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Unique Utility Coordination, Bill Read, Thomas Randall, Corey Baugh 2020 INDOT

Unique Utility Coordination, Bill Read, Thomas Randall, Corey Baugh

Purdue Road School

This session presents constructibility problems associated with raising a bridge about 9 feet under a 765 KV line. The solution for how to work under the line while complying with OSHA requirements, utility company coordination requirements, and the overall construction schedule was difficult: shut down the power line for construction, which had to be coordinated within a narrow window and also funded. Join us for a discussion.


How Do I Maintain That Ditch?, Joel Fisher, Mark O'Brien 2020 Cardno

How Do I Maintain That Ditch?, Joel Fisher, Mark O'Brien

Purdue Road School

So you have a drainage ditch that you want to plant. What Indiana native plants would work best to stabilize the banks, benefit monarchs and pollinators, and create beauty? How should it be seeded and maintained? What chemistry should be used to keep the woodies and un-wanted weeds out? How is native seed produced and processed? Join us for a look at what is involved in providing native seed.


Building Transportation Systems To Connect And Renew North St. Louis, Dustin Riechmann 2020 Lockhmueller Group, Inc.

Building Transportation Systems To Connect And Renew North St. Louis, Dustin Riechmann

Purdue Road School

Project Connect is a significant infrastructure investment initiative that promotes the revitalization and redevelopment of North St. Louis City. Spurred by the relocation of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West, a U.S. DOD support facility; multiple related infrastructure projects; and proximity of a new major league soccer stadium, the initiative will add multi-modal transportation and optimize connectivity for the local road system. This session dives into Project Connect’s extensive improvements, including the major reconstruction of an inter-change along I-64


Pavement Recycling And Community Crossings, Patrick Conner, Megan Yount 2020 Indiana LTAP

Pavement Recycling And Community Crossings, Patrick Conner, Megan Yount

Purdue Road School

Since 2016, the State of Indiana has awarded $400 million in Community Crossings Matching Grant (CCMG) funds to support local road and bridge projects throughout Indiana. Several projects have applied pavement recycling processes to rehabilitate and reconstruct urban and rural road-ways utilizing INDOT-developed specifications for full depth reclamation (FDR), cold in-place recycling (CIR), and cold central plant recycling (CCPR). This presentation covers how these construction processes were implemented with these grants to fix many pavements across the state.


Uas Based Methodology For Measuring Glide Slope Angles Of Airport Precision Approach Path Indicators (Papi), Yi-Chun Lin, Seyyed Meghdad Hasheminasab, John L. Bullock, Deborah Horton, Adam Baxmayer, Ayman Habib, Darcy M. Bullock 2020 Purdue University

Uas Based Methodology For Measuring Glide Slope Angles Of Airport Precision Approach Path Indicators (Papi), Yi-Chun Lin, Seyyed Meghdad Hasheminasab, John L. Bullock, Deborah Horton, Adam Baxmayer, Ayman Habib, Darcy M. Bullock

Purdue Road School

This session presents alternative approaches for using unmanned aerial systems for checking the alignment of precision approach path indicators (PAPI lights). UAS data acquired at the KLAF (Purdue) airport will be used as an illustrative example.


Being A Good Teaming Partner, Greg Kicinski, Bryan Donze, Ken Olson 2020 American Structurepoint Inc

Being A Good Teaming Partner, Greg Kicinski, Bryan Donze, Ken Olson

Purdue Road School

Today’s project development process requires firms to regularly team together, necessitating development of strategies that result in maximum collaboration and coordination. As a traditional prime firm (American Structurepoint, Inc.) and a traditional sub firm (Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC), we will share best practices that we’ve learned from working with each other and a variety of other firms across the Midwest. We will elaborate on communication and documentation, project schedule and roles, joint QA/QC procedures, maximum responsive-ness, and trustworthy relationships.


