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Overview of SCOH Strategic Plan
AASHTO Subcommittee on Design
2010 Annual Meeting
Rick Land, Vice Chair
AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Design and
Chief Engineer
California Department of Transportation
(Caltrans)
Today’s Presentation
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AASHTO Organization
AASHTO Strategic Plan
SCOH Strategic Plan
SCOH Implementation Plan
Expectations from SCOD
AASHTO Organization
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Board of Directors
Executive Committee
Standing Committees
Special Committees/Task Groups
AASHTO Standing Committees
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Aviation
Environment
Finance &
Administration
Highway Traffic Safety
Highways
Performance
Management
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Planning
Public Transportation
Research
Rail Transportation
Water Transportation
Standing Committee on Highways
Subcommittees
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Bridges and Structures
Design
Highway Transport
Materials
Construction
Maintenance
Right-of-Way and Utilities
Traffic Engineering
Systems Operations and Management
AASHTO Strategic Plan
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Overview of the Main Goals
1. Re-establish transportation as
a national priority
2. Advocate and communicate to
achieve AASHTO's goals
3. Provide world-class technical
services
4. Assist State DOTs with
leadership and performance
SCOH Strategic Plan
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First new SCOH
Strategic Plan since
1998
Particular emphasis
on aligning with
AASHTO Strategic
Plan
Adopted in January
2010
SCOH Strategic Plan
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Overview of Key
Objectives
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The SCOH Strategic Plans
contains:
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10 specific objectives
2 overarching objectives
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40 related action items
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SCOH Strategic Plan
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10 Specific Objectives
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Freight
Cut fatalities in Half by 2013
Congestion-Free America
Climate Change
Performance Management
SCOH Strategic Plan
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10 Specific Objectives
(continued)
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Communicating the Value to
Transportation
Research and Emerging
Technology
Workforce Planning and
Development
Project Delivery
System Preservation
SCOH Strategic Plan
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2 Overarching Objectives
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Technical Services
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Develop and Disseminate
Technical Services
Governance Issues
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Ensure Ongoing Coordination &
Collaboration
SCOH Implementation Plan
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Overview of the
Implementation Plan
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Success depends on its
execution
Strategic approach to
implementing the plan
Incorporates an
updated Governance
Structure to facilitate
delivery of the Strategic
Plan objectives
SCOH Executive Committee
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Recommended in the
SCOH Implementation
Plan
Established at May 21
Spring meeting
Includes SCOH Vice
Chair, SCOH Secretary
and Chairs of SCOH
Subcommittees
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Drives and develops policy
proposals
Involved in higher level
policy issues
Reviews recommendations
on policy proposals from
subcommittees
Makes recommendations
to SCOR (Research)
SCOH Implementation Group
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Amadeo Saenz, TX
(SCOH Chair)
Carlos Braceras, UT
Del McOmie, WY
Grant Levi, SD
Khani Sahebjam, MN
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Kevin Chesnik, WI
Pam Hutton, CO
Rick Land, CA
Kevin Keith, MO
Scott Rawlins, NV
SCOH Implementation Plan
Board of
Directors
Other
AASHTO
Committee
Liaisons
SCOH
Liaisons
Other
AASHTO
Committees
Systems Ops & Mgnt
Bridges and Structures
Construction
Spec Committee on
International Activity
Coordination
Spec Committee on US
Route Numbering
Spec Committee on
Wireless Technology
Technology
Implementation Group
Value Engineering
Technical Committee
National Committee on
Uniform Traffic Control
Devices
Design
Highway Transport
Maintenance
Materials
Right of Way and Utility
NTPEP Oversight
Committee
Traffic Engineering
SCOH Implementation Plan
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Overview of the
Implementation Plan
Rely on and empower
SCOH Subcommittees &
Technical Committees
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to identify priority activities
to continue
to identify new activities
necessary to implement the
SCOH Strategic Plan
SCOH Implementation Plan
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Overview of the
Implementation Plan
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"Top Down" and "Bottom
Up" Approach
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Top Down – SCOH to
identify activities for
subcommittees to focus on
Bottom Up –
Subcommittees to identify
activities in their work plans
that are necessary to
support the SCOH Plan
SCOH Implementation Plan
Overview of the
Implementation Plan
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SCOH will identify activities
for SCOH Subcommittees to
focus on
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Subcommittees will present work
plans to SCOH, SCOH members
will discuss the activities before
the work plans are approved;
before SCOH's October 2010
meeting
SCOH Implementation Plan
Design Subcommittee Items
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2.0 - Freight
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Identify modifications necessary
to design standards and
operations procedures to
accommodate freight
5.0 - Climate Change
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Identify possible operational
improvements to support current
research on climate change
Develop operations strategies
that lower energy consumption,
reduce congestion and reduce
costs in their workplan
SCOH Implementation Plan
Subcommittee Items
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5.0 - Climate Change
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Identify gaps in current
standards and guidelines
pertaining to climate change
Evaluate design standards,
policy development, technical
standards, infrastructure
planning, design and
development and identify gaps in
addressing GHG
8.0 – Research and Emerging
Technology
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Prioritize projects submitted to
SCOR
SCOH Implementation Plan
Subcommittee Items
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9.0 – Workforce Planning and
Development
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Identify priorities for current
training needs
10.0 – Project Delivery
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Examine and recommend
changes to standards, policies,
etc to promote collaborative
project delivery and accelerate
the design, construction,
inspection of projects
SCOH Implementation Plan
Subcommittee Items
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11.0 – System Preservation
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Identify and promote primary
technologies, strategies, etc to
support rapid construction,
rehabilitation, preservation and
maintenance of the highway
system and improve system
conditions
SCOH Strategic Objective on
Project Delivery
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Streamline/Accelerate
Project Delivery
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Create a Joint Technical
Committee on Project
Delivery
Assist SCOH with delivering
Strategic Action Items on
Project Delivery.
Look at crosscutting project
delivery and project management issues.
Joint Technical Committee
on Project Delivery
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Two members from each of the SCOH
Subcommittees that are involved project delivery;
Members representing other relevant standing
committees (eg. Environment, Planning);
Select individuals not currently on subcommittees but
are recognized as having expertise in select ares
related to project delivery.
Member names from SCOH Subcommittees (Design)
to be provided by Subcommittee Chair by Aug. 1st.
Joint Technical Committee on
Project Delivery – Primary Issues
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Project Management Issues
Innovative Contracting Effects
Meeting Environmental Commitments
Development of Improved Project Management Skills
Environmental Streamlining
Innovative Project Delivery Techniques
Innovations in R/W Acquisition & Utility Coordination
Joint Technical Committee on
Project Delivery – Initial Charges
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Develop guidance to streamline coordination and management
of cross-cutting issues
Develop guidance to accommodate expansion of innovative
contracting methods
Develop a process to promote advances in project delivery time,
cost, and quality
Engage stakeholders from crosscutting areas to improve
construction schedule, cost, and quality
Engage and coordinate with FHWA
Devise a meeting format or communication process which
creates cross-discipline communication
Conduct at least two annual meetings using teleconference or
other electronic media
Basic Premise: seek to avoid expensive travel; use
electronic media
SCOH Strategic Plan
Summary
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Understand SCOH Work Plan Tasks assigned
specifically to SCOD
Assess what activities SCOD has in its work plans
that address SCOH Strategic Plan Actions
Add any new activities needed to address SCOH
Strategic Plan Actions
Identify two members for the Joint Technical
Committee on Project Delivery
Overview of SCOH Strategic Plan
AASHTO Subcommittee on Design
2010 Annual Meeting
Rick Land, Vice Chair
AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Design and
Chief Engineer
California Department of Transportation
(Caltrans)