Educational Models of 4 significant truss designs in wooden truss evolution

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Educational Models of 4 significant truss designs in wooden truss evolution: NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD This Funding Announcement is not a request for applications. This announcement is to provide public notice of the National Park Service¿s intention to fund the following project activities without full and open competition. ABSTRACT Funding Announcement P13AS00147 Project Title Educational Models of Four Significant Truss Designs in Wooden Truss Evolution: Burr, Town, Long, and Howe Recipient John Hopkins University Principle Investigator / Program Manager Benjamin Schafer Total Anticipated Award Amount $60,000.00 Cost Share None New Award or Continuation? Continuation. This is a Task Agreement under Cooperative Agreement H227009017 Anticipated Length of Agreement From date of award to June 30, 2017 Anticipated Period of Performance From date of award to June 30, 2017 Award Instrument Cooperative Agreement Statutory Authority 16 USC 1g & 16 USC 461-467 CFDA # and Title 15.945 Cooperative Research and Training Programs ¿ Resources of the National Park System Single Source Justification Criteria Cited (2) Continuation NPS Point of Contact June Zastrow 303-987-6718, OVERVIEW Cooperative Agreement Number H227009017 was entered into by and between the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, (NPS), and Johns Hopkins University, Department of Civil Engineering (JHU-CE) for the purpose of promoting the study of the history, preservation, and interpretation of historic engineering sites, structures, and objects, and to support related training, documentation, publication, and technical and public information efforts in the United States. A typical engineering education begins in the freshman year with the core courses of calculus, physics, and chemistry. While critically important to producing competent engineers, these courses do not expose young engineering students to the less technical sides of engineering design including aesthetics, innovation, and history. Often, these are the lessons that inspire students to become engineers and motivate students through the first two years of core courses. In 1974, David Billington, Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, developed such a course for engineering, architecture, and liberal arts students. Drawing inspiration from Professor Billington¿s course, and incorporating much of his lecture material directly, a similar course was developed and is now taught by Benjamin Schafer, Professor of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins, and Sanjay Arwade, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This class is called Perspectives on the Evolution of Structures, and in addition to Johns Hopkins and UMass Amherst, is now taught at Bucknell University and Virginia Tech. Faculty at several other prestigious universities are developing similar courses. RECIPIENT INVOLVEMENT JHU-CE agrees to: Develop plans and scale models of four truss designs commonly used in historic covered bridges for educational purposes: a Burr Truss (Pine Grove Bridge), a Town Lattice (Brown Bridge), a Long Truss (Eldean Bridge), and a Howe Truss (Pine Brook Bridge). NATIONAL PARK SERVICE INVOLVEMENT Substantial involvement on the part the National Park Service is anticipated for the successful completion of the objectives to be funded by this award. In particular, the National Park Service will be responsible for the following: NPS agrees to: Provide JHU-CE with architectural plans created as part of the National Covered Bridges Recording Project necessary to construct the models SINGLE-SOURCE JUSTIFICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SINGLE SOURCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS Department of the Interior Policy (505 DM 2) requires a written justification which explains why competition is not practicable for each single-source award. The justification must address one or more of the following criteria as well as discussion of the program legislative history, unique capabilities of the proposed recipient, and cost-sharing contribution offered by the proposed recipient, as applicable. In order for an assistance award to be made without competition, the award must satisfy one or more of the following criteria: (1) Unsolicited Proposal ¿ The proposed award is the result of an unsolicited assistance application which represents a unique or innovative idea, method, or approach which is not the subject of a current or planned contract or assistance award, but which is deemed advantageous to the program objectives; (2) Continuation ¿ The activity to be funded is necessary to the satisfactory completion of, or is a continuation of an activity presently being funded, and for which competition would have a significant adverse effect on the continuity or completion of the activity; (3) Legislative intent ¿ The language in the applicable authorizing legislation or legislative history clearly indicates Congress¿ intent to restrict the award to a particular recipient of purpose; (4) Unique Qualifications ¿ The applicant is uniquely qualified to perform the activity based upon a variety of demonstrable factors such as location, property ownership, voluntary support capacity, cost-sharing ability if applicable, technical expertise, or other such unique qualifications; (5) Emergencies ¿ Program/award where there is insufficient time available (due to a compelling and unusual urgency, or substantial danger to health or safety) for adequate competitive procedures to be followed. The National Park Service did not solicit full and open competition for this award based the following criteria: (2) CONTINUATION Single Source Justification Description: THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD This is a Task Agreement (P13AC00945) under Cooperative Agreement H227009017 in the amount of $60,000.00 with a period of performance from date of award until 06/30/2017. STATUTORY AUTHORITY 16 U.S.C. §1g authorizes the NPS to enter into cooperative agreements that involve the transfer of NPS appropriated funds to state, local and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations for the public purpose of carrying out National Park Service programs. This section provides broad authority for NPS to enter into cooperative agreements with most recipients for a public purpose. Although broad, this authority must be read in conjunction with the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 and other authorities that prescribe whether a particular relationship should be a procurement contract or a cooperative agreement. Thus, in making this determination, one must always consider whether the principal purpose of the work is to acquire goods and/or services for NPS¿s direct benefit in furtherance of its mission or for a public purpose.
Federal Grant Title: Educational Models of 4 significant truss designs in wooden truss evolution
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Education Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P13AS00147
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.945
CFDA Descriptions: Cooperative Research and Training Programs - Resources of the National Park System
Current Application Deadline: Aug 05, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Aug 05, 2013
Posted Date: Jul 22, 2013
Creation Date: Jul 22, 2013
Archive Date: Aug 29, 2013
Total Program Funding: $60,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $60,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
June Zastrow, 303-987-6718

National Park Service 303-898-9819
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