NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(088)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 818
Partners: CT, KS, NY, OH
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2020
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $75,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $75,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Gary Jensen
Gary.Jensen@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-2048
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Hamid Ghasemi
Hamid.Ghasemi@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3042
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Paul DAttilio Edgardo Block 860-594-2495 Edgardo.Block@ct.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Dave Meggers Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
New York State Department of Transportation 2003 $45,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Craig Landefeld General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us

Study Description

The aging highway and bridge infrastructure presents a significant challenge to effectively maintain their operational level and safety. Effective and reliable condition assessment of aging infrastructure, new materials, and new processes is critical to meet the needs and demands of the traveling public. Nondestructive evaluation technologies have an increasingly important role in this arena. Continuous exchange of information among researchers and practitioners on the application of NDE technologies for infrastructure condition assessment is necessary to develop these technologies and optimize their usage. Coordination and mobilization of experts to address this issue and establishing standards and certification programs is required to accomplish this goal.

Objectives

The objective of this study is to improve the state-of-the-practice for infrastructure condition assessment through the application of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies. The study will investigate and develop standards and certification procedures to enable the widespread application of NDE by State highway agencies. The study will also examine the common needs of State highway agencies and identify critical condition assessment challenges. The study will promote interaction among highway agencies to share best practices, cross-train engineers and develop knowledge, and working groups will be formed to examine critical issues.

Scope of Work

The project scope includes the following:

1. Identify the common problems facing the infrastructure owners.

2. Identify available resources from all the states, transportation organizations, professional societies, and FHWA to assess the problems identified in Task 1.

3. Develop appropriate partnerships to address the issues.

4. Identify and prioritize NDT/NDE methods to address the critical issues.

5. Develop basis for evaluation of the selected technologies in field applications

6. Demonstrate and evaluate field performance of selected technologies based on the standards set in Task 5.

7. Develop appropriate standards and certification programs.

8. Evaluate the success of the program.

Comments

The $75k is the minimum amount required. We are soliciting a minimum of $10k contribution from each state. The NDT methods and the number of methods studied depend on states participating and monies available in the project. If you have more questions, contact Sreenivas Alampalli of NYSDOT.

Subjects: Bridges, Other Structures, and Hydraulics and Hydrology Maintenance

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Quarterly Report: period ending September 2008 Quarterly_Report_2008-09-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: period ending September 2009 Quarterly_Report_2009-09-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: period ending March 2010 Quarterly Progress Report Public

NDE/NDT for Highways and Bridges

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(088)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Solicitation Number: 818
Partners: CT, KS, NY, OH
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2020
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $75,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $75,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Gary Jensen
Gary.Jensen@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-2048
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Hamid Ghasemi
Hamid.Ghasemi@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3042
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Paul DAttilio Edgardo Block 860-594-2495 Edgardo.Block@ct.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Dave Meggers Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
New York State Department of Transportation 2003 $45,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli Sreenivas Alampalli 518-457-4544 Sreenivas.Alampalli@dot.ny.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Craig Landefeld General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us

Study Description

Study Description

The aging highway and bridge infrastructure presents a significant challenge to effectively maintain their operational level and safety. Effective and reliable condition assessment of aging infrastructure, new materials, and new processes is critical to meet the needs and demands of the traveling public. Nondestructive evaluation technologies have an increasingly important role in this arena. Continuous exchange of information among researchers and practitioners on the application of NDE technologies for infrastructure condition assessment is necessary to develop these technologies and optimize their usage. Coordination and mobilization of experts to address this issue and establishing standards and certification programs is required to accomplish this goal.

Objectives

The objective of this study is to improve the state-of-the-practice for infrastructure condition assessment through the application of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technologies. The study will investigate and develop standards and certification procedures to enable the widespread application of NDE by State highway agencies. The study will also examine the common needs of State highway agencies and identify critical condition assessment challenges. The study will promote interaction among highway agencies to share best practices, cross-train engineers and develop knowledge, and working groups will be formed to examine critical issues.

Scope of Work

The project scope includes the following:

1. Identify the common problems facing the infrastructure owners.

2. Identify available resources from all the states, transportation organizations, professional societies, and FHWA to assess the problems identified in Task 1.

3. Develop appropriate partnerships to address the issues.

4. Identify and prioritize NDT/NDE methods to address the critical issues.

5. Develop basis for evaluation of the selected technologies in field applications

6. Demonstrate and evaluate field performance of selected technologies based on the standards set in Task 5.

7. Develop appropriate standards and certification programs.

8. Evaluate the success of the program.

Comments

The $75k is the minimum amount required. We are soliciting a minimum of $10k contribution from each state. The NDT methods and the number of methods studied depend on states participating and monies available in the project. If you have more questions, contact Sreenivas Alampalli of NYSDOT.

Subjects: Bridges, Other Structures, and Hydraulics and Hydrology Maintenance

Title File/Link Type Private
Quarterly Report: period ending September 2008 Quarterly_Report_2008-09-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: period ending September 2009 Quarterly_Report_2009-09-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: period ending March 2010 Quarterly Progress Report Public

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