Design-Build is a Project Delivery method designed to minimize project risks for the client and expedite the delivery schedule by overlapping the design, permitting, and construction phases of a project. Due to the numerous benefits, this method is gaining wide acceptance in the profession. WGI has embraced the design-build philosophy and, with an innovative approach to projects, has been very successful in teaming with contractors to win multiple awards in the transportation arena over the past several years. With WGI’s creativity and technical expertise, we are an asset to any team.
Utility Locating & Coordination
Design-build teams delivering projects on accelerated timelines need to have firm control of the risk posed by utilities.
A project’s success requires a comprehensive understanding of how existing utilities may affect its schedule and budget.
WGI’s close relationships with utility agency owners and its cutting-edge technology enables us to produce accurate record data that ultimately keeps projects moving forward. Because record drawings are sometimes unreliable, a project designed without precise utility locations could be substantially delayed during construction. With WGI’s full range of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services, delays and unexpected additional costs are avoided.
Effective utility locating and coordination requires innovation, experience, and a team approach. WGI owns and operates state-of-the-art air/vacuum excavation and ground-penetrating radar systems. We perform “soft digs” around existing utilities to confirm both horizontal and vertical location. Additionally, SUE services encompass a wide range of activities that facilitate a project’s progress. Armed with this information, we design projects that minimize utility impacts, ensure safe work sites, and prevent damage to utilities while controlling costs and schedule.
Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
Utility Designation Surveys
Vacuum Excavation Services
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Interior and Concrete Radar Mapping
Sunshine State One Call of Florida (SSOCOF) Ticket Response
FDOT Utility Agreements and Work Schedules
Utility Work by Highway Contractor (UWHC) Agreements
Utility Records Research
Identification of Property Right
Utility Estimates, Billing, and Reimbursement Packages
Reimbursement and Subordination Agreements
Utility Conflict Resolution
Utility Conflict Matrix and Impact Analysis
Value Engineering Analysis
Damage Prevention Programs