ESTIMATING PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGHWAY DESIGN

A RATIONAL METHOD OF ESTIMATING PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS AND ORGANIZING A ROAD DESIGN OFFICE TO MEET A GIVEN SCHEDULE OF PROPOSED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION IS GIVEN. A "POINT EVALUATION SYSTEM" BASED ON PRODUCTION OF THE ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS ROAD DESIGN OFFICE, FROM 1955 TO 1959 IS DISCUSSED. THIS SYSTEM ALLOWS THE PREDETERMINATION OF THE REQUIRED RATE OF PRODUCTION, AND, CORRESPONDINGLY, THE NUMBER OF STAFF AT VARIOUS LEVELS FOR ANY GIVEN CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE. IT ALSO ADVISES THE DESIGN ENGINEER OF WORK BEYOND THE CAPACITY OF HIS STAFF, AND WHICH MUST BE DONE BY CONSULTANTS OR OTHER AGENCIES SO THAT THE SCHEDULE MAY BE KEPT. EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SYSTEM OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, WILL REQUIRE MODIFICATIONS. THIS METHOD OF EVALUATING THE WORK AND ESTIMATING PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS IS EXTREMELY USEFUL TO THE DESIGN ADMINISTRATOR AND HAS EXCELLENT POTENTIAL FOR APPLICATION TO OTHER PHASES OF HIGHWAY ENGINEERING WORK. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00200703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1994 12:00AM