Design Quality Management of The New Samuel De Champlain Bridge
(T.Y. Lin International)
James Duxbury (T.Y. Lin International)
Marwan Nader (T.Y. Lin International)
|Médium:||papier de conférence|
|Conférence:||IABSE Congress: The Evolving Metropolis, New York, NY, USA, 4-6 September 2019|
|Publié dans:||The Evolving Metropolis|
|Nombre total de pages (du PDF):||9|
One of the largest bridge projects in North America, the Samuel De Champlain Bridge is a 3.4 km-long viaduct with a signature cable-stayed bridge. The public-private-partnership (P3) project was subject to an accelerated schedule.
A comprehensive ISO 9001 compliant design quality management plan was implemented to ensure that the project was delivered on schedule while meeting the quality objectives. The quality system set the overall framework for major processes during design and construction; this included multiple layers of design reviews and checks, change management, design surveillance, document control, integrated designs, and audits.
This complex project required close collaboration with engineering teams, constructors, stakeholders, and subject-matter experts from around the world. This paper discusses the challenges in setting up and maintaining a unified approach among all entities involved, and how the project was managed by leveraging technologies such as cloud-based project systems, quality training, open lines of communication, and consistent monitoring of processes throughout the course of this fast-tracked project.