I-405 Improvement Project Read More

OCTA in cooperation with The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between State Route 73 (SR-73) and Interstate 605 (I-605).The project will improve 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the L.A. County line. The project includes adding one regular lane in […]

Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Read More

Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project will extend service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Old Town, UC San Diego, and Westfield UTC. Construction began in fall 2016 and be open to service in 2021. PQM represents SANDAG and provides Quality Management Support Services. We review […]

Lossan Rail Corridor Improvements Read More

The 351-mile Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor (LOSSAN Corridor) travels through a six-county coastal region in Southern California and is the second busiest intercity passenger rail corridor in the United States. The LOSSAN Corridor services includes 41 stations and more than 150 daily passengers trains, with an annual ridership of more than 2.7 […]

Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility Read More

The Southwestern Yard Maintenance Facility will serve both the Crenshaw and LAX Line, which will run through the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, El Segundo, portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County, and the Metro Green Line. The facility will be designed, constructed, and equipped to perform service and inspection, heavy repairs, blow-down, body repairs, […]

SR-91 Corridor Improvement Design-Build Read More

State Route 91 in Riverside County ranks among the nation’s most congested commute with nearly 280,000 vehicles traveling the corridor daily. The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) is investing $632M into improving 14 miles of the corridor with Express Lanes between the Orange/Riverside County line and north and south of the I-15. This Design-Build project is scheduled to be a revenue generating facility by January 7th, 2017.

OCTA Highway QMSS Read More

The Quality Management Program prepared and implemented by PQM Inc. increases the consistency and reliability of the Project Reports, Environmental Documents, preliminary engineering and final design documents prepared by planning and design consultants. PQM, Inc. reviews and approves plans; monitors performance and compliance; perform surveillance and product audits; and assure deficiencies are corrected.

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project Read More

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project is in the Advanced Conceptual Engineering phase of project delivery and is an 8.8 mile corridor currently having eight stations. PQM developed a Quality Management Program to increase consistency and reliability of each of the engineering reports, prepared through the preliminary engineering phase.

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Design-Build Read More

PQM, Inc. was hired by HNTB to be the Design Quality Assurance Manager for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass HOV Widening project which was approximately 10 miles long between I-10 and SR 101. The purpose of the project was to extend and provide a continuous north-south HOV system to SR 101. The Project was located in a fully developed urban basin within the City of Los Angeles, a hilly terrain and a sensitive environment.

Port of Long Beach Quality Management
Quality Management System Development Read More

The Port of Long Beach is one of the most successful seaports in the world. PQM is supporting their Quality Management Program through the refinement and integration of four key project delivery processes. This integration will enable four previously distinct processes to function in harmony as a single system, with consistently high levels of quality for all new projects. These four processes are also being integrated to work with other city based operations.

The Regional Connector Transit Project Read More

The Regional Connector Project extends LA Metro from Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to the 7th St/Metro Center in downtown Los Angeles, allowing passengers to access the Gold, Blue, Expo, Red and Purple lines. The 1.9-mile addition will serve Little Tokyo, the Arts District, Civic Center, the Historic Core, Broadway, Grand Ave., Bunker Hill, Flower St and the Financial District.

High Speed Train – Palmdale to La
CA High Speed Rail – Palmdale to LA Read More

The California High Speed Rail system is an 800 mile facility with nine segments between San Diego and San Francisco stopping at twenty-two major cities. The purpose of the statewide system is to provide an intercity travel capacity to supplement the critically overused interstate highways and commercial airports. With speeds up to 220 mph, the California High Speed Rail will meet future intercity travel demands that will be constrained due to increasing congestion and travel delays.

134/I-405 Soundwall Construction QA Program
134/I-405 Soundwall Construction QA Program Read More

With the passage of SB-405, the California Street and Highway Code was amended to transfer the programming and funding responsibilities of the Post 1989 Soundwall Retrofit Program to Regional Transportation Planning Agencies. In Los Angeles County, Metro assumed this responsibility. Metro identified a need to optimize the Quality Assurance program between themselves and Caltrans.

I-10/Tippecanoe Interchange Improvement Project
I-10/Tippecanoe Interchange Improvement Project Read More

PQM provided Quality Assurance services to the RMC project Team who was hired by SANBAG to deliver the PA/ED and potentially the PS&E for the interchange improvements along I-10 located in the cities Loma Linda and San Bernardino. Our scope included oversight for seven consultants’ quality management programs to assure that the checking and reviewing procedures were adequate for the size, complexity and risks for this project…

Academy Avenue/FCTA Forensic Engineering Study Read More

In 2009, the Fresno County Transportation Authority’s legal counsel hired PQM to prepare an independent recommendation in an effort to resolve an inter-agency funding dispute. The case was confidential; therefore, we are unable to disclose details. However, the process and methods used to determine the cause and effect, cost distribution and recommendation were important to demonstrate our ability to think forward for preventative occurrence.

ASCE Quality Management Training Read More

PQM, Inc. has prepared and delivered 16 design and construction quality management training webinars sponsored by ASCE. This one hour international broadcast covered the fundamentals, processes, procedures and pitfalls that are common in design organizations. PQM has been conducting these seminars twice a year since 2007.

SR 125 South Toll Road Design-Build
SR-125 South Toll Road Design-Build Read More

Known as the South Bay Expressway, the project provides access to and from Mexico and includes eight interchanges, one toll plaza and a 3000 LF Segmental launched bridge. PQM, Inc. provided the Design Quality Assurance for the design team in excess of 100 people and 15 sub consultants working in 17 disciplines of work.