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An AHP-based Approach to Prioritizing Resources for Highway Routine Maintenance

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2013 ... Epigmenio Gonzalez [and six others] ∑ The Texas Department of Transportation has been experiencing maintenance budget fluctuations recently. The budget shortage has a negative impact on the agency's maintenance strategies and results in the undesirable deterioration of highway conditions, increasing the risk for both road users

6623-2 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-13/0-6623-2

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/ctr-publications/0-6623-2.pdf
2.2 MB
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Optimizing Resource Allocations for Highway Routine Maintenance

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2012 ... [Research Performed by: Center for Transportation Research; Research Supervisor: Zhanmin Zhang; Researchers: Mike Murphy and six others] ∑ "The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is responsible for maintaining more than 190,000 lane miles of highways. TxDOT is not only obligated to preserve the pavements in

6623-PSR [CTR] ... PSR 0-6623-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-6623

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/hostedpdfs/txdot/psr/6623.pdf

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Optimizing Resource Allocations for Routine Highway Maintenance : Workshop Summary

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2012 ... Epigmenio Gonzalez [and six others] ∑ This document contains information about a workshop held November 8, 2010, on the topic of TxCAP for TxDOT research project 0-6623. "The Texas Condition Assessment Program (TxCAP) combines information from PMIS, TxMAP, and TxTAP to get an overall picture of state roads.

6623-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-6623-P2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6623_p2.pdf
292 KB
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Literature Review of Current Practices in Dealing with Fluctuations of Maintenance Budgets

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2011 ... Epigmenio Gonzalez [and five others] ∑ A literature review was conducted to investigate current budget cutting strategies used in routine roadway maintenance planning, including methods and techniques that are employed by other state and international transportation organizations (DOTís). Methods that quantify impact and

6623-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-11/0-6623-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_6623_1.pdf
202 KB
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TxDOT Synthesis of the Construction Inspection Workload Reduction Strategies

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2009 ... Cindy Menches [and three others] ∑ This guide book is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 presents the projectís background, purpose, methodology, and summary of findings. Chapter 2 presents the recommended guidelines for successful implementation of the workload reduction strategies throughout TxDOT. Each guideline

5799-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-5799-P1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5799_P1.pdf
1.3 MB
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Right-of-Way Acquisition and Utility Adjustment Process Duration Information Tool (RUDI) User Guide

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2008 ... William O'Brien, James T. O'Connor and Taehong Sohn ∑ Right of Way and Utility Adjustment Duration Information System (RUDI) is an innovative tool that reviews a historical data directory to make intelligent predictions of time to acquire R/W and adjust utilities. RUDI is the first functional model of this type of decision

4617-01-P1 [CTR] ... Product 5-4617-01-P1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/5_4617_01_P1.pdf

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Synthesis of Workload Reduction Strategies for Construction Inspection

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2008 ... Cindy L. Menches [and three others] ∑ State departments of transportation (DOTs) have seen significant funding increases throughout the past decade. The additional funding has also brought about an increase in the construction inspection and testing workload, but the DOTs have not seen a sufficient increase in personnel to

5799-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-09/0-5799-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_5799_1.pdf
3.9 MB
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Synthesis Study of Programs Used to Reduce the Need for Inspection Personnel

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2008 ... RS: Cindy L. Menches , Researchers: Carlos Caldas, Chelsea Cohen and Jim O?Connor ∑ In the past decade, the passage of two important transportation acts?the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (TEA-21) and the Safe Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) -

5799 [CTR] ... PSR 0-5799-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-5799

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/5799.pdf

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Findings on Determining Durations of Right-of-Way Acquisition and Utility Adjustment on Highway Projects

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2008 ... William O'Brien [and three others] ∑ When planning and programming a transportation project for delivery to the traveling public, Districts have historically relied on little more than the experience of their Right-of-Way (R/W) staff to establish the durations of R/W acquisition and utility adjustment processes, and subsequently,

4617-01-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-09/5-4617-01-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/5_4617_01_1.pdf

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RUDI v2.0 (software)

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2008 ... James T. O'Connor, William O'Brien, and Taehong Sohn ∑ In order to establish an effective methodology for predicting the duration of right-of-way acquisition and utility adjustment processes, research project 0-4617, Identify Delays in the ROW and Utility Relocation Processes Affecting Construction and Develop Methods for

