Chief Engineers' Council

Soils and Materials Standing Committee

The Soils and Materials Standing Committee is concerned with the design and engineering of foundations and all materials used in transportation infrastructure, concentrating on factors that influence their performance, durability and economy. The committee is also interested in the physical environment in which materials are used.

Ania Anthony and Hassan Baaj are the current Chair and Vice-chair of the Committee.

Further information on Committee activities can be found by browsing this website or by contacting Craig Stackpole.

Committee Activities

The following presentations were recorded during the 2016 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Fall Meetings in Toronto. 

The Highway 400 (Barrie, Ontario) Precast Concrete Pavement Pilot Project enabled a team of experts to develop a new approach to durable, fast track resurfacing of rutted asphalt pavement. Using this innovative technique, 100m of rutting asphalt pavement of the highway’s northbound truck lane was rehabilitated; the new concrete pavement now has an estimated design life of 25 years.     

Watch experts from MTO, Golder Associates, Fort Miller Precast Concrete Solutions and the University of Waterloo’s Centre of Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) share their experience.

Overview video  

For a more in-depth perspective, watch these full presentations:

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Committee Resources