Purdue Research of Information Modeling Process/Contract/Technology for INDOT Infrastructure Projects

Dear Madam/Sir,

We would like to invite you to participate in a study for INDOT to improve the current process, contract, and technology of infrastructure projects. This study is conducted by the Construction Animation, Robotics, and Ergonomics (CARE) Lab in School of Construction Management Technology at Purdue University. The IRB number is IRB-2019-634.

This study includes (1) remote interviews between 10/12/2020 and 12/4/2020, and (2) an online survey between 2/26/2021 and 4/8/2021 to get feedback and insight from experts about the current process, organization structure, information formats, and technologies in design, construction, and O&M of INDOT projects.

We wish to have (1) 6-24 participants for the interview, including 4-15 project managers and 2-5 design staff, and (2) another 30 participants for the survey, including 20 project managers and 10 design staff.

If you are interested in participating in the interview or survey, please help indicate your availability through https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iZIpLKQcuIbMax. The interview will be held virtually at the time slot you select, and the survey will be sent to you through an email.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the study or have any difficulty accessing the link. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this study!


Yunfeng (Cindy) Chen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, chen428@purdue.edu
Jiansong Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, zhan3062@purdue.edu
Xingzhou Guo, Ph.D. Student, guo529@purdue.edu
Chi Tian, Ph.D. Student, tian154@purdue.edu

Construction Animation, Robotics, and Ergonomics (CARE) Lab

School of Construction Management Technology, Purdue University

INDOT – Super Slab Construction Project

Source: INDOT


US 40 (South A Street) from South 3rd Street to South 11th Street, and US 40 (South 11th Street) from South A Street to East Main Street.
US 27 (8th Street) from South O Street to North D Street, and US 27 (Chester Blvd.) from North F Street to Whitewater River bridge.
City of Richmond, Wayne County

Des. No.: 0013790 and 0100701
Contract No.: R-30397

INDOT is testing implementation of a new pavement treatment approach for PCCP Pavement Rehab, Precast Concrete Pavement (PCP). Several experimental projects are, or will be coordinated, as each set of projects will involve testing a different PCP system. US 40 in Richmond is the first of these test projects. A Precast Concrete Pavement Forum was hosted by the Joint Transportation Research Project (JTRP) on August 11 addressing the general use of PCP.

Now we are detailing and preparing to bid, award and accomplish this first test project. Thank you for your interest in the project and helping INDOT in improving and increasing the effectiveness of our pavement operations.

Timeline (Anticipated):

  • Project Information Meeting: September 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm at the Greenfield District Main Conference Room
  • Anticipated Contract Letting Date: January 19, 2017


Please submit questions to Joann Wooldridge (jwooldridge@indot.in.gov)