NEBPP Working Groups

NEBPP Working Groups

From time to time, a Partnership’s Board or Steering Committee may appoint working groups of persons possessing special knowledge or expertise for the development of programs, tasks, and activities, or to perform other actions which promote the objectives of the Partnership.

For their duration, each of the working groups will have a leader(s), a defined work scope, a list of deliverable items, and an expected completion date.

Note: Working Group deliverable products (when available) are posted on this Bridge website at Technical / Working Group Products.

Action Item

Scour Working Group

Leader(s) Steve Johnson, New Hampshire DOT
Work Scope
  1. Collect scour data from NEBPP member states
  2. Research current literature and studies
Deliverable Products
  1. Share NEBPP member practices and commentary on:
    • Critical scour issues (examples of damage, channel migration, velocity concerns, etc.)
    • Design
    • Scour detection methods (with costs if available)
    • Countermeasures / repair techniques (with costs if available)
    • Permitting issues
  2. Compile results of the literature research and categorize the publications as follows:
    • Design
    • Countermeasures
    • Repair techniques
    • Detection findings
Completion
  1. Working Group Update at September 2015 NEBPP Meeting

Working group updates will be made during the monthly teleconference calls as appropriate.  We also anticipate that deliverables will be compiled and presented at the Annual NEBPP Meetings.

This Working Group will continue to collect and share related materials and will remain active in the NEBPP.  There is no plan to sunset this Working Group.

Future Needs
Attachments
Conclusion
Action Item

Beam End Treatments

Leader(s) Brad Grisly, NYSDOT and Ben Foster, ME DOT
Work Scope
  1. Considering the aggressive environment and the extent of deterioration of beam ends in the Northeast, the NEBPP resolved to develop a Working Group to assess current practices and extraordinary methods utilized in the resolution and prevention of this Maintenance and Preservation problem. The Working Group has collected existing examples of innovative methods for beam end treatments in the NEBPP states and shared them with the NEBPP and other Regional Bridge Partnerships, AASHTO Subcommittees, TRB AHD37, FHWA, and related agencies and industries through the TSP2 Website.
Deliverable Products
  1. New and existing examples of innovative methods for beam end treatments that have been shared through a survey of the NEBPP states.
Completion
  1. The resulting products of this Working Group will be made available at the National Bridge Preservation Partnership Conference in Orlando, FL on April 25th, 2014.
  2. Ongoing, work will continue.
Future Needs
  1. The Beam End Treatments Working Group will continue to be an ongoing Working Group. As new details become available they will be included in the present list.
  2. Consideration of expansion of this Working Group to a National Working Group that is inclusive of all the TSP2 Partnerships.
  3. Consideration of a National Synthesis of Beam End Treatments as a TSP2 Research Project.
Attachments
  1. NYSDOT Detail   General Notes   Girder End Repair
  2. MEDOT Detail     Beam End Treatment
Conclusion

There are many means of resolving deteriorated Beam Ends. (Bolting, Welding and Sectional Replacement) The sharing of successful methods between agencies and industry will make these repairs more efficient and safer to the traveling public.

Proactive Preservation Measures like maintaining sealed joints, cleaning and addressing segmental painting needs will be less costly actions.

Action Item

Bridge Washing

Leader(s) Rod Thornton, MD DOT
Work Scope
  1. Funding.
  2. Permitting.
  3. Environmental Issues
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Sharing of NE States’ Practices and Pilot Programs.
  2. Posting of Best Practices and sample Details to be accomplished by April, 2014.
  3. Ongoing, work will continue.
Action Item

Research

Leader(s) Tripp Shenton, University of Delaware
Work Scope
  1. Joints
  2. Performance Assessment of Sealers, Deck Overlays, and Asphalt Membrane Overlays for Bridge Decks
  3. Small Movement Joint Research Project – State of the Practice in NE States
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Small Movement Joints in NE, Expected Completion:  April 2014.
  2. Literature Search and Compilation / Summary of Existing and Ongoing Research, Expected Completion:  2015.
  3. April 2014 Presentation at NBPPC, Possible National Initiative.
  4. Completion: May, 2014.  Paper has been approved and distributed.
  5. Participation in the development of the New Research Roadmap project.
  6. Consider options for future NEBPP and combined TSP2 Partnership Research Projects.
Action Item

Corrosion Mitigation

Leader(s) Regis Doucette, CHLOR*RID International, Inc.
Work Scope
  1. Evaluation and distribution of Maintenance Options and Current State Practices.
  2. Development of a related research statement for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Posting of Northeast State Practices and related technical papers by May 2014.
  2. Ongoing updates as developed.
  3. Combined with SEBPP Paint WG to form a National Coatings WG.
  4. Regis Doucette and Charlie Brown to act liaisons for NEBPP.
  5. Working Group has been Sunset. Coatings will be a regular item on the monthly Teleconference Agenda.
Action Item

Deck Overlays and Protection

Leader(s) Richard Dunne, New Jersey DOT
Work Scope
  1. Development of a Matrix
  2. Communicate nationally
  3. Membranes
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Deck Overlay and Protection Matrix, Draft Circulation by 15 December 2013, Expected Completion: June 2015.
  2. This Working Group has been Sunset. A National Deck Working Group has been developed and the NEBPP will participate on this Working Group. Deck Overlays and Protection will be on the Agenda of Teleconference calls as appropriate with report outs from the National Deck Working Group Liaison.
Action Item

Deck Joint Repair

Leader(s) Yared Tesfaye, DC DOT
Work Scope
  1. Develop examples of innovative methods.
  2. Develop best practices.
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. 2012 Presentation at NEBPP Meeting at Newport, Rhode Island.
  2. Posting of Best Practices and sample Details to be accomplished by April, 2014.
  3. Working Group has been Sunset. Joints will be on the Agenda of Teleconferences as appropriate.

Note: Working Group deliverable products (when available) are posted on this Bridge website at Technical / Working Group Products.

Note: Working Groups for Load Rating and Scour Mitigation were considered at the 2014 National Conference.  They will tentatively become regular discussion items on the monthly Teleconference calls.

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