100 Years of T.H.E. Conference History


Transportation and Highway Engineering (THE) Conference

2000 program cover

Stevenson Expressway Reconstruction, Bruce Dinkheller, Chief, Project Implementation, IDOT District 1, Schaumburg, IL

Need and Strategy for the Reconstruction of Chicago’s Wacker Drive, Stan L. Kaderbek, Deputy Commissioner/Chief Engineer, Bureau of Bridges and Transit, Chicago DOT, and Patrick Cassity, Principal Bridge Engineer, J. Muller International, Chicago

Luncheon Presentation: A Century of Highway Constrcution, Wayne Ward, Consulting Engineer (Former Douglas County Engineer), Camargo, IL

“A Transportation Odyssey”

The National Work Zone Memorial will be on display in the conference room throughout the T.H.E. Conference. This exhibit was developed and sponsored by the American Traffic Safety Services Association

Union Pacific’s Global III Intermodal Facility, Ken wise, Director of Economic Development, Rochelle, IL

Punishing Pavements in the Interest of Science: ATLAS! Jeff Roesler, University of Illinois

Reconstruction of Interstate 290, Mary Ellen Mack, Resident Engineer, IDOT, District 1

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Rebuilding for Enduring Freedom, Craig Johnson, Stanley Consultants, Minneapolis, MN, and 1st Lt. Jason Cowin, 231st Civil engineering flight/Task Force Coyote/FHWA, Illinois Division, Springfield, IL

Continuous Flow Intersections, Michael Bruce, ABMB Engineers, Inc. Baton Rouge, LA

Luncheon Presentation: Andy Dallas, magician/illusionist

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Hoover Dam Bypass Update, Bonnie Klamerus, Structures Manager, Hoover Dam Bypass Project, FHWA – CFLHD

The O’Hare Modernization Project

Sponsored Mixer and BBQ replaces annual fish fry

Homeland Security for Engineering Personnel, Lawrence Lux, Lux Advisors, Ltd.

I-74 / Downs Bridge, Jerry Cearlock, IDOT R3D5 Operations Engineer

Warm Mix Asphalt, David Newcomb, Vice-President, Research & Technology, National Asphalt Pavement Association, Lanham, MD

Luncheon Presentation: Bye, Bye, Birdie – Transportation and Wildlife, Ed Herricks, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois

The Next Level of Highway Safety: Federal and state Perspectives, Joe Toole, Associate Administrator for Safety, FHWA, Washington, D.C., and Dr. Tony Kane, Director of Engineering and Technical Services, AASHTO, Washington, D.C

Intellidrive, Monique Evans, Director, Office of Safety Research and Development, FHWA, Washington, D.C., and Jim Wright, Operations Support, AASHTO, Washington, D.C.

C-U: Sharing the Road, Jennifer Selby, Civil Engineer, City of Urbana Public Works, Urbana, IL

Highlighted ICT Project: Development of Online Distance Learning Courses, Dr. James Hall, Associate Professor, Department of Management Information Systems, University of Illinois at Springfield, and Dr. William Buttlar, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hoover Dam Bypass & The Colorado River Bridge, William M. Dowd, Hoover Dam Bypass Design Project Manager/Executive Vice President (Retired), HDR Engineering, Inc., Austin, TX

Mine Subsidence at the Interstate 72 / Sangamon River Bridge, Steve Beran, Bridge Engineer, IDOT, District 6, Springfield, IL, and Bruce Schottel, Senior Engineer, Office of Mines and Minerals/Abandoned Mined Lands Division, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Edwardsville, IL

Severe Weather – Challenges of the Past and future, Eddy Weiss, Author/Educator, Chasing4Life, Waterloo, IA

new Directions for Fighting Illini Football: Q & A with Coach Tim Beckman, Head Football Coach, University of Illinois

Recycling in Transportation, Panel Discussion