Providing Overall Program Management
Parsons’ scope of work includes environmental clearances and permits for 6,800 linear feet of seawall replacement and full design and construction support services of 3,400 linear feet of seawall replacement. The project also includes design and construction of ecological features, a habitat beach, the new seawall, a restored roadway, and a promenade along the waterfront. Parsons provides extensive coordination with stakeholders, adjacent business owners, historic pier owners, the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal, the Seattle Aquarium, partner agencies, third-party utilities, and regulatory agencies.
Coordination on the project during design required hands-on management by each technical discipline lead as well as the right tracking tools. To accomplish this task, Parsons used a tiered meeting approach to closely coordinate all elements of the project and keep it moving forward by maintaining a 6-week look-ahead schedule, issues and action item log, and risk register. This approach actively involved the design team, environmental team, outreach team, right-of-way team, and procurement team, many of which had concurrent and overlapping milestones.
In addition, the design solution had to meet the habitat goals and design-life criteria while addressing many other interests along the waterfront, including pier access, urban design elements, compatibility with future phases, ongoing maintenance and operational requirements, emergency access, and construction. Through extensive coordination and collaboration, our team incorporated a typical wall design application with 8-foot wall segments that will accommodate the varying existing and future needs. This method provides flexibility to meet temporary and permanent construction needs such as utilities, pier access, pre-cast construction elements offsite, and modular elements that can be inspected.