Strategies for Prioritizing Needs for Accelerated Construction after Hazard Events

There is a need for rapid and responsive infrastructure repair and construction after natural disaster events such as hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes. These natural disasters often shut down basic infrastructure systems, including roads, bridges, water supply, and power supply, as experienced recently in several states around the country. These infrastructure systems are critical systems which the public relies on, and it is important that these systems become operational again as soon as possible. Accelerated construction practices are often used in these situations to speed up the traditional, and often slow, project delivery process. However, after a natural disaster, several and different types of transportation infrastructure components are in need of inspection, rehabilitation or reconstruction, and transportation agencies are challenged with the task of prioritizing these accelerated projects. Even though the current body of knowledge has investigated accelerated construction and post-disaster project prioritization for transportation infrastructure, the studies do not overlap between accelerated construction, emergency operations, and prioritization of infrastructure projects at a programmatic level for post-disaster recovery. Also, prior studies have not focused on a diverse portfolio of projects and have mostly concentrated on projects with similar characteristics. There is a need for further research and guidance to assist state DOTs in identifying and prioritizing needs for accelerated construction after hazard events. This study will investigate current practices and institutional barriers to identify and quantify important decision criteria and to develop a decision support tool for prioritizing needs for accelerated construction after disaster events, specifically hurricanes and flooding which commonly affect Region 6.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $50000
    • Contract Numbers:

      18PPLSU04

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transportation Consortium of South-Central States

      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Project Managers:

      Hassan, Marwa

      Bogus, Susan

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

      Alliance for Transportation Research Institute
      801 University Boulevard SE, Suite 302
      Albuquerque, NM  United States  87106

      Louisiana State University and A&M College

      202 Himes Hall
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Principal Investigators:

      Harper, Christofer

      Valentin, Vanessa

    • Start Date: 20180315
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190915
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01664064
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States
    • Contract Numbers: 18PPLSU04
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 16 2018 4:58PM