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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-13-0006
Project Name:   Establish National Performance Indicators and Performance Health Index (Earmark)
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  January 31, 2013
End Date:  January 29, 2016
Contact Information
Last Name:  Zobel
First Name:  Robert
Telephone:  202-493-3024
E-mail:  robert.zobel@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Infrastructure Management Team [HRDI-60]
Program:   Infrastructure Earmark
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
Project Description:   Development of performance indicators and health indices and a conglomerate index that will correspond to the most critical of the Bridge Performance Measures at system level.
Goals:  
Establish National Performance Indicators and Performance Health Index for various populations of bridges at system level.
 
Background Information:   There are a number of shortfalls in the current bridge health index, which namely relies on the weighted average of the conditions of bridge elements obtained from the element-level inspection and overlooks the influence of materials, loads, and environment. In addition, it is too simplistic and provides an index simple in the serviceability limit States only.
Product Type:   Article
Conference displays
Techbrief
White paper
Test Methodology:   Basic Research, Testing and Evaluation, Synthesis Search
Expected Benefits:   Safety, Research, and Technologies
Deliverables:   Development of performance indicators and health indices and a conglomerate index that will correspond to the most critical of the bridge-performance measures at system-level.
Project Findings:   Bridge health indices for various populations of bridges.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms:   Research
Transportation
Planning and Design
Construction and Maintenance
Bridges
Infrastructure
FHWA Disciplines:   Design
Structures
Safety
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
Data and Information Technology
Maintenance and Preservation
Operations and Traffic Management
Research
Administration and Management

 

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