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1 Technology Implementation Group (TIG) Overview AASHTO Subcommittee on Design Boston, Massachusetts June 13, 2003

2 Vision Statement A culture where rapid advancement and implementation of high payoff, innovative technologies is the expectation of the transportation community. A culture where rapid advancement and implementation of high payoff, innovative technologies is the expectation of the transportation community.

3 Mission Statement The purpose of the TIG is to identify and champion the implementation or deployment of a select few ready-to-use technologies, products, or processes that are likely to yield significant economic or qualitative benefits to the users. The purpose of the TIG is to identify and champion the implementation or deployment of a select few ready-to-use technologies, products, or processes that are likely to yield significant economic or qualitative benefits to the users.

4 Strategic Goal Statements Identify and Solicit “Ready to Implement” Technologies Identify and Solicit “Ready to Implement” Technologies Select High Payoff Technologies for Focus Select High Payoff Technologies for Focus Provide Leadership to Promote and Support Implementation Provide Leadership to Promote and Support Implementation Identify Technology Champions Identify Technology Champions Formulate Approaches for Rapid Development Formulate Approaches for Rapid Development Create Partnerships Create Partnerships Communicate Communicate

5 Two-Step Evaluation/Selection Process Stage I – Innovative Technology Evaluation Process Preliminary Assessment – This is a series of yes or no questions.

6 Stage II – Questionnaire on Technology Selection Process Meeting customer/stakeholder needs (35 points) Meeting customer/stakeholder needs (35 points) Effectiveness/impact analysis (30 points) Effectiveness/impact analysis (30 points) Implementation (20 points) Implementation (20 points) Costs (15 points) Costs (15 points) Two-Step Evaluation/Selection Process (continued)

7 Selected Technologies for 2001 Accelerated Construction Accelerated Construction (Jim Sorenson – FHWA) Prefabricated Bridge Elements Prefabricated Bridge Elements (Mary Lou Ralls – Texas) ITS in Work Zones ITS in Work Zones (Doug Rose – Maryland)

8 Selected Technologies for 2002 Air Void Analyzer (AVA) Air Void Analyzer (AVA) (Warren Sick – Kansas) Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) (Paul Krugler – Texas) Global Positioning Surveying (GPS) Global Positioning Surveying (GPS) (Len Sanderson – North Carolina)

9 Selected Technologies for 2003 Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) (Wrapping Cracked Trichord Sign Structures) Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) (Wrapping Cracked Trichord Sign Structures) (Paul Wells – New York) Thermal Imaging Safety Screening for MCSAP Thermal Imaging Safety Screening for MCSAP (Gary Hoffman – Pennsylvania) Low Cost Highway Rail Warning Systems Low Cost Highway Rail Warning Systems (Dave Huff – South Dakota)

10 This is your committee. Take advantage of it. Get involved!

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