IDOT Hosts Concrete Pavement Innovation Workshop

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) District 1 office in Schaumburg was the setting for a well-attended and successful workshop on concrete pavement innovation and technology transfer. The workshop was held June 25; presentations and video from the workshop are available on ICT’s website.

The workshop was presented by the International Society for Concrete Pavements and was sponsored by IDOT, ICT, and the Illinois Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association. The objective of the workshop was to bring together IDOT engineers, county and municipal engineers, and consultants for training on the latest innovations in design, material, and construction technology related to concrete pavement.

Jeffery Roesler, ICT researcher and professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was one of seven presenters at the workshop. He spoke on the topic of concrete pavement overlay design and his recently completed ICT/IDOT study on the structural performance of ultra-thin whitetopping.

Other presenters and topics were the following:

  • Neeraj Buch, professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, “Past, Present, and Future of the International Society for Concrete Pavements” and “Rapid Repair of Concrete Pavement with Precast Slabs”
  • Mark Snyder, engineering consultant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, “Emerging Technologies for Concrete Pavement” and “Rapid Repair of Concrete Pavement with Precast Slabs”
  • Jake Hiller, associate professor, Michigan Technological University, “Recycle, Co-Product, and Waste Materials for Concrete Pavements”
  • Robert Rodden, executive director, International Society for Concrete Pavements, “Dowel Bars and Misalignment Tolerances”
  • Lev Khazanovich, professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, “Design and Performance of Composite Pavements”
  • Corey Zollinger, pavement engineer, CEMEX, Houston, Texas, “Modern Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavement”