Sound Transit East Link Light Rail Seattle, Washington

Spanning multiple stations along a 14-mile stretch, the Sound Transit East Link Light Rail connects downtown Seattle with Redmond, Washington. As a key member of the Bellevue Downtown Segment and fast start team, Otak project controls supported the Director of the East Link Program in early procurement support of the East Link’s E360 DB and E335 general contractor / construction management (GCCM) projects.

Adding Project Controls to Transit Oriented Development

Developing memorandums of understanding (MOU) with the City of Bellevue and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) outlined planned use of Bellevue Way and I-90 roadway for the construction of E320. The project involved early planning, design, procurement and setup of East Link Program elements both large and small with bid-build, GCCM and design-build procurements, specification development, development of local agreements, internal audit, schedule, cost and alternatives analysis. The team also helped to roll out Bluebeam as a critical office tool and worked with Sound Transit management to evaluate schedule and cost options.

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Dave Hawkins

Operations Manager, Project Control

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Walter Tarr

Manager of Project Controls