Training Tools for Effective Advancement of Digital Technologies for Construction Field Operations

MDOT construction field operations staff have not broadly embraced 3D technology, project PDFs concepts, or incorporated asset collection practices largely due to a lack of workforce education and training. Engineer and technical field staff skillsets widely vary in preparation for use of these technologies and practices. Training opportunities are often restricted to on-the-job learning and growth potential through exposure and learning with consultant staff field support, thus bridging knowledge gaps. Construction field staff training typically lags in comparison to the contracting and consultant industries. Training in the field or on-the-job has not been sustainable as opportunities to use knowledge gained year to year creates a population of construction field staff with varying levels of proficiency which in turn yields limited project management consistency and alignment within the Department. Simple and effective training tools are needed to increase the knowledge base of construction field staff to support sustainable construction field operation practices. Core competency development with software and hardware technologies is necessary to realize the benefits of digital technology. MDOT’s staffing should have exposure to digital technologies as the standard for construction field operations through education and training.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      Murray Van Wagoner Building
      425 West Ottawa, P.O. Box 30050
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Start Date: 20200201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20221031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01774518
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 2020‐0159
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 21 2021 11:54AM