Construction Project Management Handbook Webinar

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region IX Office and the FTA Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation (TRI) will be co-hosting a webinar on March 13, 2012, from 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time to discuss the May 2011 update to the FTA Construction Project Management Handbook.

The Handbook is intended for use by FTA grantees planning construction projects smaller in scope than major fixed guideway system construction. This webinar will be presented by Mr. Kam Shadan of Gannett Fleming Inc. (GFI), who, under contract to FTA, was lead author of the handbook.

We request that you extend this invitation to those in our grantee community and FTA regional staff who could benefit from the webinar.

This webinar will discuss the content and intended use of the Handbook, as follows:
Introduction to the Handbook
Handbook Structure
Chapter by Chapter Descriptions including:
o Chapter 1 Introduction
o Chapter 2 Project Development
o Chapter 3 Project Initiation
o Chapter 4 Planning, Environmental Clearance and Real Estate Acquisition
o Chapter 5 Design
o Chapter 6 Construction
o Chapter 7 Commissioning
o Chapter 8 Project Closeout
o Chapter 9 Project Support
o Chapter 10 Handbook References
Questions and Answers


The intended audience is FTA staff and Public Transit Agencies with limited personnel resources or experience in managing construction projects that are undertaking the planning, design, and construction of a capital project.

Typical construction projects for which the Handbook was intended include Bus Rapid Transit, Transit Maintenance and Operations Facilities, Intermodal Terminals, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Fueling Stations, Vehicle Washing Facilities and Garages.

To join this webinar, go to

Please use the computer speakers if possible (this will allow for more participants). Otherwise, call in at 877-336-1829, Access Code 9174532# (and please place your phone on Mute).

The May 2011 update to the Construction Project Management Handbook is available at (The document may take a while to download).

Please note that this version is not yet compliant with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will be replaced with a compliant version soon.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Henry Nejako or 202-366-0184.

For further information, contact Region 10s Amy Changchien at 206-220-4464 or email


/s/ Linda Gehrke for

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator