New technologies in the paving process need to be based on 'common practice' and 'operator's heuristics'

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Abstract

This paper describes an initiative that aims to integrate process mod-eling with the tacit knowledge of site personnel in order to accelerate profes-sionalism and widen the application of technology in the asphalt paving proc-ess. A preparatory study was conducted to gain insight into operational strate-gies from operators' perspectives. Interviews and observations confirmed that operational choices in the asphalt paving process depend heavily on craftsman-ship, and that the work methods and equipment are mainly selected based on tradition and custom. Furthermore the operators were reluctant to use new (available) technologies. Since improving the paving process requires integrat-ing new technologies with the learning of new work methods. For that task the paper proposes an action research strategy.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control (Mairepav5), park City, Utah, USA, 8-10 August 2007
EditorsH-D. Lee, M.A. Bhatti
Pages109-114
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2007
Event5th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, MAIREPAV 2007 - Iowa, United States
Duration: 8 Aug 200710 Aug 2007
Conference number: 5

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, MAIREPAV 2007
Abbreviated titleMAIREPAV5
CountryUnited States
CityIowa
Period8/08/0710/08/07

Keywords

  • METIS-239139
  • IR-58245

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ter Huerne, H. L., Miller, S. R., & Doree, A. G. (2007). New technologies in the paving process need to be based on 'common practice' and 'operator's heuristics'. In H-D. Lee, & M. A. Bhatti (Eds.), 5th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control (Mairepav5), park City, Utah, USA, 8-10 August 2007 (pp. 109-114)