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AASHTO TIG Ananth Prasad Chief Engineer, Florida DOT
What is TIG Vision: “A culture where rapid advancement and implementation of high payoff, innovative technologies is the expectation of the transportation community. " Mission: “Champion the implementation of technology among AASHTO member agencies, local agencies, and their industry partners to improve the Nation’s transportation system. "
New TIG Motto
How TIG Operates? • Voluntary Contribution – $6, 000 annually • What does that “buy” for your agency? ? ? – Information – Participation – Fame
AASHTO TIG $6, 000 Buys: Information on New Technologies • Currently 8 Active TIG Projects – – – – Road Safety Audits (RSA) Weigh in Motion (WIM) Cable Median Barrier (CMB) Construction Analysis Software (CAST) Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) Pre Cast Pavement Slabs (PCPS) Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT)
AASHTO TIG $6, 000 Buys: Ability to Participate on a Lead State Teams: • Every Focus Technology project is led by a Lead States Team. Here are few reason why your agency should participate: – – Build Networks across the country Showcase your agencies national leadership Gain and share valuable experiences with other national leaders Develop, execute, and monitor national implementation
AASHTO TIG We can all spare $6, 000 • Number of Nominations and Contributions have dropped this year – Nominations – 13 (35 last year) – Contributions – 23 (43 last year) • When in charge, take charge. Don't sit on the bench • Get your agency involved in TIG
AASHTO TIG 2007 Focus Technologies: • Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) – Lead State (Minnesota) (Ms. Lou Barrett) • Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT) – Lead State (Florida) (Mr. Thomas Andres)
AASHTO TIG AMG: • Integration of GPS, 3 D Modeling, and Computer operated construction equipment: – Cost Savings – Higher quality construction product – Better Documentation of quantities More information is available – Visit the website
AASHTO TIG SPMT: • Expand the use beyond Emergency Operations – Provides the opportunity for offsite construction • Higher Construction Quality • Safer Work Environment • Less disruption to the traveling public For more information, visit the website
AASHTO TIG 2007 Additional Selected Technologies (AST): • Slope Stabilization Using Recycled Plastic Reinforcement • Embedded Data Collector • Low Profile Barrier System
AASHTO TIG Visit the TIG Website • For more information: – Visit: http: //aasthotig. org/ – Contact Keith Platte (kplatte@aashto. org) for project and program information
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