STREET PATCHING OPERATIONS DECISION PROCESS

The Street Patching Operations Decision Process considers three basic components of street patching operations: labor, materials, and equipment. The process allows a jurisdiction to determine and analyze its current street patching costs and to evaluate the impact of the proposed changes in labor allocation, materials, and equipment. Through analysis of current costs and performance in street patching operations, opportunities for cost reduction or performance improvement are suggested. Typical questions to be answered by such an analysis include: Should we use material A or material B for winter patching. Should we deploy our six people as two 3-person crews, or as three 2-person crews. How does an extra truck on crew C affect overall cost. The process would be used to answer these questions by evaluating total cost for each alternative and comparing the results of each possibility with current costs. The Street Patching Operations Decision Process described and illustrated in this report was developed to enable local governments to evaluate changes in operations and equipment as well. The Appendix presents four examples of the application of the process. Example I illustrates the cost impact of an equipment change; Example II, a crew size change; Example III, an improved material; and Example IV evaluates combined changes in all three areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Technology, Incorporated

    1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    National Science Foundation

    Applied Science and Research Applications, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-761599
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM