California Department of Transportation

Project Development Workflow Tasks (PDWT)

Part 3 - Identify Project Need and Project Initiation Document

II. Project Initiation Document

E. Prepare and Approve PID (WBS 150.25) - Circulate, Review and Approve PID (WBS 150.25.20)

P77. Perform Draft PID Constructibility Review

A Constructibility Review is an effort to improve overall Constructibility, reduce design related Contract Change Orders and claims from construction contracts; and enhance the quality of the design product. Constructibility reviews also ensure that the projects are indeed buildable, and avoid programming capital funds improperly.

The use of formal Constructibility Review. (CRs) is a requirement for all major projects, except 100% locally funded projects effective May 20, 1998. Approval authority for exceptions to conducting a CR for PSR-PDS lies with the District or Regional Director as discussed in the November 23, 1998 memorandum; however, a formal PID CR must occur prior to programming of capital construction funds. (Minor projects are exempt from the CR process in D01, D02 and D03.)

Projects financed by external entities are exempt from the CR Process unless the Department oversees the contract administration. Consultant designed and storm damage projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

CR teams need to include as a minimum the CR Coordinator, project manager, project engineer, Constructibility Representative. Other representatives may include DES Structures Design and Construction, Traffic-Safety, Landscape Architecture, Construction, Traffic Operations, Maintenance, Environmental, Right of Way, Storm Water/NPDES, and Surveys. Regulatory Agencies and Local Agencies may be invited if warranted.

The project engineer ensures that a response is given to all review comments and makes appropriate changes or additions to the PID. The project engineer shall ensure participants have at least a two-week review period; this may require sending draft reports or review materials to each individual rather than a sequential routing. Many districts have CR polices and procedures.

The CR findings should be distributed to all members of the Project Delivery Team.


Design Memo, (May 20, 1998 “Constructibility Reviews”)

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