Bill Schiebel Honored with ARRA President's Award
Friday, March 2, 2018
Posted by: Kristi Olson
||Bill Schiebel, Rocksol Consulting Group, is presented the 2018 Richard E. Lowell President's Award by ARRA President Darren Coughlin, Coughlin Company.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the asphalt recycling and reclaiming industry, his dedication to the advancement of in-place recycling, and his commitment to the goals of the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association, ARRA presented Bill Schiebel with the 2018 Richard E. Lowell President’s Award.
This award is presented periodically, at the discretion of the President, to an individual who has, through long term involvement, worked to advance the goals of the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association and to promote the growth and technological advances of the industry.
Schiebel’s experience with in-place recycling materials and projects began as the CDOT Asphalt Program Engineer in 1999 in support of asphalt recycling projects statewide. He followed this work with eight years as a CDOT Regional Materials Engineer where he managed cradle to grave delivery of in-place recycling projects for more than 15 in-place recycling projects consisting primarily of cold in-place recycling with several hot recycling and full depth reclamation projects. In this capacity, he worked to develop and improve statewide cold in-place recycling specifications using performance-based mix designs and “engineered” emulsions.
As the State Materials and Geotechnical Engineer, a position from which he recently retired, he worked to successfully increase the statewide and western regional use of in-place recycling materials, directed CDOT research on the field performance and mechanistic-empirical properties of CIR pavements, and helped plan and deliver the 2014 and 2016 Western and International In-Place Recycling Conferences. In the 2015 and 2016 construction seasons alone, the Four-Corner state DOTs of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona completed well over 1000 lane-miles of in-place recycling projects.
Schiebel worked with the Western Workshop team to create and submit problem statements which the AASHTO Standing Committee on Research accepted and incorporated into the $1M NCHRP Project 09-62, Quality Assurance and Specifications for In-Place Recycled Pavements Constructed Using Asphalt-Based Recycling Agents. Bill is a panel member overseeing NCHRP Project No. 09-62. Schiebel is currently working on delivery of the 2018 In-Place Recycling Conference and is a Senior Transportation Engineer with Rocksol Consulting Group, Inc.