The final conference program for the 2012 Road School can be found at the link below:

Conference Program (PDF)


The Purdue Road School consistently attracts over 2,000 Indiana local and state officials, consultants, and suppliers each year. An all-time record of 2,237 attendees was set in 2012! Important updates on pertinent transportation issues, as well as sessions on topics of general interest, are provided in the two-day conference. Road School also hosts regional meetings of several affiliated professional groups, such as the County Surveyors Association and the Indiana Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Presentations of the 2012 Road School held at Purdue University may be found in the links below, organized first by the day they were presented and then alphabetically by the title of the presentation. Presentations for which no presentation files were provided or for which permission to post was not granted have been omitted from this collection. Road School presenters who would like to have their presentation files added here should contact David Scherer, Digital Repository Specialist for Purdue e-Pubs, at dscherer@purdue.edu.

Schedule

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2012
Tuesday, March 6th
12:00 AM

All about LOHUT: The Wheel Tax

John Ayers, Hendricks County

12:00 AM

Centerline Rumble Stripe Construction

Michael Prather, INDOT

12:00 AM

Chemical Use for Subgrade Modification of Soils

Athar Khan, INDOT

12:00 AM

Concrete Overlays for Local Roads

Randell Riley, American Concrete Pavement Association - Illinois Chapter

12:00 AM

Construction Quality Assurance for MSE Walls

Alexander Abraham, Reinforced Earth Company

12:00 AM

Data You Can Use: Crash Data

Matt Peters, Northeast Indiana Regional Coordinating Council

12:00 AM

Development of the Interstate Highways Congestion Policy

Pat McCarty, INDOT

12:00 AM

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP)

Nayyar Zia Siddiki, Indiana Department of Transportation

12:00 AM

Emerging Retro-Reflective Results

Stuart Mitkey, Purdue University

12:00 AM

End Treatments and Their Use

Todd Thurston, The Hoosier Company, Inc.

12:00 AM

Fort Wayne District Application on SR 120

Dana Plattner, INDOT

12:00 AM

Getting Interstate Hourly Traffic Data from the MIP

Greg Katter, INDOT

12:00 AM

Improved Utility Coordination

Joe Gundersen

12:00 AM

INDOT Fleet Management Strategies: Implementing Alternative Fuel Technologies

Joseph Rudolph, INDOT

12:00 AM

INDOT Traffic Data, Statistics and Web Portal

Autumn Young, INDOT

12:00 AM

IRI/PCR/RUT Field Verification

Kumar Dave, INDOT

12:00 AM

LEED Neighborhood Development: The Mapleton-Fall Creek Experience

Tyson Domer, Mapleton Fall Creek Community Development Corporation
Doressa Domer, Mapleton Fall Creek Community Development Corporation

12:00 AM

Light Weight Deflectometer (LWD)

Nayyar Zia Siddiki, Indiana Department of Transportation

12:00 AM

Non-Destructive Testing of Drilled Shafts: Current Practices and New Methods

Brent Robinson, Pile Dynamics, Inc.

12:00 AM

Norfolk Southern Grade Crossing Safety

Will Miller, Norfolk Southern Corporation

12:00 AM

Project Tracking

David Armstrong, INDOT
Stacey Gorsuch, Northeast Indiana Regional Coordinating Council

12:00 AM

Queuing Analysis Issues

David Boruff, INDOT

12:00 AM

Sherman Minton Bridge

Ed Cox, INDOT

12:00 AM

Sherman-Minton Bridge Multi-Agency Coordination

Kathy Eaton-McKalip, INDOT

12:00 AM

Sherman-Minton Bridge Multi-Agency Coordination

Paul Boone, INDOT

12:00 AM

Sherman-Minton Bridge Structure Retrofit

Anne Rearick, INDOT

12:00 AM

Small Town Accessibility Planning: Dayton, Indiana

Anna Burman, Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County

12:00 AM

South Bend Corridors Before and After: Measuring and Quantifying Traffic Signal Success Stories

Jeff Swenson, American Structurepoint, Inc.

12:00 AM

Sustainable Aggregates in Asphalt Pavements

Rebecca S. McDaniel, Purdue University

12:00 AM

Track Your Project with SPMS

David Armstrong, INDOT

12:00 AM

Traffic Counting and Data Tools

Greg Slater, Michiana Area Council of Governments

12:00 AM

Traffic Impact Studies When and How

Jill Palmer, The Schneider Corporation

12:00 AM

Traffic Signal Advance Pre-Emption Design within 200 Feet of Active Railroad Crossings

Gregory Richards, INDOT

12:00 AM

Transition from Design to Construction for Utility Coordination/Observation

Gail Lee, INDOT

12:00 AM

Transition Planning: A Process You Can Use

Zach Dripps, Michiana Area Council of Governments

12:00 AM

Trends in Data Collection: Paper to Mobile

Paul McBride, Madison Council of Governments

12:00 AM

US 30 Before/After: Measuring and Quantifying Traffic Signal Success Stories

Jessica Kruger, INDOT

12:00 AM

Using Performance Measures in a Central System

Jay Grossman, Elkhart County Highway

12:00 AM

Utility Companies Perspective on Highway Projects

Richard A. Miller Jr, Citizens Energy Group

12:00 AM

Wednesday, March 7th
12:00 AM

A Systematic Approach to Roadway Safety

Laura Slusher, Purdue University

12:00 AM

A Tour of Safety Countermeasures in Indiana

Rick Drumm, FHWA

12:00 AM

Accelerated Bridge Construction

Chris Beck, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

12:00 AM

An Owner’s Manual: Using the APAI Guide Specification for Local Governments

Brad Cruea, Milestone Contractors, LLC
M. Dudley Bonte, Rieth-Riley Construction

12:00 AM

Best Management Practices for Indiana Urban Forestry

Pam Louks, Indiana DNR, Division of Forestry

12:00 AM

Best Practices in Bridge Deck Construction

Robert J. Frosch, Purdue University

12:00 AM

Contract Information Book Presentation

Peter Craig Allaben, INDOT

12:00 AM

Crack Sealing

Jim Lippert, CRAFCO

12:00 AM

Crafting Effecting Public Participation Programs

Rickie Clark, INDOT
Cynthia Bowen, RW Armstrong
Kara Brooks, RebuildIndy
Erin Pipkin, Borshoff

