Project Dates: June28, 2012 to April 2014
TheDCStreetcaris a surfacelight rail andstreetcarnetworkunderconstruction in Washington,DC.Thestreetcarswillbethe first to run in the Districtof Columbiasince the dismantlingof the previousstreetcar system in 1962.
Thisproject consistsof 2.4 milesofroadwayreconstruction,
Construction Management Construction Inspection
Contract Administration Federal Funding
including all streetcar systemtracksalong H Street. The project is a portion of the proposedstreetcarnetwork thatwill connect all eight District wards. Phase 2 of constructionisongoingalong H andBenningStreets, where the final roadway work isbeing completed.
Extensive coordination with local residents and businesses is required to continue to build buy-in for the project as well as keep the traveling public safe (both pedestrian and vehicular).
CESConsultingLLC(CES)isresponsible for providinga civil/structuralworkinspectorand aelectro/mechanicalinspectorfortheproject.
CONSTRUCTION: CES performed lead construction inspection by augmenting and supporting DDOT with construction engineering and inspection services in the field. A major focus of this role was to pre- plan utility relocation activities to minimize potential disruptions. CES project inspector senior duties included:
Ensuring that all work conformed to DDOT standards and specifications, including documentation
Ensuringthatalltestingwas performed at the correct frequency; andall testing and commissioningof the electro-mechanical systemswerecarriedoutasperspecificationsand manufacturersrecommendations
Pay items were properly measured and documented in the daily report
Worked closely with the contractor in resolving conflictsat the lowest level to avoid disruption toconstructionactivitiesand traffic
Roadwayconstruction/reconstruction and Storm drainage
Streetcar track installation
In-plan utility relocations (including sensitive government fiber optic cable)
Overhead Contact System (OCS) wire installation, overhead signs and information display
Extensive MOT work and multiple-phased construction
ITS communication equipment/duct bank installation and relocation, vehicular traffic signals
Street car controls and signalization and 12th Street power substation installation
Streetcar stops onH Street at3rd, 5th, 8th, 13th, and 15th Streets, sidewalk construction