WIT Press


Collaboration Between Private And Public Agencies For The Purpose Of Retrofitting Structures: Possibilities And Problems Provided Through Human Systems Engineering

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990451

Volume

42

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

1,290 kb

Author(s)

K. Hanson

Abstract

The purpose of this case study was to demonstrate the challenges and benefits created when private and public agencies collaborated for the purpose of retrofitting structures. The methodology included conducting interviews with representatives from XXsys Technologies, Powell Structural Research laboratories from the University of California San Diego, the California Department of Transportation, and individuals at the federal level from the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the United States. As a result of the study, variables critical to the success of collaborations were identified. These variables became influential in the development of the

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