Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC)

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(064)
Lead Organization: Utah Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Oct 01, 2002
Solicitation Number: 714
Partners: AK, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Jun 30, 2017
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2018
Contract End Date: Jun 30, 2017
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $420,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $565,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Stevens
davidstevens@utah.gov
Phone: 801-589-8340
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Bernie Kuta
Bernie.Kuta@dot.gov
Phone: 303- 716-2196
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2007 $0.00
Colorado Department of Transportation 2003 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2004 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2005 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2006 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2007 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
Oregon Department of Transportation 2007 $0.00 Joe Li Joe Li 503-986-4115 Xiugang.Li@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Joe Li Joe Li 503-986-4115 Xiugang.Li@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Joe Li Joe Li 503-986-4115 Xiugang.Li@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Joe Li Joe Li 503-986-4115 Xiugang.Li@odot.state.or.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 David Belser Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 David Belser Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 David Belser Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 David Belser Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us
Utah Department of Transportation 2003 $0.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

In the mid 1990's, several western state and Federal highway agencies recognized the need to have qualified materials test technicians and laboratories conducting acceptance testing on materials purchased and incorporated into transportation facilities. This loose organization of highway agencies formed the Northwest Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (NAQTC), which produced five technician-training and qualification modules for use within their organizations. Since materials testing procedures vary little from state to state, the NAQTC determined that all highway agencies in the western United Sates would benefit from a united effort. The NAQTC invited all WASHTO sates to join their organization. Eventually, 7 additional state highway agencies joined the NAQTC to form the Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction or WAQTC. The WAQTC is actively seeking to expand beyond the current member agencies consisting of state departments of transportation and FHWA agencies: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and FHWA Western & Central Federal Lands Highway Departments are currently members. The WAQTC is dedicated to improving the quality of transportation products and services through a comprehensive Technician Training and Qualification Program (TTQP).

Objectives

To support the development and refinement of a training and qualification program for construction inspection and materials testing technicians by the Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC), a cooperative technology transfer effort of multiple western states and FHWA.

Scope of Work

Proposed Pooled Fund Study We are proposing that a pooled fund study be established for the WAQTC, which will be used to fund the development and refinement of a training and technician qualification program, including: · Revising the WAQTC technician curriculum in coordination with member state agencies; · Development and delivery of up to four new training courses; · Revising existing manuals, training materials and exams; · Publication and distribution of training materials to member states, and · Maintaining up-to-date information on a website. Verbal commitments of funds for the proposed pooled fund have been secured from at least 12 state highway agencies and FHWA. The FHWA Western Resource Center has agreed to be the lead agency since the WAQTC represents a majority of our state customers. Workplan An initial pooled fund of $600,000 over five (5) years was agreed to by all participating agencies. Each agency has agreed to pay $10,000 per year for a total of $50,000 over a five-year period. Mr. Bernie Kuta, FHWA, Western Resource Center, will act as COTR for contracts required for the project, and the Technical Advisory Committee will consist of the WAQTC Executive Council. The WAQTC will be responsible for completing the following activities/duties: Coordinate ten (10) semiannual Executive Committee Meetings --March/April and September/October --Arrange location (City) and accommodations (meeting space) & refreshments & AV equipment. --Coordinate travel & lodging for committee members --Prepare & distribute agenda and minutes of meeting within 20 days. Coordinate ten (10) semiannual Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) meetings: Summer and winter. --Arrange location (City) and accommodations (meeting space) & refreshments & AV equipment --Coordinate travel & lodging for committee members --Prepare and distribute agenda and minutes of meeting within 20 days Maintain existing training materials --Coordinate reviews & updates annually through the QAC --Publication of revised training materials Printing manuals/Student handbooks Exams MS Powerpoint presentations CD or other electronic media Distribute revised training materials Warehouse materials for distribution Manage the development & review of new training materials --4 modules proposed --Coordinate training material reviews by the QAC --Publication of training materials Printing manuals/Student handbooks Exams MS PowerPoint presentations CD or other electronic media Distribute printed training materials Establish & Maintain a WAQTC Website (currently hosted by FHWA WFLHD) --Provide secure access for authorized users from member agencies to make changes and down load info. Downloadable Course Materials Exams --Qualification Database updated monthly --Meeting minutes and other general information of concern --Contact names of member agencies Represent the WAQTC at biannual meetings of the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) Travel expenses associated with performing the duties described herein shall be included in the contract. The WAQTC will provide travel and per diem reimbursement only for activities authorized by the Executive Committee. TCCC Meetings Executive Committee Meetings QAC Meetings Guest Speaker Anticipated Benefits: · Development of additional training materials will based on the best available technology for all WAQTC agencies, thus reducing duplicate efforts of member states · WAQTC website will maintain up-to-date information on training programs, point of contact for each agency and offer the ability to access individual training records. · The QAC and consultant/contractor will develop ¿core¿ training manuals to be used by all participating WAQTC agencies · All training manuals will be accomplished by MS PowerPoint presentations to be used by all participating WAQTC agencies.

