• ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference

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    Name: ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference
    Date: October 21, 2020 - October 22, 2020
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:
    Registration is closed and we can no longer accept additional registrations. Thank you.

    *The Conference Platform invitation emails were sent to every registrant on Monday, 10/19.  If you have not received your email please contact Jessica Hartong or Tammy Bromley.

    What do you need to know? 
    • The conference will not be accessible through the ACEC/NC website.  All registered attendees will receive an invitation* to the Online Event Platform (Crowd Compass).  From there, you can access all sessions and event information.  If you do not receive an email invitation please be sure to check your junk email folder.
    • How do I view the conference? Using the navigation menu in the Online Event Platform, click on "All Sessions" to view the schedule. Then scroll down to see the available sessions, and click 'Watch Now'. This redirects you to Zoom. Enter in your email address and name and click 'join'. You will have to come back to this website after the session is over and repeat these steps for a different meeting. 
    • Do I need a Zoom Meeting ID? : You do not need a separate Zoom meeting log in or ID or Meeting #. Please follow the steps above.
    • PDH Credits: When entering any session you will be prompted to input your email address for security purposes.  We will track the sessions you attend and you will receive your PDH certificates within 2 weeks of the event.
    • Computer (laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended).  The Crowd Compass event platform can be viewed as a mobile app, but downloading the online version is recommended for this year's conference.
    • Web Browser: The most recent version of Google Chrome is recommended, but almost all browsers are supported.
    How to connect with other attendees using the Online Event Platform
    • Ask questions or chat using the chat feature during each session
    • 1:1 messaging using the online platform
    • Tap on someone's name to request their digital business card (they'll receive yours too!)
    • Make contacts throughout the conference and export your contacts directly from the event website

    ACEC/NC NCDOT Transportation Conference, the largest transportation event in the state will be a virtual event on October 21st and 22nd.  This year's conference will explore the latest transportation innovations and our virtual platform will provide attendees with the chance to network with other industry professionals.  

    October 21
    8:00 am - 9:30 am General Session (1.5 PDH)
    Scott Hinesley, PE - President, ACEC/NC
    Tim Little, P.E. - Chief Engineer, NCDOT
    Eric Boyette - Secretary, NCDOT

    Hon. Nancy McFarlane - Commission Co-Chair, NC FIRST
    John Sullivan, Division Administrator, FHWA

    9:45 am -10:45 am Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)

    • What is Resiliency?
      • Mike Flood, WSP
      • Colin Mellor, NCDOT
    Transportation Policy/Disruptive Technology
    • Applying Artificial Intelligence to Integrated Corridor Management
      • William Barbour, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
    • Interactive 3D/4D Modeling for Public Involvement and Constructability
      • Eric Hanegraaf, AECOM
    Cool Projects (Bridge)
    • Alabama DOT replacement of I-59/20 viaduct
      • Peter Graf, ICE Engineering
      • Thomas Zink, PE, Gannett Fleming
    Business Management/Ethics
    • Ethics/Engineers - NCBELS
      • David Evans, NCBELS
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)
    • A Resilient North Carolina
      • ​Colin Mellor, NCDOT
      • Matt Lauffer, NCDOT
    Transportation Policy/Disruptive Technology
    • Moving from Research to Practical Application in a Connected and Autonomous World at the Ohio DOT
      • ​Rob Bostrom, CDM Smith
    • How to Succeed in Transportation without really Disrupting
      • Julie Evans, RS&H
    Cool Projects 2 (Stormwater Management)
    • Low Battery Restoration Project in the historic district of the downtown Charleston peninsula
      • ​Ryan Mattie, PE, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
    • Lumber River Floodgate
      • ​Amit Sachan, PE, ATKINS
      • Rob Armstrong, PE, City of Lumberton
    Business Management/Ethics
    • Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset in An Everchanging Economy
      • Lewis Sheats, NC State University
      • Paul Kallam, City of Raleigh Department of Transportation - Panelist
      • Pam Townsend,  -WSP - Panelist
      • Chris Werner, PE, NCDOT - Panelist
      • Suzanne Young, Three Oaks Engineering - Panelist

    October 22
    8:30 am - 9:30 am Keynote Speaker (1 PDH)
      Brad Lomenick, Author, "H3 Leadership"

    Brad is a leadership consultant, speaker, founder of BLINC, and author of The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership. He writes about leadership, the next generation, creativity, innovation, social media, teamwork, and personal growth.

