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Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer Toolkit

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Sample Pre-Workshop Agenda

8:00 am - 8:20 amACTT power point presentation     ACTT team
Overview of ACTT process, Management Team Skill sets, skill set papers, other hand outs
8:20 am - 9:00 amProject overview     Highway Agency, DOT
Project description, scope of work, history, Funding needs, controversial issues, scheduling & current status
9:00 am - 9:30 amIdentify Project goals/objectives      Meeting Attendees
What's DOT hoping to achieve through application of the ACTT process (see page 2 for examples)
9:30 am - 9:45 amIdentify Skill sets      Meeting Attendees
Not all skill sets attend all workshops. Skill sets are selected based on scope of work and Department needs
9:45 am - 10:00 amWorkshop dates & Agenda      Meeting Attendees
The afternoon of their arrival, the workshop participants will be briefed on the project, take a tour of the project, and have a reception. Skill sets spend the next full day in their break out sessions, wrap up and present their recommendations the morning of the third day
10:00 am - 10:15 amBreak
10:15 am - 10:30 amWorkshop facility & supplies      Meeting Attendees
Need a room large enough for approximately 65 people and several small break out rooms. Need supplies like lap tops, projectors, flip charts, name tags, etc.
10:30 am - 11:00 amWorkshop facilitators/Note keepers      Meeting Attendees
Each skill set will require a note keeper. Several facilitators will be needed for the general session as well as the break out sessions.
11:00 am - 11:30amWorkshop funding:      Meeting Attendees
  • Facility - Typically, ACTT funds
  • Supplies - Typically, ACTT funds
  • Meals - couple of breakfasts and working lunches, reception; typically, included in workshop facilitation
  • Travel & perdiem - ACTT pays for all national travel and perdiem
  • Facilitators - ACTT Team's responsibility
  • Documentation/reports - Typically ACTT funds workshop documentation; State drafts report, ACTT prepares final report
  • Local travel - State responsible for
11:30 am - 12: 00 pmDiscuss:      Meeting Attendees
  • State/local workshop Participants (number/skill set)
  • National workshop participants (number/skill set)
  • State contact - Need State POC for coordination
  • Action plan/follow-ups/dates - Need to identify roles and responsibilities and deadlines
12:00 pmAdjourn
TYPICAL ACTT WORKSHOP GOALS & OBJECTIVES
  • Reduce construction time from current schedule to x years
  • Limit lane reduction to x lanes/direction during construction
  • Maintain x mph speed in the work zone
  • Minimize delays due to Utilities, R/R, R/W, etc.
  • Accommodate emergency facilities, businesses, airports, and such during construction
  • Accommodate local, regional, and national events during construction
  • Construct within budget
  • Implement context sensitive design
  • Construct an esthetically pleasing project
  • Maintain a safe work zone (worker & public safety)
  • Maintain R/R operating during construction
  • Be customer and neighbor oriented during construction
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Updated: 10/31/2013
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