Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Decision Making and Economic Modeling Tool

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 1252
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Dec 02, 2009
Last Updated: May 29, 2014
Solicitation Expires: Mar 31, 2010
Partners: IADOT, MN, MT, OR, TX, UT, WA
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2010
Commitment End Year: 2011
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $112,000.00
Commitments Received: $120,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Benjamin Tang
Benjamin.M.TANG@odot.state.or.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Timothy Rogers
Timothy.Rogers@dot.gov
Phone: 503-587-4706
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Iowa Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 Paul Rowekamp Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 Kent Barnes Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2010 $80,000.00 Barnie Jones 503- 986-2845 barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Courtney Holle Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2011 $0.00

Background

ABC uses both new technology and innovative project management techniques to reduce the impact of bridge construction projects on the public and to reduce bridge construction costs. In particular, ABC can lead to substantially lower user delay costs and significantly lower traffic control costs. While the potential advantages of ABC are recognized, transportation personnel do not have an established protocol to quantify the risks and economic benefit of using ABC over conventional construction for specific bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects.

Objectives

This pooled fund effort will develop a project-level tool for engineers and decision-makers to quantitatively assess the utility of ABC in the early project development stage and to determine whether or not ABC is more economically effective than conventional construction for a given bridge replacement or rehabilitation project.

Scope of Work

The final tool set will allow the user to specify key project characteristics (e.g. bridge length, complexity, road user characteristics, environmental requirements, traffic levels, existing levels of congestion, and construction site attributes) and to evaluate the economic impact of applying various ABC technologies and management approaches such as rapid, onsite construction, standardization, or PBES to a particular project. This tool will incorporate not only construction costs (including traffic control costs) but also include estimates of soft costs including user delays resulting from congestion, rerouting, and/or closures associated with the project.

Comments

Oregon is using A highways for Life Grant and other internal funding sources to cover $80,000 of the $112,000 project cost. We are seeking $32,000 in additional partner commitments from other states.

Documents Attached
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Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Decision Making and Economic Modeling Tool http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TD/TP_RES/docs/Reports/2009/ABC_DecisionTool.pdf Solicitation Public

Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Decision Making and Economic Modeling Tool

General Information
Solicitation Number: 1252
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Dec 02, 2009
Last Updated: May 29, 2014
Solicitation Expires: Mar 31, 2010
Partners: IADOT, MN, MT, OR, TX, UT, WA
Lead Organization: Oregon Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2010
Commitment End Year: 2011
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Commitments Required: $112,000.00
Commitments Received: $120,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Benjamin Tang
Benjamin.M.TANG@odot.state.or.us
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Timothy Rogers
Timothy.Rogers@dot.gov
Phone: 503-587-4706
Commitments by Organizations
Agency Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Iowa Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 Paul Rowekamp Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 Kent Barnes Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2010 $80,000.00 Barnie Jones 503- 986-2845 barnie.p.jones@odot.state.or.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2010 $5,000.00 Courtney Holle Frank Bailey 512- 416-4730 rtimain@txdot.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 Daniel Hsiao 801-386-4929 dhsiao@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2011 $0.00

Background

ABC uses both new technology and innovative project management techniques to reduce the impact of bridge construction projects on the public and to reduce bridge construction costs. In particular, ABC can lead to substantially lower user delay costs and significantly lower traffic control costs. While the potential advantages of ABC are recognized, transportation personnel do not have an established protocol to quantify the risks and economic benefit of using ABC over conventional construction for specific bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects.

Objectives

This pooled fund effort will develop a project-level tool for engineers and decision-makers to quantitatively assess the utility of ABC in the early project development stage and to determine whether or not ABC is more economically effective than conventional construction for a given bridge replacement or rehabilitation project.

Scope of Work

The final tool set will allow the user to specify key project characteristics (e.g. bridge length, complexity, road user characteristics, environmental requirements, traffic levels, existing levels of congestion, and construction site attributes) and to evaluate the economic impact of applying various ABC technologies and management approaches such as rapid, onsite construction, standardization, or PBES to a particular project. This tool will incorporate not only construction costs (including traffic control costs) but also include estimates of soft costs including user delays resulting from congestion, rerouting, and/or closures associated with the project.

Comments

Oregon is using A highways for Life Grant and other internal funding sources to cover $80,000 of the $112,000 project cost. We are seeking $32,000 in additional partner commitments from other states.

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