San Joaquin Region Transmission System

Overview

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) successfully performed a $4.8 billion program to rehabilitate and improve reliability of the Hetch Hetchy water supply system that serves 2.5M customers. PMA was awarded a prime contract to serve as construction manager for six construction projects within the San Joaquin Region valued at more than $200 million. These projects included the CMAA award winning design-build new Tesla UV Water Treatment Facility contract ($87.5M); two new 78” diameter steel pipelines totaling about 16-miles long ($100M), and several large crossover facilities. Much of the work was time sensitive and involved major shutdowns of the existing water supply system.

PMA scope involved both regional and project oversight of preconstruction and construction phase activities. PMA performed the full range of construction management services for each contract. We prepared CM, QA, and safety plans for each active contract. We provided project construction managers, field contract administrators, document control specialists, cost schedule specialists, lead QA and discipline QA inspectors, environmental compliance and inspection specialists, and office engineers. We reviewed and commented on contractor schedules and progress payment requests; performed environmental and QA inspections; coordinated material testing; analyzed, negotiated, and processed change orders and claims; prepared formal risk registers and updated them monthly; participated in partnering, risk, and DRB workshops; chaired meetings and prepared minutes; prepared daily reports; processed RFIs and submittals, etc. We also tracked the status of our $28M CM budget monthly using a cost- and resource-loaded Primavera P6 schedule, prepared task order and task change requests and prepared monthly and quarterly reports.