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1 Technical Working Group Reports Bridge Equipment Pavement Roadway and Roadside Highway Safety and Reliability

2 Bridge Working Group

3 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Conducted a survey on commonly used deck patching products used by state and contract forces. Sponsored and supporting research initiatives Working on a process for identifying and promoting innovative bridge preservation products, materials, and techniques for use by bridge preservation practitioners Worked with the ETG, TSP-2, T-9, in getting the definition of bridge preservation approved by the Standing Committee on Highways

4 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Supporting FHWA’s Long Term Bridge Performance Program (Bridge Preservation & Durability ETG) Supporting FHWA’s Bridge Preservation ETG’s efforts Identified bridge maintenance related training materials that will be disseminated to users Conducting regular quarterly teleconferences with the Bridge TWG members.

5 Proposed Performance Measures per AASHTO Standing Committee on Performance Management (SCPM) Discussion Use of AASHTO Bridge Element Condition States – Update the AASHTO Bridge Health Index to be Condition-based driven (remove the cost dependency from the current calculation) – Classifying Bridge Condition under Good, Fair, Poor or a similar grading system

6 Focus Areas - Research NCHRP – “Practical Bridge Preservation Actions and Investment Strategies” NCHRP – “Guidance for Communicating the Value of Highway System Maintenance and Preservation” NCHRP – “Extending the Life of Highway Bridge Coating Systems Through the Use of Spot Painting with Minimal Surface Preparation” NCHRP – “Condition assessment of bridge post tensioning and stayed cable systems using NDE” Task 330 Maintenance Investigating the Use of Pavement Preservation Products as Low Cost Waterproofing Treatments for Bridge Decks 2013 Work Plan

7 Focus Areas - Workforce Development Survey the State DOTs – Identify and collect available bridge maintenance training materials Collaborate with FHWA, States, and Industry partners to host the training materials and make available to users 2013 Work Plan

8 Focus Areas - Performance Measures Work with other AASHTO Subcommittees and FHWA to promote: 1.The use of bridge element condition assessment 2.Transition a way from the use of structurally deficient measurement 3.Use of a condition-based bridge health index (remove the cost dependency from the current HI calculation) 4.Use of a Good, Fair, Poor measurements or similar grading system 5.Survey the State DOTs to identify current measures used in bridge maintenance, i.e. work backlog; flag systems, etc.

9 2013 Work Plan Focus Areas - Environment Proposing two research statements: 1.Quantify the environmental benefits of bridge preservation 2.Identify environmental requirements for bridge washing 3.Promote the use of recycled glass as an abrasive blasting medium material in bridge maintenance.

10 Research Proposed Topics for Environmental Excellence Work plan – Identify strategies and practices that promote environmental sustainable bridge maintenance practices.

11 Research Research Implementation Recommendations – Developing a National Database System for Maintenance Actions on Highway Bridges – Guidelines for Selection of Bridge Deck Overlays, Sealers, and Treatments – Developing a Consistent Coding and Training System for Emergency Structure Inspections (F-02) – Extending the Life of Highway Bridge Coating Systems Through the Use of Spot Painting with Minimal Surface Preparation (F-03) New Research Problem Statements and Proposed Resolutions (see next slide)

12 Research New Research Problem Statements 1.Quantifying environmental benefits of bridge preservation 2.Investigation of the Use of Reduced Residual Compressive Stresses for Arresting Steel Girder Cracks Induced by Out-of-Plane Bending 3.Detection and Remediation of Chloride Contamination Prior to Coating Structural Steel 4.Structural Rehabilitation of Corrugated Metal Pipe through the Application of a Centrifugally Cast Cementitious Material

13 Research New Research Problem Statements (Continued) 5.Identifying and addressing the failures of small movement bridge expansion joints. 6.Current practices, benefits, and environmental requirements for bridge cleaning and washing 7.Reducing traffic impacts by using innovative bridge maintenance and preservation techniques

14 Proposed Resolutions Resolution on the Promotion of Highway Bridge Measurement Criteria that Promotes Bridge Preservation

15 Equipment Working Group

16 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Research NCHRP Project 20-7 –Task 309: Challenges and Opportunities: A Strategic Plan for Equipment Management Research – 9 topics, approximately 5 research problem statements could result – Final report of the workshop deliberations and findings completed and posted on EMTSP Website – Topics prioritized by attendees of 2012 National Equipment Management Conference (more later)

