For the first quarter of 2019, KBS recognized two project teams for excelling in quality and safety.
The VDOT / VSP Joint Safety Operations Center team was given the Excellence in Safety award. The team includes: Daniel Atwood, project engineer; Tina Hudson, project assistant; Ricky Martinez, superintendent; Scott Neel, assistant superintendent; and Michael Stephens, project manager.
“The assistant superintendent on site accompanies the Safety Department on every weekly inspection,” said Mark Lambert, corporate safety director. “Any deficiency noted is addressed on the spot and this ensures safety-related data is real-time. With the property owner located on site, the team is being scrutinized from many different directions and they are providing extra diligence to maintain the project site.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Virginia State Police (VSP) Joint Operations Center is the Richmond region’s first and only joint, state agency traffic and public safety operations center. This new, state-of-the-art, 85,000-square-foot facility houses several of VDOT’s Richmond District departments, including VDOT’s Richmond Traffic Operations Center and VSP’s Richmond Division Emergency Communications Center.
The Herod Seed project team was given the Excellence in Quality award. The team includes: Mark Anderson, superintendent; Whit Hanscom, project manager; Ben Khandan-Barani, project engineer; and April Shumate, project assistant.
“The Herod Seed team has done a great job executing quality assurance efforts to stay ahead of design/constructability issues,” said Matt Kamstra, corporate quality director. “This has translated into quality work by the trades over the early stages of construction.”
The team has been successful at scheduling the VHDA inspector for site visits to review some of the initial work which sets the stage for more periodic inspections as the work progresses. In the same effort as with the VHDA inspector, the team has a meeting with the EarthCraft advisor every other week to review the progress of the project and to identify upcoming EarthCraft details. This has been great for staying ahead of the trades and maximizing the project’s EarthCraft points.