Developing Implementation Strategies for Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(388)
Lead Organization: Missouri Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1470
Partners: AL, CT, ID, IL, MO, NY, PADOT, WA, WI
Status: Contract signed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $850,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jennifer Harper
Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Phone: 573-526-3636
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Jack Jernigan
Jack.Jernigan@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3363
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Eric Christie Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2020 $50,000.00 Eric Christie Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Alvaro Garcia Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Alvaro Garcia Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Dan Gorley Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Steve Beran Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2020 $50,000.00 Steve Beran Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2021 $0.00 Steve Beran Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 David Koenig Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2020 $50,000.00 David Koenig Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Paul Campisi Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2019 $100,000.00 Paul Campisi Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Mike Winslow Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Mike Winslow Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Roman Peralta Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Roman Peralta Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Roman Peralta Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Roman Peralta Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Steven Doocy Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Steven Doocy Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 $50,000.00 Steven Doocy Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

RBI can improve asset management by reducing unnecessary efforts and focusing inspection resources toward the most need. The National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) require the periodic routine inspection of bridges with a required interval of 24 months. This interval can be extended to 48 months for certain bridges meeting criteria identified by the FHWA. Such time-based inspection intervals do not consider that certain bridges in good condition may require inspections less frequently than bridges with deterioration or damage. A risk-based approach to determining the most appropriate inspection interval could improve the quality of bridge inspections by focusing inspection resources based on need, rather than a calendar basis. Looking forward, planned changes to the FHWA 48-month policy and later the NBIS will consider a risk-based framework for determining the inspection interval for bridges as required in the MAP-21 legislation. The implementation of this new inspection regime will require training in RBI practices for bridge owners, and research to examine the most effective tactics and strategies for implementing RBI practices with state programs is needed.

NCHRP report 782 describes a methodology for RBI that envisions a flexible inspection interval for highway bridges that ranges from 12 months to 72 months. The NCHRP study demonstrated that RBI practices developed within the research were effective for ensuring the safety and serviceability of bridges. The proposed research described herein is intended to amplify the results of the NCHRP research, to further develop and test these methodologies and support the future implementation of RBI practices.

The study will also examine the use of data-driven processes and data from the Long Term Bridge Performance Program (LTBP) for supporting RBI, and the interaction of preservation and maintenance with RBI approaches. The research will examine the use of advanced technologies such as NDE and UAVs, and the role of inspection reliability in the RBI process.

The research will improve asset management tools available to optimize limited resources and ensure the safety and serviceability of bridges and highways.

Objectives

1. Study the implementation of RBI processes within State DOT programs

a. Develop a paradigm for conducting risk-based inspection analysis through training and workshops with participating states.

b. Develop a handbook for implementation of RBI describing key processes, key attributes and scoring methodologies for implementation

c. Develop strategies for using data-driven risk analysis within the RBI framework

d. Develop methodologies for supporting preservation activities within an RBI framework

2. Study the implementation of technologies to support RBI:

a. Reliability of inspection technologies and implementation of NDE to support RBI.

Scope of Work

The research envisions developing a handbook for implementation of RBI practices that will provide a resource to participating states, presenting examples and case studies that define suitable attributes and characteristic for RBI. Workshops and training will be provided to participating states to assist with implementation of RBI, and tools will be developed to assist with future implementation of the RBI technology. Analysis of the bridge inventory to evaluate risk-based strategies will provide data for better asset management.

Comments

The anticipated commitment from each state interested in participating is $50k/year/state. This will be for two years of funding commitments/state. It is anticipated that there will be additional states coming on-board so the pooled fund is being planned for 60 months, however, two years of funding is requested from each state to cover the costs for one state and their deliverables.

Subjects: Bridges, Other Structures, and Hydraulics and Hydrology

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
TPF-5(388) Acceptance Letter TPF5-388_RBI_Pooled_Fund_Acceptance_Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(388) Waiver Request Letter TPF5-388__Pooled_Fund_Waiver_Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Report October - December 2018 QuarterlyReport_MoDOT__RBI PF 2018-12-31.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report January - March 2019 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY19Q3.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report April - June 2019 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY19Q4.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report July-September 2019 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY20Q1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report October-December 2019 TR201920 Quarterly Report FY20Q2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report January - March 2020 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY20Q3.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report April - June 2020 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY20Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report July - September 2020 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY21Q1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report October - December 2020 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY21Q2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report January - March 2021 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY21Q3.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report April - May 2021 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY21Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report July - September 2021 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY22Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public

