Cost and Time Benefits for Using Subsurface Utility Engineering in Louisiana

The objectives of this research are to establish a record of all major projects that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) has used Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services on in the past to determine how much was spent on SUE services versus the amount of money saved; should include interviews with project managers, the LADOTD utility section, the utility companies, and contractors; and the record should include the original amounts for time and cost estimated before SUE services versus after SUE services along with confirmation form all parties discussing the potential hazards that would have presented themselves if SUE was not used; compare the return on investment of applying SUE in Louisiana to the return investment obtained in the Purdue study ($4.62 for every dollar spent on SUE); and identify the types of projects where the net benefits are the greatest and the type of services that provide the greatest savings in time and cost.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Pending

Language

  • English

Project

  • Funding: $152922
  • Contract Numbers:

    15-2ss

    1000046

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Louisiana Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 94245
    1201 Capitol Access Road
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804-9245

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
  • Managing Organizations:

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
  • Project Managers:

    Zeringue, Kirk

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    4101 Gourrier Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zeringue, Kirk

    Wilmot, Chester

  • Start Date: 20160128
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180128
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01589714
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Louisiana Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 15-2ss, 1000046
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 2 2016 9:24AM