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Program Managers

Women Leading Programs

Jennifer Gallagher, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Sallye Perrin, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Baltimore, MD
Robin Carlin, Ohio Turnpike, Berea, OH
Sonja Simpson, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) presents a panel of four accomplished women leaders of significant transportation programs. Each has a different background and took a different path to get to their leadership position. They will share their career path as well as their program.

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OTEC 2015

Bridge Monitoring and Rating

Ice Hazard Mitigation and Monitoring on the Veterans' Glass City Skyway Bridge

Douglas Nims, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Todd Audet, Ohio DOT, Bowling Green, OH
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Ice accumulation and shedding from the stays is a major problem for cable-stayed bridges. This case study of the Veterans' Glass City Skyway (VGCS) on I-280 in Toledo, Ohio offers valuable insight to the overall stay icing problem. A monitoring system for icing of bridges and a case study from Ohio are described.

Rapid Modal Testing System for Live Road Rating of Highway Bridges

Jeffrey Purdy, Penoni, Philadelphia, PA
Franklin Moon, Intelligent Infrastructure Systems, Philadelphia, PA
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

The objective of this presentation is to introduce a novel approach to large scale, quantitative assessment and load rating of highway bridges following the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Manual for Bridge Evaluation. An overview of a bridge load rating procedure and field application will be presented.

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Box Beam Bridges

Performance of Prestressed Concrete Box Beam with UHPC Joints

Eric Steinberg, Ohio University, Athens, OH
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

A critical issue with adjacent box beam bridges is related to cracking of the longitudinal joints due to leakage of water carrying corrosive road salts between the joints, accelerating corrosion of the beams’ reinforcement. One possible solution to the cracking is to utilize the superior mechanical, bond, and durability properties of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC). This presentation will discuss the Sollars Road Bridge located in Fayette County, the first adjacent box beam bridge in the US containing UHPC shear keys.

Effectiveness of Adjacent Precast Concrete Box-Beam Connections

Mohamed Habouth, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Anil Patnaik, University of Akron, Akron, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Adjacent box beams are connected longitudinally using partial or full depth grouted keyways along the sides of the beams. Failure at these joints is a recurring problem often leading to water leakage through the joint. The proposed presentation will outline the results of an on-going ODOT and ORIL research project including studies on (i) structural performance of grouted joints and (ii) waterproofing performance of membranes.

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Construction Project Scheduling

Effective Construction Schedule Evaluation and Assessment

James E. Krebs, Administrative Controls Management Inc., Westerville, OH
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

This presentation provides a streamlined methodology to evaluate the Progress Schedule and comply with the requirements. The techniques presented are highly useful for contractors to effectively schedule their work and comply with ODOT requirements, and is equally effective for department engineers to quickly and accurately assess contractors' schedules.

Project Controls-Scheduling Collaboration

Steven Schantzen, HNTB Corporation, Golden Valley, MN
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

The benefits of a well maintained critical path method (CPM) schedule when used collaboratively by all project participants can be significant. This presentation will review recent success stories such as MDOT completing $170M of work in 170 days on a project in Detroit last year. The project finished without an unsettled claim. Also, on State Hwy 169 in Southern Minnesota, a contractor was assisted to meet the owner's opening date. This was also accomplished without claims. Our discussion will cover the process, collaboration, specification preparation and execution of these valuable principles.

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OTEC 2015

Traffic Safety with Public Inspiration

"Outside the Box" Safety Solutions

Vickie Wilderman, DLZ Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Dan Shaner, DLZ Corporation, Cleveland, OH
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Improvements along I-271 in southern Cuyahoga County will be presented. The session will discuss how an "outside the box" solution including unique interchange geometrics was selected as the preferred alternative.

"Outside the Box" Public Involvement

Brian Moore, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Columbus, OH
Paul Pickett, City of Green, Green, OH

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Improvements along Massillon Road in Green, Ohio will be presented. The session will discuss a unique public involvement process implemented to develop improvements that would be accepted by the public.

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OTEC 2015

Asphalt Pavement Research

Implementation and Thickness Optimization of Perpetual Pavements in Ohio

Issam Khoury, Ohio University, Athens, OH
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

This session will provide a summary of the most recent flexible perpetual pavement research and the impact it could have on current flexible pavement design processes.

Research Results of Friction & Polishing of HMA Surfaces

Omid Ghaemi, University of Akron, Akron, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

This session will discuss the latest research concerning a correlation between laboratory British Pendulum Numbers (BPN) and field BPN as well as field testing using Light Weight Skid Testers. The research focused on time dependent polishing, long term measurement data and the ability to predict friction behavior based on accelerated laboratory polishing tests.

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Global Stabilization

Incorporating Chemical Stabilization of Subgrade in Pavement Design

Shad M. Sargand, Ohio University, Athens, OH
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

This session will provide a summary of the most recent research concerning the long term duarability and increased stiffness of globally stabilized subgrades.

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OTEC 2015

Asset Management Planning at the Regional Level: Lessons Learned in Cleveland

Asset Management Planning at the Regional Level: Lessons Learned in Cleveland

Kathy Sarli, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, Cleveland, OH
Sam Van Hecke, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Chicago, IL
Jason Bittner, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Chicago, IL
Eric Ross, FHWA, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Transportation asset management, the practice of identifying, understanding and strategizing to preserve transportation assets, plays a major role in state and regional transportation planning and programming. NOACA is working on a plan with the goals of: improving and sustaining the condition of the area's highways and bridge infrastructure in a state of good repair; allowing NOACA to leverage transportation asset management data and methods to make informed, cost-effective program decisions and better use existing transportation assets to maximize transportation system performance, improve customer satisfaction and minimize life-cycle costs; reflecting and communicating the area's transportation funding needs for infrastructure through an objective and transparent process; and positioning NOACA as a model for other MPOs in the area of transportation asset management.

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OTEC 2015

Complete Streets

Case Study: Fourth and Summit Street (Part 1)

Eric Lowry, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Columbus, OH
Brian Hagerty, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Columbus, OH
8:00 - 8:20 a.m.

Projects which transform auto-dominated urban arterials into Complete Streets are difficult but still achievable. This session will look at a case study of Fourth and Summit streets in Columbus, Ohio, and then discuss resources to help you advance your own project.

Case Study: Fourth and Summit Street (Part 2)

Richard Ortman, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Daniel Moorhead, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
8:20 - 8:40 a.m.

This will continue the story of the case study of Fourth and Summit streets in Columbus, Ohio, and will discuss an innovative outreach effort between City engineers and a local bike-advocacy group.

Main Street Makeover: Moving More Than Cars

Amy Rosepiler, Burgess & Niple, Inc, Columbus, OH
Jackie Thiel, City of Upper Arlington, Columbus, OH
8:40 - 9:00 a.m.

A case study transforming Tremont Road in Upper Arlington, OH from a 1950s-era roadway into a Complete Street.

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OTEC 2015

Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

Enhancing Resiliency

Julie Buffenbarger, Lafarge North America, Medina, OH
8:00 - 8:20 a.m.

Design, construction, maintenance, climate adaptation and resiliency are all considerations to secure long-term sustainability and performance of new transportation assets. Enhancing the resilience of transportation infrastructure through designed robustness, durability, longevity, disaster resistance, and safety should be a priority for the engineer, taxpaying public, and legislature.

The ENVISION Sustainability Rating System

Cassie Reiter, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc., Columbus, OH
8:20 - 8:40 a.m.

The Envision system is a guidance tool created through a collaboration of ASCE, APWA and ACEC. It provides an opportunity for owners and designers to use a life-cycle approach, work with communities, and use a restorative approach to infrastructure projects.

Designs for Life: How Streetscapes Can Improve the Economic, Social and Environmental Benefits of Urban Communities

Sonia Marichic-Goudy, McCormack-Taylor, Inc., Newark, DE
8:40 - 9:00 a.m.

The presentation discusses the designs and outcomes of streetscapes in various communities. Using real life examples, the author will go through the process of determining the needs and wants of a community while staying within the project budget using creative approaches and solutions.

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OTEC 2015

Survey Projects

Recovering the Past to Build the Future: Brent Spence Bridge

Andy Shahan, LJB Inc., Miamisburg, OH
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

This session will focus on the many unique challenges of establishing the existing right of way for the area of Interstate 75 that travels through downtown Cincinnati, connecting Ohio with Kentucky. The FHWA says this area is among the busiest trucking routes in North America, carrying over 150,000 vehicles per day of interstate commerce. Some of the steps required to establish existing right of way included researching historic archives, retracing surveyors steps from the late 1700’s, and locating railroads and monuments thought to be lost. The team also had to recreate 50-year-old highway plans from the original development of the interstate system, manage registered land and retrace the state line as determined by the United States Supreme Court. An update of Ohio’s approach to right of way acquisition for the project will also be included.

Terrestrial Laser Scanning-LOR 20 Bridge Hit

Scott Hawkins, Ohio DOT, Ashland, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

A case study: The use of terrestrial laser scanning to capture data and damage to a bridge on LOR-20 that was struck and damaged by a truck.

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OTEC 2015

Spray Applied Conduit Liners

Structural Testing of Geopolymer Pipe/Culvert Mortar Lining

Joseph Royer, Milliken, Spartanburg, SC
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Trenchless repair of both storm and sanitary sewer piping across the world has become one of the most effective techniques for updating the status of buried infrastructure while reducing the burden and disruption on the public. A new cost effective and viable technology for the trenchless repair of large diameter (>36”) pipes involves a sprayed geopolymer mortar to create a new structural pipe within an existing host structure. Recent testing on corrugated metal and reinforced concrete pipes has been undertaken to help engineers better specify and design a cementitious geopolymer structural lining.

Conduit Rehabilitation - Resin Based Spray Liner

Peter Blais, Hydra Tech Engineered Products, Cincinnati, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

HydraTech Engineered Products has evolved into a full-scale developer/manufacturer of pipe remediation/trenchless technologies such as the PolySpray line. This application can be used as a structural repair to partially deteriorated culverts or as a protective barrier to degraded inverts. PolySpray is an advanced line of polyurea based coatings that resemble a spray applied plastic. PolySpray is an environmentally friendly system that can be spray-applied to various thicknesses and cures in minutes. The thickness is determined by HydraTech’s engineering staff to provide the required structural support. The quick curing allows for immediate return to service.

