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dc.contributor.authorLampo, R. (Richard)-
dc.contributor.authorNapier, Thomas R.-
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Orange S.-
dc.contributor.authorHowdyshell, Paul A.-
dc.identifier.govdocUSACERL Technical Report FM-93/09, Vol I-
dc.descriptionTechnical Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractMany of the processes used to identify, assess, and incorporate new technologies into U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) practice are ad hoc, or task-specific and not standardized. Therefore, it is difficult to accurately assess USACE performance in this regard. This report summarizes a study by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) of USACE procedures for the identification, assessment, and adoption of new technologies. The two basic adoption mechanism types are described: general case mechanisms and project-specific mechanisms. A questionnaire was developed to assess these mechanisms, to identify problem areas, and to establish a benchmark for USACE performance in adopting new technologies. Comparisons of performance were made with outside government and private industry organizations that also completed the questionnaire. Suggestions are presented for improving USACE procedures for incorporating beneficial new technologies into construction operations. The aggressive identification, development, exploitation, and adoption of new technologies will help USACE maintain its excellence in providing the customers and the nation with the best value for their investment.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsSF298 1 FOREWORD 2 LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES 4 1 INTRODUCTION 5 Background Objective Approach Scope Definition of Terms Mode of Technology Transfer 2 POINT OF CONTACT DIRECTORY 7 3 TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION MECHANISMS. 8 Project Specific Mechanisms General Case Mechanisms The Five-Step Technology Adoption Process Subprocesses in Technology Adoption 4 REGULATIONS AFFECTING TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION 15 Technology Transfer Factors Corps Policies and Procedures That Affect Technology Adoption Policy Gaps and Deficiencies 5 BENCHMARK DETERMINATION AND COMPARISON TO OTHERS 22 Background Responsibility for Introducing New Technologies Procedures for Introducing New Technologies Disseminating Information on New Technologies Effectiveness of the Procedures for Introducing New Technologies Implementation of Innovative Technologies-Two Case Studies DEH and Air Force Interviews Vendor Questionnaires Usefulness of Survey Responses in Setting Technology Adoption Benchmark 6 CONCLUSIONS 33 7 RECOMMENDATIONS 35 Overall Technology Adoption Needs Recommended Action Items REFERENCES 39 ACRONYMS 41 DISTRIBUTION-
dc.format.extent49 pages-
dc.publisherConstruction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical Report (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)) ; FM-93/09 v.1-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThe ERDC Library created this digital resource using one or more of the following: Zeta TS-0995, Zeutchel OS 12000, HP HD Pro 42-in. map scanner, Epson flatbed.-
dc.subjectComputer engineeringen_US
dc.subjectEngineering design--Computer programsen_US
dc.titleCorps of Engineers technology adoption processes (CETAP) study. Volume I, Executive summaryen_US
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