Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Construction Hive announces that its document distribution and integration is being used to deliver Quality Assurance test results for the US$1.02 billion DFW Connector road project in Texas, USA.

The Texas Department of Transport (TxDOT) is undertaking a US$1.02 billion road upgrade near the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. The project includes the reconstruction and expansion of two major highway interchanges along four highways, with a total of 5 bridges. At its widest point, (and including frontage roads), State Highway 114 will consist of up to 24 lanes (12 lanes in each direction).

Northgate Constructors has been awarded the design build contract for the project. Northgate has engaged Professional Service Industries, Inc (PSI), one of the United States’ largest engineering and testing companies, to perform the Quality Assurance testing for the project.

Construction Hive integration services will be used to publish the laboratory and field test reports generated by PSI, including the uploading of test results into TxDOT I2MS system, a mandatory requirement for verification and compliance.

“Using Construction Hive to facilitate the integration will provide us with an effective and efficient means of complying with this quality assurance requirement.” said Northgate Deputy Construction Quality Control Manager, Gordon Peterson.

“Meeting the data integration requirements of the DFW Connector project would have been very challenging and time consuming for PSI without the Construction Hive service and expertise” said PSI Senior Vice President, Shyam Veeramachineni.

“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with TxDOT, Northgate and PSI on this important infrastructure project.” said Construction Hive Founding Director, Dirk Janek.

About Northgate Constructors

In response to the unique challenges of the DFW Connector project, two of Texas' most respected organizations in the highway construction industry – Fort Worth-based Kiewit Texas Construction L.P. and San Antonio-based Zachry Construction Corporation – have combined resources to form NorthGate Constructors, a Joint Venture.

About PSI

Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) is one of the United States’ largest consulting engineering and testing firms, employing 2,500 staff in 100 offices across the United States. PSI is recognized in the USA as an expert firm in several disciplines, including construction materials testing & engineering, geotechnical engineering, and environmental consulting.

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Construction Hive

Construction Hive™ is a supplier of online solutions to help construction industry participants share information and interact. Construction Hive™ offers a range of applications specifically designed to meet the needs of various construction industry participants. Construction Hive Pty Ltd is part of the Spectra QEST group. Spectra QEST specialises in developing software and providing associated services for the construction materials testing and production industries. Spectra QEST has lead the world in the development and implementation of software solutions for the quality control of construction materials and geotechnical testing companies, construction materials manufacturers and government bodies.
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P: +61 8 8360 8900
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