New Products and Experimental Methods Database

  • Allen, David (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the project are to: 1) establish procedures to document experimental methods and new products utilized throughout the Cabinet such as "Donna-Crete", "Ross-phalt", "tar-rock"; 2) develop a database to document the use of experimental produces or methods and their locations; and 3) establish means to share information across the Cabinet regarding effectiveness. BACKGROUND: There are many instances where new products or procedures are utilized on an experimental basis throughout the state, this project would identify a mechanism to capture these items and develop a central location for dissemination of information regarding their use. In many instances, products are used at the district level and this information is not shared across the state. Products which may have performed well are sometimes lost since the information regarding the use may have not been documented outside of the local jurisdiction. Much of the information relating to the use and performance of these features is contained in the individual experience of Cabinet personnel. Many of these personnel have retired, or moved to other positions; therefore the information may be lost. It is anticipated that this project would complement the current Experimental Product Evaluation Program, by providing the means to monitor products approved through the program. Currently the only method of documentation regarding the performance of a product, may be from the vendor and this information may be anecdotal in nature. FY 2007 PROPOSED WORK: It is anticipated the procedures to document methods and products will be determined and the database options explored during the fIrst year of the project. PROGRAMMED COST FY 2007: TOTAL ESTIMATED COST: $ 50,000 $100,000
Effective start/end date7/1/066/30/07


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