Developing a Strategic Roadmap for Caltrans Implementation of Virtual Design Construction/Civil Integrated Management

Virtual Design Construction (VDC) and Civil Integrated Management (CIM) are recent innovations that have been shown to improve project delivery and reduce cost through the entire lifecycle of a project. Integrating VDC/CIM within the organization’s delivery processes would lead to increased efficiencies for tax dollars, cost savings, reduce construction conflicts, decrease construction time, and enhanced workers’ and public safety. This research has evaluated the current state of VDC/CIM within the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and collected the known VDC/CIM best practices through literature review of existing public information. In addition, this research has also created a strategic high-level roadmap that identifies the gaps and provides guidance on bridging the gap between the current and future state of VDC/CIM at Caltrans. In order to develop an organic structure within Caltrans for VDC/CIM implementation, formation of organizational level task forces is recommended. The task forces can then work with groups in charge of each Activity area and assist in guiding them through closing the gaps identified in this report and in pushing towards digital transformation.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 184p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01759661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA20-3178, UCD-ARR-20-02-29-01
  • Contract Numbers: 65A0749
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2020 11:53AM