November 22, 2016 NETC Advisory Committee Meeting

NETC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

DATE:                       November 22, 2016

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

LOCATION:             Dail-in 1-866-906-7447,  Participant Access Code 8626283

AGENDA ITEM

Call to Order

Open Projects

Project # and Title PI, University Update End Date
07-1: In-Place Response Mechanisms of Recycled Layers Due to Temperature and Moisture Variations Daniel,

UNH

PI submitted final report in NETC format and fact sheet for tech transfer. Coordinator reviewing report prior to publication on website. Complete
09-2: Effective Establishment of Native Grasses on Roadsides Kuzovkina,

UConn

TC Chair working on one page summary of potential implementation. Coordinator received request for printed report from local Conservation Commission in CT.

PI submitted final report in NETC format and fact sheet for tech transfer. Coordinator reviewing report prior to publication on website.

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

UMass Amherst

NCE request approved by Advisory Committee, contract extension in process between UVM and UMass Amherst. 1/14/17

(NCE)

13-3: Improved Regionalization of Quality Assurance (QA) Functions Dave,

UNH

PI and TC had productive meeting re QA practices and PI updating recommendations based on comments. TC optimistic about increased coordination and communication that results from project. At next meeting, PI and TC will discuss potential projects to pilot uniform QA practices. 4/2/17 (NCE)
14-1: Measuring the Effectiveness of Competency Models for Job Specific Professional Development of Engineers & Engineering Technicians Ahmadjian

UMass Amherst

NCE fully executed between UVM and UMass Amherst. PI and team worked on gap analysis and framework for creating Competency Models. 12/31/16

(NCE)

14-2: Investigation of Northern Long-Eared Bat Roosting Sites on Bridges Civjan,

UMass Amherst

TC recommends NCE to end of May, 2017 to allow research to disseminate results at International Conference on Ecology & Transportation. Coordinator will send ballot to AC. 4/17/17
14-4: Optimizing Future Work Zones in New England for Safety and Mobility Xie,

UMASS Lowell

PI and TC had productive meeting and PI working on testing temporary traffic control strategies. PI showed virtual reality tool for driving simulation. 7/5/17
15-1: Use of Forested Habitat Adjacent to Highways by Northern Long Ear Bats Foster,

UNH

Initial contract documents being drafted between UVM and UNH. Proposed end date 10/31/18
15-2: Using the New SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Safety Databases to Examine Safety Concerns for Older Drivers Samuel,

UMass Amherst

Selected University notified and agreed to incorporate TC’s comment in project plan.

Contract in process between UVM and UNH.

TBD
15-3: Moisture Susceptibility Testing for Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements in New England Dave,

UNH

Initial contract documents being drafted between UVM and UNH. TBD
15-4: Optimizing Quality Assurance (QA) Processes for Asphalt Pavement Construction Awaiting finalization of 13-3 and report to inform this project and hold new kick off meeting.

NETC Fund Balance Update

  • FY 2015 Fund Balance Transfers
    • RI – transfer completed
    • CT – transfer requested
    • MA – FHWA has not yet received transfer request
  • FY2017 Fund Balance Transfers – Pending Decision
  • NETC Fund Balance as of 12/31/2018– $116,257.69 (without FY17 contributions, and without additional activities)

Other Business

  • FHWA Soliciting INVEST Implementation Projects – Round 3
  • NETC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
    • Scheduled for December 27, 2016, 11 AM – 12 PM
  • NETC Advisory Meeting – Retreat Follow Mid December
    • Date TBD
    • Agenda to follow

Adjourn

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