Proposals Due June 24, 2005 at 4:00 P.M. CST
Airfield Asphalt Pavement
Technology Program (AAPTP)
Rubblization technology and equipment was initially developed for highway pavements, however, there is interest in using this technology to rehabilitate aging airfield pavements as well. Airfield Portland cement concrete pavements (PCCP) often have significantly greater thicknesses as compared to highway PCCP. Within the FAA Integrated Airport System airfield infrastructure and the U.S. Defense Department airfield inventory, there are more than 83 million square meters (100 million square yards) of PCCP greater than 33 cm (13 inches) thick and more than 35 years old. These aging pavements will likely need major rehabilitation within the next 10 years.
Recently, the FAA and the Air Force published the following guidance on the use of rubblization for airfield pavements:
The successes and problems associated with design, construction, and quality control, of rubblized pavement structures need to be quantified along with information from the use of rubblized highway pavements.
The objective of this research is to document rubblization technology and prepare a guide specification and a design and construction manual for use by engineers involved in the design and construction of airfield pavements.
The product of this research will be a final report in the form of a manual and guide specification that will provide proper construction criteria, design features, detailed guide specifications, and appropriate methods for quality control and quality assurance for an airfield project using rubblization.
Task 1. Collect, review, and synthesize information relative to rubblization of PCC pavements with special emphasis on airfield pavements. The rubblization process has been used extensively on highway projects and the successful research team should utilize the knowledge gained from that work to enhance the results of this project. This review will include but not be limited to:
Task 3. Describe procedures that have been used for quality control of rubblized projects and identify limitations with existing quality control practices. Identify new quality control concepts and construction procedures that may result in improved uniformity of the final product. The possibility of performance specifications versus prescriptive construction specifications should be investigated.
Task 4. Define in general terms how the following will be addressed in the final manual:
Task 6. Upon direction of the Technical Project Panel, the research agency will prepare the detailed manual. The final manual will include the following:
Task 7. The FAA is conducting a study at their research facility in Atlantic City that will include the construction of a test section that includes the placement of an HMA overlay over a rubblized section of PCC pavement and an overlay over a PCC pavement that has not been rubblized. The FAA is conducting extensive testing on these sections and will be trafficking them with simulated airfield traffic. The research agency will utilize the FAA data and prepare a separate report that analyzes and describes the work being done in Atlantic City and the results of the study. The research team should designate up to $25,000 of the total amount of their proposal for this support. The points of contact at the FAA Technical Center are Gordon Hayhoe at 609-485-8555 for testing and Robert (Murphy) Flynn at 609-485-5318 for construction. E- mail addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Task 8. Upon completion of the project a final report will be required. The research agency should submit a preliminary draft (8 hard copies and one electronic copy) for review by the Project Technical Panel. Upon completion of this review, comments will be provided to the research agency. Approximately one month after the research agency has received and reviewed the comments from the Project Technical Panel, a meeting will be set up for the Project Technical Panel and the research agency to review the project findings and the final report. The research agency should be prepared to make a presentation at this meeting that will cover all aspects of the project. Within thirty days of this meeting, the research agency will submit to AAPTP a final report that incorporates the reviewers' comments and reflects editing by a competent technical editor. All reports will be submitted in both hard copy and electronic copy format. All written documentation will be prepared using Microsoft Word. All reports will be the property of the Federal Aviation Administration and will be supplied in a format that complies with the agency's Section 508 requirements for electronic documents. A policy statement for Section 508 can be found at http://www.faa.gov/aio/508/, and the Section 508 website, a summary and list of standards, can be found at http://www.section50 8.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=3.
Quarterly progress reports (2 hard copies and an electronic copy in Microsoft Word format) are required from the research agency and are to be prepared on the basis of calendar quarters. The research agency will mail the 2 hard copies of the report directly to the AAPTP and will E-mail each of the members of the technical review panel a copy of the progress report. Each report will include the following: A cover letter providing (a) a clear and complete description of the work performed on each task during that quarter; (b) an outline of the work to be accomplished during the next quarter; (c) a description of any problem(s) encountered or anticipated that might affect the completion of the project within the designated time and fiscal constraints and (d) recommended solutions to problems identified in (c) if any exist.
Follow the format for the final report shown here. Interim reports should follow the same format.
SELECTION OF CONTRACTORS
The evaluation considers the following: (1) the research agency's demonstrated understanding of the problem; (2) the merit of the proposed research approach to the solution of the problems outlined in the RFP; (3) experience, qualifications, and objectivity of the research team in the same or closely related areas; and (4) the breakdown of manpower and costs. The total funds available are made known in this problem statement, and line items of the proposed budget will be examined to determine the reasonableness of the allocation of funds to the various tasks.
The technical portion of the proposal should not exceed 20 pages.
Funds available: $200,000
Eight copies of proposal due no later than 4pm CST on June 24, 2005
Contract time: 24 months (Phase I -- 12 months, which includes 1 month for the Project Technical Panel to review and approval of the outline; Phase II--12 months, which includes 3 months for Project Technical Panel to review, and for the contractor to revise, the final report.)
Staff responsibility: E. Ray Brown, 334-844-6228, firstname.lastname@example.org
Authorization to begin work: August 2005 -- estimated
Send proposals to the following address:
E. Ray Brown
277 Technology Parkway
Auburn, AL 36830
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