NOVEMBER 16-18, 2022



Presentation downloads are linked below. Additional presentations will be added as they become available.

Best Practices in Regulated Fill



Al Hoffman
President, Road-Con, Inc.

Jeff Obrecht

Paul Caulfield

Todd Trautz
Micheal Baker International

Josh Farley
PA Turnpike Commission

Vaughn Schlachter

This session engages TQI team members from PTC, PennDOT, ACEC-PA, and APC in a panel discussion of their recommendations for the management of fill in a variety of civil construction import, export and reuse conditions. Among the topics addressed are understanding owners’ and contractors’ perspectives and expectations, environmental due diligence and soil classifications, and compliance with Pennsylvania’s soil management regulations, permits, and policy. Panelists will cover both design and construction considerations and will share the team’s recommendations for construction special provisions.

Lane Reservation



Brian Crossley
Manager, Temporary Traffic Control Unit, PennDOT

Ryan McNary
Manager, Traffic Systems and TSMO Performance Unit, PennDOT

Clearing the Air – OSHA Regulation of Airborne Exposuress



Jeffrey C. Bright, Esq.
Shareholder, Saxton & Stump LLC

Lisa Bolin, CIH, CSP, CIAQP
Manager of Environmental Health and Hygiene at High Environmental Health & Safety Consulting, Saxton & Stump LLC

Stehen J. Matzura, Esq.
Shareholder and Co-Chair of Environmental, Saxton & Stump LLC

Airborne exposures in the workplace remain a priority for OSHA enforcement, including at construction sites for highways and bridges. Compliance with standards for silica, chromium, lead, and other airborne contaminants, including isocyanates, can be technical and complex, implicating controls through engineering, work practices, training, and respiratory protection. This panel will address the OSHA regulatory framework for airborne contaminants and legal, technical, contractual, and practical considerations to protect workers, mitigate noncompliance, and respond to OSHA inspections and enforcement.

Exploring Six Risk Factors in Design Build Projects

DOWNLOAD HANDOUT: Risk Factors in Design-Build: Recommendations for Consideration American


Ananth Prasad
Florida Transportation Builders Association

Anthony Bednarik
Vice President of Design Build/Major Pursuits, Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc.

Kevin Cornish
Senior Vice President, TYLin

Risk remains an issue in transportation construction. This panel will discuss risk through the lens of “traditional” design-build procurement. The panel will address six major risk areas:

  1. Proposal/Procurement Approach
  2. Unknown Conditions
  3. Scope Expectations
  4. Schedule
  5. Standard of Care (SOC)
  6. Liability Audience participation is encouraged


Concrete Pavement Initiatives



John Becker, P.E.

Richard Jucha P.E.
Vice President, ACPA/PA

This presentation will highlight innovative approaches being developed and implemented for improving the durability and cost-effectiveness of long-life pavements.

Implementation of Balanced Mix Design/Asphalt Mix Performance Tests at PennDOT & Other Hot Topics



Charles C. Goodhart, P.E.
Executive Director, PA Asphalt Pavement Association

Mary Robbins
Director of Technical Service, PA Asphalt Pavement Association

The PA Asphalt Pavement Association is working with PennDOT to transition from SUPERPAVE Mix Design to Balanced Mix Design with Performance Tests. We are in the second year of a five-year effort to facilitate implementation of BMD. What we learned and where we stand with enactment of BMD and specifically how industry needs to get prepared for 2026 full deployment will be covered. Other “hot” topics like reduced nDesign Gyration Levels, Long Life Asphalt Pavement Design, Crack and Seat Pavement Rehabilitation, SMA, VRAM, etc. will also be included.

The Transportation Quality Initiative’s (TQI) Daily Commitment



Todd Trautz, P.E., PTOE
Senior Associate & Traffic Department Manager, Michael Baker International LLC

Did you know that the Transportation Quality Initiative (TQI) Program has an organized and focused group of industry leaders and professionals from the PTC, PennDOT, APC and ACEC-PA that work daily to minimize owner-contractor conflicts and to address industry issues that represent barriers to mutual project successes? Come learn more about the ongoing workings of TQI and hear about what is being worked on in the areas of supply chain impacts, regulated fill, shop drawing reviews and processes, stormwater design and training, and dispute resolution.

Future of the Safety Professional



Frank Baxter
Director of Loss Prevention, Construction Risk Partners

This presentation will discuss the employment outlook for the Safety Profession. Describe what make someone a safety professional and how to spot up and coming employees that could be safety professional by understanding what are some key aspects that make up a good Safety Professional. Lastly, give great examples of why and how a Safety Professional could help the bottom line.

Closing General Session

CSVT Project Status and Highlights



Matthew Beck, P.E. – Assistant Plans Engineer, PennDOT District 3-0

Ted Deptula, P.E. – Assistant Construction Engineer, PennDOT District 3-0

The Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation (CSVT) Project involves the construction of a new 4-lane limited access highway, approximately 13 miles long, connecting US 11/15 in Snyder County to US 15 in Union County to PA 147 in Northumberland County. After being in development for decades, construction of the $900 million project began in early 2016, when work started on a new 4,545-foot-long bridge across the West Branch Susquehanna River. The overall project is being completed through 7 individual construction contracts procured through the design-bid-build process. The new river bridge and the rest of the project’s Northern Section opened to traffic in July 2022, and its Southern Section is anticipated to open in 2027. This presentation will provide an overview of the project and its status and will review key features and challenges of each section.

PA Turnpike Capitol Plan 2023

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


2023 PennDOT Program Forecast

Michael C. Keiser, PE, Acting Deputy Secretary for Highway Administration, PennDOT