ICI hosted its fall region joint cooperative committee meetings in August. These meetings provide an excellent opportunity for industry and INDOT to come to the table and discuss issues that affect the way we build Hoosier roads. In this round of meetings, Jon Yadon (Reith-Riley Construction Co., Inc.) and Corey Baugh (Milestone Contractors, L.P.) accepted vice chair positions for the Northern and Southern Region Joint Cooperative Committees, respectively.
Work zone safety continues to be a key discussion topic, as well as excessive motorist speed in work zones. We also covered subcontractor approval, material testing expected turn-around durations, abandoned utilities and the undistributed patching pay item. Tom Dame (Hercules Machinery Corp.) presented “Pile Driving 101,” covering the basics of safety, equipment and operations information specific to pile driving. Committee members heard about recently adopted specification revisions (effective on contracts let after September 1) pertaining to sidewalk and ramp design and construction changes and storm water management. We asked committee members to comment on a Northern Region proposed revision to the Standard Specification section 101.02, Above-normal inclement weather days.
We’ll post meeting minutes when they’re available.