Title: High-Performance Concrete Lead State Team Activities: Overview
Author(s): M. W. Beacham
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 1-8
Keywords: activities; high-strength concrete; technologies
The AASHTO “Task Force on Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) Implementation” developed and instituted the Lead State Program in 1996. The mission of the Task Force was to optimize ways in which SHRP technologies could be implemented at the state level. The Task Force understood the benefits of mutual cooperation in sharing resources, working as teams, and collectively implementing the technologies. In order to achieve their mission the Task Force developed the concept of “Lead States Teams”. A “Lead States Team” is a group of states that are willing to take the lead and assist in the implementation of specific, targeted SHRP technologies in which they have interest and have gained some practical experience.