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OTEC 2015

Reaching Out to the Whole Community and Offering Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion

What ODOT is Doing

Kimberly Watson, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Topic will include discussion of ODOT’s creation of the Division of Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion (DODI) to promote diversity and provide equitable opportunities, both internally and externally. Ms. Watson will discuss what ODOT is doing toward meeting the goals of DODI.

Capacity Building Program

Bradford Butts, APB & Associates, Inc., Cleveland, OH
10:50 - 11:10 a.m.

Topics will include a background, overview, and why ODOT created its DBE Capacity Building Program (CBP). Mr. Butts will discuss expectations, collaboration, accountability, and “getting serious.”

Community Engagement and Workforce Strategies

June Taylor, Integral Mangement, Inc., Beachwood, OH
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Topics will include a discussion about the opportunities and challenges in finding talent, developing a qualified workforce, and engaging local community leaders to play an active and engaged role which will ultimately produce meaningful results for local communities.

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OTEC 2015

Fixing Ohio's Bridges

Development Field Testing and Implementation of Improved Bridge Parapet Designs

Norbert Delatte, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The overall objective of this study was to determine the reasons for uncontrolled bridge deck parapet cracking, and to provide recommendations to ODOT to prevent such cracking in the future.

The Historic Otway Covered Bridge Rehabilitation, Scioto County, OH

Doug Miller, Jones-Stuckey, Ltd., Inc., Columbus, OH
Craig Opperman, Scioto County Engineer, Portsmouth, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The Otway Covered Bridge, built in 1874, is a 127' span structure spanning Scioto Brush Creek near Otway in Scioto County, Ohio. At its inception, this rehabilitation had the following three distinct goals: 1) Restore the Historic Otway Covered Bridge 2) Repair or replace adjacent metal truss bridge 3) Bring community together.

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OTEC 2015

Project Risk Management

Project Risk Management: Submitting, Evaluating and Resolving Disputes with Delays

Scott Lowe, Trauner Consulting Services, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

“Submitting, Evaluating, and Resolving Disputes with Delays,” focuses on how to prepare, how to evaluate, and how to resolve disputes that have delay as a component, including analyzing delays and determining costs. By adhering to a few simple concepts like measuring delays along the critical path only, and using the schedules to measure delays, participants will learn how to review and evaluate delay-related disputes quickly and efficiently.

Project Risk Management: Integrating it in Transportation Projects from Planning through Design and Construction to Minimize Cost and Schedule Overruns

Thomas Hyland, Ohio DOT, Garfield Heights, OH
Sagar Khadka, McDonough Bolyard Peck (MBP), Fairfax, VA
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Risks are inherent in construction projects.The presentation discusses some of the fundamentals of “project risk management,” a tool that is readily available to the project team and shows ways to integrate it with the rest of the project management tools, shares how “project risk management” has been successfully implemented at the Cleveland Innerbelt Phase 2 New I90 EB Bridge Project (CCG2), and discusses the importance of “quantitative risk analysis” used at the planning stage, to determine cost and time contingency requirements, or during the construction stage to gauge the health of the project to identify and manage risks.

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OTEC 2015

How Accurate Is Your Traffic Data Collection?

Data Collection - The Foundation of Traffic Engineering & Planning

Steven Cummins, Cummins Consulting, Lexington, KY
Tom Schnekenburger, Miovision Technologies, Kitchener, OH
Nick Loukas, Loukas Engineering, Canton, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Traffic data collection is often the first and most critical data for a Transportation Professional to obtain. With the availability of camera video, data collection procedures have changed making data collection safer and more cost effective. This presentation will demonstrate the importance of accurate data collection and methodologies used to collect and disseminate the data needed for various types of projects.

Assessing INRIX Traffic Speed Data & SpeedInfo Traffic Sensors

Benjamin Coifman, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Seoungbum Kim, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Speed measurement is a critical input for most real-time traffic management applications. Two data providers, INRIX & SpeedInfo have been recently adopted by ODOT. This talk examines the performance of these providers.

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OTEC 2015

Finally a Diet that Works!

Road Diets: A Regional Analysis

David Pulay, AMATS, Akron, OH
Curtis Baker, AMATS, Akron, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

This session will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of road diets. It will focus on the process AMATS conducted for its Road Diet Analysis including a methodology for identifying potential candidates for road diets and predicting their success. The presentation will illustrate local examples of road diet projects in the Akron area. It will also examine the public outreach efforts necessary for road diets as well as their reception.

Wooster Pike Revitalization Project - A Complete Streets Project

Carolyn Duffy, Barr & Prevost, A JMT Division, Cincinnati, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The Wooster Pike Revitalization Project is a complete streets project that was completed in November 2014. This $3.7 million project included the construction of a road diet, signal upgrades, a bike path connection, and bus pull-offs along with many other treatments. It has received the American Society of Highway Engineers Donald C. Schramm Transportation Improvement Award.

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OTEC 2015

Concrete Overlays for Pavement Rehabilitation

Concrete Overlays for Pavement Resurfacing and Rehabilitation

Michael Ayers, Global Pavement Consultants, Inc., Fithian, IL
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Concrete Overlay technology has improved dramatically. The National CP Tech Center, in cooperation with FHWA, has developed guidelines for the design, construction and maintenance of concrete overlays as well as providing technical services in support of their use. The FHWA Field Application Program will provide an expert team to assist you through the project evaluation, design, construction, and MOT process.

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OTEC 2015

Planning Data

Mapping Sidewalks in the Metropolitan Columbus Region

Cheri Mansperger, MORPC, Columbus, OH
Douglas Lynch, TransSystems Corporation, Cincinnati, OH

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Discussion of a new GIS sidewalk inventory database created by Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, in partnership with Ohio Department of Transportation, and the City of Columbus. The inventory will be part of a cooperative regional maintenance process and used for regional capital improvement planning, school safety planning, transportation planning, and public works purposes.

Best Practice Findings from the Columbus Pedestrian and Bicyclist Data Collection Pilot Project

Daniel Moorhead, City of Columbus, OH
Kristen Maddox, Alta Planning and Design, Chicago, IL

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The City of Columbus launched a pedestrian and bicycle counting pilot project during the summer of 2014. The robust data set strengthens the City’s understanding of bicycle ridership and walking levels throughout Columbus, paving the way for more informed planning decisions. The pilot project’s lessons learned are replicable in other jurisdictions who seek to understand the actual number of non-motorized users in their communities.

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OTEC 2015

Green Streets, Streetscapes and Trails

Green Streets Projects to Meet MS4 Permit Requirements

Amanda Baker McCormick Taylor, Inc., Baltimore, MD
10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

This presentation will elaborate on the process of identifying ESD/LID restoration opportunities, the process of evaluating options and alternatives, designing to the MEP, and maintenance requirements of these facilities within the public right of way (ROW).

Louisville's Waterfront Park and Historic Big 4 Railroad Bridge

David Karem, Waterfront Development Corporation, Louisville, KY
10:50 - 11:10 a.m.

This topic will discuss the reuse of the Big 4 Railroad Bridge in vibrant downtown setting.

Cleveland's Towpath Trail - Scranton Road

Douglas Blank, Michael Baker International LLC, Cleveland, OH
11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

As part of one of the last Towpath Trail stages between Zoar and Cleveland, Michael Baker International and Behnke Associates worked with a collaborative team of the Cuyahoga County Engineer, CanalWay Partners, City of Cleveland, and Cleveland Metroparks to restore 4.75 acres of upland riparian buffer and 3,000 feet of aquatic edge, along the lower Cuyahoga River shipping channel in an industrial section of Cleveland, Ohio.

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OTEC 2015

Big Bridge Foundations

Foundation Challenges for the New York (Tappan Zee) Bridge

Stephen Spink, GZA Environmental, Inc., Norwood, MA
Robert Palermo, GZA Environmental, Inc., Norwood, MA

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Two multi-span, 3.1 mile long bridges are being constructed to replace the existing Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River in New York. The high capacity deep foundations that will support the new main structures will be discussed, along with the approach span friction piles. The presentation will also discuss the extensive pile load test program and construction constraints.

Louisville Bridges: Then and Now from the Geotechnical Perspective

Mark Litkenus, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Lexington, KY

11:00 - 11:30 a.m..

The presentation will review Stantec's history with the Louisville Bridges project from the design/bid/build inception to the current status of design/build. A review of the various geotechnical exploration programs along with the evolution of those programs as the alignments changed and new foundation types were considered.

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OTEC 2015

Toll Road Management and Administration

Toll Road Management and Administration

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, Ocoee, FL
Bill Wood, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, Ocoee, FL
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Turnpike Enterprise and Bill Wood, Deputy Director of Facilities and Equipment, will discuss the operations and challenges of maintaining a toll facility.

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OTEC 2015

Unmanned Aerial Systems Applications

Practical Aspects of UAS-based Point Cloud Generation

Greg Jozkow, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Interest in topographic mapping has started to shift towards using Unmanned Aerial System(UAS) technology to obtain aerial imagery. Small UAS with consumer grade cameras can easily acquire high-resolution aerial imagery allowing for point cloud generation,surface model creation, and orthophoto production. This study reviews the practical aspects of UAS imagery based point cloud generation, including comparisons between sensor types and processing tools to provide practical information for selecting and using UAS solutions in mapping applications.

Unmanned Aerial Systems at the DOT

Rachel Lewis, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

ODOT's CADD & Mapping Services has been working to kick-off Unmanned Aerial Systems at the DOT. This session will provide an update from last year and discuss where we are, what have been the hurdles, what the current regulations are, and what the future looks like for this technology.

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OTEC 2015

Floodplains

Floodplain Coordination: ODOT's Self-Permit Process

Shawn Arden, EMH&T, Columbus, OH
Alicia Silverio, ODNR, Columbus, OH
Mark Seidelmann, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Columbus, OH

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

ODNR's Floodplain Management Program worked with ODOT to establish an internal permitting process to comply with Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 1521.13 which requires that “development that is funded, financed, undertaken, or preempted by state agencies shall comply with the minimum standards established by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as well as any additional floodplain management standards adopted by municipalities and counties.” The session will cover examples that have followed the new self-permit process.

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OTEC 2015

Leadership

The Current & Future Need for Transportation Engineers from National and Local Perspective

1:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Among topics to be discussed will include America's failing infrastructure, attracting and retaining current and future transportation engineers, and promoting civil engineering as a profession.

Teaching the Technical Skills of Engineering

Ruth Klee, GPD Group, Akron, OH
1:20 - 1:40 p.m.

Discussion will cover range of topics including: staff training and mentoring, use of computational tools, keeping pace with technology, and the skills that young engineers need to be successful.

Challenges of Preparing the Next Generation of Transportation Engineers

James Bowling, City of Kent, Kent, OH
1:40 - 2:00 p.m.

Teaching the "soft" skills: professionalism, communication, work ethic and respect toward coworkers in a 21st century environment.

Developing Emotional Intelligence Competencies

Mike Fitch, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Keeping up-to-date with technical knowledge, skills and abilities is necessary in order to succeed in a job or profession. But what other qualities or characteristics are also important for achieving excellence and working productively with others? This session will highlight the 12 competencies of the Emotional and Social Intelligence Model.

Leadership: A Project Managers Perspective

Craig K. Hebebrand, Arcadis, Cleveland, OH
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

The future of Ohio's highly integrated transportation network depends on PM's who can deliver results. Presentation explores Leadership from the PM's perspective and examines the principles of leadership, essential traits of leaders and explores tactics for team building, stakeholder engagement and decision-making.

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OTEC 2015

Major Structures

Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing

Marcos Loizias, Jacobs Engineering, Morristown, NJ
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The main river spans of the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing feature a 2,280-ft long steel composite cable-stayed bridge with a center span of 1,250 ft. This session will discuss main design considerations, characteristic structural details for superstructure and substructure including the means for achieving 100-year service life, and the methods of construction.

Severe Skew and Long Spans: Higgins Road Steel I-Girder Bridge over I-90

Brandon Chavel, HDR Engineering, Inc., Cleveland, OH
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

This presentation will discuss the unique aspects associated with the design, detailing methods, and construction of a severely skewed bridge. The bridge is designed in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, and utilized a three dimensional finite element model for the analysis of the structure in an effort to obtain the design forces, deflections, and out-of-plane effects that occur in skewed bridges that cannot be predicted by one-dimensional (line girder) analysis methods.

Design Construction and Aesthetics for Long Span Segmental Bridges

Ken Heil, FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc., Exton, PA
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Long span concrete segmental bridges offer construction solutions to meet engineering challenges. These challenges can be sensitive environments, aggressive climates, extreme traffic conditions, crowded urban locations, deep valleys and wide waterways. Their geometry provides inherent stability, and the high strength, low maintenance materials offer long term durability. The speed of segmental construction can enhance safety, preserve natural resources, and maximize mobility during construction. This presentation will include a number of bridges highlighting construction methods, design details and unique aesthetic qualities.

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OTEC 2015

Alternative Project Delivery

Design Build Best Practices

Michael Ciotola, Mead and Hunt, Columbus, OH
Rodger Rochelle, NCDOT, Raleigh, NC

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

In 2015, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) published a Design Build Best Practices guidance document for the Transportation Sector. This session will provide an overview of the best practices from around the United States in procuring and contracting design build services and in executing the delivery of design build projects. This session will explore the following key elements, which are common to most transportation projects and have a unique influence in the use of DBIA's best practices: environmental permitting, right of way acquisition, utility relocations, maintenance of traffic/construction staging, and Alternative Technical Concepts.

Design-Build - Effective Project Controls and Dispute Avoidance from the Owner's Perspective

Brian Goodreau, ARCADIS US, Inc., Middltown, CT
Andrew Morse, ARCADIS US, Inc., Middltown, CT
1:30- 2:00 p.m.

Design-build has proven to be a desirable choice in construction project delivery systems today. There are many benefits that may be realized over the traditional design-bid-build system, including faster project delivery, improved communication and reduced risk through a single point of contact for design and construction. When everything goes well, the design-build delivery has played a significant role in assisting major public owners to deliver projects on time and on budget. But what can owners do if things don’t go as planned?

A Summary of Alternative Project Delivery - In Ohio and Around the Country

Eric Kahlig, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
David Brown, Parsons, Denver, CO
2:00- 2:30 p.m.

Many states, including Ohio are quickly moving to use Alternative Project Delivery (APD) methods to bring critical infrastructure projects to the public in a timely and cost effective fashion. This presentation will review the APD efforts of the Ohio DOT as well as cover the efforts of other state DOTs around the country. The APD methods reviewed will include CM-GC, Design-Build and Public-Private-Partnerships. Experiences from Ohio will be compared with experiences from Texas, Colorado, Utah, California, Virginia, Maryland and Canada.

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OTEC 2015

Concepts/Impacts Connected Vehicles

Impact of Automated Vehicles on Departments of Transportation

Christopher Hedden, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Oakland, CA
1:00 - 1:25 p.m.

Connected and Automated Vehicles (AV) will have a transformative impact on mobility and safety as they begin to enter the vehicle and truck fleets over the next five to ten years. To date, much of industry’s current energy is being spent on answering the question, “How will these machines work?” However, DOTs and other organizations should be more concerned with another question, “What happens when they do?” This session will explain current trends and highlight key areas that governments could expect to see impacts on their planning, design and operations.

Advances in Connected Good Movement

Steve Boyd, Peloton Technology, Mountain View, CA
1:25 - 1:50 p.m.

Good movement will likely be an early adaptor of many of the Connected and Automated vehicle features. Peloton is an automated vehicle technology company that has developed a system that can operate today. Their system connects forward collision avoidance technology on a pair of trucks, mitigating the most common truck accidents. Their Platooning Network Operations Center ensures that the trucks operate in the safest mode for the road and conditions. On-road testing with major fleet CR England showed double digit fuel savings, and ongoing safety development and testing will show that this system can make highway crashes a rarity.

Ohio Smart Mobility Initiative

Carla Bailo, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1:50 - 2:10 p.m.

Ohio leads the nation and world in the development of smart mobility and smart city technologies that have a major impact on Ohio's transportation industry and enables job creation. The project encompasses The Ohio State University, The City of Columbus, and the US-33 Intelligent Highway. We will endeavor to study 7 areas ranging from technical to environmental to societal. The outcomes expected are transportation efficiency and sustainability, resilient economy and infrastructure, and the generation of jobs.

Benefits of a Connected Vehicles Deployment in Columbus

Levent Guvenc, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2:10 - 2:30 p.m.

This presentation will concentrate on how a connected vehicle deployment can be structured in Columbus to help solve environmental, safety and mobility related problems along chosen routes. Some connected vehicle applications will be explained in detail for this purpose. Two different possible cases will be outlined in the presentation.

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OTEC 2015

Asphalt Pavements

ODOT's Longitudinal Joint Density Specification

Craig Landefeld, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Larry Shively, The Shelly Company, Thornville, OH
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Achieving adequate density of longitudinal joints is a key factor in assuring a long-life asphalt pavement. The Ohio Department of Transportation has implemented a new specification requiring paving contractors to take pavement cores directly on the longitudinal joint to more accurately measure joint density. This session will provide an overview of the development of the department’s specification, data from pilot projects, and the implications to the asphalt paving industry in meeting this new specification.

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OTEC 2015

Multi-Modal Approach to Statewide Planning and Investments

Florida's Strategic Transportation System (STS)

George Sirianni, Florida DOT, Midway, FL
1:00 - 1:20 p.m.

A presentation from FDOT, describing the state's Strategic Intermodal System (SIS), which has been used for 12 years to prioritize investments on facilities that support economic competitiveness, interregional connectivity, and increasing passenger and freight volumes on major corridors.

Ohio's Strategic Transportation System (STS)

Vincent Rapp, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:20 - 1:50 p.m.

A presentation on Ohio's Strategic Transportation System (STS) including the goals the STS supports, integration of the STS into TIMS and other potential applications.

ODOT's 2-Lane STS Corridor Students

Vicky Fout, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:50 - 2:10 p.m.

A presentation on ODOT's 2-Lane STS studies with updates on the US 250 pilot study.

OARC Freight Working Group

Dina Lopez, MORPC, Columbus, OH
2:10 - 2:30 p.m.

A presentation on the establishment of an Ohio Freight Working Group with a focus on the importance of multi-disciplinary collaboration when making coordinated freight investments. This presentation will also discuss how the STS will be incorporated into Freight Working Group activities.

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OTEC 2015

Natural Resource Mitigation - Case Study and Evaluation Methodologies

Case Study in Permittee - Responsible Natural Resource Mitigation - Pond Brook

Sandra Doyle-Ahern, EMH&T, Columbus, OH
Nancy Seger, Oxbow River and Stream Restoration, Delaware, OH
Cal Miller, Wetlands Resource Center, Canal Winchester, OH
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

This session will provide an overview of the first "full-delivery" permittee-responsible natural resource mitigation project conducted on ODOT's behalf. All aspects of the project will be discussed including project origination, design, permitting, construction, monitoring/adaptive management, agency permit release, and long term management.

Ohio Mitigation Wetland Assessment Method - A New Approach to Evaluating Mitigation Wetlands

Jordan Rofkar, Hull and Associates, Dublin, OH
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

This session will cover a new method (OMWAM) being developed by Hull on the behalf of ODOT that could be utilized to determine wetland category and performance of wetland mitigation sites. The new method accounts for and evaluates wetland mitigation sites utilizing all functions and values provided by wetlands.

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OTEC 2015

Rock Slope Stabilization

Rock Slope Stabilization for the AMTRAK Harrisburg Line

Paul Deering, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., St.John's, NL
Rich Williams, Stantec Consulting Servies, Inc., Columbus, OH

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Portions of a 600-ft long by up to 80-ft. high rock cut along the AMTRAK line near Lancaster, PA had sustained multiple rockfalls since 2007. Stantec employed digital photogrammetric techniques to rapidly and non-invasively collect geologic information for the exposed slope surfaces. These images were used to generate 3D models and assess hazard identification, characterization and potential. A remediation program employing slope regrading (scaling), netting, bolting and buttressing was developed, with plans and specs prepared. The program was adjusted during construction based on rock surface exposures after scaling.