How Are They Doing? J-Turns In The Wild, Taylor Ruble, Alan Holderread 2020 INDOT

How Are They Doing? J-Turns In The Wild, Taylor Ruble, Alan Holderread

Purdue Road School

Restricted access U-turn (RCUT) and J-turn intersections are fairly new to Indiana. In the state system, four constructed J-turns have been in service for at least a year. This presentation will report on their effectiveness in crash reduction as well as address common fears and misconceptions about traffic diversion and their use by trucks. We will also speak on the public reception of a J-turn in the LaPorte District.


Using Ihsdm-Hsm Predictive Method Software To Model Passing Lanes, Shawn H. Strange 2020 First Group Engineering

Using Ihsdm-Hsm Predictive Method Software To Model Passing Lanes, Shawn H. Strange

Purdue Road School

The FHWA provides free software to evaluate roadway safety and performance. We’ll guide you through the process of using IHSDM-HSM Predictive Method software to evaluate adding passing lanes on US 231 in Tippecanoe and Montgomery Counties.


Underbody Scrapers And Wings, Bryan Pickworth 2020 City of Farmington Hills, MI

Underbody Scrapers And Wings, Bryan Pickworth

Purdue Road School

Farmington Hills DPW has developed an award-winning winter operations program by transitioning away from traditional methods. Considering the type and amount of snow in Michigan, you would find it surprising to know that Farmington Hills rarely hooks up its front plows; instead, the DPW relies heavily on the use of underbody scrapers and side wings for snow removal. Join us for a discussion.


Marion County Summer 2019 Work Zone Coordination And Closing The Interstate, Roland Fegan 2020 INDOT

Marion County Summer 2019 Work Zone Coordination And Closing The Interstate, Roland Fegan

Purdue Road School

This is the story of a very aggressive construction season in Marion County, Indiana, resulting from extreme winter damage on and around I-465: how we bundled the contracts into lettable packages, overcame a rainy May and June with schedule modifications, and accomplished so much while protecting the workers. Work zone safety will be discussed—in particular the challenges of back-of-queue crashes—and a summary of results and future actions for INDOT and industry will be presented.


Interfacial Shear Bond Strength Between Steel H-Piles And Polymer Concrete Jackets, Mohanad M. Abdulazeez, Kyle Brown, Mohamed ElGawady 2020 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Interfacial Shear Bond Strength Between Steel H-Piles And Polymer Concrete Jackets, Mohanad M. Abdulazeez, Kyle Brown, Mohamed Elgawady

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

Steel H-piles have been used widely in bridge construction throughout the U.S. because of their relatively large load-carrying capacity while occupying a small area. However, many H-piles suffer from corrosion, which may lead to abrupt collapse. A cost-effective repair technique, including encasing the corroded region of the steel pile into a concrete jacket, which acts as an alternative load path for the applied axial load, has been used by several state Departments of Transportation. Methyl methacrylate polymer concrete (MMA-PC) is a type of concrete that is commonly used as a repair material. However, there is limited research on the ...


Regulating 5g Installations, Bradley Pease 2020 Purdue University

Regulating 5g Installations, Bradley Pease

Purdue Road School

In this session we will discuss regulation of the deployment of 5G small-cell equipment within local right-of-way.


Bim For Bridges And Structures Pooled Fund Initiative, Julie Rivera, Connor Christian 2020 HDR

Bim For Bridges And Structures Pooled Fund Initiative, Julie Rivera, Connor Christian

Purdue Road School

The BIM for Bridges and Structures initiative, also known as TPF-5(372), is a transportation pooled fund project that is a collaborative effort of 20 states, FHWA, and the AASHTO Committee on Bridges and Structures. The pooled fund objective is to develop an open, national standard for exchanging information necessary for the design, fabrication, and construction of bridges and structures in the United States. The presentation will provide an overview of the project and explain ways in which stakeholders can get involved.


