The $61 million Texas Department of Transportation IH-35 Expansion Project involved the expansion of IH-35 from Loop 410 South to Loop 410 North, between George Beach Avenue and Thousand Oaks Drive. The 4.686-miles stretch of highway was expanded from six lanes to eight lanes and involved reconstructing and reconfiguring the exit and entrance ramps, providing auxiliary lanes between ramps, and converting the southbound IH-35 to southbound Loop 410 ramp from a left lane exit to a right lane exit.
Foster CM Group, as a subconsultant on the Construction Engineering & Inspections team, provided Construction Administration/Record Keeping services and Construction Inspection Services for the project. Construction Administration/Record Keeping responsibilities included ensuring all material sourcing information was verified; ensuring all supporting documents, including measurements, calculations and drawings, for all contract daily quantities paid were submitted per TxDOT guidelines; ensuring all material invoices were gathered, reviewed, approved prior to placement; maintaining all project records per TxDOT procedures, including daily work reports, diaries, shop drawings and submittals, RFIs, plans, as-built plans, material on hand, material invoices, certifications, DBE, wage and hour compliance, permits, incident reports, meeting notes, pay estimates, change orders and all correspondence; verifying appropriate sampling and testing of components and materials being incorporated into the project was completed and input into TxDOT document controls systems; and ensuring DBE requirements were met by verifying documentation, performing labor interviews, commercially-useful function reviews, reviewing prompt payment certifications and certified payroll.
Construction Inspections responsibilities included verifying that the project was built according to the plans and specifications and all other contract documents; verifying the accuracy of work and determining pay quantities by making measurements; ensuring all specifications, special specifications, and special provision requirements were met for each item of work regarding measurement and payment and performance; verifying the daily quantities for each item of work performed and tabulated into a monthly pay estimate; and inspecting and ensuring all SWPPP BMP were maintained by the Contractor.
- Record Keeping
- Construction Inspections
Construction Cost: $61 million