Research Program Design---Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. Improving the Time Performance of Highway Construction Contracts

The time performance of highway construction contracts is increasingly becoming an issue of national concern. While it is true that completed construction contracts add to the value of the transportation system, the construction process itself can adversely affect the traveling public and local businesses. Therefore, there is growing recognition that attention must be given to minimizing the negative effects of highway construction projects. In general, reducing the project construction time will reduce many of the inconveniences caused by the highway construction. Phase I of this research, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 20-24(12), "Avoiding Delays During the Construction Phase of Highway Projects," recognized the importance of avoiding delays during highway construction. Root causes of the most common delays were identified and general principles for avoiding delays were developed. However, implementation strategies remain to be developed. There is a need for practical tools to facilitate the implementation of the key delay avoidance and time improvement concepts suggested in Phase I. This research will focus on improving highway construction contract time performance. The objective of this research is to develop specific criteria and procedures to facilitate the implementation of the key delay avoidance and time improvement concepts suggested in NCHRP Project 20-24(12).


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-24(12)A

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Thomas, H

  • Start Date: 20040903
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20060902
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38721

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549553
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(12)A
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2015 1:00AM