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Rail and Transit

"Keep people moving. We manage the work to minimize disruption to commuters, station vendors and surrounding businesses."

-Alice Ghirardelli

Project requirements: Provide assistant R.E., electrical inspection, and project controls for $500M expansion of San Francisco Light Rail Transit system with 8 new stations.

Phase I of the Third Street Light Rail Project consists of a 5.4 mile extension of the MUNI Metro light rail system, beginning near the Caltrain station at 4th and King streets to an intermodal terminal adjacent to the Caltrain Bayshore Station. Phase I of the Project also includes a new light rail maintenance, operations, and storage facility, MUNI Metro East Facility (MME).

Ghirardelli Associates has assisted with the project set up of the construction office and has maintained files in accordance with the San Francisco Municipal Railway Construction office using Expedition software. We logged daily diaries and job reports, coordinated surveys, materials testing and contaminated material service performed by others. Our other duties were monitoring labor compliance and tracking change orders, while answering phones and general office duties.

Ghirardelli Associates also provides construction inspection services, which included the inspection of the installation of the light-rail, underground utilities, heavy traffic control, quality assurance, safety regulations, environmental regulations, labor regulations and making sure the work was done in accordance with the plans and specifications. We assisted in negotiating and preparing contract change orders and prepared monthly progress sheets for payments. We kept in constant communication with the client (MUNI), utility companies and the traveling public to facilitate the building of the project.

Services Provided: Bridge inspectors, R.E., electrical inspection, project management.