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Minnesota Pavement Conference - February 14, 2013

This one-day conference provides practical information to practitioners and others interested in pavement design, construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance. The conference examines national and local trends and innovations to expand understanding of pavement challenges and solutions.

Sessions focus on current practices that implement new pavement research and technology. Specifically, presentations emphasize new materials and methods that can assist decision makers in providing the most cost-effective strategies for building, repairing, and maintaining pavement infrastructure.

Introductory Plenary Session

Recovering from the Northeastern Minnesota Floods
Patrick Huston, District One Operations Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Duluth

Asphalt Pavements Session

Moderator: Steven Krebs, Chief Materials Management Engineer, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Case Studies of intelligent Compaction in Minnesota
Erv Dukatz, Mathy Construction, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Carbide Grinding Technology: Cost effective Solutions for Pavement Maintenance including Micro Milling, Longitudinal Joint Repair, and Bump Grinding
Ches Latham, President, Keystone Engineering, North Avon, Indiana

Sustainable Pavement Rehabilitation Using Thin Bonded overlay Constructed with High Taconite and Recycled Asphalt Shingles Mix
Eshan V. Dave, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Low Volume Roads Session

Moderator: Bruce Hasbargen, County Engineer, Beltrami County

An Alternative to Both Paved and Unpaved Roads: Lightly Surfaced Roads
Chuck Jahren, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Bituminous Stabilized Low Volume Road options
Al Forsberg, Blue Earth County Engineer

You’ll never Use the Phrase “Simple Mill and overlay” Again
Matt Oman, Braun Intertec; Cory Slagle, Washington County Public Works

Concrete Pavements

Moderator: Dave Rettner, American Engineering Testing

Colored Concrete: Does it Deliver the Goods?
Tom Burnham, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Design and Construction of Concrete overlays: innovative Methods to Simplify Design, Construct Under Traffic, Reduce Costs, and improve Quality
Jerod Gross, Snyder & Associates, Inc., Ankeny, Iowa

Pavement Preservation

Moderator: Don Theisen, Washington County Public Works

Making Pavement Preservation Pay: Highlights from the national Pavement Preservation Conference
Larry Galehouse, National Center for Pavement Preservation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Research into new Surface Treatments
Jerry Geib, Minnesota Department of Transportation

What Causes Stripping Under Chip Seals and What to Do About it
Tom Wood, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Concluding Plenary Session

Moderator: Maureen Jensen, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Concrete Pavements
Shiraz Tayabji, Furgro Consultants, Inc.

Asphalt Pavements
Jon Epps, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University