A Railroad Runs Through It - Bass Road/Hadley Road Roundabout, Mike Maurovich, Craig Shroyer 2020 American Structure Point

A Railroad Runs Through It - Bass Road/Hadley Road Roundabout, Mike Maurovich, Craig Shroyer

Purdue Road School

It’s not often you find a railroad intersecting a roundabout, which makes the Bass-Hadley Roundabout in the City of Fort Wayne a unique intersection with a story you have to hear! We will discuss the design and challenges of the design process; the incorpo-ration of a pedestrian trail; the construction process and its challenges; and now that the intersection is open and operating, a status of how well it is functioning.


Advancing Asset Management At Indot, Louis Feagans 2020 INDOT

Advancing Asset Management At Indot, Louis Feagans

Purdue Road School

As INDOT continues to develop Asset Management, the use of GIS and the mapping of assets become more critical. In this session INDOT will show the advancement in GIS Asset Management that has occurred in the last few years and where we are headed in the future.


Relinquishment And Reconstruction Of Sr 44—Franklin, Indiana, Trent Newport, Mark Richards 2020 CrossRoad Engineers, PC

Relinquishment And Reconstruction Of Sr 44—Franklin, Indiana, Trent Newport, Mark Richards

Purdue Road School

This project involved the downtown section of SR 44, which was relinquished by INDOT to the City of Franklin. Reconstruction was funded through a relinquishment agreement, feder-al-aid funding applications, and local monies. It was a total reconstruction project of over $13 million, built in nine phases over a 4-year span. The project passes through the heart of downtown historic and business districts. This presentation will review all of the coordination and challenges of the project.


A Rapid Transit Success, Lauren Day, Jennifer Pyrz 2020 IndyGo

A Rapid Transit Success, Lauren Day, Jennifer Pyrz

Purdue Road School

Indianapolis’s first Bus Rapid Transit line opened in September 2019. Leading up to and through its construction, IndyGo imple-mented a range of public engagement tech-niques, from traditional public meetings to small group gatherings to one-on-one engagements. This presentation will highlight the methods of outreach utilized, discuss IndyGo’s motivation behind getting down to the personal level, and share some of the lessons IndyGo will carry forward into its next BRT lines.


Administer And Manage Construction Projects With Ease, Nick Parr, Craig M. Parks 2020 Boone County Highway Department

Administer And Manage Construction Projects With Ease, Nick Parr, Craig M. Parks

Purdue Road School

Trying to balance the daily challenges of a county highway department while managing multiple capital projects and/or contracts can become challenging and sometimes over-whelming. We will present processes and procedures put in place at the Boone County Highway Department to streamline the project development process. We will also discuss tools we have developed to help us maintain project schedules and deliver our capital program.


Pitfalls Of Interchange Designs: Observations Relating To Idm Chapter 48, Joiner Lagpacan, Mark D. Orton 2020 FHWA

Pitfalls Of Interchange Designs: Observations Relating To Idm Chapter 48, Joiner Lagpacan, Mark D. Orton

Purdue Road School

This session covers common challenges found on freeway interchange designs here in Indiana. We will go over in detail common pitfalls observed from performing multiple design reviews and problems with designs that do not conform to the still-new Indiana Design Manual (IDM) Chapter 48, “Interchanges.” We will also offer conventional design solutions and alternatives to address these issues and challenges.


Keeping ‘Em Rolling... From Strollers To Scooters To Semis: Maumee Street Streetscape Improvement, Mike Rechtorik, Amanda Cope 2020 V3 Companies

Keeping ‘Em Rolling... From Strollers To Scooters To Semis: Maumee Street Streetscape Improvement, Mike Rechtorik, Amanda Cope

Purdue Road School

Keeping the variety of wheels a-turnin' . . . and a-turnin’ safely in Angola, Indiana, was key when designing the streetscape improvements to Maumee Street, a federal truck route running through the heart of the downtown district. Today, safety challenges have been addressed, and pedestrians stroll along the ADA-compliant sidewalks (originally designed more than a century ago to accommodate the loading and unloading of horse-drawn buggies) adjacent to vehicular traffic that includes a large volume of semi-trucks. Join us for a discussion.


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