Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 50-12. Development and Use of As-Builts Plans by State DOTS

The objective of this synthesis is to document how as-built plans are developed, used and updated by State DOTs. Information to be gathered will include but not be limited to: How State DOTs define as-built plans; Information being documented and included on as-built plans; Methods used to capture and document changes to design plans during construction; Platforms used to establish the as-built plans (e.g. paper mark-ups, electronic models); Entity used to develop as-built plans; How as-built plans are approved; How as-built plans are retained and preserved; How as-built plans are used once approved (e.g. asset management); Since approved as-built plans are legal documents, how state DOTs store and retrieve information from approved as-built plans for legal purposes; How State DOTs capture information for as-built plans from third party agencies; and How as-built plans may differ for various types of delivery methods, including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Construction Manager/General Contractor, and Public-Private Partnerships. Information will be gathered through a literature review, a survey of State DOTs, and follow up interviews. The survey will be sent to the Research Director at each agency. The report will include at least five case examples that documents the spectrum of methods used to develop, use and update as-built plans. Knowledge gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 50-12

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    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
  • Project Managers:

    Zwahlen, Tanya

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
  • Principal Investigators:

    Taylor, Timothy R. B.

  • Start Date: 20181017
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669009
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 50-12
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 14 2018 3:04PM