Research Projects

Construction Safety and Phasing Plans (CSPP): Best Practices In Reserve

The objective of this study would result in a guide of best practices and development of a checklist to assist airports in creating a CSPP. The study should poll airports, FAA inspectors, and consultants (responsible for writing CSPPs) from across the country to gain insight on their best practices for creating a CSPP. The poll should include respondents from each FAA region to take geographical differences into account. The guide of best practices should focus arouind the requirements of AC 150/5370-2G.


The guide should also look into the relationship of Airport Engineering and Airport Operations and address ways to collabrate more effectively on CSPP's. The report should look into how Airport Operations and Airport Engineering can work together in the design phase to effectively create a CSPP that will work for both of them throughout the project.

Background (Describe the current situation or problem in the industry, and how your idea would address it.)

Currently, each airport and/or its consultant is responsible for creating a CSPP based on AC 150/5370-2G. A best practices guide would assist the Airport in creating quality CSPP's. Also, industry trend seems to be a lack of collaboration in creating a CSPP between Airport Operations and Airport Engineering. This report could help Airport Operations and Airport Engineering find ways to collaborate better on CSPP, especially in the design phase.

Approach (Describe in general terms the steps you think are needed to achieve the objective.)

To provide airport operators and airport consulting companies with a best practice guide in creating construction
safety and phasing plans.
Main approach to this project will include interviews and meetings with entities that have experience writing CSPPs.
This research will then be used to design an overall best practices guide that will aid in writing CSPPs. The research
should address the
1). Interviews with airport operations on lessons learned from CSPPs;
2). Interviews with airport engineers on lessons learned from CSPPs;
3.) Research ways airport operations and airport engineering can collaborate better in the design phase of the project
on the CSPP
4.) Interview FAA airport inspectors from different geographical areas on their knowledge of best practices they have
seen in regards to CSPPs;
5.) Interview contractors who have been involved in airfield projects and have writte
n a Safety Plan Compliance
Document (SPCD) should also be interviewed to gain insight on positive and negative aspects from the CSPP they
encounter when preparing the SPCD for the CSPP;
6.) Interviews with airport consulting companies who have written CSPP
s on lessons learned;
7.) Interviews with airport operations to learn best practices in implementing a CSPP and maintaining the standards
within it during construction projects
1). Meetings or phone conferences with airport operations ;
2.) Meetings or phone conferences with airport consultants who write CSPPs ;
3.) Meetings or phone conferences with airport engineers;
4.) Meetings or phone conferences with FAA airport inspectors;
5.) Meetings or phone conferences with construction compani
es who have written a SPCD;
6.) Compile a best practices guide for written CSPPs and implementation of them;
7.) Review of AC 150/5370

Cost Estimate and Backup (Provide a cost estimate and support for how you arrived at the estimate.)

Do to the large amount of primary research and development of the best practices guidebook th
e estimated funding is
This shall include:
- All meetings or phone conferences;
- Possible airport site visits with active construction;
- Development of the guidebook

Related Research - List related ACRP and other industry research; describe gaps (see link to Research Roadmaps above), and describe how your idea would address these gaps. This is a critical element of a synthesis topic submission.

- AC 150/5370-2G

Idea No. 88