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The primary goal of the research is to assess risk elements in cost reimbursable contracts. There is a notion that these contract types serve little risk to a contractor. Nine total contracts were read and, using a standard definition for risk; risky clauses were selected and evaluated. The...
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AbstractMethodological Approaches to Incorporate Heterogeneity in Traffic Accident Severity ModelsMing-Bang ShyuChair of the Supervisory Committee: Associate Professor Venkataraman N. ShankarScope of the ProblemFatal accidents exact a significant toll in terms of economic cost, in excess of 150...
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Accurate locations of buried utility infrastructures are very important for utility owners, utility managers and engineers, designers, and contractors that perform new installations, repairs, and maintenances in highway projects. A lack of reliable information on underground utilities not only...
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As critical components of infrastructure management systems, after enforcement of the Government Accounting Standards Boards statement 34 (GASB 34), development of a valuation approach and optimal rehabilitation and replacement polices (R&R policies) for infrastructure assets become overriding...
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The transportation sector is a significant contributor to current global climatic problems, one of the most prominent problems that today's society faces. In this dissertation, three complementary problems are addressed to support emissions reduction efforts by providing tools to help reduce...
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Due to the growing concerns with climate change and energy supply, Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), which uses the guaranteed future utility savings to repay the initial renovation investments, becomes increasingly popular. However, most Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) set the savings...
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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems have been regarded as one of the most important information technology developments in the past decades. While ERP systems provide the potential to bring substantial benefits, their implementations are characterized with large capital outlay, long...
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Performance-based maintenance contracts differ significantly from material and method-based contracts that have been traditionally used to maintain roads. Road agencies around the world have moved towards a performance-based contract approach because it offers several advantages like cost...
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Performance-based maintenance contracts differ significantly from material and method-based contracts that have been traditionally used to maintain roads. Road agencies around the world have moved towards a performance-based contract approach because it offers several advantages like cost...
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