Heating Electrically Conductive Concrete Demonstration Project TR-724

The primary objective of this research is to do a full-scale field demonstration of the ECON technology and its efficient deicing benefits for Iowa city and county roadways and state highways. An upcoming construction project by the city, county, or state DOT will be identified in consultation with the project TAC for the ECON field demonstration. As already noted, the ECON technology is suitable for a variety of transportation infrastructure components, including roads, bridges, shoulders, sidewalks, rest areas, and so on. One site of interest to the Iowa DOT that has been recently identified is the shoulders on I-80 Eastbound near Council Bluffs for implementation/demonstration of ECON technology. There have been also interest to implement this technology in rest areas and Iowa bridge systems. A focused project management strategy is essential for the successful completion of the project. The project Technical Advisory Committee, comprising Iowa DOT representatives along with city and county engineers, will be formed in less than a month of the project starting date. Other project management activities including formulation of project scope, distribution of efforts, regular consultation with TAC, etc. will be carried out throughout the project duration.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $358,870.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      Add 610


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Managing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ceylan, Halil

    • Start Date: 20170415
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01691628
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Add 610, TR-724
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 28 2019 1:08PM