NCHRP_20-68_briefing_RAC_27_Jul_2011

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					               NCHRP Project 20-68A/B/C

         U.S. Domestic Scan Program

      AASHTO Research Advisory Committee
                            July 27, 2011




National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                            1
NCHRP 20-68: Domestic Scan Program Direction

                       20-68 Project Panel
   •   Skip Paul, LADOTD (chair)
   •   Shane Brown, WA State University
   •   Nancy Chinlund, CalTrans
   •   Marsha Fiol, VaDOT
   •   Rick Kreider, KS DOT
   •   Glenn Roberts, NH DOT
   •   Amy Schutzbach, IL DOT
   •   Mark VanPortFleet, MI DOT

   • “Mike” Burk, FHWA liaison
   • Keith Platte & Marty Vitale, AASHTO liaisons

National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                                4
NCHRP 20-68A: Domestic Scan History

• Apr ‘05: SCOR approved concept ($250,000 FY ’05)
• July ‘05: Business Plan completed (Cambridge Systematics, Inc.)
• Nov ‘06: Pilot scans (2) completed
   (reports   published as web documents; FHWA support +$75,000)


• Dec ‘07: Full program initiated (Arora and Associates, Inc.; 6-yr contract)
• 5 continuations approved through CY 2010 ($500,000/yr for
  scans, $2.5 million total + FHWA support, $224,000)
• Feb ’11: 9 scans completed (7 reports published), 6 in process, 6
  programmed

• SCOR Approved March 2011: $500,000 FY2012



National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                                                        5
NCHRP 20-68A: Domestic Scan Products




National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                            6
NCHRP 20-68B/C: Impact Assessment and Enhancement


  FY ‘09 $200,000*  NCHRP 20-68B/C

  •     Assess the impact, cost-effectiveness of
        domestic scans
  •     Explore alternatives to team-travel-based
        scan
  •     Enhance dissemination  community of
        innovators, networks of innovation

  * In addition to $3 million (requested) utilized for scan activities.



National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                                                      7
NCHRP 20-68B: Impact Assessment and Enhancement

  First 6 scans
  6/12 month post scan participant
     surveys
  6 month post scan non participant
     surveys
  Web conferences
  Implementation report based on
     surveys/web conferences
  Web site prototype


National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                              8
NCHRP 20-68B: Impact Assessment and Enhancement

  Extension to cover final 12 scans
  Interview based approach
  Webinar
  Survey for non participants
  Web site through Mar 13




National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                              9
NCHRP 20-68B: Scan Alternatives


 Scan types:
 1. Scan team visits host agencies,
    approximately 2 weeks of travel
 2. Host-agency representatives and scan
    team meet in 2 to 3 central locations for
    group discussions, approximately 1 week
    of travel
 3. Host-agency representatives and scan
    team participate in workshop or
    symposium, possibly linked to another
    event

National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                            10
NCHRP 20-68C: Research on Innovation Networks

  Assess impact of Domestic Scan
        Program
  Scans shape broader innovation activity
        at State DOTs & how this relates to
        other innovation sources
  Diffusion of maintenance innovations
        via domestic scans
  Survey on maintenance activities
  Track three maintenance innovations:
        Maintenance Decision Support
        System; Tow Plow; Auto Pot Hole
        Patcher
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                            11
NCHRP 20-68B/C: Scan Impact and Cost Effectiveness

                                  Diffusion: an often crooked path




                                          Scans bring people together



 Tony’s DOT saved $10 million in
                                                              Terry
  the 1st year of full rollout MDSS
           for winter maintenance           Tony
                           operations


National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                                                  12
NCHRP 20-68B/C: Dissemination, Innovation Networks
                                        To Date…
                                        • 7+2 scans completed
                                        • 12 topics in execution and
                                          programmed
                                        • 94 state DOT-staff team
                                          members, from 49 states
                                        • 35 states provided info to
                                          scan teams, hosted scans
                                        • 6 post-scan 6-month
                                          assessments
                                        • Scan-team social web site
                                          operational
                                        • Innovation-tracing
                                          research ongoing


National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                                                   13
NCHRP 20-68B Domestic Scan Program Web Site




www.domesticscan.org



National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                            14
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                            15
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                            16
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                            17
Potential Future RAC Assistance
Scan team member post scan participation
Identification of scan team members for
 new scans
Dissemination of scan team findings to
 appropriate members of your
 departments
Maintenance Surveys for NCHRP 20-68C


National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Andrew C. Lemer, SPO                            18

				
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