Transportation Committee Meeting Presentation

Report
November 19, 2014
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Opening Remarks
o Lou Rocchini
o Eric Madden
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Subcommittee Reports
Open Discussion
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PennDOT/ACEC Transportation Task Force
o 4 Meetings held – next scheduled for December
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Major topics
o Design Quality, Contract Administration,
Construction Services, Local Projects
o Audits – construction and design
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Subconsultant Agreement
New subcommittees
Subcommittee structure
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2014 Activities
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2015 Focus
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Construction Inspection Scope of Work
◦ SOL 482-13-32 issued new SOW effective 1/1/14
 New “Minimum Experience and Training” requirements
 Increases mileage/lodging allowance
 Maintained 37.5 hour/week
 Resulted in positive changes for Publication 93
◦ Several concerns presented by ACEC/PA and PennDOT
◦ Follow up meetings to make another round of
changes
 “Or higher” to be added, as well as another MET for TCI-1’s
 Will require TCI/TA Training for most TA’s and TCI-1’s
 Another SOL will be issued to update agreements for 2015
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Inspector Tracking/Updated Forms
◦ Highly unfortunate events occurred that required
strong PennDOT response
◦ Little initial outreach to ACEC/PA, but has improved
◦ Circumstances required change in time/expense
tracking
◦ New weekly “Consultant Inspector Hours and Mileage
Log” issued via SOL 482-14-31, effective 11/1/14
◦ PennDOT has advertised eight CI agreements in
District 6-0 requiring “Automated Vehicle Location”
(AVL) Global Positionning System (GPS)
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Inspector Tracking/Updated Forms, Con’t
◦ Questions on new form shared via email
◦ Desire for consistency on statewide use and District
interpretations
◦ Pushing for PennDOT to allow the initial AVL
agreements to provide feedback before expanding
use
◦ ACEC/PA has formally requested reimbursement for
PM time due to new requirements
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Workforce Development
◦ PennDOT Workgroup formed, invited ACEC/PA
◦ Includes contracting associations and the PA
Turnpike
◦ PennDOT drafted an “Employee Development Plan”
based on feedback from a statewide Quality Survey
◦ ACEC/PA presented “White Paper”
 Acknowledge the consultants role with training
 Soliciting desire from career and technology schools to
re-implement former TA/TCI training programs
 Pushing PennDOT to staff more TA’s in the future
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Tablet Computers
HOP Agreement Refinement
Unemployment Compensation Issue
STIC for Consultant Inspection Selection
Dates
Quality in Construction
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13 Quality Metrics continue to be produced
quarterly by PennDOT
2014
◦ 5 PennDOT-ACEC/PA Task Force Meetings
◦ Refocus on the Goals and Objectives of
subcommittee
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New Goals & Objectives
◦ Goal #1 – Define quality
 Determine what constitutes a quality
project
 Determine measurements/metrics
◦ Goal #2 – Track the measures, continual
monitoring
 Data analysis to verify reaching
measures/tracking
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New Goals and Objectives cont.
◦ Goal #3 – Continuous Process
Improvement
 Implement improvements and/or new
steps to current process
 Stay abreast of ongoing issues such as
corporate quality plans
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Data Mining
◦ Almost an Asset management approach
◦ Bridge inspections
 Concentrate on Condition Ratings
 Obtaining ratings within predictive curves (e.g.,
10 yrs)
◦ Pavements
 Evaluate pavement cycles to track quality
 IRI and OPI
 Obtaining or bettering predictive IRI and OPI
within predictive period (e.g., 5 years)?
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2015 and Beyond
◦ Any new metrics for full consideration are
still off in the future
◦ Need additional membership
◦ Current ACEC?PA participants:
 Luis Villegas
 Joe O’Neil
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DBE Goals for 2015
New Certificate of Insurance Requirements for
subconsultants
Major changes in 2014 DBE Final Rules
Data Mining activities as it pertains to DBE
firms
Quality Management Plan updates
Zero goals
New Diverse Business requirements
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2014 Activities
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2015 Focus
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Upcoming Capital Program
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Mainline Reconstruction
Bridges
CM/CI (focus)
Open Ends
Tunnel Inspector Certification
All Electronic Tolling Phased Approach
Diverse Businesses
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Quality
◦ Errors and Omissions
◦ Cost Estimating
◦ Consultant Evaluations
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ECMS by Spring 2015
Overhead Invoicing and Supplements
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Meeting held October 30, 2014
Agenda Items
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Program Priorities
New Organization Chart
Status of Design Guidelines
Indemnification Clause
DBE Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
Plans for SEPTA Self-Performing Design or
Construction Work
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Agenda Items cont.
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Designer Interface with GEC CMs
Alternate Methods of Delivery
Status of PennDOT I-95/SEPTA Planning
12 month Look Ahead
Open Discussion
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DRJTBC
◦ Planned joint ACEC PA/NJ postponed until after
Scudder Falls Bridge procurement
◦ Tentative agenda
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Establishment of relationship with new executive staff
Use of manhours as part of letter of interest evaluation
Use of Lump Sum versus Cost Plus Fixed Fee contracts
Burdens of shortlisting and interviewing process
◦ Scudder Falls project to be shortlisted in December,
selected in January, NTP April 1st, CM and CI
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