Campus Units

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

6th Engineering, Science and Technology Conference - Panama 2017 (ESTEC 2017)

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-4-2018

Journal or Book Title

KnE Engineering

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

269

Last Page

280

Research Focus Area

Transportation Engineering

DOI

10.18502/keg.v3i1.1432

Conference Date

October 11-13, 2017

City

Panama City, Panama

Abstract

The use of Alternative Contracting Methods (ACM) to deliver US transportation projects has reached a point where a definitive set of best practices can be identified to leverage the lessons learned by early ACM adopters. The most pressing need is for guidance on how public agencies organize to implement ACMs in a budget-constrained environment where the possibility of increasing the number of public agency engineers is nil. This paper is based on mining the survey response data from 6 National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) synthesis reports on ACM topics and proposes a framework for analyzing ACM practices deemed effective by peer-reviewed research to determine if each practice can be classified as a best practice. Importance index theory provides the analytical foundation for the framework and provides a ranking of candidate best practices in order of each practice's importance and effectiveness. Nine effective ACM practices were identified and evaluated with only one, “appointing an agency ACM champion,” meeting the objective criteria for a best practice. The paper's major contribution is to provide the suite of 1 best and 8 effective practices that can be employed when developing the organization for an agency that has decided to implement ACM project delivery.

Comments

This proceeding is published as Gransberg, D. D., & Tapia, R. M. (2018). Organizational Best Practices for Transportation Projects Delivered Using Alternative Contracting Methods. KnE Engineering, 3(1), 269-280. DOI: 10.18502/keg.v3i1.1432. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

Douglas D. Gransberg et al.

Language

en

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