The project consisted of the construction of a 195 km, four-lane highway between Jewetts Cove (West of Fredericton) and Magnetic Hill (near Moncton). This was a design-build project, estimated at approximately $585 million.
This project included the maintenance of the highway for a period of 20 years. Obviously the higher the quality of the workmanship achieved during construction, the lower the cost of maintenance and repairs will be.
Environmental protection and the minimization of ecological impacts were major challenges on this project. Site specific environmental plans were included for:
- Fish habitats and behaviour studies Vegetation control
- Wildlife monitoring and migration
- Wetland monitoring
- Groundwater monitoring
In a project of such a magnitude many other challenges arise, such as:
- Construction and design of bridges, underpasses, overpasses and major interchanges
- Development and implementation of both quality control and quality assurance programs
- Protection and control of archaeological findings
Revay and Associates was mandated by the general contractor to develop, implement and maintain a computer based document control system to effectively manage the high volume of project data.
Furthermore, our claims specialists were mandated to prepare an analysis of delays incurred during the execution of the contract.