“This was a complex project, so it was important that the design-build design accounted for what the BART stakeholders needed, and that the contractors understood their role,” according to Tony Murphy, WSP’s project manager. “Proactive discussions with the contractor and BART, and an approach that involved working in the BART offices, helped us with problem identification and resolution. Personnel consistency helped to keep the owner informed and the project on track.”
— WSP had a comprehensive understanding of the design, as well as the technical expertise, so the firm was requested on numerous occasions to undertake site inspections to identify potential problems and make corrections before issues arose. “Since we knew the design very well, we were able to help BART successfully complete its testing and safety certification and make sure the client’s interests were always at the forefront,” Murphy said.
The rail extension and new station in Fremont makes it more convenient for commuters to ride BART trains north into Oakland and San Francisco.
— list of primary services Design and construction-phase services on the Warm Springs Extension, including civil, structural, rail systems and tunnel/geotechnical engineering, design support, right-of-way acquisition support and procurement support.
— Preliminary engineering design of two rail lines, three control rooms, five track power facilities, and two box tunnels, including 100 percent design of the cut-and-cover tunnel under Lake Elizabeth in Fremont Central Park.