February 28, 2017 NETC Advisory Committee Meeting

NETC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

 

DATE:                      February 28, 2017

TIME:                       11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION:             Conference Call 1-866-906-7447

                                 Participant Access Code 8626283

AGENDA ITEM

Call to Order

Open Projects

Project # and Title PI, University

AC Liaison

Update End Date
10-3: Low Temperature and Moisture Susceptibility of RAP Mixtures with Warm Mix Technology Mogawer,

UMass Dartmouth

 

A. Scholz

PI continued to analyze mixtures tested to date. The PI has not yet received high RAP mixtures prepared using foaming as the WMA technology.

 

5/31/17

(NCE)

13-1: Development of High Early-Strength Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction Closure Pour Connections Brena,

UMass Amherst

 

C. Bradley

PI completed 90% of the project, but three tests remain. 1/14/17

(NCE)

13-2: HMA Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Singles (RAS): Low Temperature Fatigue Performance of Plant-Produced Mixtures Mogawer,

UMass Dartmouth

 

A. Scholz

Since contractors have not yet provided PCAS mixtures, PI obtained PCAS to work on two mixture design. PI continues test PCAS mixtures and MSW mixtures. 12/1/17 (NCE)
13-3: Improved Regionalization of Quality Assurance (QA) Functions Dave,

UNH

 

C. Franco

DOTs working with VTrans to use existing SharePoint site to share QA data. PI and TAC will work to identify pilot projects to use tool. Meeting expected shortly. 4/2/17 (NCE)
14-2: Investigation of Northern Long-Eared Bat Roosting Sites on Bridges Civjan,

UMass Amherst

 

D. Peabody

PI working scheduling two training events for the week of March 13 – 17 in NH (ME and VT will attend) and MA (CT and RI will attend). The training will be recorded. NCE in process between UVM and UMass. 4/17/17
14-4: Optimizing Future Work Zones in New England for Safety and Mobility Xie,

UMASS Lowell

 

C. Bradley

PI requested additional data from VTTI, which may delay analysis. 7/5/17
15-1: Use of Forested Habitat Adjacent to Highways by Northern Long Ear Bats Foster,

UNH

 

D. Peabody

Contract in process between UVM and UNH. Coordinator contract extension required to execute contract with full 24 month project plan. TBD
15-2: Using the New SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Safety Databases to Examine Safety Concerns for Older Drivers Samuel,

UMass Amherst

 

D. Peabody

TAC would like colleagues from FHWA Safety Training and Analysis Center and Penn State to participate as non-voting advisers. Contract in process UMass Amherst and UVM. Coordinator contract extension required to execute contract with full 24 month project plan. TBD
15-3: Moisture Susceptibility Testing for Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements in New England Dave,

UNH

 

D. Peabody

Contract between UVM and UNH fully executed. PI has begun literature review. PI scheduled kick-off meeting for March 6, 2017. 7/31/18
15-4: Optimizing Quality Assurance (QA) Processes for Asphalt Pavement Construction Awaiting final 13-3 report (expected Spring 2017) to inform this.
*Final Tech Transfer Items:  Currently these include the final report to the TAC; a “Fact Sheet” summary – NETC template; a presentation to the TAC and other interested DOT participants that is recorded by NETC and made available.

NETC Fund Balance Update

  • All previous fund transfers have been completed or are in process with FHWA
  • FY2017 Fund Balance Transfers – Decision deferred
  • NETC Fund Balance as of 12/31/2018– $116,257.69 (without FY17 contributions, and without additional activities)

NETC Advisory Committee Discussion of Research Topics

NETC New England Networks Inventory

  • Questions regarding formatting or content
  • Consider sending to University and other Partners?
  • Please return to Coordination Team by 3/28/2017

Other Business

  • NETC Program Review Follow-up to be scheduled for mid-March
  • NETC Program Review In-person meeting to be scheduled for June
  • NETC Advisory Meeting Next Monthly Meeting – March 28, 2017, 11 AM – 12 PM

Adjourn

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