The WMATA Resident Engineer and the METRO Construction Team

by John F. McElhenny, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit, Authority, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project


This paper discusses the organization, mission and functions of the Resident Engineer and the other construction elements of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The paper discusses how WMATA uses and supports its Resident Engineers in constructing a modern public rail transit system. Highlighted are recently emphasized elements of the program: Federal Oversight requirements, Quality Assurance/Quality Control and insights into the selection of Resident Engineers.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Construction management | Quality control | Team building | Transportation management | District of Columbia | United States | North America

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