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​​​News and Announcements ​

August 2019

​NTPEP Webinar Presentations are now Available

  • NTPEP recently presented four webinars that were intended to introduce and describe some of the newer product evaluation programs.  These webinars were recorded and are now available for viewing from the following links:  ​​



July 2019

Annual Meeting Update

  • Please review the NTPEP Program update that Katheryn Malusky, Senior Program Manager, presented during the annual meeting here.
  • If you are interested in​ how states implement and use NTPEP at their DOTs, please review Danny Lane of TN DOT presentation here​.
  • All minutes from the Technical sessions are available to review by visiting the technical committee home pages here
  • Rapid Set Concrete Patch Materials and Snow Plowable Raised Pavement Markers have both found states to host field evaluations. 

June 2019

Updated NTPEP usage survey information is now available for CADD, CCC, SSC, CCS, TTCD, and PMM

This  information can be found under the “State DOT Usage of NTPEP” tab.  In addition, complete survey data can be obtained from the “States Only” section at:

https://portal.transportation.org/sites/ntpep/example_folder/Rolling%20States%20Survey.aspx

May 2019

New Balloted Work Plans and Information and Operations Guide Updated

Work Plans for the following technical committees were balloted, accepted, and uploaded. Please visit the links to review:

​The Information and Operations Guide was updated with a new anti-harassment policy. Please visit the link to review:

 https://portal.transportation.org/sites/ntpep/example_folder/Rolling%20States%20Survey.aspx


Field Test Volunteers Needed

The following committees are in need of States to participate in field evaluations:

  • ​Rapid Set Concrete Patch Materials - RSCP --contact Jace Coleman, jcoleman@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • Snow Plowable Raised Pavement Markers - SRPM --contact Jonathan Sirianni, jsirianni@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.​

Copyright Notice

Copyright information has been added to the Information and Operations Guide, all Technical Committee Work Plans, Standard Practice for Audits, and more.​


Technical Committee Leadership Updates and Vacancies

  • Scott Hidden of NCDOT is now Chair of Geotextiles and Geosynthetics​ (GTX)
  • Sophie Brown of OrDOT is now Vice Chair of Geotextiles and Geosynthetics​ (GTX)
  • Brandon Johnson of LADOTD is now Vice Chair of Erosion Control Products​ (ECP)
  • There is a vacancy for the position of Vice Chair of Detectable Warning Systems (DWS)


Concrete Coating Systems (CCS) - Now Accepting Applications

 

For manufacturers with an interest in the AASHTO NTPEP Concrete Coating Systems (CCS) product evaluation program, the opportunity to participate is now available on a first come, first serve basis.

Information regarding the new work plan, and corresponding fees schedule, can be found in the links below:

 

Technical Committee Main Site: http://www.ntpep.org/Pages/ProtectiveCoatings.aspx

Work Plans: http://www.ntpep.org/Pages/ProtectiveCoatingsDocuments.aspx


Testing Service Fee: http://www.ntpep.org/Documents/FeeSchedules/SSC-CCS%20Fee%20Schedule.pdf
  • *Second Page of the Fee Document

Should your organization be interested in submitting a system, contact Vince Glick (vglick@aashto.org). ​


APEL

As many of you may already know, the AASHTO Product Evaluation List (APEL) offers evaluations for innovative patented and/or proprietary materials, products, and devices.  The program has been seeing a considerable uptick in use over the past couple of years, and as such, we wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of the data which is available to them.

 

This highlight only products/data that have been added to the APEL website over about the last year.  APEL provides three categories of data:  AASHTO Evaluated Products; DOT Evaluated Products; and State Proprietary Products.  You can learn more about each category by reviewing the FAQ section of the APEL website.  As the Liaison for this group, you can also contact Jonathan Sirianni, jsirianni@aashto.org, directly with any questions or concerns you have.

 

Below is a list of products with data available to view directly on the APEL website.  Please let Jonathan know if you need any assistance with viewing this data.

