TxDOT Synthesis of the Construction Inspection Workload Reduction Strategies

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) faces significant workforce challenges, particularly in the districts, where the testing and inspection workload is increasing but the workforce is decreasing. As a result of these workforce challenges, TxDOT is looking for more effective ways to manage their testing, inspection, and measurement workload. They are looking to other DOTs from which they believe much can be learned. Other states are facing similar workforce challenges and have taken actions to implement procedures to reduce their construction inspection workload. Such procedures include increasing contractor testing and inspection responsibilities, outsourcing testing and inspection to third parties, creating extensive training and certification programs, and modifying their specifications to minimize time intensive testing and measurement. Accordingly, there is a need to summarize the best practices from those state DOTs that have already instituted successful programs to reduce the QC/QA workload that could potentially aid TxDOT in addressing their specific workload challenges. This project summarized TxDOT’s current workload challenges, identified successful workload reduction strategies that have been implemented in other state DOTs, compared TxDOT’s challenges and practices to the other states’ challenges and practices, and lastly prioritized the workload reduction strategies implemented in other states that could be applied to manage TxDOT’s workforce challenges.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 87p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142393
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0-5799-P1
  • Contract Numbers: Project 0-5799
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2009 3:54PM