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Title:

SETTING HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT DURATION

Accession Number:

00341220

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Linda Hall Library

5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110-2498 USA

Abstract:

A research study was performed to evaluate the methodologies used by transportation agencies to establish the contract durations used for highway construction projects. The study was financed by the Indiana State Highway Commission (ISHC). After reviewing the system used in Indiana, those used by other transportation agencies were also studied. Methods used vary from broad conceptual estimates to detailed critical path scheduling techniques. A method is proposed for the ISHC which incorporates some of the advantages of critical path methods, but does not require the preparation of a graphic network. The method should provide more consistency in the determination of contract time estimates by highway personnel. It should also provide a schedule guide for the field engineers during construction.

Corporate Authors:

American Society of Civil Engineers

345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017-2398 USA

Authors:

Hancher, D E
Rowings, J E

Pagination:

p. 169-179

Publication Date:

1981-6

Serial:

Journal of the Construction Division

Volume: 107
Issue Number: 2

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Subject Areas:

Administration and Management; Construction; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; I50: Construction and Supervision of Construction

Source Agency:

Engineering Index

Source Data:

EIX810700046

Files:

TRIS

Created Date:

Jan 29 1982 12:00AM

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