Comments

Asking for commitments and obligations of funds by current members of the WAQTC and invited nagencies to join.

Subjects: Materials and Construction Planning and Administration

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
TPF-5(064) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(064) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
TPF-5(064) Closeout Letter TPF-5(064) Closeout Letter - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
2017 4th Quarter 2017 4th quarter rpt-WAQTC TPF-5(064).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 3rd Quarter 2017 3rd quarter rpt-WAQTC TPF-5(064).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Executive Board Teleconf Minutes 6/2017 WAQTC_UDOT_Learning_Portal_meeting_minutes_6-27-17.pdf Other Public
Executive Board Meeting Minutes 4/2017 WAQTC_Executive_Board_2017_Spring_meeting_minutes_with_attachments.pdf Other Public
2017 2nd Quarter 2017_2nd_quarter_rpt-WAQTC_TPF-5(064).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2017 1st Quarter 2017 1st quarter rpt-WAQTC TPF-5(064)m.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 4th Quarter 2016 4th quarter rpt-WAQTC TPF-5(064).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 3rd Quarter 2016 3rd quarter rpt-WAQTC TPF-5(064).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 2nd Quarter 2016 2nd quarter rpt-WAQTC TPF-5(064).docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2016 1st Quarter 2016 1st quarterly report-WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015 4th Quarter 2015 4th quarterly report-WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015 3rd Quarter 2015 3rd quarterly report-WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015 2nd Quarter 2015 2nd quarterly report-WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015 1st Quarter 2015 1st quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2014 4th Quarter 2014 4th quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2014 3rd Quarter 2014 3rd quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2014 2nd Quarter 2014 2nd quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2014 1st Quarter 2014 1st quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2013 4th Quarter 2013 4th quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2013 3rd Quarter 2013 3rd quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2013 2nd Quarter 2013 2nd quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2013 1st Quarter 2013 1st quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 11/2012 WAQTC executive committee meeting minutes for November 2012.pdf Other Public
2012 4th Quarter 2012 4th quarterly report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2012 3rd Quarter 2012 3rd quarterly report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2012 2nd Quarter 2012 2nd quarterly report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2012 1st Quarter 2012 1st quarterly report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2011 4th quarter Quarterly Progress Report Public
2011 3rd Quarter 2011 3rd Quartley Report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2011 2nd Quarter quarterly_report_06-30-2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (March 2010) quarterly_report_03-2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Acceptance Memo acceptance_memo.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Report (June 2009) quarterly_report_06-30-2009.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (June 2008) quaterly_report_06-2008.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (October 2007) quaterly_report_10-2007.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (March 2006) quarterly_report_03-2006.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (January 2005) quarterly_report_01-2005.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public

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Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC)

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(064)
Lead Organization: Utah Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Oct 01, 2002
Solicitation Number: 714
Partners: AK, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Jun 30, 2017
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Mar 28, 2018
Contract End Date: Jun 30, 2017
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $420,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $565,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Stevens
davidstevens@utah.gov
Phone: 801-589-8340
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Bernie Kuta
Bernie.Kuta@dot.gov
Phone: 303- 716-2196
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2007 $0.00
Colorado Department of Transportation 2003 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2004 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2005 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2006 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2007 $8,000.00 Alan Hotchkiss Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Garret Okada Casey Abe 808-832-3405 ext 223 casey.abe@hawaii.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Garth Newman Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Matt Strizich Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
New Mexico Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 John Tenison David Albright
Oregon Department of Transportation 2007 $0.00 Joe Li Joe Li 503-986-4115 Xiugang.Li@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Joe Li Joe Li 503-986-4115 Xiugang.Li@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Joe Li Joe Li 503-986-4115 Xiugang.Li@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Joe Li Joe Li 503-986-4115 Xiugang.Li@odot.state.or.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 David Belser Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 David Belser Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 David Belser Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 David Belser Paul Krugler 512-465-7632 pkrugle@dot.state.tx.us
Utah Department of Transportation 2003 $0.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2013 $15,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2015 $15,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Scott Andrus David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2014 $15,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

In the mid 1990's, several western state and Federal highway agencies recognized the need to have qualified materials test technicians and laboratories conducting acceptance testing on materials purchased and incorporated into transportation facilities. This loose organization of highway agencies formed the Northwest Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (NAQTC), which produced five technician-training and qualification modules for use within their organizations. Since materials testing procedures vary little from state to state, the NAQTC determined that all highway agencies in the western United Sates would benefit from a united effort. The NAQTC invited all WASHTO sates to join their organization. Eventually, 7 additional state highway agencies joined the NAQTC to form the Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction or WAQTC. The WAQTC is actively seeking to expand beyond the current member agencies consisting of state departments of transportation and FHWA agencies: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and FHWA Western & Central Federal Lands Highway Departments are currently members. The WAQTC is dedicated to improving the quality of transportation products and services through a comprehensive Technician Training and Qualification Program (TTQP).

Objectives

To support the development and refinement of a training and qualification program for construction inspection and materials testing technicians by the Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC), a cooperative technology transfer effort of multiple western states and FHWA.

