Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Construction Management

First Advisor's Name

Mehmet Emre Bayraktar

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Yimin Zhu

Third Advisor's Name

Syed M. Ahmed

Date of Defense



The purpose of this research is to identify, analyze and evaluate the current Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reports in DRB database and develop a utilized, user friendly lessons learned document for FDOT and contractor. The analysis of the reports in the DRB database illustrated that, most common disputes in governmental transportation projects in Florida are due to unforeseen conditions. Over the course of this research, lessons were developed according to the recommendations made by DRB agents at the end of each case in 262 reports. Parties involved in a FDOT project can check this document to avoid recurrence of the negative outcomes and promote recurrence of the positive outcomes.




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