Research Development Needs in Highway Construction Engineering

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General Information
Study Number: SPR-2(140)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 46
Partners: AR, AZDOT, CO, CT, FL, IADOT, IL, MN, NC, ND, NY, OH, OK, PADOT, TX, WA, WI, WV
Contractor(s): Texas Transportation Institute
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number: DTFH61-88-C-00041
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2008
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $0.00
Total Commitments Received: $206,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Pamplin
david.pamplin@dot.gov
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 0 $0.00
Arkansas Department of Transportation 1989 $2,500.00 Allan Holmes Allan Holmes 501-569-2251 alan.holmes@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 1990 $2,500.00 Allan Holmes Allan Holmes 501-569-2251 alan.holmes@ardot.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 John Unbewust Denis Donnelly 303-757-9459 denis.Donnelly@dot.state.co.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 1988 $5,000.00 Charles Dougan Charles Dougan
Connecticut Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 Charles Dougan Charles Dougan
Florida Department of Transportation 1987 $8,000.00 R Buser R Buser 850-414-4615
Florida Department of Transportation 1988 $8,000.00 R Buser R Buser 850-414-4615
Illinois Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 Edward Kehl Edward Kehl 217-782-5597 DOT.BMPR.RESEARCH@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 Edward Kehl Edward Kehl 217-782-5597 DOT.BMPR.RESEARCH@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 1987 $5,000.00 Chris Brakke Chris Brakke 515-239-1882 chris.brakke@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 1988 $5,000.00 Chris Brakke Chris Brakke 515-239-1882 chris.brakke@iowadot.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 1987 $3,000.00 James May James May 651-282-2472
Minnesota Department of Transportation 1988 $2,000.00 James May James May 651-282-2472
Minnesota Department of Transportation 1989 $2,000.00 James May James May 651-282-2472
New York State Department of Transportation 1987 $20,000.00 Jim Bishop Jim Bishop 518-457-6195
New York State Department of Transportation 1988 $20,000.00 Jim Bishop Jim Bishop 518-457-6195
North Carolina Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 B. Jenkins M. Strong 919-733-3141
North Dakota Department of Transportation 1990 $0.00
Ohio Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 J. Henry J. Henry 614-466-4788
Ohio Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 J. Henry J. Henry 614-466-4788
Oklahoma Transportation 1987 $3,000.00 Delbert Carman C. Hixon 405-521-2671
Oklahoma Transportation 1988 $3,000.00 Delbert Carman C. Hixon 405-521-2671
Oklahoma Transportation 1989 $2,000.00 Delbert Carman C. Hixon 405-521-2671
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 James Merrill James Merrill 717-787-3024
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 James Merrill James Merrill 717-787-3024
Texas Department of Transportation 1989 $20,000.00 Jon Underwood Jon Underwood 512-463-8585
Texas Department of Transportation 1990 $10,000.00 Jon Underwood Jon Underwood 512-463-8585
Washington State Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 Del Vandehey John Doyle 360-705-7971
West Virginia Department of Transportation 0 $0.00
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 1987 $5,000.00 Hank Ellison Hank Ellison 608-266-3350
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 1988 $5,000.00 Hank Ellison Hank Ellison 608-266-3350

Study Description

In 1987, approximately $1 billion a year was expended for construction engineering on Federal-aid projects. Because of such a large expenditure, the efficienty and effectiveness of managing highiway construction programs have become subjects of national interest. At the recommendation of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, an NCHRP 20-7 Fund Study was undertaken to (1) evaluate the progress to date of the research program recommended in Report No. FHWA-HO-79-1; (2) determine the effectiveness of the program; and (3) evaluate the need and likelihood of success for a similiar project to develop an updated program of research and development needs in this area. A report was issued in 1986. Based on the results of the NCHRP study and the recommendation of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, it is proposed that a Pooled-Fund SP&R Study be established to provide once again for a working meeting of a select group of experts to reassess and update the research and development needs in highway construction engineering management. The completed report will be used by the FHWA, the Stataes, NCHRP, and others in the formulation of research programs directed at meeting the challenge of the construction program.

Objectives

To reassess the national researach and development needs in highway construction engineering management and to prepare a program updating and revising as necessary, the one established in the 1979 report titled Research adn Development Program or Highway Construction Engineering Managment, Report No. FHWA-HO-79-1. 2. To refine the study approach and output reported in FHWA-HO-79-1 following the guidance and recommendations in the NCHRP 20-7 Task 26 final report titled Research and Development Needs in Construction Engineering Management dated August 1986. 3. To establishi directions to guide the nation's research and development efforts in highway construction engineering management through the rest of the 1980's and the 1990's.

Scope of Work

Study areas shall be identified where research and development promise to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of highway construction engineering management in State highway agencies thorughout the United States. Critical problems which afect construction engineering management shall be identified. Work statements which will mitigate the adverse effects fo these problems shall be formulated. Cost and time estimates to complete the efforts in each work statement shall be developed. The identified study areas shall be ranked in priority order. The output of this project shall be a written report which summarizes the study's approach, methodology, basis for conclusions, and recommendations for a research and development program.

Comments

Contract #: DTFH61-88-C-00041. This project is completed and in the process of being closed out.

