PROJECTS

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Fresno , California

California High Speed Rail

 
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Los Angeles - Burbank - Long beach, California

Metro CMSS

 
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 Project Description

The Construction Management Support Services (CMSS) for Rail Projects is an SBE Prime contract for CM support services on Metro’s rail-related capital projects. DE was selected out of 11 teams in a very competitive procurement with over 50 firms (including large CM and A/E firms) proposing on the 11 teams, a testament to DE’s record of providing superior CM staff and delivering successful results on all of its projects. The scope of work involves a wide range of construction management services across numerous projects to augment existing Metro staff and provide specialized expertise. Projects include “The New Blue” including Rosa Parks/Willowbrook Station and Metro Blue Line Signal Rehabilitation projects, a new Metrolink Station at Bob Hope/Burbank Airport, constructability and value engineering reviews of the Airport Metro Connector project, grouting repairs to Metro’s Red Line subway tunnels, oversight of the Ivy Station development adjacent to the Expo Culver City Station, flaggers and inspectors on the Metro Blue Line, inspection support to designers and maintenance staff on Metro Div 14 and 20 projects, development of a new Construction Management Manual, and project controls on Patsaouras Plaza, Rail to River, Airport Metro Connector, and sound wall projects.
  
 

 

FIRM ROLE

DE provides Resident Engineers, Field Office Engineers, inspectors, project controls staff, and CM, rail and signal specialized expertise in design and constructability reviews and value engineering studies to support Metro in delivering these significant rail projects.

Santa Monica, California

Metro Division 14 Operations & Maintenance Facility

 
 
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Project Description

Metro Division 14 is a 10 acre light rail vehicle Maintenance & Operations Facility located in Santa Monica, California, that was built by Design/Bid/Build delivery. The project includes a maintenance and repair shop and administration facility (Main Building, including breakroom, offices, conference rooms, restrooms, control room), blow-down facility, drive through wash building, double-track interior vehicle cleaning platform, overhead catenary systems, traction power substation, six light rail vehicle storage tracks for 15 three-car consists, a through track, a runaround track, and parking and site landscaping/civil improvements. 

 

Firm Role

DE provided project management, change administration and negotiation, project controls, estimating, claims avoidance, systems resident engineer, systems oversight, MEP inspection, train signal inspection, and closeout as a subconsultant to the Prime CM firm. Work included change management, negotiation of cost changes, inspection and oversight of systems field integration tests, systems installation and startup, including communications, traction power, overhead catenary and train control & signalling systems, inspection and oversight of building mechanical, plumbing & electrical systems, and key member to Expo Authority closeout team. 

 

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Coliseum/USC Renovation

 
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 Project Description

The renovation of the Los Angeles Coliseum is a $270M project that will include a new Club Tower with suites, boxes and press box; new lighting, handrails, concourses, and video screens; the replacement of all seats with additional legroom and aisles; and replacement of the electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems to meet current standards.. The Coliseum is jointly owned by the State of California, the County and City of Los Angeles but operated by USC. The Coliseum was designed by the architects who designed Los Angeles City Hall and Union Station. It was modeled after the Roman Coliseum.  The stadium is the only venue in the world to have hosted two Olympics, two Super Bowls and a World Series. It will also be the site of the Opening & Closing Ceremonies for the 2028 LA Olympics.
  
 

 

Firm Role

  DE, as subconsultant, is providing the Cost Estimator, tasked with forecasting the cost of the stadium renovation. DE reviews construction drawings for constructability and accuracy in representing the project scope; reviews change orders; and prepares estimates to ensure that the project meets financial forecasts and scope requirements. DE tracks the project’s performance against the total time and cost estimate while helping the customer avoid overpayment and where possible reducing costs.

Los Angeles & Inglewood, California

Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project

 
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 Project Description

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor is a Design/Build project consisting of an 8.5 mile light rail line, 5.5 miles of at-grade track, 3600 feet of cast-in-place bridge structures, 4600 feet of U-wall, 4700 feet of cut & cover trench, and approx. 6000 feet of tunnels.  The project includes construction of 8 train stations, 3 of which are underground subway stations, 4 at grade and 1 elevated.  The project features public art, and a signature parabolic bridge over the I-405 Freeway, the busiest and most congested freeway in the United States. 
  
