Quality Management is critical throughout the Transportation Design process to ensure that design conflicts and errors are identified and addressed in a timely manner, avoiding repetition of work and supporting an error-free and biddable plan set.
At Isthmus, Quality Management is the foundation of our project delivery process. Each Isthmus project begins with the development of a Quality Management Plan (QMP), customized for the project and its owner or overseeing agency. Informed by our thorough understanding of design delivery standards, disciplined adherence to the project QMP enables us to identify potential issues and ensure that plans conform to agency preferences and expectations.
We incorporate innovative software into our workflows to facilitate real-time comment resolution and eliminate repeat reviewer comments. In collaboration with our project partners, Isthmus piloted the application of Bluebeam Revu for plan reviews and we continue to refine its use.
With an extensive history of delivering our own projects and performing design reviews for other consultants, the Isthmus team has gained a breadth and depth of experience and has become a trusted advisor for Quality Management from both industry partners and clients alike.
Our most experienced staff members perform independent design reviews on behalf of public agencies. These reviews ensure that designs conform to required standards and are documented with accepted procedures specific to each client. Isthmus has provided MnDOT CO with staff support for plan reviews since 2014, with a consistent guarantee of seamless coordination, predictable deliverables, and timely turnaround. In tandem with a team of engineers and designers who understand their individual roles and responsibilities in the review process, our designated Primary Reviewers enhance MnDOT’s project delivery capacity by conducting design and plan reviews, checking that all comments are addressed and ensuring adherence to both agency standards and Isthmus’ own Quality Process. The result is timely and detailed plan and special provision reviews to support the delivery of clear and biddable plan, special provisions, and cost estimate packages.
Independent Plan Reviews
Following a process which is both thorough and efficient, Isthmus has performed more than 200 MnDOT project plan reviews to date. We bring our knowledge of design and plan standards to offer a fresh-eyed review at plan delivery milestones, ensuring that design standards, plan formats, specifications, and special provisions adhere to agency requirements.
Design Quality Management
Isthmus team members ensure that all quality control procedures are implemented throughout project delivery, making them trusted Quality Managers for a wide range of projects.
MnDOT CO Design and Special Provisions ReviewsMnDOT CO
TPI TH 53 Interchange ReconstructionDuluth, MN
I-35W North MnPASS Design-BuildRamsey and Anoka Counties, MN