The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority chose Trauner to develop design-build general conditions and contract documents for $1.1B in planned upgrades to the San Diego International Airport. Trauner developed comprehensive design-build documents that the Authority is using to contract with two large joint ventures to build the planned improvements consisting of a new ten gate terminal, land side improvements and modifications, and additional aircraft parking.
Trauner worked closely with the Airport Authority and its consultants in preparing the design-build contract documents. In developing these documents Trauner evaluated and drew upon contract structure and language used by other airports on design-build projects, national best practices for design-build, and other materials such as contract documents published by the Design-Build Institute of America and Consensus Docs.
Trauner organized a series of working meetings with the Airport Authority at regular intervals during the work. Review and comment of the draft between the Authority and Trauner was an on-going effort throughout the work.
Trauner assessed and allocated risk for the project in the context of design-build, and provided language designed to best allocate, manage, and mitigate risk. Trauner’s design-build experience combined with an extensive construction claims background was invaluable in developing language that encouraged collaboration and minimized risk by reducing the possibilities for claims and disputes. Trauner conducted a workshop with Airport Authority staff to identify areas of risk related to various contract provisions and to develop risk mitigation strategies.
Trauner delivered the final documents for the Airport Authority’s use in digital (MSWord) and hard copy formats. These included an upfront agreement document, a detailed scope of work document, a 16-section General Conditions contract document, and design and preconstruction phase forms.
Trauner also reviewed the Airport Authority’s RFQ solicitation documents for conformance with the design-build contract document.