Services

Notification to Affected Utilities
Constructability Review
Review of Utility Relocation Schedules
Permitting Assistance
Administrative Support for UWHCA
Claims Support
Conflict Resolution
Advanced Utility Relocation Support
Schedule Review

Utility coordination is a cornerstone service of OMNI, and is a critical element in ensuring a successful transportation project.

OMNI combines effective communication strategies with technical expertise to facilitate and support transportation projects during all phases of development and delivery.

Focused utilities expertise provides key interaction between transportation agencies, utilities, local municipalities and design firms, as well as assuring daily contact with local utility companies and their project managers.

At OMNI, each utility coordination project is thoroughly investigated to prevent problems before they arise, identify and understand project-specific issues and plan ahead for each stage. OMNI Communications works proactively with utilities in reviewing schedules and phasing and developing contingency plans.

Utility coordination tasks include:

  • Providing experienced utility coordinators familiar with local FDOT utility coordination process
  • Employing cost avoidance measures where feasible
  • Coordinating utility work by others
  • Providing ‘utilities clear’ certification and required documents to the construction utility coordinators/construction project engineer
  • Preparing and administer utility coordination activities under a Utility Work by Highway Contractor Agreement (UWHCA) when appropriate, or should the scope of utility work exceed a utility agency’s resources
  • Supporting efforts in acquiring utility permits and easements
  • Obtaining suitable utility work schedules from utility/agency owner’s

OMNI has extensive experience providing utility coordination methods, negotiations with utility companies and agencies at the state and local levels. Our professional staff includes former project managers from state transportation departments, municipalities and utility/agency owners with the knowledge, relationships and experience necessary for successful project utility coordination.