Project Spotlight

IDOT Uses Modern Technology in Construction Staking of Illinois Highway Projects

Published October 23, 2017

In a world that is increasingly shaped by improving digital technologies, the past few decades brought great advances in technology for highway construction and engineering. Such advances almost always aim to reduce costs and improve quality. For instance, incorporating technologies, such as the global positioning system (GPS) and civil information modeling (CIM), among others, in highway construction is believed to lead to improvements in construction quality while reducing construction time and cost.Read More

Research Sheds New Light on Integral Abutment Bridges Behavior

Published October 23, 2017

Integral abutment bridges are constructed without expansion joints. Due to the high maintenance costs associated with expansion joints—as a result of water seeping through the joints and causing damage to the beams and bearings at joint locations—integral abutment bridges (IAB) have become increasingly popular in the past 30 years, not only because of the economic advantages of these structures, but also because of their proven functionality and durability.Read More

IDOT Adapts Construction Staking to Modern Technology

Published September 15, 2017

In a world that is increasingly shaped by improving digital technologies, the past few decades brought great advances in technology for highway construction and engineering. Such advances almost always aim to reduce costs and improve quality. For instance, incorporating technologies, such as the global positioning system (GPS) and civil information modeling (CIM), among others, in highway construction is believed to lead to improvements in construction quality while reducing construction time and cost.Read More