Develop an Interactive Statewide Production Rate Estimation Tool for Reliable Contract Time Determination

Understanding and estimating realistic production rates of major work items in a highway project are critical to determining a reasonable project contract time, evaluating the contractor’s baseline schedule, monitoring progress schedules, and ultimately completing the project on time. The research team will leverage Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT’s) historical project data to obtain the as-built information of production rates of various work items, and will develop a) an expanded version of TxDOT’s construction production rates table, b) an interactive tool that can generate color-coded heat maps to visualize feasible ranges of production rates of major work items across Texas, and c) implementation guidance and recommendations. An advanced and interactive production rate estimation tool could significantly help TxDOT achieve the goal of completing highway projects on time. The research team’s decision-aid tool could significantly improve TxDOT’s practice in determining more accurate production rates, resulting in more accurate contract time determination, the contractor’s baseline schedule evaluation, and progress schedule monitoring. The research team will aid in providing higher certainty and reliability of data-driven and practical production rates to expand TxDOT’s current construction production rates table.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $374458
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Jensen, Darrin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jeong, H David

  • Start Date: 20230901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20260228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01894807
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7174
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2023 2:01PM