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If you know of a completed or ongoing project that should be included in the tracking spreadsheet, have a new research idea, or would like to sponsor a project - please send your information to the following email link: ABC Research Topic     
   Research Topics Ideas (RTI)
Research Topic Ideas (RTI)  that are developed into Research Needs Statements (RNS) are submitted to TRB, AASHTO, FHWA, State DOTs, and other entities for further consideration. 
To indicate the level of interest for a particular RTI, please rate them as noted below. Rating an RTI is open to all - one vote per person. 
Volunteers are needed to develop RTIs into RNS.  If there is a particular RTI of interest to you, please submit your contact information when prompted under the corresponding "Rate this RTI" link.        
Compiled results from the March 20, 2014 poll can be found at the following link:  3/20/14 Compiled Poll Results   
 1Rapid demolition methods for ABC projects 


-Fast demolition in high traffic region will speed up  construction

2. Workforce fatigue on ABC projects using PBES: safety and project quality


-Can this be combined with No. 7?

-I think this is an important aspect of ABC that needs to be given consideration in the planning and procurement of projects - particularly on a programmatic basis.

-Should this be expanded to include night-time work or round the clock work.  I guess that this is probably already included in the idea.

 3. Contractor's means and methods on ABC projects using PBES: a side by side comparison - (Synthesis)

-This could help provide insight to actual cost and time elements of PBES

-This subject can help designers develop specifications that are consistent with the current installation practice of PBES on bridge projects.

-Maybe make into more of a synthesis topic?