EP 12: Pavement Project Best Practices

When installed correctly and with recommended maintenance, pavement can retain its durability for more than 25 years. However, a successful pavement project depends on numerous factors, including having a clear scope of work, a competent contractor, and a thorough bidding process. To discuss all facets of a pavement project, Host Joe Shuffleton speaks with expert Ron Brookman. Ron has more than 47 years of experience in the Washington-Baltimore area in pavement installation, reconstruction, rehabilitation, repair, and evaluation project management. During the discussion, Ron shares best practices from beginning the bidding process, characteristics of a qualified pavement contractor, and important closeout procedures.

In this episode:

[1:01] Best practices for finding a reputable pavement contractor.

[4:27] Want quality bids? Have a clear scope of work.

[8:09] Tips for a smooth bid process.

[13:50] Take care to clarify contractor terminology.

[17:46] Legal due diligence and contingency payments.

[22:49] What to do at project closeout.