Millions Granted to Help Speed up Nationwide Construction Projects

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation has granted $34 million in funding across 10 states for 10 projects through the Advanced Digital Construction Management Systems (ADCMS) program. This initiative, aimed at curbing highway construction delays and cost overruns, promotes the adoption of digital construction techniques, including computer modeling and 3D design.

“The 10 projects selected for funding will help advance digital construction nationwide because they will serve as models for other state and local transportation agencies to adopt these best practices,” said Shailen Bhatt, Federal Highway Administrator. “With funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these technologies will help us more quickly deliver the transportation system of the 21st century.”

Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the ADCMS program, which is part of FHWA’s Technology and Innovation Deployment Program, allocates a total of $85 million over five years. The grants act as incentives for state departments of transportation to enhance construction professionals’ access to meaningful, accurate, and user-friendly data through advanced software modeling tools.

The program’s goals include accelerating the adoption of advanced digital construction management systems throughout the project lifecycle for increased productivity and effective project management; facilitating more timely and productive information-sharing by reducing reliance on paper; developing and deploying best practices on construction sites; encouraging increased technology adoption and deployment by states and local governments; and enhancing transparency through real-time information sharing.

The selected state and respective budgets include:

  • California DOT — $3,920,800
  • Connecticut DOT — $4,497,696
  • Delaware DOT — $4 million
  • Illinois DOT — $4,500,000
  • Iowa DOT — $1,501,200
  • Minnesota DOT — $2,160,000
  • Oklahoma DOT — $3,079,440
  • Pennsylvania DOT — $3,910,000
  • Utah DOT — $5 million
  • Washington State DOT — $1,350,000

Each project aims to focus on information-sharing, reduce paper dependency, enhance productivity, and achieve cost savings during project delivery, setting precedents for the nationwide adoption and deployment of digital construction technologies.

The funded initiatives range from facilitating better data management in California to automating data collection processes in Delaware, with goals like improving safety, reducing reliance on paper, and streamlining construction operations through digital tools and technology.



Source: The Trucker