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NCHRP 20-44 [Active]

NCHRP Implementation Support Program

  Project Data
Staff Responsibility: Sid Mohan
Research Agency: Various
Principal Investigator: Various
Effective Date: 10/1/1995

About the Implementation Support Program

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) manages practical, applied research that addresses problems identified by practitioners and managers in state departments of transportation (DOTs). NCHRP publishes the research results and delivers implementable products. The benefits from the project findings, however, begin with implementation by state DOTs and other transportation agencies. To ensure that the research products are viable, NCHRP considers implementation throughout the course of a project—from the development of the problem statement to the awarding of the research contract and beyond to the completion of the research.

As a part of NCHRP Project 20-44, the NCHRP Implementation Support Program has funding to facilitate implementation of NCHRP research results. NCHRP will procure and manage consultant services to undertake the implementation projects as required by the applicant, and will draw upon a panel of experts to oversee the projects. Applications will be reviewed by NCHRP Panel 20-44.

How it works

Applications are reviewed by the NCHRP 20-44 Panel, members of which are selected from industry, academia, and state and federal transportation agencies to serve as experts on implementation of research. The Panel recognizes that each application is unique, and requires that applications present clear, concise information written in a way that will enable the Panel to make an informed judgement on the application’s merits.

In general, the Panel will look at how best applications address the following:

Impact: The expected benefits of implementing the research results to transportation agencies.

Feasibility: The planned implementation activities planned and an appropriate budget.

Partnerships: Lead state and other participating organizations or agencies, and what they would potentially contribute.

Scalability: How the proposed activities will facilitate the implementation of the research results.

Funded Project Activities

  • Reformatting of results into AASHTO requirements for review and adoption (Project 12-57)
  • Beta testing of pavement design software (Project 1-37A)
  • Development of an interactive CD-ROM for updated AASHTO "Redbook" (Project 2-23)
  • Q&A period for traffic signal display recommendations (Project 3-54(2))
  • Opportunity to conduct second workshop in conjunction with other relevant meeting (Project 24-13)
  • Reevaluation of field shear test for QC/QA of HMA (Project 9-18)
  • Extension of testing technique from just HMA mix designs to forensic investigations (Project 9-17)
  • Validation of materials characterization technologies for modified asphalt binders (Project 9-10)
  • Development of recommended specifications for modular bridge joints (Projects 10-52 and 12-40)
  • Workshop to facilitate the implementation of results and the production of a primer, NCHRP Report 443 (Project 25-9)
  • Production of specialized software for implementing the results (Project 3-52A)
  • Two pilot training courses (Project 20-45)
  • Production of video in conjunction with NCHRP synthesis on 3-D, 4-D modeling (NCHRP Synthesis 229)
  • Specialized outside reviews of final research results on moveable bridges and curved girders (Projects 10-43 and 12-38)
  • Conversion of BRIDGIT software to Windows (Project 12-28(2)C)
  • Development of a practical guide on Superpave QA/QC (Project 9-7)
  • Production of a CD-ROM for a pavement design catalog (Project 1-32)
  • Software for evaluating the environmental effects of pavement marking material (Project 4-22)
  • On a short-term basis, clearinghouse operations for (1) quality and (2) product evaluations websites (Project 20-7, Task 80)
  • Travel for principal investigators to AASHTO meetings to present research results (Various projects)
  • Travel support for AASHTO committee members to coordinate the development of specifications recommended by NCHRP (Various projects)
  • CEO briefings of program results (Project 20-44E)
  • General review and guidance on NCHRP implementation activities (Project 20-44A)
  • Guidance on software products (Project 20-44B)
  • NCHRP exhibit at AASHTO Annual Meeting
  • Surveys of completed project panels
  • Documentation of success stories

The Implementation Support Program has funded the following tasks. Click on the task number to go to the write-up for each task.

