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Sue McNeil 2009 UTC Spotlight Conference on Infrastructure - June 7 2010 11AM Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Report from 2009 RITA Spotlight  Conference Research Agenda for Transportation Infrastructure Preservation and Renewal Sue McNeil – University of Delaware 1
  • 2. November 12‐13, Keck Center Washington Sponsored by USDOT – Research and  Innovative Technology Administration h l d Organized by TRB:  Thomas Palmerlee Chair: Joseph L. Schofer, Northwestern h h h f h Brought together 110 research producers,  customers Keynote presentations, 36 research posters,  breakout sessions b k 2
  • 3. The problem Deteriorating infrastructure due to age,  stress Insufficient resources to rebuild or sustain  condition and performance Need to do more with less The conference e co e e ce Participants – 110 infrastructure owners,  decision makers, and researchers Objective   To develop a road map that sets a course  for future research and development. 3
  • 4. Inventory and condition assessment methods, including   I t   d  diti   t  th d  i l di technologies for intelligent infrastructure health monitoring,  remote, automated sensing, and reporting Innovative and environmentally responsible materials and  methods for preservation, restoration, and reconstruction of  transportation infrastructure Strategies for rapid repair and rehabilitation, including new  designs, construction procedures, contracting, incentives,  and project management tools  Methods to model deterioration processes, estimate life‐ cycle costs, and support decision making for infrastructure  preservation and renewal 4
  • 5. Understanding what you have and what condition it is in is   U d t di   h t   h   d  h t  diti  it i  i  i fundamental. Considerations Design, current and future state and expectations Influences Life cycles cost, renewal needs, and resource allocation  Life cycles cost  renewal needs  and resource allocation  decisions Research needs (examples): Advanced sensors, data collection & communication  technologies Assessment methods: rapid testing, new materials, designs g g Inspection policies, standards and procedures, all assets 5
  • 6. Physical building blocks of transportation systems Common thrusts h Performance/intelligence Sustainability Safety Research Needs (examples): Existing and traditional materials ▪ Investigate performance of bio‐binders under service conditions  (performance/intelligence) Recycled materials ▪ Assess constructability ( processing, field placement) using standard  equipment (sustainability) Innovative, advanced and smart materials ▪ Develop heat generating materials to reduce bridge deck freezing (safety) 6
  • 7. j y p Objective: minimize road user and community impacts of both  facility deterioration and the rehabilitation process itself Includes accelerated repair and rehabilitation techniques using  resilient and sustainable materials, innovative construction and  resilient and sustainable materials  innovative construction and  contracting techniques, and improved decision making and  management tools Research needs (examples): Accelerated construction methods Integration of life cycle resource costs in rehabilitation decisions g y Sustainable, durable materials Safety of construction, maintenance activities Flexible specifications and standards Fl ibl   ifi i   d  d d Project delivery acceleration methods 7
  • 8. Data and deterioration models Tools to value condition information  New measurement technologies – sensors, networks Tools to integrate agency data into deterioration models Measures of benefits and performance M   f b fit   d  f Link asset and performance management Assess impacts of strategic disinvestment Tools to incorporate environmental, economic, social and  T l  t  i t   i t l  i   i l  d  financial sustainability Strategy to address climate change, natural hazards and stewardship Life cycle assessment, multi‐objective optimization, risk analysis methods Implementation Processes and policies to integrate decision making and data Demonstrations, prototypes, and partnerships to promote buy‐in Educational programs, strategies for workforce development 8
  • 9. Methods for rapid testing of new materials and designs  h d f d f l dd Responsive and flexible standards and specifications for  new, advanced, and recycled materials, designs and    d d   d  l d  t i l  d i   d  systems   Updated inspection standards and policies   Advanced infrastructure condition, performance sensors Valuation methods to support infrastructure  Val ation methods to s pport infrastr ct re  management processes   Training and education 9
  • 10. Target: guide for research investors &  f producers for deployment of resources & talent  to assure condition, performance, safety, &  d f f security of U.S. transportation system Product: Research Road Map http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/conferences/2009/Infra structure/ResearchAgenda.pdf TRB electronic circular ‐ coming Dissemination plans: aggressive! 10
  • 11. Leonard Evans, Ohio Department of Transportation Leonard Evans  Ohio Department of Transportation Michael P. Freeman, Union Pacific Railroad  Larry L. Galehouse, National Center for Pavement Preservation Samer Madanat, University of California, Berkeley Ali Maher, Rutgers University Sue McNeil, University of Delaware John J. Meyers, Missouri University of Science and Technology Robert L. Peskin, AECOM Butch Wlaschin, Federal Highway Administration Joseph L. Schofer, Northwestern University Thomas Bolle, RITA Thomas Bolle  RITA Robin Kline, RITA Curtis Tomkins, RITA Thomas Palmerlee, TRB Matthew Miller, TRB 11