• Many Glacier Hotel at Glacier National Park, Montana

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Construction QA Checklist

Predesign / Schematic Design

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Major constructability issues have been identified.
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Contract type has been identified and is appropriate (fixed price, design build, 8a set aside, competitive negotiation, etc.).
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All compliance has begun or is complete (SHPO, NEPA, EA, etc.).
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Scope of work consistent with program and within budget.
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Work on easements, right of ways, cooperative agreements, etc. have been initiated.

Design Development (DBB) or (DB)

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All required deliverables submitted.
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All required permits (Water, Sewer, and Road) are outlined.
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State or local contacts included.
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Individual permit requirements have been listed.
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All compliance has been initiated or is complete (SHPO, NEPA, EA, etc.).
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Logistics - traffic control, impacts to park and visitor operations have been considered and addressed.
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Site access issues, load limits, bridge and/or tunnel height restrictions have been identified.
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Long lead items, material and equipment availability, special delivery or construction requirements have been considered.
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Value Engineering potential has been investigated.
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Notes on drawings are appropriate and do not conflict with the specifications or General Provisions.
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NPS/DSC Division 1 guide specifications have been incorporated and edited to the greatest extent possible.
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Preliminary site investigation complete and existing conditions verified and included.
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Hazardous material testing has been done and scope of work identified.
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Archeological potential has been assessed and protection specified. Coordination with Park has occurred.
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Availability of material, labor, and equipment on remote sites has been considered.
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Draft Constructability checklist has been completed.
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All legal work completed (easements, right of ways, cooperative agreements, etc.).
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Estimate is within budget with appropriate mark ups for this stage of development.
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The draft Price Schedule is completed and coordinated with specifications.

Construction Documents (DBB and DB (as applicable))

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All required deliverables submitted.
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Final Constructability checklist included and completed.
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State and local permit review comments and details have been incorporated.
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All compliance is complete.
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No funding issues. Class A estimate is within available funds.
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Special inspection requirements listed.
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Staging areas are identified on site plan.
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Staging areas are adequate for the intended purpose.
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Considered availability of temporary utilities for staging (cost and time implications, park supplied or contractor).
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Logistics - traffic control, impacts to park and visitor operations have been considered and addressed.
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Site access issues have been included in General Conditions requirements.
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Long lead items that may affect contract period have been considered.
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Specialized equipment and materials have been considered in the estimate and contract period.
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Sole source materials have been adequately justified.
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Government furnished equipment and materials are adequate and will be available when the contractor needs them.
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Requirements for resource protection specified and adequately shown.
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Accurate survey data on the plans (BMs, TBMs, TOPO).
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Construction limits adequately shown and defined (needed for both access and construction limits).
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Special signage requirements addressed (traffic, park, etc.).
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All existing utilities located and accurately shown.
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Temporary system requirements have been coordinated with park or concession needs.
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Salvageable items have been identified and listed.
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Noise, dust and special safety concerns have been addressed in the special conditions.
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Constraints on means and methods are justifiable.
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If rock excavation is expected it is clearly defined and accounted for in the Price Schedule with an estimated quantity.
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If Blasting is allowed the standard NPS explosives specification is included with all safety requirements.
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Hazardous material scope of work is clearly shown, quantified and accounted for in the estimate. State and local requirements have been considered.
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Archeological monitoring requirements have been addressed in the specifications. Sensitive zones are protected.
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If the availability of material, labor, or equipment is an issue on remote sites has it been considered in the cost estimate and in the overall contract period.
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Site access constraints for construction operations have been included.
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Appropriate contract length (considering weather, seasons, long lead items, fabrication and delivery, etc.).
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Park or Concession imposed restrictions included in the package are appropriate and impacts to cost and schedule have been considered.
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Clear delineation of local utility responsibilities (scope, equipment supplied etc.) and contractor responsibilities included as a part of this contract.
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Disruption of utilities and down times have been coordinated with the park and language included in division 1 specifications.
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Specific phasing requirements have been included as applicable.
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Specialized materials are necessary and mfg. installation and certifications are specified.
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Park or concessionaire beneficial occupancy's (grand openings, fixed completion dates) have been considered in the overall planning.
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Overlaps with adjacent and concurrent contracts have been identified with requirements for contractor to coordinate as needed.
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Value engineering decisions have been incorporated.
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Training and certifications have been outlined in the individual spec sections.
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Operation and maintenance requirements have been included.
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Notes on drawings are appropriate and do not conflict with the specifications or General Provisions.
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Adequate detail provided.
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Specified products are detailed on drawings as needed.
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Check for consistency of terminology between drawings and specifications.
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Identify outdated code requirements.
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Identify obsolete materials specified.
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Verify all spec section references are correct and specifications are included in the package.
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NPS/ DSC Division 1 guide specifications have been utilized, and fully edited.
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Contractor's use of premises has been appropriately addressed.
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Park hours of operation and seasonal shut downs have been included.
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Relevant reports are included (soils, hazmat, etc.).
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Project schedule requirements are up to date and appropriate for the project size and complexity.
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Submittal requirements match internal NPS/DSC processes.
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All reference standards have been incorporated.
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Quality control staff requirements are appropriate.
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All required forms have been attached to individual specification sections.
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Temporary service requirements have been coordinated with the Park and identified as either Government furnished or Contractor responsibility.
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Contracting Officer's field office, furnishings, and equipment requirements have been adequately addressed.
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Adequate barriers specified and shown on the site plan.
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Requirements for compliance with applicable laws, environmental regulations, and ordinances have been included.
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Park security requirements and special permits addressed as required.
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Price Schedule included with Contract line item descriptions that are clearly written and collectively describe all work included in the contract.
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All Options or alternates are accurately described and identified on the drawings.
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Measurement for payment language included for each Contract line item accurately describes how completed work will be measured for payment.
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Payment information included for each Contract line item reflects type of payment (lump sum or unit price).
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Price schedule coordinated with specification section 012700 (Definition of Contract Line Items) and class A cost estimate.
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Estimate is broken down per CSI format with Materials, Labor and Equipment for each Contract Line Item.