Pie Secures RTD On-Call Forensic Services Contract

Arvada, Colorado (July 19, 2012) – Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) is pleased to announce that Fellsburg Holt & Ullevig, Inc. (http://www.fhueng.com/), a local transportation consulting firm, chose Pie to lead the on-call forensic services portion of a 5-year on-call design and post-design architectural and engineering contract covering the entire RTD District.

Pie will lend its forensic talents to the vast array of RTD facilities and infrastructure, which encompass a service area of 2,348 square miles and a population of 2.7 million people.  Serving 40 municipalities in 6 counties plus 2 city/county jurisdictions, RTD has nearly 150 regular fixed routes, including Local, Express, and Regional bus routes and light rail lines, almost 9,700 active bus stops and 74 Park-n-Ride facilities with 26,530 parking spaces.

Pie Services:  On an as-needed basis, Pie’s scope of services for RTD may include:rtd1-300x300

  • Investigating unexpected failures that may occur within the RTD system (structural, architectural, civil, mechanical, electrical).
  • Determining causation and the scope of repair of any failures that occur.
  • Repair and rehabilitation design and construction quality assurance.
  • Advising RTD on ways to avoid or mitigate against potential future failures.
  • Providing emergency property damage or loss investigations and analyses.
  • Providing property condition assessments of existing facilities and infrastructure across the RTD system.

At the time RTD issued its on-call services request for proposals, it anticipated on-call design and post design projects such as adding 400 parking spaces along the Southwest Corridor, developing several new Park-n-Ride facilities, mitigating U.S. Highway 36 widening impacts, safety improvements and upgrades to various Park-n-Ride facilities, rehabilitation and maintenance of existing pedestrian bridges, performance of annual inspections of 12-13 freight bridges along the Southwest Corridor and performance of bi-annual inspections of pedestrian bridges and tunnels.

Pie will be working directly with FHU and its other subconsultants, Harris Kocher Smith (surveying and civil design), Interactive Elements (safety and security systems), Kleinfelder (geotechnical engineering and materials testing), LONCO (bridge inspections and structural engineering), Pahl Architecture (architecture), PKM Design Group (landscape architecture) and SSG MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering).rtd2-300x300

“We are extremely excited to be a part of the FHU team.  We look forward to working with FHU and our other on-call teammates to help RTD meet its riders’ present and future public transit needs by offering safe, clean, reliable, courteous, accessible and cost-effective service throughout the District. As age, rider usage and exposure to the elements cause wear and tear on RTD’s diverse assortment of existing facilities and infrastructure, and as projects like FasTracks and the recently announced I-225 Rail Line extension project bring new facilities and infrastructure on line, Pie stands ready to apply lessons learned from years of existing buildings and structures forensic work to help RTD maintain its existing facilities and design and construct new facilities that not only meet, but exceed, RTD’s and all of its riders’ expectations.”  – Joe Smith, AIA, Pie Senior Forensic Architect

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