 
 

 

Firm Role

DE is providing the project Claims Manager, and track/civil inspection oversight, as a subconsultant.

Los Angeles - Santa Monica, California

Expo Light Rail - Phase 2

 
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 Project Description

Expo Phase 2 is a Design/Build Light Rail project that includes 3 at grade and 3 aerial stations, bridges, incorporation into an existing tunnel box under the I-10 Freeway, a bridge crossing Venice Blvd. (Caltrans freeway) tying Expo Phase 1 into Expo Phase 2, and a bike path running parallel to the guideway.

Firm Role

DE provided project management, change administration and negotiation, project controls, estimating, claims avoidance, systems resident engineer, systems oversight, and closeout as a subconsultant to the Prime CM firm. Work included negotiation of cost changes, inspection and oversight of systems field integration tests, systems installation and startup, including communications, traction power, overhead catenary and train control & signalling systems, and key member to Expo Authority closeout team.

LOS ANGELES & CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA 

Expo Light Rail - Phase 1

 
 
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Project Description

Expo Phase 1 is a Design/Build Light Rail project that includes 7 at grade and 3 aerial stations, bridges, a bike path, and a cut and cover grade separation at the University of Southern California. Finish electrical, systems, architectural, finishes and bridges at Farmdale Station in Los Angeles and Culver City Station in Culver City, associated building demolition, new security compound at Farmdale, and bike path, and parking lots adjacent to Culver Station were removed from Phase 1 Design/Build (D/B) contractor after bridge substructure installation and built Design/Bid/Build (D/B/B) by other contractorz under several separate D/B/B contracts, including added roadway restoration and improvements.

Firm Role

DE provided project management, change administration/negotiation, project controls, estimating, claims avoidance, electrical inspection and systems oversight on the four D/B/B projects, which were the only Expo Phase 1 projects to be completed on time, despite partial work performed by the predecessor contractor and challenges resolving design and construction coordination in the field in order for follow on contractor to complete the work. Two of these projects were completed within 8% of the original contract value and the other two for under the initial contract value, and all four with no compensable time extensions and no claims, despite those significant challenges. DE’s systems staff performed systems oversight on the entire Expo Phase 1 alignment (D/B project). 

 

Oceanside - san diego, California

SANDAG Oceanside Transit Center Third Track Project

 
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 Project Description

The Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) Third Track Project is a $26 million upgrade to the 125 year old OTC rail line in the City of Oceanside on one of the busiest rail corridors in the United States. The project consists of renovation of an existing platform to create a new 1000 foot long platform with added amenities; installation of a new track (3rd rail) and crossovers, turnout tracks, railroad signals and signal houses; modification of existing signal systems; highway crossing warning improvements and resurfacing of existing main track. The third track was added to provide additional capacity and improve on time performance for the Coaster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink trains operating (in conjunction with freight trains) in the OTC.
  
 

 

Firm Role

DE provided train signal and systems inspection, as a subconsultant to the Prime CM firm. Work included oversight of signal related systems installation and crossing improvements, field integration and startup testing, and generation and completion of related punchlist items and as-builts.

El Monte, California

Metro Division 9

 
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 Project Description

Metro Division 9 is a $13 million 4-story LEED MTA bus facility in El Monte, and was Metro’s first LEED certified facility.
  
 

 

Firm Role

DE provided change administration and negotiation, claims avoidance and project controls including Sr. Project Scheduler, as a Prime to Metro. Work included change management, including review and response to Requests for Change (RFC’s) and preparation of change documents, negotiation of cost changes, claims avoidance, and detailed monthly schedule analysis and schedule review responses. DE provided specialized cost and schedule support to Metro’s team; cost changes and schedule issues were resolved during the project with no outstanding claims; lone contractor delay RFC was swiftly resolved. DE worked together in augmentation to Metro staff to successfully deliver Metro’s first LEED project on time and under budget.

City of la quinta, California

Vista Dunes

 
 
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Century city, California

Westfield Shopping Center

 
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