Reducing Construction Costs Through Effective Field Communication and Administration

Recent reductions in Road Fund receipts have placed additional strain on Kentucky's already underfunded highway program. This has increased the emphasis on improving the efficiency and cost savings of operations. One area to realize cost savings in is the improved administration of construction projects. Effective field communication and administration helps control construction costs, ensuring quality and minimizing delays and claims. Staff attrition has diminished institutional knowledge of these practices, however. This research will review current Kentucky best practices for project staffing, communication, and partnering. It will yield guidance on managing staff levels, field communication, and facilitating supplemental agreements in an effective and fiscally conservative manner.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $190000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 18‐561

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Managing Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kreis, Doug

      Gibson, James

      Jasper, Jeff

    • Start Date: 20170701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01677213
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 18‐561
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 31 2018 11:38AM