Inspection Methods and Techniques to Determine Non-visible Corrosion of Prestressing Strands in Concrete Bridge Components

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 1134
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Aug 09, 2006
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2012
Solicitation Expires: Aug 09, 2007
Partners: CA, FHWA, IL, NY, PADOT
Lead Organization: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2007
Commitment End Year: 2009
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $500,000.00
Commitments Received: $210,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Tom Macioce
tmacioce@state.pa.us
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Mike Keever Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Mike Keever Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2007 $25,000.00 Benjamin Graybeal Benjamin Graybeal 202-493-3122 benjamin.graybeal@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2008 $25,000.00 Benjamin Graybeal Benjamin Graybeal 202-493-3122 benjamin.graybeal@dot.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Tom Domagalski Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Tom Domagalski Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Tom Macioce Bonnie Fields 717-214-8686 bfields@state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Tom Macioce Bonnie Fields 717-214-8686 bfields@state.pa.us

Background

The current age and condition of a large number of prestressed concrete bridges and other highway structures require the development/utilization of inspection methods, techniques, and equipment to detect corrosion of reinforcing steel, and in particular prestressing steel that is otherwise undetectable by visible inspection methods.

This research needs statement recently came to the forefront when a 1960 era prestressed concrete box fascia beam collapsed over I-70 in Pennsylvania. The beam had a small cross sectional area/surface area ratio. A post event survey indicated six other states experienced similar problems/failures with these types of beams. This event prompted a priority investigation of all similar bridges in the state and revealed substantial deterioration in many bridges that was heretofore undetectable. The concern for safety of the traveling public is paramount and rapid solutions are the order of the day. The cost in terms of time and dollars creates hurdles that states must negotiate to provide these solutions. Providing methods, techniques and equipment recommendations to states will go along way to assisting states in making informed decisions and allow more dollars to be spent on needed physical improvements.

Objectives

AASHTO and TRB will appoint a special joint research task force to provide direction and expert advice during the course of the investigation. The joint research task force will consist of representatives from the sponsoring agencies, member states, and the consultant community. A researcher (team or individual) with appropriate experience and expertise will be contracted to perform the work and report back to the joint research task force.

Scope of Work

See Attached File for Scope of Work

Comments

The target for participation in this project is to have fifteen to twenty (15-20) agencies participate at a rate of $15,000-$20,000 per year per agency.

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Inspection Methods and Techniques to Determine Non-visible Corrosion of Prestressing Strands in Concrete Bridge Components

General Information
Solicitation Number: 1134
Status: End Solicitation Phase
Date Posted: Aug 09, 2006
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2012
Solicitation Expires: Aug 09, 2007
Partners: CA, FHWA, IL, NY, PADOT
Lead Organization: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2007
Commitment End Year: 2009
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $500,000.00
Commitments Received: $210,000.00
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Tom Macioce
tmacioce@state.pa.us
Commitments by Organizations
Agency Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Mike Keever Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Mike Keever Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2007 $25,000.00 Benjamin Graybeal Benjamin Graybeal 202-493-3122 benjamin.graybeal@dot.gov
Federal Highway Administration 2008 $25,000.00 Benjamin Graybeal Benjamin Graybeal 202-493-3122 benjamin.graybeal@dot.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Tom Domagalski Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Tom Domagalski Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Sreenivas Alampalli Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Tom Macioce Bonnie Fields 717-214-8686 bfields@state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Tom Macioce Bonnie Fields 717-214-8686 bfields@state.pa.us

Background

The current age and condition of a large number of prestressed concrete bridges and other highway structures require the development/utilization of inspection methods, techniques, and equipment to detect corrosion of reinforcing steel, and in particular prestressing steel that is otherwise undetectable by visible inspection methods.

This research needs statement recently came to the forefront when a 1960 era prestressed concrete box fascia beam collapsed over I-70 in Pennsylvania. The beam had a small cross sectional area/surface area ratio. A post event survey indicated six other states experienced similar problems/failures with these types of beams. This event prompted a priority investigation of all similar bridges in the state and revealed substantial deterioration in many bridges that was heretofore undetectable. The concern for safety of the traveling public is paramount and rapid solutions are the order of the day. The cost in terms of time and dollars creates hurdles that states must negotiate to provide these solutions. Providing methods, techniques and equipment recommendations to states will go along way to assisting states in making informed decisions and allow more dollars to be spent on needed physical improvements.

Objectives

AASHTO and TRB will appoint a special joint research task force to provide direction and expert advice during the course of the investigation. The joint research task force will consist of representatives from the sponsoring agencies, member states, and the consultant community. A researcher (team or individual) with appropriate experience and expertise will be contracted to perform the work and report back to the joint research task force.

Scope of Work

See Attached File for Scope of Work

Comments

The target for participation in this project is to have fifteen to twenty (15-20) agencies participate at a rate of $15,000-$20,000 per year per agency.

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