4617-01-P3 [CTR] ... Product 5-4617-01-P3

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/products/5-4617-01-P3.zip
10.6 MB ZIP
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RUDI Training Tutorial

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2008 ... James T. O'Connor, William O'Brien, and Taehong Sohn ∑ In order to establish an effective methodology for predicting the duration of right-of-way acquisition and utility adjustment processes, research project 0-4617, Identify Delays in the ROW and Utility Relocation Processes Affecting Construction and Develop Methods for

4617-01-P2 [CTR] ... Product 5-4617-01-P2

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/products/5-4617-01-P2.zip
3.5 MB ZIP
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Workload Reduction Strategies Workshop Presentation and Review Materials

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2008 ... Cindy Menches, Carlos Caldas and James T. O'Connor ∑ The CDROM includes a PowerPoint presentation and PDF containing supporting material ∑ Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research (CTR).

5799-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-5799-P2

Full-text Link:
Online resource not available.
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Implementation of the Right-of-Way and Utility Adjustment Duration Planning (RUDI) Tool

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2008 ... RS: James T. O?Connor; Researchers: William O?Brien and Taehong Sohn ∑ Constructing highway projects demands effective coordination among all disciplines involved in such projects. These projects require securing the approval of federal, state, and private agencies. Moreover, there are various pre-construction activities

4617-01-s [CTR] ... PSR 4617-01 ... Project Summary Report, 5-4617-01

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/4617.pdf

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Effectiveness of the Combined Transportation and Utility Construction Strategy

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2007 ... James T. O'Connor [and four others] ∑ Because more and more highway projects are located in congested metro settings, more projects require adjacent utilities be adjusted to make room for new or expanded highway facilities. The adjustment of utilities prior to highway construction is a challenging operation from many

4997-1 [CTR] ... 0-4997-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4997_1.pdf
900 KB
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Final Report on Monitoring and Evaluation of SH-130 Project Construction

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2007 ... Giovanni C. Migliaccio [and four others] ∑ This report provides an overview of the activities accomplished as a part of this study. Included in this overview are brief descriptions of each of the research products generated (as presented below in this chapter), and a description of three efforts that were ongoing at the time that this study

4661-5/P6 [CTR] ... Report 0-4661-5; Product 0-4661-P6

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4661_5.pdf

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User Guide for the Decision Support Tool for Combined Transportation and Utility Construction Strategy

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2006 ... James T. O'Connor [and four others] ∑ "This document is the user's guide for the Decision Support Tool (DST) developed to help officials in the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) decide when the Combined Transportation and Utility Construction (CTUC) approach should be pursued. By definition, the CTUC approach

4997-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-4997-P2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4997_P2.pdf
2.5 MB
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Monitoring and Evaluation of SH 130 Project Construction

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2006 ... RS: James T. O'Connor , Researchers: Michael Clarke [and three others] ∑ The research effort was conducted on a multi-objective agenda to investigate various issues related to the adoption of the DB delivery approach for the delivery of a large highway project. First, researchers investigated issues and lessons on contract

4661-S [CTR] ... PSR 0-4661-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4661

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/4661.pdf

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Effectiveness of Combined Utility Relocation/Highway Construction Projects

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2006 ... RS: James T. OíConnor; Researchers: Carlos Caldas, Khali Persad ∑ With highway projects frequently located in congested, interference-prone environments, timely utility adjustments are more critical than ever. The aim of this research was to investigate the effective implementation of a utility adjustment approach that puts utility

4997-S [CTR] ... PSR 0-4997-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4997

Full-text Link:
http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/rti/psr/4997.pdf

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First SH 130 Innovations Workshop

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2006 ... James T. O'Connor [and three others] ∑ To communicate State Highway 130 innovations and emergent practices statewide, researchers and Austin-based TxDOT staff organized a teleconferenced workshop. This workshop was attended by about 200 TxDOT employees from more than 20 locations. Videos of the event were

4661-P8 [CTR] ... Product 0-4661-P8

Full-text Link:
Online resource not yet available.
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Duration Quantification and Opportunities For Improvement in the Texas Department of Transportation's Utility Adjustment Process

