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Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations

Infravation - An Innovation Infrastructure Program


 ERA-NET Plus Advance systems, materials and techniques for next generation infrastructure

About Infravation

Infravation is infrastructure plus innovation.  The Infravation Program is the first cooperative research initiative between FHWA and other national road administrations developed from the ground up, which allows U.S. entities such as academic institutions, state departments of transportation, and businesses to participate in the research along with entities from other countries.

Infravation is an important complement to FHWA’s national research agenda, including its Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program. It will accelerate the consideration and development of innovations, especially in the areas advanced systems, materials and techniques for road infrastructure.

Research Projects

The Infravation Program is funding nine projects proposed by multi-national teams. The projects include

  • SEACON (Sustainable Concrete Using Seawater, Salt-Contaminated Aggregates, and Non-Corrosive Reinforcement)
  • ECLIPS (Enhancing Concrete Life in Infrastructure Through Phase-Change System)
  • SHAPE (Predicting Strength Changes in Bridges using Frequency Data)
  • ALTERPAVE ((Use of End-of-Life Materials, Waste, and Alternative Binders as Useful Raw Materials for Pavements Construction and Rehabilitation)
  • FASSTbridge (Fast and Effective Methodology for Steel Bridges Life Time Extension)
  • SeeBridge (Automated Compilation of Semantically Rich BIM Models of Bridges)
  • BioRepavation
  • HEALROAD (Induction heating asphalt mixes to increase road durability and reduce maintenance costs and disruptions)
  • SUREBridge (Sustainable Refurbishment of Existing Bridges)

Map of the Various U.S. Infravation Partner Projects

The following interactive map displays locations within the United States where U.S. partners of the various Infravation projects are located.  The partners may be serving as a collaborator, coordinator, or member of a specific project, team, or multiple projects.

Interactive Map

Click on an individual icons on the map to display relevant details.

 

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Tabulated Data

The data shown in the interactive map is listed in the tables shown below.

U.S. Partners of the Various Infravation Projects:
Partner City State Zip Code Connection to Project Project Description of Project Project
URL
Arizona State University Tempe AZ 85281 Coordinator ECLIPS Project Enhancing Concrete Life in Infrastructure Through Phase-Change System http://www.infravation.net
/projects/ECLIPS
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles CA 90077 Member ECLIPS Project Enhancing Concrete Life in Infrastructure Through Phase-Change System http://www.infravation.net
/projects/ECLIPS
AltaVista Solutions, Inc. Sacramento CA 95826 Member of the FASTBRIDGE team ECLIPS Project Enhancing Concrete Life in Infrastructure Through Phase-Change System http://www.infravation.net
/projects/ECLIPS
University of Miami Coral Gables FL 33146 Coordinator SEACON Project Sustainable Concrete Using Seawater, Salt-Contaminated Aggregates, and Non-Corrosive Reinforcement http://www.infravation.net
/projects/SEACON
Florida Department of Transportation Tallahassee  FL 32399-0450 Collaborator SEACON Project Sustainable Concrete Using Seawater, Salt-Contaminated Aggregates, and Non-Corrosive Reinforcement http://www.infravation.net
/projects/SEACON  
Titan America LLC Vero Beach FL 32960 Collaborator SEACON Project Sustainable Concrete Using Seawater, Salt-Contaminated Aggregates, and Non-Corrosive Reinforcement http://www.infravation.net
/projects/SEACON  
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta GA 30332 Member SEEBRIDGE Project Semantic Enrichment Engine for Bridges: Automated Compilation of Semantically Rich BIM Models of Semantic Enrichment Engine for Bridges: Bridges http://www.infravation.net
/projects/SEEBRIDGE
Pontivo, Inc.       Member SEEBRIDGE Project Automated Compilation of Semantically Rich BIM Models of Bridges http://www.infravation.net
/projects/SEEBRIDGE
Georgia Department of Transportation Gainesville GA 30501 Collaborator SEEBRIDGE Project Semantic Enrichment Engine for Bridges: Automated Compilation of Semantically Rich BIM Models of Bridges http://www.infravation.net
/projects/SEEBRIDGE
Iowa State University Ames IA 50010 Member BioRePavation Project Innovation in Bio-Recycling of Old Asphalt Pavements http://www.infravation.net
/projects/BIOREPAVATION
Western Research Institute Laramie WY 82072 Member ALTERPAVE Project Use of End-of-Life Materials, Waste, and Alternative Binders as Useful Raw Materials for Pavements Construction and Rehabilitation http://www.infravation.net
/projects/ALTERPAVE
Western Research Institute Laramie WY 82072 Member BioRePavation Project Innovation in Bio-Recycling of Old Asphalt Pavements http://www.infravation.net
/projects/BIOREPAVATION
Ownings Corning Toledo OH 43659 Member SEACON Project Sustainable Concrete Using Seawater, Salt-Contaminated Aggregates, and Non-Corrosive Reinforcement http://www.infravation.net
/projects/SEACON  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How were U.S. entities eligible for funding? Because FHWA is a funder, U.S. entities are eligible for funding. FHWA  encouraged U.S. entities to seek partners for the call for proposals.

  • What is the topic of the research? The research topic area is “advanced systems, materials and techniques for road infrastructure.”

  • What is the level of funding? Infravation funding totals about $11 million for nine multi-year projects conducted by multi-national research teams.

  • Why is the topic on infrastructure? What about other topics?  FHWA and European National Road Authorities could participate in a similarly structured program for future topics depending on the success of the current topic, availability of future funding, and common interests.

How to Learn More about Infravation

For more information, please contact David Kuehn at David.Kuehn@dot.gov or 202-493-3414.

A Program web site is located at http://wwwcf.fhwa.dot.gov/exit.cfm?link=http://www.infravation.net/.

 

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