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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-16-068    Date:  July 2017
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-16-068
Date: July 2017

 

Addressing Challenges and Return on Investment (ROI) for Paperless Project Delivery (e-Construction)

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FHWA Publication No.: FHWA-HRT-16-068

FHWA Contact: Richard Duval, HRDI-20, (202) 493-3365, richard.duval@dot.gov

 

This TechBrief summarizes a program case study that highlights the transformation and automation of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) construction process through the development of advanced mobile applications, automated workflows, and their integration with collaboration tools and payment systems to improve overall efficiency. PennDOT projects significant monetary benefits due to operational and time-saving efficiencies achieved through implementation of e-Construction practices. This TechBrief provides an overview of e-Construction as a national practice, summarizes PennDOT’s history and approach to technology implementation, and describes the investment and benefits realized during a 3-year period. This TechBrief aligns with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) research project Addressing Challenges and Return on Investment (ROI) for Paperless Project Delivery (e-Construction), which assesses how transportation agencies are transitioning to a more electronic/paperless project delivery system (e-Construction) and documents the costs, benefits, and challenges during the transition. It is offered as a general aid for those organizations considering starting similar programs or enhancing existing ones and provides a case study of how State transportation departments may expand their use of e-Construction practices.

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