Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects

This project will address the managerial, engineering, overall coordination, and workforce challenges associated with rapid renewal projects.  Rapid or accelerated projects typically involve complex logistical requirements, contractual procedures, and restrictive regulatory requirements that need careful planning and execution from inception to construction completion. Rapid renewal projects may range in size from moderately small to very large complex megaprojects - each requiring a unique set of skills and approaches to ensure success.  Larger projects may require multiple contracts which further complicate these efforts. Projects can be complex in size, scope, and level of coordination required. Transportation agencies (TAs), contractors, consulting engineers, and other stakeholders will have to ensure that strong partnerships are in place that may be very different from traditional approaches.  For example, the roles of the TA in the design-build process, implementation and execution of project warranties, implementation of full road closures, and other unique approaches, are very different from the traditional organization approaches in highway construction.  The decision-making practices and commitments of each of these entities must be harmonized to promote cooperation and efficiency.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project R10

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Bryant, James

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Ames, IA  United States  50011
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shane, Jennifer

  • Start Date: 20090901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 21387

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462164
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project R10
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:59PM