Development of Risk-Based Protocol for KDOT Construction Inspection: An Assessment

The overarching research objective of this study is to develop a risk-based protocol for KDOT to optimize resource allocation for inspection of transportation construction projects. The proposed protocol will provide KDOT with a list of prioritized key inspection items and construction activities that drive the long-term project performance. This prioritized list will help KDOT project and program managers effectively and efficiently allocate their limited resources while mitigating risk impact. The sub-objectives include: Conducting a comprehensive review of existing material quality assurance (QA) program literature, with a particular focus on the FHWA manual and specification and the KDOT current inspection practices. Developing a core list of inspection items associated with construction processes; Evaluating the current inspection practices of KDOT corresponding to the core list of inspection items through survey questionnaires and interviewing KDOT experts; Conducting risk assessment and prioritizing inspection activities to facilitate efficient allocation of available resources; and Documenting the results of this research in a concise and comprehensive research report.


    • English


    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $69,054
    • Contract Numbers:

      K-TRAN: KU-19-3



    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kansas Department of Transportation

      Eisenhower State Office Building
      700 SW Harrison Street
      Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
    • Project Managers:

      Schieber, Greg

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      1530 West 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Principal Investigators:

      Tran, Dan

    • Start Date: 20180701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

    Subject/Index Terms

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01704516
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: K-TRAN: KU-19-3, RE-0754-01, C2124
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: May 8 2019 2:31PM