The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) needed to meet the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) requirements regarding sewer overflow issues. In response, the DWSD constructed a $156 million, 9-mgd CSO facility and replaced the existing Oakwood pump station, which was outdated and did not meet the needs of the new CSO facility, with a new 1,000-mgd pump station.
PMA was selected by the owner to provide all owner’s representative services through the construction phase, including project management, project controls, scheduling, cost estimating, and cost management services. PMA also provided change management and change negotiations, payment processing, schedule reviews, cash flow projections, correspondence drafting, and executive-level reporting of the project status. At the project onset, the contractor’s preliminary schedule submittals did not meet the requirements and needs of the contract. PMA initiated a workshop with the contractor and owner to review the scheduling requirements of the contract that included reviewing scheduling basics and providing examples of previous project schedules to the contractor that met the requirements of the contract. Following the successful completion of a baseline schedule, PMA provided monthly schedule reviews and analysis.