Analytical Chemistry


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Analytical Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry.JPGAnalytical chemistry provides the chemical testing for a wide variety of highway materials, ensures that quality materials are used in highway projects by maintaining a system of sampling, testing, documentation, and reporting of test results for focus areas including: pavement marking materials, reflective sheeting, bridge coatings, and miscellaneous items. Analytical chemistry also maintains cement and concrete reference laboratory (CCRL) accreditation for cementitious materials. Refer to Part II Material Group Details of the Manual for Materials Inspection to determine material requirements.

Qualified Product List

Clicking a hot link below will take you directly to the qualified list for the material/product referenced in the title.


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

Policy Memorandums

Clicking a hot link below will take you directly to the policy memorandum with specific information explaining the process to become a producer/supplier for the material listed in the title.

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.


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.


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


Material Specific Information


CBM Specifications

Activities involving materials, research, and new products are administered by IDOT's Central Bureau of Materials (CBM). Administration of these activities requires CBM 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.

  • Concrete Coating System (CBM)
    Application: It is intended for the preparation, sealing, and water repelling of concrete surfaces other than driving surfaces. For experimental use only – See Construction Memorandum 02-2
    Effective Date: 12/08/03
    Revised Date: Not Applicable
    Contact Person: Anthony Wagner / Phone: 217/782-7218 / Email:



There is no required training.

Contact Us

Anthony Wagner
(217) 782-7218
Analytical Laboratory Supervisor
Bureau of Materials 
Office of Highways Project Implementation

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