2018 PRESENTATIONS

WORKSHOPS & GENERAL SEEIONS  – NOVEMBER 15, 2018 / HERSHEY LODGE

OPENING GENERAL SESSION / 11.15.18 –  9:00AM

  • APC, PennDOT, PA Turnpike Partnership in Action

Remarks by The Honorable Leslie S. Richards

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CLOSING GENERAL SESSION / 11.16.18 –  9:00AM

PCompleting I-95’s Missing Link – PA Turnpike’s I-276 / I-95 Interchange Project

    • Mark Raup, P.E., Sr. Engineer Project Manager, PA Turnpike Commission
    • Michael J. Phillips, P.E., Sr. Engineer Project Manager, PA Turnpike Commission
  • Expedite Bidding Software Replacement in ECMS
    • Michele Harter, Chief of Contract Management, PennDOT
    • Lynn Phillips, ManagerContract Award Office, PennDOT
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  • Project in the Spotlight Remediation of the S.R. 30 Landslide in Allegheny County
  • PA Turnpike Commission Highway and Bridge Capital Plan / Independent PlanFY19

        Bradley J. Heigel, P.E., Chief Engineer, PA Turnpike Commission

  • 2019 PennDOT Program Forecast
    • George W. McAuley, Jr., P.E., Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration, PennDOT
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WORKSHOPS 

STRUCTURES 1 / 11.15.18 – 1:00pm

Co-Moderators:
Kevin J. Loftus – President – Loftus Construction, Inc.
Tom Macioce, P.E. – Chief Bridge Engineer – Bridge Design & Technology Division – PennDOT


  • Stability of Long Span Steel Bridges During Design and Construction
  • Rehabilitation of the Passyunk Avenue Drawbridge

TECH TOOLS / 11.15.18 – 1:00pm

Co-Moderators:
Kyle E. Eaton, Vice President – Rylind Construction Company, Inc.
Debbie Reihart, Section Chief, Systems Management Section, Bureau of Project Delivery – PennDOT


  • PennDOT & PA Turnpike Tech Update
  • Program Management Standards of Speed-Enforcement Cameras in Pennsylvania
  • PennDOT’s Participation in EDC-4 CHANGE – Next-Generation Hydraulic Modeling Tools
    • Donna M. Newell, P.E., President, NTM Engineering, Inc.
    • Rachel L. Tereska, P.E., Principal, NTM Engineering, Inc. 
  • An Autonomous Rebar-tying Robot for Bridge Deck Construction

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION / 11.15.18 – 1:00pm

Co-Moderators:
Geoffrey W. Clarke – Executive Vice President – Swank Construction Company, LLC
Brent L. Trivelpiece – Construction Quality Assurance Section Chief – PennDOT


  • e-Construction/Partnering
    • John Myler, Assistant Construction Manager, District11-0, PennDOT
    • Brent L. Trivelpiece, Construction Quality Assurance Section Chief, PennDOT
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  • Recovering Lost Productivity Damages in Pennsylvania
      
    Mason Avrigian Jr., Esq., Attorney, Post & Schell PC
  • CM/GC Properly Implemented = Innovation on Steroids
    • Gregg A. Hostetler, P.E., Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Engineers, LLC
    • Frank Hickson, P.E., President, Infrastructure Engineers, LLC
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PA TURNPIKE COMMISSION / 11.15.18 – 1:00pm & 3:45pm

Moderator:
Michael D. Shaak, P.E. – Assistant Chief Engineer-Construction – PA Turnpike Commission


  • MS4 Stormwater Management
  • Construction Site Run-off Control
  • Cashless Tolling
    • Donald L. Steele, P.E., Special Projects Engineering Manager, PA Turnpike Commission
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  •  Southern Beltway Project

CHAMPIONING WOMEN IN TRANSPORTATION / 11.15.18 – 1:00pm

Co-Moderators:
Melinda B. Peters, P.E., DBIA, CCM – Partner – RK&K
Leslie S. Richards – Secretary of Transportation – PennDOT


