Support for AASHTO Committees and Councils. AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures Strategic Plan, Operating Guidelines, and Research Roadmap Development

The objectives of this research were to (1) refine and refocus the AASHTO COBS strategic plan reorganized in 2018; (2) develop operating guidelines including a new member onboarding checklist; and (3) develop a research roadmap for short- and long-term goals that can be used by COBS to focus its efforts to foster, support, monitor, disseminate, and implement research. The strategic plan will build upon the existing plan and should be publication-ready (i.e., AASHTO template) with a purpose statement and a charter. At the minimum, the research shall include the following: (1) a review and strategic alignment of COBS structure and its 20 technical committees to refresh the COBS structure including the technical committees’ area of interest and activities; (2) engagement activities for the COBS’ technical committee stakeholders, practitioner community, and other AASHTO committees and councils to solicit their feedback and input; and (3) an implementation plan for the proposed strategic plan, operating guidelines, and research roadmap.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $120000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-123(10)

  • 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:

    Abu-Hawash, Ahmad

  • Performing Organizations:

    Clough, Harbor & Associates, LLP

    575 Broadway
    Suite 301
    Albany, NY  United States  12207
  • Principal Investigators:

    Culmo, Mike

  • Start Date: 20210607
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221006
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221006

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01754936
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-123(10)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2020 7:32PM