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

Closure to "Comparison of Three Retaining Wall Condition Assessment Rating Systems" by Mohammed A. Gabr, William Rasdorf, Daniel J. Findley, Cedrick J. Butler, and Steven A. Bert
Gabr, M. A., Rasdorf, W., Findley, D. J., Butler, C. J., & Bert, S. A. (2018), JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 24(4). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000447
Comparison of three retaining wall condition assessment rating systems
Gabr, M. A., Rasdorf, W., Findley, D. J., Butler, C. J., & Bert, S. A. (2018), Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 24(1).
Simulation of Work Zones with Lane Closures in Proximity of Freeway Interchanges
Yeom, C., Rasdorf, W., Rouphail, N., & Schroeder, B. (2018), IEEE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS MAGAZINE, 10(3), 184–195. https://doi.org/10.1109/MITS.2018.2842027
Approach to assessing tradeoffs between construction equipment fleet emissions and cost
Hummer, J. E., Arocho, I., & Rasdorf, W. (2017), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(5).
Driver accuracy in identifying food and attraction targets on business logo signs impacts of driver age, number of panels, logo familiarity, and logo format
Rasdorf, W., Machado, P., Hummer, J. E., Kaber, D., Zahabi, M., Lau, M., & Pankok, C. (2017), Transportation Research Record, (2624), 9–17.
Freeway work zone free-flow speed model development
Yeom, C., Hajbabaie, A., Rouphail, N. M., Rasdorf, W., & Schroeder, B. J. (2017), ITE Journal, 87(11), 38–44.
Fuel use and pollutant emissions taxonomy for heavy duty diesel construction equipment
Lewis, P., & Rasdorf, W. (2017), Journal of Management in Engineering, 33(2).
On-road visual sign salience, driver attention allocation, and target detection accuracy
Zahabi, M., Pankok, C., Kaber, D. B., Machado, P., Lau, M. Y., Hummer, J. E., & Rasdorf, W. (2017), Transportation Research Record, (2663), 40–47.
Time and cost characterisation of emissions from non-road diesel equipment for infrastructure projects
Arocho, I., Rasdorf, W., Hummer, J., & Lewis, P. (2017), International Journal of Sustainable Engineering, 10(2), 123–134.
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).

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Grants

How to Account for Seasonal Population Shifts in Distributing the Powell Bill Allocation Funds
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/18 - 12/31/19)
Sign Replacement Strategy
NC Department of Transportation(7/01/17 - 5/31/19)
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)