Deh Cho Bridge Project The GNWT Action Plan – The Levelton Report Jan 18, 2011 Yellowknife
Presentation - Aim • To present the Project Team’s plan of action in response to the recently completed Levelton Report which was an audit on the Phase 1 works.
Presentation Agenda • Background • Aim of the Report • Scope • Findings • Recommendations • Actions Planned • Conclusion • Questions
Audit Background • Phase 1 all works completed prior to 31 March 2010 under the DCBC • Phase 2 all works under the GNWT • Technical issues (design), fabrication, construction • Quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) • Due diligence dictated the GNWT review and understand what had taken place in Phase 1 • Levelton Consultants assigned the role and commenced April/May 2010 and completed 30 Nov 2010 • Audit employed interviews/documentation review/inspections to complete the audit.
Aim/Scope of the Audit • Aim : To assure the GNWT that the “in place” works were constructed to standard and that all phase 2 works would be based on quality works. • Scope: • Confirm continuity of design responsibility; • Confirm all issues raised in Ph 1 addressed; • Confirm fabrication and construction QC/QA followed and certified • Confirm general compliance with the contract and specs • Identify issues required to close off the Phase 1 works
Findings and Recommendations (1) • Findings divided into 6 main categories • Section 6 of the Report details the formal recommendations. • Some further notes in the main body of the report which are germane to the Project. • GNWT has grouped the recommendations where they make sense and where one has a direct impact on the other. • Due to the audit process- the GNWT has taken action concurrently to the review and has already completed some recommendations, with others well underway.
Findings and Recommendations (2) • Nothing found in Phase 1 that impacts the safety of the work to date or that would affect construction of Phase 2 • Deficiencies were found in Phase 1 document control which, given further time and research, may be remedied • Recommendation that Phase 1 works be accepted upon completion of the recommendations • GWNT has accepted the Levelton Report and has the resources and time available to address all the recommendations. • Our main priority remains to complete the project safely and to a high standard.
Summary of Conclusions • Levelton and Associated Engineering recommend the GNWT accept the works of Phase 1 provided recommendations are followed. • The GNWT and the Project Team accepts the report and will actively pursue all the recommendations to their successful completion. • There are sufficient resources to successfully address all the recommendations