October 11, 2018
Innovation of the Month:
e-Construction and Partnering: A Vision for the Future
Webinars and peer exchanges are among the deployment resources the Every Day Counts (EDC) team on e-Construction and partnering: a vision for the future offers State and local agencies.
The webinars and peer exchanges facilitate relationships among agencies so they can share success stories and minimize obstacles that others may have experienced while implementing e-Construction and partnering technologies and practices. While the Federal Highway Administration does not endorse specific products or tools, the events enable participants to discuss their firsthand experiences from a user perspective.
See the e-Construction and partnering peer exchanges web page for summaries of products being evaluated, piloted, or used at State transportation departments.
Watch recordings of past webinars in the e-Construction and partnering webinar series and register for upcoming sessions:
- e-Construction Tools and Technology: Implementing a Document Management System, November 28, 2018, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET
- Access to Legacy System Using a Mobile Application, January 30, 2019, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET
- Using Geospatial Technology for Recording As-Built Conditions, February 27, 2019, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET
Read “Addressing Challenges and Return on Investment for Paperless Project Delivery (e-Construction)” for guidelines on deploying e-Construction and calculating return on investment.
Go to the e-Construction and partnering web page for a resource library.
California Conducts Outreach on Accelerated Bridge Construction
State Transportation Innovation Council Incentive funds supported the development of a training package and coordinated outreach effort to educate the California transportation community on the methods and benefits of accelerated bridge construction (ABC). The training was deployed through presentations and workshops at transportation conferences and a webinar conducted by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Division of Local Assistance. Topics included how ABC differs from conventional bridge construction, a process to identify ABC benefits, various ABC methods that can be used for a successful project, and project examples in California and other States. For information, contact Dorie Mellon of Caltrans.
Roundabouts Reduce Crashes in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) data show that crashes, injuries, and fatalities decreased at 11 roundabouts after they were installed on State route intersections that were previously stop or signal controlled. A review of 3 years of crash data before and after roundabout installation found that fatalities decreased from two to zero, serious injuries dropped from seven to zero, and minor injuries decreased from 19 to one. PennDOTâ€”which has constructed 43 roundabouts and has 26 in designâ€”uses roundabouts to address safety issues, improve traffic flow, and facilitate pedestrian mobility at intersections. A PennDOT video educates drivers on how to navigate a roundabout. For information, contact Jeffrey Bucher of PennDOT.
Every Day Counts, a State-based program of the Federal Highway Administration’s Center for Accelerating Innovation, works with State, local, and private sector partners to encourage the adoption of proven technologies and innovations to shorten and enhance project delivery.