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Implementation of GPS controlled highway construction equipment - phase II

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Vonderohe, Alan
Publisher
National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education
Date
Jan 2008
Subject(s)
Road construction; Quality control; Quality assurance; Grading (Earthwork); Global Positioning System; Contractors; Contract administration; Construction and maintenance equipment
Series
CFIRE;02-12
Abstract
During 2006, WisDOT and the Construction Materials and Support Center at UW-Madison worked together to develop a specification and QC/QA procedures for GPS machine guidance on highway construction grading operations. These specifications and procedures are intended for incorporation in contracts on two to five pilot projects during the 2007 construction season. The 2006 work, and the 2007 pilot projects are the first two steps in a phased implementation plan that includes refinement of the specification and procedures after the 2007 pilots, additional pilots during 2008, and potential statewide implementation of optional GPS machine guidance for grading on 2009 contracts. To be effective, the goals, objectives, and methods for data collection and analysis for the 2007 pilot projects must be well-articulated; the project sites must be carefully selected; and a set of deliverables and management plan for coordination of the effort must be developed.
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103 p.
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http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/55957 
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