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Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer. Andy Wilson, FHWA Lisa Biggs, Iowa DOT April 12, 2006. What is ACTT?. ACTT is a strategic process , which uses various technologies and techniques to reduce construction time while enhancing safety and quality. (Faster, Safer, Better ).

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accelerated construction technology transfer

Accelerated Construction Technology Transfer

Andy Wilson, FHWA

Lisa Biggs, Iowa DOT

April 12, 2006

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What is ACTT?

ACTT is a strategic process, which uses various technologies and techniques to reduce construction time while enhancing safety and quality.

(Faster, Safer, Better)

why actt
Why ACTT?
  • Vital Few
    • Safety
    • Environment
    • Congestion
  • Builds momentum for change
    • High performance materials
    • Utilization of new technologies
  • Address customer needs
overview of the public s priorities
Overview of the Public’s Priorities
  • The public is unhappy with the (repetitive) pain of construction, repair, and maintenance
  • “Get in, get out, stay out”.
quality
Quality
  • ACTT allows for innovation
  • Speeding up does not mean ‘cutting corners’
  • Yes, there is a simple cure for poor quality…

Do it right the first time, every time!

actt history
ACTT History
  • TRB Special Report 249 (1996)
  • TRB Task Force A5T60 “Accelerating Innovation in Transportation” (1999)
  • Workshops sponsored by AASHTO TIG & FHWA (2002-2005)
indiana
Indiana
  • Total closure
  • 175,000 ADT
  • 33 bridge decks
  • 35 lane miles
  • Contract time 85 days
  • Completed 30 days early
  • Public BUY-IN and SATISFACTION
actt workshops
ACTT Workshops:

Held an ACTT workshop

Scheduled an ACTT workshop

Considering an ACTT workshop

candidate projects
Candidate Projects
  • Major reconstruction/rehabilitation
  • Well-defined purpose and need
  • Project development underway
  • Urgent need to accelerate construction
  • Flexible project limits
  • Open-minded project team
actt skill sets
Construction

Geotechnical & Materials

Innovative Contracting

Innovative Financing

Pavement/Maintenance

Environmental

Structures

Public Relations

Roadway Design/Geometrics

Traffic/Safety/ITS

RW/Utilities/RR

Worker Health and Safety

ACTT Skill Sets
workshop process
Workshop Process
  • Identify candidate corridor
  • Notify ACMT
  • Conduct pre-workshop
  • Announce workshop to national experts
  • Plan and coordinate the workshop
  • Conduct workshop
  • Prepare report
  • Follow through with recommendations
future workshops
Future Workshops
  • State Agency = Prime Sponsor
    • Federal-aid eligible
  • FHWA = Support
    • National Expert list
    • Workshop assistance
    • Final report editing and distribution
standard workshop
Standard Workshop
  • 3 days
  • Project specific
  • Up to 12 skill sets
  • 5-15 participants per skill set
for more information

For More Information

See

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/construction/accelerated

Or contact

Jim Sorenson, ACTT Program Manager

james.sorenson@fhwa.dot.gov

(202) 366-1333

iowa dot actt workshops
Iowa DOT ACTT Workshops
  • Council Bluffs Interstate System (CBIS) Improvements Project
  • I-74 Iowa-Illinois Corridor Study
cbis actt workshop
CBIS ACTT Workshop
  • August 16 – 18, 2005
  • Workshop cost
    • National Experts
    • Meeting rooms and supplies
    • Welcome dinner, lunch and breaks
  • Approximately 100 participants
cbis actt skill sets
CBIS ACTT Skill Sets
  • Construction
  • Innovative Contracting
  • Structures
  • Traffic Engineering / Safety / ITS / Public Relations
  • Geotechnical / Materials / Accelerated Testing
  • Long Life Pavements / Maintenance
  • Utilities / ROW / RR Coordination
  • Roadway / Geometric Design
cbis actt workshop1
CBIS ACTT Workshop
  • Day 1
    • Project overview
    • Tour
  • Day 2
    • Skill set brainstorming (morning)
    • Intermingling (afternoon)
    • Presentation preparation
  • Day 3
    • Skill Set presentations
    • Closing Remarks and Initial Feedback from DOT / FHWA
cbis actt workshop skill set suggestions
CBIS ACTT Workshop Skill Set Suggestions
  • Include a maintenance workshop as part of the design procedure
  • Consider early geotechnical investigation and load testing
  • Consider stadium lighting for the dual-divided section
  • Utilize on call maintenance to fix problems outside of the contractor’s responsibility
  • Designate utility corridors for crossing the interstate
  • Identify and acquire special properties early
  • Utilize performance based traffic management specifications
i 74 actt workshop skill sets
I-74 ACTT Workshop Skill Sets
  • Innovative Contracting / Innovative Financing
  • Geotechnical / Pavements / Maintenance
  • Utilities / ROW / RR Coordination
  • Traffic Engineering / Safety / ITS
  • Construction
  • Structures
  • Public Relations
i 74 actt workshop skill set suggestions
I-74 ACTT Workshop Skill Set Suggestions
  • Consider a monthly project update breakfast with local officials/ downtown business community to keep them informed about project progress
  • Communicate with maintenance personnel during design and construction
  • Consider an automated brining system or heated deck for snow removal on the bridge
  • Utilize A + B bidding, warranties, no excuse bonuses, and constructability meetings
  • Incorporate a fiber-optic bridge attachment into the bridge design
  • Include ROW, Utility, and Railroad disciplines from Iowa and Illinois in the I-74 Project Management Team
workshop follow up
Workshop Follow-up
  • Workshop Flyer
    • 1 page summary
  • Workshop Report
    • 80 – 100 page document
    • Includes
      • Project Information
      • Workshop Information
      • Skill Set Goals
      • Skill Set Results
      • Contact Information
      • Workshop Notes
next steps
Next Steps
  • Discuss Skill Set Suggestions
  • Determine which suggestions will be carried forward
thank you

THANK YOU

QUESTIONS?

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