Challenges and Strategies Incorporated with Transportation Construction Inspection

Behzad Rouhanizadeh, Sharareh Kermanshachi

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Abstract

The number of transportation construction projects has increased in the U.S. over the past several decades, and inspection challenges have increased proportionally or at an even higher rate. Therefore, it is important to identify these challenges and to offer appropriate inspection strategies to avoid project failures. In this study, the challenges of transportation construction inspections were identified, and strategies for tackling these challenges were proposed. Several national U.S. inspection documents, peer-reviewed papers, and other types of publications were thoroughly reviewed, and the potential inspection challenges of transportation projects were identified. Then, the management strategies that lead to effective inspection processes and successful projects were identified. The results of this study demonstrated that the current practices for the inspection of transportation construction projects need to be thoroughly reviewed and improved upon. The list of potential inspection challenges and management strategies determined by this research can assist project managers and inspectors allocate resources to transportation construction activities more efficiently and achieve higher productivity rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProject Management and Controls, Materials, and Contracts - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020
EditorsDavid Grau, Pingbo Tang, Mounir El Asmar
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages446-454
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482889
StatePublished - 2020
EventConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management Controls, Materials, Contracts - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2020Mar 10 2020

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management and Controls, Materials, and Contracts - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2020: Project Management Controls, Materials, Contracts
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/8/203/10/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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