Impacts of Alternative Contracting Methods for Utility Coordination of Transportation Projects

Tarig Omer, Roy Sturgill, Timothy Taylor

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Abstract

The utility coordination is part of project development and delivery and can be fundamentally influenced by the contracting method. Effective utility coordination can improve the delivery of transportation and other capital facility projects and reduce project risks posed by delays, safety hazards, and cost overruns. State Transportation Agencies (STAs) are implementing many strategies to address road conditions rapidly. One approach has been using alternative contracting methods (ACMs) to speed project delivery, improve quality and constructability, or manage other resource constraints. This paper investigates the efficiency, safety, cost, and schedule impacts of ACMs on utility coordination compared to traditionally delivered projects through design bid build (DBB). Understanding these impacts may influence the selection of a project delivery method or the utility coordination approach used. A literature review, survey, and interviews with subject matter experts were performed in order to achieve this objective. In summary, differences between utility coordination on ACM and DBB projects were perceived. Furthermore, utility coordination costs can be higher on projects using ACMs when compared to DBB. Challenges were encountered in the availability of documentation regatding utility coordination impacts on safety, and schedule STAs are encouraged to seek approaches to collect this data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2022
Subtitle of host publicationProject Management and Delivery, Controls, and Design and Materials - Selected Papers from Construction Research Congress 2022
EditorsFarrokh Jazizadeh, Tripp Shealy, Michael J. Garvin
Pages41-49
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784483978
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventConstruction Research Congress 2022: Project Management and Delivery, Controls, and Design and Materials, CRC 2022 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2022Mar 12 2022

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2022: Project Management and Delivery, Controls, and Design and Materials - Selected Papers from Construction Research Congress 2022
Volume3-C

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2022: Project Management and Delivery, Controls, and Design and Materials, CRC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityArlington
Period3/9/223/12/22

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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