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2009 Domestic Scan of Accelerated Construction Practices. Objective. Agencies are seeking ways to accelerate project delivery. You hear about: “Get in, Get out, and Stay Out.” The scan focus was on how to accomplish that dictum rapidly . Objective.
Domestic Scan of
Agencies are seeking ways to accelerate project delivery.
You hear about:
“Get in, Get out, and Stay Out.”
The scan focus was on how to accomplish that dictum rapidly.
From actual construction experiences identify:
Arizona State University
I-880 MacArthur Bridge
YBI Viaduct Bay Bridge
Russian River Bridge
I-65/59 Bridges, Birmingham
I-40 Mojave Desert
Duval St. Bridge & SR9A/I-295, Jacksonville
I -5 Tunnel Fire Repair
Escambia Bay Bridge, I-10 (Emergency & Rebuild), Pensacola
Accelerated Bridge Construction, Utah
Acceleration is often in response to an accident or unexpected event.
Projects accelerated under emergency situations have very compressed schedules yet they still have to be delivered following sound design, construction, and management processes.
This is the challenge!
Acrow prefabricated steel bridge system
I-65/I-59 Bridge after the fire
54 Days after the accident
Cooperation – Rapid turn around of shop drawings.
Planning – Very detailed planning and schedule.
I-580/880MacArthur Maze, Oakland
Design to available materials.
Located people where needed.
The project was advertised with a $200,000 per day incentive/disincentive clause capped at $5,000,000.
preconstruction activities and
to handle site contamination
A six month “procurement
Level of detail in the
Some agencies are beginning to institutionalize project acceleration through a program approach.
A change in agency culture is required as well as a new paradigm
UDOT accelerated its program for the following reasons:
“Lowest Construction Cost”
“Lowest Project Cost”
UDOT has 17 projects, including 80 bridges total, completed or under construction that utilized ABC
Reduce TRAFFIC impacts
Improve SAFETY to workers and public
Improve QUALITY of constructed product
Reduced ECONOMIC and Business impacts
Reduced CONSTRUCTION SEASON
Reduced ENVIRONMENTAL impacts
Partnering – People are the critical element in successfully accelerating a project.
Find a contractor that has the resources
Ensure that experts are on the project
Get an agreement
To the lowest possible level
DOT and contractor goals align when a partnering atmosphere is created and all team members view the accelerated work as an opportunity to demonstrate excellence.
We can Build Faster!