Research Grants

Current Sponsored Research Projects:

Guide for Civil Integrated Management (CIM) in Departments of Transportation – Project 10‐96 (UT-Austin PIs: O'Brien, Leite, and Khwaja; UC-Boulder PIs: Goodrum and Molenaar). Sponsor: National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) / Transportation Research Board (TRB). Grant total: $249,987. Period: June 2014 to August 2015.

Performance Assessment Program (PIs: Mulva and Leite). Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII). Grant total: $72,000. Period: September 2014 to August 2016.

Finding Leading Indicators to Prevent Premature Starts, and Assuring Uninterrupted Construction – RT323 (PI: Leite). Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII). Grant total: $200,775. Period: September 2014 to August 2016.

Past Sponsored Research Projects:

Enhanced Work Packaging: Design through Work Face Execution – RT272 (PIs: O'Brien and Leite). Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII). Grant total: $198,859. Period: September 2009 to December 2011.

State of the Practice for Workers in Very Short Duration Work Zone Operations – 0-6640 (PIs: Leite, Machemehl, Seedah). Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Grant total: $212,575. Period: September 2010 to August 2012.

Economic Considerations in Transportation System Development & Operations– 0-6628 (PIs: Kockelman, Leite, Boske, Prozzi). Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Grant total: $270,000. Period: September 2010 to August 2012.

Generating Industry Foundation Classes Models for Mixed Use and Commercial Buildings to support Building Energy Performance Simulation (PI: Leite). Sponsor: United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) and Department of Energy (DOE). Grant total: $26,643. Period: April to October 2011.

Generating as-built 3D models of roads and bridges from 2D photos (PI: Leite). Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Dallas Inter-Agency Contract. Grant total: $60,000. Period: June to December 2011.

WorkFace Planning, from Design through Site Execution – RT272 (PIs: O'Brien and Leite). Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII) and Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA). Grant total: $232,070. Period: September 2011 to August 2013.

Prevention of Backing Fatalities in Construction Work Zones – 0-6703 (UT-Austin PIs: Leite, Seedah, Caldas; UT-Tyler PI: Fan). Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Grant total: $296,864. Period: September 2011 to August 2013.

True Impact of Late Deliverables at the Construction Site – RT300 (PIs: Leite and O'Brien). Sponsor: Construction Industry Institute (CII) and Construction Users Roundtable (CURT). Grant total: $213,818. Period: September 2012 to June 2015.

AutoCodes Project, Phase II. (PI: Leite). Sponsor: Regulatory Streamlining Committee, FIATECH. Grant total: $90,000. Period: October 2012 to May 2014.

Stretch and Flex Program for TxDOT Operations – 0-6805 (Kinesiology PI: Griffin; Engineering PIs: Leite and Machemehl). Sponsor: Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Grant total: $118,874. Period: June 2013 to May 2014.