Project & Research Databases

Project Database

The ABC-UTC is working in cooperation with FHWA, bridge owners, and other bridge professionals to accumulate available completed construction projects in which ABC technologies have been used. The Project Database has been expanded from its origin, the FHWA National ABC Project Exchange. Any questions on the project database can be directed to Mary Lou Ralls Newman (ralls-newman@sbcglobal.net).

Project Submission Process:

Individuals with knowledge of completed ABC construction projects are encouraged to submit project details to the database. A two-step submission process allows individuals to submit minimal first-step information online for approval by bridge owners and the ABC-UTC Database Steering Subcommittee; this first step ensures the projects are appropriate for the database. Upon first-step approval, the submitter will receive an email with attachment of an offline Word template and instructions to complete the project information and return the completed template via email. Upon second-step approval by bridge owners and the ABC-UTC Database Steering Subcommittee, the projects will be added to the database.

You may also download the offline Word template directly here, complete it, and then email the completed template to Mary Lou Ralls Newman, P.E., at ralls-newman@sbcglobal.net. Upon approval by the bridge owner and the ABC-UTC Database Steering Subcommittee, the project will be added to the database.

Note: The offline Word template contains example wording that may not be appropriate for your specific project.

Research Database

The Research Database contains upcoming, ongoing, and completed research projects in which ABC technologies have been investigated. The Research Database projects originated from the TRB ABC Joint Subcommittee‘s archived research tracking spreadsheet. Any questions on the research database can be directed to David Garber (dgarber@fiu.edu).

Research Submission Process:

Individuals with knowledge of upcoming, ongoing, and completed ABC research projects are encouraged to submit project details into the database. The research submission process is a one-step process where all required information for the database is gathered during the initial submission. Submitted research projects will be added to the Research Database in collaboration with the TRB ABC Joint Subcommittee.

New research projects can be submitted by anyone by clicking the button below.

Keywords for Database Search

The Project Database and Research Database both utilize lists of ABC-related “Keywords” that have been used to classify and describe each ABC project. These keywords should be used in searching the databases and also for entering new projects into the databases.