Performance of Existing ABC Projects – Inspection Case Studies

Link to the Latest Report: September 2019 Progress Report

Background:

Several ABC projects have been completed or currently ongoing around the country. Some state DOTs have adopted ABC and completed several ABC projects (e.g. Iowa, New York, Utah) while other states are implementing or in the planning process for pilot ABC projects (e.g. Nevada). With the increasing number of ABC projects, it is important to inspect and assess the performance of these projects.

Objective:

The objective of this project is to collaborate with all partner institutions in the ABC-UTC to inspect and check the performance of existing ABC projects and activities in the different regions of the country.

Scope:

The research team at UNR will coordinate with the ABC-UTC partner universities to acquire the performance evaluation and inspection framework that will be developed by ISU. The team will plan to work with Caltrans and possibly Nevada DOT to select ABC projects and case studies and coordinate inspection efforts. Tentatively, two projects will be identified and inspected through a series of field visits.

Research Team:

Principal Investigator:  Dr. Mohamed Moustafa

Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Ahmad Itani

Research Assistant:  n/a