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ACEC/NC NCDOT Transportation Conference, the largest transportation event in the state, explores the latest transportation innovations and provides attendees with the chance to network with other professionals.
AGENDA Tuesday, October 31st | 7PM - 9PM Stop by the evening before and enjoy an opportunity to network with colleagues, NCDOT Raleigh and Division-based staff, exhibitors and conference sponsors!
Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided as well as a cash bar.
-South Hallway, Raleigh Convention Center
Wednesday, November 1st 7:15-8:00 am: Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:30 am: General Session (1.5 PDH) Montell Irvin, ACEC/NC President John Sullivan, FHWA Secretary Trogdon, NCDOT Tim Little, NCDOT Chief Engineer Chris Werner, NCDOT Technical Services Director
You want it when? – The Evolution of Project Delivery NCDOT is evolving in many ways from staffing and organizational changes to schedule acceleration and delivery emphasis. This session will focus on evolving project delivery tools, how consultant selection and coordination impacts project delivery and highlight the innovative methods used to accelerate the Felix Harvey Parkway Project. Join us for this session and learn how NCDOT is partnering with the consultant community to change how projects are delivered across the state. Felix Harvey Parkway - How did it get delivered? Kory Wilmot, AICP, AECOM Maria Rogerson, PE, Senior Project Engineer, NCDOT – Division 2 Project Delivery - A Perspective for Central and Division Administered projects Michelle Long, PE, Verified Claims Engineer - Chief Engineer’s Office, NCDOT Michael Poe, Division Project Development Engineer, NCDOT – Division 12 Derrick Weaver, Senior Project Manager, NCDOT
Laura Sutton, Senior Project Manager, NCDOT Tools to Get R Done Jamille Robbins, Public Involvement Group Leader, NCDOT Jason Moore, PE, Support Services Project Engineer, NCDOT Roadway Design Support Services Section Shane Petersen – Archaeologist, NCDOT Bryan Edwards, PE, NCDOT
Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Matthew Response, Recovery, and Resiliency When a crisis hits the State of North Carolina such as Hurricane Matthew, what are the implications to the State’s infrastructure? This session will explore how the North Carolina Department of Transportation, along with its Consultant support, responded to the impacts created by such a historic event. We will also touch on what the recovery process has been and the challenges that arose from this event. We will close out the session with a “lessons learned” discussion and what processes have been or may be implemented to aid the public in future events. Response and Recovery Emily McGraw, State Maintenance Operations Engineer, NCDOT Jennifer Brandenburg, Vice President, Volkert, Inc. HEROES APP Matt Lauffer, Assistant State Hydraulics Engineer Resiliency Cindy Camacho, Senior Planner, AECOM Kory Wilmot, AICP, AECOM Cool Projects – Session 1 This session focuses on innovation in engineering. First, we will learn about managing innovation and how to create a culture of innovation within an organization. Next, we will see how these principles are being applied to the data analytics lifecycle in connected and autonomous vehicles and what DOTs need to know about how they can utilize this data to help them with the operation of traffic and roadway systems. Finally, we will see a practical example of innovative thinking as we explore Jacksonville, Florida’s Ultimate Urban Circulator project. This is an exciting project that will provide mobility, connectivity, sustained economic growth and vibrancy to downtown Jacksonville. Innovation in Engineering Dr. Jeffrey Glass, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University The Ultimate Urban Circulator Cheryl Lynn Freeman, PE, Senior Transportation Engineer, RS&H Thomas McVey, PE, Senior Program Management, Engineer, RS&H Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q Bridge), New Haven, CT Bob Anderson, Vice President, AECOM
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker(1 PDH) Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE CLICK HEREfor full bio Steve built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: “If you take care of people, the business will follow.” He has been recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Professionals, and The Pittsburgh Business Times named his company one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the region.
Protecting What We Love, Building What We Need North Carolina is home to a diverse range of people, destinations, and resources; this variety makes our state the ideal place to live, work, and play. These same people, destinations, and resources must be considered during the transportation planning process, so that even the smallest projects don’t cause undo harm to our state. This session covers a variety of environmental planning issues, from developing mitigation strategies that protect our unique natural resources, navigating the cultural resources review process, and innovations in public involvement. Wildlife Crossings in North Carolina Anne Burroughs, AICP, Senior Environmental Scientist, Dewberry John Page, CEP, AICP, Principal Project Manager, WSP The "H" Factor [9Mb .pptx file] Renee Gledhill-Earley, Environmental Review Coordinator, NC State Historic Preservation Office Finding the Right Strategies for Engaging the Public [12Mb.pptx file] Melissa Roberts, Community Engagement & Equity Manager, Atlanta Regional Commission, Transportation, Access & Mobility Group
Follow the Container – Transportation’s Vital Role in Economic Development This session will follow impact of shipping containers making their way from the newly deepened Port of Wilmington, along NC’s highways to the developing CCX Facility and beyond. Session panelists will examine impacts to land use, jobs, infrastructure and our State’s economy. Beth Smyre, Associate, Dewberry
Oppie Jordan, Vice President, Carolina Gateways Partnership
Ken A. Graves, Director of Planning, City of Rocky Mount
Cliff Pyron, Economic Development, North Carolina State Ports Authority
Cool Projects – Session 2 This session focuses on unique projects across the US, including the world’s longest and largest floating bridge, a $1.9 Billion capacity improvement project to tunnel under the Elizabeth River, and the US’s first extradosed prestressed concrete bridge. Join us to explore these award-winning projects! SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, Seattle, WA Douglas Jackson, HDR Midtown/Downtown Tunnel, Norfolk, VA Fred Parkinson, Vice President, WSP Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Applications of SAS Analytics at the Edge Katy Salamati, Transportation Subject Matter Expert, SAS