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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic

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2018 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: Ms. Evelyn Sanguinetti, Lt. Governor, State of Illinois

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Form-Finding Design

Professor Wanda Lewis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Update of the 2018 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) National -

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Our Industry

Sergio “Satch” Pecori, Chairman of National ACEC & Chairman and CEO, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Bobby Hambrick, Founder & CEO, AutonomouStuff. Inc.

10:00 – 10:30 AM






10:30 – 11:00 AM

Design-Build Project  Champ Clark Bridge

Keith Killen

Transportation Project Manager

Missouri DOT

Tack Coat – Stronger, Faster, Better

Steve Worsfold, District 4, IDOT

Jim Trepanier, Bureau of Mat'l., IDOT

Hasan Ozer, Asst. Prof. ICT-UIUC

Smart Cities- Columbus Project

Marwan Madi

Vice President

CDM Smith

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Building Momentum: West Florissant Ave. Great Streets

Cassie Reiter

Sr. Transportation Engr.

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

Winter Service in the UK – the Future from a Contractor’s View

Alan Chambers

Principal Operations Manager

Amey Company


Lab Testing Innovations

Jay Behnke, President & CEO, STATE Testing

Abdul Dahhan, Vice President, Chicago Testing Laboratory

Rob Flemming, District 4, IDOT

Mike Schilke, District 1, IDOT

11:30 – 12:00 PM

Big 5 Transport Scotland Projects & their Alternative Finance Methods

Michelle Rennie


Transport Scotland

12:00 – 1:00 PM


1:00 – 1:30 PM

McMurdo Airport Master Plan for World’s Coldest Airport, Antarctica

Richard Thurma

Group Manager

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.



IDOT Pavement Smoothness IRI

John Senger

Bureau of Research




Driverless Work Zones

Kyle Lester

Director of Highway Maintenance

Colorado DOT


1:30 – 2:00 PM

Innovations in Construction Management through Evaluation and Control of Geotechnical Risks

Terence Holman

Vice President

Turner Construction

SMA- Economical Long Life Pavement: Williams St. Case Study

George Houston

District 1


Pacers Bike Share Program

Kären Haley

Executive Director

Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.


2:00 – 2:30 PM

Autonomous Bus Pilot for MnDOT

Daryl Taavola

Vice President


Milling Best Practices

Tom Chastain

Applications Specialist

Wirtgen America 

Life After Construction of Innovative Intersections

Jeff Keirn

Region 5 Engineer


2:30 – 3:00 PM


3:00 – 3:30 PM

IDOT Update and Tribute

Randy Blankenhorn, Secretary, Illinois Department of Transportation

The Deborah Sawyer Diversity Award: Ms. Cherryl Thomas, Chief Strategy Officer, Ardmore Roderick

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Tollway Update

Robert Schillerstrom, Chairman, Illinois Tollway

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Performance-Based Decision-Making in Illinois

Erin Aleman, Director, Office of Planning & Programming, IDOT

4:30 – 7:00 PM




6:30 – 7:45 AM

Registration and Breakfast

7:45 – 8:00 AM

Welcome & Tribute

The Heartland Sustainability Award, Mr. Dan Gallagher, Vice President, Gallagher Asphalt Corp.

8:00 – 8:30 AM

The Honorable John Cullerton

President, The Illinois State Senate

8:30 – 9:00 AM

The Honorable Toni Preckwinkle

President, Cook County

9:00 – 9:30 AM

I-84 Hartford Corridor Improvement Project

Dave Stahnke, Sr. Vice President, TranSystems

9:30 – 10:00 AM






10:00 – 10:30 AM

Engineered Mega-Hauling & Lifting in Civil & Building Construction

Gregg Teets

Business Development Director


NCAT Evaluation of Flexibility Tests

Adam Taylor

Assistant Research Engineer

National Center for Asphalt Tech.

Making Way for Monarchs

Iris Caldwell

Program Mgr. for Sustainable Landscape, Univ. of Illinois Chicago

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Queensferry Crossing – World’s Longest 3 Tower, Cable-Stayed Bridge

Lars Thorbek

Global Division Director

Ramboll Denmark

How Contractors Perform Balanced Mix Design

Grant Wollenhaupt

Director of Business Development

Superior Bowen

CSO Operations of Green Infrastructure

Scott Reeise

Director of Public Works

City of Peoria


11:00 – 11:30 AM

Deep Foundations and Excavations

Justin Lewis

Division Manager

Hayward Baker, Inc.

Tollway Innovations Lead to Cost Savings

Bill Vavrik

Vice President

Applied Research Assoc. Inc. 

vRWIS – Software Simulation of Road Weather Information

Wouter Brink

Staff Civil Engineer

Applied Research Associates, Inc.


11:30 – 12:00 PM

Building Information Modeling in Construction

Shawn Phillips

BIM Director

F.H. Paschen

Prediction of Asphalt Concrete Density during Construction Using GPR

Imad Al-Qadi

Founder Professor


Illinois Tollway – Smart Roads Equal Smart Drivers

Steve Mednis

Incident Manager

Illinois Tollway


12:00 – 1:00 PM



1:00 – 2:00 PM

Sustainable Funding of Infrastructure Panel

Dan Meckes, President & CEO, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

Seth Millican, Georgia Transportation Alliance

Chris Keifer, Chief of Staff, Indiana DOT

Paul Kovacs, Chief Engineer, Illinois Tollway

Ed Hassinger, Chief Engineer, MoDOT

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Central Tri-State Tollway - $4B Improvement, Master Plan & Update

Aimee Lee, Senior Manager of Strategic Planning, Illinois Tollway 

John W. Nelson, Vice President – Infrastructure, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

2:30 – 3:00 PM

The Role of HBRC/Ministry of Housing in Sustainable Construction

Khalid El Zahaby, Chairman, Housing & Building National Research Center


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