Over the past few decades, there has been an increasing level of awareness toward using recycled materials as an alternative to virgin materials in flexible pavements and, thus, recycling has become an integral part of road maintenance and rehabilitation activities. Read More
Retired Materials Engineer Robert Bailey is being recognized for his more than four decades of service to the transportation industry as well as for developing an industry-changing tool that bears his name.
Bailey received the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association (IAPA) Research Award at the 58th Annual Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference on December 12th, 2017, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. “That was a great feeling. It’s always good to know that something you’ve accomplished has been recognized. I really enjoyed that,” Bailey said. Read More
More than 300 technical individuals from all over the country attended the 58th Annual Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference on December 11th and 12th, 2017, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. Every year the event brings together highway engineers, government officials, contractors, consultants, university researchers, and representatives from various agencies, academia, and consulting firms to discuss asphalt concrete improvement and share technical research, but this year there was something different. Read More
Hadi Meidani is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Read More
Homemade barbeque and a surprise from Santa Claus highlighted the Transportation Group Winter Open House on Monday, December 4th, 2017. Dozens of staff, faculty, and students brought along family members to celebrate the holiday season at the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL). Read More