ROAD DESIGN MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROJECT

THE PROJECT WAS INITIATED TO (1) DESIGN AND APPLY RESEARCH TECHNIQUES DIRECTED TOWARD IMPROVING MANPOWER UTILIZATION, WORK SYSTEMS, AND TOTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS OF ROAD DESIGN FUNCTIONS, AND (2) TEST THE TECHNIQUES IN THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS. THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT WAS LIMITED TO THE ROAD DESIGN FUNCTION. THE WORK PROCESSES OF THE PLANNING, PROGRAMMING, LOCATION, SURVEYING, RIGHT-OF-WAY, MATERIALS TESTING, AND CONSTRUCTION FUNCTIONS WERE EXPLORED ONLY SO FAR AS SUCH EXPLORATIONS WERE ESSENTIAL TO COMPLETING THE WORK SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ROAD DESIGN FUNCTION. DURING THIS TIME AN INTEGRATED DESIGN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WAS DEVELOPED AND SIGNIFICANT PORTIONS TESTED. THE MAJOR AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT INCLUDED A WORK SYSTEM, ORGANIZATION, SCHEDULING AND CONTROLLING SYSTEM, PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY SYSTEM, AND TRAINING PROGRAM. TWO MANUALS WERE DEVELOPED -- A MANAGEMENT MANUAL DOCUMENTING THE OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INTEGRATED SYSTEM AND A DESIGN MANUAL DOCUMENTING DESIGN CRITERIA TO BE USED IN ROAD DESIGN. TO GUIDE FUTURE SIMILAR UNDERTAKINGS, A RECOMMENDED WORK PLAN IS INCLUDED IN THE FINAL REPORT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No 7300
  • Corporate Authors:

    Jorgensen (Roy) and Associates

    17 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760
  • Authors:
    • Jorgenson, R E
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Montana State Highway Commission
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 1973 12:00AM