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NCDOT Project Delivery Improvement Recommendations. Prepared for: North Carolina General Assembly July 3, 2007. Introduction. Tom Barry Senior Vice President PBS&J Southeast Regional Transportation Manager Former Florida DOT Secretary Held a wide variety of FDOT positions including:

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ncdot project delivery improvement recommendations

NCDOT Project Delivery Improvement Recommendations

Prepared for:North Carolina General AssemblyJuly 3, 2007

introduction
Introduction
  • Tom Barry
    • Senior Vice President PBS&J

Southeast Regional Transportation Manager

    • Former Florida DOT Secretary
    • Held a wide variety of FDOT positions including:
      • Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration
      • Secretary and Director of Production: District Five
    • Professional Engineer

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Introduction
  • Gene Conti
    • Vice President PBS&J

Mid South District Director

    • Former Chief Deputy Secretary

North Carolina DOT

    • Held transportation related positions:
      • Assistant Secretary Transportation Policy USDOT
      • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs USDOT
      • Secretary Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

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NCDOT Project DeliveryImprovement Recommendations
  • 12-week study focusing on NCDOT’s TIP delivery processes through three tasks:
    • Reviewed TIP management and overall project delivery process
    • Reviewed NCDOT and resource agency approaches to environmental reviews and permitting
    • Performed Value Engineering studies for specific TIP projects

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tip management and overall project delivery process
TIP Management andOverall Project Delivery Process
  • Review focused on major project-delivery issues raised in the Dye Management report
    • Predictability, accountability, communications for project delivery
    • Overall project-delivery process (specifically development/delivery TIP and use of alternative-delivery options)
    • Causes of delay
    • Project-management principles/practice

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TIP Management andOverall Project Delivery Process
  • Conducted interviews with:
    • Senior NCDOT staff
    • Former NCDOT staff
    • Transportation industry leaders and organizations

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TIP Management andOverall Project Delivery Process
  • Findings
    • Predictability, accountability, communications for project delivery:
      • Minimal progress on Dye Management recommendations
        • 12-month/36-month lists
        • Delivery/Development TIP

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TIP Management andOverall Project Delivery Process
  • Findings
    • Overall project-delivery process:
      • Delivery TIP – Value Engineering efforts
      • Alternative Delivery
      • “Turn-key” consultant contracts
      • Intrastate design alternatives

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TIP Management andOverall Project Delivery Process
  • Findings
    • Causes of delay – environmental process:
      • Lead agency/elevation
    • Causes of delay – consultant procurement/management:
      • Threshold raised to $250,000
      • PDEA coordinated contracting approach
      • Procurement alternatives

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TIP Management andOverall Project Delivery Process
  • Findings
    • Project-management principles/practice:
      • Very little progress – PM positions almost non-existent, no Program Delivery oversight
      • PMii offers potential for major gains
      • Leadership seems receptive to change – McKinsey effort

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TIP Management andOverall Project Delivery Process
  • Recommendations
    • Begin immediately to establish “Project Management” as the overall guiding philosophy for NCDOT.
    • Begin to use PMii both as a project-management tool and as a broader reporting mechanism. This can be achieved easily within the next 6 months.
    • Begin the new TIP cycle this summer, with the goal of having a measurable and realistic first- year work plan developed by May 2008, to be implemented for the second year of the TIP.
    • Develop and test alternative pre-construction scoping and contracting mechanisms to determine if significant time- or cost savings can be achieved through these new approaches.
    • Identify 10 pilot projects to test the “team delivery” concepts, using PM principles and methodologies.

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environmental reviews and permitting
Environmental Reviews and Permitting
  • Study Overview
    • Reviewed environmental policies including:
      • NEPA/404 Merger 01 process
      • NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program (EEP)
      • Stream Mitigation Guidelines
      • SAFETEA-LU and Environmental Streamlining
    • Conducted interviews with:
      • FHWA
      • NCDOT
      • USACE
      • NCDWQ
      • EPA
      • Consultants

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Environmental Reviews and Permitting
  • Findings
    • Merger/SAFETEA-LU Section 6002
      • Merger process is longer for planning purposes, may save permitting time
      • Section 6002 more clearly places DOT in lead role
      • Merger process generally produces more detailed study alternatives and higher levels of design
      • Section 6002 would allow more Categorical Exclusions than current Merger process/guidelines

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Environmental Reviews and Permitting
  • Findings
    • NC Ecosystem Enhancement (EEP)
      • Has reduced “mitigation” risk
      • Initial costs were high; recent changes
    • Stream Buffer Guidelines
      • Encouraged longer, more costly bridging in certain river basins (Tar, Neuse)
    • Resource Agency Funding
      • Significant investments have been made (over 30 positions now funded)

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Environmental Reviews and Permitting
  • Merger 01/Section 6002 Recommendations
      • NCDOT should reaffirm lead-agency status
      • NCDOT should use the “elevation” process more frequently
      • Consider endangered species prior to CP 2a
      • Expand the Categorical Exclusion process to include road widening projects
      • Execute level of design appropriate to exclude alternatives

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Environmental Reviews and Permitting
  • Other Recommendations
      • Eliminate NCDOT’s Bridge Buffer memorandum
      • Improve NCDOT’s GIS database
      • Provide Merger 01 training periodically and for new staff
      • Provide up-to-date computer equipment and software when needed

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TIP ProjectsValue Engineering
  • Study Overview
    • Ten various TIP projects selected for study
    • Each project costs over $25 million
    • Each project programmed for final design/project letting within 2 to 4 years

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TIP ProjectsValue Engineering
  • Recommendations
    • Cost awareness
    • Construction cost knowledge
    • Right-of-Way
    • Median width and type
    • Context-sensitive design

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