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Context Sensitive Solutions A NMDOT Perspective. Joe J. Sanchez, PE. CSS Manager Infrastructure Division NMDOT. Reorganization of Resources. Context Sensitive Solutions Transportation Solutions + Community Integrated Transportation Services Value Engineering

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context sensitive solutions a nmdot perspective

Context Sensitive SolutionsA NMDOT Perspective

Joe J. Sanchez, PE.

CSS Manager

Infrastructure Division

NMDOT

reorganization of resources
Reorganization of Resources
  • Context Sensitive Solutions
    • Transportation Solutions + Community
  • Integrated Transportation Services
    • Value Engineering
    • Professional Services Contracting
    • Environmental and Urban Design
transportation community
Transportation + Community

The reality then…

“that bullet doesn’t fit our pistol, your holding up progress”-Unknown Engineer 1952

The reality today…

Listening to your concerns, together we can achieve integration of the necessary transportation improvements and enhance the community- Modern Engineer 2004

measurement framework for css
Measurement Framework for CSS

Process

Multi-disciplinary teams

Community engagement

Agreement on project problems & needs

Alternatives analysis

Construction

Training

Manuals

Policies

Motivation

Organization-wide

Project-Level

Achievement of Project Vision & Goals

Stakeholder satisfaction

Quality Assurance Review

Timeframe and Budget

Stakeholder satisfaction

Outcomes

okay so what is css
Okay- so what is CSS?
  • ‘Context Sensitive Design’
  • ‘Context Sensitive Solutions’
  • ‘Thinking Beyond the Pavement’
  • ‘Place Sensitive Design’
  • All the above terms mean the same thing:
    • A Context Sensitive Outcome is desired
    • A Context Sensitive Process is used
that s nice how do you do css
That’s Nice…How do you do CSS?
  • Maintaining NEPA Intent
  • CSS asks about the purpose & need of a transportation project, then addresses equally:
    • Safety
    • Mobility
    • Preservation (Aesthetic, historic & cultural, environmental & other community values)
  • Context Sensitive Solutions involves a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach in which citizens & agencies are part of the team
so it is a b c from 1 to 3
SO it is A, B, C from 1 to 3
  • Identification of Stakeholder Concerns
  • Problem Definition and Strategies
  • Strategies Development (Mind Mapping or Visioning)
  • Purpose and Need
  • Multi-modal Alternatives Development
  • Quantitative Screening of Alternatives
what s next in the process
What's Next in the Process?
  • We have removed the Engineers bias of always thinking we know the answer by:
    • Using Stakeholder input to tell us what is important to the project stakeholders
    • Allows for Identifying the Context of the Project
    • Visioning creates branches of importance which;
  • Gives us “Purpose and Need”
is it time to put designs on paper
Is it time to put Designs on Paper?
  • No – its time to be creative in ideas to address developments of multimodal alternatives
  • “Strategies Table”
so now can we put lines to paper
So now can we put lines to paper?
  • Yes- its time to be Engineers and Transportation Professionals- who focus on OUTCOMES
  • Multimodal Alternatives Development
  • Quantitative Screening Of Alternatives
  • Compliance with NEPA
  • Final Design
  • Construction
any new initiatives at the nmdot
Any New Initiatives at the NMDOT?
  • Development of Architectural and Aesthetic Design Guides in Collaboration with the UNM School of Architecture
  • NMDOT CSS Website-coming soon-end of January 2005
  • Two CSS Classes
  • First Week of February ( 2 days per class)
  • Make-up for Class Roster
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