Cost benefit analysis of best practices for expediting utility relocations on highway projects

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Abstract

Utility adjustments continue to be a major cause of delays to highway construction projects. To minimize utility related problems, state departments of transportation (DOTs) have implemented a number of improved strategies called "best practices." This paper presents the findings of a recent study that analyzed the costs and benefits of 45 utility adjustment best practices. The study gathered and evaluated survey responses from State DOT officials on their experiences in implementing these best practices on utility adjustment projects. A total of 42 State DOT officials participated in the survey representing 33 different states. This study analyzed the costs and benefits associated with implementing 45 best practices including the effectiveness in expediting utility adjustment, reduction in project length experienced, problems and challenges encountered as a result of these best practices, and the cost of implementing these practices. The results of this analysis provides DOT decision makers valuable information to select the most beneficial best practices to reduce utility adjustment delays and accelerate utility adjustment projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2018
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructure and Facility Management - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018
EditorsChao Wang, Charles Berryman, Christofer Harper, Yongcheol Lee, Rebecca Harris
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages611-618
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481295
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventConstruction Research Congress 2018: Infrastructure and Facility Management, CRC 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2018Apr 4 2018

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2018: Infrastructure and Facility Management - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018
Volume2018-April

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2018: Infrastructure and Facility Management, CRC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period4/2/184/4/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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