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Focus
Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-008
Date: November 2013
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Nominate a TIG Technology for 2014

Nominate an innovative, ready-to-use technology for consideration as a 2014 selection by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Technology Implementation Group (TIG).

Established by the AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways in 1999, 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 in implementation and promise to benefit more States through TIG’s Lead State Team and Peer to Peer deployment model.

Previous TIG technologies have included the Embedded Data Collector, which is a wireless system of gauges that monitors concrete pile installations for bridge foundations. Signals collected by the gauges can be analyzed in real time in the field.

UPlan is a powerful Web-based mapping and informational tool that can be used for complex planning and project development tasks. The tool allows data sharing among various units within a State transportation agency. Agencies can also select data to share with the public.

The Utility Relocation Electronic Document Management System has improved communications within agencies when managing utility relocation projects, as well as with municipal and utility agency partners.

Agencies have also benefited from PaveSuite, a collection of four new pavement evaluation technologies. These include the Enhanced Pavement Test Data Analysis Methodology, which is an alternative method of analyzing data from nondestructive testing. Another featured technology is the Automated Faulting Method. This software is used with high-speed inertial profilers to detect joints and estimate faulting in jointed concrete pavement.

To learn more about these and other TIG technologies, visit http://tig.transportation.org/Pages/default.aspx.

To submit a technology for consideration, visit http://tig.transportation.org/Pages/TIG-Solicitation_Overview.aspx. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2014. For more information, contact Greta Smith at AASHTO, 202-624-5815 (email: gsmith@aashto.org).

A screenshot from the AASHTO TIG Web site at http://tig.transportation.org/Pages/EmbeddedDataCollector.aspx, featuring information on the Embedded Data Collector technology.
Previous TIG technologies include the Embedded Data Collector, which uses wireless gauges to monitor concrete pile installations for bridge foundations. (Photo Credit: © AASHTO)

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