TABLE B-2 RENEWAL: RELATIONSHIP OF RESEARCH PRODUCTS TO RESEARCH OBJECTIVES, TACTICS, AND PROJECTS

Objective

Tactic

Renewal Research Projects

Expected Products

Rapid approaches

1. Perform faster in situ construction

R01: Encouraging Innovation in Locating and Characterizing Underground Utilities

State-of-the-art manual

Electronic database of state-of-the-art technologies

Long-term research and development plan

New tools and training materials

 

R02: Geotechnical Solutions for Soil Improvement, Rapid Embankment Construction, and Stabilization of the Pavement Working Platform

Material/Technology Selection Catalog

Guidelines

Performance-related specifications

Construction inspection certification programs

Design procedures

2. Minimize field fabrication

R04: Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal

Design specifications

Construction specifications

Contracting tools

Training materials

R05: Modular Pavement Technology

Modular pavement feasibility study

Design procedures

Guidelines and model specifications

Long-term evaluation plan

3. Perform faster inspection and monitoring

R06: A Plan for Developing High-Speed, Nondestructive Testing Procedures for Both Design Evaluation and Construction Inspection

Test procedures

Proof of concept of emerging techniques

Training materials

4. Facilitate innovative and equitable contracting environment

R07: Performance Specifications for Rapid Highway Renewal

Guidelines

Model specifications

R09: Risk Manual for Rapid Renewal Contracts

Guidelines for implementation

Training materials



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