Maggiora & Ghilotti Use HeavyBid on Short Project Timeline
The Bunker and Mitchell Roads and Alexander Ave project was on a tight deadline, as the widening of Alexander Avenue just north of the Golden Gate Bridge needed to be completed prior to the July 4 start of the America’s Cup. Earth could not be disturbed prior to April 1, so the widening and improvements would need to be completed in three months. Work came to a stop due to hard rock until M&G brought in a D10 Dozer with a blade removed to fit it in the cut. The project involved upgrading of the facilities servicing the park, including a main roadway; new parking lots; restoration of a wetland; restoring a hillside known as Fort Cronkhite Annex Parade Ground Quarry, which was excavated during WWII; and retaining walls, valued engineered during the project (HCSS was used to value engineering and present proposals to the FHWA).
What makes it interesting?
The project was located in one of the most beautiful parks in the country, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. The project included the National Park Service, FHWA, the City of Sausalito, and the entire San Francisco Bay area and very tight deadlines were involved to have the site ready for San Francisco’s first America’s Cup. It is the largest contract that Maggiora & Ghilotti has been awarded.
There was a short timeline to bid the project, and Maggiora & Ghilotti could not have done it in time without Heavy Bid. They utilized Heavy Bid to set up cost coding and foreman’s reports. The cost report was their “Bible” on the project. Maggiora & Ghilotti used cost reports to present proposals and value engineering to the owners. The export to Excel also allowed them to track billing, breakdown quantities, and make many calculations.
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