Determine Effectiveness of Construction Management Plans

A Construction Management Plan (CMP) is a document that describes the project execution plan and sequence of construction activities that can be performed in the project considering pending clearances related to unclear utility conflicts, right-of-way (ROW) acquisition, ROW encroachments, ROW relocation, and/or outstanding railroad agreements. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) CMPs are required for projects where the estimates for certification and permit clearance extend beyond three months after letting. One of the main goals of CMPs is to mitigate the risk of construction delays. Since the implementation of CMPs a few years ago, TxDOT has not conducted a thorough review of their effectiveness to date. Therefore, the main objectives of this research project are to conduct a review of TxDOT CMPs, verify the potential impact of TxDOT CMPs on change orders and claims, compile lessons learned, and develop recommendations to make TxDOT CMPs more effective. A guidebook and training materials will be developed to facilitate implementation by districts, divisions, consultants, and contractors.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $299302
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

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

    Dassi, Martin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    3925 W. Braker Lane
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Principal Investigators:

    Caldas, Carlos

  • Start Date: 20230901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01894814
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7182
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2023 2:48PM