Concrete

Concrete.JPGFocus areas are testing, acceptance and approval of products such as admixtures, curing compounds, pre-packaged concrete products, freeze-thaw durable aggregates, and other miscellaneous products related to concrete. Other focus areas include research studies regarding concrete applications, and methods of improving concrete quality throughout the state.

Procedures

Below you will find information regarding the process and how to get materials approved.

Policy Memorandums

Laboratory/Field Test Procedures

Clicking a hot link below will take you directly to the test procedure listed in the title. In order for these materials to be approved/qualified they will be tested to the requirements listed in the procedure.

Forms

Clicking a hot link below will take you directly to the form listed in the title. These forms are provided as tools to ensure that the correct data is supplied to IDOT when submitting samples.

References

Below are reference materials to assist in getting materials approved and IDOT guidelines.

Guides/Spreadsheets

The following documents are provided as a tool to assist with identifying materials and/or ensuring that correct data is supplied to IDOT.

The following documents are provided as a tool to assist with identifying materials and/or ensuring that correct data is supplied to IDOT.

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Material Specific Information

Specifications

BMPR Specifications

Activities involving materials, research, and new products are administered by IDOT's Bureau of Materials and Physical Research (BMPR). Administration of these activities requires BMPR to develop new specifications or revise existing department specifications. Since these activities are under development or are being evaluated, the specifications do not have a wide distribution. In addition, these specifications are a working document and have not been adopted as a statewide standard.


  • Roller Compacted Concrete (BMPR)
    Application: This specification states the requirements for constructing pavement, shoulder, base course, and base course widening using roller compacted concrete on prepared subgrade. Use of this special provision should be as part of the Bureau’s Experimental Feature Program; please contact Joe Vespa, Engineer of Technical and Product Studies, at Joseph.Vespa@illinois.gov for more information about the program.
    Effective Date: 01/17/14
    Revised Date: Not Applicable
    Contact Person: Daniel Tobias / Phone: 217/782-2912 / Email: Daniel.Tobias@Illinois.gov

Manuals

Training

Required technician training is described on the Lake Land College website for:

  • Concrete Tester
  • PCC Level I
  • PCC Level II
  • PCC Level III

Approved Lab

IDOT conducts specialized testing for Alkali-Silica Reactivity (ASR) ASTM C 1293, but also approves external laboratories to perform the test on its behalf.

If you would like to become an approved lab please contact the department for additional instructions.

Melinda Winkelman
(217) 782-0117
Melinda.Winkelman@illinois.gov
Concrete Lab Supervisor
Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
Division of Highways

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Melinda Winkelman
(217) 782-0117
Melinda.Winkelman@illinois.gov
Concrete Lab Supervisor
Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
Division of Highways

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