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2006 ... James T. O'Connor [and four others] ∑ Reducing the duration from planning to delivery of major highway projects is a major goal of the Texas Department of Transportation. A key component of this is the quantification of duration of the Utility Adjustment process. This study quantified durations of historical utility adjustment projects to

4617-2 [CTR] ... 0-4617-2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4617_2.pdf

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Durations for Acquiring Roadway Right of Way and Assorted Expediting Strategies

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2006 ... G. Edward Gibson [and four others] ∑ The Right-of-Way (R/W) acquisition process involves the coordination of various entities including multiple Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) districts, divisions, local, state, federal agencies, and private companies. Delays in the acquisition process necessary for the successful

4617-1 [CTR] ... 0-4617-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4617_1.pdf

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2005 Annual Interim Report on the Monitoring and Evaluation of SH 130 Project Construction

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2006 ... James T. O'Connor [and three others] ∑ This report includes a synthesis of the main findings from the investigations conducted during the first year of the research project. ∑ Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research (CTR).

4661-2 [CTR] ... 0-4661-2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4661_2.pdf

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Plan for Performance Benchmarking of SH 130

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2006 ... James T. O'Connor [and three others] ∑ This research report contains the plan for the SH 130 performance benchmarking program. It lays out the benchmarking methodology and identifies input and output parameters to be included in the benchmarking of SH 130. ∑ Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for

4661-P5 [CTR] ... Product 0-4661-P5

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4661_P5.pdf
988 KB
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Organizational Structures and Communications on the SH 130 Project

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2006 ... James T. O'Connor [and three others] ∑ This product summarizes the findings from research analyzing SH 130 organizational structures and communication flows. A set of guidelines pertaining to team organization and communication improvement and the design-build environment is also included. ∑ Publ. by: University of Texas at

4661-P3 [CTR] ... Product 0-4661-P3

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4661_P3.pdf
2.7 MB
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Delays in the Row Acquisition and Utility Adjustment Processes and Methods for Expediting the Processes

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2005 ... G. Edward Gibson [and four others] ∑ Reducing the time from planning to construction of a project can ensure that the benefits of the project are available sooner to the traveling public. This will, in turn, greatly facilitate public commerce and reduce adverse traffic problems and their associated costs. This research project looked

4617-S [CTR] ... PSR 0-4617-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4617

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4617_S.pdf

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2004 Annual Interim Report

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2005 ... James T. O'Connor, G. edward Gibson and Giovanni C. Migliaccio ∑ This report includes a synthesis of the main findings from the investigations conducted during the first year of the research project. ∑ Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research (CTR).

4661-1 [CTR] ... 0-4661-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4661_1.pdf

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Development of Improved Information for Estimating Construction Time : A Summary

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2005 ... James T. O'Connor [and three others] ∑ ∑ Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research (CTR).

4416-S [CTR] ... PSR 0-4416-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4416

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4416_S.pdf

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Development of Improved Information for Estimating Construction Time : a Report

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2004 ... James O.Connor [and three others] ∑ The primary objective of this research study was to develop an improved production rate information system for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The improved production rate information is intended for determining construction contract time for highway construction projects

4416-1 [CTR] ... 0-4416-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4416_1.pdf

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CDA Procurement Process Model

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2004 ... James O'Connor, G. Gibson Jr. and Giovanni Migliaccio ∑ This paper describes a systematic approach to CDA procurement, including a discussion of the CDA procurement process flowchart, its phase durations and duration drivers, and lessons learned to date regarding CDA procurement. ∑ Publ. by: University of Texas at

4661-P1 [CTR] ... Product 0-4661-P1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4661_P1.pdf

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Essential Master Elements of CDA Master Contract

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2004 ... James O'Connor, G. Gibson Jr., Giovanni Migliaccio ∑ This paper includes an overview of CDA Master Contract elements, a matrix of fundamental differences between CDA versus traditional contracting, and a set of lessons learned pertaining to contract clauses. It also summarizes an analysis of selected clauses focusing on

4661-P2 [CTR] ... Product 0-4661-P2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4661_P2.pdf

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Development and Validation of a Method Selection Tool for Expediting Highway Construction

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2004 ... C.T. Haas [and five others] ∑ The interim report (4386-1) identified, described, and discussed expediting methods that could be used in various phases of highway construction. Continuing the objectives of the first-year research, a system has been developed for Area Engineers and assistants to select proven, yet innovative, methods

4386-2 [CTR] ... 0-4386-2

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4386_2.pdf

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Development and Validation of a Method Selection Tool for Expediting Highway Construction

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2003 ... C.T. Haas [and five others] ∑ ∑ Publ. by: University of Texas at Austin. Center for Transportation Research (CTR).

