List of Acronyms

AA Alternatives Analysis
A2LA American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASQC American Society of Quality Control
ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CII Construction Industry Institute
CMC Construction Management Consultant
DB Design-Build
DCQI Design and Construction Quality Institute
DOD Department of Defense
FFGA Full Funding Grant Agreementv
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FTA Federal Transit Administration
ICBO ES International Council of Building Officials Evaluation Service
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISO International Organization for Standardization
LAP Laboratory Accreditation Program
LIRR Long Island Rail Road
NACLA National Cooperation of Laboratory Accreditation
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NVLAP National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program
OSS Office of Standards Services
PE Preliminary Engineering
PMO Project Management Oversight
PMOC Project Management Oversight Contractor
PMP Project Management Plan
PM Project Manager
QA Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control
RCC Rail Construction Corporation
RE Resident Engineer
SEPTA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
SPC Statistical Process Control
SWTP The Southwest Transit Project of the Chicago DPW
TQM Total Quality Management
TRB Transportation Research Board
VQS Vendorís Quality Systemv
VSDP Vendorís Software Development Process
WMATA Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority