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Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC)

General Information

Study Number: TPF-5(349) View Commitment Details Status: Contract signed Contract/Other Number: 179182
Lead Agency: Utah Department of Transportation Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020
Contract Start Date: Jun 27, 2017 Est. Completion Date: Sep 30, 2021 Contract End Date: Nov 30, 2020
Solicitation Number: 1430
Partners: Central Federal Lands , Western Federal Lands , AK , CO , HI , ID , MT , ND , OR , UT , WA

Contact Information:

Lead Agency Contact(s):
  David Stevens
davidstevens@utah.gov
Phone: 801-589-8340
FHWA Technical Liaison(s):
  Howe Crockett
Howe.Crockett@dot.gov
Phone: 360-619-7750


Financial Summary:

Contract Amount: $333,141.33 Total Commitments Received: $399,000.00 100% SP&R Approval: Approved


Commitments by Organization:

Agency Year Commitments Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 2020 $0.00
Central Federal Lands 2020 $0.00
Colorado Department of Transportation 2020 $0.00
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2017 $12,000.00 Brian Ikehara (808) 832-3405 x130 brian.ikehara@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2018 $12,000.00 Brian Ikehara (808) 832-3405 x130 brian.ikehara@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2019 $12,000.00 Brian Ikehara (808) 832-3405 x130 brian.ikehara@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2020 $12,000.00 Brian Ikehara (808) 832-3405 x130 brian.ikehara@hawaii.gov
Hawaii Department of Transportation 2021 $12,000.00 Brian Ikehara (808) 832-3405 x130 brian.ikehara@hawaii.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2017 $12,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2018 $12,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2019 $12,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2020 $12,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2021 $12,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2017 $12,000.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2018 $12,000.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2019 $12,000.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2020 $12,000.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2021 $12,000.00 Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2020 $12,000.00 Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2021 $12,000.00 Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 $15,000.00 Greg Stellmach Greg.F.STELLMACH@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2017 $12,000.00 Greg Stellmach Greg.F.STELLMACH@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2018 $12,000.00 Greg Stellmach Greg.F.STELLMACH@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2019 $12,000.00 Greg Stellmach Greg.F.STELLMACH@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2020 $12,000.00 Greg Stellmach Greg.F.STELLMACH@odot.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Transportation 2021 $12,000.00 Greg Stellmach Greg.F.STELLMACH@odot.state.or.us
Utah Department of Transportation 2017 $12,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2018 $12,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2019 $12,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2020 $12,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Utah Department of Transportation 2021 $12,000.00 David Stevens 801-589-8340 davidstevens@utah.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 $12,000.00 Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2018 $12,000.00 Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2019 $12,000.00 Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2020 $12,000.00 Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2021 $12,000.00 Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Western Federal Lands 2020 $0.00


Study Description

Background:
In the mid 1990's several northwestern state and federal highway agencies recognized the need for qualified materials test technicians and laboratories conducting acceptance testing on materials incorporated into transportation facilities. These highway agencies formed the Northwest Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (NAQTC), which produced five technician-training and qualification modules. Since materials testing procedures vary little from state to state, the NAQTC determined that all highway agencies in the western United States would benefit from a united effort. The NAQTC invited all WASHTO states to join. Eventually 7 additional states’ highway agencies joined to form the Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction (WAQTC).

As in the past, the WAQTC is actively seeking new member agencies to join our current members: Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and FHWA Western & Central Federal Lands Highway Departments. This transition to a new Transportation Pooled Fund is an opportunity for current members to recommit and to invite other departments of transportation that currently are not members. The WAQTC is dedicated to improving the quality of transportation products and services through an AASHTO R 25 compliant, comprehensive Technician Training and Qualification Program (TTQP). The TTQP program provides a cost-effective means to meet the requirements of 23 CFR 637.209 b which requires ‘all sampling and testing data . . . be executed by qualified sampling and testing personnel.’ The WAQTC is also an effective voice at the AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials, improving existing testing standards and introducing new ones. For more information refer to the WAQTC website. http://www.waqtc.org/
Objectives:
WAQTC is focused in three main areas: Standardizing test methods (WAQTC, AASHTO, and ASTM), accreditation of the Transportation Technician Qualification Program (TTQP), and working together on national programs of significance including research, training, and technology deployment.

The WAQTC Mission Statement is to: “Provide leadership in the pursuit of continuously improving quality in transportation construction.”

Through our partnership, we will:
• promote an atmosphere of trust, cooperation, and communication between government agencies and the private sector
• respond in a unified and consistent manner to identified quality improvement needs and new technologies that impact the products that we provide
• provide a forum to promote uniform test standards
• provide highly skilled, knowledgeable materials sampling and testing technicians
• provide reciprocity for Qualified testing technicians among accredited Agencies
Scope of Work:
The existing pooled fund TPF-5(064) will be closed in 2017, and this new pooled fund TPF-5(349) will then fund the continued development and refinement of the TTQP, including:
• Maintaining and revising the six existing WAQTC TTQP training and certification courses in coordination with member state agencies;
• Distributing training materials, including training manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and written and practical exams, to member states;
• Maintaining the WAQTC website; and
• Developing and presenting proposed revisions and new standards to the AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials.
Comments:
Agencies that would like to participate in this new pooled fund should contact the Lead Agency Contact above so they can add your agency as a partner to the study. This version of the pooled fund study will run from 2016 through 2021. The minimum expected partner commitment is $60,000, consisting of $12,000 for each of FY 2017 through FY 2021. All partners should post their funding commitments for each of these years on the TPF website, regardless of what type of funding they plan to use or how they intend to transfer it to UDOT. Note that funding commitments are pledges, and the actual funding transfers would take place annually.
Subjects: Materials and Construction


Documents:

TitleTypePrivate
Acceptance Memo TPF-5(349) Memorandum N
Approved SP&R Waiver Memorandum N
WAQTC Informational Flyer Other N
WAQTC 2016 Strategic Plan Other N
2016 2nd Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2016 3rd Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2016 4th Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2017 1st Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2017 2nd Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2017 3rd Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2017 4th Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2018 1st Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2018 2nd Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2018 3rd Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2018 4th Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2019 1st Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2019 2nd Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2019 3rd Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2019 4th Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2020 1st Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N
2020 2nd Quarter Quarterly Progress Report N


Solicitation Documents:

TitleTypePrivate
WAQTC Informational Flyer Other N
WAQTC 2016 Strategic Plan Other N
 
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