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I-10/Loyola Interchange Improvements, Owner Verification Services

Client: La DOTD

Areas of Expertise: Construction Engineering Support

GEC was selected as the Owner Verification Firm (OVF) to provide all necessary engineering and related services for Design-Build Construction Support Services for the administration of the Design-Build contract on behalf of LADOTD, along with managing the implementation of the Project’s Construction Quality Assurance Program (CQAP).The project consists of widening a portion of I-10 between Loyola Drive and Williams Boulevard, addition of elevated ramps to and from Loyola Drive, and improvements to Loyola Drive to enhance operational conditions and increase the capacity to accommodate future traffic demand to the new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport terminal.
GEC is providing assistance and support to the LADOTD Project Manager to ensure that the requirements of the contract documents are met. These activities include: acting as the designee of the LADOTD Project Manager at regularly scheduled meetings related to the project, responsibility for all meeting minutes, reviewing and approving required Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule updates, reviewing and approving periodic payment requests from the Design-Builder, ensuring the Design-Builder’s adherence to the Contract, and any other activities deemed necessary by the LADOTD Project Manager to ensure that the contract requirements are being met.
GEC is also responsible for all design acceptance and construction verification services which are part of the overall project’s Design-Build Quality Assurance Program (QAP), along with construction engineering and inspection services as required for construction of the Design-Build project. GEC has assigned a full-time Project Engineer (PE) to this project along with inspection staff.