The IPL Program consists of a 150-mile pipeline ranging from 84” to 108” diameter pipe with multiple pump stations and reservoirs. Construction began in May 2014 and is expected to be completed in October 2020. The pipeline will extend from Lake Palestine to Lake Benbrook and will integrate the Tarrant Regional Water District’s existing pipeline to the Dallas system to provide up to an additional 350 million gallons per day of raw water capacity to North Central Texas.
As a subconsultant, Foster CM Group played a major role on the Constructability Review Team (CRT). The Constructability Review focused heavily on Program-wide issues such as material management, material reuse, water for construction, and access. These issues ranged from impact to road condition assessment, impact to existing roads, road maintenance during construction and restoration, easement access, staging, disposal of materials, critical equipment and material delivery, logistics of haul routes and times, permitting, access to water in rural areas, water quantity requirements, and restoration requirements for maintenance, substantial completion, and final acceptance.
The Constructability Review Team (CRT)’s CRT’s responsibilities included: reviewing, analyzing, commenting, and making recommendations per the CRT principles on design documents on the assigned discipline; producing CRT Reports and distributing them appropriately to ensure the Designer of Record receives CRT Report in a timely manner to not hinder the project schedule; communicating, coordinating, and analyzing with the Designer of Record until all the CRT Report had been addressed completely; ensuring the addressing of the CRT Report from the Designer of Record was completed in a timely manner, as to not hinder the project schedule; managing CRT review time as to not impact the CRT budget; attending and participating in meetings associated with constructability review or CRT; making necessary field site visits to adequately support the CRT; preparing, distributing, and filing project correspondence; contacting and coordinating with various agencies; notifying the Designer of Record of any discrepancies; and participating in taking meeting minutes.
- Constructability Review
Construction Cost: $2.2 billion