2017 SEMINAR AGENDA

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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5:45 to 7:00 pm

Icebreaker Reception with Exhibitors

The reception is open to all seminar registrants.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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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:
Craig A. Hoogstraten, President, Associated Pennsylvania Constructors and Contract Administrator, James J. Anderson Construction Co., Inc.


  • Our National Anthem
    • Performed by: Janice Click Holl, Project Designer Water Resources, McCormick Taylor
  • APC Annual Membership Meeting
    • Robert E. Latham, APC Executive Vice President
      • Installation of 2018-19 Officers
      • TCI-PAC Leading the Way- Michael Hawbaker, Executive Vice President-Materials, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
      • APC’s 90th Anniversary Video
      • Presentation by Dr. Alison BlackSenior Vice President, ARTBA
  • Keynote Address: “Mountain Vision: Lessons Beyond the Summit”

  • Remarks by The Honorable Leslie S. Richards
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11:45 am

Luncheon with Exhibitors

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1:00-2:45 pm

Concurrent Workshop Session 1

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STRUCTURES

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


  • 1:00pm Welcome & Introductions
  • 1:05pmPennsylvania Turnpike Commission Slide In Bridge
    • Description pending.
    • Phil Carper, Project Manager, Road Con, Inc.
    • Mike Meyers, Superintendent, Road Con, Inc.
    • Quintin Rissler, Larson Design
  • 1:35pmInspirArch Bridge
    • The InspirArch Composite Arch Bridge system is a 21st century innovation on a traditional technology. This award winning technology uses lightweight composite tubes filled with concrete and the principles of soil structure interaction to achieve a superior, 100+ year design life and a low maintenance bridge.
    • Timothy Kenerson E.I., Design Engineer, AIT Bridge Systems
  • 2:15pm2018 AASHTC Specification Update
    • Description pending.
    • Francesco M. Russo, Ph.D, PE, Associate Vice President, Senior Bridge Engineer, Michael Baker International
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LEADERSHIP & PARTNERING

Location: Cocoa Terrace
Co-Moderators:
Albert D. Hoffman, President – Road-Con, Inc.
Joseph Robinson, P.E., Chief Materials Engineer – PennDOT


  • 1:00pm Welcome & Introductions
  • 1:05pmDispute Avoidance and Resolution for All Industry Stakeholders
    • James W. Kutz, Esq., McNees, Wallace & Nurick
  • 1:45pmPartnered Project Showcase
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TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

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


  • 1:00pm Welcome & Introductions
  • 1:05pmInformation Technology Innovations at PennDOT
    • Information Technology (IT) is an important enabler of transportation project delivery performance. This presentation will provide information on enhancements to expect in PennDOT’s IT portfolio, including additional mobile applications, more efficient bidding in ECMS and upgraded CADD software which will facilitate development of 3D models.
    • Debbie Reihart, Chief of Systems Management, PennDOT Bureau of Project Delivery
  • 1:25pmPA Turnpike Tech Update
    • Updated information on the PA Turnpikes, EBS, CDS, Kahua, and use of drone technology.
    • Jeffrey Wilson, Engineer Project Manager, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
  • 1:45pm – The Internet of Things, the Next Frontier in Drone Technology
    • This presentation covers the latest in drone technology to lower costs and keep projects on time. Some topics include data analysis, new sources of data including the Internet of Things, and new technology such as RTK/PPK.
    • Dick Zhang, CEO, Identified Technologies
  • 2:05pmConnected & Automated Vehicles (CAV): How They Will Change Our Industry
    • How Pennsylvania is preparing for the deployment of connected and automated vehicles. The presentation will provide background information on connected and automated technology, their implications to the transportation industry, as well as the PennDOT and PA Turnpike approach to addressing this rapidly evolving technology.
    • Vijay B. Varadarajan, P.E., ITS Project Manager AECOM
    • Glenn C. Rowe, P.E., Chief, Highway Safety and Traffic Operations, PennDOT
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CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Location: Magnolia ABCD
Co-Moderators:

Geoffrey W. Clarke – Executive Vice President – Swank Associated Company, LLC
Kelly Barber, P.E. – Acting Section Chief – Project Schedules, Specifications & Constructability Section- PennDOT


