Guide for Remote Virtual Inspection for Highway Construction Infrastructure Projects

State departments of transportation (DOTs) inspectors play a critical role in overseeing and managing a construction project. They rely on innovative technologies to address the increasing demand to perform their responsibilities in a safe and efficient way. The adoption of mobile devices and modern surveying equipment for construction inspection has proven timely and beneficial. Remote virtual inspection (RVI) offers numerous benefits (e.g., improved data quality and consistency, enhanced communication, improved transparency, and improved safety of the site personnel) to support onsite construction inspection activities and collect digital data for state DOTs contract administration processes, such estimation of quantities, verification and acceptance, payment, and creation of as-built records.   Research is needed to investigate digital technologies and systems for RVI activities and to bridge the knowledge gap for state DOTs in evaluating and integrating digital technologies and systems for RVI for remote highway construction infrastructure projects.   The objective of this research is to develop a guide for the applications of digital technologies and systems for RVI for highway construction infrastructure project. At a minimum, the research shall include readiness assessment of digital technologies and systems for highway construction projects and implementation requirements.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 10-112

  • 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:

    McKenney, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oregon State University

    321 Richardson Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Turkan, Yelda

  • Start Date: 20221123
  • Expected Completion Date: 20250522
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01772204
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 10-112
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 25 2021 11:38AM