William Rasdorf

Professor

  • 919-515-7637
  • Mann Hall 200

Education

Ph.D. 1982

Civil Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. 1979

Civil Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. 1978

Architectural Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

B.S. 1974

Architectural Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

Research Description

Dr. Rasdorf is interested in structures, construction, transportation, manufacturing, and computer-aided engineering. Facility design methods. Engineering databases and information processing and technology. Automated representation, use, and management of analysis, design, manufacture, and construction data. Modeling of engineering objects, processes, assemblies, and phenomena. Integration among engineering processes and information systems. Modeling and processing of design, product and process data, material property standards and specifications, design codes, and regulations. Computer-aided design and geometric and spatial modeling and analysis in engineering. Information technology applications in problem solving, design, construction, manufacturing, and transportation. Constructed facility life cycle automation through the integration of software, hardware, sensing, and information and communication technologies. Planning, design, and construction automation. Environmental impacts in construction.

Publications

An infrastructure maintenance funding framework for a transportation agency
Almalki, A., Rasdorf, W., Pilson, C., Arnold, J., & Whitley, M. (2016), (Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, ) (pp. 1435-1444).
Simulation guidance for calibration of freeway lane closure capacity
Yeom, C., Rouphail, N. M., Rasdorf, W., & Schroeder, B. J. (2016), Transportation Research Record, (2553), 82-89.
Framework for defining asset features to monitor and assess earth-retaining structures
Rasdorf, W., Butler, C. J., Findley, D. J., Gabr, M. A., & Bert, S. A. (2016), Transportation Research Record, (2579), 8-16.
Development and comparative analysis of construction industry labor productivity metrics
Vereen, S. C., Rasdorf, W., & Hummer, J. E. (2016), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142(7).
Retaining wall field condition inspection, rating analysis, and condition assessment
Butler, C. J., Gabr, M. A., Rasdorf, W., Findley, D. J., Chang, J. C., & Hammit, B. E. (2016), Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 30(3).
Effects of guide and logo signs on freeway driving behavior
Pankok, C., Kaber, D., Rasdorf, W., & Hummer, J. (2015), Transportation Research Record, (2518), 73-78.
Driver behavior in use of guide and logo signs under distraction and complex roadway conditions
Kaber, D., Pankok, C., Corbett, B., Ma, W. Q., Hummer, J., & Rasdorf, W. (2015), Applied Ergonomics, 47, 99-106.
Preliminary engineering cost estimation model for bridge projects
Hollar, D. A., Rasdorf, W., Liu, M., Hummer, J. E., Arocho, I., & Hsiang, S. M. (2013), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139(9), 1259-1267.
Simulation-Based Evaluation of Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Maintenance Practices
Hummer, J. E., Harris, E. A.,& Rasdorf, W. (2013), Journal of Transportation Engineering, 139(6), 556-564.
Collecting horizontal curve data: Mobile asset vehicles and other techniques
Findley, D. J., Hummer, J. E., Rasdorf, W., & Laton, B. T. (2013), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 19(1), 74-84.

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Grants

Design of A Construction Expenditure Forecasting and Monitoring Tool for NCDOT Mega Projects
NC Department of Transportation(10/01/14 - 6/30/15)
Retaining Wall Inventory and Assessment System
NC Department of Transportation(8/16/13 - 8/15/15)
Driver Behavior in Complex Navigation and Hazard Negotiation Under Distraction
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/12 - 9/30/13)
Driving Simulation of Nine-Panel Logo Signs
NC Department of Transportation(6/01/10 - 2/28/11)
Preliminary Engineering Cost Trends for Highway Projects
NC Department of Transportation(8/16/09 - 12/31/10)
Procedure for Curve Warning Signing, Delineation, and Advisory Speeds for Horizontal Curves
NC Department of Transportation(11/30/-1 - 8/15/10)
2007 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Felloswhip for Elizabeth Harris: Grant#DDEGRD-07-X-00414
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(9/01/07 - 12/31/08)
Pavement Marking Perormance Analysis
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/07 - 6/30/09)
Development of Traffic Data Input Resources For the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Process
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/07 - 8/15/10)
Real World Duty Cycles and Utilization for Construction Equipment in North Carolina
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/05 - 6/30/07)