NEW! Guide to Utility Coordination on Public-Private Partnership (P3) Projects

Monday, November 15, 2021

A new guide from the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) will help improve utility coordination on P3 projects in Canada by helping project stakeholders create efficient and consistent processes for utility relocations, based on North American best practices.

Canadian road authorities manage the placement of utility infrastructure in their road rights-of way, and those rights-of-way are becoming more crowded and complex. For public-private partnership (P3) projects that involve many parties, the lack of effective utility coordination can quickly lead to increased costs and decreased efficiency.

The guide is a template that can be referred to by public and private agencies as they develop utility coordination processes for their own P3 projects. For agencies with an existing process, it can help ensure they cover key aspects and follow consistent practices. For agencies without an existing process, it offers a seed document that they can customize.

“This new guide builds on TAC’s very popular Guidelines for the Coordination of Utility Relocations, which was written for Design/Bid/Build projects. It recognizes the unique aspects of working under these complex alternative finance and procurement models, and draws on the talent and knowledge of the many volunteers who contributed to it.”

Chair of TAC’s Public Utilities Management Subcommittee, Lawrence Arcand of 4Sight Utility Engineers

The guide was developed by a team of 12 volunteers from TAC’s Public Utilities Management Subcommittee. Free distribution of the guide in PDF format has been made possible by the financial support of the following organizations:

  • 4M Analytics
  • 4Sight Utility Engineers
  • Alectra Utilities
  • City of Winnipeg
  • T2 Utility Engineers
  • York Region Rapid Transit Corporation

Learn more about the Guide to Utility Coordination on Public-Private Partnership (P3) Projects by registering for a FREE webinar on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 13:00-14:00 ET.


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