H&H provided construction engineering and inspection services for the project implemented along the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Toll Bridge. This fast-paced, $60M CMAR construction project for the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission (GNOEC) significantly increased emergency stopping areas and widened both bridges to provide new shoulders in six locations on each bridge.
H&H has deployed construction engineering and inspection teams that oversaw construction operations. These teams ran concurrently (one on the southbound bridge and one on the northbound bridge) over an approximately 15-month construction and project closeout period. Precast components were utilized for the project; fabrication is expected to occur off-site at one or two locations. All work on this contract was performed in conformance with LADOTD requirements.
Specific responsibilities included: maintaining all construction field records; documenting personnel present and equipment being utilized on the job site; coordinating relocations/adjustments of utility facilities for the construction of the worksite; submitting all sampled materials to be tested by a qualified testing laboratory per the stipulated sampling manual; inspecting and reviewing that all work is performed in general compliance with the specified plans and specifications; keeping concise records of the contractual operations; preparing monthly pay estimates and monthly progress reports.
H&H also prepared final estimate packages and submitted “as-built” plans with the final estimate; monitored and documented all construction claims and provided recommendations on the disposition of claims; coordinated and/or performed the inspection of the fabrication of precast materials. Additionally, H&H reviewed the construction signing for compliance with the MUTCD and Traffic Control Standards, as well as the sampling plan developed by the contractor.
The project involved coordination between the designer, contractor, and owner representatives. The project also involved document control on all construction activities, including RFIs, NCRs, etc., and conducting and documenting progress meetings.