> DESIGN PHASE
Transportation Design Quality Assurance
Raba Kistner provides full-service quality assurance (QA) on major Design-Build and P3 transportation projects. Under these delivery models, the Developer is responsible for the project’s design, including the independent review that ensures the design meets contract requirements. As plan packages are developed, they are reviewed by independent QA and the DOT/Owner. Raba Kistner has provided this review on multiple major projects totaling more than $12 billion in construction value.
Raba Kistner’s ELVIS (Engineering and Laboratory Vital Information System) is a proprietary, web-based system that accepts design packages and makes them available to various reviewers, who then are able to add comments as to whether the design meets contract requirements or not. Once review of a package is complete, it is forwarded to the designer for response. Accepted responses are then incorporated into the package that is to be released for construction (RFC). The system provides a detailed log for each package so that it can be easily verified that all comments have been resolved.
Features of ELVIS:
- Web-based, so accessible anywhere there is internet access
- Comments can be reviewed in real time, maximizing time efficiency
- Transparent and secure communication between developer, designer and DOT/Owner
> CONSTRUCTION PHASE
Transportation Quality Documentation: ELVIS “Engineering and Laboratory Vital Information System”
Our award-winning, web-based design and construction quality management tool, ELVIS (Engineering and Laboratory Vital Information System), is customized to meet the needs of each project, and allows team members to access, monitor and manage all project phases in a real-time, transparent manner.
As part of our infrastructure consulting services, Raba Kistner has written project-specific QMPs for transportation projects of all sizes, totaling over $12 billion in construction value. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (Alamo RMA), and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) are among the clients we have served. Protecting owners’ interests, assuring compliance for developers, and enhancing developers’ processes efficiently and effectively are our top goals for all.
Our Quality Management Services include:
- ELVIS (Engineering and Laboratory Vital Information System)
- Project Quality Management Programs, including:
- Quality Control (QC)
- Quality Acceptance (QA)
- Owner Verification Testing & Inspection (OVTI)
- Independent Assurance (IA)
- Independent Engineer (IE)