Subjects: Highway and Facility Design Maintenance Planning and Administration

Documents Attached
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Construction, Engineering & Maintenance Research Needs http://cms.transportation.org/sites/construction/docs/FinalReportTeal-Web2.pdf Final Report Public

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Research Development Needs in Highway Construction Engineering

General Information
Study Number: SPR-2(140)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 46
Partners: AR, AZDOT, CO, CT, FL, IADOT, IL, MN, NC, ND, NY, OH, OK, PADOT, TX, WA, WI, WV
Contractor(s): Texas Transportation Institute
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number: DTFH61-88-C-00041
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2008
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $0.00
Total Commitments Received: $206,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Pamplin
david.pamplin@dot.gov
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Arizona Department of Transportation 0 $0.00
Arkansas Department of Transportation 1989 $2,500.00 Allan Holmes Allan Holmes 501-569-2251 alan.holmes@ardot.gov
Arkansas Department of Transportation 1990 $2,500.00 Allan Holmes Allan Holmes 501-569-2251 alan.holmes@ardot.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 John Unbewust Denis Donnelly 303-757-9459 denis.Donnelly@dot.state.co.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 1988 $5,000.00 Charles Dougan Charles Dougan
Connecticut Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 Charles Dougan Charles Dougan
Florida Department of Transportation 1987 $8,000.00 R Buser R Buser 850-414-4615
Florida Department of Transportation 1988 $8,000.00 R Buser R Buser 850-414-4615
Illinois Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 Edward Kehl Edward Kehl 217-782-5597 DOT.BMPR.RESEARCH@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 Edward Kehl Edward Kehl 217-782-5597 DOT.BMPR.RESEARCH@illinois.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 1987 $5,000.00 Chris Brakke Chris Brakke 515-239-1882 chris.brakke@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 1988 $5,000.00 Chris Brakke Chris Brakke 515-239-1882 chris.brakke@iowadot.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 1987 $3,000.00 James May James May 651-282-2472
Minnesota Department of Transportation 1988 $2,000.00 James May James May 651-282-2472
Minnesota Department of Transportation 1989 $2,000.00 James May James May 651-282-2472
New York State Department of Transportation 1987 $20,000.00 Jim Bishop Jim Bishop 518-457-6195
New York State Department of Transportation 1988 $20,000.00 Jim Bishop Jim Bishop 518-457-6195
North Carolina Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 B. Jenkins M. Strong 919-733-3141
North Dakota Department of Transportation 1990 $0.00
Ohio Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 J. Henry J. Henry 614-466-4788
Ohio Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 J. Henry J. Henry 614-466-4788
Oklahoma Transportation 1987 $3,000.00 Delbert Carman C. Hixon 405-521-2671
Oklahoma Transportation 1988 $3,000.00 Delbert Carman C. Hixon 405-521-2671
Oklahoma Transportation 1989 $2,000.00 Delbert Carman C. Hixon 405-521-2671
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 James Merrill James Merrill 717-787-3024
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 1989 $5,000.00 James Merrill James Merrill 717-787-3024
Texas Department of Transportation 1989 $20,000.00 Jon Underwood Jon Underwood 512-463-8585
Texas Department of Transportation 1990 $10,000.00 Jon Underwood Jon Underwood 512-463-8585
Washington State Department of Transportation 1988 $10,000.00 Del Vandehey John Doyle 360-705-7971
West Virginia Department of Transportation 0 $0.00
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 1987 $5,000.00 Hank Ellison Hank Ellison 608-266-3350
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 1988 $5,000.00 Hank Ellison Hank Ellison 608-266-3350

Study Description

Study Description

In 1987, approximately $1 billion a year was expended for construction engineering on Federal-aid projects. Because of such a large expenditure, the efficienty and effectiveness of managing highiway construction programs have become subjects of national interest. At the recommendation of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, an NCHRP 20-7 Fund Study was undertaken to (1) evaluate the progress to date of the research program recommended in Report No. FHWA-HO-79-1; (2) determine the effectiveness of the program; and (3) evaluate the need and likelihood of success for a similiar project to develop an updated program of research and development needs in this area. A report was issued in 1986. Based on the results of the NCHRP study and the recommendation of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Construction, it is proposed that a Pooled-Fund SP&R Study be established to provide once again for a working meeting of a select group of experts to reassess and update the research and development needs in highway construction engineering management. The completed report will be used by the FHWA, the Stataes, NCHRP, and others in the formulation of research programs directed at meeting the challenge of the construction program.

Objectives

To reassess the national researach and development needs in highway construction engineering management and to prepare a program updating and revising as necessary, the one established in the 1979 report titled Research adn Development Program or Highway Construction Engineering Managment, Report No. FHWA-HO-79-1. 2. To refine the study approach and output reported in FHWA-HO-79-1 following the guidance and recommendations in the NCHRP 20-7 Task 26 final report titled Research and Development Needs in Construction Engineering Management dated August 1986. 3. To establishi directions to guide the nation's research and development efforts in highway construction engineering management through the rest of the 1980's and the 1990's.

Scope of Work

Study areas shall be identified where research and development promise to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of highway construction engineering management in State highway agencies thorughout the United States. Critical problems which afect construction engineering management shall be identified. Work statements which will mitigate the adverse effects fo these problems shall be formulated. Cost and time estimates to complete the efforts in each work statement shall be developed. The identified study areas shall be ranked in priority order. The output of this project shall be a written report which summarizes the study's approach, methodology, basis for conclusions, and recommendations for a research and development program.

Comments

Contract #: DTFH61-88-C-00041. This project is completed and in the process of being closed out.

Subjects: Highway and Facility Design Maintenance Planning and Administration

Title File/Link Type Private
Construction, Engineering & Maintenance Research Needs Final Report Public
No document attached.

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