About the research
This project captured best practices for producing and delivering road construction plans and documentation from several Minnesota cities and counties, industry, and several other state departments of transportation (DOTs). The findings will assist Minnesota city and county engineers in getting a better understanding of how and which types of plans, models, and other bid documents are used and delivered electronically in the construction industry, and how best practices can be employed in Minnesota cities and counties.
The project included an extensive literature review, phone interviews with experts, and a brainstorming session with super-users. The brainstorming session was held to help assess the recommendations reached through the study and determine how electronic plans, models, and other bid documents are viewed by the implementers in Minnesota cities and counties.
Based on the results of this work, guidance was developed for the implementation of 3D modeling and electronic document management (EDM) systems for the MnDOT Local Road Research Board (LRRB).