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The Innovative Bridge Research & Construction Program (IBRC) Presentation

The Innovative Bridge Research & Construction Program (IBRC)

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TEA-21 IBRC Program Information Available @
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/ibrc/

  • TEA-21 Legislation
  • Annual Solicitation
  • IBRC Program Guide
  • Project Database
  • FHWA Contacts

The Innovative Bridge Research & Construction Program (IBRC)

Key Program Features

  • Innovative materials for highway bridges
  • Demonstration projects
  • Performance monitoring
  • R&D + Technology transfer

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TEA-21 IBRC Program Primary Goal

  • Development and demonstration of new, cost-effective, highway bridge applications of innovative materials

TEA-21 IBRC 7 Program Goals

  • New, cost-effective innovative material highway bridge applications
  • Reduction of maintenance costs and life-cycle costs of bridges, including the costs of new construction, replacement, or rehabilitation of deficient bridges;

TEA-21 IBRC 7 Program Goals (Cont'd)

  • New nondestructive bridge evaluation technologies and techniques.
  • Engineering design criteria for innovative products and materials for use in highway bridges and structures;

TEA-21 IBRC 7 Program Goals (Cont'd)

  • Construction techniques to increase safety and reduce construction time and traffic congestion;
  • Highway bridges and structures that will withstand natural disasters, including alternative processes for the seismic retrofit of bridges; and

TEA-21 IBRC 7 Program Goals (Cont'd)

  • Cost-effective and innovative techniques to separate vehicle and pedestrian traffic from railroad traffic;

FHWA Strategic Plan

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  • Safety
  • Mobility
  • Productivity
  • Human & Natural Environment
  • National Security

Mobility

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Mobility - Continuously improve the public's access ... through preservation, improvement, and expansion of the highway system ...

Performance Indicators - Improved Condition of NHS & Non-NHS Bridges


Targets for Elimination of Deficient bridges

Bar Chart showing targets for elimination of Deficient Bridges with downward arrow - for 1997 All 31% NHS 26%, for 2007 All 26% NHS 20%


Productivity

Productivity - Continuously improve the economic efficiency of the Nation's transportation system to enhance America's position in the global economy

Performance Indicators - Reduced 1st Cost & Life- Cycle Costs (of Highways & Bridges)

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IBRC Program Supports FHWA Strategic Goals

By Deploying Innovative Materials That Result In: More Durable Structures

  • Less Frequent Maintenance & Rehabilitation Projects
  • Shorter Work Times for Improvements
  • Improved Load Capacity @ Lower Cost
  • Lower Costs - Capital, Repair, Rehabilitation

TEA-21 IBRC Eligibility

  • Funds are available for bridge projects that demonstrate an innovative material application and meet one or more of the seven program goals listed in Section 503(b)(2) of Title 23
  • Location - the project may be on any public roadway: State, county, city, road or bridge authority, etc.

TEA-21 IBRC Eligibility (Cont'd)

Eligible Activities - funds available for:

  • preliminary engineering,
  • costs of the innovative material portion of repair, rehabilitation or construction of bridges or other structures, and
  • costs of project performance evaluations including instrumentation and performance monitoring of the structure following construction

TEA-21 IBRC Eligibility (Cont'd)

  • Proprietary Products - As this is a research and experimental program, it is in the public interest that proprietary and sole source products may be included in the projects, but they must be clearly identified and described.

TEA-21 IBRC Selection Criteria & Considerations

  • Project Demonstrates the application of an innovative material
  • Project meets one or more of the 7 program goals
  • Project incorporates materials or products which are readily available

TEA-21 IBRC Selection Criteria & Considerations

  • Design/application is repeatable and/or has widespread application
  • Projects where Federal funds are leveraged with other significant public or private resources
  • Projects which are ready/near ready to go to construction phase

TEA-21 IBRC Schedule for Obligation of Funds, FY 2002-03

ActionFY 2002FY 2003
Solicitation3/29/20013/15/2002
Submittal7/16/20017/15/2002
Fund Allocations11/30/200111/30/2002
Fund Obligations, NLT9/30/20029/30/2003
Letting Dates, NLT6/30/20036/30/2004

TEA-21 IBRC Program Funding

YearAuthorizedAvailable
Repair, Rehabilitation & New Construction
FY 1998-99$ 25 M$ 22 M
FY 2000$ 17 M$ 15 M
FY 2001$ 20 M$ 17 M
FY 2002-03$ 20 M / year$ 17 M / year
Research, Development, Tech. Deployment
FY 1998-03$ 1 M / year$ .87 M / year

TEA-21 IBRC Program Funding

  • Secretary Determines Federal Share - may be less than 100% on projects with estimated cost > $500K
  • Funds are 100% Federal - No Matching Funds Required

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IBRC Homepage

Screen print of IBRC website located at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/ibrc/


#s of IBRC Funded Projects by Type of Material (FY 1998-01)

Bar Chart of #'s of IBRC Funded Projects by Type of Materail (FY98-01) (HPS-17, HPC-30, FRP-84, Alt. Rebar-24, Other-20)


Key to Innovative Materials

  • HPS = High Performance Steel
  • HPC = High Performance Concrete
  • FRP = Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
  • Alt. Rebars = Metallic Rebars w/ Improved Corrosion Resistance
  • Other (e.g.)
    • Innovative CP Anodes & Discrete CP Anodes
    • Innovative Steel Coatings
    • Galvanizing Structural Steel

84 FRP Projects (FY 1998-2001) Distribution by Application

Pie Chart showing 84 FRP Projects (FY98-01) distribution by applcation (Decks-35%, Rebars-11%, Prestressing-6%, Bonded Reinforcement-26%, FRP/Glulam-5%, Other (including superstructure beams, piles, railings, etc.)-17%

Other Includes Superstructure Beams, Piles, Railings, Etc.


Alternate Rebars (Other Than FRP)

  • Clad Stainless Steel
  • Solid Stainless Steel
  • MMFX (Corrosion Resistant) Steel
  • Galvanized

TEA-21 IBRC Program Information Available @ http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/ibrc/

  • TEA-21 Legislation
  • Annual Solicitation
  • IBRC Program Guide
  • Project Database
  • FHWA Contacts

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Updated: 08/07/2013
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