Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Calibration Center and Operational Improvements

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(039)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Sep 09, 2004
Solicitation Number: 28
Partners: CA, CO, FHWA, GADOT, IADOT, IN, KS, MN, MS, MT, ND, NJ, NY, PADOT, SC, SD, TX, WA
Contractor(s): Cornell University
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number: DTFH61-04-C-00041
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2013
Contract End Date: Oct 31, 2010
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $1,003,825.00
Total Commitments Received: $980,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jane Jiang
jane.jiang@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3149
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2006 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2007 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Patrick Kropp Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Federal Highway Administration 2007 $0.00
Georgia Department of Transportation 2006 $25,000.00 Tanisha Georges Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Tanisha Georges Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2008 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2009 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2004 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2005 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2006 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2009 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Curtis Eichman Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 David Bullock Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 David Bullock Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2006 $25,000.00 David Bullock Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 James Watkins James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2004 $20,000.00 James Watkins James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2005 $20,000.00 James Watkins James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 James Watkins James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 John Amestoy Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2004 $20,000.00 John Amestoy Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Andris Jumikis Edward Kondrath 609-530-2058 Ed.Kondrath@dot.state.nj.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 Makbul Hossain Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 Makbul Hossain Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2004 $50,000.00 Makbul Hossain Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Makbul Hossain Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 Tom Bold Ron Horner 701-328-6904 rhorner@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Tom Bold Ron Horner 701-328-6904 rhorner@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Tom Bold Ron Horner 701-328-6904 rhorner@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2009 $20,000.00 Tom Bold Ron Horner 701-328-6904 rhorner@nd.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2004 $30,000.00 J. Michael Long
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2005 $30,000.00 J. Michael Long
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Andrew Johnson Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2004 $15,000.00 Andrew Johnson Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2005 $15,000.00 Andrew Johnson Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Andrew Johnson Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Ken Marks David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2009 $20,000.00 Ken Marks David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2002 $15,000.00 Mike Murphy Martha Norwood 512-465-7404 MNorwood@dot.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Mike Murphy Martha Norwood 512-465-7404 MNorwood@dot.state.tx.us
Washington State Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 Linda Pierce Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 Linda Pierce Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

The SHRP/LTPP FWD Calibration Protocol was implemented in 1992 and since then, hundreds of calibrations have been performed in the U.S. Since that time the experience gained calibrating FWDs has shed light on opportunities for improving the calibration process, however changes in computer technology have rendered some calibration equipment nearly obsolete. Many State Highway Agencies have expressed interest in updating the FWD calibration software and equipment and establish a long term plan for support of the calibration facilities and their services.

Objectives

To update the SHRP/LTPP FWD Calibration equipment, software, protocol and develop and implement long-term plans for FWD calibration centers.

Scope of Work

The contract has a base period of 2 years with 3 option years. The base period work will include updates to the calibration procedure, equipment, software and documentation, as well as training and installation for at least 4 existing calibration facilities. The option year work will be performed by task order, based on those work items deemed highest priority by the study participants.

Comments

The final Task Order ended on 10/31/2011.

