DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES: A STUDY OF NEEDS, OBJECTIVES, RESOURCES, AND MECHANISMS FOR IMPLEMENTATION
The report describes an in-depth research study to (1) evaluate and quantify the current and projected state of productivity in the construction of transportation facilities; (2) determine areas having the highest potential economic returns and the greatest needs where research could lead to improvements in technology and management that in turn could lead to improved productivity; quantify decisionmaking criteria where possible; (3) assess the present and potential interests and capabilities of institutions - universities in particular - that would do such research in transportation construction; and (4) explore improved mechanisms for implementing transportation construction innovations. Some of the major obstacles that impact costs, slow productivity and inhibit the implementation of innovations result from (1) decisions made and policies set during the planning and design phases; and (2) the contractual and organizational structure chosen for project administration. There are also major opportunities for improvements through wider and more effective use by construction contractors of management techniques that have already proven to be successful.
- See also PB-277420 in RRIS 00 175272; Bulletin 7802.
Stanford UniversityDepartment of Civil Engineering
Stanford, CA United States 94305
Department of TransportationOffice of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Paulson, B C
- Fondahl, J W
- Parker, H W
- Publication Date: 1977-9
- Pagination: 161 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Construction management; Construction projects; Contract administration; Cost control; Cost overruns; Costs; Decision making; Economics; Industrial engineering; Innovation; Management; Metropolitan areas; Needs assessment; Policy; Productivity; Project management; Rapid transit; Research; Subways; Technological innovations; Transportation; Transportation operations; Transportation planning; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation management
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies; Management methods; Overruns; Rapid transit railways; Subway construction; Transportation research
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Construction; Economics; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Research; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00175271
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/RSPD/DPB/50-7713Final Rpt., TR-223
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60150
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 18 1981 12:00AM