October 25, 2016 NETC Advisory Committee meeting

NETC Advisory Committee Meeting

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Conference Call: Dial-in 1-866-906-7447, Participant Code: 8626283

Agenda and Documents

Below are links to documents that will be discussed during the meeting. (starred* documents require Advisory Committee approval)

1. Call to Order/Roll Call

2. Open Projects

Project # and Title PI, University Update End Date
06-04: Preventive Maintenance and Timing of Applications Mogawer,

UMass Dartmouth

PI is working to address the Technical Committee’s comments on the draft final report and will submit a revised report. Complete
07-1: In-Place Response Mechanisms of Recycled Layers Due to Temperature and Moisture Variations Daniel,

UNH

Final report received and accepted by Technical Committee. PI has agreed to complete final tech transfer items and has templates. Complete
09-2: Effective Establishment of Native Grasses on Roadsides Kuzovkina,

UConn

Final report received and accepted by Technical Committee. PI has agreed to submit a revised final report in the NETC format and complete final tech transfer items. Complete
09-3: Advanced Composite Materials in New England’s Transportation Infrastructure Lopez-Anido,

U of Maine

Final report received and accepted by the Technical Committee. PI has agreed to complete final tech transfer items and has templates. Complete
10-3: Low Temperature and Moisture Susceptibility of RAP Mixtures with Warm Mix Technology Mogawer,

UMass Dartmouth

NCE fully executed between UVM and UMass Dartmouth. PI working with second contractor and has tested three mixtures. 5/31/17

(NCE)

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. PI completed literature review and is developing mix design and conducted pilot tests. 1/14/17

(NCE)

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

UMass Dartmouth

NCE fully executed between UVM and UMass Dartmouth. PI compiled survey results and discussed production of mixtures with consultant. 12/1/17 (NCE)
13-3: Improved Regionalization of Quality Assurance (QA) Functions Dave,

UNH

NCE fully executed between UVM and UNH. PI provided quarterly report, including recommendations for QA practices, currently under review by the Technical Committee. 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 approved to 12/31/2016, contract extension in process between UVM and UMass Amherst. No further updates awaiting next quarterly progress report. 12/31/16 (NCE)
14-2: Investigation of Northern Long-Eared Bat Roosting Sites on Bridges Civjan,

UMass Amherst

Field monitoring complete and final data analysis underway. 4/17/17
14-4: Optimizing Future Work Zones in New England for Safety and Mobility Xie,

UMASS Lowell

Received Naturalistic Driving Study data and have begun analysis. Tentatively selected location for evaluating proposed temporary traffic control strategies. 7/5/17
15-1: Use of Forested Habitat Adjacent to Highways by Northern Long Ear Bats Foster,

UNH

Selected University notified and contract in process 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

Technical Committee selected UMass Amherst Proposals and Advisory Committee reviewing ballot. 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 Scope of work development delayed until NETC Program is revised and relaunched. Awaiting finalization of 13-3 and report to inform this.

3. NETC Fund Balance Update

  • FY2016 Fund Balance Transfers – 0.00
  • FY2017 Fund Balance Transfers – Pending Decision
  • NETC Fund Balance as of 12/31/2018– $116,257.69 (without FY17 contributions, and without additional activities)

4. Other Business

  • NETC Policies and Procedures Changes (Final Reports)*
  • NETC Advisory Meeting – Retreat Follow Early November
    • Agenda to follow
    • Reminder NH and ME will provide update on Bridge-rail crash testing
    • Reminder VT, NH and Coordinator will provide update on quick response project
  • Next Meeting – November 22, 2016, 11 AM – 12 PM
    • Merge November and December meeting, meet Tue. Dec. 13th, 11:00AM-12:00PM

5. Adjourn

 

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