Current Program

The 57th Illinois Bituminous Paving Conference
December 12-13, 2016
iHotel and Conference Center
Final Program

Monday, December 12
Location: Alma Mater
2:30 pm - 4:45 pmI-FIT Testing Procedure and Field Validation
Speaker lineup:
  • Kevin Burke (opening remarks)
  • Ahmad El Khatib
  • Jeff Kern
  • Imad Al-Qadi (closing remarks)
Location: Chancellor Ballroom
5:30 pm - 8:00 pmReception
Exhibits and Registration Open
Hors D’oeuvres and Beverages
Tuesday, December 13
Location: Lobby and Illinois Ballroom
Location: Lobby and Illinois Ballroom
7:15 am - 8:00 amExhibitions and Registration Open
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:05 amWelcoming Remarks
Imad Al-Qadi, Conference Chair, Illinois Center for Transportation/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
8:05 am - 8:25 amIllinois Department of Transportation
Secretary Randall Blankenhorn
8:25 am - 8:35 amIllinois Federal Highway Administration
Catherine Batey, Division Administrator
Morning Session I
Location: Illinois Ballroom
Session Moderator: Marshall Thompson/Hasan Ozer
8:35 am - 9:20 amKeynote
International Development in Cold Recycling Technology Using Bitumen Stabilized Materials

Kim Jenkins, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
9:20 am - 10:00 amI-FIT: Improve Your Mix Durability
Tom Bennert, Rutgers University
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
Exhibits Open
Morning Session II
Location: Illinois Ballroom
Session Moderator: Brien Pfeifer/Jay Behnke
10:30 am - 11:00 amIDOT Update on HMA
Jim Trepanier, Illinois DOT
11:00 am - 11:30 amHMA Durability and Implementation: Industry Perspective
Kevin Burke, III, Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association
11:30 am - NoonBinder Issues: Modifications and Softening Agents
John D’Angelo, D'Angelo Consulting, LLC
12:00 pm - 12:15 pmBituminous Achievement Awards
12:15 pm - 1:30 pmLuncheon
Exhibits Open

Chancellor Ballroom, Quad Room, and Alma Mater Room
Afternoon Session
Location: Illinois Ballroom
Session Moderator: Dan Gallagher/Bill Pine
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmSMA - Evolution of a Cost Effective Mix
Trenton Clark, Virginia Asphalt Association
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmPrediction of Virgin Aggregate Temperature in Asphalt Plant Using Thermodynamics
Imran Hossain, Bradley University
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmMixing HMA for Performance
David Lippert, ICT/UIUC
3:00 pm - 3:40 pmBest Practice of HMA Construction
Wayne Jones, Asphalt Institute