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    Name: ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference
    Date: December 19, 2018 - December 20, 2018
    Event Description:
    Due to the impending hurricane and the need for our member firms and NCDOT staff to be ready to deal with the aftermath of the storm, Executive Management on both sides have decided to postpone the conference.  The new date will be December 19-20th
    Important Info:
    • If you have a reservation at the Sheraton Hotel inside of the ACEC/NC room block, your room reservation and deposit will be moved to the December dates.  If you did not book inside the ACEC/NC block (or aren?t sure) please contact the hotel directly to verify your reservation is changed. 919-256-1422
      • Monday 9/17 reservations => Wednesday 12/19
      • Tuesday 9/18 reservations => Thursday 12/20
    • If you cannot attend on Thursday, December 20th and would like to send a sub, please contact Jessica Mills.
    • If you are currently on the waiting list, you will be notified of availability as cancellations come in.
    We apologize for any inconvenience and know how much time and effort you all have put into attending this conference. 


    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.


    Wednesday, December 19th | 6pm - 8pm
    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


    Thursday, December 20th
    7:15 am - 8:00 am: Registration, Continental Breakfast
    8:00 am - 9:30 am General Session (1.5 PDH)

                        Gary Hartong, PE, The Wooten Company, ACEC/NC President
                        John Sullivan, PE, FHWA Division Administrator
                        Bobby Lewis, PE, Chief Operating Officer, NCDOT
                        Tim Little, PE, NCDOT Chief Engineer
                        Chris Werner, PE, NCDOT Technical Services Director
    9:30 am -  10:00 am Networking Break
    10:00 am -11:00 am Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)
                    Project Delivery  (ORD) Open Roads Designer & Project Wise
                    Jason Moore, PE, NCDOT - Roadway Design Support Services;
                        Cool Projects  North Carolina's First CFI: Adventures in Alternative                     Roadway and Traffic Engineering Design
                        Betsy Watson, PE, Stantec; Dean Sarvis, PE, Stantec
                        Environmental Environmental Justice and Public Involvement
                        Harrison Marshall, NCDOT, [15mb PRESENTATION POWERPOINTAddressing Environmental Justice;
                        Simone Robinson, Public Participation Partners, Burton Street Neighborhood Plan for I-2513 I-26 Connector Project [2mb PRESENTATION PDF]
                    Economic Development  NC Main Street Initiative
                    Mike Surasky, PE, WSP; Eric Lamb, PE, City of Raleigh
    11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Break
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)

                        Project Delivery Bridge Program Delivery
                        Kevin Fischer, PE, NCDOT - Structures Management Unit;
                        Heather Lane, PE, NCDOT; Garland Haywood, PE, NCDOT
                       Project Atlas
                        Leilani Paugh, NCDOT Environmental Analysis Unit;
                        Morgan Weatherford, NCDOT Environmental Analysis Unit
                        Cool Projects  Beyond Replacement: Examining Community                     Impacts Mitigation on the I-70 East Project in Denver
                        Carrie Wallis, PE, LEED AP, Atkins
                         - Hope Mills Dam Reconstruction
                         Mark Landis, PE, PG, Schnabel Engineering
                    Environmental Threading the Needle - Avoiding 4(f) effects             and Shore Stabilization
        Marvin Brown AECOM, Transportation Alignments: Buried and
                Can't be Historic, plus Threading the Needle - Resources and Methods for avoiding 4(f) effects; Jim Mckee, Brunswick TownShore Stabilization to Protect Historic Fort Anderson
                        Economic Development - What Happens When We Invest in
                        Livable Communities - Real Numbers on Bicycle and Pedestrian
                        Return on Investment
                        Sig Hutchinson, Wake County Commissioner; Julie White, NCDOT
                        Multi-Modal Transportation
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker (1 PDH)
                    Steve Rizzo, Hall of Fame Speaker and Author
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Break
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)

                        Project Delivery  Project Delivery - State of the Divisions
                        John Rouse, PE, NCDOT Chief Engineer's Office; Louis Mitchell, PE,                     NCDOT Chief Engineer's Office
                    Cool Projects - Bayonne Bridge - Raising the Roadway
                    Joseph LoBuono, PE, HDR
                    Environmental PCSP, BMPs and Bees
                    Brian S. Lipscomb, PE, NCDOT, NCDOT?s Post Construction 
    Stormwater Program (PCSP) - What Does It Mean for You?
                        Karl Dauber, PE, CFM, WSP, Biofiltration Conveyance for I-77 Median at Patterson Creek; David B. Harris, PE, NCDOT, Pollinator Habitat Zones Along Highways
                    Economic Development Chatham Park
                    Chuck Smith, Preston Development Company
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Networking Break
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)

                        Project Delivery Project Delivery After the Bid
                        Berry Jenkins, Jr., PE, PLS, Carolina Association of General                     Contractors;  Jonathan Bivens, PE, S.T. Wooten Corporation;
                        Drew Johnson, PE, Zachry Construction Corporation; Jeff                     Thatcher, PE, CCM; Marcus Kiser, PE, NCDOT
                    Cool Projects  - Transportation Technology
                    Michael Davis, PE, DBIA, RS&H

                        - Keep Droning On: The Future of Unmanned Aerial Systems in                    Transportation
                        Basil Yap, PE, NCDOT Aviation Unit
                    Environmental NCDOT's State of the Practice - Environmental 
    Documentation and USACOE Industry Update
                    Colin Mellor, NCDOT, Karen Taylor, PE, Three Oaks Engineering; Monte Matthews, 
                    Economic Development  NC Mega Sites
                    Ashley Cagle, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception

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    Raleigh Convention Center
    500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
    Date/Time Information:
    December 19-20, 2018
    7:15 am - 6:30 pm
    Contact Information:
    Jessica Mills
    ACEC/NC Member Registration: $300.00
    *Non-Member Registration: $500.00

    PLEASE NOTE: For those that are registered for the original September date, Cancellations for the December conference must be recieved by November 1st to receive a refund.  After this date, no refunds will be given.
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