Geotechical Design Challenges for Corridor Q US460 Connector in SW Virginia

Joe Young, S&ME, Inc., Lexington, KY
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

This presentation focuses on the impact of prior mining on the design of the cut slopes along Corridor "Q" Phase II and Poplar Creek sections, with an emphasis on the application and usefulness of 3D geologic modeling. The proposed 6.5-mile alignment traversed extensive old deep and surface mined areas. Due to the mountainous terrain, extensive deep rock cuts and high embankments were required. The presentation will focus on the application of the 3D model to the preparation of recommendations and plans that addressed the the cuts, fills and mine mitigations.

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OTEC 2015

Funding Packages for Projects

Economic Development Through Stakeholder Collaboration (The Rickenbacker Intermodal Connector - Pickaway County, OH)

Thom Slack, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH
Robin Halderman, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Columbus, OH

1:00 - 1:25 p.m.

The presentation will describe the planning and prioritization of improvements in for the $31 Million Rickenbacker Intermodal Connector, focusing on the project’s role in expansion of logistics facilities and how that was the driving force behind the $16 million TIGER IV grant. It will then fast-forward to today and highlight new development opportunities that are now becoming reality.

Fishing for Infrastructure: Blending Economic Development with Site Development at Bass Pro West Chester

Nick Yeretzian, The Kleingers Group, West Chester, OH,
1:25 - 1:45 p.m.

At the new Bass Pro Shops site in West Chester Township, the new road and utilities will balance the needs of the current on-site developments while simultaneously serving and promoting future development along I-75’s high-growth corridor. Learn how The Kleingers Group structured deals and assembled funding for the project, including through tax increment financing, balancing both public and developer desires

Funding Please! Understanding Grants and Grant Writing

Tracey Nixon, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Columbus, OH
Mandy Bishop, GPD Group, Columbus, OH
Kirt Conrad, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, Canton, OH
Thea Walsh, MORPC, Columbus, OH

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

In the absence of discretionary federal and state funding programs and historic low funding in recent years, publis entities are relying more and more on grant programs for transportation infrastructure. This session will explain the grant process from three perspectives: 1) grant writers 2) managing project by grant recipient 3) selection by granting agency.

Q & A

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Questions will be answered by panelists.

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OTEC 2015

ODOT CADD Users Group

ODOT CADD Users Group Meeting and Panel Discussion

Mark McCloud, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Eric Thomas, Eric Thomas Consulting, Columbus, OH
Jack Kerstetter, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
John Drsek, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Topics of discussion will be the CADD Standards File Updates, CADD Standards Manual Updates, L&D Volume 3 Updates, 3D Modeling implementation at ODOT, 3D Modeling Electronic Deliverables, ProjectWise Pilot at ODOT and other updates involving CADD advancements and implications for ODOT projects.

ProjectWise Pilot - Where We Are, Where We're Going

Rachel Lewis, Ohio DOT< Columbus, OH
Mark McCloud, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Jack Kerstetter, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

ODOT is kicking off a ProjectWise Pilot summer of 2015. This presentation will give an update to the consulting and contracting community, as well as ODOT staff who are not involved in the pilot, a status update of how ProjectWise is working out and where we see it going in the near future. The Pilot is slated to only last 6 months, so by the time of OTEC, ODOT should have a good idea of where ProjectWise will or will not take us moving to 3D Design and e-Construction.

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OTEC 2015

Surveying and GIS Support

Integration of GIS and Document Technology for Geotech and Structures

Walter Cline, tsaADVET, Pittsburgh, PA
Scott Ryan-Hart, Ohio DOT, Colubus

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

This session will cover Ohio DOT's development of a statewide GIS map providing immediate graphical access to 1.15 million geotechnical and structural project documents.

Digital Project Delivery - Moving from Paper to Digital

John Morrison, Parsons Transportation Group, Columbus, OH
Jason Cousino, Parsons Transportation Group, Columbus, OH

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

One of the Federal Highway's 'Every Day Counts' initiatives is to encourage State DOT's construction management efforts to transition from a paper-based system to a digital data collection model. This presentation will draw from over 8 years of experiences in using a variety of GPS enabled data collectors on construction projects. Presenters will demonstrate a variety of hardware and software approaches, covering the positives as well as the pitfalls encountered along the way. The material presented will cover how to go digital from project tender all the way through to project closeout.

Project Control for Highway Projects - Lessons Learned

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

An in-depth discussion of how to perform Surveying for Project Control for ODOT transportation projects and examples of problems encountered. Examples of control issues before and after Survey & Mapping Specifications were introduced.

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OTEC 2015

Conduit Service Life

An Update of National Trends in Culvert Durability and Service Life

Gregory Hebeler, Golder, Atlanta, GA
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The speaker was a primary author of the recent update to the NCHRP Synthesis on Culvert Service Life and Durability. This session provides an update from a North American perspective on trends in culvert durability practice and research, including: summary information from the survey of US and Canadian DOTs, recent updates to the state of the practice, and identified areas for continued and future research.

ODOT Buried Conduit Service Life

Kyle Brandon, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

OODOT Type A conduit (opened ended cross drains under pavement) require hydraulic design and durability design details in the plans. Buried conduit durability design is often overlooked or misapplied by design engineers, which negatively impacts the service life. The presentation will detail ODOT’s current methodology and plan detail requirements in order to satisfy buried conduit service life requirements.

Assessment of ODOT's Conduit Service Life Prediction in Methodology

John Hurd, E.L. Robinson, Burton, OH
Shad M. Sargand, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Current research is underway to evaluate drainage conduit service life predictions covered in the Volume 2, Drainage Design, Location and Design Manual. The research team has performed in-field culvert assessments of varying drainage conduit material and has performed accelerated lab testing for materials and protective coatings. This session will highlight the current findings and the work that has been performed to date.

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OTEC 2015

Project Success Stories

Fort Washington Way, A Major Interstate Highway Realignment, 15 years later

John Deatrick, City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Andy Fluegemann, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH
Fred Craig, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Cincinnati, OH

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

This presentation will discuss the Fort Washington Way Highway Realignment from 15 years ago. Whether it was a success or failure, the innovative methods used and offer comments on the project management methodology.

Opportunity Corridor-Challenges in the Urban Core

Matthew Wahl, HNTB Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Julie Meyer, Ohio DOT, Garfield Heights, OH

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Transportation projects within urban core areas create unique planning, design and construction challenges for ODOT and consultants. This presentation highlights the unique challenges encountered by the $330 million Opportunity Corridor projects being administered by ODOT District 12 within the City of Cleveland.

Portsmouth Bypass - An Update of ODOT's Largest Project and First Public-Private-Partnership (P3)

Tom Barnitz, Ohio DOT, Chillicothe, OH
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

In October 2015 the Portsmouth Bypass will be under construction. This is ODOT's largest project and first public-private-partnership (P3). This presentation will provide an update on the current status of the project.

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OTEC 2015

Bridge Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation and Repositioning of a 100-Year-Old Truss Bridge

Duncan Paterson, HDR Engineering, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The movable bridge crossing the Cumberland River in Nashville, TN has an overall length of 695-feet with a center swing span that is 275-feet out-to-out. It was found that during routine operations the swing span would not completely close. Inspections noted that the adjacent ‘fixed’ span had started moving toward the swing span and creating points of interference. Survey targets and accelerometers were placed on the bridge to monitor the location, amount, and intensity of the movement. The location is subject to both high river traffic and high rail traffic; therefore construction work was required to be performed within three 8-hour outages. Included in the presentation are the bridge evaluation, the sources of the span movement, the pier repairs, the truss span rehabilitation, and the innovative method that was used to reposition the span.

Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation after a Ship Collision

Victor Judnic, HNTB Corporation, Detroit, MI
Sokol Luri, HNTB Corporation, Detroit, MI

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The 93-year-old West Jefferson Bascule Bridge over the Rouge River in Southwest Detroit was severely damaged by a large ship and has been closed since Spring 2013. The owner requested the services to develop contract documents and to assist the County during construction for the rehabilitation to achieve bridge operations. The presentation will highlight the challenges during design and construction regarding bascule bridge mechanical girder slide, leaf realignment, realignment post-collision and other structural and mechanical repairs.

Rehabilitation of the Anthony Wayne Suspension Bridge in Toledo, OH

David Geckle, Ohio DOT, Bowling Green, OH
Bernie Goetz, ES Wagner Company, Oregon, OH

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Anthony Wayne Bridge in Toledo, OH is currently undergoing an extensive $28.7 million rehabilitation project. This presentation will highlight the undertaking of the third, and largest, rehabilitation of the only remaining suspension bridge in ODOT’s inventory. Some of the major work involved with this project includes complete deck and sidewalk replacement, major structural steel replacement, bearing replacement, removal of two FCM under-truss spans and installation of two span conventional girder bridges supported on new piers. We will outline the client’s desire to perform all of the necessary rehabilitation while maintaining shipping traffic and the historical integrity of the structure.

Rehabilitation of the New River Gorge Bridge

Travis Butz, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Columbus, OH
Matt Llewellyn, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Parkersburg, WV

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Towering 876 feet over the New River Gorge in West Virginia, the New River Gorge Bridge is one of the hightest vehicular bridges in the United States. It also is the longest steel arch bridge in the western hemisphere with a main span of 1700 feet. This presentation will discuss the inspection of the bridge over a six-year period, the analysis and load rating of the bridge and the preparation of rehabilitation plans.

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OTEC 2015

Major New Bridge Construction

The New Jeremiah Morrow: Design, Construction, Lessons Learned

Tony F. Shkurti, HNTB Corporation, Chicago, IL
Dan Mendel, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The new Jeremiah Morrow Bridge is a cast-in-place segmental concrete bridge in Warren County Ohio. HNTB Corporation is the engineer-of-record for the project, and is providing on-going construction services to ODOT. The first of the two structures was constructed between the existing bridges and opened to traffic at the end of 2013. Subsequently the existing northbound structure was demolished and the second new structure is being built in its place with completion scheduled for May 2016. At 239 feet above the river, the new bridges will be the tallest in Ohio. This session will review opportunities encountered and solved in driving the project to conclusion.

