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File #: 2016-0279   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 3/28/2016 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 4/14/2016 Final action: 4/28/2016
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE report on Capital Project Construction Management Best Practices Study.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Capital Project, Construction, Construction management, Informational Report, Professional Services, Program management, Project, Project management
Attachments: 1. ATTACHMENT A - Capital Project Best Practice Study
Meeting_Body
CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
APRIL 14, 2016

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT ON CAPITAL PROJECT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES STUDY

ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE report on Capital Project Construction Management Best Practices Study.

Issue
ISSUE

Currently, Metro is simultaneously overseeing an unprecedented number of projects. These include multiple rail lines and other major projects under construction or about to start construction. Many more capital projects are in the planning phase. To ensure that these projects are effectively and efficiently managed, the Office of the Inspector General initiated a study to identify best practices for improving the planning, processes, management, oversight, innovation, and accountability of major construction projects.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

A. Scope of the Review

The OIG prepared a comprehensive scope of work for a Request for Proposal to obtain an expert consultant team to assist us performed the study on construction management best practices. Intueor Consulting was hired to perform this study which put together a team of construction and engineering experts who have experience in both construction and public transportation.

The objectives of the review were to:
* Determine major capital construction project management best practices.
* Determine how Metro might improve its practices to maximize completion of projects on schedule and within assigned budget.
* Determine how Metro might be more effective, efficient, safe and proactive in managing staff, schedules, costs and relationships.
* Maximize accountability, innovation, and state of the art technology through best practices.

The review covered the following areas:
* Utility relocation
* Project delivery
* Project management and claims management
* Project planning and scope definition
* Staffing
* Change management
* Community involvement
* Partnering
* Pro...

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