Workforce Development Symposiums for UHPC

This project will provide workforce development symposiums related to ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) for use in bridge construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) currently has two bridges that they are planning to rehabilitate with thin bonded UHPC overlays. They are also in the planning stages for projects where they would like to use UHPC to repair deteriorated shear keys and other joints between bridge superstructure elements. The NMDOT personnel working on projects related to these bridges and other potential implementation projects for UHPC have requested multiple training sessions to prepare them for working with this new material. Additionally, NMDOT has requested training or other workforce development opportunities for engineers and contractors that might want to compete for work on these projects. As such, this project will provide two workforce development symposiums. Each of the full-day symposiums is expected to provide extensive coverage of UHPC topics including 1) a review of past and current UHPC projects in the United States; 2) UHPC materials and mixture development including coverage of testing methods and procedures; 3) potential modifications to testing procedures; 4) engineering design with UHPC; 5) experiences of batch plant and precast plant operators in batching, mixing, and placing UHPC; and 6) a hands-on demonstration of batching, mixing, and placing UHPC produced with local materials.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $57,200
    • Contract Numbers:

      18TTNMS02

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transportation Consortium of South-Central States

      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Project Managers:

      Newtson, Craig

    • Performing Organizations:

      New Mexico State University

      Las Cruces, NM  United States  88003
    • Principal Investigators:

      Weldon, Brad

      Newtson, Craig

    • Start Date: 20180315
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190915
    • Actual Completion Date: 20190915
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01664049
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States
    • Contract Numbers: 18TTNMS02
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 18 2018 2:53PM