Scope of Work

Proposed Pooled Fund Study We are proposing that a pooled fund study be established for the WAQTC, which will be used to fund the development and refinement of a training and technician qualification program, including: · Revising the WAQTC technician curriculum in coordination with member state agencies; · Development and delivery of up to four new training courses; · Revising existing manuals, training materials and exams; · Publication and distribution of training materials to member states, and · Maintaining up-to-date information on a website. Verbal commitments of funds for the proposed pooled fund have been secured from at least 12 state highway agencies and FHWA. The FHWA Western Resource Center has agreed to be the lead agency since the WAQTC represents a majority of our state customers. Workplan An initial pooled fund of $600,000 over five (5) years was agreed to by all participating agencies. Each agency has agreed to pay $10,000 per year for a total of $50,000 over a five-year period. Mr. Bernie Kuta, FHWA, Western Resource Center, will act as COTR for contracts required for the project, and the Technical Advisory Committee will consist of the WAQTC Executive Council. The WAQTC will be responsible for completing the following activities/duties: Coordinate ten (10) semiannual Executive Committee Meetings --March/April and September/October --Arrange location (City) and accommodations (meeting space) & refreshments & AV equipment. --Coordinate travel & lodging for committee members --Prepare & distribute agenda and minutes of meeting within 20 days. Coordinate ten (10) semiannual Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) meetings: Summer and winter. --Arrange location (City) and accommodations (meeting space) & refreshments & AV equipment --Coordinate travel & lodging for committee members --Prepare and distribute agenda and minutes of meeting within 20 days Maintain existing training materials --Coordinate reviews & updates annually through the QAC --Publication of revised training materials Printing manuals/Student handbooks Exams MS Powerpoint presentations CD or other electronic media Distribute revised training materials Warehouse materials for distribution Manage the development & review of new training materials --4 modules proposed --Coordinate training material reviews by the QAC --Publication of training materials Printing manuals/Student handbooks Exams MS PowerPoint presentations CD or other electronic media Distribute printed training materials Establish & Maintain a WAQTC Website (currently hosted by FHWA WFLHD) --Provide secure access for authorized users from member agencies to make changes and down load info. Downloadable Course Materials Exams --Qualification Database updated monthly --Meeting minutes and other general information of concern --Contact names of member agencies Represent the WAQTC at biannual meetings of the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) Travel expenses associated with performing the duties described herein shall be included in the contract. The WAQTC will provide travel and per diem reimbursement only for activities authorized by the Executive Committee. TCCC Meetings Executive Committee Meetings QAC Meetings Guest Speaker Anticipated Benefits: · Development of additional training materials will based on the best available technology for all WAQTC agencies, thus reducing duplicate efforts of member states · WAQTC website will maintain up-to-date information on training programs, point of contact for each agency and offer the ability to access individual training records. · The QAC and consultant/contractor will develop ¿core¿ training manuals to be used by all participating WAQTC agencies · All training manuals will be accomplished by MS PowerPoint presentations to be used by all participating WAQTC agencies.

Comments

Asking for commitments and obligations of funds by current members of the WAQTC and invited nagencies to join.

Subjects: Materials and Construction Planning and Administration

Title File/Link Type Private
Acceptance Memo acceptance_memo.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(064) Closeout Letter TPF-5(064) Closeout Letter - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 11/2012 WAQTC executive committee meeting minutes for November 2012.pdf Other Public
Executive Board Meeting Minutes 4/2017 WAQTC_Executive_Board_2017_Spring_meeting_minutes_with_attachments.pdf Other Public
Executive Board Teleconf Minutes 6/2017 WAQTC_UDOT_Learning_Portal_meeting_minutes_6-27-17.pdf Other Public
TPF-5(064) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(064) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Quarterly Report (January 2005) quarterly_report_01-2005.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (March 2006) quarterly_report_03-2006.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (October 2007) quaterly_report_10-2007.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (June 2008) quaterly_report_06-2008.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (June 2009) quarterly_report_06-30-2009.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report (March 2010) quarterly_report_03-2010.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2011 2nd Quarter quarterly_report_06-30-2011.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
2011 3rd Quarter 2011 3rd Quartley Report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2011 4th quarter Quarterly Progress Report Public
2012 1st Quarter 2012 1st quarterly report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2012 2nd Quarter 2012 2nd quarterly report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2012 3rd Quarter 2012 3rd quarterly report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2012 4th Quarter 2012 4th quarterly report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2013 1st Quarter 2013 1st quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2013 2nd Quarter 2013 2nd quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2013 3rd Quarter 2013 3rd quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2013 4th Quarter 2013 4th quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2014 1st Quarter 2014 1st quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2014 2nd Quarter 2014 2nd quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2014 3rd Quarter 2014 3rd quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2014 4th Quarter 2014 4th quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015 1st Quarter 2015 1st quarterly report - WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015 2nd Quarter 2015 2nd quarterly report-WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015 3rd Quarter 2015 3rd quarterly report-WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
2015 4th Quarter 2015 4th quarterly report-WAQTC.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
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