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Big Dig

Over the next few months, I will be posting a series of blogs about recently completed projects, with a variety of types. Just a few words of description and two or three lessons learned from that project. Thanks to my University of Toronto Master of Engineering students for their much more detailed reports.




The “Big Dig”, completed in 2007, was a great success at burying Boston’s downtown expressway. But it was completed 10 years behind schedule, and the cost increased from $2.6 billion to $14.8 billion. Positive lessons: The Owner-controlled project-wide insurance program saved $500 million. The project-specific labour agreement prevented strikes.