Design Phase

Transportation Design Quality Assurance

Raba Kistner provides full-service quality assurance (QA) on major Design-Build and P3 transportation projects. Under these delivery models, the Developer is responsible for the project’s design, including the independent review that ensures the design meets contract requirements. As plan packages are developed, they are reviewed by independent QA and the DOT/Owner. Raba Kistner has provided this review on multiple major projects totaling more than $12 billion in construction value. 

Raba Kistner’s ELVIS (Engineering and Laboratory Vital Information System) is a proprietary, web-based system that accepts design packages and makes them available to various reviewers, who then are able to add comments as to whether the design meets contract requirements or not.Once review of a package is complete, it is forwarded to the designer for response. Accepted responses are then incorporated into the package that is to be released for construction (RFC). The system provides a detailed log for each package so that it can be easily verified that all comments have been resolved.

Features of ELVIS:

  • Web-based, so accessible anywhere there is internet access
  • Comments can be reviewed in real time, maximizing time efficiency
  • Transparent and secure communication between developer, designer and DOT/Owner
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