Kiewit – Flatiron General Partnership has recently been selected as the design-build contractor for the $2.46 Billion Port Mann/Highway 1 Project which is the single largest transportation project ever undertaken in North America.
The Port Mann/Highway 1 Project includes the construction of a new 10-lane Port Mann Bridge, the widening of Highway 1, upgrading interchanges and improving access and safety from McGill Interchange in Vancouver to 216th Street in Langley – a distance of approximately 37 km.
In this session, Frank Margitan, the Project Director, will provide an overview of this large design-build transportation project; give an overview of the design-build organization; and discuss some of the technical and logistical challenges that will be encountered.
Frank Margitan is Vice President and Assistant District Manager for Kiewit’s Western Canada District. He has over 32 years experience in the civil construction industry and has worked on numerous large engineering projects including highways, light rail transportation systems, dams, marine facilities and mine developments. Frank is responsible for directing the development and construction of large civil construction projects, such as the successful public-private-partnership, $600 million, Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project. Currently, Frank is the Project Director for the $2.4 billion Port Mann/Highway 1 Project and is responsible for the overall management of the design and construction of the project infrastructure.
Thursday, April 16, 2009