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ACRP 07-15A [Active]

Airport Passenger Terminal Design Library—UPDATE to ACRP WebResources 2

  Project Data
Funds: $250,000
Staff Responsibility: Theresia H. Schatz
Research Agency: Intermodal Logistics Consulting, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Senau Ashiabor
Effective Date: 5/24/2019
Completion Date: 5/23/2022

BACKGROUND
 
ACRP Project 07-15 created an electronic resource library known as ACRP WebResource 2 that provides a web-based library of various ACRP and non-ACRP documents related to airport passenger terminal design. WebResource 2 was put into use in August 2017, but has not been updated since then. It is important to keep WebResource 2 updated with new airport passenger terminal design documents and to update its functionality and usefulness over the next 3 years. 
 
OBJECTIVE
 
The objective of this research is to update and maintain ACRP WebResource 2 by providing the following:
 
1. Recommendations for improvement of the internal and external search capabilities (see Special Note E). This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Grouping the documents by common topics (e.g., those contained in ACRP Report 25);
  • Introducing the ability to search by popular tags; and
  • Improving the search engine optimization (SEO) of the documents.   
2. A process for keeping the WebResource 2 current with ACRP and non-ACRP related documents.  
 
3. Update and maintain the content of the WebResource 2 over the next 3 years, to include the abstracts and an index of new ACRP and non-ACRP research documents and guidelines related to airport terminal planning and design.
 
Note: Examples of non-ACRP related research include terminal planning and design standards and documents published by IATA, FAA, TSA, ICAO, ACI, and others.
 
4. A mechanism for users to suggest new documents to include in the WebResource 2.  
 
5. A determination of which of the related ACRP documents need updating or consolidating—if updates or additional research is needed, create new research problem statements for future consideration (see Special Note B).
 
The targeted audiences of this research are airport practitioners, including airport staff, planners, engineers, architects, consultants, developers, financial planners, airline facilities personnel, academicians, and students.
 
  
TASKS

Task descriptions are intended to provide a framework for conducting the research. The ACRP is seeking the insights of proposers on how best to achieve the research objective. Proposers are expected to describe research plans that can realistically be accomplished within the constraints of available funds and contract time. Proposals must present the proposers' current thinking in sufficient detail to demonstrate their understanding of the issues and the soundness of their approach to meeting the research objective.
 
This research will be conducted in multiple years in a firm fixed-price agreement. It is expected that the following tasks will be accomplished within the timeline indicated below.
 
The following tasks shall be reviewed and approved by ACRP prior to implementation:
 
Year 1

Task 1
. As described in part 1 of the Objective, review and demonstrate suggested improvements of the WebResource 2
within the first 6 months of the contract. 
 
Task 2. Prepare the following: (a) a recommended process for keeping the WebResource 2 current with ACRP and non-ACRP related documents; (b) a list of additional documents for inclusion, and (c) a mechanism for users to suggest new inclusions to the WebResource 2.
 
Task 3. Update the content of WebResource 2 with new ACRP and non-ACRP documents related to airport terminal planning and design.
 
Task 4. Assess and determine which of the related ACRP documents need updating or consolidating. If updates or additional research is needed, create new research problem statements for future consideration.
 
Task 5. Prepare and deliver a webinar providing instruction on how to use the WebResource 2, including search tips.  
 
Task 6. Prepare an interim report that describes work done in early tasks with an updated work plan for remaining tasks.
 
Year 2
 
Task 7. Identify and update the content of WebResource 2 with new ACRP and non-ACRP documents related to airport terminal planning and design. 
 
Task 8. Develop a method for testing and assessing the effectiveness of the SEO of the WebResource 2.
 
Year 3
 
Task 9. Identify and update the content of WebResource 2 with new ACRP and non-ACRP documents related to airport terminal planning and design. 
 
Task 10. Assess and determine which of the related ACRP documents need updating or consolidating. If updates or additional research is needed, create new research problem statements for future consideration.
 
The tasks should include other appropriate checkpoints with the ACRP panel, including at a minimum (1) a kick-off teleconference meeting to be held within 1 month of the Notice to Proceed and (2) one face-to-face interim deliverable review meeting after review of the interim report within the first year, as well as web-enabled teleconferences tied to the panel review and ACRP approval of other interim deliverables deemed appropriate
 
The final deliverables will include
(1) an annually updated ACRP WebResource 2 over a 3 year period; (2) an assessment of related ACRP documents that need updating or consolidating. If updates or additional research is needed, create new research problem statements for ACRP review and future consideration; (3) a webinar on providing instruction on how to use the WebResource2, including content search tips; (4) a summary report detailing the record of tasks undertaken to perform the work and to document lessons learned; and (5) a stand-alone technical memorandum titled “Implementation of Research Findings and Products.” (See Special Note K.)
 
Note:  For budgeting purposes, proposers should assume that ACRP will provide access to web-enabled teleconference services.  ACRP will pay panel members’ travel costs for the face-to-face meeting. Proposers should assume that the meeting will be held in Washington, DC.
 

SPECIAL NOTES

A. ACRP publications and other relevant industry-related resources should be consulted when conducting this research. The Airport Passenger Terminal Design Library ACRP WebResource 2 can be accessed at:
 http://www.trb.org/ACRP/Blurbs/176507.aspx
 
B. Use prior assessment on ACRP Project 07-15 for the update and review of all related ACRP documents:http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/acrp/docs/ACRP07-15_Task2_ResearchGapsTechMemo_Del3.pdf
 
C. Proposers should include expertise of document content management and library science as well as airport passenger terminal design.  
 
D. It should be noted that this WebResources 2 will continue to be hosted by ACRP.
 
E. The current google search appliance associated with the ACRP WebResources will be replaced and ACRP should be consulted for instructions for the new search appliance.
 
STATUS: Intermodal Logistics Consulting has been selected. Research is underway.  

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