Register for the 58th Annual Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference!

Registration is open for the 58th Annual Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference to be held December 11-12, 2017, at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois.


The Bituminous Conference is a compact one-day program providing an opportunity for highway engineers to meet with contractors, government officials, consultants, and fellow engineers.  Professionals gather to share the latest technical information and review actual field reports in the area of hot-mix asphalt construction. The conference is specifically designed for people actively involved in asphalt construction:  highway engineers; government officials responsible for developing, implementing, enforcing, and evaluating contractor regulations affecting bituminous construction; contractors; consultants; university researchers; and representatives of firms supplying goods and services to the industry.

The Conference’s Awards Committee is seeking nominations from DOTs, local agencies, and industry for the following awards, worth $500 each:

  • Marshall Thompson Student Research Award, recognizes an undergraduate or graduate student for his/her contribution to advance knowledge in the bituminous paving field.
  • IAPA Bituminous Innovative Research Award, recognizes a PI, Co-PI, or research engineer for innovative research aimed to improve the performance of bituminous materials and/or pavements.
  • Barry Dempsey Bituminous Technical Contribution of the Year Award, recognizes a DOT or industry employee for outstanding technical/engineering contribution to the bituminous paving field.
  • Imad Al-Qadi Leadership in Bituminous Engineering Award, recognizes a DOT or industry employee and/or organization for leadership in the bituminous and flexible pavement field.

Please submit your nomination(s) electronically by filling out the Bituminous Award Nomination Form, describing the candidate’s work in general while drawing particular attention to the contributions that merit the award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, November 10th, 2017.

For more information, please visit the conference web page. We look forward to seeing you at the 58th Annual Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference!