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Best Practice

BEST PRACTICE:

E1−5: Contractor Participation in Constructability Reviews

DESCRIPTION:

This practice allows all of the contractors to review the plans in advance of advertisement to ensure that the best, most economical, and quickest design and construction methods are incorporated prior to advertisement. This practice was begun in 1997 and is commonly used on projects.

REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:

The constructability reviews were begun largely because there was an untapped wealth of experience of contractors who know how to construct projects in the most economical and expedient manner.

PRIMARY BENEFIT(S):

Besides incorporating better, more economical, and expeditious methods of construction, having the contractors review the plans early provides a way to detect errors overlooked in the design phase and allows the contractors additional time to become more familiar with the project, and therefore enables them to submit more accurate bids.

MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):

This is done on projects over $5 million.

STATE(S) WHERE USED:

Oklahoma

SOURCE/CONTACT(S):

Brian Schmitt, Oklahoma DOT
Phone: (405) 521−2625
E−mail: bschmitt@odot.org

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