Developing Implementation Strategies for Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(388)
Lead Organization: Missouri Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1470
Partners: AL, CT, ID, IL, MO, NY, PADOT, WA, WI
Status: Contract signed
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $850,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Jennifer Harper
Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Phone: 573-526-3636
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Jack Jernigan
Jack.Jernigan@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3363
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Eric Christie Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2020 $50,000.00 Eric Christie Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Alvaro Garcia Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2022 $50,000.00 Alvaro Garcia Melanie Zimyeski (860)594-2144 Melanie.Zimyeski@ct.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Dan Gorley Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Steve Beran Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2020 $50,000.00 Steve Beran Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2021 $0.00 Steve Beran Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 David Koenig Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
Missouri Department of Transportation 2020 $50,000.00 David Koenig Jennifer Harper 573-526-3636 Jennifer.Harper@modot.mo.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Paul Campisi Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2019 $100,000.00 Paul Campisi Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2018 $50,000.00 Mike Winslow Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Mike Winslow Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Roman Peralta Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Roman Peralta Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Roman Peralta Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Roman Peralta Mustafa Mohamedali 360-704-6307 MOHAMEM@wsdot.wa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Steven Doocy Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 Steven Doocy Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2020 $50,000.00 Steven Doocy Ethan Severson 608-266-1457 ethanp.severson@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

RBI can improve asset management by reducing unnecessary efforts and focusing inspection resources toward the most need. The National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) require the periodic routine inspection of bridges with a required interval of 24 months. This interval can be extended to 48 months for certain bridges meeting criteria identified by the FHWA. Such time-based inspection intervals do not consider that certain bridges in good condition may require inspections less frequently than bridges with deterioration or damage. A risk-based approach to determining the most appropriate inspection interval could improve the quality of bridge inspections by focusing inspection resources based on need, rather than a calendar basis. Looking forward, planned changes to the FHWA 48-month policy and later the NBIS will consider a risk-based framework for determining the inspection interval for bridges as required in the MAP-21 legislation. The implementation of this new inspection regime will require training in RBI practices for bridge owners, and research to examine the most effective tactics and strategies for implementing RBI practices with state programs is needed.

NCHRP report 782 describes a methodology for RBI that envisions a flexible inspection interval for highway bridges that ranges from 12 months to 72 months. The NCHRP study demonstrated that RBI practices developed within the research were effective for ensuring the safety and serviceability of bridges. The proposed research described herein is intended to amplify the results of the NCHRP research, to further develop and test these methodologies and support the future implementation of RBI practices.

The study will also examine the use of data-driven processes and data from the Long Term Bridge Performance Program (LTBP) for supporting RBI, and the interaction of preservation and maintenance with RBI approaches. The research will examine the use of advanced technologies such as NDE and UAVs, and the role of inspection reliability in the RBI process.

The research will improve asset management tools available to optimize limited resources and ensure the safety and serviceability of bridges and highways.

Objectives

1. Study the implementation of RBI processes within State DOT programs

a. Develop a paradigm for conducting risk-based inspection analysis through training and workshops with participating states.

b. Develop a handbook for implementation of RBI describing key processes, key attributes and scoring methodologies for implementation

c. Develop strategies for using data-driven risk analysis within the RBI framework

d. Develop methodologies for supporting preservation activities within an RBI framework

2. Study the implementation of technologies to support RBI:

a. Reliability of inspection technologies and implementation of NDE to support RBI.

Scope of Work

The research envisions developing a handbook for implementation of RBI practices that will provide a resource to participating states, presenting examples and case studies that define suitable attributes and characteristic for RBI. Workshops and training will be provided to participating states to assist with implementation of RBI, and tools will be developed to assist with future implementation of the RBI technology. Analysis of the bridge inventory to evaluate risk-based strategies will provide data for better asset management.

Comments

The anticipated commitment from each state interested in participating is $50k/year/state. This will be for two years of funding commitments/state. It is anticipated that there will be additional states coming on-board so the pooled fund is being planned for 60 months, however, two years of funding is requested from each state to cover the costs for one state and their deliverables.

Subjects: Bridges, Other Structures, and Hydraulics and Hydrology

Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(388) Acceptance Letter TPF5-388_RBI_Pooled_Fund_Acceptance_Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(388) Waiver Request Letter TPF5-388__Pooled_Fund_Waiver_Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Report October - December 2018 QuarterlyReport_MoDOT__RBI PF 2018-12-31.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report January - March 2019 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY19Q3.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report April - June 2019 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY19Q4.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report July-September 2019 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY20Q1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report October-December 2019 TR201920 Quarterly Report FY20Q2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report January - March 2020 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY20Q3.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report April - June 2020 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY20Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report July - September 2020 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY21Q1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report October - December 2020 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY21Q2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report January - March 2021 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY21Q3.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report April - May 2021 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY21Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report July - September 2021 TR201910 Quarterly Report FY22Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public

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