Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR). This delivery method was a huge key to having limited RFIs during construction. The contractors and designers worked side by side during developing, aligning materials with available equipment and forms of the contractor, as well as experience to develop solutions that were clearly understood by everyone before any ground was disturbed.
With respect to cost alignment, while independent quantity tabs and estimates were developed, there was consensus not only on the high-level budgets, but down to every detail including how many jersey barriers were needed for the traffic control. Key was the retention of the leading managers from Jacobs/ADOT/PWJV that worked together from cradle to grave of this project. There were no surprises during construction. Every detail and scenario had been discussed and planned for. Even the rain events were anticipated, mitigated, and addressed.
Together, from project development through construction, the Team successfully worked across multiple agencies and stakeholders in executing this unique and innovative project. Design, environmental clearances, and construction were delivered on time, and ahead of schedule. The Virgin River Bridge #6 Team highly won the 2017 APWA PROJECT OF THE YEAR for the Arizona chapter.