The Undergrounding of Utilities Master Plan recommended the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) project delivery method to implement the undergrounding work. The CMAR project delivery method helps ensure the project phases do not go over budget and provides more schedule control throughout the undergrounding construction phase. CMAR was successfully used during the Lake Towers undergrounding project as well as many other large infrastructure projects that have been completed by the Town.
The Town Council approved the use of CMAR during the planning process for Phase 1 of the undergrounding project. The Town has selected separate construction managers to complete the work with Burkhardt Construction (selected to complete the work in Phase 1 north) and Whiting Turner (selected to complete the work in Phase 1 south). At the April 13th Town Council meeting, the preconstruction survey budgets for Phase 1 north and south were approved.
With this approval both construction managers will initiate development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) to be presented to the Town for eventual Town Council approval. Each phase of the project (there are eight total) will be going out to bid separately to ensure transparency, accountability, and competition amongst proposing construction managers.