Aberdeen right-of-way. Therefore, the City will approve any proposed improvements.
The WSDOT role is to review and comment on the preliminary and final plans. The Design-Builder is also coordinating with WSDOT on the proposed work during weekly Task Force meetings during the design phase. The preliminary design involves improvements to an existing railroad crossing; minor widening at the railroad crossing; and striping and signing revisions on local streets near the site.
Content, submittal and approval requirements for the traffic management plans are detailed in section 2.25 of the RFP. A few points are summarized below, but refer to the RFP for complete specifications regarding maintenance of traffic.
Effective project management includes planning and managing the transition of project staff from one major phase of the project to the next, and ultimately, to other projects. Some project staff may stay with the project from start of planning to finish of construction. Other staff may be part of the project team for specific phases only. Project schedule and budget can be affected if too few or too many staff work on the project at any given time, or if the right skill sets are not available at the right time. Additionally, project team members need reasonable advance notice of changes and transitions that affect them as individuals.
For these reasons, the Pontoon Construction Project Management Team will develop a Transition Plan that will include the following elements:
Planning is necessary to efficiently phase out consultant resources as work force needs diminish. This will be a gradual process that will occur between now and some point (to be determined) before the end of the project. The objective is to phase out our consultant staff in a manner that enables the project to meet current milestones, and provides co-located consultant employees with sufficient opportunities for obtaining employment elsewhere, to the extent possible.
Staff from the SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project Office will transition to the Design-Builder's co-location offices to support the project's preliminary design, final design and construction activities. As the project enters the construction phase, the role of the SR 520 staff will start to diminish until the design is basically complete. Once their role is complete, employees will be transitioned to other offices within the SR 520 Program.
The Olympic Region component of the PCP Team will take the project through Final Completion. As work diminishes towards the end of the project employees will be transitioned to other offices within the Region. Once the project is complete and final records are done the remaining staff will be transitioned back into other Region offices or possibly take on a portion of subsequent SR 520 Pontoon work in the Grays Harbor Casting Facility.
Staff from the Olympic Region and the SR 520 Pontoon Construction Office will join to form a Team to deliver the Pontoon Construction Design-Build Project. The first Phase of the project will be Phase 1 - Preliminary Engineering. This Phase will include the work necessary to support the EIS, ESA and Permitting activities for the project and will begin after Phase 1 Notice to Proceed is given. WSDOT will issue the Phase 1 NTP to begin the Phase 1 scope of Work which consists of the following activities:
Phase 2 will start once upon issuance of the Record of Decision (ROD), if a build alternative is selected as the preferred alternative. Phase 2 consists of all remaining Work not addressed in Phase 1 including final design and construction of the casting facility and pontoons.
When the time comes for staff to transition off the team they will be given sufficient notice (3-6 months) to allow enough time to prepare for their new position and to allow management sufficient time to determine a satisfactory and suitable location for each employee.
As part of the PCP Transition Plan, the respective managers will schedule Employee Interest Interviews to make sure that we have accurate information regarding several things including employee interest in future position type and location. The interview also allows an opportunity to discus transition timing with each employee.
These interest interviews would be held a minimum of 6 months ahead of the expected employee transition date. Information gathered from these interviews will be compiled and used to coordinate with Region Management (OR, NW, SR 520, etc.) to identify opportunities for PCP staff after completing their service on the project.
The Employee Interest Interview information provides an important, but general, overview for each employee. To help communicate more in-depth information regarding each person's knowledge, skills and abilities to prospective managers in a consistent format, employees will be asked to complete a WSDOT Employment Application with the following exceptions:
The Supplemental Information Area can be used to provide additional information about employee interests that they would want a manager to consider.
The PCP Team managers realize our employees are the most valuable resources we have and we are committed to following through with our promise to provide employees with the best opportunities we can. We want to help employees fulfill their short and long-term training and career development plans.
As part of the Project Closure Plan, a process will be developed that will address the things most important to employees as they explore options for their future. During this process, the management team promises to:
We want to keep employees engaged in the current project and ensure that they are ready for new challenges. Employees can share immediate and long-term plans by completing the Employee Interest Survey described above.
