Scope of Services
HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
Road Infrastructure Master Planning : Planning road networks, their interconnectivity, probable use and relative importance. Priority ranking of roads in a road network based on socio-economic factors.
Pre-Feasibility Studies for Route Selection : Identification of potential corridors, study and selection of the most suitable/viable route for adoption of the final alignment on the basis of technical merits/demerits, cost effectiveness and durability in terms of maintenance requirements, impact of terrain ranging from the snow capped mountains to the areas of moving sand dunes.
Feasibility Studies : Economic studies for assessment of benefits of highway projects, as compared to the total investment. Benefit cost ratio (B/C ratio), determining the economic internal rate of return (EIRR), traffic surveys and their projection over the design life of the project. Feasibility studies of projects on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) system where self financing by the private sector is involved.
Transportation and Traffic Engineering : Transportation system surveys, analysis, forecasting, design, traffic flow regulation and administration.
Soils and Materials Investigations : Evaluation of the adequacy of soils and materials for highways; determination of the permeability, shear strength, consolidation, grain size, dry density, liquid and plastic limits; field tests including the vane shear test, California bearing ratio test, plate test and nuclear field density equipment tests. Testing is also done on aggregates, sand, cement, water, steel and bitumen to ascertain their suitability.
Geometric Design for Road Works and Interchanges : Design for pavement widths, horizontal and vertical alignments, slopes, interchanges, acceleration/ deceleration lanes, traffic islands, channelization, junctions and other features.
Pavement Design : Design of pavements to determine thickness of road layers using standard empirical methods such as AASHTO and British Road Note no.31.
Construction Supervision of Roads/Bridges/Tunnels : Supervision of construction activities to ensure the quality conforming to the contract specifications, progress monitoring and co-ordination between the Client, the Contractor or any other agency involved to ensure timely and successful completion of work.
Feasibility Studies: Economic and technical feasibility studies, traffic forecasts, evaluation of alternatives, etc.
Surveys and Investigations: Topographic surveys, geological and geotechnical investigations.
Planning, Design and Tender Documents: Planning, design and tender documentation of passenger and cargo terminal buildings, equipment, runways, taxiways and other related facilities.
Technical and Financial Evaluation : Technical and financial evaluation of airport projects including BOT/BOO projects.
Construction Management and Supervision: Construction management and supervision including procurement and contract management, documentation and records, quality assurance, safety and security, inspection/testing, commissioning and training.
SEAPORTS AND HARBOURS
Surveys & Investigations Studies : Management and interpretation of navigation studies, topographic, geological and oceanographic surveys and investigations on waterways projects, economic and technical feasibility, traffic forecasts, environmental impact assessment, financial forecasts and evaluation of alternatives.
Hydraulic Model Studies : Physical and mathematical model studies for harbours and channels in association with qualified hydraulic laboratories, design for breakwaters, coastal protection works, docks, etc.
Planning and Layout : Optimization of design and cost-effective phasing of development including harbour layouts, terminal and facilities layouts and planning of development stages for both large and small projects.
Planning for Dredging and Reclamation : Planning for capital and maintenance dredging works, optimisation of port deepening programme, disposal of spoils, hydraulic and environmental impact of dredging, land reclamation, etc.
Detailed Design and Construction Supervision for :
a) Harbours and Inland Waterways.
Channels, harbour basins, breakwaters, seawalls and revetments, beach protection, protective structures, mooring facilities, navigation aids, etc.
b) Water Front Structures/Facilities.
Docks and locks, jetties, wharves, retaining walls, dolphins and moorings, spillways, dry docks, ship lifts, warehouses/transit sheds, workshops, freight stations, service buildings, fire systems, etc.
Selection of Cargo and Materials Handling Equipment and Systems : Selection of equipment and design of complete systems for the ports including cranes (cargo, containers, bulk materials), ship loaders/unloaders, truck loaders/unloaders, stackers, reclaimers, conveyor systems, bagging, destuffing, palletizing, liquid and dry storages.
Construction Planning and Management : Construction planning and management including procurement & contract management, documentation and records, quality assurance, safety and security, scheduling and cost control, inspection/ testing and commissioning, training.