U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Skip to content
Facebook iconYouTube iconTwitter iconFlickr iconLinkedInInstagram

Center for Accelerating Innovation

FHWA Home / OIPD / Accelerating Innovation / Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration / Construction Management System Project

Construction Management System Project

Location Iowa - various county locations

Iowa DOT

Award Recipient Iowa Department of Transportation
Innovation Innovative Contracting & Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Award Fiscal Year 2017

The primary objective project is to aid in the replacement of up to 14 local system bridges across several counties under one package. This will be accomplished by using Added-Options bidding. The project will also promote the use newly developed Iowa DOT Single Span Concrete Box Beam Bridge Standards with UHPC connection details. The new Iowa DOT standards are available for review here: https://iowadot.gov/bridge/bridge-and-culvert-standards/county-bridge-standards.

The performance goals for this project are maximizing the number of bridges replaced through the use of Added-Options bidding process, reducing project construction duration by using PBES, and increasing bridge deck durability through field-cast UHPC connections. This innovative contracting mechanism allows the State of Iowa to take advantage of economies of scale by bundling the supply of the superstructure materials for up to 14 bridge projects together under one contract. This project also makes the use of UHPC, an innovative material, a much more viable option for local public agencies.

Grant Award $1,000,000
Partner(s) Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa County Engineer's association, State Transportation Innovation Council/Iowa Highway Research Board, Federal Highway Administration, Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, Buchanan County, Dallas County, Davis County, Fayette County, Lyon County, Madison County, Monona County, Winneshiek County
Duration / Status 2 years. Currently under Project Development for a spring 2019 project letting
2 years project duration is for all participating bridges to be constructed. Not the PED date in FMIS.
Project Contact Vanessa Goetz
Execurive Secretary, Iowa Highway Research Board/State Transportation Innovation Council
Iowa Department of Transportation
Research & Analytics
(515) 239-1382


Fawn Thompson
Program Coordinator
(404) 562-3917

Page last modified on June 26, 2019
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000