Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Road Research

NRRA Pavement Workshop

NRRA Pavement Workshop

2019 Official Agenda

May 21, Day One

7:30 a.m. | Registration, continental breakfast

Session 1 | Welcome & Building Information Modeling Overview

8 a.m. | Welcome by Mark Gieseke, MnDOT
Moderator: Wendall Meyer, DA MN FHWA
8:10 a.m. | Overview of Building Information Modeling, Overall Aspects of Program, State Implementation Plans (PPT) by Dave Unkefer, FHWA
8:45 a.m. | AASHTO Perspective (PPT) by Michael Kennerly, Iowa DOT
9:30 a.m. | Break/Vendor Exhibits

Session 2 – 3D Design

Moderator: Chris Trboyevich, SRF Consulting
10 a.m. | BIM Delivery: Life Cycle from asset management to construction (PPT) by Bill O'Brien, University of Texas
11 a.m. | 3D Design Packages (PPT) by George Lukes, Utah DOT
12 noon | Lunch/Vendor Exhibits

Session 3 – Construction / e-Construction

Moderator: George Chang, The Transtec Group
1 p.m. | Vendor Presentations (PPT)
Leica, Kelly Steeves
Topcon, Jim Preston
Trimble, Allistair Wells
2:30 p.m. | Break/Vendor Exhibits

Session 4 – BIM State Experience and Open Panel Discussion

Moderator: DJ Sosa, WSB
3 p.m. | Michigan DOT Experience – 3D Highway Design Model Cost Benefit Analysis (PPT), by Jon Gustafson, WSP
3 p.m. | NRRA Executive Committee Meeting, Members Only
4 p.m. | Round Table Discussion
4:50 p.m. | Adjourn by Glenn Engstrom, MnDOT

May 22, Day Two

8 a.m. | Registration
9 a.m. | National Road Research Alliance, State of the Alliance (PPT) by Glenn Engstrom, Director
9:30 a.m. | Team Overviews

10:30 a.m. | Break
10:45 a.m. | Team Overviews

11:45 a.m. | Lunch
12:30 p.m. | Overview of MnROAD Tour and FHWA Trailers by Ben Worel, MnDOT
12:45 p.m. | NRRA Team Workshops
Flexible Workshop

Rigid Workshop

Preventive Maintenance Workshop

Geotechnical Workshop

Intelligent Construction Workshop

1:45 p.m. | Travel to MnROAD
2:15 p.m. | MnROAD Tour and FHWA Trailer Demos

5:30 p.m. | Reception at Caterpillar Paving Products
11601 93rd Ave. N., Maple Grove, MN 55369

Map to Caterpillar in your program; Best Directions to Showroom (PPT)

May 23, Day Three

7:30 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. | Welcome by Glenn Engstrom, Director
8:10 a.m. | Gene Skok Scholarship Awards by Joe Labuz, Univ. of Minnesota
8:15 a.m. | Skok Distinguished Speaker: "Reflections on a Career in Asphalt Research" (PPT) by Becky McDaniel, Purdue
9 a.m. | Rohrbach Distinguished Speaker: "Quarter Century of MnROAD Advancements" (PPT) by Ben Worel, MnDOT
9:30 a.m. | Breaks/Vendor Exhibits
10 a.m. | FHWA Mobile Concrete Trailer (PPT)by Jagan Gudimettla, FHWA
FHWA Mobile Asphalt Testing Trailer (PPT) by Dr. Amir Golalipour, FHWA
11 a.m. | MnROAD Testimonials by Amy Beise, NDDOT (PPT)
Zhanping You, Michigan Tech Transportation Inst (PPT).
11:30 a.m. | Lunch
12:30 p.m. | Technical Talk: Intelligent Construction (PPT) by George Chang, The Transtec Group
1 p.m. | Use of Rejuvenators in HMA (PPT) by Amy Epps Martin, Texas A&M
1:30 p.m. | NRRA Future Goals and Direction (PPT) by Glenn Engstrom, Director
1:45 p.m. | Breaks/Vendor Exhibits
2:15 p.m. | Concurrent Research Tracks
Geotechnical Team (Room 1)

Flexible Team (Room 2)

Rigid Team (Room 3)

Preventive Maintenance Team (Room 4)

  • Rejuvenator Spray-on (PPT) by Jason Blomberg, MoDOT
    • PM Team discussion
    • Synthesis
    • Test Deck
    • Service life of UTBWC, chip seals and microsurfacing
  • TAP membership discussion

Intelligent Construction Team (Room 5)

4:15 p.m. | Adjourn