Construction Phase - The LPA is responsible for ensuring all project construction is in accordance with the PA and contract documents. The DEA or designee (RCE) should understand the contents of the participation agreement, the Contract, Plans, and the Project Specifications. A Preconstruction Conference will be held prior to starting each LPA construction project. The LPA shall contact the RCE assigned to the project and establish a mutually agreeable date for a Preconstruction Conference. It is mandatory that the RCE attend the Preconstruction Conference. The RCE shall fully explain the role of SCDOT on the project to all parties involved in the project.