San Jose, California - The Los Gatos Creek Bridge Team received the Project Achievement Award by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Northern California chapter. The first place award, presented at the Annual Awards & Scholarship Gala on May 17, 2018, recognizes the construction efforts for the Caltrain Los Gatos Creek Bridge Project. Receipt of this award places the project on the list of eligible projects for the National Achievement Award.
Kleinfelder’s scope as QA Program Manager, Materials Testing and Special Inspection Provider included in-depth reviews and evaluations of the contractor’s QC Manual and QC Plan to allow notice to proceed, as well as development of a QA Program and Plan for the project’s CM Team. Caltrain requires site specific work plans for certain phases of construction, which are developed and reviewed as work proceeds. Our QA Program implementation and maintenance, along with oversight of the QC Program and Work Activity Plans for each individual item of work allowed continuous progress and reduced costly delays.
Kleinfelder provided source inspections during girder fabrication in Antioch; welding and coatings inspections for permanent steel column casings fabricated in Washington; and welded hoops identification, sampling, and lab testing. In the field, our Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) trained field inspectors worked seamlessly with our CM and Owner Teams to sample and test structural foundation system concrete for the bridge bents, abutments, and retaining walls. We provided earthwork, aggregates, HMA, and Ballast sampling and testing. Kleinfelder's scope was completed with zero recordable accidents or injuries to our staff. All construction activities were performed during live daytime track windows between trains, or at night while unrestricted access to the alignment was available.
Kleinfelder leveraged staff from our Oakland, Pleasanton, Hayward, and Pittsburg offices to complete the project on time and under authorized fee. “This was a great Team effort that I’m proud to have managed,” said Chris McCarty, Kleinfelder Project Manager. “Our success is a direct result of each team member’s hard work and expertise, which allows us to remain at the forefront of our industry.”
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