Synthesis on the Best Practices for State DOTs to Determine Project Delivery Time, Project Management, and Ratio of Consultant to In-House Design

The primary objective of this synthesis project is to document the best practices for Departments of Transportation (DOT) project delivery process looking at all factors of project delivery including time estimation, project management, and suggested ratios of in-house versus consultant design for project delivery. In other words, this study aims to identify effective strategies and best practices to accurately estimate cost and schedule of transportation projects during planning, scoping and design phases of the project. Moreover, this study investigates the impact of design outsourcing on quality of final output as well as schedule and cost performance of the project. Furthermore, this project aims to explore other aspects of project development including risk assessment, rework handling, scoping processes, quality control, value engineering, workforce qualifications, etc. The scope of this study also focuses on identifying tools, techniques, and processes required to effectively deliver a transportation project.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $39183
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
    • Managing 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
    • Project Managers:

      Zeringue, Kirk

    • Performing Organizations:

      Louisiana State University and A&M College

      202 Himes Hall
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Principal Investigators:

      Jafari, Amirhosein

    • Start Date: 20190101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01690642
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Louisiana Transportation Research Center
    • Contract Numbers: 19-3PF, 1000287
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 7 2019 10:49AM