Illinois State Highway Toll Authority – Construction Practices Review and Audit Services
LS Gallegos was teamed with Gilbane Building Company to perform a review and audit of the Illinois State Highway Toll Authority’s construction practices and procedures. The audit was performed in conjunction with a $12.0 billion program, approved by the Toll Authority, to provide system improvements to the Toll Authority’s road network. LS Gallegos was tasked to evaluate the effectiveness of the Toll Authority’s operating procedures and provide recommendations for potential improvement. As part of this engagement, LS Gallegos conducted a survey of various state and federal transportation agencies throughout the country to gather information about the effectiveness of various innovative contracting and project delivery methods used by other entities. LS Gallegos provided recommendations and criteria pertaining to contracting methods for consideration by the Toll Authority for its multi-billion-dollar program.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) – Project Management Advancement Program (PMAP)
LS Gallegos as prime consultant with subcontracting partners, AECOM and the University of Colorado Denver, Construction Engineering Department, is developing a Project Management certification program that prepares CDOT Project Managers to successfully manage and deliver the increasing number of projects across CDOT’s five regions. The Project Management Advancement Program (PMAP) is a fully customized blended learning program consisting of online and instructor-led courses, supported by practical activities that teach project managers to manage projects the CDOT way. To compliment the PMAP coursework, LS Gallegos is leveraging Social Media tools to design create a PMAP Mentoring Program and Peer Groups that will connect Project Managers across CDOT’s five regions. Project Managers entering the PMAP can work towards certification at two levels – Practicing Project Manager and Master Project Manager.
US 290 Freeway Reconstruction and Widening, Construction Inspection Support Services, Houston, TX
SAM-Construction Services as prime consultant, and LS Gallegos as subconsultant, provided Construction Management and Inspection Services for the expansion of US 290 – Segments H and I. LS Gallegos performed inspection duties for the reconstruction of these segments. LS Gallegos’ duties included: inspection of demolition and reconstruction of roadways, bridge foundations, columns and decks, retaining walls for bridge abutments, replacement of underground storm drain and city water pipes, and lane striping for traffic. LS Gallegos was responsible for documenting construction progress, managing contractor payment releases, and monitoring traffic control.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Colorado Independent Cost Estimating Contract
Under a five-year prime contract, LS Gallegos provided Independent Cost Estimating (ICE) services for CDOT projects state-wide. Notable Independent Cost Estimating task orders include: replacing the SH 266 and SH 71 Bridges located north of Rocky Ford, Colorado. Work was combined into one Construction Management General Contractor (CMGC) contract with Kiewit Corporation. Comparisons between the contractor, Kiewit and LS Gallegos’ ICE estimates were completed throughout the project.
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) I-70 East Bound Climbing Lanes, Vail Pass, and Straight Creek, Construction Management Support Services Consultant, Vail, Colorado
LS Gallegos, as prime consultant, provided Construction Management, Contract Administration, Inspection, and Materials Testing Services to the Colorado Department of Transportation over a two and a half-year period. This Interstate Highway Resurfacing and Bridge Joint Replacement project involved removal and replacement of expansion joints for 14 bridges and roto-milling approximately 300,000 square yards of pavement surface and replacing it with approximately 36,000 tons of new asphalt pavement in Clear Creek, Summit, and Eagle counties, Colorado. This project included bridge joint replacement and mainline pavement as well as paving inside both bores of the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial tunnels. It also included paving parking areas at both ends of the tunnels, guardrail replacement, culvert lining, and ramp metering.