AASHTO weighs Technology Implementation candidate products, concepts

Source: Federal Highway Administration

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Technology Implementation Group (TIG) is reviewing product, material and equipment submissions for the TIG Lead State Team and Peer to Peer deployment model.

AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways’ TIG champions technology implementation among state and local agencies and industry partners to improve the nation’s transportation system. Selected technologies have achieved preliminary success and promise to benefit more states. Previous TIG technologies have included a) Embedded Data Collector, a wireless system of gauges that monitors concrete pile installations for bridge foundations and relays signal for real time field analysis; b) UPlan, a Web-based mapping and informational tool that can be used for complex planning and project development tasks, and allows data sharing among various units within an agency; c) Utility Relocation Electronic Document Management System, improving communications within agencies, and with municipal or utility partners; and, d) PaveSuite, with tools including Enhanced Pavement Test Data Analysis Methodology and Automated Faulting Method, software used with high-speed inertial profilers to detect joints and estimate faulting in jointed concrete pavement.

Candidate technologies for 2014 TIG deployment can be submitted here through January 15. Additional information can be obtained from AASHTO’s Greta Smith, 202/624-5815; [email protected].