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International Conference on Asphalt and Traffic


ICAT 2016 April 12 & 13, 2016


ICAT 2015 Program


6:30 – 7:45 AM

Registration and Breakfast  

7:50 – 8:00 AM

Welcome to the 2015 ICAT

The Honorable Jim Ardis, Mayor

City of Peoria

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Kingdom Tower –Soon to be the World’s Tallest Building

Mr. Brian Jack, Director

Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Value Capture – One Solution for Transportation Funding

Mr. Steve Friedman, President

SB Friedman Development Advisors

9:00 – 9:30 AM

TFIC Funding Alternatives

Ms. Jennifer Morrison

Managing Director, Transportation for Illinois Coalition

9:30 – 10:00 AM

 The Global Supply Chains and Intermodal Transportation in Illinois

Dr. Lee Hutchins, Jr., Director, Freight Logistics & Planning, AECOM, Inc.

10:00 – 10:30 AM



Transportation Track

Asphalt Track

Operations and Equipment Track

10:30 – 11:00 AM

I-74 Corridor at the Mississippi River: A State of the Art Design

Mr. David Morrill

Alfred Benesch & Co.

IDOT Rubblization Design & Performance

Mr. Chuck Wienrank

Pavement Design Engineer, IDOT

Making Sustainable Progress Possible

Mr. Bob Paternoga, Reman. General Manager, Caterpillar Inc.

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Tollway Innovations & Update

Mr. Paul Kovacs

Chief Engineer

Illinois Tollway

Improved Overlay Thickness Design Procedures

Dr. Erol Tutumluer


University of Illinois

Engineering Ethics

Mr. Jim Piekarczyk

Project Manager

Hutchison Engineering

11:30 – 12:00 Noon

Safety Performance Measures

Ms. Priscilla Tobias

State Safety Engineer


Stability with Durability in Modern Mixes

Dr. William Buttlar


University of Illinois

Virtual Roadway Weather Info. System

Dr. William R. Vavrik

VP & Principal Engineer

Applied Research Associates, Inc.

12:00-1:00 PM


1:00 – 1:30 PM

Every Day Counts: Iowa’s Experiences with Implementing 3D Design and Modeling

Mr. Michael Kennerly

Director, Office of Design

Iowa DOT

Paving Technology – A Manufacturer’s Perspective

Mr. Paul Clark

President and Gen. Mgr., Global Paving Division, Caterpillar Inc.

Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems

Mr. Dean Mentjes

Transportation Operations Eng

Federal Highway Administration

1:30 – 2:00 PM

BNSF Logistics Park Chicago Intermodal Facility - A Global Shipping Powerhouse

Mr. Paul Nowicki

Asst. VP, State Government Affairs BNSF Railway

Cracking Testing Protocols and ICT Research

Mr. David Lippert

Sustainability Implementation Engr.

Illinois Center for Transportation


DamageWise – Transforming a Process

Mr. Dan Brassard

Chief Financial Officer

Indiana DOT

2:00 – 2:30 PM

The New NY Bridge Project

Mr. Jeffery Han, Principal Project Mgr.

 Mr. Dan Domalik, Design QC Mgr.

HDR Engineering

Strategy with WMA 

Mr. Jay Behnke


S.T.A.T.E. Testing

Equipment Tours

(from 2:00 to 3:00 pm)

2:30 – 3:00 PM


3:00 – 3:30 PM

IDOT Update

Mr. Randy Blankenhorn, Acting Secretary

Illinois Department of Transportation

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Public-Private Partnerships Aren’t Always P3

Facilitator: Ms. Susan Martinovich, American Highway/Bridge Director, CH2M HILL

Commuter and Freight Rail Systems – The owner/operator perspective: Mr. Adrian Guerrero, Dir. Union Pacific

Inland Waterways – The user perspective: Mr. Mike Toohey, President/CEO, Waterways Council, Inc.

Highways/Bridge Systems – The owner perspective (DOT): Mr. Mike Wawszkiewicz,Sr. P3 Proj. Mgr., Ohio DOT

4:30 – 7:00 PM



6:30 – 7:45 AM

Registration and Breakfast

7:50 – 8:30 AM


Facilitator: Anthony Quigley, Engineer of Project Implementation, Region 1, IDOT

Ms. Cherryl Thomas, President/CEO, Ardmore Associates

Ms. Mary Lamie, Vice President, EFK Moen

Mr. Ramon Dela Cruz, Vice President,  Millennia Professional Services of IL

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Sustainable Funding & Capital Bill for Illinois

The Honorable John Cullerton, President

The Illinois State Senate

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Chicago Riverwalk

Mr. Oswaldo Chaves

CDOT Project Manager

9:30 – 10:00 AM



Transportation Track

Asphalt Track

Operations and Equipment Track

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Driverless Cars

Mr. Michael Warren

Sr. Program Manager


Local Aggregate Sources for SMA

Mr. John Lavallee

Operations Manager

S.T.A.T.E. Testing

Snow Route Optimization

Dr. Wilfrid Nixon


University of Iowa

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Jane Byrne Circle Interchange

Ms. Ann Berube, Bureau Chief of Const., IDOT and

Ms. Catherine Kibble, Section Chief for Consult. Services, IDOT

Best Practices for Enhancing Pavement Interlayer Bonding

Mr. Derek Parish, Dist. Mat'l Eng, IDOT

Mr. Khaled Hasiba, Research Asst. University of Illinois

Compressed Natural Gas Trucks

Mr. Randy Ray, Engine Sales & Edu. Dir., Navistar, Inc.

Mr. Tim Peters, Local Policy & Tech. Engr., IDOT


11:00 – 11:45 AM


Summary of Findings from the Executive Summit Sponsored by $FIG

Chaired by the Honorable Senator Marty Sandoval, Chairman, Illinois Senate Transportation Committee

Invited Guests Include:

Senator David Koehler, Senator Darin LaHood, Rep. Michael McAuliffe, & Mr. Phillip Russell, Sr. VP at HW Lochner

12:15 PM


Address: 5801 N. Smith Road • Edwards, IL 61528 •309-636-5986 Front Desk • 309-675-8302 Coordinator


This event is limited to the first 100 ICAT Registrants. The demo is on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 1:00 to 2:30 PM.   Buses will leave the Par-A-Dice Hotel at 12:15 PM.  The demo will be inside Arena B.  Guests will be seated in the viewing area.