A process for measuring context sensitive solutions benefits

Nikiforos Stamatiadis, Adam Kirk, Don Hartman, Jerry Pigman

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Abstract

Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) provides a systematic and comprehensive approach to project development from inception and planning through operations and maintenance. The ability to categorize and measure the benefits of CSS projects is vital to the long-term success of this approach. The paper presents a framework for transportation officials and professionals that allows for the comprehensive quantification of benefits resulting from CSS through all phases of project development. A fundamental aspect of this framework is the identification of CSS action principles and their potential benefits. A matrix that correlates benefits to specific CSS principles was generated to allow for the development of appropriate metric indicators for each benefit. Guidelines for benefit analysis have been developed to provide transportation agencies with a set of recommended practices for assessing benefits. The guidelines emphasize the fact that CSS is a principle-driven, benefit-justified effort that can enhance an agency's goals and interaction with stakeholders and the public. The need exists to analyze and measure the benefits of CSS and its impact on projects (e.g. cost and delay) in order to demonstrate a best use of agency resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Streets and Highways 2010
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes - Proceedings of the Green Streets and Highways 2010 Conference
Pages46-56
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2010
EventGreen Streets and Highways 2010: An Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Nov 14 2010Nov 17 2010

Publication series

NameGreen Streets and Highways 2010: An Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes - Proceedings of the Green Streets and Highways 2010 Conference
Volume389

Conference

ConferenceGreen Streets and Highways 2010: An Interactive Conference on the State of the Art and How to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period11/14/1011/17/10

Keywords

  • Project management
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation

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