Section 7 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1988 (33 U.S.C. 2313) authorizes the Secretary of the Army to utilize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers laboratories and research centers to undertake collaborative research and development with the U.S. construction industry. The legislation, along with certain provisions of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended (15 U.S.C. 3710a et seq.) is the basis for the cost-shared research, development, demonstration, commercialization, and technology transfer program titled the Construction Productivity Advancement Research (CPAR) Program. This guide describes the CPAR Program and how the U.S. construction industry may participate in the Program. It provides prospective industry partners with information on the scope of the Program, preparation of proposals, program cycle, selection criteria, approval process, and execution of the Program. A description of the Corps mission areas is provided in Part I of this guide. Part II discusses the operational concept of the CPAR Program. How to develop and submit a CPAR proposal is explained in Part III. A brief description of the primary construction technology areas of interest in each of the Corps laboratories is provided in Part IV. Appendix A contains the CPAR Proposal and CPAR Executive Summary Format. Appendix B contains the CPAR Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CPAR-CRDA). Appendix C provides guidelines on the use and disclosure of information and data contained in the CPAR proposal and/or the CPAR Executive Summary. A list of CPAR projects funded to date is provided in Appendix D.

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  • Publication Date: 1994-5


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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 78 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00664255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1994 12:00AM