Guidebook for Implementing Alternative Technical Concepts in All Types of Highway Project Delivery Methods

This report provides a guidebook for state transportation agencies on implementing alternative technical concepts (ATCs) in the state highway project delivery process. The ATC process—used with design-build highway project delivery—solicits design modification ideas offered by respondents during the bidding process. These modifications aim to encourage innovation and improve design requirements while giving the respondent a competitive advantage. The use of ATCs may result in accelerated highway construction, increased constructability, and cost savings. These benefits have stirred interest in the implementation of this innovative project delivery approach. The research team explored the challenges and successful practices encountered during the implementation of ATCs in various project delivery methods at state transportation agencies—including design-build contracts and public–private partnerships. In addition to this guidebook, deliverables also include an ATC Implementation Toolkit, which is an interactive spreadsheet available on the TRB website designed to help agencies implement ATCs; and the contractor’s final report, published as NCHRP Web-Only Document 277.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 105p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01745502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309481632
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 08-112
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2020 1:42PM