Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 38-01. Quality Assurance in Design-Build Projects

The intent of this synthesis is to capture the various ways in which quality assurance is handled in design-build projects. The synthesis will identify different approaches and models, and best practices recognizing the differences in each of the different delivery methods. The synthesis will also address how the core principles of quality assurance can be satisfactorily addressed in design-build projects. Information will be gathered through literature review, survey of state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and major design-build companies (that are used by the State DOT and contractors) and selected interviews. The questionnaire should have basic definitions. The target for the questionnaire at the DOTs should be the appropriate person with responsibilities for QA in Design-Build. This person will be identified through a preliminary survey of each DOT, perhaps to members of the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Construction, Design, and Materials (or SCOH), or AASHTO Design Build Committee, or the TRB Task Force. As well, there may a short paper survey of the TRB Task Force on Design Build, at their next meeting. The report may include illustrative case studies of different practices.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    Norman, OK  United States  73019
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gransberg, Douglas

  • Start Date: 20060915
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15988

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464667
  • 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