I-69 Over Black Ankle Creek Design Build Project

Mark Perron, Parsons, Indianapolis, IN
Brett Lennon, Millstone Weber LLC, Saint Charles, MO

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

This session will cover Parsons' innovative redesign of final plans which helped the contractor submit the winning bid. Included are implemented cost savings measures that may be applied to other projects. Construction photos will be included to demonstrate unique details to resolve issues encountered during the project.

Louisville Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing

Jonathan Hale, S&ME, Inc., Lexington, KY
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

S&ME serves in Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Oversight Team for the Ohio River Bridges Downtown Crossing in Louisville, KY. A project overview will be presented followed by details of materials testing, project challenges, construction documentation and the use of Non-Destructive Testing for the evaluation of existing structures and new construction.

The New NY Bridge - Quality Practices in Design Build Project Delivery

William Torres, HNTB Corporation, Tarrytown, NY
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

The New NY Bridge Project is a $3.9B Design Build Initiative to replace the existing Tappan Zee Bridge carrying the NY State Thruway over the Hudson River. Project Oversight is being accomplished through a team of New York State Thruway Authority staff and an Owner's Engineer Team led by HNTB. This presentation will examine the systems and technology developed by the Design-Builder’s QC/QA and NYSTA that is deployed to support the project quality process.

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OTEC 2015

Innovative Interchanges and Intersections

Ohio's First Bridge Bypass Intersection (BBI)

Michael Meeks, Franklin County Engineer's Office, Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The BBI is a new type of high-volume intersection design. The presentation will discuss the capacity, design and operational characteristics of this intersection in Franklin County (Alum Creek Drive at Groveport Road).

Meet the "Crossbow" - An Innovative Solution for Intersection Congestion

Cornell Robertson, Franklin County Engineer's Office, Columbus, OH
Dean Ringle, Franklin County Engineer, Columbus, OH
Brian Hagerty, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., Columbus, OH

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The "Crowsbow," an innovative intersection design, is the first of its kind in Ohio and possibly the US. Come learn how the solution improves capacity at existing at-grade signals. This project won Oustanding Achievement Awards (2-14) from ACEC-Ohio and was named a top 10 roadway project by Roads and Bridges Magazine (2014).

Thinking Outside the Box - A Strategic Approach for the SUM-76 Akron Beltway Project

Mike Hobbs, GPD Group, Inc., Akron, OH
Cindy Juliano, CH2M Hill, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Mark Grossman, GPD Group, Inc., Akron, OH
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

This presentation will provide an update on the progress of the SUM-76 Akron Beltway Project and overview the innovative approaches to project planning and design that are being applied.

Important Considerations for When and How to Design a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)

Mike Wahlstedt, TranSystems Corporation, Kansas City, MO
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

This presentation will identify a number of considerations that are critical in the decision-making process regarding when to use a DDI and how to prepare an effective DDI design.

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OTEC 2015

The Other Road: The Rail Road

Why Do the Railrods Do That?

Michael Garcia, Patric Engineering Inc., Springfield IL
Amanda DeCesare, CSX Transportation, Jacksonville, FL
John Hillborn, Genessee & Wyoming, Columbus, OH

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The railroad industry is concerned with safety and rail operations, while public roadway projects are concerned with increasing safety and capacity of the motoring public. These two objectives should not normally be in conflict; however many in the roadway industry have had challenges in communicating with the various railroads. Three different railroad representatives give their perspective.

Railroad Crossing Hazard Rankings

Jonathan Corey, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Safety at railroad crossings is crucial; therefore railroad crossings are evaluated using various methods to estimate their hazard ranking in order to prioritize safety improvements. These formulae are frequently based on the USDOT reference formula, but there are alternate methods available. A periodic comparison of the existing formulae with crash data and current prioritization methods is necessary to keep Ohio safe.

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OTEC 2015

Full Depth Reclamation for Pavements

Full Depth Reclamation Incorporating Ready Mix Supplied Grout

James Render, Essroc Italcementi, Nazareth, PA
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

This session will discuss the construction process including the conceptual design, pretesting, roadway preperation, equipment requirements as well as guidance concerning estimation of cost.

Full Depth Reclamation for Cities and Counties

Anthony Jarem, SME, Inc., Kirtland, OH
Anthony Thomas, SME, Inc., Shelby Township, MI

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

This presentation will cover the entire FDR process beginning with the intitial evaluation of the road segment, the process of selecting FDR as the rehabilitation method of choice, field sampling, mix design and construction.

FDR Solves Pavement Failure - ODOT SR-26

Steve Williams, Ohio DOT, Marietta, OH
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

An Emergency Project was let to rebuild SR -26 in Monroe County, ODOT District 10. Details of the pavement failure, design, and construction will be discussed.

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OTEC 2015

Transit Oriented Development

The Future of Bus Service in Central Ohio: CMAX-Cleveland Ave. BRT

Brian Weiss, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, OH
Matt Selhorst, HDR Engineering, Inc., Columbus, OH

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has completed final design for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on Cleveland Avenue from Downtown Columbus to Polaris Parkway in Westerville. The project will make substantive physical improvements to stations along the BRT in areas in need of redevelopment, promoting the economic vitality of the corridor, city and region. This presentation will illustrate the process completed by COTA to develop BRT service and obtain Federal Transit Administration New Start funding. The presenters will discuss the extensive public involvement undertaken to increase acceptance.

GCRTA's 79th Street Station: How Transportation Investments Will Change Cleveland's East Side

Maribeth Feke, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
Timonthy Rosenberger, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Cleveland, OH

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

In 2014, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) conducted a study to consider options for closing its two rapid stations on E. 79th Street, both of which were less than a mile apart. The analysis led to collaboration among agencies and community groups that promises a new future for E. 79th Street. This presentation is a case study of how transportation investment will change Cleveland's East Side, and the differences between auto and transit oriented land use.

Cleveland Red Line/Health Line Extension Study

Kenneth Sislak, AECOM, Cleveland, OH
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) initiated a study of extending either rail or bus rapid transit service from it current terminus at Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland to the Euclid Park-N-Ride facility near the county line in eastern Cuyahoga County. The purpose of the study is to determine whether a major investment in transit service improvements linking Euclid to University Circle, Midtown and Downtown Cleveland will result in increased ridership, environmental and economic development benefits. The presentation will discuss the economic development potential and the expected ridership and environmental benefits of the proposed service expansions.

Balancing the Needs of Transit & Mixed Use Redevelopment: The Warrensville/Van Aken Station Area Plan

Nancy Lyon-Stadler, Parsons, BrinckerhoffZ, Cleveland, OH
Joyce Braverman, City of Shaker Heights, Shaker Heights, OH

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Shaker Heights envisions a future for the Van Aken district that will transform the community. In partnership with Greater Cleveland RTA, the developer and a consultant team developed a station area plan that integrates transit operations in a highly functional manner within the Van Aken district development. This presentation will discuss the challenges, complications and ultimate collaboration that led to a flexible plan that, in spite of changing conditions and requirements, resulted in an implementable, phased plan that meets the needs of both transit and development and will re-energize Shaker Heights.

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OTEC 2015

Regulatory Changes That Can Change Your Project

Ramificiations in Ohio of New USEPA/Corps of Engineers Rule Defining Waters of the United States

Scott Doran, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter, Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Section 404/401 Regulatory changes that impact how developers do business.

Ohio's Changing Regulations: Proposed Modifications of 401 Water Quality Certifications to the Nationwide Permits and Stream Sampling Protocols

Greg Snowden, Davey Resource Group, Kent, OH
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Ohio's EPA Section 401 regulation and its impacts on the regulated communnity.

Managing for Myotis and Mussels: The Impact of Protecting Bat and Mussel Species on Project Planning

Christy Pirkle, EMH&T, Columbus, OH
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Impacts of the Endangered Species Act to developers, new species listings and required sampling protocols.

Statewide Endangered Species Act Compliance for Bats

Paola Bernazzani, ICF International, Chagrin Falls, OH
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Impacts of the Endangered Species Act to developers in Ohio; concepts and implementation of conservation planning.

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OTEC 2015

Landslide Evaluation and Remediation

Evaluating Landslide and Geohazard Risks on the Ohio Turnpike Using ODOT's Rating Matrix

Nikhil Khedekar, Resource International Inc., Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Landslides cause public risk, accounting for up to $2 billion in damages annually across the nation. This risk demands for an effective resource and asset management tool to manage slope stability. This presentation will demonstrate the use of ProjectGrid.com's iiCollectorTM, innovative mobile data collection software used to evaluate the landslide potentials on three Ohio Turnpike projects. The intelligent integration of this mobile technology allows real time access to ODOT's geohazard matrix rating system for identifying high-risk landslides.

HAM-275-7.02 Slide Repair Design and Instrumentation Monitoring

Jamal Nusairat, E.L. Robinson Engineering of Ohio, Columbus, OH
Chris Merklin, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The subject landslide has been moving since the construction of I-275 in the 70s. Two previous remediation efforts consisted of a berm and a drainage curtain; neither of which arrested landslide movement. The presentation will cover the design, instrumentation, construction, and long-term monitoring of the latest stabilization effort consisting of drilled shafts. The shaft diameters are 3.5 to 4.0 feet. Three drilled shafts were instrumented with inclinometers to monitor the shaft deflections. Three inclinometers were also installed in the slopes to monitor the movement outside the stabilization shafts. The stabilization drilled shafts were designed as a single row composed of 54 drilled shafts socketed into rock. The stabilization shafts were installed in 2010 and have been monitored since.

Case Histories: SRT Plate Piles to Stabilize Highway Embankments

Miriam Smith, Geopier, Reno, NV
Mark Salveter, Geopier, Springboro, OH

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Geopier SRT system provides slope stabilization using an array of steel Plate Pile elements, which are non-displacement steel sections that leave no exposed steel on the ground surface and do not require post-tensioning. Three case histories are presented that illustrate the use of SRT Plate Piles to stabilize highway embankments. (1) Plate Piles were used to stabilize 1.5 miles of clay ramp slopes in California that were deteriorating due to slope creep and shallow slides. (2) Plate Piles were approved by Virginia DOT to increase the factor of safety against sliding of a slope adjacent to a bridge along the I-495 Capital Beltway in Fairfax, Virginia. (3) North Carolina DOT used Plate Piles to stabilize a slope failure that occurred along the Western Wake Expressway.

