• Constructability Review Effectiveness

    NCDOT Research Project Number: 2020-41

 Executive Summary

  • Constructability reviews have been used by multiple departments of transportation (DOTs) in the United States for more than a decade to enhance project design documents by introducing construction knowl​​edge to the design process. Constructability review​s provide the contractors with a complete set of bid documents that have a reduced possibility of encountering any obstacles during project construction phase. The main objective of this research is to provide NCDOT with guidelines to conduct formal constructability review meetings with increased efficiency. Transportation agency personnel, consultants, and contractors were interviewed to collect data relevant to constructability review meetings best practices, advantages, and disadvantages. The analysis of interviews results determined that conducting constructability review meetings before 60% completion of the design phase is recommended. A successful meeting should include project designer, project manager, and a minimum of 3 general contractors. Attendees should receive advanced information regarding the project, and meetings should be held in the construction site to ensure proper communication. The implementation of the research outcomes will increase the constructability review meeting outcomes, minimize cost and schedule overruns, and enhance the overall safety of the construction project.​

Amin K. Akhnoukh
Amin K. Akhnoukh; Donna A. Hollar; Daniel Findley; William J. Rasdorf
Clare Fullerton
Curtis T. Bradley
East Carolina University
NC State University - ITRE

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 Report Period

  • July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2022


  • Complete


  • Planning, Policy, Programming and Multi-modal

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  • Miscellaneous

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