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Erosion & Sediment Control in Florida Construction A New Approach for FDOT.

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1 Erosion & Sediment Control in Florida Construction A New Approach for FDOT

2 Erosion & Sediment Control What is the new approach? Brief history of current Erosion and Sediment Controls Whats in it for Contractors? Whats in it for FDOT? Whats in it for Regulatory Agencies? Challenges

3 The New Approach: Contractor responsible for the design and implementation of its plan for Erosion & Sediment Controls This allows the Contractor to optimize its approach to construction of the project and its use of E&SC measures Erosion & Sediment Control

4 Brief History FDOT has historically provided in its contracts designs for erosion and sediment controls. These designs are based on assumptions that the FDOTs Design Engineer makes about the approach a contractor will take in constructing the project.

5 Erosion & Sediment Control Brief History Often the result of Designer assumed approach to project has been inefficiencies, overruns, extra costs, sometimes environmental citations/fines. Many of these issues can be avoided with a contractor developed erosion and sediment control plan.

6 Erosion & Sediment Control Whats in this new approach for Contractor? 1. Increased efficiency 2. Control of products used 3. Possible competitive advantage 4. Change in approach to bidding the work 5. Increased/shared risk

7 Whats in this new approach for FDOT? 1. Potential cost savings 2. Better controls of sediment and erosion control on projects 3. Reduced/shared risk Erosion & Sediment Control

8 Whats in this new approach for Regulatory Agencies? 1. Improved erosion and sediment control on FDOT construction projects Erosion & Sediment Control

9 Challenges 1. Convincing Contractors that the increased risk is outweighed by the improved efficiencies or potential competitive advantages 2. Paradigm shift for Contractors in the way they bid this work 3. Get Contractors to recognize the opportunities

10 Erosion & Sediment Control Challenges 4. Education 5. Ensuring that necessary information is provided to bidders

11 Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Erosion & Sediment Control

12 Contact Information: David Sadler, P.E. State Construction Engineer Florida Department of Transportation david.sadler@dot.state.fl.us 1-850-414-5203 david.sadler@dot.state.fl.us


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