Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 52-01. State of Practice on Infrastructure Inspections for the Digital Age

Historically, state departments of transportation (DOTs) have employed on-site workforces to execute infrastructure inspection using traditional inspection methods. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Synthesis 582: Highway Infrastructure Inspection Practices for the Digital Age documents the various technologies - such as unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), embedded and remote sensors, intelligent machines, mobile devices, and new software applications - used by DOTs to inspect highway infrastructure during construction and maintenance of assets.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 52-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Welch-Ross, Melissa

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Lawrence

    Department of Civil Engineering, 2006 Learned Hall
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045-2225
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tran, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20200501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220523
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220523

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739559
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 52-01
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 19 2020 11:53AM