Puget Sound Business Journal » The Alaskan Way Viaduct project is a massive design-build (DB) project ongoing in the Washington State. The main drilling machine, known as Berta, has been stalled since December 2013 causing an extensive delay in the project. This article covers the plan to get the drill up and running again. Some good news can be gleaned from the situation: it will be the responsibility of the contractor and the drill manufacturer, Hitachi Zosen to cover the costs of fixing the machine. However there is no detail as to who will pay for the costs of the schedule delay, a common issue in major DB projects such as this one, and one that can lead to great cost increases to the public. The machine is not anticipated to begin drilling until March 2015. Watch the video below to see how the machine will be repaired!