HART Awards Contract For General Engineering Consulting Services

HART Awards Contract For General Engineering Consulting

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has
awarded a contract for General Engineering Consultant (GEC) support
services for the next phase of the rail project.

The $46.1 million five-year contract awarded to CH2M Hill, Inc.
covers oversight support for design review, scheduling and cost
estimating, environmental and planning and interface management as
the project moves forward. The new GEC contract replaces the
previous GEC II contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff, which ends
early next year. The previous GEC II contract, valued at $150
million, provides for a transition period while the new contractor
comes on board.

CH2M Hill has been working in Hawaii and part of the local
community for more than 35 years.  Its Honolulu office has 50
staff and is located on Bishop Street.  The firm is a global
consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management
firm specializing in infrastructure, energy, water and
environmental areas with 28,000 employees worldwide.

The latest GEC contract is smaller in scope and reflects HART’s
increasing oversight role since the public transit authority was
officially created in July of 2011.

“This new contract reflects where we are on the project, and
takes into account HART’s more active role in implementing and
managing all design and construction contracts,” said HART
Executive Director and CEO Daniel Grabauskas. “This should save us
money while focusing on more specialized areas where we need
expertise. We are excited to have CH2M Hill on board.”

In addition to the new GEC contract, HART is expected to award
contracts in the specialty areas of Core Systems support; safety
and security oversight; and construction engineering and inspection
for both the east and west portions of the alignment.

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