 

AASHTO Evaluated Products:

  • Capiphon CorporationCapiphon Drain Belt(flexible, non-clogging drainage collection belt manufactured from composite PVC materials)
  • ThermionSafTrax TH335(twin wire arc sprayed, nonskid coating applied to steel and cast steel products to produce a textured surface)
  • ThermionSafTrax TH604 & TH605(Nonskid metal coating applied using twin wire arc spray process with arc voltage drive technology)

 

DOT Evaluated Products:

  • Trinity Highway ProductsGuide Lite, Light-Weight SPRPM – (snow-plowable raised pavement marker made from lightweight, high impact, polymeric material)

 

State Proprietary Products (Only 2019 Submissions to Date):

  • 3M – 3M Connected Roads All Weather Elements(Microcrystalline ceramic beads partially embedded into pavement marking materials, designed to provide visibility/retro day or night, wet or dry)
  • Advanced Infrastructure TechnologiesFRP Composite U-Shaped Girder System – (Part of precase deck system consisting of open U-shaped FRP girders and precast concrete components to serve as a bridge deck.)
  • Bosch USABosch MIC-7502-Z30W(CCTV Camera)

 

As mentioned previously, the list provided here is only the more recent submissions to APEL, so be sure to visit http://apel.transportation.org/ to view the entirety of the products for which data is available to you.  If you have products that your DOT has evaluated, or that you are utilizing on certifications, please reach out to Jonathan so he help you through the process of making this information available to your fellow state members. 


March 2019


Ballots are out

Ballots were sent out on March 25 for the following:

  • HDPE-PIPE Work Plan --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • SRPE Work Plan  --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • ARA Work Plan --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • Portland and Blended Cement Work Plan (New Technical Committee) --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.

The due date for your response is Monday, April 15th, 2019.



September 2018

Tennessee DOT adopts NTPEP audits for Thermoplastic Pipe, Corrugated Metal Pipe, Reinforcing Steel, Elastomeric Bridge Bearings, and Guardrail

Tennessee DOT has adopted the use of NTPEP audits as a requirement for Thermoplastic Pipe, Corrugated Metal Pipe, Reinforcing Steel, Elastomeric Bridge Bearings, and Guardrail.  These requirements are spelled out in "Approval Procedure Documents" found at https://www.tn.gov/tdot/materials-and-tests/producer-list.html  As stated in these documents, "NTPEP certification will be required by December 31, 2018 to remain on the Producer List."


​August 2018

​VTrans Adopts Formal NTPEP Requirements for Geotextiles

VTrans has now formally adopted NTPEP as a requirement for Geotextiles. While it was required elsewhere, this is the first formal requirement within its specifications. This requirement has taken effect via their general special provision linked below (Section 720).

https://outside.vermont.gov/agency/VTRANS/external/docs/construction/02ConstrServ/PreContract/2018SpecBook/2018-08-08%20-%202018_General_Special_Provisions.pdf


Ballots are out

Ballots were sent out on August 8 for the following:

  • HDPE-PIPE Work Plan --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • ERB Work Plan  --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • WMA Work Plan --contact Jonathan Sirianni, jsirianni@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.

The due date for your response is Friday, August 24th, 2018.


July 2018

​Ballots are out

Ballots were sent out on July 7 for the following:

  • NTPEP Information and Operations Guide (now including APEL) --contact Maribel Wong, mwong@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • RSCP Work Plan --contact Maribel Wong, mwong@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • SAPL Work Plan --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • EBB Work Plan  --contact Ryan Fragapane, rfragapane@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • SSC Work Plan  --contact Vince Glick, vglick@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.
  • CCS Work Plan  --contact Vince Glick, vglick@aashto.org, with any questions or concerns.

The due date for your response is Monday, July 30th, 2018.



May 2018

APEL is officially part of NTPEP

At the 2018 Spring Meeting, the AASHTO Board of Directors approved a resolution to bring APEL under the NTPEP structure. APEL will continue to operate as it has, keeping the apel.transportation.org website, and processes intact. The APEL Council has been renamed the "APEL Task Force."