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Anacostia Waterfront Program, Washington, DC

Atlanta International


District Department of Transportation



Project size

USD $750 Million

Period of Performance

2006 - Present

Responsible Project Phases

Planning, Design, Tendering, Construction, Close-Out


Anacostia Waterfront Program, Washington, DC

Scope of Services

Provided setup of procedures and processes of the Project Controls department and is subsequently providing staffing for Maintenance Activities. Responsibilities include Cost Estimating, Review of estimates by 3rd party consultants; Reconciliation of estimates; Development of owner estimates for pending contract change orders; and, Conducting bid analysis and support negotiation of GMP for CMR contract packages.

The Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) is a multi-agency effort to revitalize the areas around the waterfront of the Anacostia River by creating a hub of economic development and bringing thousands of new jobs, residents and visitors. The Anacostia Waterfront Initiative envisions: environmentally responsible development; unification of the diverse waterfront areas into commercial, residential, recreational, and open-space uses; development and conservation of park areas; greater access to the waterfront, communities, and business corridors.

Williams/U.S. COST continues to provide ongoing maintenance; constructability reviews, providing independent cost estimates for new projects and potential change orders, risk assessment, maintaining issue log and supporting resolution of issues that have cost/schedule impacts, preparing the monthly status report, and providing Program wide Project Controls services as needed. Over the past year it has been necessary for Williams/US COST to provide a second person to the project to meet the demand of the program. In addition to this Williams/US COST assumed the cost engineering duties that were previously to be assigned to another Subconsultant who left the program.

In the initial set up of the program, a database of labor rates and material prices was developed for use in preparing Independent Cost Estimates and Budgets. This database periodically has to be revisited and updated to reflect the actual conditions being encountered on the program. In addition to this work the following activities are ongoing and anticipated.
 Preparation and Publishing of the Program Monthly Report
 Preparation of estimates for all projects within the Program as necessary
 Maintain the estimate Database
 Maintain Baseline Budget
 Maintain and update Program Controls Manual as needed
 Change Order Management and Tracking Collaboration with DDOT procurement department for possible use of owner furnished items and development of a database of long lead procurement items by others
 Review of estimates by 3rd party consultants
 Reconciliation of estimates
 Track estimates by contract package by phase
 Development of owner estimates for pending contract change orders
 Development of professional services (A/E) estimates
 Conducting bid analysis and support negotiation of GMP for CMR contract packages
 Maintenance of bid results database to calibrate estimating database
 Provision of standards and guidance for all 3rd party estimate submittals by A/E's, bid formats, and change proposals
 Preparation of change order estimates as well as value engineering estimates.
 Perform a market analysis for South Capitol Street Corridor
 Review and process contractor progress payment requests
 Prepare Risk Management Procedure for Implementing and Tracking.

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