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Section Meetings: February 2015
will be held at the: CH2M HILL Campus (West Building)

February Meeting Topic:
Fort Collins MAX Bus Rapid Transit Project at CH2M HILL

Topic Information:

MAX is the largest infrastructure project in the City of Fort Collins' history ($87 million) and is the Front Range's first bus rapid transit system. CH2M HILL provided overall project construction management support services in an integrated team with the city's personnel. The firm also provided contractor oversight, quality assurance, and quality control testing for the project. CH2M HILL also led the FTA-mandated Safety and Security Certification for the project, developed the system integration and testing plan, and led the testing and commissioning of the BRT system.

MAX is a new and convenient, modern transit system offering service every 10 minutes during peak service hours and real-time bus arrival information at each station. MAX connects downtown Fort Collins, Colorado State University, and south Fort Collins, providing access to popular destinations and employment centers for the community. The project included the BRT guideway and stations, transit center, Transfort maintenance facility expansion, and advanced traveler information system.

CH2M HILL was engaged in the project after design completion and immediately implemented project controls, including risk mitigation and cost and schedule controls. The city recognized that to deliver the MAX BRT project on schedule and within budget it needed strong leadership from CH2M HILL to impose a functional organizational structure that facilitated the "right people doing the right things" relative to their experience level. The MAX project was completed on time and $2 million under budget due to the diligence of the construction management team (comprised of CH2M HILL and Ditesco) that provided critical project controls to immediately address issues from the design and bidding phase through the construction phase.

"MAX was envisioned by the city as a catalyst investment to use public transportation to shape the growth of Fort Collins for decades into the future. Even before construction was started developers had begun housing and commercial redevelopment projects to take advantage of MAX, confirming the city's vision. It has been exciting to be part of a team that has put the finishing touches on a project that was first planned over 15 years ago." MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which began revenue service for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, in May of 2014, has been honored by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) with a 2014 Project Achievement Award in the category of Infrastructure Project with Constructed Value Less Than $150 Million.

Please arrive by 5:30 to meet with other AACE International members and guests. Dinner and a brief section meeting will start at 6:00. The presentation will begin around 6:45.

CH2M HILL Campus (West Building)
9191 South Jamaica Street
Englewood, CO 80112

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thank you for your attention and response, we look forward to seeing you at this months Presentation by CH2M HILL at their campus in South Denver.

Mark Scheel, RMS Vice President
AACE International Rocky Mountain Section

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