Programmatic Environmental Compliance Management

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Programmatic Environmental Compliance Management

  1. 1. Programmatic Environmental Compliance Management Protecting the Project Owner & Maintaining Project Momentum
  2. 2. <ul><li>Time is money – for owner and contractor </li></ul><ul><li>The cost of non-compliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contractor claims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall project delays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulatory agency fines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Litigation potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unanticipated environmental mitigation </li></ul></ul>What’s At Stake
  3. 3. Combined Expertise is Needed Real-World Construction Knowledge + Environmental Expertise
  4. 4. 4 Key Environmental Compliance Areas <ul><li>Bid Package Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Changed Field Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining Project Control </li></ul><ul><li>Managing to Close-Out </li></ul>
  5. 5. #1 Bid Package Phase <ul><li>Bid Package Traps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design & permit review -- Essential! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer liability -- Doubtful! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorporate permits by reference -- Risky! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effective Plans & Specifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate from contractor’s perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t give contractor a cheaper alternative -- if you don’t want them to take it. </li></ul></ul>Converting print documents to on-line database streamlines dispute resolution. CASE STUDY: San Vicente Dam
  6. 6. #3 Maintaining CM Control <ul><li>Maintaining CM Control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Whose driving this project?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive contract documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line database of spec’s and permit requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bid form line items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquidated damages vs. fines </li></ul></ul>CASE STUDY: Tale of Two Projects
  7. 7. #2 Changed Field Conditions <ul><li>Changed Field Conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Danger of over- & under-reactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know agency’s tolerance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What the agency’s really want </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services That Count </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid technical deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-established protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contractor Education pay-off </li></ul></ul>CASE STUDY: Robert Skinner ORP
  8. 8. #4 Managing to Close-Out <ul><li>Managing to Close-Out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How an effective overall program helps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why a final monitoring report is necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why transparency is important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permit wrap-up </li></ul></ul>CASE STUDY: Carlsbad Golf Course
  9. 9. Environmental Compliance Review <ul><li>Bid Package Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Changed Field Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining Project Control </li></ul><ul><li>Managing to Close-Out </li></ul>
  10. 10. Programmatic Environmental Compliance <ul><li>Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Air quality </li></ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul><ul><li>Biological resources </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat Restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous material Phase 1 & 2s </li></ul>PROJECT OWNER CONSTRUCTION MANAGER ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE MANAGER Regulatory Agencies <ul><li>Control </li></ul><ul><li>Erosion & sediment </li></ul><ul><li>Odor </li></ul><ul><li>Native habitat landscape mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor Education </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Document management & control </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment of Expertise </li></ul>DUDEK
  11. 11. Value of Programmatic Environmental Compliance <ul><li>Protects project owner liability </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates forward project momentum and maintains construction schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Remove the “unknowns” to improve budget efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces resource agency scrutiny </li></ul>
  12. 12. To discuss projects Dudek Environmental Compliance Management can plug-in to your CM team, contact Mike Sweesy at [email_address] or 760.479.4253 Thank You!

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