Innovative Landslide Techniques Including Articulated Micropiles, GCS Walls and Launched Soil Nails

Greg Bachman, GeoStabilization International, Pickerington, OH
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Landslides caused by saturated soils from heavy rainfall continually plague roads. The recently developed Articulated Micropile/GCS Wall remedies these slides in a safe and cost-effective manner. Soil nails are first launched to stabilize the remaining slope and afford protection for crewmembers to install micropiles at the bottom of the repair. A Geosynthetically Confined Soil (GCS) retaining wall is then built to restore the necessary roadway width.

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OTEC 2015

Major Non-Highway Funding Programs

Transit Funding for Urban Ohio

Chuck Dyer, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Jennifer Townley, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Joseph Calabrese, Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
Mark Donaghy, Greater Dayton RTA, Dayton, OH
Alison Goebel, Association, Columbus, OH

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

ODOT recently completed the Statewide Transportation Needs Study which identified preservation needs across all 61 transit systems and expansion needs across all 88 counties. Determining the level of expansion service that would have the largest benefit to Ohioans will be difficult and may look different depending on the area of the state. The session will discuss the different types of transit service and how this can vary across the state.

Transit Funding 101

Chuck Dyer, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Skip Dunkle, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Bob Ruzinsky, RTA, Dayton,OH
3:45 - 4:25 p.m.

This session will inform participants on the basics of how transit funding works and ultimately answer the question: What transit funding is my community eligible for? The session will begin with an explanation of FTA's history to date, then with an explanation of the state DOT's role in the implementation of FTA funding. Using a panel of ODOT transit staff, it will be explained how ODOT is organized to implement FTA's program and how FTA rural programs are administered. Finally, the state and federal urban programs administered by ODOT will be reviewed. References will be provided from ODOT's Office of Transit Program Resource Guide.

Role of Tolling in Broader Integrated Urban Mobility Solution of Tomorrow

Christopher Mwalwanda, CDM Smith, Austin, TX
4:25 - 5:00 p.m.

There is a significant synergy between many tolling strategies and transit initiatives, especially between express toll lanes and express bus services. This presentation will explore the challenges, public acceptance and potential role in creating and partially funding new alternative travel options using recent examples such as the MWAA Dulles project in Virginia. The potenial use of a portion of toll revenue for transit investment is a sensitive issue that requires careful interface between many stakeholders.

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OTEC 2015

Mobile Mapping for Surveying and Engineering

Potential Applications for Mobile LiDAR Technology in Transportation

Tim VanGelder, McKim & Creed, Raleigh, NC
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

As 3D imaging and LiDAR technologies become more sophisticated, opportunities for their use in capturing high-definition data of geospatial surfaces increase exponentially. According to a study published in February 2015 by Allied Market Research, defense and corridor mapping applications will continue to dominate the LiDAR market for the next five years, but new LiDAR-based applications -- such as driverless cars and smart appliances -- are emerging rapidly. However, many potential users of the technology are hesitant about integrating it into their programs, primarily due to a lack of understanding about the technology and its perceived high costs. In this presentation, we will discuss the current uses of mobile LiDAR and 3D imaging in the transportation industry, as well as potential, cost-effective applications in the areas of operations and maintenance, construction, project planning and development, safey and asset management.

Data Fusion: Merging Public Domain and Mobile LiDAR to Address Budget Constraints

Paul Braun, Continental Mapping, Sun Prarie, WI
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Vast amounts of public domain geospatial data exist and are readily available for engineers and designers. Often, however, that data is not current or accurate enough to meet the high accuracy needs of engineering design. Mobile LiDAR, however, does offer extremely high accuracies and currency. But those benefits come at a cost. Continental Mapping will showcase several projects where public domain geospatial data was tied to newly acquired mobile LiDAR data to provide comprehensive, 3D datasets to engineers at a reduced cost. This allows for transportation professionals to obtain high, accuracy data on roadways while increasing the speed in which it is collected and eliminating many safety risks for surveyors, yet at the same time, leveraging the vast amounts of public domain data. This results in a cost effective strategy for obtaining high accuracy surface data throughout an entire corridor. This presentation will walk through that process and showcase projects where this approach to data fusion has been successfully utilized.

Mobile Mapping Solutions for Ohio's Highly Integrated Transportation Network

Brad Fugate, Woolpert, Columbus, OH
Nathan Fischer, Woolpert, Dayton, OH

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Mobile Mapping Technology offers unprecedented 3D detail at highway speeds and can capture highly accurate infrastructure conditions at either GIS or design-grade accuracies. One set of data can be collected but leveraged for multiple uses. This approach also improves safety, capacity and accessibility.

No Other Way Safely: A DOT's Call for Survey Grade Mobile Mapping

Michael Frecks, Terrametrix, Omaha, NE
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety Council list land surveying as one of the most dangerous occupations. You will commonly find a land surveyor standing in the middle of a busy street sighting through a total station at a survey target blocks away while cars zoom by on each side or set up along a shoulder during high traffic usage. This presentation will address two projects where lane closures, flaggers, lookouts and warning signage just weren't enough to safely document for needed survey grade information for reconstruction project on a highly congested high-speed, 2-lane highway void of shoulders. After evaluation by the Minnesota DOT, Terrestrial Mobile Mapping Scanning (TMALS) was the answer to this dangerous environment for their surveyors.

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OTEC 2015

Stormwater BMP Case Studies

Innovative Post-Construction BMP Case Studies with the Right-of-Way

Chris Rust, Strand Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Jeff Heimann, Strand Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

This presentation will explore several case studies in Ohio and Kentucky where BMPs have been successfully implemented at a range of roadway scales from small local streets to arterials to interstate highways. The types of BMPs to be presented included green street features such as bioretention planter boxes, bioswales, rain gardens and reforestation practices. The ability to successfully integrate stormawater management practices into transportation rights-of-way will be highlighted in the case studies.

ODOT Off-Site Mitigation Program Case Studies

Jon Prier, ODNR, Columbus, OH
3:40 - 4:20 p.m.

This presentaton will describe case studies that have successfully implemented off-site mitigation for transportation projects. The presentation will also address key factors that have been helpful to program implementation including coordination with Ohio EPA. Lastly, the presentation will address the next steps in ODOT's ongoing program.

Stormwater Best Management Practices in Urban Settings - Solutions and Challenges

Chad Boyer, ms consultants, Columus, OH
4:20 - 5:00 p.m.

Post construction Best Management Practices are becoming an integral part of infrastructure projects. The presentation will discuss post construction stormwater management solutions pertaining to several transportation and utility projects and share challenges associated with implementing stormwater BMPs in an urban setting.

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OTEC 2015

ODOT TIMS

Better Data, Better Decisions: Using ODOT's TIMS to Find Transportation Information

Ian Kidner, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Andrew Williams, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

An overview of ODOT's updated Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS) site, with demos for how to access information and perform analysis relevant to support planning processes. Updates to the system include a redesigned and easier to use interface, sophisticated query tools, project search features (with links to project plans), mobile phone access and enhanced data download options.

Buying in Bulk : A Multi-Jurisdictional Pavement Improvement Plan Saves Three Villages Money

TJ White, Center for Local Government, Cincinnati, OH
Tom Carroll, Village of Silverton, Silverton, OH
Tim Casto, Kleingers Group, West Chester, OH

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Learn how The Kleingers Group, the Center for Local Goverment and the Village of Silverton worked together to create an intergovernmental agreement and combine the paving needs of three communities into one project.

Operational Systems Informing Enterprise Asset Management Success

John Benda, HNTB Corporation, Newark NJ
Todd Rothemel, HNTB, Parsippany, NJ

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

More and more transportation agencies are investing more of their time, money and energy into Enterprise Asset Management systems and approaches in order to support a full lifecycle-driven approach to inform improved asset investment strategies. Focusing on the strategic asset management is only part of the equation; successful systems also support improved asset performance through operational enhancement. An example of one such successful system is the Traffic Permitting and Lane Closure system used by New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

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OTEC 2015

George V. Voinovich Bridge - CCG2: Project Updates and Highlights

Post RFC Design Collaboration Improves Quality

Jane Jordan, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Columbus, OH
Todd Bergstrom, URS, Akron, OH

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Improving Quality continues post Release For Construction of the design plans. This session will discuss the collaborative efforts of Designers, IQF, TGR and ODOT to improve the quality of Buildable Units. Highlighted will be the processes implemented for design changes, requests for information, and plan review submittals through the project Quality Management Plan.

Post Tensioning of the Superstructure Deltas

Rob Opel, Trumbull Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Michael Lea, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Cleveland, OH

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

This session will present construction procedures for the erection of the main viaduct Deltas.

Mass Concrete Pours/Thermal Control Plans

Courtney Norris, Trumbull Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Thomas Hyland, Ohio DOT, Garfield Heights, OH

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Temperature control plans were put into place to avoid cracking and other temperature-related damages during mass concrete pours. This session discuss these construction procedures.

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OTEC 2015

Bridge Reconstruction

Rehabililtation of Eight Stone Arch Culverts

Mike Benton, Ohio DOT, Bowling Green, OH
Matt Schroeder, Miller Brothers Construction Co., Inc., Archbold, OH

8:30 - 8:55 a.m.

Originally built in the mid-1800s as part of the Miami and Erie Canals, these culverts were rehabilitated over a three year period. The project experienced numerous delays and modifications which required a great deal of cooperation and ingenuity to overcome.

Rapid Bridge Deck Overlay Construction with VESLMC

Patrick Martens, Bridge Preservation and Inspection Services, LLC, Jefferson City, MO
8:55 - 9:20 a.m.

Latex Modified Concrete (LMC) and Very Early Strength Latex Modified Concrete (VESLMC) are products that have withstood the test of time as high quality overlays for bridge decks, providing in excess of 25 years of service life. VESLMC gains compressive strength in excess of 2500 psi in as little as three hours, allowing overlays to be completed over weekends rather than weeks or months.

State Route 9/I-70 project, Including National Road Bikeway Tunnel

Brett Porter, Ohio DOT, Cambridge
Jeremiah Johnson, The Beaver Excavating Company, Canton, OH

9:20 - 9:45 a.m.

