2019 SEMINAR HIGHLIGHTS

For 41 years, the APC/PennDOT Fall Seminar has been the premier event for members of the highway construction industry in Pennsylvania to keep up with the latest industry trends and forge new business relationships.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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5:45 to 7:00 pm

Icebreaker Reception with Exhibitors

The reception is open to all seminar registrants.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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7:30 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
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9:30 to 11:30 am

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

Presiding:
Max J. Hempt, President, Associated Pennsylvania Constructors and President, Hempt Brothers, Inc.

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11:45 am

Luncheon with Exhibitors

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1:00-2:45 pm

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

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STRUCTURES 1

Co-Moderators:
Dominic P. Girondo – Vice President/Operations – Nyleve Bridge Corp.
Tom Macioce, P.E. – Chief Bridge Engineer – Bridge Design & Technology Division – PennDOT

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PA TURNPIKE

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

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CHAMPIONING WOMEN IN TRANSPORTATION

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

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ENVIRONMENTAL

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

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TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

Co-Moderators:
Kyle E. Eaton – Vice President – Rylind Construction Company, Inc.
Kelly Barber, P.E. – Acting Section Chief – Project Schedules, Specifications and Constructability Section – PennDOT

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2:45 pm

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

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3:45-5:30 pm

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

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STRUCTURES 2

Co-Moderators:
Dominic P. Girondo – Vice President/Operations – Nyleve Bridge Corp.
Tom Macioce, P.E. – Chief Bridge Engineer – Bridge Design & Technology Division – PennDOT

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PA TURNPIKE 2

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

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DIVERSITY IN OUR INDUSTRY

Moderator:
Megan Rudyk – EEO Officer – Swank Construction Company, LLC
Katherine Peters – Director – Bureau of Equal Opportunity – PennDOT

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CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Co-Moderators:
Kent L. Wible – Hempt Bros., Inc.
Brent L. Trivelpiece – Director – Construction Quality Assurance Section Chief – PennDOT

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DESIGN/CONSULTANT FOCUS

Co-Moderators:
Eric D. Frary, P.E. – Vice President – Michael Baker International, LLC
Michele Harter, P.E. – Section Chief – Contract Management Section – PennDOT

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5:30 pm

Informal Interaction

Friday, November 22, 2019

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7:30 am

Buffet Breakfast

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9:30 am

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION

Presiding:
Charles J. Niederriter, Vice President, Associated Pennsylvania Constructors and Chief Operating Officer, Golden Triangle Construction Co., Inc.

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10:30-11:00 am

Refreshment Break

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11:00 am

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION

Registration

Attendee/exhibitor registration and the Hershey Lodge room block will open after Labor Day.

Tentative Agenda

The agenda listed may be subject to change.

Professional Development Hours

Professional Development Hours (PDH), required for renewal of PE registration, will be available for as many of the above sessions as possible.