Implementation of Bridge Preservation Actions

The objective of this implementation project is to hold workshops for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and local public agencies to support the implementation of bridge preservation practices, as outlined in the following AASHTO guides: Guide to Bridge Preservation Actions (published July 2021) Guide to Preservation of Highway Bridge Decks (pending publication) Accomplishment of the project objective will require at least the following tasks. TASKS Task descriptions are intended to provide a framework for conducting the research. The NCHRP is seeking the insights of proposers on how best to achieve the research objective. Proposers are expected to describe work plans that can realistically be accomplished within the constraints of available funds and contract time. Proposals must present the proposers' current thinking in sufficient detail to demonstrate their understanding of the issues and the soundness of their approach to meeting the objective. Task 1. Prepare a draft outline describing the content, format, and delivery method of the proposed workshops. It shall include a comprehensive 8-hour instructor-led workshop, a shorter summary workshop, and web-based recorded modules. At a minimum, the draft outline shall include the selection of actions for bridge preservation, the implementation of a program for bridge preservation, the catalog of bridge preservation actions, and case study examples of bridge preservation. Task 2. Prepare and submit a task report that documents Task 1. Note: Following a 1-month review of the Task 1 report by the NCHRP, the research team will meet online with the project panel to discuss it. Work on the remaining tasks will not begin until authorized by the NCHRP. Task 3. Develop workshop materials based on the approved Task 1 report. Include any supplementary tools such as spreadsheets to aid in implementation. The workshop materials shall be approved by the NCHRP, and the research team shall address NCHRP comments and submit revised materials before holding any workshop, including the pilot. Task 4. Deliver one pilot comprehensive 8-hour instructor-led workshop at a state DOT, and one shorter summary workshop at a regional event. Locations and dates of the workshops will be determined by the NCHRP. The pilot workshop shall be conducted no later than 9 months after contract award. Note: The costs for the pilot and summary workshops, including invitational travel for five attendees per workshop and the costs associated with meeting space and catering service for up to 20 attendees, should be included in the detailed budget for the research. TRB will cover costs associated with NCHRP panel member travel. Task 5. Collect feedback from pilot workshop participants and update the workshop material and format accordingly. Task 6. Develop the web-based recorded modules. Task 7. Develop and submit the proposed number of workshops to be held in person as budget permits. Locations and dates of the workshops will be determined by the NCHRP. Task 8. Deliver the remaining in-person workshops. Note: The costs for the remaining workshops, including invitational travel for five attendees per workshop and the costs associated with meeting space and catering service for up to 20 attendees, should be included in the detailed budget for the research. TRB will cover costs associated with NCHRP panel member travel. Task 9. Submit the final deliverables including (1) a summary of the conducted workshops; (2) recommendations for any additional research needed to improve the implementation of bridge preservation practices; (3) recorded workshop modules; (4) workshop materials used, including speakers' notes; and (5) any supplementary tools developed.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 14-36(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:

    Abu-Hawash, Ahmad

  • Start Date: 20221010
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01847455
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 14-36(01)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 27 2022 12:02PM