Pre-Conference Activities

Monday, February 27, 2017

Short Courses- $60 per person and includes entrance into both short courses and lunch

I Hotel and Conference Center, Lincoln Room

Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation for the Transportation Infrastructure- 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

This workshop reviews fundamental information about applied nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E) technology for the transportation infrastructure. First, background information on physical phenomena that are used in NDT&E technology are reviewed; these phenomena include wave propagation, electric/magnetic fields and heat transfer. Next several prominent NDT&E technology platforms are individually described, including ultrasonic imaging with MIRA, ground penetrating radar and infra-red thermography.  Finally, NDT&E testing tasks are considered and best practices discussed; measurement tasks such as slab/deck thickness determination, rebar or dowel position and depth determination, detection for internal void and delamination defects, and in-place concrete strength estimation.  

Presented by John Popovics, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm- Lunch

A Primer on Project Correspondence for Transportation Consultants: 2017 Best Practices- 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Join us for a review of correspondence during the life of a transportation project… preliminary, contract and contract administration and when that correspondence can be detrimental to the consulting team (i.e. due to improper language, due to poor retention practices, due to clashes with statutes and other standards).  This will include a discussion on contract provisions and their implications, the methods of corresponding (email, text, notes), and difficult times to manage the documentation process (i.e. job site safety concerns, rejecting non-conforming work).  We will conclude the program with a look at what documentation is discoverable in the event of litigation and how to safeguard your rights to keep information private.

Presented by Anne Blume, Shareholder, Cozen O'Connor and Melissa S. Roberts, Vice President, USI Insurance Services, LLC.

Monday Night Fish Fry*

Legends Bar and Grill

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*Included in your conference registration fee.

Conference Activities

Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Illini Union

Registration fee includes entrance into the Monday Night Fish Fry, access to all presentations, up to 11 professional development hours (PDH's), continental breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, breaks, and the Tuesday evening Exhibit-Mixer with complimentary beer, wine & appetizers.

Online Registration is closed

Onsite Registration (beginning at 7:30 am on Tuesday, February 28, 2017)

$150.00 per person

Wednesday Luncheon (limited seating)

Illinois-Transportation Crossroad in the 21st Century
Presented by Kirk Brown

$20.00 per person


Cancellations will not be accepted after February 1, 2017. You may however send a colleague in your place.

IDOT- If you plan to register multiple employees, please contact Megan Everette at