ICT had a strong presence at the First Congress of the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers that convened in Chicago on March 13-16. ICT exhibited at the conference; ICT investigators presented on several topics; ICT Director Imad Al-Qadi served as Co-Chair; and ICT Investigator Bill Buttlar served as a track co-chair.
The four-day event brought together 240 attendees to discuss integrated strategies focusing on smart development and efficient multi-modal movement of people and goods to support the economic pulse of our nation and the world.
The impressive technical program included five concurrent paper/presentation tracks, technical tours that included O’Hare International, and pre-Congress workshops. An Institute awards banquet dinner was held to recognize achievement in transportation and development engineering, and the Institute’s committees met to discuss the state of practice, strategic initiatives, and future activities. ICT student researcher, Ali Hajbabaie received the Congress’s Best Student Paper Award.
Attendees included transportation and development researchers, engineers, planners, designers, project managers, construction managers and contractors from around the world. Additionally, several exhibitors showcased their products and services. Stay tuned for announcements related to the Second Congress in 2012.