A case study of utility coordination within a major design-build transportation project

Roy Sturgill, Timothy Taylor, Gabriel Dadi

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Abstract

The co-location of utilities within transportation right-of-ways presents challenges to state transportation agencies (STAs) in coordinating with those facilities to accommodate improvements to the highway system. These sometimes complex challenges are managed through the practice of utility coordination. There are many resources available discussing the effective practices of utility coordination but they are catered to traditional (design-bid-build) project delivery. Through a case study of the utility coordination on the Louisville Southern Indiana Ohio Rivers Bridges project, this paper shares the perspective of two states (Kentucky and Indiana) conducting utility coordination on two subprojects. The Kentucky subproject was delivered through design-build while the Indiana project was delivered as a public private partnership. While these projects were somewhat distinct they were managed within one major urban project according to federal highway administration terminology. This case study presents that utility coordination is heavily impacted by contracting method and shows that best practices are not universally applicable across varying contract delivery mechanisms. In other words, there is a difference perceived in utility coordination on a design-bid-build project versus a design-build project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2018
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructure and Facility Management - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018
EditorsChao Wang, Charles Berryman, Christofer Harper, Yongcheol Lee, Rebecca Harris
Pages619-628
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481295
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventConstruction Research Congress 2018: Infrastructure and Facility Management, CRC 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2018Apr 4 2018

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2018: Infrastructure and Facility Management - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018
Volume2018-April

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2018: Infrastructure and Facility Management, CRC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period4/2/184/4/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The management of this project involved collaboration between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). This collaboration entailed many intricacies and necessitated a bi-state management team inclusive of Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) members along with the state transportation officials. In the end, the project encompassed six sections, with one through three procured and managed by KYTC using a design-build approach, and sections four through six procured and managed by INDOT using a public-private partnership (P3) agreement. The Downtown Project design-build team (DBT) was led by Walsh Construction Co. while the East-End Project was sponsored by the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) as a design-build-finance-operate-maintain P3 project whose concessionaire was WVB East End Partners, a consortium of Walsh Investors LLC, VINCI Concessions, and Bilfinger Project Investment (The Ohio River Bridges, website, 2017).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). All rights reserved.

Copyright:
Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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