The information provided on this site will provide engineers with the requirements and design criteria for drainage that meetS UDOT standards. For all deviations from the drainage planning criteria and procedures contained in the DMOI, an approved design deviation is required. Use the region-specific forms below to request a deviation. Both FHWA and the State of Utah have made significant financial commitments to the CMGC program. This partnership has enabled ES UDOT to carry out many of its most ambitious projects. In return for FHWA`s support, UDOT makes this report available for compliance with the SEP-14 agreement. It brings together UDOT`s knowledge of the benefits of CMGC, the performance of CMGC projects over traditional projects, the best CMGC applications and UDOT`s FORMAL CMGC process. The CMGC process offers teams the unique opportunity to develop innovations that minimize risk and maximize construction efficiency. Unlike technical innovations, these process innovations often use standard solutions, but implementation of these solutions is done during design when time and cost agreements do not control the contract. Process innovations minimize construction assumptions and maximize construction efficiency. This makes the auctions very accurate. In this way, the CMGC design process is able to obtain a guaranteed maximum price (GMP). CMGC`s greatest achievements are the integration of technical innovations and processes into the project.
The CMGC process has resulted in better environmental responsibility at two levels. First, the contractor had more time to familiarize himself with the environmental issues of a project. Both the Southern Parkway team and the SR-9 projects stated that this was the case. This extra time also allows contractors to gather information on how their construction methods might raise environmental problems, as was the case with SR-9, where “the presence of the contractor allowed the service to inform it of the presence of the historic centre. This warned the contractor about the need to examine the foundations of older buildings that could be affected by nearby construction work,” (SR9). Other common project objectives, which have been positively influenced by the CMGC process, are cost reduction, quality improvement, reduced timing and reduced impact on the general public. While the CMGC continues to provide projects that successfully address the project`s objectives, the most recent projects have helped us identify areas where the process may still need some refinement. While everything the project team does to improve the project is beneficial to the public, it is worth considering how CMGC creates specific opportunities to improve the public disposition in relation to the project. Many project teams described the positive effects of CMGC`s unique approach to engaging contractors with stakeholders. As part of the Riverdale Road project, the CMGC procedure introduced the contractor “at an early stage to the public and other stakeholders and gave a face to the project team. In the traditional method, only the owner has interactions with the public until the final design and price of the project. This has allowed the contractor to gain valuable public trust and build the necessary relationships to resolve conflicts related to access to real estate, land use and a general partnership with stakeholders,” (Riverdale Road Project Team).