ICT Researchers Take Part in 2015 Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference

The Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers held its biannual International Federal Airfield and Pavements Conference June 7–10, 2015, in Miami, Florida. The Illinois Center for Transportation was one of eight cooperating organization for the conference.


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The theme of this year’s conference was Innovative and Cost-Effective Pavements for a Sustainable Future. The conference brought together researchers, designers, project and construction managers, and contractors from around the world to participate in workshops and sessions focusing on current and future challenges for airfield and highway pavement sustainability, design, rehabilitation, advanced modeling, performance, evaluation and monitoring, life-cycle assessment, and emerging technologies.

ICT director Imad Al-Qadi served on this year’s conference Steering and Scientific Committees. Al-Qadi has been a member of various committees for the biannual conference since 2006. ICT researchers Hasan Ozer and Erol Tutumluer served on the Scientific Committee for this year’s conference, and Ozer was a member of the Best Young Member Paper Selection Committee.

A number of ICT-affiliated researchers and students took part in the 2015 conference:

Imad Al-Qadi, Founder Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Director, ICT

  • Sustainability Through Pavement Preservation (Workshop Presenter)
  • ME Design and Analysis: Procedures and Properties of Polymer-Modified Asphalt Binders (Session Moderator)

William Buttlar, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Thermal Properties of Pavements and Their Effects, and Performance Properties of Asphalt Mixtures (Session Moderator)
  • Laboratory Evaluation of Highly Recycled Slag and Non-Slag FRAP RAS Mixtures
  • Effect of Smartphone Model on Measured Pavement Roughness

Hasan Ozer, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Sustainability Through Pavement Preservation (Workshop Presenter)
  • Improvement and Evaluation of Pavement Supporting System (Session Moderator)
  • Field Investigation and Laboratory Performance Characterization of Hot In-Place Recycled Asphalt Mixtures
  • Simulation of Shakedown Behavior for Flexible Pavement’s Unbound Granular Layer

Jeffery Roesler, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Sustainability Through Pavement Preservation (Workshop Presenter)
  • Structural and Environmental Benefits of Concrete Inlays for Pavement Preservation
  • Low Fines Content Roller-Compacted Concrete
  • Investigation of ESALs Versus Load Spectra for Rigid Pavement Design

Erol Tutumluer, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Sustainable Use of Unconventional and Recycled Aggregates in Flexible Pavement Foundations
  • A Stress History–Based Approach for Predicting Deformation Potentials of Granular Base and Subbase Layers in Airport Pavements
  • Performance Evaluations of Pavement Working Platforms Constructed with Large-Sized Unconventional Aggregates

William Vavrik, Vice President and Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Champaign, Illinois

  • Effect of Smartphone Model on Measured Pavement Roughness
  • Illinois Tollway 50-Year Asset Management Plan

Ibrahim Abuawad, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Field Investigation and Laboratory Performance Characterization of Hot In-Place Recycled Asphalt Mixtures

Brian Hill, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Laboratory Evaluation of Highly Recycled Slag and Non-Slag FRAP RAS Mixtures

Shahidul Islam, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Effect of Smartphone Model on Measured Pavement Roughness

Hasan Kazmee, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Performance Evaluations of Pavement Working Platforms Constructed with Large-Sized Unconventional Aggregates

Daniel King, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Structural and Environmental Benefits of Concrete Inlays for Pavement Preservation

Jeff LaHucik, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Low Fines Content Roller-Compacted Concrete

Sushobhan Sen, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Structural and Environmental Benefits of Concrete Inlays for Pavement Preservation

Punit Singhvi, M.S. Student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Field Investigation and Laboratory Performance Characterization of Hot In-Place Recycled Asphalt Mixtures

He Wang, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Laboratory Evaluation of Highly Recycled Slag and Non-Slag FRAP RAS Mixtures