City of El PasoEl Paso, TexasSun Metro, the City of El Paso’s Mass Transit Department, is transitioning from "hub and spoke" to a node system. In order to achieve this, its capital improvement plan included the construction of four mass transit terminals throughout the city. ECM was chosen as the construction manager for these transit terminals, providing inspection services, developing master schedules, reviewing preliminary, pre-final and final design packages, providing preconstruction and bidding support, constructability reviews of design and project modifications throughout construction phase, holding construction weekly meetings, reviewing pay applications and change orders, performing schedule and progress reviews, managing quality control testing, reporting progress reports weekly, providing utility relocation coordination, coordinating LEED items with contractor, coordinating with off-site improvement contractors, and providing fundamental LEED commissioning (for the Mission Valley project only).
The $9 million Glory Road Transfer Center and Parking Garage has 436 parking spaces in seven levels, bus stop bays, waiting areas, offices, public restrooms, retail space and landscape areas. The parking structure included 5-feet deep mat foundation and post-tensioned beams and slabs. This project is pursuing LEED Silver Certification. During construction, Sun Metro requested significant modifications to the projects to improve the HVAC system and add new features such as driver lounges, and restaurants.
The $3 million Mission Valley Transfer Center project includes of 3,300 sq. ft. terminal buildings with restrooms, offices and snack bar area, bus stop bays, and public parking areas. This project is pursuing LEED Silver Certification. It also includes the restoration of a property built in 1873, with the goal of placing it in the National Register of Historic Places.
The $4 million Downtown Transfer Center project has 6,000 sq. ft. terminal building, offices, restrooms, a restaurant, retail space, 17 bus stops, landscape areas, public art components, and a public parking lot.
The $2 million Westside Transfer Center consists of 3,500 sq. ft. buildings including waiting areas, concessionaire space, offices, restrooms, 7 bus bays, and a 175 space parking lot.
Projects were funded with ARRA funds and included the installation of security cameras, WI-FI, and fiber optic connections.
ECM's team approach to construction management was a significant factor to the successful on time completion of the four terminals and within approved budget.