East Service Area Potable Water and Reclaimed Water Storage and Repump Facility Orange County Utilities

Overview

Orange County Utilities (OCU) work to improve their efficiency included a water main that conveyed potable water. The potable water storage and repump facility boosted pressure of potable water pumped from the South Service Area thru the year 2010. Now, it continues as a booster pump station for water into or out of the East Service Area.

PMA led the project controls services and quality assurance tasks to support OCU’s Engineering and Construction Department staff. PMA staff implemented the use of Oracle/Primavera Contract Management for the administration of the project. During construction, PMA monitored and coordinated activities with the design team to meet project requirements. The contractor was required by the specifications to submit Critical Path Method (CPM) construction progress schedules on a monthly basis until contract completion. PMA reviewed the schedule submittals and utilized comparison software to enable efficient and complete reviews of the schedule.

PMA staff performed walk-throughs at the site, coordinated monthly progress meetings, and reviewed monthly progress pay application as it related to the progress reported in the schedule update. In addition, PMA assisted the engineer and the County to evaluate proposed adjustments, negotiate fair and reasonable adjustments to the contract and review their impact on the project. PMA met with OCU to review monthly progress pay application as it related to the progress reported in the schedule update.