A web-based resource management system for damaged transportation networks Conference

Orabi, W. (2011). A web-based resource management system for damaged transportation networks . 810-817. 10.1061/41182(416)100

cited authors

  • Orabi, W



  • Post-disaster response and recovery efforts for damaged transportation networks are typically complex and challenging tasks. This is mainly due to the limited availability of resources and the dynamic changes to the status of the transportation networks undergoing recovery efforts. The complexity of these tasks is however exacerbated due to the lack of adequate communication between the different stakeholders involved in the response and recovery efforts. Therefore, improving the communication between the Departments of Transportation (DOTs), contractors, suppliers and the public can facilitate swift, hassle-free and cost-effective post-disaster response and recovery efforts of damaged transportation networks. This paper presents the development of a web-based resource management system that is designed to provide near real-time and cost-effective medium to exchange important data between the main response and recovery stakeholders and provides useful and up-to-date information to the public about the progress in the response and recovery efforts. To this end, the system is designed to have four main portals for: DOTs, contractors, suppliers and the public. The use of this system should prove useful to all users and should help control and minimize the impact of disasters on society. © 2011 ASCE.

publication date

  • September 29, 2011

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  • 810

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  • 817