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 are used and research projects in which ABC technologies have been investigated. The Project Database has been expanded from its origin, the FHWA National ABC Project Exchange.

A user guide was developed to familiarize users with the database (Project Database – User Guide). Any additional questions on the database can be directed to David Garber (dgarber@fiu.edu).

Project Submission Process:

Individuals with knowledge of completed ABC construction projects and upcoming, ongoing, and completed ABC research projects are encouraged to submit project details into the databases. A two-step submission process allows individuals to submit minimal first-step information for approval by bridge owners and the ABC-UTC Database Steering Subcommittee to ensure the projects are appropriate for the databases. Upon first-step approval, submitters will receive a link to complete uploading of project information. Upon second-step approval by bridge owners and the ABC-UTC Database Steering Subcommittee, the projects will be added to the databases.

You may want to develop content offline for the step-two submission, and then copy and paste text online. Click here for Word template to populate offline for subsequent online submission; example wording is provided but may not be appropriate for your specific project.

Research Database

The Research Database is fully functioning. The research is currently being populated to match the TRB ABC Subcommittee’s research tracking spreadsheet, Project Tracker.

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 after approval by the ABC-UTC Database Steering 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.