  • 1:00pmWelcome & Introductions
  • 1:05pm – E-Construction at the National Level
    • E-Construction is a paperless construction administration delivery process that includes electronic submission of all construction documentation by all stakeholders, electronic document routing/approvals (e-signature), and digital management of all construction documentation in a secure environment allowing distribution to all project stakeholders through mobile devices. This presentation will tell us where FHWA is headed nationally and how the industry needs to be prepared in the future.
    • Kathryn Weisner, P.E., USDOT, FHWA, Office of Technical Services, Resource Center, Construction and Project Management Technical Services Team
  • 1:25pmE-Construction at the State Level
    • PennDOT will outline the various e-construction tools they are or plan to utilize throughout the Commonwealth. You will hear the expectations and timeline the department plans in the implementation of various contract management systems such as ASTA, PPPC, Sharepoint, Source of Supply, etc.
    • James Foringer, P.E., Assistant District Executive-Construction, PennDOT District 11-0
  • 1:45pm – E-Construction—A Contractor’s Perspective
    • This presentation will examine how e-construction tools are shaping the way contractors approach a job. Questions such as what has worked well and what needs to be improved will be discussed.
    • Kent Wible, Division Manager, McCrossin
  • 2:05pmIntegrating Construction and Design
    • PennDOT District 6-0 is successfully integrating construction expertise into the design of the I-95 Corridor Projects by utilizing construction personnel to perform Constructability, Value Engineering, Estimating and Pre-bid Schedule support.
    • Thomas F. Kerins, P.E., Director of Construction Support Services, Urban Engineers, Inc.
    • Harold Windisch, P.E., Senior Construction Engineer, ACE, PennDOT District 6-0
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ENVIRONMENTAL

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


  • 1:00pm Welcome & Introductions
  • 1:05pmHunters Station Mussel Relocation/Mitigation
    • When PennDOT realized the massive historic truss bridge carry SR 62 over the Allegheny River in Tionesta Township, Forest County was in need of being replaced, they never imagined what was lying underneath. The District was familiar with dealing with threatened and endangered mussels, but they never imagined that they would find the world’s largest remaining populations of two Federally endangered fresh water mussels, the Northern Riffelshell and the Clubshell. As the project began to move forward, it quickly became apparent that simply moving the mussels upstream of the project wasn’t going to be enough; nor was coordination with USFWS and PFBC going to be enough. It was going to be an enormous effort that would involve creating a team of federal and state agencies within Pennsylvania as well as agencies in five other states, the Seneca Nation, non-profit partners and consultants. The end result is one of the biggest relocations of endangered mussels in the history of the Endangered Species Act. This session will cover the successful mussel salvage and relocation which has led the Department to a point where the bridge is currently under construction (expected finish December 2017).
    • Autumn Kelley, District Environmental Manager, PennDOT District 1-0
  • 1:45pmThe Bog Turtle – Making Routine Construction Projects Complex for the Past 20 Years
    • Within the home range of the bog turtle in the Mid-Atlantic region, typical transportation improvement projects often require special provisions, extensive project coordination, and adaptive construction techniques. Various projects facing these challenges will be discussed and specific examples of how project teams addressed bog turtle related constraints will be highlighted.
    • Ben Berra, Director of Natural Resource Analysis & Principal Scientist, Skelly & Loy, Inc.
    • Craig Patterson Nein, Environmental Scientist, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
  • 2:25pmRegulatory update on Threatened and Endangered Bats, Waters of the United States, PA DEP Functional Assessment of Aquatic Resources, and Mitigation Banking
    • With the ever changing regulatory environment, there are constraints that can affect both the design and construction of a project. This update will provide a summary of the threatened and endangered bat concerns and limitations that could affect construction projects; Executive Order (Feb 2017) regarding Waters of the United States; PA DEP’s new Functional Rapid Assessment Protocol; and use of Mitigation Banks across the Commonwealth.
    • Paul DeAngelo, Vice President of Environmental Services,
      Skelly & Loy, Inc.
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2:45 -3:30 pm

