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ITE Intermountain Section in Jackson, WY
ITE Intermountain Section in Jackson, WY

Join Us at the ITE Intermountain Section Jackson, WY 

Maintenance of Traffic and Construction: Sequencing Strategies for Utah’s I-15, The Point Design-Build Project
2:40 pm, Friday, May 19, 2017, Snow King Resort

Defining project goals and communicating their importance through a best value selection process and criteria are
well known Design-Build best practices but often present challenges for the owner and design-build proposers.
Utah DOT took the time to develop the selection criteria with the goal of maintaining traffic flow through I-15,
The Point in Utah. The selection criteria for this $160 million Design-Build project included MOT Duration Values,
a unique approach to scoring, which resulted in an efficient MOT and construction sequencing strategy. This
selection strategy allowed flexibility in construction approach while providing an opportunity for the contractor
to make contractual commitments to minimize impacts to traffic. From day one, the Design-Build Team was on
board with the client’s process and goals. This presentation will cover how Design-Build best practices were used
to develop the selection criteria so project goals were met, and how the Design-Builder proposed and successfully
executed the unique MOT and construction sequencing plan.

Marcus Kochis, PE, Wilson & Company, Colorado Springs, CO
Trent Thatcher, PE, PTOE, Wilson & Company, South Jordan, UT

Things You’ll Learn
• Successful use of MOT Duration Values as Design-Build Selection Criteria.
• Minimizing impacts to traffic during Urban Interstate Reconstruction.
• Strategic Construction Phasing to reduce schedule risks.

Meet Our Presenters
Marcus Kochis, PE, has experience in civil engineering, with expertise in roadway, MOT, signing, striping, traffic signal design, and construction inspection.
Trent Thatcher, PE, PTOE (right) has more than 23 years of traffic engineering experience working on a variety of transportation projects throughout the Western and Southwestern US. His expertise includes, signing, striping, traffic signal design, and traffic safety.