PLANNING FOR THE OPERATION SEAL BITUMINOUS AND CONCRETE PAVEMENTS

STUDIES WERE MADE OF 18 SEALING JOBS. TWO OF THE STUDIED JOBS ARE PRESENTED IN DETAIL, SHOWING CHRONOLOGICALLY THE ACTIVITY OF EACH MAN AND EACH UNIT OF EQUIPMENT DURING A DAY'S OPERATION. AN EXAMINATION IS MADE OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING PRODUCTIVITY. A SCHEDULE IS SET FOR A SELECTED SEALING JOB TO TEST THE IDEA THAT PLANNING WOULD IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND INCREASE PRODUCTION. THE IOWA MAINTENANCE STUDY REVIEW INDICATES THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT WHICH ARE LISTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING BASIC INGREDIENTS ESSENTIAL TO AN EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION: (1) PLANNING (2) SCHEDULING, (3) WORK METHODS, (4) TOOLS, MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT, AND (5) ORGANIZATION AND SUPERVISION. STATE MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS SPECIFICATIONS AND THE CONSTRUCTION FIELD MANUAL, PROVIDE FOR SPECIFIC CONTROL IN THE QUANTITIES OF ASPHALT AND AGGREGATE APPLIED DURING SEALING OPERATIONS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAAT THOROUGH EVALUATION OFFERS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING SO THAT CONSIDERABLY LESS EFFORT IS INVOLVED IN ACHIEVING THE NECESSARY ACCOMPLISHMENT. THE AMOUNT OF EQUIPMENT USED AND SIZE OF THE CREW EMPLOYED, MUST BE FLEXIBLE BECAUSE OF THE OPERATING VARIABLES ATTENDANT TO INDIVIDUAL JOB CIRCUMSTANCES. JOINT EFFORTS OF THE FOREMAN, THE RESIDENT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERS, AND THEIR DISTRICT SUPERVISORS ARE NEEDED FOR A SUCCESSFUL MAINTENANCE PLANNING.

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  • Monograph Title: IOWA STATE HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE STUDY: TIME UTILIZATION, PRODUCTIVITY, METHODS, AND MANAGEMENT-1959-1960.
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  • Accession Number: 00218522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM