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Dr. John V. Cabage, Jr.

Dr. John V. Cabage, Jr.

Assistant Professor

Office: 3111 - Klehm
Phone: 217-581-3254
Fax: 217-581-6607
Email: jvcabage@eiu.edu

John Cabage, Jr.'s Vita

For Spring 2015,
   2:00 - 3:30, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

Construction Cost Estimating
Introduction to Materials
Architectural Drafting and Blueprint Reading


Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
   University of Tennessee, August 2014
   Dissertation:   Behavior of Larger-Diameter Strands in the Disturbed Region 
    of Prestressed Concrete Girders

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
   University of Tennessee, 1984

Professional Organizations

American Society of Civil Engineers
Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute
American Concrete Institute


Concrete and Bridge Material Studies
Engineering Student Enrichment Studies
Computerized Techniques to Undergraduate Education
Accelerated Construction Techniques

Selected Publications

“Behavior of Larger-Diameter Strands in the Disturbed Region of Prestressed
   Concrete Girders”  Doctoral Dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy
   Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2014
“Design Guidelines of CIP Joints with Accelerated Construction
   Features,” being peer-reviewed by the ASCE Journal of Bridge
   Engineering – Primary Author
Investigation of Bond Performance of 18-mm-(0.7-in.-) Diameter Strand
   Based upon Pull-out Testing – Co-author, under Peer Review
“State-of-the-Art Report on Strand Debonding for Pretensioned
   Girders,” currently under review
“Phase II Investigation Report of the BP Fertilizer Plant, Lima, Ohio”
“Phase II Investigation Report for Memphis Area Transit Authority’s
   Central Station Complex”
Engineer of Record for the Design, Specifications and Drawings for
   the Removal/Replacement of Underground Storage Tanks at Fort
   Campbell, Kentucky
Engineer of Record for the Design, Specifications, and Drawing for the
   Above-ground Ethylene Glycol/Potassium Acetate Storage Facility
   for the Memphis Airport Authority

Selected Conference Presentations

Presenter at the Prestressed Concrete Institute National Bridge Convention,
“A Research Plan to Assess the Shear Behavior of Prestressed Concrete
Beams with 0.7-inch Strand and Differing End Conditions” -- 2012

Research Experience

Renewable and Sustainable Resource Utilization for Ash Disposal –
Collaborative study through NSF and other grants at Eastern Illinois
Alkali-Silica Reactive Study Associating Temperature to ASR Concrete
Growth – Undergraduate research study funded by the Electric Power
Research Institute conducted with 5 undergraduate students.
Directional Alkali-Silica Growth and its Effect on Concrete Material
Properties – Developed proposal and received funding from Oak Ridge
National Laboratory to design the testing apparatus. This project is to be
completed using master’s-level graduate assistance where design options
will be evaluated and tested. The funding was obtained through grants
from the Department of Energy.
Isolation of Transfer Length Components for High-Capacity Reinforcement
Strand – This testing was conducted with Xin Jiang for Z. John Ma through
funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). In this
testing we conducted strand pull-out tests for high-capacity strand in both
a pretensioned and detensioned states. Through this comparison and by
changing embedment lengths components of strand transfer length were
isolated and quantified.
Development Length Testing and Evaluation for High-Capacity Strand – This
project is funded through TDOT in evaluating 0.62-inch, 330ksi and 0.7-
inch, 270 ksi strand. A numerical model of strain distribution along the
length of the strand was developed and compared with measured
concrete surface strains. A model to predict the development length of
this strand will be prepared upon completion of this testing.
Shear Behavior of Concrete Prestressed Girders with High Capacity Strand
and Differing End Conditions – The work plan has been developed at this
time and testing will begin in December of this year. This testing will
involve the testing of two, 56-foot, prestressed concrete girders with high-
capacity strand. A composite deck will be poured atop the girders and the
girders will be tested by applying a load of approximately 350k at the end
of the girder. It is anticipated that full moment capacity can be attained
at the end of the beam with the appropriate strand anchorage.


Assistant Professor – Eastern Illinois University, 2014
Research Assistant – University of Tennessee, 2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant – University of Tennessee, 2010
President – The Home Manufacturing Plant, Inc., 1999
Vice President – Hess Environmental Services, Inc., 1995
Engineering Manager – Hess Environmental Services, Inc., 1993
Regional Safety Director – Exxon Corporation, USA, 1990
Senior Engineer – Exxon Corporation, USA, 1986

 Honors and Awards

Edwin G. Burdette Civil Engineering Award, 2013
Speaker at the Joint ASCE/TNSPE Joint Conference, Murfreesboro, TN,
Chancellor’s Honor Award – Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of  
   Tennessee – 2012
Bravo Zulu Award – Best Speaker – Federal Express Environmental
   Symposium, 1991
Perfect Attendance Awards – 6 Years with Exxon Company, USA

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