➭ Home Projects Approved Topics

The Department’s Research and Development Executive Committee (RDEC) approved twelve (12) topics for funding at its winter meeting held February 9, 2021. The list is in prioritized order as determined by the Committee. The projects will be initiated over the next two years. These projects were among those identified as being a high priority for the Department during several virtual Research Topic Forums held in early November 2021. These forums were attended by representatives from the SCDOT, FHWA, USGS, in-state universities, trade organizations, and industry.

 No.TitleChampion
121-MB-01Field Trials for Cost-Effective Strengthening of SC Load Posted BridgesMark Hunter
221-PC-01A Preliminary Cost Estimating Model for Transportation ProjectsBrad Latham
321-TS-01Reducing Crash Risk at Work Zones in South CarolinaChowdhury Siddiqui
421-MB-02Best Practices on Collecting Asset Information from the Construction StageTodd Anderson
521-CM-04Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) Used as a High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) on Pavements and Bridges Temple Short
621-PC-03Does Design-Build Always Expedite Project Delivery? Insights from SCDOT’s Historical Data of the Past Decade Chris Gaskins
721-CM-01Development of Rideability Specifications Eric Carroll
821-MB-04Modernizing SCOOT Pavement Design ToolsDahae Kim
921-PC-05Develop or Improve Construction Scheduling Methods and Model for Construction Projects Mark Anthony
1021-CM-05Evaluation of SMA Mixtures Using SC Materials Cliff Selkinghaus
1121-PC-04Modification of the South Carolina Pier-Scour Envelope Curves to Minimize Scour Depths Over-prediction Roberto Ruiz
1221-PC-02Evaluate, Update and Rewrite SCOOT Seismic Design Policy and Procedures Nicholas Harman