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e-Construction: Highway Projects Go Paperless

Parul Dubey on March 26, 2018 - in Technology, Transportation

States nationwide are saving time and improving how they manage projects with “e-Construction,” an innovation supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under its “Every Day Counts” program.

e-Construction is the creation, review, approval, distribution and storage of highway construction documents in a paperless environment. These processes include electronic submission of all documentation, electronic document routing and approval (including e-signatures), and real-time management of documents in a secure digital environment accessible through mobile devices and web-based platforms.

This new paperless approach makes it possible to collect twice as much data compared to older, paper-based methods. For example, Maryland deployed its first online bidding pilots last year and is using e-Construction so inspectors and employees responsible for project oversight across all modes can do more work on mobile devices. By making project documentation faster, cheaper and better, e-Construction isn’t just good government – it’s good business.

More than 45 state DOTs and numerous local agencies are making e-Construction a staple of their day-to-day operations.  Learn more at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/econstruction/peer_exchange/matrix_state.pdf.

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