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Field of Study and Study Program

Full name in your native language
  (姓名(自国語))           (Family name/Surname) ,


(First name)





  (国 籍)
Proposed study program in Japan (State the outline of your major field of study on this side and the concrete details of your study
program on the back side of this sheet. This section will be used as one of the most important references for selection. The statement
must be typewritten or written in block letters. Additional sheets of paper may be attached, if necessary.)




 If you have Japanese language ability, write in Japanese.

Present field of study (現在の専攻分野)

I would like to introduce myself as Mr. Naeem Mangi working as a Lab Engineer in Quaid-e-awam
university of Engineering, Science and Technology Nawabshah, Sindh, Pakistan. I have work
experience of four years in field and education side. I have completed my bachelor of Engineering
in Civil Engineering from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro with first
Division having CGPA 3.03 out of 4. I always had the ambition of pursuing the MS Leading to Ph.D.
Program right from my childhood days.
I firmly believe that inquisitive and explorative attitude leads to constant learning process. As a
Civil Engineer, I look for graduate study to refine my knowledge and skills in areas of my interest. I
believe it will also serve to give direction to the goal of my career as a research oriented
During my undergraduate study, subjects like Construction Management, Concrete
Technology and Geotechnical Engineering have been my favorite subjects. In particular, I would like
to specialize in Construction Management. My thesis work during my final year of undergraduate
course was “Estimation of Cost Escalation Factors in Construction Projects”. In the final year
project, the data from questionnaire survey was analyzed to achieve the objective of thesis topic,
which was to identify the most common cost escalation factors in two selected projects of Pakistan
for data collection and to suggest most appropriate remedial measure.


Highway management is a set of techniques that state and local governments can use to control access to highways. spacing. which treat traffic as a gas that expands and compresses according to how much road space is provided for it. Often. By using the APRA to assess a project at important milestones during project development. rather than expanding its physical resources. However.  Driveway location. major arterials. which was developed for the Texas Department of Transportation. which treats traffic as a liquid. A key underpinning of the thesis is the idea that transport planning can no longer be based on a ‘predict and provide’ approach. project development teams improve the effectiveness of transportation infrastructure risk management. and describe tools and techniques to more efficiently plan projects. early horizontal and vertical alignment and so on. monitoring. discuss barriers to effective planning. Rather. .2 Your research theme after arrival in Japan: Clearly explain the research you wish to carry out in Japan. Highway management includes several techniques that are designed to increase the capacity of these roads. right of way requirements identification. and  Land use policies that limit right-of-way access to highways. communities must adopt visioning processes based on a ‘debate and decide’ Approach. including key process requirements. and estimates (PS&E). environmental assessment. specifications. the expansion of transportation facilities is regarded as a means to the improvement of the condition of transportation infrastructure.  Use of exclusive turning lanes. manage congestion. the team can centralize its efforts in identifying. includes a list of 59 scope elements with detailed descriptions. which improves the current condition of the highway system. It will discuss risk management tools and methods developed to help multi-disciplined. Using research results from several funded studies. This phase has the most influence on the ultimate outcome of a capital project. The realization that the infrastructure is deteriorating and that there is a need to establish a strategy to prevent an infrastructure catastrophe have propelled the development of various infrastructure management systems. yet in many cases not performed effectively. One. and other roadways. (渡日後の研究テーマ:日 本においてどういった研究がしたいかを明確に記入すること) Policies of Highway Planning and Management to Reduce Maintenance and Traffic Safety Audit of Planned and Existing roads Background Transportation infrastructure constitutes an enormous component of its scale and its contribution to the various socioeconomic sectors in the nation.  Use of service and frontage roads. building more infrastructure than can be properly maintained causes serious deterioration of the existing infrastructure. initial hydrological design. this presentation will describe the advance planning process. initial utility assessment and constraints mapping. called the Advance Planning Risk Analysis (APRA) tool. Sustainable development from a highway management perspective can be equated with qualitative development.  Increasing spacing between signals and interchanges. and reduce crashes. Advance planning of transportation projects includes all the activities from project initiation to beginning development of plans. and design. covering the work tasks by major disciplines needed to effectively plan transportation projects. Among the important tasks during this project phase are programming and funding development.

design. based on evaluation of highway accidents and safety problems within the State. developing and prolonging the life of roads without expensive reconstruction. Each State Highway Safety Agency shall: (a) Develop and prepare the Highway Safety Plan. analysis of accidents on certain parts of the road network reflected that remedial actions were necessary to reduce the large discrepancies in fatality and serious injury accident rates on the different road classes. Historical data on annual expenditure incurred on various highway assets. These functions are the basis for converting project impacts into a dimensionless unit. (b) Establish priorities for highway safety (c) Provide information and assistance to prospective aid recipients on program benefits. This information is used for the computation of network-level highway user cost and development of user cost models to evaluate the extent to which the system goals associated with asset usage are achieved. construction and operation to be identified before the facility is built or opened to traffic. Analysis of the highway system characteristics enables modeling of the performance of physical highway assets including pavements and bridges. these parameters are expressed in causal relationships using a system dynamics methodology Road maintenance is an increasingly important industry that spans a worldwide market. including pavement and bridge management subsystems. A set of performance indicators associated with various programs under individual system goals is then classified. To facilitate project tradeoffs under certainty and risk and uncertainty. The objective of this research is to develop a highway management strategy to help achieve sustainable development. (d) Encourage and assist local units of government to improve their highway safety planning and administration efforts. procedures for participation. These subsystems encompass various socioeconomic parameters that influence the physical status of highways. Another similar tool focused on infrastructure projects. system wide multi attribute utility functions and standardized focus gain-over-loss ratio functions are separately developed for each program. This research is performed by developing transportation planning model for state highway management (TPMSHM) within the framework of a decision support system (DSS). Awareness of the need for a stable and sustainable international infrastructure. and measurements of highway system physical and operational characteristics are acquired based on random sampling. allowing for the comparison of different projects on an equal basis. Furthermore. will be briefly discussed as well. A mathematical optimization model along with a solution algorithm is then formulated to assist in system wide project selection and programming at a certain budget level in a given analysis period Historically road traffic safety has been a high priority consequently policy has been well supported by focused programs which now manifest themselves in a continual downward trend in road accident fatalities. . By combining the expenditure information with the system performance characteristics. The presentation will conclude with specific guidance to practitioners and a look forward at planning research. while overall reductions were still evident. Road safety audit is a pro-active approach that allows deficiencies in road infrastructure planning. maintenance and creative rural road technologies are taking a stronger role as viable sources for a cost-effective means of preserving.and controlling the risks as well as developing an action plan. The process begins with defining a set of highway asset management system goals and programs. currently in development for the Construction Industry Institute (CII). In the dynamic simulation model. the benefits of individual projects to achieve individual system goals and the impacts of these projects on the performance indicators under individual system goals are also quantified. (h) Coordinate the State Highway Safety Agency's Highway Safety Plan with other federally and non-federally supported programs relating to or affecting highway safety. The planning model consists of ten subsystems. (i) Assess program performance through analysis of data relevant to highway safety planning. and development of plans.


 3  Study program in Japan: (Describe this in detail and concretely—particularly about the ultimate goal of your research in Japan) (研究 計画:詳細かつ具体に記入し、特に研究の最終目標について具体的に記入すること。) .