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Task 1 - Update the literature search 

Task 2 - Develop and discuss preliminary design for Models 1 (rigid connection between a precast column and footing), 2 (two-way hinge connection between precast columns and footing), 3 (cast-in-place column to pile shaft connection), and 4 (precast column to pile shaft connection)

Task 3 - Construct, instrument, and test Models 1, 2, 3, and 4

Task 4 - Process and evaluate measured data for Models 1, 2, 3, and 4

Task 5 - Design, construct, test, and evaluate Model 5 (precast column connection with novel materials)

Task 6 - Develop and calibrate analytical models based on test data 

Task 7 - Estimate construction time for precast vs. CIP columns

Task 8 - Summarize the investigation and the recommendations in a draft final report