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

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3:45-5:30 pm

Concurrent Workshop Session 2

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STRUCTURES

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


  • 3:45pm Welcome & Introductions
  • 3:50pmLessons Learned Regarding Sheet Pile Structures
    • Anchored walls and cofferdams using sheet piling are constructed every day. Most of them perform as intended, but some experience significant problems or collapse. The presentation will discuss several different difficulties that can be encountered and ways to prevent them during both the design and construction process. Examples and case studies will be used for illustration..
    • Richard Hartman, Ph.D, P.E., Hartman Engineering
  • 4:30pmImpact Loadings on MSE Structures
    • The presentation will cover the types of impact loads that Mechanically Stabilized Earth structures are exposed to. It will also cover the research, analysis, and design methodology developments for MSE structures to resist these impact loads.
    • Sheif Aziz, P.E., The Reinforced EarthCompany
  • 4:50pmCharacteristics of Latex Modified Concrete Applied Under Low Temperature Conditions
    • Wagman Heavy Civil recently completed a $50M I-95 Deck Rehabilitation and Joint Modification project on I-95 in Baltimore – the largest Latex Modified Concrete project ever awarded as a single contract in the United States. Using this project as a case study, this presentation showcases the versatility of Latex Modified Concrete, citing the most recent research from Trinseo (formerly Dow Chemical) demonstrating how LMC (which has been widely used on bridge decks since the 1970s) can be quite robust when applied in low temperatures, having no effect on long range compressive strength and permeability.
    • Brandon Zerilla, Concrete Group Manager, Wagman Heavy Civil
    • Chuck Fifelski, Trinseo
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LEADERSHIP & PARTNERING

Location: Cocoa Terrace
Co-Moderators:
Albert D. Hoffman, President – Road-Con, Inc.
Joseph Robinson, P.E., Chief Materials Engineer – PennDOT


  • 3:45pm Welcome & Introductions
  • 3:50pmDispute Avoidance and Resolution for All Industry Stakeholders
    • James W. Kutz, Esq., McNees, Wallace & Nurick
  • 4:35pmPartnered Project Showcase
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TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

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


  • 3:45pm Welcome & Introductions
  • 3:50pmI Can See Clearly Now: 3D PRINTING at PennDOT
    • 3D Printing is the process of forming bondable material into three-dimensional (3D) products according to templates created by Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) software. The PennDOT 3D printing team at PennDOT has created 3D scale models of bridges, topography, proposed train stations and other items as a means of clearly conveying the design intent of projects to the public and other stakeholders.
    • Nick Tomasello, 3D Printing Manager, Systems Management Section, PennDOT
    • Lee Posey, Highway CADD Manager, Systems Management Section, PennDOT
  • 4:10pm4D Visualizations – More than Just a Pretty Picture
    • 4D modeling is a powerful tool that presents the virtual project area AND real-time traffic data. The course explains development of the models, provides examples, and shows how simulations are utilized to improve the project development process.
    • Vico C. Innocenti, P.E., Transportation Group Manager, Fisher Associates
    • Roseann B. Schmid, P.E., CEO-Elect, Fisher Associates
  • 4:50pm – Pavement Preservation and Maintenance
    • Included will be multi-year field demonstrations describing Pavement Preservation and mechanisms. A 14-year field demonstration comparing cold mix performance.
    • Don E. Koehler, Vice President and Business Development Manager, UNIQUE Paving Materials
  • 5:10pmUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to Support Design Surveying Requirements
    • This presentation will compare the controlled results and accuracy of UAS and mobile mapping technologies and discuss general limitations and key considerations of different capture systems and methods.
    • Mike Zoltek PLS, CFedS, Senior Project Manager, Woolpert, Inc.
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PA TURNPIKE

Location: Crystal A
Co-Moderators:
Michael D. Shaak, P.E., Assistant Chief Engineer-Construction – PA Turnpike Commission