Subjects: Pavement Design, Management, and Performance

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Final Report PhaseI_FinalReport.pdf Final Report Public
Final Report for April 2011 TO2 Final Report 04-22-2011.pdf Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo Acceptance_memo.pdf Memorandum Public
2009 Acceptance Memorandum TPF-5(039) FHWA Accept2009.pdf Memorandum Public
Official Closed out Memo TPF-5(039) -- Close out Memo - Electronic Signature.pdf Memorandum Public
Minutes of the First Meeting, May 2003 meeting_minutes_may2003.pdf Other Public
Minutes of the Second Meeting, April 2005 meeting_minutes_april2005.pdf Other Public
Lynne Irwin - 2nd Meeting Presentation Irwin_2nd_Meeting_Presentation.pdf Other Public
David Orr - 2nd Meeting Presentation DavidOrr_2nd_Presentation.pdf Other Public
Lynne Irwin - 3rd Meeting Presentation Irwin_3rd_Meeting_Presentation.pdf Other Public
Minutes of the Third Meeting, April 2006 meeting_minutes_april2006.pdf Other Public
Minutes of TAC and Center Operators Meeting, September 29, 2006 TAC_FWDCenterMeetingSept06.pdf Other Public
Draft Statement of Work TOPR #6.1 Draft_Statement_of_Work-TOPR6_1.pdf Other Public
Minutes and meeting materials of the TAC Meeting, April 13, 2009 TAC_Web_Meeting-April_2009.zip Other Public
Reporting Period: September 9, 2004 - December 31, 2004 qtrly_rpt_12-31-04.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 1, 2005 through March 31, 2005 qtrly_rpt_3-31-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: April 1, 2005 - June 30, 2005 qrtrly_rpt_06-30-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: July 1, 2005 - September 30, 2005 qrtrly_rpt_09-30-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: October 1 - December 30, 2005 qrtrly_rpt_12-30-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: January 1 - March 31, 2006 qtrly_rpt_3-31-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: April 1 - June 30, 2006 qtrly_rpt_06-30-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: November 5, 2007 - June 30, 2008 1st_TO_ProgRpt_Tech.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July 1, 2008 - August 31, 2008 2nd_TO_ProgRpt_Tech.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: September 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009 qtrly_rpt_03-31-09.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Brainstorming Session for Phases I and II Activities phase1_brainstorming_session.pdf Report Public
Resolution on Falling Weight Deflectometers (FWD) Calibration Centers resolution.pdf Report Public
FWD Calibration Center and Operational Improvements, Publication No. FHWA-HRT-07-040 FWD_Cal_Report_2009_Mar_8.pdf Report Public
Progress Report: September 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010 http://pooledfund.org\documents\TPF-5_039\4th_TO_Progress_Tech.pdf Report Public
Statement of Work work_statement.pdf Work Plan Public
FWD Calibration Center and Operational Improvements, Year 5 Work Statement FWD_Work_Statement_Year5.pdf Work Plan Public

Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Calibration Center and Operational Improvements

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(039)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Sep 09, 2004
Solicitation Number: 28
Partners: CA, CO, FHWA, GADOT, IADOT, IN, KS, MN, MS, MT, ND, NJ, NY, PADOT, SC, SD, TX, WA
Contractor(s): Cornell University
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number: DTFH61-04-C-00041
Last Updated: Oct 24, 2013
Contract End Date: Oct 31, 2010
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $1,003,825.00
Total Commitments Received: $980,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jane Jiang
jane.jiang@fhwa.dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3149
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2006 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2007 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Patrick Kropp Aziz Khan aziz.khan@state.co.us
Federal Highway Administration 2007 $0.00
Georgia Department of Transportation 2006 $25,000.00 Tanisha Georges Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Tanisha Georges Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2005 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2006 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2007 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2008 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2009 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 Tommy Nantung Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2004 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2005 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2006 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2007 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2008 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2009 $20,000.00 Jim Berger Linda Narigon Linda.Narigon@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Curtis Eichman Rodney Montney 785-291-3844 rodney@ksdot.org
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 David Bullock Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 David Bullock Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2006 $25,000.00 David Bullock Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 James Watkins James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2004 $20,000.00 James Watkins James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2005 $20,000.00 James Watkins James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Transportation 2010 $10,000.00 James Watkins James Watkins 601-359-7650 jwatkins@mdot.state.ms.us
Montana Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 John Amestoy Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
Montana Department of Transportation 2004 $20,000.00 John Amestoy Susan Sillick 406-444-7693 ssillick@mt.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Andris Jumikis Edward Kondrath 609-530-2058 Ed.Kondrath@dot.state.nj.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 Makbul Hossain Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 Makbul Hossain Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2004 $50,000.00 Makbul Hossain Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Makbul Hossain Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 Tom Bold Ron Horner 701-328-6904 rhorner@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Tom Bold Ron Horner 701-328-6904 rhorner@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2004 $10,000.00 Tom Bold Ron Horner 701-328-6904 rhorner@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2009 $20,000.00 Tom Bold Ron Horner 701-328-6904 rhorner@nd.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2004 $30,000.00 J. Michael Long
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2005 $30,000.00 J. Michael Long
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2003 $10,000.00 Andrew Johnson Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2004 $15,000.00 Andrew Johnson Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2005 $15,000.00 Andrew Johnson Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Carolina Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Andrew Johnson Mike Sanders 803-737-6691 SandersMR@dot.state.sc.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Ken Marks David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2009 $20,000.00 Ken Marks David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2002 $15,000.00 Mike Murphy Martha Norwood 512-465-7404 MNorwood@dot.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Transportation 2003 $30,000.00 Mike Murphy Martha Norwood 512-465-7404 MNorwood@dot.state.tx.us
Washington State Department of Transportation 2002 $10,000.00 Linda Pierce Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2003 $20,000.00 Linda Pierce Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

