BARRIER COST REDUCTION PROGRAM: A SUPPLEMENT TO FHWA'S STAMINA PROGRAM

The barrier cost reduction (BCR) computer program has been developed to overcome significant shortcomings in current design practice for complex highway noise barriers. These shortcomings are summarized, the concept of a "balanced" noise barrier--the barrier that provides the most protection for the least cost--is discussed, and finally the BCR design process is outlined. The roles of the BCR program the barrier designer, and the partner STAMINA program of the Federal Highway Administration are separately described. Emphasis is on designer-BCR interaction, which leads to final, balanced barrier design. Eighteen such interactions are briefly described. Finally, an application of the bcr program in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, which resulted in construction cost savings of approximately 40 percent , is described in detail. The program will shortly be documented for use by state highway agencies. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 1-6
  • Monograph Title: Highway noise abatement
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029988
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM