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Professors awarded research contract for project

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Drs. Dianne Slattery and Kerry Slattery, professors of technology and construction management at Missouri State University, were recently awarded a $181,000 research contract from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) through the Illinois Center for Transportation for the project “Enhancements to the Highway Construction Scheduling Expert System.”

The objective for this and an earlier project, “Expert Systems Approach to Highway Construction Scheduling” (completed in 2011), is to develop a tool to assist IDOT designers to establish a realistic project schedule

“Not only will this research help to improve the planning of highway construction, it is also closely related to two senior-level courses I teach in our program,” said Kerry Slattery. “The two graduate assistants working on the project just completed the construction management undergraduate degree and are working on getting their masters of project management degree.”

For more information, contact Dianne Slattery at (417) 836-5292.

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