WBPP Working Groups

WBPP 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 “Bridge Preservation Activities Matrix”
Leader(s) Chris Keegan, WA State DOT
Work Scope
  1. Bridge specific activities (similar to auto maintenance and service manuals)
  2. Assist in future decisions for maintenance / preservation work, including:
  • List of cyclical and preventive actions for maintaining and extending bridge life
  • Suggested products to use, and those originally applied to the structure
  • Appropriate action / strategic intervals
  • Cost of inaction
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Matrix – Presented at the WBPP Meeting and posted on the TSP2 Website / Completed May 2013.
  2. Status inactive, subject to updates.
Action Item “Quantifying a Systematic Preventive Maintenance Program”
Leader(s) Chris Keegan, WA State DOT
Work Scope
  1. Identify Western states with SMPs qualified for FHWA funding.
  2. Identify states that have been unable to qualify their programs for FHWA funds and assist them to develop qualified programs.
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Summary and Presentation of Western states’ practices at the 2014 National Bridge Presentation Partnership Conference (NBPPC2014) scheduled for 21-25 April 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
Action Item “Research”
Leader(s) George Hearn, University of Colorado
Work Scope
  1. Develop a list of completed and ongoing state research in the Western Partnership states.
  2. Identify Research needs and develop statements to be promoted at NCHRP through the Western Bridge Preservation Partnership, the Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures, the Subcommittee on Maintenance, and the Standing Committee on Highways.
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Summary of completed and ongoing research.  Presentation at the 2014 National Bridge Presentation Partnership Conference (NBPPC2014) scheduled for 21-25 April 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
  2. Ongoing Research Updates and proposed New Research Statements as developed.
Action Item “Asset Management”
Leader(s) Bert Hartman, OR DOT
Work Scope
  1. Identify regional Asset Management plans.
  2. MAP-21 tracking and updates.
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. WBPP Summary of Asset Management Plans.  Presentation at the 2014 National Bridge Presentation Partnership Conference (NBPPC2014) scheduled for 21-25 April 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
Action Item

Deck Treatments

Leader(s) Mike Johnson, Caltrans
Work Scope
  1. Develop a Matrix of Products with Specifications and Attributes, noting state usage with some form of rating.Collaboration with other Bridge Partnerships for national initiatives.
  2. Collaboration with other Bridge Partnerships for national initiatives.
Deliverable Products / Expected Completion
  1. Matrix – Preliminary presentation at the National Bridge Conference in April 2014 / Matrix completion and posting at the WBPP Meeting in May 2015.
  2. Potential National Matrix. Completion subject to scope development with all Bridge Partnerships.
  3. This Working Group has been Sunset. A National Deck Working Group has been developed and the WBPP 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.

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

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