Lessons Learned From Opening a New Facility Steve Myers, LeeTran Director LeeTran Headquarters • • • • • • 23.9-acre site Total project cost $42.9 million $32.1 million in federal grants 30,000 s.f. office, 45,000 s.f. maintenance Ground Breaking: March 25, 2013 Move-in January 2015 Create Synergy • Design/engineering: AECOM • Construction management: Gilbane Building Co. Include CM during design: • Constructability reviews • Cost estimates • Value engineering Aerial View 2/21/13 Project Manager An agency project manager is essential to bring various disciplines to weekly review meetings to integrate systems: • Audio/video • Security/surveillance • Telecom & IT systems • Access management • HVAC • Lighting Continuity of Staff • Construction management team remained on the project throughout two-year project. • Changes to County team and LeeTran team during design. • The more team members you can keep in place through the project, the less time loss will be spent on familiarization with the project. Plan for IT IT systems are critical to building function: Integrate early in design phase Multi-Department Review • Review plans in detail • How will the design function? • Don’t assume the architect understands your business practices and processes. • Perform weekly onsite inspections to prevent costly design errors. Buy America • Be proactive in finding alternative products • Wait for FTA waivers will disrupt project schedule Project Wrap-Up • Internal management of warranty issues – Asphalt curing – ADA accessibility of call stations in parking lot – Shop equipment didn’t match power feeds • Expect adjustments in procedures based on actual use – Key card access – Gate operations – Added lighting for safety Questions?