Study on Highway Construction Lead to the National Compensation

The highway consists of roads that lack good management. Poor road management usually is the cause of government compensation cases due to vehicle accidents. To improve this, many cases were collected and studied to draw the following conclusions. First, this research divided the causes into six categories of factors that contribute to the damage of the roads: rock fall, bridge rupture, surface of road, gutters, trees beside the road, and traffic signs. Second, this research suggested 18 actions, divided into six categories as solutions. Because of limited budget, the government is limited in the actions it can take; however, this study uses the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method to prioritize these actions, taking into account technology, policy, economy, and 11 other subreferences. The main findings in reducing national compensation for provincial highway construction flaws show that the priority rankings for improving road defects are based on defuzzification value: (1) strengthen inspection procedures and standards, (2) remove weathered branches, (3) add warning signs, (4) design for earthquakes, (5) manage contractors, (6) improve gutter flow, and (7) inspect after big disasters. The contribution of this study is able to set up a model to evaluate the priority of actions under a budget limitation.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 46-53
  • Monograph Title: Application of Nanotechnology in Pavements, Geological Disasters, and Foundation Settlement Control Technology

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01534828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784478448
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2014 3:00PM