Project Profile

SFPW As-Needed Civil Engineering Services No. 3

San Francisco Public Works
San Francisco, CA
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Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc. (Joint Venture Partner)

In a joint venture with KJ, AGS was the prime consultant on two previous contracts with Public Works for as-needed civil engineering services, including providing:

• Assistance to City staff in site improvements

• Field investigations

• Land surveying

• Roadway design

• Curb ramp design

• Curb ramp data collection

• Traffic counting

• Engineering analysis

• Preparing investigation and recommendation reports

• Providing engineering support during construction

• Providing recommendations for various types of civil engineering work

• Other related services

For the No. 3 contract, AGS was tasked to provide curb ramp design to comply with Title 24 accessibility requirements and city standards. The firm coordinated topographic surveying, civil 3D design, quantity estimation, and plan review process including meetings with Public Works staff and the City’s Accessibility Coordinator for 1,213 curb ramps, and 635 returns at 271 intersections. The design was consistent with City Curb Ramp Standards and was prepared using AutoCAD 2011 [based on BOE AutoCAD Standards].

AGS has continuously revised the firm’s accessibility design guidelines in order to remain consistent with the evolving criteria required by Public Works staff and the City’s Accessibility Coordinator. AGS has also met with Public Works staff to streamline the design and review process in order to accommodate City staff’s request for reduced design costs.

For this contract, AGS completed many curb ramp task orders as well as civil engineering for task orders such as SFMTA Temporary Bus Parking conceptual design and CER for the MUNI Metro East (MME) and the bus parking site.

The Bus Yard at MME project is a task order under this contract which is part of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) Building Progress Program to repair, renovate and modernize their aging facilities. The bus yard is a temporary parking area on a formerly vacant plot that will be used to house buses during the construction of new facilities.

AGS has continuously worked with SFPW and the Disability Access Coordinator’s office in order to deliver projects which meet their rigorous design guidelines, and their desire to serve the residents of San Francisco. AGS has worked to train our staff to implement the most current AutoCADD Civil 3D design techniques in order to streamline the design and review process. The result is that we have been able to maintain an excellent record of delivering the projects on time and within the approved budget.

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