ICT/IDOT Project Wins AASHTO High Value Research Award

The ICT/IDOT research project Best Practices for Implementation of Tack Coat was designated a 2013 Sweet 16 High Value Research Project by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The project is one of the top 16 transportation research projects in the nation and the top project for the Midwest region.

ICT director Imad Al-Qadi served as principal investigator for the project. Technical Review Panel members from IDOT were Derek Parish (chair), Steve Harmon, Tim Kell, Richard Mauch, Wayne Philips, Cynthia Williams, and Steven Worsfold.

The project was published in two volumes and can be accessed via the following links:

Best Practices for Implementation of Tack Coat: Part 1, Laboratory Study

Best Practices for Implementation of Tack Coat: Part 2, Field Study

This marks the fourth consecutive year that an IDOT-sponsored ICT project has been selected as a Sweet 16 project. A complete list of this year’s winners is available on the AASHTO website. More information on past Sweet 16 projects is available on the High Value Research Projects page.

Above: Imad Al-Qadi, Amy Schutzbach and Derek Parish of IDOT and Khaled Hasiba at the AASHTO High Value Research Awards poster session at TRB.