17 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Research (Continued) NCHRP Problem Statement 2013-F-04, “Guidelines for the Development of Highway Operations Equipment Replacement Lifecycle Criteria” –Based on preliminary information from meeting in Irvine last year –Developed at TWG meeting last year –Submitted to Subcommittee last August –SCOM submitted to NCHRP as priority #3 of 4 –Favorable review by NCHRP –Was not recommended by the Standing Committee on Research

18 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Research (Continued) Initiated NCHRP Task Fleet Funding Management and Charge-Back Systems to Develop Optimum Fleet Sustainability

19 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Workforce Development Developing a model training and certification curriculum appropriate for state equipment managers by revising the skills matrix developed by the TCCC

20 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Performance Measures Developed resolution for adopting applicable Performance Measures developed through the EMTSP regional partnerships: –Evolved from the 2012 National Equipment Fleet Management Conference in Mobile, Alabama –Michigan DOT spearheaded effort with volunteers from other regions assisting in refining and additional measures

21 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Environment – Monitoring and disseminating information regarding environmental issues that have potential impact upon highway equipment fleets by utilizing the equipment industry to identify national regulatory changes and communicate to the equipment management professionals. – Information will be posted on EMTSP website and communicated at partnership meetings

22 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Reports – AASHTO Equipment Reference Book for 2012 – AASHTO guide, Decision Making for Outsourcing and Privatization of Vehicle and Equipment Fleet Maintenance – NCHRP Project 20-7 –Task Challenges and Opportunities: A Strategic Plan for Equipment Management Research

23 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Task Forces – EMTSP Oversight Panel – EMTSP Regional Partnerships

24 Proposed Performance Measures per AASHTO Standing Committee on Performance Management (SCPM) Discussion Equipment fleet performance measures – Utilization – Preventive maintenance – Retention – Availability/ Downtime

25 RankChallenges #2Fleet Performance Measurement #5Equipment Cost and Financial Management – Cost of Service Analysis – Charge-Back System #3Equipment Utilization Measurement #1Equipment Replacement Management – Replacement Cycle Guideline Development – Repair/Rebuild vs Replace Decision Making – Equipment Replacement Planning – Equipment Replacement Financing #4Equipment Disposal and Remarketing 2013 Work Plan Focus Area – Research Continue working on NCHRP 20-07/309 Research topics as prioritized by attendees of 2012 National Equipment Management Conference:

26 2013 Work Plan Focus Area – Research Continue working on NCHRP Task Fleet Funding Management and Charge-Back Systems to Develop Optimum Fleet Sustainability Draft Interim Report being reviewed by Project Panel

27 Focus Area - Workforce Development –Continue work on developing the model training and certification curriculum appropriate for state equipment managers by revising the skills matrix developed by the TCCC 2013 Work Plan

28 Focus Area - Performance Measure – Continue work of EMTSP Partnerships of identifying additional applicable Performance – Review and refine existing performance measures if needed 2013 Work Plan

29 Focus Area – Environment – Continue monitoring and disseminating information regarding environmental issues that have potential impact upon highway equipment fleets by utilizing the equipment industry to identify national regulatory changes and communicate to the equipment management professionals. – Continue posting Information on EMTSP website and communicating at partnership meetings 2013 Work Plan

30 Reports – Produce and distribute next year’s AASHTO Equipment Reference Book 2013 Work Plan

31 Task Forces – Continue overseeing the EMTSP  Coordinate and schedule 2013 Northeast & Midwestern Equipment Management Joint Partnership Meeting (TBD)  Coordinate and schedule 2013 Western States Highway Equipment Managers Association (WSHEMA) Partnership Meeting, (TBD)  Coordinate and schedule 2013 Southeastern States Equipment Managers Conference Partnership Meeting (TBD) 2013 Work Plan

32 Research and Proposed Resolutions Proposed Topics for Environmental Excellence Workplan – None at this time

33 Research Research Implementation Recommendations –AASHTO Guide - Decision Making for Outsourcing and Privatization of Vehicle and Equipment Fleet Maintenance  Result of NCHRP Project 13-03A  Based on NCHRP Report 692 – AASHTO Guidelines for Selection and Application of Warning Lights  Result of NCHRP Project  Based on NCHRP Report 624

34 Research New Research Problem Statements “Guidelines for the Development of Highway Operations Equipment Replacement Lifecycle Criteria”

35 Proposed Resolutions – Equipment TWG Performance Measures Resolution – Equipment TWG RESOLUTION - EMTSP PARTNERSHIP MEETINGS

36 Pavements Working Group

37 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments General Accomplishments by the PTWG and SCOM Sustained a high level of maintenance interest and involvement in the area of System Preservation. Promoted the Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP 2 ) and the Regional Pavement Preservation Partnerships. Promote the utilization of the National Center for Pavement Preservation for research management.

