JEA Program Management
Program Management activities have included determination of project scope, estimation of construction cost, evaluation/construct-ability review of design documents, cash flow/procurement and scheduling oversight to meet Quality to Critical deadlines.
Project/Construction Management activities have included determination of and oversight/coordination of project permitting requirements prior to and during construction, preparation of plans and specifications for competitive bid documents, evaluation/construct-ability review of design documents, oversight/coordination of field construction management team, implementation of cost and scheduling controls to monitor contractor performance, resolution of field conflicts with design documents, review of pay applications, conflict resolution and negotiations, certification of completion documents and final closeout documentation.
Project : Program/Construction Management – JEA
Location : Jacksonville, FL
Client : Jacksonville Electric Authority
Service(s) : Program Management/Construction Management
Project Engineer(s): Ali Najafi, PE
South FL Water Management District
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) operates and maintains an expansive 1,800-mile water management network of canals and levees, including 29 major pump stations and 200 water control structures, along with another 2,000 smaller structures. The District encompasses sixteen counties in Central and South Florida beginning in Lake Buena Vista and extending to the Florida Bay. CSI was tasked with conceptualizing, chartering, developing, and managing the various programs. CSI developed program elements which included adopting inspection criteria, formulating condition assessment criteria, creating report formats, implementing engineering quality controls, and generating rough-order-of-magnitude estimates for planning the long-term program budget. CSI is responsible for the coordination and management of the three (3) engineering firm that conducted inspections and evaluations as part of the specified inspection programs.
Task 1: Structure Inspection Program (SIP): The overall SIP objective is to systematically inspect water control structures owned and operated by the District. These inspections are performed to help ensure operational integrity and to avoid partial or total failure that could endanger the lives and safety of the public or cause substantial property damage. Inspection report findings will be used to assist the District in identifying and prioritizing repairs. In the near future, it is anticipated that SIP reports will be electronically archived for ease of retrieval.
Task 2: Bridge Inspection Program (BIP): To perform comprehensive surface and underwater inspections of District owned bridges by a CSI team of qualified Civil and Structural Engineers. The inspections and load ratings will help ensure operational integrity of the bridges and identify the required maintenance and repairs to avoid partial or total failure that could endanger the lives and safety of the public or cause substantial property damage. Inspection report findings will be used to assist the District in identifying and prioritizing repairs.
Task 3: Canal Conveyance Capacity Program (CCCP): The overall CCCP objective is to systematically inspect all 1,800 miles of canals, levees, and project culverts maintained by the District. These inspections are performed to provide findings and recommendations that will be used to assist the District in identifying and prioritizing repairs/replacement (eg. dredging, bank stabilization, and culvert repair/replacement) in their Capital Improvement Program. In the near future, it is anticipated that CCCP reports and asset management data will be electronically archived for ease of retrieval.
Project: South Florida Water Management District
Location: Southern FL
Client: South Florida Water Management District
Service(s): Program Management
Project Engineer(s): Patrick Sherbak
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration
Primary goal is to provide program management support to the Corps of Engineers in restoration efforts of the Florida Everglades.
The Everglades have been reduced in size by fifty percent from the development of agriculture and urban areas. In addition, the region was overly drained to reduce flooding impacts on the developed area. Today, the excess water is now discharged to tide during the wet periods and is not available during dry periods. This causes adverse impacts to the environments and other uses of the water.
The balance of providing clean water to the users of the water, the Everglades ecosystem, the agricultural and urban interests, is a challenge so that all demands are met, without sacrificing one to provide to the other users. The health of Lake Okeechobee and the need to capture water for future use causes concern on the safety of the Herbert Hoover Dike.
Detailed planning documents are being prepared to carefully find solutions to the water balance problems. Comprehensive planning and design efforts are looking at regional solutions to solving the problems, without causing adverse impacts to the diverse ecosystems in the Everglades.
The needs of the environment are being addressed as non-negotiable. The restoration is being accomplished with multiple agencies and interests groups helping to maintain the balance required to keep this fragile ecosystem viable, and so that the users get the water they need to maintain their interests. This is a long term effort involving thousands of people working towards one goal – a sustainable South Florida.
Project: Comprehensive Everglades Restoration
Location: South FL
Client: USACE, Jacksonville District
Service(s): Program Management
Project Engineer(s): John Bretz, PE
Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment
The City of Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has contracted CSI, along with Gilbane and RDBG, to provide Program Management services on a continuous service contract. CSI is providing management services for independent work orders issued by the CRA for various methods of design and construction. We are undertaking a process to implement the CRA’s redevelopment plan for the Marine District South, Riviera Heights, and Broadway West areas.
The redevelopment projects include a 25,000 sq. ft. community center and multi-purpose building, development of a three acre community park, various infrastructure improvements to support project elements constructed in the area, new streets and sidewalks, and buildings, as well as other public-private projects and related construction projects in the Marine District South area. The initial budget for these projects is expected to exceed $25 million.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Coordination and implementation of all aspects of the project, including budget, project schedule, site selection, design, pre-construction activities, construction management, jurisdictional representation, change orders, invoice reviews, verification & authorization for payments, consultation and administration of the projects
- Coordination with the CRA to design a scope of services for the selection of a design team to include architectural and engineering services
- Assist with the evaluation and selection, on behalf of the CRA, of qualified Construction Management services
- Provide site representatives to monitor the construction effort, manage project coordination meetings, and make recommendations to maximize quality during construction. Carefully maintaining strong document control procedures and minimizing any change orders that may arise, including the coordination of construction permits and inspections through the City’s Building Division
Project: Owner’s RepresentativeContinuous Services Contract
Location: Riviera Beach, FL
Client: Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Service(s): Program Management
Project Engineer(s): David Anderson, PMP