September 27, 2016 NETC Advisory Committee Meeting

NETC Advisory Committee Meeting

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 27, 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

  • 06-4 Preventive Maintenance and Timing of Applications, PI Mogawer: Ending 9/15/16 – No update, awaiting final quarterly progress report and final technical committee meeting.
  • 07-1 In-Place Response Mechanisms of Recycled Layers Due to Temperature and Moisture Variations, PI Daniel: Final report received and accepted by Technical Committee. PI has agreed to complete final tech transfer items, details to be addressed.
  • 09-2 Effective Establishment of Native Grasses on Roadsides, PI Kuzovkina: Final report received and accepted by Technical Committee. PI has agreed to complete final tech transfer items, details to be addressed.
  • 09-3 Advanced Composite Materials in New England’s Transportation Infrastructure, PI Lopez-Anido: Final report received no comments yet from the Technical Committee.
  • 10-3 Low Temperature and Moisture Susceptibility of RAP Mixtures with Warm Mix Technology, PI Mogawer: NCE Request approved by Advisory Committee, extension in process between UVM and UMass Dartmouth.
  • 13-1 Development of High Early-Strength Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction Closure Pour Connections, PI Brena: NCE approved by Advisory Committee, contract extension in process between UVM and UMass Amherst.
  • 13-2 HMA Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Singles (RAS): Low Temperature Fatigue Performance of Plant-Produced Mixtures, PI Mogawer: NCE approved to 12/1/2017, extension in process between UVM and UMass Dartmouth.
  • 13-3 Improved Regionalization of Quality Assurance (QA) Functions, PI Dave: NCE approved to 9/30/2016, contract extension in process between UVM and UNH.
  • 14-1 Measuring the Effectiveness of Competency Models for Job Specific Professional Development of Engineers & Engineering Technicians, PI Ahmadjian: NCE approved to 12/31/2016, contract extension in process between UVM and UMass Amherst.
  • 14-2 Investigation of Northern Long-Eared Bat Roosting Sites on Bridges, PI Civjan: Summer bridge roosting monitoring is underway, as is the Inspection Reporting.  No further updates, awaiting next quarterly progress report.
  • 14-4 Optimizing Future Work Zones in New England for Safety and Mobility, PI Xie: No further updates awaiting next quarterly progress report.
  • 15-1 Use of Forested Habitat Adjacent to Highways by Northern Long Ear Bats: Ballots received by Advisory committee in the affirmative. Selection notifications and contract drafting to begin.
  • 15-2 Using the New SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study Safety Databases to Examine Safety Concerns for Older Drivers: Proposal evaluations are complete, ballot to be shared with Advisory Committee members 9/27/2016.
  • 15-3 Moisture Susceptibility Testing for Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements in New England: Initial contract documents being drafted between UVM and UNH.
  • 15-4 Optimizing Quality Assurance (QA) Processes for Asphalt Pavement Construction: Scope of work development delayed until NETC Program is revised and relaunched.

3. NETC Fund Balance Update

  • FY2016 Fund Transfers
  • Current Balance
  • FY2017 Fund Transfers

4. Other Business

  • NETC Advisory Meeting – Retreat Follow Up, Oct. 5 2016
    • Agenda to follow
    • Reminder of Peer-Network Survey
  • NETC Policies and Procedures Changes (Final Reports)
  • Addition of University of New Haven (private Univ. in Conn.) as one of the institutes eligible for NETC RFPs
  • Multi-State Overweight Limit Permit Program (informational inquiry)

5. Adjourn

Next Meeting – October 25, 2016, 11 AM – 12 PM

NETC | 210 Colchester Avenue Burlington, VT 05405 | 802-656-3946 | Email Us | The NETC is hosted by: UVM Transportation Research Center