The program management office (PMO) was responsible for a $10 billion facility expansion program for the NTTA. As the largest subconsultant on the program management team, VRX’s staff co-located at NTTA’s offices and provided a wide range of services, including:
Design Review. VRX engineers provided plan and specification review for several contracts.
Procurement. VRX staff prepared contract documents for construction bids, answered contractor questions, issued bid clarifications and addenda and checked bid items for accuracy.
Maintenance Insight. VRX staff provided expertise on crash cushion investigations and installation and bridge rail safety to NTTA maintenance staff.
Construction Inspection/Training. VRX’s experienced inspectors and engineers provided concrete visual quality inspections and administration and conducted several training sessions for the construction manager and contractor staff on corridors such as SH 121, SH 161 and President George Bush Turnpike Eastern Extension.
Developing technical specifications and standards. VRX’s construction experts and structural engineers developed several NTTA structural standards and specifications, revised building specifications and assisted NTTA legal counsel with revising master legal, general notes, special specifications and special provisions.
Environmental Compliance. Responsible for overseeing project compliance with environmental permits and commitments associated with federal, state and local environmental regulations and applicable environmental clearance documents. More than 40 miles of roadway construction were monitored, inspected and audited through the more than $3 million project to ensure that construction activities complied with applicable environmental commitments. Efforts associated with environmental compliance included modifications to existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 (Clean Water Act) permits, where necessary; hazardous material work plan preparation, contracting and inspection; migratory bird nesting surveys; relocation of historic resources; excavation and data recovery of prehistoric resources; storm water pollution prevention; and asbestos and lead-based paint surveys and abatement oversight.