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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic

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2019 ICAT Program




6:30 – 8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast  

8:00-8:30 AM

Welcome & Tribute

Video: The Ed Rapp Story

The Ed Rapp Leadership in Action Award Presented by Ms. Tana Utley, VP, Caterpillar Inc. to the

Honorable Toni Preckwinkle

8:30 – 9:00 AM

 Investing in Illinois Infrastructure

The Honorable J.B. Pritzker

Governor, State of Illinois (invited)

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Update of the 2019 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Our Industry

Manish Kothari, Chairman of National ACEC and CEO of Sheladia Associates

9:30 – 10:00 AM

 Mersey Gateway Bridge P3

Claire Hall, Director

Project Management, Ramboll UK

10:00 – 10:30 AM






10:30 – 11:00 AM

Distracted Driving – Changing Minds and Saving Lives

Katherine van den Bogert
Program Manager, Survivor Advocates & Volunteers

National Safety Council



Performance Testing: State of the Industry

Jeff Kern, Quality Control Manager, Open Road Paving

Brian Hill, HMA Field Engineer, IDOT

How Might Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Influence Geometric Design

David McDonald Jr.

Vice President

Hanson Professional Services

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Penn DOT Rapid Bridge

Jason Fuller

Project Manager, HDR Inc.

Illinois Tollway Connected Vehicle Pilot Study

Jeffrey Hochmuth

Senior ITS Engineer

CDM Smith

11:30 – 12:00 PM

Intelligent Transit for the It City, Nashville

Paul Doherty, Chairman & CEO

The Digit Group, Inc.

Speed of Construction -

Spray Paver/Tack Coat

Tyler Brann

Regional Product Support Manager

Wirtgen America

PGA – Event Traffic Management

Karen Yeomans

Area Engineer

Missouri DOT

12:00 – 1:00 PM


1:00 – 1:30 PM

Washington State Pay-by-the-Mile Pilot Program

Reema Griffith

Exec. Director

Washington State Trans. Comm.

Bridge Waterproofing

Jay Behnke

President & CEO, S.T.A.T.E. Testing

James Werner

Const. Manager, McHenry County

Kelly Morse

Chief Chemist, IDOT

Sean Guzik

Acting Quality Assurance Mgr., CDOT

Highway Safety and Fatality Reduction

Cynthia Watters

Bureau Chief of Safety


1:30 – 2:00 PM

 Seattle Sound’s Floating Transit Bridge with a First-of-its-Kind 3D-Movement Land Connection

John Sleavin

Deputy Executive Director

Sound Transit

Public Protests-Preparation and Response

Matt Daeda,

Expressway Eng., IDOT

Jim McKay

Emergency Patrol Mgr., IDOT

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Barrington Road at I-90 Interchange & Park-N-Ride

Charles “Tice” Cole

Project Engineer

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly


Ken Baker

Township Engineer

McHenry County

Optimization of Winter Road Maintenance in Sweden

Anna Arvidsson

Researcher, Swedish Nat’l. Rd & Transport Research Inst. (VTI)

(2:00 – 2:45 PM)

2:30 – 3:00 PM


3:00 – 3:30 PM

O’Hare Expansion/OMP

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Jamie Rhee, Commissioner

3:30 – 3:45 PM


The Deborah Sawyer Diversity Award

Presented to Ms. Beth Doria, President of Alliance Associates, Inc.

3:45 – 4:30 PM

CMAP 2050 & Metropolitan Planning Organizations Long-Range Plans Panel

Jesse Elam, Deputy Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

Eric Miller, Executive Director, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

Jim Wild, Executive Director, East-West Gateway Council of Governments

Ashlee McLaughlin, Transportation Planner, Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study

4:30 – 7:00 PM






6:30 – 7:45 AM

Registration and Breakfast

7:45 – 8:00 AM

Welcome & Tribute

The Heartland Sustainability Award Presented by the Honorable Illinois Senate President John Cullerton to

Mr. Dan Meckes, Chairman and CEO, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

8:00 – 8:30 AM

The Honorable John Cullerton (Invited)

President, Illinois State Senate

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Hong Kong-Zhuahi Bridge & Tunnel – World’s Longest Sea Crossing Bridge, China

Dr. Tom Ho, Vice President, T.Y. Lin International

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Design and Development of Greenfield General Aviation Airports in China

Dr. Yuanyang Gao, Director, Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Chip Snowden, Sr. VP Principal, Hanson Professional Services 

9:30 – 10:00 AM






10:00 – 10:30 AM

LA Rams Stadium Project

Greg Cuttell

General Superintendent

Turner Construction Co.

Use of Recycling Agents in HMA

Dr. Amy Epps Martin


TX A&M Transportation Institute


Incorporating Technologies into Winter Operations

Craig Bargfrede

Winter Operations Administrator

Iowa DOT

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Innovations in Construction Management Software from Ingenious

Nick Carter, CEO & Founder


Permeable Pavements – Peoria CSO

Scott Reeise

Project Manager

Illinois Civil Contractors, Inc.

TAMP – Project Selection and Preservation

Louis Feagans

Statewide Technical Services Director, Indiana DOT

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Mechanical Inc. Construction Prefabrication & AR Technology

Travis Voss, Technology Mgr., Mechanical Inc.

Wyatt Hays, BIM Coordinator, Mechanical Inc.

Asset Management & Pavement Preservation

Laura Heckel

Asset Management Engineer IDOT

Traffic Incident Management

Steve Mednis, Traffic & Incident Mgr., Illinois Tollway

Robin Helmerichs, Traffic Incident Mgmt. Coordinator, IDOT

11:30 – 12:00 PM

IPD and Lean Construction

Joe Sadauskas

Project Exec., Power Const.

Thomas Williams

Project Engineer, Power Const.

Full Lane Sealant

Kelly Morse

Chief Chemist


Understanding and Solving Construction Work Zone Safety Issues

Mike Staggs

Engineering Team Leader


12:00 – 1:00 PM


1:00 – 1:30 PM

In-Lane Vehicle Charging

Alan Eckman, Vice President


Rick Young, Vice President


1:30 – 2:30 PM

 Autonomous and Connected Vehicles Panel

Moderator: Paul Kovacs, Chief Engineering Officer, Illinois Tollway

Colin Castle, ITS Program Manager, Michigan DOT

Cynthia Jones, Project Manager, DriveOhio

Jay Hietpas, Director of Connected & Automated Vehicles (CAV-X), Minnesota DOT

2:30 PM

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