Severe Weather Impact Analysis for Military Construction Projects
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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Some construction delays caused by severe weather are inevitable, and evaluating the weather severity and resultant impact to construction activities can be difficult. Attempts are made to provide contractors with a reasonable accurate estimate of anticipated severe weather impact before construction begins, in order to build normal delays into construction schedules and contract durations. This report develops a concept for an improved method to estimate and evaluate the impact of severe weather on the Army Corps of Engineers military construction projects. This improved approach will provide 1 accurate preconstruction estimates of anticipated severe weather, and 2 a fair and reasonable mechanism for evaluating delays during construction due to severe weather. The proposed method helps to estimate and evaluate the impact of severe weather on Corps construction projects by analyzing historical weather data along with severe weather limitations of specific construction activities as the basis for analysis. This interim report focuses on the principal components of the proposed method, including 1 location of an appropriate source of historical weather data, 2 development of an approach for performing data analysis, and 3 definition of severe weather parameters and criteria for various construction activities.
- Civil Engineering