20-44(01) Increasing WMA Implementation by Leveraging the State-Of-The-Knowledge

20-44(02) Implementation of the AASHTO Guide for Enterprise Risk Management

20-44(03) Dissemination of NCHRP Report 799: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation

20-44(04) Implementing Products from NCHRP Research on Adhesive Anchor Systems

20-44(05) Dissemination of “NCHRP Domestic Scan 14-01: Leading Management Practices in Determining Funding Levels for Maintenance and Preservation”

20-44(06) Consultant Support for Massachusetts DOT’s Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth

20-44(08) NCHRP Comprehensive Communications Plan

20-44(09) Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Capturing the Impacts and Value of NCHRP Research

20-44(11) Advancing practices for data governance, information management, and managing the impact of digitization on DOT workforces

20-44(12) Building Capacity for Self-Assessment of Data Effectiveness for Agency Business Needs

20-44(13) Implementation of NCHRP Research Report 893: The Oregon DOT Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan

20-44(14) Implementation of NCHRP Research Report 887 - Guidance for Underwater Installation of Filter Systems

20-44(15) Consultant Support for implementation of Design Hydrology for Stream Restoration and Channel Stability at Stream Crossings

20-44(16) Implementation of IDEAL Cracking Test for Asphalt Mix Design QC/QA

20-44(17) Implementing the Results of NCHRP Project 20-68A, Domestic Scan 17-01: Successful Approaches for the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems by Surface Transportation Agencies

20-44(18) Validation of the PFC Performance-Based Mix Design Method

20-44(19) Implementation of Proposed AASHTO Standards for Asphalt Binders and Mixtures

20-44(21) Synthesis of State Peer Exchanges and RPPM

20-44(22) Right Sizing Transportation Investments

20-44(23) Pilot Test of Climate Change Design Practices Guide for Hydrology and Hydraulics

20-44(24) Pilot Test of Proposed Standard Practice for Recycling Agents in Asphalt Mixtures Incorporating RAP and RAS

20-44(25) Workshop to Introduce Proposed Changes to AASHTO M 320 and M 332 to Key Stakeholder Groups

20-44(26) Implementing Guide Specifications for the Construction of Chip Seals, Micro Surfacing, and Fog Seals

20-44(27) Facilitating Balanced Mix Design Implementation

20-44(28) Development of a Technology Transfer Plan for State Departments of Transportation Research Programs

20-44(29) Training for Highway Construction Noise Prediction Model-RCNM2.0

20-44(30) Measuring the Effectiveness of Public Involvement at Five State Departments of Transportation: Implementation of the NCHRP Research Report 905 Toolkit

20-44(32) Guidelines for Selecting Travel Forecasting Methods and Techniques—Implementation

20-44(33) Implementing NCHRP Project 20-119: Evaluating the Suitability or Roadway Corridors for Use by Monarch Butterflies

20-44(34) Successful Practices for State Transportation Research Office's Complying with 2 CFR 200 (NCHRP 20-111J)

20-44(35) Implementation for NCHRP Research Report 948—Guide for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety at Alternative Intersections and Interchanges

20-44(36) Workshops on Long-Range Strategic Issues Affecting Preservation, Maintenance, and Renewal of Highway Infrastructure

20-44(37) Workshops on Performance Measures in Snow and Ice Control Operations

20-44(39) Consultant Support for Implementation of Guidebook for Managing Data from Emerging Technologies

20-44(40) Implementing the Agency Capability Building Framework to Activate Organizational Change

20-44(41) Deploying Transportation Resilience Practices in State DOTs: Implementation

20-44(43) Implementing the Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Effective Roadside Water Management

20-44(44) Implementing the Design Practices Guide for Applying Climate Change Information to Hydrologic and Coastal Design of Transportation Infrastructure

20-44(45) Supporting State DOT Adoption of Knowledge Management Practices

20-44(46) Implementing the Asset Valuation Guide Developed Through NCHRP Project 23-06

20-44(47) UAS Operations Practical Skills Pilot Program for State DOTs

20-44(48) Peer Exchanges on Data Management and Governance Practices

20-44(49) Research Implementation - Strategies for Overcoming Barriers

20-44(50) Implementation of Asphalt Pavement Raveling Detection Algorithm

20-44(51) Developing Training Materials to Implement Context Classifications

20-44(52) Implementing a Guide for Urban and Suburban Roadway Cross-Section Reallocation

20-44(53) Implementing the Areawide Approach to Roadway Safety Management and Safety Planning

20-44(54) Training Program for the Emergency Management Playbook

20-44(55) Workshops and Peer Exchanges on Pollinator Habitat Conservation Along Roadways

20-44(56) Implementation Project to Measure and Communicate the Value of Access Management

20-44(57) Implementing Scenario Planning Across Transportation Agencies

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