CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The mission of KTC’s Construction Engineering & Project Management group is to improve the development and delivery of infrastructure projects, with a focus on safety, cost, schedule, and quality. Over the past five years, the program has risen to national prominence through a series of projects undertaken as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) and on behalf of the Construction Industry Institute. Work for the NCHRP has focused on topics such as construction staffing issues and strategies, optimizing the utility coordination process, the use of alternative contracting, and transportation agencies’ use of mobile information technologies. Researchers have collaborated extensively with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on improving construction inspection, updating construction guidance, and implementing aerial imagery that facilitates project delivery.

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The mission of KTC’s Construction Engineering & Project Management group is to improve the development and delivery of infrastructure projects, with a focus on safety, cost, schedule, and quality. Over the past five years, the program has risen to national prominence through a series of projects undertaken as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) and on behalf of the Construction Industry Institute. Work for the NCHRP has focused on topics such as construction staffing issues and strategies, optimizing the utility coordination process, the use of alternative contracting, and transportation agencies’ use of mobile information technologies. Researchers have collaborated extensively with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on improving construction inspection, updating construction guidance, and implementing aerial imagery that facilitates project delivery.

Research in Progress

  • Risk-Based Project Development
  • Guidance for Training and Certification of Construction Inspectors for Transportation Infrastructure
  • Effective Management Practices for CEI Contracts

Completed Projects

  • Risk-Based Construction Inspection
  • E-tickets and Advanced Technologies for Efficient Construction Inspections
  • Reducing Construction costs through Effective Field Communication and Administration