38 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Focus Areas – Research Assisted in the implementation of the Pavement Preservation Roadmap. Reviewed TRB/NCHRP Completed Research for possible publication as AASHTO Manuals – Workforce Development Supported NHI Class Development Supported Web-Based Training Efforts

39 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Focus Areas – Performance Measures Conducted a Survey on RSL = 0 – Environment Supported the development of life cycle assessment methodologies that demonstrate the environmental- friendliness and sustainability benefits of pavement preservation techniques and strategies. Reports – None were Produced Task Forces – No Separate Task Forces by the PTWG.

40 Proposed Performance Measures per AASHTO Standing Committee on Performance Management (SCPM) Discussion International Roughness Index Structural Adequacy Remaining Service Life (RSL) Damage Claims Public Satisfaction Surveys

41 2013 Work Plan 1.Sustain high level of maintenance interest and involvement in the area of System Preservation. 2.Promote the Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP 2 ) and the Regional Pavement Preservation Partnerships. 3.Enhance the Internal Communications of the PTWG by: expanding the membership list; improving the address list; and conducting quarterly telephone conference calls and/or webinars. 4.Development and promotion of common performance measures for pavement preservation activities. 5.Work to confirm and enhance the linkage of pavement preservation activities to overall crash reductions.

42 2013 Work Plan 6.Development and promotion of certification programs for pavement preservation contractors and/or personnel. 7.Support the development and implementation of performance management with asset management tools. 8.Work to develop a guideline that will uniformly define the Remaining Service Life (RSL) of zero for use by our member agencies. 9.Assist in the Implementation of SHRP2 R-26: Pavement Preservation for High Volume Roads.

43 Research Problem Statements 1.Development of Non-Destructive Test Methods to Determine Oxidation, Raveling, Flushing, and other Environmental and Functional Distresses of Asphalt Pavements. 2.Performance Measures that Consider the Contributions of Preservation to Pavement Performance and Service Life. 3.Project to Support the a Task Force of the AASHTO Joint Technical Committee on Pavements and the Subcommittee on Maintenance Pavement Technical Working Group in the Development of Performance Measures for Pavements

44 Proposed Resolution A Resolution Expressing the AASHTO Subcommittee on Maintenance’s Support for the FHWA Pavement Preservation Expert Task Group and Requesting Biannual Meetings for the Group.

45 Roadway/Roadside Working Group

46 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Focus Areas – Research Stormwater Best Management Practices – NCHRP Low-cost Roadway Environmental Practices Survey and Discussion (generating further ideas for research and synthesis) Roundtable discussion for brainstorming potential research topics

47 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Focus Areas – Workforce Development Presentation of NHI Maintenance Leadership Academy in Chattanooga, TN – October 1-10 and November 6-11 – Blended Learning approach – Strong focus on preservation and performance management, along with workzones, environmental considerations – $3500 per participant (plus travel and lodging expenses)

48 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Focus Areas – Environment LEED Rest Areas (North Carolina) Facilities Energy and Environment Best Practices (Colorado) – Performance Measures Peer Exchange – Best Practices in Privatization of Maintenance Functions (August 2012 in Anaheim, CA) MQA/ MMS Implementation: Alabama/ Mississippi Partnership WSDOT MMS presentation

49 Proposed Performance Measures per AASHTO Standing Committee on Performance Management (SCPM) Discussion Accidents: Potential for maintenance activities to have an impact on injury accidents and/ or PDO – Safety hardware - pavement markings, wet visibility, condition of signs – Collisions with animals (mowing for safety vs. reducing mowing for funding and habitat)

50 Proposed Performance Measures per AASHTO Standing Committee on Performance Management (SCPM) Discussion Environment/ Sustainability performance measures may not be consistent or reflective of with goals and activities of maintenance – Action: Propose to work with AASHTO Subcommittee on Environment to align performance measures

