Construction Management


Project Description:

The work consisted of reconstruction and resurfacing of existing damaged roadways and making drainage improvements by cleaning of stormwater structures, replacement or installation of new drainage systems including dredging of canals and canal banks stabilization. Approximately 3,000 sites were eligible for FEMA funded restoration and hazard mitigation measures in order to prevent future damages.

Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) contracted EBS Engineering, Inc. (EBS) to provide Construction Engineering Management Services for the duration of the projects. EBS was responsible for providing inspectors and construction managers to ensure compliance with the individual project plans and specifications, and Miami-Dade County and FEMA standards and procedures The construction managers or senior project managers were responsible for construction administration including scheduling, approving and recommending requisitions for payments, review of change orders, estimates, claims, plans and remedial designs. Construction managers held weekly meetings with contractors and inspectors. They also supervised the inspectors and provided direction for inspectors on procedures and compliance issues, QA/QC procedures, reviewed contractor’s pay requisitions, reviewed inspectors’ daily and weekly reports, verified quantities of materials used or hauled for disposal and final closeout inspections Inspectors monitored the work activities daily to ensure compliance with project plans and specifications, County and FEMA Standards. They prepared daily reports and weekly reports for FEMA and photographed site activities in order to highlight daily events and discrepancies. They also verified quantities of materials used, prepared field sketches to define the limits of work, and provided oversight for materials testing