Evaluation of Energy Efficient Options to Heat Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Maintenance Facilities

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is tasked with managing and maintaining a snow and ice fleet of 1,600 trucks. The facilities where the maintenance takes place, provides limited warmth for the mechanics required to repair these trucks during snow and ice events. The goal this research is to conduct an in depth analysis of ODOT's current practices for designing maintenance facilities and determine how to improve the environment in which ODOT staff maintain ODOT's fleet of snow and ice trucks. This research will be conducted in two phases. Phase 1 of this research will include a comprehensive look at how ODOT currently designs maintenance facilities and to make recommendations for enhancements to increase safety, efficiency, and decrease costs. It will also analyze the historical data and past practices that should be considered. During Phase 1 the research team will work closely with ODOT District two (Bowling Green) Facilities staff. Phase 2 will include field testing based on findings from Phase 1. Phase 2 is contingent upon the successful completion of Phase 1 and the written authorization of the ODOT Research Section.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $49957
  • Contract Numbers:




  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Martindale, Jill

  • Performing Organizations:


    2383 Northpointe Dr.
    Miamisburg, Ohio  United States  45342
  • Principal Investigators:

    Foor, Josh

  • Start Date: 20170710
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180110
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180110

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01641384
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 30491, 104907, 135497
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2017 11:58AM