The employee's manager will schedule an informal meeting to discuss the employee's responses in the Interest Survey. The outcome of this meeting will be to turn those short and long-term goals into an action plan.
|SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project|
|Brenden||Clarke||P.E.||Design Project Engineer||253-200-3548||253-200-7251||ClarkeB@wsdot.wa.gov|
|Tom||Cushman||Pontoon Field Engineer||253-200-3552||360-480-4312||CushmaT@wsdot.wa.gov|
|David||B.||Davies||Environmental Compliance Manager||253-200-3543||360-970-2816||DavieDa@wsdot.wa.gov|
|David||Davis||P.E.||Quality Verification Lead||253-200-3551||DavisDa@wsdot.wa.gov|
|Bob||Dyer||P.E.||Design Build Assistant Director||253-200-3561||360-480-8301||DyerB@wsdot.wa.gov|
|Andy||Friedrich||Project Controls Engineer||253-200-3555||425-647-6482||FriedAn@
|Brian||Harris||P.E.||Design Engineer -Structural||253-200-3558||206-293-6098||HarrisB@consultant@
|Joe||Irwin||Public Information Officer||360-357-2703||360-507-6521||IrwinJ@wsdot.wa.gov|
|Christine||Lavra||P.E.||Assistant Project Engineer-Design||253-200-3547||253-278-3747||LavraC@wsdot.wa.gov|
|Dewayne||Matlock||P.E.||Construction Project Engineer||253-200-3541||360-584-2170||MatlocD@wsdot.wa.gov|
|Mike||Miner||Assistant Business Manager||253-200-3554||MinerM@wsdot.wa.gov|
|Darcy||Muehlbauer||P.E.||Design Engineer -Civil||253-200-3556||MuehlbD@wsdot.wa.gov|
|Iryna||Nath||Contract Compliance Engineer||253-200-3553||NathI@wsdot.wa.gov|
|Gaius||Sanoy||P.E.||Assistant Project Engineer-Construction||253-200-3542||360-507-3922||SanoyG@wsdot.wa.gov|
Pontoon Construction Project
SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program
Washington State Department of Transportation
5620 - 112th St. East | Suite 226 | Puyallup, WA 98373
MS - NP40
Main Phone: 253-200-3540
Misc Other Phone Information:
WSDOT Conf Line
Conf Room 1
Conf Room 2
Pontoon Construction Project Team Design Group Responsibility Matrix
This PMP adopts the following project specific plans and manuals by reference. These are living documents that will be updated as needed during the project.
SR 520 Pontoon Construction Design-Build Project, Design Quality Management Plan. Puyallup: Kiewit-General, A Joint Venture, 2010. 18.02_Approved QMP
SR 520 Pontoon Construction Project, Office Handbook, Puyallup: WSDOT, 2010.
|"To deliver the SR-520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, to improve corridor safety and regional mobility, while incorporating community values and enhancing the environment - all within adopted schedule and budget."|
|"To be recognized by the public for delivering an innovative and environmentally sensitive transportation corridor, considering the needs and desires of the communities and the region which it serves."|
- Improve Safety and Reliability -
- Avoid, Minimize and/or Mitigate the Project Effects on Neighborhoods and the Environment -
- Employ Efficient and Cost Effective Delivery Practices -
- Capitalize on Funding Opportunities -
- Deliver a Quality Program with in the Agreed Schedule and Budget -
- Be Ready to Implement Actions Necessary Following a Catastrophic Seismic or Weather-Related Failure -
We understand and respect the trust given to us to always act in the public's best interest
We take strategic risks to add value and achieve our goals and objectives
We inform leadership sufficiently regarding the risks we take
We strive to meet or exceed our client's expectations
We make, and keep, commitments to the public and our team
We demonstrate leadership at all levels
We are accountable, take ownership, communicate and deliver
We succeed by working with a common vision and understanding of roles & responsibilities
We consider mistakes as lessons-learned on the path to improvement
We proactively consider creative options and identify solutions
We resolve issues at the lowest appropriate levels
We communicate in a fair, open, professional and honest manner to build trust
We promote positive public relations, external & internal communications
We create opportunities for mutual benefit and team development
We take pride in the program's accomplishments and the team's successes
We seize opportunities to develop individuals
We strive to create a positive and enjoyable work environment - have fun!