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Deputy Program Administrator - Al...

Local Address:  Seattle , Washington , United States
Washington State Department of Transportation

Employment History

  • Deputy Highway 99 Tunnel Administrator
    Washington State Department of Transportation
  • AWV - Construction Director
    Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Director of South End Projects - Alaskan Way Viaduct
    State of Washington
  • Deputy Administrator
  • Member, Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program
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Matt Preedy , deputy Highway ..., 30 Mar 2015 [cached]
Matt Preedy , deputy Highway 99 tunnel administrator for WSDOT, has said if the lift runs into problems, or the viaduct begins to look unsafe, the state can quickly divert traffic.
Matt Preedy, ..., 1 April 2014 [cached]
Matt Preedy, WSDOT's deputy administrator for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program
Matt Preedy, Deputy ..., 1 Dec 2013 [cached]
Matt Preedy, Deputy Administrator, WSDOT
With more than a bar of pressure difference across the vertical height of the 17.5m diameter cutterhead, the high groundwater table, in combination with loose soils of the area close to the sea front and still beneath a shallow cover of just one TBM diameter, has prevented safe man intervention under pressures that would have been needed without lowering the ground water table.
Matt Preedy, Deputy Program ..., 1 Aug 2012 [cached]
Matt Preedy, Deputy Program Administrator, WSDOT - Alaskan Way Viaduct & Seawall Replacement Program
One of the emerging trends in the tunneling industry has been the use of design-build and other forms of non-traditional contracting methods.
PREEDY: We used a lump sum design-build procurement for our SR 99 bored tunnel project under downtown Seattle with a couple of important modifications.
PREEDY: Several years ago we were not able to use design-build at WSDOT until a legislative change allowed it.
PREEDY: On the SR 99 tunnel, we decided to construct the main tunnel using design-build, but the portals on both ends are going to be separate contracts using design-bid-build.
PREEDY: You really want to try to establish a pattern too.
PREEDY: That was a very big concern for us when we first started doing design-build.
PREEDY: WSDOT had done other design-build projects before the SR 99 tunnel, but the rest of them were heavy civil works above ground that were focused on achieving basically a lump sum contract up front.
PREEDY: There is one basic takeaway, and that is there is no such thing as a free lunch.
PREEDY: And because design-build is a best-value procurement, it is conceivable that the entity that wins the procurement is not the low bidder.
Seattle prepares for the “Construction Experience� and waterfront transformation | The I-81 Challenge, 4 Nov 2013 [cached]
Matthew D. Preedy, an engineer and manager at Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), is overseeing the project and is managing people's expectations as to how much disruption will occur while also drumming up excitement for the inaugural ceremony in March 2013.
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