    9:45 am - 10:45 am Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)

    Project Delivery
    • Merger Process Updates
      • John Jamison, PWS, NCDOT
      • Christy Shumate, AICP, AECOM
    • NCDOT ORD Implementation Initiative: Strategic Direction and Next Steps
      • ​Jeff Garland, PE, PMP, NCDOT
    • Surf City Topsail Island Bridge
      • Kyle Breuer, Town of Surf City
    • Drone/UAV Presentation by NCDOT Aviation Unit
      • Ben Spain, NCDOT
    • Anticipating the Biological Future in the infrastructure we build today: lessons from Biodiversity, Paleontology and Ancient History
      • Rob Dunn, NC State University
    • On-Road Emissions and Their Social Costs in the US Between 2008 and 2014
      • Sarah Zelasky, US Environmental Protection Agency
    • Structures Constructability Presentation
      • ​Cameron Cochran, NCDOT
      • Aaron Earwood, NCDOT
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)
    Project Delivery
    • Integrated Project Delivery
      • Moderator: Chris Werner, PE, NCDOT
      • Derrick Weaver, PE, NCDOT
      • Brenda Moore, PE, NCDOT
      • Jeremiah Johnston, PE, Avenue Consultants
    • Within REACH
      • Bob Davis, Cleveland County
    • Bike & Ped Improvements
      • Matt Magnasco, PE, Charlotte Dept of Transportation
    • University Pointe Boulevard
      • Donald Duncan, City of Conover; Jimmy Clark, City of Conover
    • Thermal Belt Rail Trail
      • Karyl Fuller, Isothermal Planning & Development Commission
      • M. Keith Webb, McGill Associates
    • GoRaleigh Transit Service Expansion
      • Morgan Simmons, City of Raleigh
    • Changing the World with Data, Analytics and Pollinators
      • ​Sarah Myers, SAS
    • Increases in extreme weather impact on H&H modeling
      • ​Bill Hunt, NC State University
    • CEI Guidelines Update
      • Boyd Tharrington, NCDOT
    • I-40 Business Reconstruction in Winston-Salem (U-2827B)
      • Jason Mroz, Flatiron Construction
      • Larry Shaver, NCDOT
      • Rodney Money, PE, HDR

    Conference Sponsorship

    Event Media:
    Event Sponsors:

    Featured Sponsor

    • AECOM
    • HDR
    • ICE of Carolinas PLLC
    • Insurance Management Consultants, Inc. (IMCI)
    • RS&H Architects-Engineers-Planners, Inc.
    • S&ME, Inc.
    • Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC
    • Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    • WSP

    Event Sponsor

    • Accelerate Engineering, PLLC
    • Benesch
    • CDM Smith
    • Clark Patterson Lee, P.C.
    • DRMP, Inc.
    • ECS Southeast, LLP
    • Froehling & Robertson, Inc.
    • GPI Geospatial, Inc.
    • HNTB North Carolina, PC
    • Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
    • KCI Associates of NC, PA
    • Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp
    • Kleinfelder
    • Lochner
    • Mattern & Craig, Inc.
    • Mead & Hunt, Inc.
    • Parrish and Partners
    • Ramey Kemp & Associates, Inc.
    • Simpson Engineers & Associates, PC
    • Stewart
    • SWCA Environmental Consultants
    • THC Inc.
    • Three Oaks Engineering
    • UMA Geotechnical Construction
    • VHB Engineering, NC, P.C.
    • WSE of North Carolina, PC
    • Wetherill Engineering, Inc.
    • Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP
    • The Wooten Company
    Date/Time Information:
    October 21, 2020 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 22, 2020 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Contact Information:
    Jessica Hartong
    ACEC/NC Member Registration:  $130.00
    Non-Member Registration: $200.00

    Last day to register is Friday, October 16th.

    6.5 PDH credits - only those registered will be recorded as in attendance and receive a PDH certificate.
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