Developing Implementation Strategies for Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

The objectives of this research are as follows: (1) Study the implementation of risk-based inspection (RBI) processes within State DOT programs (a) Develop a paradigm for conducting risk-based inspection analysis through training and workshops with participating states. (b) Develop a handbook for implementation of RBI describing key processes, key attributes and scoring methodologies for implementation (c) Develop strategies for using data-driven risk analysis within the RBI framework (d) Develop methodologies for supporting preservation activities within an RBI framework (2) Study the implementation of technologies to support RBI: (a) Reliability of inspection technologies and implementation of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) to support RBI. The research envisions developing a handbook for implementation of RBI practices that will provide a resource to participating states, presenting examples and case studies that define suitable attributes and characteristic for RBI. Workshops and training will be provided to participating states to assist with implementation of RBI, and tools will be developed to assist with future implementation of the RBI technology. Analysis of the bridge inventory to evaluate risk-based strategies will provide data for better asset management.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $850000
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    2800 Berlin Turnpike
    P. O. Box 317546
    Newington, CT  United States  06131-7546

    Idaho Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 7129
    3311 W. State Street
    Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Blvd.
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Keystone Building
    400 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    PO Box 7910
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7910

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Alabama Department of Transportation

    1409 Coliseum Blvd.
    Montgomery, AL  United States  36130
  • Managing Organizations:

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
  • Project Managers:

    Harper, Jennifer

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Washer, Glenn

  • Start Date: 20181109
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20240401

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01692143
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: TR201910, TPF-5(388)
  • Created Date: Feb 1 2019 12:04PM