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Project PS&E C-Rev

What is Project PS&E C-Rev?

Strengthening the backbone of project development, a new Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) review process leverages stakeholder engagement, collaboration tools, and 3D . More >>

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Strengthening the backbone of project development, a new Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) review process leverages stakeholder engagement, collaboration tools, and 3D modeling to improve bid-ability, constructability, and plan quality, while advancing the overall practice.

Collaborative, Real-Time PS&E Review Tools designate milestones at which designers, contractors, construction staff overseeing the project, and other key stakeholders are tapped to weigh in early and frequently in the project development review process. Early availability of plan sets, for instance, helps contractors calibrate resource requirements for an effective bid on large let projects, fostering alternative solutions, and further improving plans and bid-ability. As another example, construction oversight staff with experience in previous and continuing related megaprojects are tapped to identify and address ongoing issues in field conditions and bridge the knowledge gap as a project moves from design to construction. This targeted engagement creates a feedback loop often lacking in even state-of-the-practice efforts.

In addition, incorporation of 3D model technology using off-the-shelf collaborative software, helps the design team identify conflicts and enhance project plans, while allowing the construction team to better visualize staging conditions proposed. These tools can also be used to track, organize, and document review comments and decisions for better follow through on critical items. Finally, built-in mobile apps enable easy field access to plans, plus tracking, updates, and query reports on various data, supporting quick responses to specific issues.

Project PS&E C-Rev

Strengthening the backbone of project development, a new Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) review process leverages stakeholder engagement, collaboration tools, and 3D modeling to improve bid-ability, constructability, and plan quality, while advancing the overall practice. 

Project PS&E C-Rev designate milestones at which designers, contractors, construction staff overseeing the project, and other key stakeholders are tapped to weigh in early and frequently in the project development review process.  Early availability of plan sets, for instance, helps contractors calibrate resource requirements for an effective bid on large let projects, fostering alternative solutions, and further improving plans and bid-ability.  As another example, construction oversight staff with experience in previous and continuing related megaprojects are tapped to identify and address ongoing issues in field conditions and bridge the knowledge gap as a project moves from design to construction.  This targeted engagement creates a feedback loop often lacking in even state-of-the-practice efforts. 

In addition, incorporation of 3D model technology using off-the-shelf collaborative software, helps the design team identify conflicts and enhance project plans, while allowing the construction team to better visualize staging conditions proposed.  These tools can also be used to track, organize, and document review comments and decisions for better follow through on critical items. Finally, built-in mobile apps enable easy field access to plans, plus tracking, updates, and query reports on various data, supporting quick responses to specific issues. 

Webinar Series

The PS&E C-Rev Lead States Team Members presented a series of three webinars in late 2018 and early 2019.  Please see the links below to the recordings of webinars 1 and 2, and the link to the PowerPoint presentation with embedded videos for webinar 3.

View the "AASHTO Innovation Initiative PS&E C-Rev Overview" PowerPoint Presentation​ *Large file ​

View the "Leveraging PS&​E C-Rev to Reduce Risk on Alt Delivery Projects" PowerPoint Presentation *Large file

View the "Introducing C-Rev Tools in the Design-Bid-Build Projects"​ PowerPoint Presentation *Large file

Resources

Michigan DOT’s C-Rev Process

Idaho Transportation Department’s C-Rev Process

​Contacts

Ryan P. Luck, P.E., Chair
SE Freeways Construction Chief
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Phone: 414-750-1461
Email: Ryan.Luck@dot.wi.gov

Beau Hansen
CADD/ProjectWise Administrator
Idaho Transportation Department
Phone:208 334-8494
Email: beau.hansen@itd.idaho.gov

John Wilkerson, P.E.
Engineering Support Manager
Michigan Department of Transportation
Phone: 517-335-1927
Email: wilkersonj1@michigan.gov

Dustin Rouse
Preconstruction Engineer
Montana Department of Transportation
Phone: 406-444-6005
Email: drouse@mt.gov