51 Host two telecommunication technical events to regularly share information on TWG activities, develop ideas and plans for additional activities such as surveys and problem statements that can further the TWG mission Build a contact list from TWG meeting attendees for ongoing communication Develop performance measures and input that relate to Roadway and Roadsides area Second Vice Chair 2013 Work Plan

52 Research and Proposed Resolutions New Research Problem Statements – Development of “Generic” Impact Attenuator and Cable Barrier Systems – Synthesis: Identification and prioritization of energy-saving measures for transportation facilities No resolutions

53 Highway Safety & Reliability Working Group

54 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Focus Areas – Research Problem Statement status Completed other projects Promoted the results of the 2011 Winter Maintenance Peer Exchange – Workforce Development Promoted the results of NCHRP 685, “Implementing Strategies to Attract and Retain a Capable Transportation Workforce”

55 2012 Work Plan Accomplishments Focus Areas - continued – Performance Measures Polled the members, “Do you have them?” Raised awareness of the “1201 Rule” (Real-Time System Management ) – Environment TWG states involved with evaluation of the FHWA INVEST prototype Overview of INVEST program at TWG breakout session Reports – Surveyed the States on their awareness and use of technical reports – Serves as a critical input into outreach efforts Task Forces – N/A

56 Proposed Performance Measures per AASHTO Standing Committee on Performance Management (SCPM) Discussion Strong progress made in snow & ice control – Good work to date lays the foundation (e.g., NCHRP 6-17 (implemented via CBT), NCHRP #708, Aurora efforts) Opportunity - we need to work with other AASHTO groups since Maintenance plays more of a supportive role to others (especially with respect to Safety & Reliability)

57 Focus Areas – Research Well-structured needs process Support the 2013 Winter Maintenance Peer Exchange Maintain the Peer Exchange website 2013 Work Plan

58 Focus Areas – Workforce Development Work with TCCC to develop new training material Finish web-based CBT Promote findings of NCHRP 685 on Transportation Workforce Support SHRP2 implementation of L12 – Training Traffic Incident Responders 2013 Work Plan

59 Focus Areas – Performance Measures – Support T2/implementation of NCHRP studies – Build upon survey results 2013 Work Plan

60 Research and Proposed Resolutions Proposed Topics for Environmental Excellence Workplan – Support the Climate Change Adaptation Conference – As part of CEE Tasks 3.0 or 6.0 – Document use of MDSS/MODSS to address environmental aspects of maintenance (e.g., tracking salt use in winter, herbicide applications, seal coating, etc.) Research Implementation Recommendations – “Synthesis of Vehicle Based Winter Maintenance Technologies” – state of practice – “Update AASHTO Guide for Snow & Ice Control” – next phase pending – “Roadmap for Winter Maintenance Research” – integrated into key groups

61 New Research Problem Statements – Sustainable Snow Removal System Objective: to compile all the various sundry modules of removing snow and ice from pavements, ascertain where the gaps or improvement prospects are, map out what needs to be developed, linked or adapted and create a sustainable systematic approach Proposed Resolutions – None Research and Proposed Resolutions

62 Summary: Research Completed NCHRP Year Project NumberProject TitleStatus Estimated Completion Date or Report # TWG Recommended Implementation Action Duluth (‘03) Optimization of Tack Coat for HMA PlacementCompleteReport 712P As is – report is available Performance and Maintenance of Permeable Friction CoursesComplete Report 640, web-only 138 P As is – report is available Performance Measures for Snow and Ice Control OperationsComplete Results digest 335, web-only 136 H Became CBT module Guidelines for the Use of Highway Pavement WarrantiesComplete Publication decision pending P Waiting on report publication Developing a National Database System for Maintenance Actions on Highway Bridges CompleteReport 668B On hold – need SCOBS but rec. AASHTO pub. Bismarck (’04) Guidelines for Vegetation ManagementComplete R AASHTO Publication GVM- 1 (2011) Manual for Emulsion-Based Chip Seals for PavementsCompleteReport 680P Passed balloting – waiting on P TWG, need SOM Lincol n (’05) / 13-03A Decision Making for Outsourcing and Privatization of Vehicle and Equipment Fleet Maintenance CompleteReport 692E AASHTO Publication EFM-1 Charleston (’06) Determining Actual Cost of Performing Routine and Preventive Maintenance Operations on Highway Systems CompleteReport 688P, H H rec. AASHTO pub. P okay with that Culvert Rehabilitation to Maximize Service Life While Minimizing Direct Costs and Traffic Disruption Interim report in review June A Development of National Level of Service Criteria for the Interstate Highway System CompleteReport 677P, R R rec. peer exchange P as is – report available Madison (’07) Methodology for Estimated Life Expectancies of Highway Assets [2 projects combined] CompleteReport 713P, B, R R rec. discussion with Subcom on Asset Mgmt Challenges and Successes in Attracting and Retaining a Skilled Transportation Workforce Complete Being prepared for publication P, B, R, H, E B, H rec. for adoption B: TCCC & TSP2