12:00 AM

Design-Based Planning in the New Economy

Jackie Turner, Ratio Architects

12:00 AM

Don't Get Lost in the Woods: A Guide to Environmental Permitting

David Bourff, RW Armstrong
Simon Davies, RW Armstrong
Summer O'Brien, RW Armstrong

12:00 AM

Drainage Ditches: All Shapes and Sizes

Kent Wamsley, The Nature Conservancy

12:00 AM

Drilled Shafts

Elizabeth Dwyre, Parsons Brinckerhoff

12:00 AM

Federally Funded Project Authorization Fundamentals and the Fiscal Management Information System (FMIS)

Mark Newland, FHWA - Indiana Division

12:00 AM

FHWA Emergency Relief Program

Karen Stippich, FHWA Indiana Division

12:00 AM

FHWA Reauthorization Update

Robert F. Tally Jr., P.E., INDOT

12:00 AM

Georgia Street Reconstruction

Ken Boyce

12:00 AM

GPS Applications in Construction

J. W. Stranger, Rieth Riley

12:00 AM

Hot Topics and Trends in Highway Safety in Indiana

Rick Drumm, FHWA

12:00 AM

Hot Topics in Traffic Safety

Mike Holowaty, INDOT

12:00 AM

Incorporating Public Art as a Trail Amenity

Mark Zwoyer, R.W. Armstrong & Associates

12:00 AM

INDOT Pavement Preservation: Crack Sealing/Filling

William Tompkins Jr, Indiana Department of Transportation

12:00 AM

Indy Connect: Education and Outreach for Multi-Modal Shakeups

Sean White, aLoft Strategies
Ehren Bingaman, CIRTA

12:00 AM

Innovation in Interchange Design: The Diverging Diamond

Steve Davidson, Parsons Corporation

12:00 AM

Kankakee Sands Wetland Mitigation Bank: Kankakee and Iroquois River Watersheds in Indiana

Christopher B. Burke, Christopher B. Burke, Ltd.

12:00 AM

Mitigating Impacts to Businesses Prior to Construction

Kathleen Davis, RW Armstrong
Paul W. Myers, RW Armstrong
Jason Rowley, RW Armstrong

12:00 AM

Modern Roundabouts: More Than Just an Intersection

Dave Engstrom, FHWA

12:00 AM

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

Ann Freiwald, Alta Planning Plus Design

12:00 AM

Pavement Marking Materials

Ting Nahrwold P.E., INDOT

12:00 AM

Pavement Preservation for Elected Officials: The Inside Story of Pavement Deterioration

Jim Olson, Jefferson County

12:00 AM

Pipe Lining Policy

Tony Cox, INDOT
Crystal Weaver, INDOT

12:00 AM

Planning for Trail Facilities: Design Standards for Shared Use Paths

Jason Griffin, Butler Fairman Seufert

12:00 AM

Precast Concrete Bridge Decks

Robert J. Frosch, Purdue University

12:00 AM

Precast Concrete Bridge Substructure Components

Scott Noyer, Janssen & Spaans Engineering, Inc.
Matt Youngblood, Janssen & Spaans Engineering, Inc.

12:00 AM

Proven Safety Countermeasures

Dave Engstrom, FHWA

12:00 AM

Public Construction and Procurement

Brad Wilt, Bingham Greenbaum Doll LLP
Grantland M. Clapacs, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

12:00 AM

Public Private Partnerships: Managing Risk, Maximizing Value

Steve Davidson, Parsons Corporation

12:00 AM

Public Purchasing with the State of Indiana

Leila Sublett, Indiana Department of Administration
Nate Day, Indiana Department of Administration

12:00 AM

QC/QA PCCP

Ronald Walker, INDOT

12:00 AM

Recurring Issues Identified During Construction

Jim Reilman, INDOT
Jason Bunselmeier, INDOT

12:00 AM

Reducing Cost: RAP and RAS Considerations

Gerry Huber

12:00 AM

Reducing Your Cost for Asphalt Pavements

Alvin Evans, J.H. Rudolph & Co.

12:00 AM

Reviewing Construction Claims

Gegory Pankow, INDOT

12:00 AM

Roundabout Design 101: Principles, Process and Documentation Part 2

Troy Pankratz, Ourston Roundabout Engineering

12:00 AM

Roundabout Design 101: Principles, Process and Documentation Parts 1

Troy Pankratz, Ourston Roundabout Engineering

12:00 AM

Super Bowl and Transit 2012

Annette Darrow, IndyGO
Samantha Cross, IndyGO

12:00 AM

Super Bowl Weather Preparedness and Response Team (WPRT)

Jim Schellinger, Super Bowl Host Committee

12:00 AM

Super Bowl XLVI Local Traffic and Parking

Lori Miser, Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization
Joseph Wiesinger, Shrewsberry & Associates

12:00 AM

The National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project: Responding to the Need for Improved Data on Bicycling and Walking

Ann Freiwald, Alta Planning Plus Design

12:00 AM

Welcome to Winter Operations

Phil Ivy, INDOT

12:00 AM

Working With Construction Schedules

Jeff James, INDOT

12:00 AM