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Research Center

Office Manager
Darryll Dockstader
Research Center Manager

605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-414-4615
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Novel Coatings of Steel
Fog Evaluation
Automated Testing Tools
Roadway Sampling Evaluation
Improving Recycling
Aging Road User Study
On-Board Sound Intensity Study


The Research Center oversees the Florida Department of Transportation's research program and contracts with state universities and other research service providers to conduct research in all areas of transportation. The Research Center also participates in pooled fund studies with other state transportation agencies and contributes to national studies on subjects of benefit to Florida. FDOT's research program contributes to increasing the safety, reliability, capacity, and efficiency of Florida's transportation system.

The most recently completed research project final reports are listed below. Find all active and completed projects using our search engine.


Structures Design
BDV24-977-04 Repair of Impact Damaged Utility Poles with Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), Phase II
Summary [1MB], Final Report [79.5MB]
Posted: August 25, 2015

BDV28-977-02 Proof of Concept for Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for High Mast Pole and Bridge Inspections
Summary [1MB], Final Report [7.7MB]
Posted: August 19, 2015

Structures Design
BDV29-977-10 Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Cable for Post-Tensioning Applications, Phase 2
Summary [1MB], Final Report [8.1MB]
Posted: August 10, 2015

BDV31-977-11 Internally Cured Concrete for Pavement and Bridge Deck Applications
Summary [680KB], Final Report [9.5MB]
Posted: August 10, 2015