Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 38-02. Information Technology for Efficient Project Delivery

Technological advances have transformed the methods used to design and construct the transportation system. The use of electronic data by different professionals increases daily. Electronic data generated by different functional units is not always complete or transmitted to customers. This requires additional work, with the potential of introducing errors in re-creating the electronic data. The objective of this synthesis is to study the effective use of information technology resources in the design and construction of transportation facilities. This project will identify the current practices and related to electronic products in the design - bidding- construction- archiving processes . This will include software used for Computer Aided Design (CAD), project scheduling, and estimating, and the use of mobile computers on transportation infrastructure projects. Issues of data exchange and interoperability will be addressed. Focus areas should include the current capabilities of commercially available software, current applications and published case studies of the use of interoperability, current research in interoperability, and an examination of developments in other countries (particularly Scandinavia) where significant research has been conducted.</font><br /><br /><br />


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Williams, Jon

  • Start Date: 20061101
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080301
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15989

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464666
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:47PM