Since the early 1970’s the concept of an improved transit link between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and the BART system had been explored. The need for BART’s Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) was based on recognition of existing transportation constraints in the Bay Area, increased growth at OAK, anticipated future public and private development, and related congestion along roadways that serve the area. Improving the existing transit service to the airport will encourage motorists to ride transit, thereby providing some relief to the congested traffic conditions in the area. It also will provide for a reliable alternative that air passengers can depend on to meet scheduled flights.
Swinerton, as a sub-consultant to Jacobs, was selected to provide construction management support for the Oakland Airport Connector project as the Oversight Manager for Fixed Facilities, which includes the substructure, superstructure, stations and maintenance facility, Utilities, Elevators, Escalators and Safety. The Oversight Manager is responsible for the daily oversight of contract administration and all technical, and contract decisions to assure the performance of the contract is timely, meets quality requirements, remains on budget and in conformance of the contract documents. Also responsible for assuring oversight field inspection and documentation is complete and properly performed and also prepare periodic and monthly reports.