Those who are concerned with the preparation, design and construction supervision of highway and bridge projects are considered in this paper. Attention is drawn to data deficiencies concerning manpower in this field. It is suggested that the profession should establish a data base and should be involved with and influence manpower quantity as well as quality. After examining in principle the time-resource relationship in tasks, trends in costs of scheme preparation are considered. Considerable cost increases per unit output are demonstrated. Employment and deployment of highway engineering manpower are then discussed, in the context of the current shortfall of work. It is suggested that greater job mobility is necessary if shortfalls are to be catered for by work overseas; and that institutional restraints militating against such mobility should be remedied. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Institution of Highway Engineers North National Conference, Highways and Transportation Problems 1977/78, held in London, December 8-9, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Goldstein, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 12
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM