TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 833: Assessing, Coding, and Marking of Highway Structures in Emergency Situations, Volume 3: Coding and Marking Guidelines Guidelines is a field manual for responders who will evaluate highway structures in emergency situations. The volume presents specific assessment procedures for structure types and example photos of damage that can be used to rate the damage level of each element of a structure.
NCHRP Research Report 833, Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3; along with NCHRP Web-Only Document 223: Guidelines for Development of Smart Apps for Assessing, Coding, and Marking Highway Structures in Emergency Situations; provide guidelines for assessing highway structures and the related coding and marking that can be recognized by highway agencies and other organizations that respond to emergencies resulting from natural or man-made disasters. In addition, the project produced supplemental materials that are available online. The files include Preliminary Damage Assessment Forms for each structure type and training material for four workshops to further help highway agencies and other emergency response organizations with implementing this guidance.
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