The SHRP/LTPP FWD Calibration Protocol was implemented in 1992 and since then, hundreds of calibrations have been performed in the U.S. Since that time the experience gained calibrating FWDs has shed light on opportunities for improving the calibration process, however changes in computer technology have rendered some calibration equipment nearly obsolete. Many State Highway Agencies have expressed interest in updating the FWD calibration software and equipment and establish a long term plan for support of the calibration facilities and their services.

Objectives

To update the SHRP/LTPP FWD Calibration equipment, software, protocol and develop and implement long-term plans for FWD calibration centers.

Scope of Work

The contract has a base period of 2 years with 3 option years. The base period work will include updates to the calibration procedure, equipment, software and documentation, as well as training and installation for at least 4 existing calibration facilities. The option year work will be performed by task order, based on those work items deemed highest priority by the study participants.

Comments

The final Task Order ended on 10/31/2011.

Subjects: Pavement Design, Management, and Performance

Title File/Link Type Private
Final Report PhaseI_FinalReport.pdf Final Report Public
Final Report for April 2011 TO2 Final Report 04-22-2011.pdf Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo Acceptance_memo.pdf Memorandum Public
2009 Acceptance Memorandum TPF-5(039) FHWA Accept2009.pdf Memorandum Public
Official Closed out Memo TPF-5(039) -- Close out Memo - Electronic Signature.pdf Memorandum Public
Minutes of the First Meeting, May 2003 meeting_minutes_may2003.pdf Other Public
Minutes of the Second Meeting, April 2005 meeting_minutes_april2005.pdf Other Public
Lynne Irwin - 2nd Meeting Presentation Irwin_2nd_Meeting_Presentation.pdf Other Public
David Orr - 2nd Meeting Presentation DavidOrr_2nd_Presentation.pdf Other Public
Lynne Irwin - 3rd Meeting Presentation Irwin_3rd_Meeting_Presentation.pdf Other Public
Minutes of the Third Meeting, April 2006 meeting_minutes_april2006.pdf Other Public
Minutes of TAC and Center Operators Meeting, September 29, 2006 TAC_FWDCenterMeetingSept06.pdf Other Public
Draft Statement of Work TOPR #6.1 Draft_Statement_of_Work-TOPR6_1.pdf Other Public
Minutes and meeting materials of the TAC Meeting, April 13, 2009 TAC_Web_Meeting-April_2009.zip Other Public
Reporting Period: September 9, 2004 - December 31, 2004 qtrly_rpt_12-31-04.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
January 1, 2005 through March 31, 2005 qtrly_rpt_3-31-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: April 1, 2005 - June 30, 2005 qrtrly_rpt_06-30-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: July 1, 2005 - September 30, 2005 qrtrly_rpt_09-30-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: October 1 - December 30, 2005 qrtrly_rpt_12-30-05.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: January 1 - March 31, 2006 qtrly_rpt_3-31-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Reporting Period: April 1 - June 30, 2006 qtrly_rpt_06-30-06.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: November 5, 2007 - June 30, 2008 1st_TO_ProgRpt_Tech.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: July 1, 2008 - August 31, 2008 2nd_TO_ProgRpt_Tech.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Progress Report: September 1, 2008 - March 31, 2009 qtrly_rpt_03-31-09.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Brainstorming Session for Phases I and II Activities phase1_brainstorming_session.pdf Report Public
Resolution on Falling Weight Deflectometers (FWD) Calibration Centers resolution.pdf Report Public
FWD Calibration Center and Operational Improvements, Publication No. FHWA-HRT-07-040 FWD_Cal_Report_2009_Mar_8.pdf Report Public
Progress Report: September 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010 Report Public
Statement of Work work_statement.pdf Work Plan Public
FWD Calibration Center and Operational Improvements, Year 5 Work Statement FWD_Work_Statement_Year5.pdf Work Plan Public

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