  • Remarks
    • Leslie S. Richards, Secretary of Transportation, PennDOT
  • The Continuing Rise of Women in Construction
    • Heather L. Abbs, Director of Operations, Strongstown’s B&K Enterprises, Inc.
  • The Women’s Leadership Forum at RK&K
    • Jennifer L. Trimble, P.E., D.GE, Manager, RK&K
    • Heather L. Abbs, Director of Operations, Strongstown’s B&K Enterprises, Inc.
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  • Remarks
    • Jennie Granger, Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation, PennDOT
  • Increasing Female Participation through Workforce Development and External Partnerships

STRUCTURES 2 / 11.15.18 – 3:45pm

Co-Moderators:
Kevin J. Loftus – President – Loftus Construction, Inc.
Tom Macioce, P.E. – Chief Bridge Engineer – Bridge Design & Technology Division – PennDOT



  • Accelerated Deck Replacement and Rehabilitation of 89 Year Old Liberty Bridge
    • Nicholas J. Burdette, P.E., Associate, HDR
    • Jason Zang, P.E., Principle Assistant Construction Engineer, PennDOT District 11-0
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  • GAME CHANGER: How Bridge Information Modelling is the Paradigm Shift the Industry Needs Right Now
    • Michael Alestra, P.E., Project Engineer, Pennoni Associates
    • Joseph Spadea, P.E., Senior Engineer, Pennoni Associates
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  • Rehabilitation of the Frankford Ave. Bridge, the Nation’s Oldest Highway Bridge
    • Michael J. Cuddy, P.E., Principal/Senior Vice President TranSystems
    • Din Abazi, P.E., Assistant Bridge Engineer, PennDOT District 6-0
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ENVIRONMENTAL / 11.15.18 – 3:45pm

Co-Moderators:
Fred Thompson – Highway and Bridge Division Manager – Kinsley Construction, Inc.
Mark D. Lombard – Section Chief – Environmental Policy & Development Section – PennDOT


  • Permitting: What Contractors Need to Know Now That They Have Permit Authorization
    • Lonnie R. Young, Vice President, RETTEW Associates, Inc.
    • Ryan Coleman, Environmental Scientist, RETTEW Associates, Inc.

  • SR 1003 Over Wallis Run: Extreme Event Infrastructure & Stream Restoration
    • Thomas A. Graupensperger, Senior Environmental Scientist, Project Manager, Dewberry
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  • Don’t Get Stuck in the Ditch”: 404-105 Permitting of Roadside Ditch Jurisdiction
    • Thomas R. Johnston Jr., Assistant Vice President Natural Resources, Skelly and Loy, Inc.
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DESIGN CONSULTANT FOCUS / 11.15.18 – 3:45pm

Co-Moderators:
Perry M. Schweiss, P.E. – President – SPK Engineering, Inc.
Michele Harter, P.E. – Section Chief – Contract Management Section – PennDOT


  • Consultant Agreement and Construction Inspection Policy
      • Michele Harter, P.E., Section Chief, Contract Management Section, PennDOT
      • Karen Gabel, Transportation Construction Manager, Contract Management Section, PennDOT
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  • ABC Bridge Replacement Supporting a Signalized Lehigh Valley Arterial Intersection
    • Matthew Hickson, P.E., Principal-Structural Services, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
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  • Roadway Asset Management

DIVERSITY IN OUR INDUSTRY / 11.15.18 – 3:45pm

Clayton J. Stahl – President – Gulisek Construction, LLC
Katherine Peters – Director – Bureau of Equal Opportunity – PennDOT


 Understanding and Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the Road and Bridge Construction Industry

    • Panel Discussion.
    • Herman W. Lloyd, Senior Vice-President and the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, JMT
    • Leslie S. Richards, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    • Eric G. Madden, Vice President and the Deputy Chief Marketing Officer, JMT
    • Charlea D. Washington, Human Resource Officer, The Lane Construction Corporation
  • On-The-Job Training Program
    • Morris Helton, OJT Administrator, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, PennDOT
  • BEO Audience Questions and Answer Session