63 Monterey (’08) Performance-Related Specifications for Pavement Preservation Treatments Decision regarding further work is pending after review of availability of current data and research team’s methodology. Jan Consequences of Delayed Maintenance Phase I complete and supplementary information provided – in review by panel and decision on further work is pending. June Resource Allocation Framework to Meet Highway Asset Preservation Needs Research in progressJuly Effective Removal of Pavement MarkingsDraft report pendingDec Renewable Energy Guide for Highway Maintenance FacilitiesResearch in progressDec 2012 Annapolis (’09) Practical Bridge Preservation Actions and Investment Strategies (F- 01/F-02/F-03) Research in progressMar Guidance for Communicating the Value of Highway System Maintenance and Preservation (F-05) Research in progressSept Guide for Selecting Level-of-Service Targets for Maintaining and Operating Highway Assets (F-04) Research in progressAug 2013 Savann ah (’10) Improved Corrosion Inspection Techniques for Ducted Strands for Cable Stayed and Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridges (F-09) Research agency selected, award not yet made ? Louisville (’11) Developing a Consistent Coding and Training System for Emergency Structure Inspections (F-02) Not on web yet, in process of forming panel ? Extending the Life of Highway Bridge Coating Systems Through the Use of Spot Painting with Minimal Surface Preparation (F-03) Not on web yet, in process of forming panel ? Summary: Research Completed NCHRP Year Project Number Project TitleStatus Estimated Completion Date or Report # TWG Recommended Implementation Action

64 Summary: Proposed Research Potential Problem StatementTWG (Importance to you) 1 =Low 5=high 1Development of “Generic” Impact Attenuator and Cable Barrier Systems Highway Safety and Reliability 2Sustainable Snow Removal System Roadway/Ro adside 3 Guidelines for the Development of Highway Operations Equipment Replacement Lifecycle Criteria Equipment 4Quantifying Environmental Benefits of Bridge PreservationBridge 5 Investigation of the Use of Reduced Residual Compressive Stresses for Arresting Steel Girder Cracks Induced by Out-of-Plane Bending Bridge 6Detection and Remediation of Chloride Contamination Prior to Coating Structural SteelBridge 7 Structural Rehabilitation of Corrugated Metal Pipe through the Application of a Centrifugally Cast Cementitious Material Bridge

65 Summary: Proposed Research Potential Problem StatementTWG (Importanc e to you) 1=low 5=high 8 Identifying and Addressing Failures of Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints Bridge 9 Current Practices, Benefits, and Environmental Requirements for Bridge Cleaning and Washing Bridge 10 Reducing Traffic Impacts by Using Innovative Bridge Maintenance and Preservation Techniques Bridge 11 Development of NDT Methods to Determine Oxidation, Raveling, Flushing, and other Environmental and Functional Distresses of Asphalt Pavements Pavement 12 Performance Measures that Consider the Contributions of Preservation to Pavement Performance and Service Life Pavement 13 Project to Support a Task Force of AASHTO JTC on Pavements and SCOM Pavement TWG in the Development of Performance Measures for Pavements Pavement

66 Summary: Resolutions NumberTitleTWG SponsorshipAction: Pass or Fail 12-1Washington State Department of Transportation THANK YOU SCOMPass 12-2Resolution on the Promotion of Highway Bridge Measurement Criteria that Promotes Bridge Preservation SCOM 12-3Equipment Fleet Management Performance Measures SCOM 12-4Establish a Schedule for Alternating Biennial Regional and National AASHTO EMTSP Partnership Meetings SCOM 12-5Support FHWA Pavement Preservation ETG Pavement

67 Future AASHTO SCOM Meetings 2013 NASHTO – Burlington, Vermont 2014 SASHTO – Charleston, West Virginia 2015 MASHTO – Iowa (Tentative) 2016 WASHTO - Nebraska (Tentative)


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