Creative contracting

Dave Schneider (left) senior program manager, consults with Christopher Bentley, inspector, at the intersection of Hendricks Avenue and Landon Road to discuss the next phase of the storm sewer project.

The three key players in the Better Jacksonville plan--from left, Ed Hall, interim director of the department of public works; Alan Mosley, chief operating officer of Jacksonville; and Dave Schneider, senior program manager--have brought the street program to a new level by bringing in outside contracts. .

Construction contracts, such as this curbing project, can widely range in cost. Jacksonville is both bundling and separating contracts to attract multiple contractors.

Dave Schneider, senior project manager for the Jacksonville, Fla., public works department, managed the roads portion of the Better Jacksonville plan for three years.

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