LADOTD Mandate Announcement
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is requiring all construction documentation be performed in HeadLight, effective May 1, 2022. This mandate includes both CEI firms providing consultant engineering and inspection services to DOTD, as well as Local Public Agencies (LPAs) operating under the FHWA/DOTD Stewardship Agreement.
Implementing this mandate ensures all project inspection activities are captured via HeadLight’s visual-based project inspection and verification platform which the DOTD adopted statewide in 2020. The intent is for external personnel to consistently capture project inspection information in the same manner as DOTD personnel.
Standard agreement language will be modified to require the use of HeadLight Fieldbook and Materials in conjunction with SiteManager.
For LPA’s, the mandate applies to new project starts only. CEI firms can choose to adopt HeadLight use on an ongoing project, provided there are at least 6 months left on the project term. Support on future projects will require adopting HeadLight across the term of the project in accordance with DOTD policies.
LPAs and CEI firms are provided HeadLight user licenses for their personnel under the umbrella of the DOTD’s enterprise contract. These organizations can engage directly with HeadLight to lease inspection devices and receive training and technical support throughout their project engagement or procure their own devices.
For further information regarding this DOTD mandate, contact Matt Jones, Construction Division Systems Engineer, at [email protected] or call 225-379-1396. To contract with HeadLight for device leasing, training and support, contact Brad Oien, Account Executive, at [email protected] or 714.768.4914