Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 54-04. Mobile Devices as a Tool for Digitalized Project Documentation and Inspection

The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT current practices for using mobile devices to support digitized project documentation and inspection. Information to be gathered includes (but is not limited to): (1) Areas within DOTs using mobile devices for construction documentation and inspection (e.g., construction, maintenance, planning); (2) Inspection functions (e.g., submission of inspection reports, capturing of as-built conditions, and retrieval of inspection documentation) supported through mobile devices; (3) Other uses and applications (e.g., building information modeling); (4) Specific mobile device technologies (e.g., LiDAR, augmented reality, cellular cameras, and digital display of 3D graphical models) being utilized by inspectors; (4) Cost implications for using mobile devices (e.g., capital replacement, operational costs, costs of protective cases); (5) Policies and practices regarding the use of personal and/or DOT-issued mobile devices; and (6) Barriers and challenges (e.g., connectivity) associated with using mobile devices for construction and inspection.


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 54-04

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Harwood, Leslie

  • Start Date: 20220516
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01845337
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 54-04
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 16 2022 3:04PM