External Advisory Committee
The External Advisory Committee (EAC) was established to guide the center throughout the development and validation of advanced and applied sensor, nondestructive evaluation, robot, and data logistics/analytics technologies targeted to practical solutions for the inspection and maintenance of existing bridges. The EAC consists of one FHWA representative, one state DOT representative from each participating institution, one representative from the highway industry, and one representative from the railway industry.
The EAC provides input to the establishment of ambitious yet practical target performance criteria for various measurement technologies and autonomous systems to be developed over a period of five years. The EAC meets twice a year to review the center’s progress and functions as a source of potential proposal reviewers or coordinators.