Resolve Group recently undertook a “bottom up” review for Auckland Transport (AT) of the construction methodology, programme and costs estimate for their proposed Dominion Road Passenger Transport Upgrade project. The project aims to improve the operation of the existing bus lanes and provide better facilities for cyclists on Dominion Road between the SH20 Motorway interchange and the View Road intersection.
AT needed a review of the original cost estimate for this high profile and sensitive project, which is on one of Auckland’s busiest arterial roads. Resolve provided a “bottom up” review, which involved looking at the construction methodology, programme and costs estimate from first principles; that is, it asked how a contractor would actually construct it. This approach provides an increased level of certainty on costs, provided people with the right experience and capability are involved.
As a consequence of this exercise, Resolve Group have given AT confidence to proceed with the project and apply for funding for the next phase.