Unexpected utility conflicts and associated damages consistently rank as a leading source of change orders and schedule delays on transportation projects. As the need for utilities to occupy highway right-of-way increases, the demand for innovation in contracting increases. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) recently completed $300 million design-build project using SUE as the primary utility coordination and relocation framework. The project included reconstruction of highways, major arterials, and interchanges over 2.5 years. Join in this discussion about lessons learned from all views including the property owner, design-builder, the utility owners and utility coordinators.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to:
Identify design-build projects that would benefit from using SUE for utility coordination.
Develop effective strategies for applying SUE to design-build projects.
Implement SUE through all stages of your next design-build project.
HNTB Corporation, Overland Park, KS
Clarkson Construction Company, Kansas City, MO