This project included replacement of the bridges over State Route 9 on I-70 in Belmont County, including lengthening a ramp and replacement of a bridge over the National Road Bikeway. Two VECPs were submitted on the project, and maintenance of traffic issues required partnering between the contractor and ODOT District 11 to successfully complete the job.

FRA-70-0678 Bridge Rehabilitation

Tim Keller, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

On July 1, 2015, a tanker truck caught fire under the FRA-70-0678 Bridge. The bridge was put back in service within 3 weeks.

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OTEC 2015

Emerging Technologies in Transportation

Social Media and Crowdsourcing for Smarter Traffic Operations

Jeffrey Adler, Open Road Consulting, Chesapeake, VA
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Crowdsourced data from social media is emerging as a new data source to support real-time traffic operations. Findings from a USDOT sponsored study to identify, research and synthesize the opportunity for an agency to work with crowdsourced data will be presented along with case studies.

ODOT/FHWA SHRP L6 – Operations Benchmarking with Pennsylvania, Maryland, Utah, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington

Randy Chevalley, Ohio DOT, Sidney, OH
Allen Biehl, Ohio DOT, Ashland, OH

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

The Ohio Department of Transportation secured a SHRP2 grant that will be used to assess and identify the nation's very best practices in Operations for implementation in Ohio. A series of recommendations from this study will be made to ODOT Executive Management and will not be bound by current staffing, budgets, tables of organization, core functions or other traditional limitations.

Moving to a Transportation System Management & Operations (TSMO) Culture

Keith Mullins, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

The goal of a Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) approach is to actively manage the transportation system to utilize to whatever extent possible existing facilities. These strategies can help increase the efficiency of the system by shifting travel demand to less congested facilities and utilizing existing capacity more efficiently.

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OTEC 2015

Smooth-flowing Traffic Ahead

Ramp Metering

Craig K. Hebebrand, ARCADIS US, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Brianne Hetzel, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

The results of the I-71 Corridor Study in the Cincinnati area will be presented. Also, a new tool to automate the testing and evaluation of ramp metering and operational improvement strategies will be demonstrated.

Active Direction to Managing Transportation

John Gray, AECOM, Columbus, OH
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Active Traffic and Demand Management (ATDM) is a method to increase peak capacity and smooth traffic flow while utilizing the existing capital investments. The presentation will take the audience through the methodology for determination of the strategies and potential benefits of use.

ATDM - Ohio's Perspective

Brenton Bogard, Roadway Engineering, Columbus, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Where Ohio DOT is with ATDM now and what's next.

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OTEC 2015

Pavement Management and Life Cycle Costing of Pavements

Pavement Management and Life Cycle Costing of Pavements

James Mack, Cemex, Houston, TX
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

This presentation will look at two processes that can be used to develop a project specific rehabilitation schedule for any given pavement design in order to have a more realistic LCCA. The first process shows how the timing of rehabilitation activities can be improved by using the AASHTO Pavement-ME Design Procedure, which predicts performance for different pavement designs. The second process analyzes rehabilitation options by looking at the cost of the potential rehabilitation activities.

Columbus Pavement Management System

Alan Moran, City of Coumbus, Columbus, OH
Josh LeVan, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

This session will discuss how Columbus has developed a multi-year pavement preservation progam using network level pavement condition data, field review data, routine maintenance, preventive maintenance strategies, and minor rehabilitation activities.

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OTEC 2015

Ohio Moves On Rail

Working with ORDC and Ohio's Railroads

Cathy Stout, Ohio Rail Development Commission, Columbus, OH
Richard Behrendt, Ohio Rail Development Commission, Columbus, OH
Shawn Starling, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Atlanta, GA

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Learn from Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC), ODOT, and railroad representatives how local agencies, their consultants, and private companies can achieve improved safety and access for industry through cooperation with the railroads. ORDC offers technical assistance, coordination, and funding to companies, communities, and the State on railroad related issues including the grade crossing safety program. ODOT has successfully engaged the railroads to address their concerns and end up with a project that is safe for both modes of transportation.

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OTEC 2015

Wildlife in the ROW

Drawing Attention to New Connections

Marci Lininger, USFWS, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

The prevalence of roadkill is both an obvious and unfortunate result of the conflict between the needs of humans and animals. Supporting and increasing the permeability of roadways is key in decreasing this conflict. Implementing wildlife crossing structures can present a dual benefit of decreasing roadway mortality while reconnecting our landscapes.

Freshwater Mussel Surveys in Ohio: the Who, What, When, Where and Why

Ryan Schwegman, EnviroScience, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

This session will briefly explore the ecology of freshwater mussels and their role in Ohio streams. Several case studies will be utilized throughout the session to provide clarity and real life examples to the following questions: Who can do mussel surveys? What happens if you don’t do a mussel survey? When can a mussel survey be completed? Where do mussel surveys need to be conducted? Why are mussels suddenly such an issue in Ohio?

Saving Ohio's Pollinators - Roadside Restoration

Dianne Kahal-Berman, Ohio DOT, Chillicothe, OH Scott Lucas, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Bonnie Harper-Lore, FHWA, Minnetonka, MN

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Protecting, preserving, and restoring roadside pollinator habitat is a hot issue in today’s transportation world. These presentations will establish the urgency for response to pollinator population decline, provide information for restoring Ohio native prairie and feature some of ODOT’s current habitat projects in support of this statewide initiative. Bonnie Harper-Lore, noted authority on roadside restoration, will discuss solutions to establishing and managing long lasting habitat throughout Ohio.

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OTEC 2015

Deep Foundation Instrumentation and Monitoring

Instrumentation and Long Term Monitoring at ERI-60-0227 Bridge Project

Jamal Nusairat, E.L. Robinson Engineering of Ohio, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

The presentation will cover the design, instrumentation, construction, and long term monitoring of fully instrumented bridge piers designed to support the bridge and resist landslide forces. The piers are supported on 12 feet diameter drilled shafts heavily reinforced and fully instrumented. The bridge was built in 2004. The monitoring results since the end of construction up until 2014 will be presented.

Thermal Integrity Profiling (TIP) of Drilled Shafts in South Carolina

David Schoen, S&ME, Inc., Mount Pleasant, SC
Gregory Canivan, S&ME, Inc., Mount Pleasant, SC
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Thermal Integrity Profiling (TIP) is a relatively new non-destructive test (NDT) method which can be used to assess the integrity of cast-in-place deep foundations. The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), as well as many other state DOTs, presently use Crosshole Sonic Logging (CSL) to help assess drilled shaft integrity. Several states are supplementing or replacing CSL with TIP, and SCDOT has participated in several TIP studies comparing CSL and TIP. Three case studies are presented demonstrating TIP use in drilled shafts.

Pomeroy-Mason Bridge Pier 7 and Stabilization Shafts Instrumentation and Long Term Monitoring

Jamal Nusairat, E.L. Robinson Engineering of Ohio, Columbus, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

During construction of the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge which spans the Ohio River, a deep-seated landslide was detected on the Ohio side. This presentation will present the design, instrumentation, construction, and long term monitoring of fully instrumented Pier 7 drilled shafts and landslide stabilization drilled shafts. Pier 7 is supported on six 8-foot diameter drilled shafts with two shafts fully instrumented with strain gages and inclinometers. The stabilization drilled shafts were designed as a single row composed of nine 8-foot diameter heavily reinforced drilled shafts socketed in rock. Three of the stabilization shafts are fully instrumented. The bridge was completed in 2006. The instrumentation monitoring results since the end of construction up until June 2015 will be presented.

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OTEC 2015

Transit P3s, PA's Rapid Bridge Replacement program, and the Future of Tolling

P3s and Transit - Not Just for Mega Projects

Karin DeMoors, High Street Consulting, Summit, NJ
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

The presentation will explore a range of public-private partnership (P3) initiatives and their applicability to public transportation. The challenges and success factors related to public transportation P3s will be discussed with an emphasis on non-mega projects. Examples of actual or considered P3s will be provided and will include a range of private sector participation and collaboration in public transportation projects and initiatives.

P3 Delivery Solutions for PennDOT Rapid Bridge Replacement Program

John Munoz, CDM Smith, Austin, TX
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

PennDOT developed a P3 solution for a significant portion of their short bridges that were in need of replacement across the Commonwealth: They bundled 558 bridges into a single delivery vehicle utilizing availability payments, which includes a 25 year maintenence period. PennDOT saved about $400,000 per bridge in capital costs and accelerated the delivery significantly, finishing by 2017. This project achieved many firsts and is a benchmark for P3 delivery of bundled bridges. The presentation willl include helpful information regarding the procurement process, as well as project scope, schedule, and key terms and conditions.

A Look Forward - The Toll Industry in 2025

Edward Regan, CDM Smith, Columbia, SC
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

The future of the toll industry is bright and has been steadily growing; however, it is now about to take off in ways that may dramatically alter the industry. In part, as a result of effective outreach and communication by organizations like IBTTA, and the support of broader interstate tolling by the USDOT, we are taking steps toward the inevitable introduction of electronic tolling on our interstates. Managed lanes have now been deployed in more than a dozen cities, and many major urban areas are planning region-wide networks of tolled express lanes. The toll industry is therefore growing like never before but in an ever changing way. This unique presentation by an IBTTA Honorary Member who has been part of the industry for four decades, will take a thought provoking look at what the industry will look like in 2025 and beyond.

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OTEC 2015

Technology Innovations

A Renaissance in Transportation Geospatial Data Collection

Brad Fugate, Woolpert, Dayton, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Learn how Woolpert is using unmanned aircraft along with a Cessna-based sensor pod system named Renaissance, to provide meaningful products today while also exploring what is possible for tomorrow.

Geospatial Data Solutions, Ohio's Mapping Future is Now

Mike Wanchick, SAM Inc, Westerville, OH
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

The program highlights the use of geospatial data solutions using a multi-platform approach to mapping. The solutions integrate photogrammetry, terrestrial, boile and airborne LiDAR, hydrographic technologies and GIS into turnkey solutions for project planning, management and implementation.

