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North Central Region Construction Conference March 7, 2013.

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1 North Central Region Construction Conference March 7, 2013

2 Overview Utility unit staff Utility unit can help – Wisconsin Statute – Conflict or Means and Methods – Compensable utility relocations – Non-compensable utility relocations – Process – Documentation

3 Utility Unit Staff Wis. Rapids Office Mike Maurer Richard Rogers Bryan Magnuson (DTSD Consultant)

4 Utility Unit Staff Rhinelander Office Terry Catlin Josh Gerrits (DTSD Consultant) Steve Kienitz

5 Utility Unit Staff Permitting Terry Catlin (Rhinelander) Keith Rutkowski (Wis. Rapids)

6 Utility Unit Staff Wis. Rapids and Rhinelander Mike Baumann (Utility Engineer) Jordan Kelbley (Utility Supervisor)

7 Utility Unit Can Help Navigating laws Conflict resolution – Conflict or Means and Methods – Compensable or Non-Compensable Assist determining compensability Coordinate approvals Create documents – Process – Documentation

8 Wisconsin Statute The contractor must expose (pot-hole) the underground utility facility at reasonable intervals Note: The utility company is not responsible to expose underground utility facilities

9 Conflict or Means and Methods Underground facility with 18 inches of excavation limits Overhead facility too close to crane Above ground facility with two feet of face of curb Underground facility cannot withstand weight of equipment Soil not stable so underground facility requires protection

10 Conflict or Means and Methods How was contractor anticipated to build project? What equipment was contractor anticipated to use? Specific equipment required to avoid utility conflict? Are plans and special provisions consistent? Contractor follow plan or did changes occur? Issue based upon law/engineering or convenience?

11 Plan calls for non-integral curb and gutter Contractor chooses to do integral curb and gutter Utility facilities two feet or more from face of curb No conflict so contractor responsible for all costs associated with adjusting utility facilities or working around them Example Conflict or Contractor’s Means and Methods

12 Work Plans approved with overhead wires over a bridge deck Special provisions and plan developed with the overhead wires over the bridge deck Bridge can be built with 10 feet of clearance between adequate equipment and overhead wires No conflict so contractor responsible for all costs associated with adjusting utility facilities or working around them

13 Compensable Utility Relocations Utility has a land right – Easement – Prescriptive rights – Previous Conveyance of Rights document – Other Second Move State Statue (4m)

14 Non-Compensable Utility Relocations In right-of-way by permit – Have not relocated – Second Move due to utility company error Construction Permit

15 Process Who has authority – Compensable – Non-Compensable Who to inform – Utility company – Project manager – Utility engineer/coordinator

16 Documentation Diary entries – Who, what, where, when – Utilities marked – Potholing locations and utility elevations – Controlling item affected – Delay or inconvenience – Other information as needed Pictures – Make sure has some scale to it – Make sure get whole area Documentation reports – Project Manager/Leader – Utility Company

17 Project Manager/Leader Documentation Report

18 Utility Company Documentation Report

19 Questions or Comments? Mike Baumann


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