DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES: A STUDY OF NEEDS, OBJECTIVES, RESOURCES, AND MECHANISMS FOR IMPLEMENTATION. SUMMARY REPORT

Specific objectives for the study included the following: (1) Evaluate and quantify the current state of productivity in the construction of transportation facilities; (2) determine areas having the largest potential economic returns and the greatest needs where research could lead to improvements in technology and management for improved productivity; (3) assess present and potential interests and capabilities of institutions and individuals that could do such research in transportation construction; (4) explore incentives and improved mechanisms for implementing findings that would result from expanded research efforts; (5) develop means for evaluating the impact that policy, contractual and technical decision-making in the planning and design stages has on capital costs in the construction phase.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-277419 in RRIS 00 175271; Bulletin 7802.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Stanford, CA  USA  94305

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Paulson, B C
    • Fondahl, J W
    • Parker, H W
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/RSPD/DPB/50-7714Final Rpt., TR-224
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60150
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 18 1981 12:00AM