• ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference

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    Name: ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference
    Date: December 13, 2021 - December 14, 2021
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    ACEC/NC NCDOT Transportation Conference Postponed

    The ACEC/NC NCDOT Transportation Conference is the largest transportation event in our state and provides attendees the opportunity to network with other industry professionals. This annual conference is most beneficial to our attendees when all the educational opportunities, speakers, and content are offered in person.
    We have heard concerns from NCDOT and ACEC/NC Member Firms regarding the safety of hosting the conference in person this October and want to make the best decision for all conference attendees. Due to those expressed concerns we have decided to postpone this event until December 13-14, 2021.

    Important Info:
    • All Sponsorships, Booths, and conference attendee registrations will be honored from the original date.
    • If you cannot attend on Tuesday, December 14th and would like to send a sub, please contact Jessica Hartong. Deadline for refunds is November 12th.
    • Updated exhibitor information will be emailed prior to the event. 
    • If you have a reservation at the Sheraton Hotel inside of the ACEC/NC room block, you do not need to cancel the room, each room reservation and deposit will be moved to the December dates.  If you did not book inside the ACEC/NC block (or are not sure) please contact the hotel directly to verify your reservation is changed. 919-256-1422
      • Wednesday 10/20 reservations => Monday 12/13
      • Thursday 10/21 reservations => Tuesday 12/14 
    Thank you for your continued support of ACEC/NC and our state's transportation industry.
    Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!


    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.

    Monday, December 13 | 5pm - 7pm
    Stop by the evening before and enjoy an opportunity to network with colleagues, NCDOT Raleigh and Division-based staff, exhibitors and conference sponsors!
    -Mezzanine, Raleigh Convention Center


    Tuesday, December 14
    7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast
    8:00 am - 9:30 am General Session (1.5 PDH)

    Paul Meehan, ACEC/NC President
    Secretary Eric Boyette, NCDOT
    Edward Parker, FHWA
    Ronnie Keeter, NCDOT

    9:30 am - 10:00 am Networking Break
    10:00 am -11:00 am Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)


    • Adaptive Communication Strategy for the U.S. 70 Improvements in James City Project - Sarah Parkins, AICP, WSP; Wendi Johnson, PE, Gannett Fleming; Heather Lane, PE, NCDOT; Cadmus Capehart, NCDOT

                Cool Projects 

    • Hertford Swing Span Bridge Replacement - Tim Noles, Hardesty & Hanover; Sam Blevins, McLean Contracting; Michael Merritt, RK&K

                 Multi Modal 

    • A Smoother Transition to Electrifying Fleets - Thomas Stout, HDR

    • Complete Streets in Rural Areas & Unlikely Bedfellows - Kit Persiani, CDM Smith; Michael Stafford, CDM Smith

                Transportation Policy and Legislation 

    • Transportation Funding - The history and future of NCDOT investment resources (Federal) 

      • Amna Cameron, NCDOT?s Office of Strategic Initiatives & Program Support
      • Congressman David E. Price, (NC-04), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), (virtual)
      • Moderator: Johanna Reese, NCDOT Deputy Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs
    11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Break
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)


    • The Citizens Guide and the Elected Officials Guide to Transportation - Diane Wilson, NCDOT; Rachel Gaylord-Miles, WSP

                 Cool Projects 

    • Public Outreach in Rural West Texas - Jenny Humphreys, CDM Smith; Amy Livingston, CDM Smith; Ram Maddali, PE, CDM Smith

    • Innovative Sinkhole Remediation on PA SR 422 - Frank Namatka, Gannett Fleming, Inc

                 Multi Modal

    • Pedestrian Safety - A Best Practices Tool Kit and Case Study on US Route 1 in Howard County, Maryland - Paul Silberman, Mead & Hunt

    • Appraising the Comprehensive Cost of Rail Incidents with the NCDOT Rail Division's New Cost Tool - Steve Bert, Planning Communities

                 Transportation Policy and Legislation

    • 2020-2021 Legislation and Policy Updates (State) 

      • Sen. Vickie Sawyer, NC State Senator - District 34, Co-Chair of Transportation and Co-Chair Appropriations on Department of Transportation Committees
      • Sen. Mike Woodard, NC State Senator , District 22
      • Rep. Brenden H. Jones, NC House Deputy Majority Leader, District 46, Co-Chair of Transportation Committee and Senior Chair of Appropriations, Transportation Committees
      • Rep. Zack Hawkins, NC House, District 31
      • Moderator: Paul Meehan, PE, HDR
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker (1 PDH)

         Dr. Tasha Eurich (Bio )

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Break
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)

                Project Delivery 

    • Value Management - What is it Worth? - Alyson Tamer, PE, NCDOT 

                Research Driven Initiatives & Disruptive Technology 

    • Mobile LiDAR and Other Advanced Surveying Technologies - David Headrick, KCI Technologies

    • Smart Countryside Planning: Applying ITS to Rural Corridors - Ram Maddali, PE, AICP, PMP, CDM Smith; David Keiser, PE, PMP, CDM Smith   

                Transportation Resiliency

    • Mechanically-Fastened FRP Repair of Deteriorated Prestress Concrete Bridge Beams: An Update on Field Installation and Performance - Rudi Seracino, NC State University

    • Pennsylvania State Route 26 - Emergency Landslide Mitigation - Matthew Morris, Gannett Fleming


    • NCDOT Construction Issues - Boyd Tharrington, PE, NCDOT

    • NCDOT's Movement Towards Performance Engineered Concrete Mixtures - Tara Cavalline, PE, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Networking Break
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)

                Project Delivery 

    • State of the Regions - Eastern/Western Deputy Chief Engineer - Brian Burch, PE, NCDOT; Greg Burns, PE, NCDOT

                Research Driven Initiatives & Disruptive Technology  

    • 3D (BIM) Modeling of Subsurface Soils for Major Bridge and Highway in Tidewater Virginia - Mike Batten, HDR; Callan Swafford, HDR

    •  Evaluation of the Bonner Bridge Girders: Assessing Residual Capacity, Prestressing Losses and Degradation of the 56 Year Old Members - Giorgios Proestos, NC State University

                Transportation Resiliency 

    •  Resiliency In Transportation Planning - Nastasha Earle-Young, NCDOT

    •  NJDOT?s Roadway to Resilience: A Case Study in Establishing a State Transportation Agency Resilience Program - Scott Minnich, PE, Dewberry; Olivia Dolan, ENV SP, Dewberry


    •  SCDOT Maintenance of Traffic with Extra Depth Asphalt - Jay Thompson, PE, SEPI

    •   Post-Tensioning Inspection and Rehabilitation of the I-526 Wando River Bridge - Nick Amico, PE, HDR


    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception


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    Raleigh Convention Center
    500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

    ACEC Room Block 2021 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel


    Deadline for rooms is November 22nd.
    For assistance with accommodations please contact
    Jessica Hartong
    Date/Time Information:
    December 13, 2021 5pm - 7pm
    December 14, 2021 7:30am - 6:30pm

    Contact Information:
    Jessica Hartong
    Early Bird ACEC/NC Member Registration (Before 11/12): $350.00
    ACEC/NC Member Registration (After 11/12): $400.00
    Non-Member Registration (Opens 11/1): $500.00

    Deadline to Register: Friday, November 26th (No Exceptions)
    Deadline for Refunds: Friday, November 12th (No Exceptions. Please contact us to send a substitute.)

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