Boston – DGT Associates recently announced its expanded partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). MassDOT has awarded DGT a five-year master services agreement to provide Total Station AutoCAD Base Plan Services on statewide projects funded, managed, or constructed by MassDOT.
Under this prequalification category, DGT will perform existing condition surveys and provide base mapping in CAD format, which MassDOT design engineers will use to develop construction plans for MassDOT Highway Division infrastructure improvement projects. Surveys and plans will include topography, right-of-way layouts, subsurface utilities, and hydrography. DGT will also deliver fully edited AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing files and all other necessary data output project files.
While this is a new agreement for DGT and MassDOT, the two organizations have a long history. DGT has provided engineering survey services to MassDOT for almost a decade, which entails support surveys for construction-phase work. Current survey support includes work in MassDOT District 3 (Worcester and the surrounding area) and MassDOT District 6 (Metro Boston area). Prior work was in support of MassDOT District 5 (Southeast Mass.). Notable projects include I-90/Ted Williams Tunnel baseline control, Massachusetts “Safe Routes to School” improvements in Milton, Route 1/Gillette Stadium flyovers, Worcester’s Grafton Street roadway reconstruction, and more.
“With 25 years of experience performing subsurface utility investigations under CI/ASCE 38-02 Level B standards, we are confident that we can meet MassDOT’s standards and intended goals with this new directive,” said Michael Clifford, DGT’s co-founder and principal. “We are proud of our continued partnership with MassDOT and look forward to the opportunity to infuse our Subsurface Utility Mapping services into their future projects.”
As a tech-forward surveying and engineering firm, DGT will primarily utilize electronic total stations. However, depending on the project scope, they are prepared to use small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) drones, 3D laser scanners, automated hydrographic systems, and remote subsurface devices, including electro-magnetic line tracers, ground-penetrating radar (GPR), and mobile multi-array GPR.