The objective of the research described herein was to develop a comprehensive and versatile computer-based system for scheduling preconstruction activities. The system developed by the Clemson University Research Team utilizes four category specific templates: Urban Widening, Rural Widening and Interchange Improvement, Bridge Replacement, and New Location projects. Logic diagrams were developed through a series of extensive meetings with South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) personnel and loaded into the commercially available software package Primavera Project Planner. A companion spreadsheet software package was developed to provide activity durations and activity manpower resource requirements (Primavera input data) as a function of project length and other factors. Typical reports that are generated by the system of interest to SCDOT include resource summaries, schedule reports with resource usage, earned value analysis, turnaround reports, and resource profiles. The system has greatly facilitated manpower resource allocation for preconstruction project management within SCDOT.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634

    South Carolina Department of Transportation

    Silas N. Pearman Building, 955 Park Street
    Columbia, SC  United States  29202

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Piper, C
    • Bell, L C
  • Publication Date: 2002-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SC-02-10
  • Contract Numbers: 628
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2003 12:00AM