Practices for Transitioning to Digital Project Delivery

With rapid technological advancements in construction, state departments of transportation (DOTs) are prioritizing digital project delivery to bridge data capture gaps. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognizes the potential for enhanced data collection in asset management through digital technologies. FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC) program, initiated in collaboration with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), promotes innovation. EDC Rounds 2 and 3 (2013-2016) emphasized 3D models in construction, while Round 4 (2017-2018) focused on e-construction and partnering. In Round 6 (2021-2022), the emphasis shifted to e-ticketing and digital as-builts (DAB). Additionally, buildingSMART is working with AASHTO to advance digital project delivery through various initiatives and joint committees. FHWA's commitment to digital project delivery is underscored by the Accelerated Implementation and Deployment of Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems (ADCMS) program. This initiative aims to promote, implement, deploy, demonstrate, showcase, support, and document the application of ADCMS, practices, performance, and benefits. State DOTs are in various stages of transitioning to digital project delivery. The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT practices related to adopting and implementing digital project delivery.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 10-5, Topic 56-06

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Start Date: 20240528
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01920220
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 10-5, Topic 56-06
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 30 2024 4:17PM