Laboratory Information Materials Management System (LIMMS) Development Planning

The Laboratory Information Materials Management System (LIMMS) is a secure materials data collection system that is in use by Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) personnel. LIMMS includes a range of software tools that can be used to track the acquisition and testing of materials for transportation systems statewide. Research is needed to better understand the spectrum of alternative commercial and opensource material management systems, their functionality, and their ability to be customized and extended to meet the current and future needs of MassDOT. The purpose of this project is to conduct a gap analysis that will examine the needs of LIMMS users from system design and functionality to security. The analysis will take into consideration the multiple platforms used by MassDOT currently for material and contract management. During the project, feedback will be obtained from MassDOT users via private meetings and workshops to understand the scope of LIMMS usage. Given the increasing threat of software attacks, security will be a particular focus of information gathering. The research results will be used to help MassDOT to select a next generation material management product.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA  United States  02116
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    130 Natural Resources Road
    Amherst, MA  United States  01003
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tessier, Russell

  • Start Date: 20230203
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01893396
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 121179
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2023 4:45PM