  • 3:45pmWelcome & Introductions
  • 3:50pm – Accelerated Bridge Construction on the PA Turnpike
    • The presentation will discuss two bridge replacement projects that used Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques. It will cover factors that lead to the decision to use ABC, MPT benefits and challenges, environmental and ROW impacts, and the necessary public outreach used to alert travelers of the weekend closures. It will also cover the contractors’ approaches to the bridge slides including the falsework and jacking systems
    • Wally Wimer, P.E., Engineer Project Manager, PA Turnpike Commission
  • 4:10pmEmergency Repair to the Delaware River Turnpike Bridge
    • The presentation covers all of the events that occurred the day the fracture was discovered to the day the bridge was opened to traffic. All activities associated with the repair efforts are covered from hands on inspections, material testing, Non-Destructive (NDT) testing, structure modeling, repairs, future plans, etc.
    • Brad L. Updegrave, P.E., Bridge/Tunnel Maintenance Coordinator, PA Turnpike Commission
  • 4:50pm – Southern Beltway Project
    • The Southern Beltway is a 13 mile expansion project connecting the Pittsburgh International Airport at US Route 22 to Interstate 79 on the West side of Pittsburgh. This $800M project includes 5 new interchanges, 8 pairs of mainline bridges, 2 pairs of I-79 bridges, local bridges and several dozen smaller structures and culverts. This presentation will provide an update on the project sections already in construction and highlight the remaining sections scheduled to begin in 2018.
    • Steven Hrvoich, P.E., Construction Engineering Manager, PA Turnpike Commission
  • 5:10pmTurnpike Issues Open Discussion/Q&A
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DESIGN/CONSULTANT FOCUS

Location: Wild Rose AB
Co-Moderators:
Joe O’Neil, P.E., Executive Vice President, WBCM, ACEC/PA President
Michele Harter, P.E., Contract Management Section Chief, Bureau of Project Delivery – PennDOT


  • 3:45pm Welcome & Introductions
  • 3:50pmAdvances in Subsurface Utility Engineering
    • Description: Utility conflicts are one of the leading causes for delays and expense during construction projects. The ASCE 38 Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data was developed to address utility conflicts. This presentation will focus on the upcoming changes to the Standard as well as introduce some advanced geophysical equipment currently being used on complex design projects.
    • Bryan J. Teschke, P.G., Branch Manager/Geophysicist, Cardno, Inc.
    • Rhett P. Sloan, P.L.S., Sr. Project Manager, Cardno, Inc.
  • 4:10pmConstruction Inspection Mileage and Hour Logs
    • Update on new requirements and procedures for Inspection Logs.
    • Karen Gabel, Transportation Construction Manager
  • 4:30pmConsultant Agreements Policy
    • Updates on policy and procedures related to Consultant Agreements
    • Michele Harter, P.E., Section Chief, Contract Management Section – PennDOT
  • 5:10pmTechnology
    • High level update on ASTA, AutoTAB Web, KEES and 3D initiative.
    • Joe O’Neil, P.E., Executive Vice President, WBCM, ACEC/PA President
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5:30 pm

Informal Interaction

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.

Friday, November 17, 2017

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7:30 am

Buffet Breakfast

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9:30 am

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION

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


  • I-78 Under Clearance Project
    • Adam W. Bratrude, EIT, Senior Civil Engineer Supervisor, PennDOT District 5-0
    • Brian K. Brawand, P.E., CBSI, Project Manager, Senior Associate, Alfred Benesch & Company
    • Russell Dickson, P.E., Vice President, PennStress
    • Jean-Baptiste Fangous, Project Manager, HRI, Inc.
  • Work Zone Safety – Lane Intrusion Technology

    • Curt Davison, Director of AWARE Technology, Oldcastle Materials, Inc.
  • I-95 Section BR0 – Betsy Ross Interchange

    • Geoffrey N. Stryker, P.E., Senior Project Manager/Associate, STV Incorporated
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10:30-11:00 am

Refreshment Break

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11:00 am

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION (continued)

  • Transportation Quality Initiative “Creating a New Culture”
    • Mark P. Compton, CEO, PA Turnpike Commission
    • George W. McAuley, Jr., P.E., Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration, PennDOT
  • 2018 PennDOT Program Forecast
    • George W. McAuley, Jr., P.E., Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration, PennDOT
  • PA Turnpike Commission Highway and Bridge Reassessment/Capital Plan FY18

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