The Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation has implemented a project-monitoring system and a limited staffing planning system. These systems are automated to the extent that computer files have been developed that output a large number of specially formatted listings designed to assist middle- and high-level management in the administration of the annual construction program. All technical areas of the department were involved in defining the specifications for the project-monitoring system and are involved in its daily operation. A single large operating division was selected as the pilot areas for the staffing planning system. A task force approach was used in each case to define the system details. In the future, the systems will be combined and expanded to other engineering areas of the department. On-line capabilities and statistical techniques will be used in this expansion. The staffing planning programs are written in COBOL, and the project-monitoring system is written in COBOL and FORTRAN. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 37-40
  • Monograph Title: Program Planning, Finance, and Preconstruction Management
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309030501
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM