InTrans / Aug 14, 2018
Establishment of a National Center for Wood Transportation Structures (NCWTS) Phase I
The objective of this project is to establish the foundation for a National Center for Wood Transportation Structures as a partnership between FPL and the ISU Bridge Engineering Center. This project will include the following tasks: (1) Develop a plan to facilitate the NCWTS development coordination between the FPL, ISU, the USDOT Federal Highway Administration, and the recently disbanded National Wood in Transportation Information Center in Morgantown, WV, (2) Provide support personnel, space, and technical support to implement Task 1, and (3) Establish a NCWTS library, web site, demonstration bridge database, and other functional features.
The expected outcome will be to establish the preliminary stages of a National Center for Wood Transportation Structures at the ISU Bridge Engineering Center, in cooperation with FPL. This will provide a foundation for the eventual establishment of a comprehensive NCWTS, which will have a positive impact on bridge owners and the rural transportation infrastructure.