4386-S [CTR] ... PSR 0-4386-S ... Project Summary Report, 0-4386

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/0_4386_S.pdf

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Development of a Tool for Expediting Highway Construction While Retaining Quality

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2002 ... E. Simon [and five others] ∑ Highway construction imposes substantial costs on the traveling public. Because of this, pressures exist to build projects faster and more efficiently. To make the most efficient use of funds for highway construction projects, and to minimize total road life cycle costs, a decision tool is needed for selecting

4386-1 [CTR] ... FHWA/TX-03/4386-1

Full-text Link:
http://www.utexas.edu/research/ctr/pdf_reports/4386_1.pdf

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Schedule Compression of an Urban Highway Project Using the Linear Scheduling Method

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2000 ... Ibrahim Tarkan Yuksel and James T. O'Connor ∑ Traditional network scheduling methods such as Critical Path Method (CPM), Program Evaluation and Review Techniques (PERT), and bar charting are generally considered to be less effective for the planning of linear projects due to the cumbersome way in which they model repetitive

Yuksel 2000 [CTR]

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/iacreports/ctr-tti-misc_yuksel.pdf
4.5 MB
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System for Evaluating Bridge Construction Plans

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1999 ... Tamer El-Sayed El-Diraby and James T. O'Connor ∑ At present, there are no tools available for objectively evaluating the effectiveness of a bridge construction plan (BCP). As a result, bridge designers predominantly evaluate BCPs by considering only the short-term economics (i.e., construction costs). Other

El-Diraby 1999 ... IAC Report, 2

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/texasarchive/phase2/el-diraby-1999.pdf
7.61 MB
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Mitigating the Adverse Impacts of the Dallas North Central Expressway Construction

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1998 ... by Rob Harrison [and three others] ∑ The reconstruction of the Dallas North Central Expressway (NCE) is one of the largest, most complex, and expensive urban highway projects undertaken in Texas. And because work had to be carried out while the roadway remained in use and abutting businesses stayed open, it was recognized

Harrison 1998 ... Special Research Report ... IAC Report, 1

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/texasarchive/phase2/harrison-1998.pdf
6.83 MB
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Pre-Construction Managment System : Procedures Manual

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1990 ... Khali Persad, James T. O'Connor, frederick Hugo ∑ The Pre-construction Management System is a system to aid managers in planning and controlling schedules and manpower requirements for the Design phase of highway projects. The major objectives of this development include the following: (1) to provide projections of the

922-1 [CTR] ... Report 7-922-1F

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/texasarchive/phase2/922-1f.pdf
2.05 MB
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Highway Construct * Ability Guide

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1990 ... Frederick Hugo, James T. O'Connor and William V. Ward ∑ "The purpose of the Highway Constructability Guide is to help you improve the construction of our highways. The objectives are to identify important issues and to suggest methods and procedures by which the experience acquired building highways can be effectively

1149-1 [CTR] ... 3-6-88-1149-1

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/texasarchive/phase2/1149-1.pdf
1.24 MB
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Appraisal of Contracts for Improvements on US 59 (Southwest Freeway) in Harris County

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1988 ... W.V. Ward and J.T. O'Connor ∑ Major improvements to and along U.S. 59 (Southwest Freeway) between Beltway 8 and I.H. 610 (West Loop) have been proposed by the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, with the cooperation, assistance, and financial participation of the Harris County Metropolitan

954-1 [CTR] ... TX-88+954-1F

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/texasarchive/phase2/954-1f.pdf
1.22 MB
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Specification Improvements for Enhanced Constructability

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1987 ... Frederick Hugo, James T. O'Connor, E.M. Stamm ∑ Specific problems with highway specifications that hinder constructability are identified and analyzed. Problem frequencies are represented in cross classification tables, considering affected project element, problem type, and apparent causal factor. A process for periodically

1149-2 [CTR] ... TX/91+1149-2

Full-text Link:
http://library.ctr.utexas.edu/digitized/texasarchive/phase2/1149-2.pdf
2.37 MB
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