Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 81
'Our values are honesty, integrity and
credibility and that is what we expect.'
Experience has been invaluable because
the original scope of the highway project has expanded since its inception to
account for its proximity to the military
base. NCDOT added an additional section
of highway and two access control points
into Fort Bragg. The access control points
act as checkpoints for military personnel
and visitors traveling to the base, and, as
such, require connections and underground
utility work to support military electronics
and communications equipment.
The scope of the work is far greater than
a simple gate and each access point was
estimated to add another six months to the
project. When combined with the additional road construction, Conti and the NCDOT
initially estimated another 18 months were
needed to complete the work, which would
have pushed the highway's opening into
Conti partnered with NCDOT on a collaborative approach that provided cost-effective solutions and increased the pace of
work to deliver the project in the timeframe
of October 2018. "That's been a huge chal-
lenge to complete a tremendous amount of
work, plus an additional, not insignificant,
scope of work in the original contract time,"
Conerly says. "We were able to agree on an
accelerated schedule, which will deliver the
project on time."
Conti has maintained a good and healthy
work environment by fostering team collaboration. "We make every effort to work
with our clients to exceed their expectations. Our values are at the forefront of what
we bring to a project and these include
being quality-driven and dedicated to the
project's success," Conerly continues.
"Our proactive and persistent approach
has been demonstrated on this challenging
project and we look forward to the successful delivery," he says.
Conti worked closely with
NCDOT to identify subcontractors for the project.
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