T2 Utility Engineers (T2ue) in conjunction with AECOM were selected by Metrolinx to provide technical advisory services on the Finch West LRT project. T2ue led the Private Utility Team for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (FWLRT). The FWLRT is 11km in length, and includes 16 surface stops, a below-grade terminus stop at Humber College, and an underground interchange station (Keele Street and Finch Avenue West) at the TTC’s Finch West Subway Station.
As part of the Technical Advisor team, T2ue had many roles including but not limited to; undertaking a SUE (Subsurface Utility Engineering) investigation of the FWLRT corridor, management and compilation of additional Utility record information provided by the Project Owner and stakeholders, conflict and relocation assessment of private utility infrastructure, preparing Composite Utility plans (municipal utilities included), Conceptual Relocation plans for Preparatory Activities and defining all Project Co required contract responsibilities and assigning schedule and costs to each of those tasks.
These roles required a thorough approach to ensure that relevant information was available to the proponents during the RFP period. T2ue established the following key tasks to aid in the bid scope identification; creation and maintenance of a very comprehensive Utility Conflict Matrix, and Utility Cross Sections, development of project specific output specifications, participation in continuous value engineering sessions with team leads to refine design and construction approaches to minimize utility impacts, led meetings with all utilities to gain understanding on internal processes, requirements, relocation scopes and scheduling practices, and integrate those processes into a successful project execution strategy.
T2ue worked in parallel with our partnered construction team to ensure conceptual relocation strategies were unified with the overall construction execution strategy.