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Presentation by Steve Healow of the Federal Highway Administration on the federal "Every Day Counts" initiative delivered at the CalAPA Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference Oct. 24, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.

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  • Our top leadership is extraordinarily fond of the EDC initiative because it involves finding and implementing innovative strategies , accelerating project delivery and expediting construction. FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative is aimed at producing innovations, resources, and partnerships to shorten project delivery, enhance safety, and protect the environment. EDC part one ran from 2010 – 2012 and included 14 innovative strategies; EDC2 began in January with thirteen innovative strategies and will continue for the foreseeable future.
  • In light of all these things
  • Every Day Counts is a series of innovative response strategies aimed at reducing the time it takes to deliver highway projects while making highway travel safer and protecting the environment.In light of all the aforementioned disadvantages are there any low cost measures we can take to work smarter?
  • And in Section 52003 note the law
  • Use proven but under-utilized market-ready strategies
  • “…Geospatial Data Collaboration (GDC) encourages transportation agencies to use geospatial tools, like geographic information systems (GIS), to share data, increase collaboration, and improve the quality and speed of transportation decision-making. EDC and GDC also leverage other ongoing FHWA efforts such as Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) and Eco-Logical. Taken together, all of these efforts are helping transportation stakeholders work together and with others to result in smarter, faster decision-making and better transportation projects.GDC focuses on how transportation agencies are pulling transportation-related datasets together and using them in GIS-based screening tools to help them make decisions efficiently. GDC is also focused on how transportation agencies and their partners work with each other to make these data libraries and screening tools happen.Now just because an innovation is listed here doesn’t mean it’s new or innovative locally. For example programmatic agreements have been in place in Calif. for over a decade.
  • Last week I rec’d this progress report on pdf file. It shows where each innovation has been used thus far and proposed users over the next two years. I don’t have any hard copies but if you’d like to see the report just give me your card and I’ll send it.
  • Steve Healow

    1. 1. Every Day Counts part 1: October 2010 – December 2012 part 2: January 2013 - Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference Sacramento, CA October 24, 2013 Steve Healow FHWA California Division
    2. 2. Outline • What is the Every Day Counts Part Two (EDC2) Initiative? • Objectives • Activities • Conclusions
    3. 3. Objective: What is the problem we’re trying to solve? • • • • • • • • Decaying infrastructure Fragile economy Future transportation funding is uncertain Unprecedented regulatory burden Tight public agency budgets Public expectations re. where tax dollars are spent Project delivery is perceived as slow Limited staff and resources
    4. 4. Activity: How do we achieve success? • Identify and deploy strategies that will – Accelerate deployment of technology and innovation – Expedite project delivery – Improve construction quality – Improve safety for construction workers and highway users – Reduce congestion caused by construction – Increase user satisfaction
    5. 5. EDC2 was developed pursuant to MAP-21 • Section 1304 “Innovative Project Delivery Methods” – – • “…Congress declares it is in the national interest to promote the use of innovative technologies and practices that increase the efficiency of construction…extend the service life of highways...improve quality, accelerate project delivery, reduce construction time, and reduce congestion related to highway construction…” “…Examples…in-place recycling, 3-dimensional modeling, ...intelligent compaction,…designbuild, construction manager-general contractor…” Section 52003 “Research and Technology Development and Deployment” – “…The Secretary (of Transportation) shall carry out an innovation and deployment program relating to …operations…materials, pavements , construction… and project delivery with the goals of: • *Expedite+ adoption of innovative technology… • [Develop] technologies and practices that lead to faster construction, reduce congestion caused by construction… • Improve highway efficiency, mobility, reliability, service life…”
    6. 6. EDC Innovative strategies EDC 1 -Adaptive Signal Controls -Clarify scope of prelim. Design -R/W flexibility -Utility relocation flexibility -Planning/Env. Linkage -Safety Edge -Warm-mix Asphalt -In-lieu fees/mitigation banking EDC 2 -CM/GC -Design/Build -Geosynthetic Reinf. Soil Integrated Br. Systems -Prefab. Br. elements -Programmatic Agreements -NEPA documents technical assistance -3-D Engineered Models for Constr. -Slide-in Br. Constr. -Alternative Tech. Concepts -First Responder Training -Geospatial Data Collaboration -high-friction surfaces - Intelligent Compaction - Geometrics @ interchanges/intersec tions
    7. 7. Comments In CA for 10+ years 10 proj. on state demo program 6 proj. on state demo program >1 M tons CT Strategic Plan dtd Aug. 2008 Pilot project 04-SCL-101 Pilot projects in 2014 >230 sites on state & local routes
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    10. 10. Conclusions • • • • Every Day Counts is an initiative designed to identify and deploy market-ready innovations that expedite project development, project delivery and construction while enhancing safety and protecting the environment. Participation is voluntary. State DOT and local agency response thus far has been overwhelming for some innovations. Grants are “coming soon”.
    11. 11. The end Questions? Steve Healow FHWA California Division 650 Capitol Mall, #4-100 Sacramento, CA 95814 916-498-5849
    12. 12. References • • • • • • • • • • • •