ATB Executive Director Ramon Gaanderse and Associate Committee Member Fred Narcaroti met with Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, Ana Olivares, Carmine DeBonis and Yves Khawam to discuss construction materials testing services and the Pima County Department of Transportation Materials Testing Laboratory. The focus of this conversation was to discuss the differences municipalities have regarding the oversight of quantities and specifications related to construction testing on transportation projects. Depending upon the delivery method for transportation projects, the QA/QC components differ from other agencies in Southern Arizona. This initial conversation will focus on acclimating the process in how the County handles QA/QC services on transportation projects. This may also lead to a better incorporation of the Qualified Consultants List to work with the County on handling projects on a temporary staffing basis like the Temp Tech program with ADOT. Please stay tuned as the conversation continues.
In other County News….Please note that the Board of Supervisors adopted the subdivision street standards ordinance modification last week requiring a treatment be applied to new asphaltic concrete public subdivision local and minor collector streets. The SDSS has been updated to reflect this change as well as a new web page indicating approved products. These are listed at http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=63368.