Integrating 3D Optical Imagery with Thermal Remote Sensing for Evaluating Bridge Deck Conditions

Rick Dobson, Michigan Technology University, Ann Arbor, MI
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Advancements in thermal imaging technology have enabled it to be a practical technology for locating potential delaminations in bridge decks. This technology creates high resolutions three-dimentional data sets, which can be sub-centimeter in x,y,z resolution and can be used for automated detection and characterization of spalls on bridge decks and useful for crack detection. A review of the Michigan DOT research project that integrated thermal imaging with photogrammetric data from the 3D Optical Bridge-Evaluation System (3DOBS, developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute, will be presented and show results and discuss steps to implementation.

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OTEC 2015

Storm Water BMP Policy and Research

Stormwater BMPs for Local Transportation Projects

Mark McCabe, GS&P/OH Inc., Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

This is a presentation on the results of the ORIL research by Gresham, Smith and Partners on post-construction BMPs for local transportation projects. The presentation will cover BMP options for transportation projects as well as key criteria in selection and design of post-construction BMPs.

Ohio EPA Audit Findings of ODOTs MS4 Storm Water Management Program

Mark McCabe, GS&P/OH Inc., Columbus, OH
Hans Gucker, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

ODOT’s storm water management program was audited by Ohio EPA in late 2014 and early 2015. As a result of the MS4 regulatory program audit, ODOT has met with OEPA to review the findings and finalize the program violations and recommended improvements that OEPA documented in the audits findings letter. The findings associated with some of ODOTs storm water management program activities were significant. This presentation will provide information on the following audit findings and impacts these findings will have on ODOT project, operation and maintenance activities statewide.

Location & Design Manual Volume 2 Updates - Post Construction BMPs

Becky Humphreys, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

ODOT’s storm water management program was audited by Ohio EPA in late 2014 and early 2015. As a result of the MS4 regulatory program audit, ODOT made several changes to L&D Vol. 2. This presentation will give an overview of these changes.

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OTEC 2015

How Compliance Fits in a Gold Star DBE Program

How Compliance and fraud detection fits in a Gold Star DBE Program

Rachyl Smith, FHWA, Columbus, OH
Danette Shuler, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH
David Hoefler, U.S. Dept. of Trans. OIG, Columbus, OH
Windell Gray, Landon & Rian Enterprises, Inc, Rochester, NY
Lloyd Dickerson, Landon & Rian Enterprises, Inc, Rochester, NY
Brian Jiguere, Landon & Rian Enterprises, Inc, Rochester, NY
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

What is DBE Fraud and what happens when it is detected? In this exciting session, you will learn about the Federal DBE program from presenters, including: the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Office of Inspector General (OIG), and Landon & Rian Enterprises, Inc. (L&R). Each presenter demonstrates a unique perspective in the detection of fraud, including administration of the DBE program by ODOT, investigation of reported incidents by the USDOT OIG, and long term oversight when corrective actions are identified by the FHWA. L & R is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE). L & R will discuss implementation of successful solutions, including an array of services that assist clients when developing protocols, implementing and monitoring M/W/D/SBE and EEO compliance, DBE suspension & disbarment monitoring.

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OTEC 2015

Operational Management

Maximizing Fleet Utilization

Donovan O'Neil, Ohio Auditor of State, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The Auditor of State has been working with state and local governments across Ohio to identify ways to maximize fleet utilization. Learn more about two studies that are yielding hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings each year. We will also talk about www.ShareOhio.gov, a web based tool that enables local governments to measure their utilization and increase collaboration.

Conducting Route Optimization for Snow and Ice Control

James Young, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Cassandra Sampeur, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Learn how the City of Columbus has improved route optimization for snow and ice control and in doing so improved response time to get to lower priority routes quicker. The topic will cover the existing network, past performance, projected future performance with metrics for improvement.

Advances in State DOT Superload Permit Processes and Practices

Jeff Honefanger, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The development of trucking technology and the increase in demands on freight transportation have led to longer and heavier vehicles (superloads) traveling on the highway over the past two decades. Standard permitting criteria for superloads differ from state to state. There is a need to better understand the current state-of practice in different states and to find a more practical way to improve the uniformity in permitting practices in the U.S. This scan’s aim was to gather current practices from different states, identify best practices, and propose an implementation plan to improve the uniformity in superload permitting processes in the near future.

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OTEC 2015

Design/Construction Challenges

The Main Street Bridge – Supporting a Transportation System of the Future

Gary Gardner, ms consultants, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The Main Street Bridge over I-71 will be part of a new gateway into Downtown Columbus and an inviting connection between neighborhoods across the freeway. With broad walkways, trees, landscaped planters and special aesthetic treatments, this new bridge will reconnect Olde Towne East and the Market Exchange District. The refined look of this bridge belies the engineering challenges that had to be overcome in its design.

HAM-50-19.03 and HAM-50-18.79 Bridge Design and Construction Challenges

Michael Lenett, TranSystems Corporation, Cincinnati, OH
Joseph Smithson, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

HAM-50-19.03 is part of the 6th Street Expressway, a 1.25 mile urban expressway traversing an industrialized area west of downtown Cincinnati. HAM-50-19.03R is a 10 span bridge with an overall length of 1047'. The lane addition to widen HAM-50-19.03R required unique superstructure framing and substructure layouts to accommodate a double reverse curvature horizontal alignment, active railroad lines, buried utilities and Mill Creek.

The Ohio River Bridge East End Crossing Tunnel

Wern-Ping Chen, Jacobs Engineering, Boston, MA
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Ohio River Bridge East End Crossing (ORBEE) Tunnel is part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project, which will connect the transportation network between Louisville, Kentucky and southern Indiana. Located in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, the twin-bore highway Tunnel provides northbound and southbound lanes of the Kentucky approach to a new bridge across the Ohio River, northeast of Louisville, Kentucky.

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OTEC 2015

Econstruction: 3d Modeling and Utilizing the Cloud

ODOT Leveraging The Cloud - The Future of Project Management

Gary Bowen, DLZ Ohio, Inc., Columbus, OH
Sergio Aranda, e-builder Inc., Plantation, FL
Paul DeButy, Clark County, Springfield, IL
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

During this presentation, Gary Bowen with DLZ, Sergio Aranda with e-builder and Paul Debuty with the Clark County Engineer will discuss how the cloud has helped their team on a fast-moving, $6M roadway reconstruction of Dayton Springfield Road.

The ROI of 3D Modeling in Transportation

Derricke Gray, Bentley Systems, Inc., Crawfordville, FL
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Establishing engineering and business workflows to move from 2D plan sets to 3D models.

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OTEC 2015

Practical Design and Other Applications of The Highway Safety Manual

Practical Design: Minimizing Safety Impacts While Reducing Project Costs

George Merritt, FHWA Resource Center, Atlanta, GA
David Slatzer, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Brian Toombs, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

When approaching design projects, meeting preferred standards often results in solutions that outpace funding realities. Practical Design is engineering risk assessment: identifying trade-offs to preferred standards that may require design exceptions or design variances and implementing them without compromising safety. Join us as we present the viewpoints of practical design from FHWA, ODOT and consulting industry.

Local Project Prioritization using the Highway Safety Manual

Andrew Ceifetz, Opus International Consultants Inc., Novi, MI
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

With limited funding and a backlog of safety projects, agencies need to demonstrate the benefits of prioritizing certain projects over others (both financially and via their potential crash reductions). This presentation describes how the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) was used as a tool to screen almost 1,000 segments and intersections in Wisconsin Tribal areas for potential projects to be put forward for safety funding. The HSM was used to screen locations and identify sites to conduct multimodal Road Safety Audits (RSA); the outputs from the HSM and RSAs were used to develop funding applications for two tribes to submit for HSIP projects.

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OTEC 2015

Using Real Time Technologies to Improve Traffic Operations

Smart Work Zone Technology: Case Study on I-135 in Kansas

Slade Engstrom, TranSystems Corporation, Wichita, KS
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Kansas Department of Transportation successfully implemented a Smart Work Zone to provide drivers with route information and to help both daily commuters and through-users understand the congestion during a major reconstruction project. This talk discusses the technologies used during the project.

ODOT Traffic Signals & Automated Performance Metrics

Howell Li, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Ryan Lowe, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Over the past 5 years, ODOT has worked to establish remote communications to a significant number of traffic signals in real time, thus increasing the efficiency of operations of ODOT's signalized corridors. This remote communication also paves the way for ODOT to implement automated signal performance metrics.

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OTEC 2015

Dolomitic Microfines in Concrete/Chip Seal Best Practices Part 1

Use of Dolomitic Microfines in Concrete

Daniel Miller, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

This session examines the research results concerning the use of quarry fines, from aggregate production, for supplementary cementitious material in the production of concrete.

Chip Seals - Best Practices - Part 1

Larry Galehouse, National Center for Pavement Preservation, Okemos, MI
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This session will cover the best practices concerning the design and construction of a successful chip seal project.

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OTEC 2015

Bicycle and Pedestrian

Best Practice Findings from the Columbus Pedestrian and Bicyclist Data Collection Pilot Project

Daniel Moorhead, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Kristen Maddox, Alta Planning and Design, Chicago, IL
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

A nationwide dearth of statistically valid bicycling and walking data hampers cities’ transportation planning initiatives. Without this data, crash statistics lack exposure data, a portrait of overall risk due to bicycling or walking. Network planning and improvements typically rely on anecdotal or short-term volunteer-collected data to roughly estimate usage rates. Understanding the need for more accurate figures, the City of Columbus launched a pedestrian and bicycle counting pilot project during the summer of 2014. A variety of automated devices captured user data for durations of two weeks (active infrared and pneumatic tubes) or one month (inductive loops). The robust data set strengthens the City’s understanding of bicycle ridership and walking levels throughout Columbus, paving the way for more informed planning decisions. The pilot project’s lessons learned are applicable to other jurisdictions who seek to understand the actual number of non-motorized users in their communities.

bike.ohio.gov

Julie Walcoff, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Julie Van Winkle, Ohio to Erie Trail, Columbus, OH
Brad Westfall, Columbus Recreation and Parks, Columbus, OH
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Interest in active forms of transportation, like bicycling, is steadily growing. Health-related trends and a declining interest in owning automobiles has fueled the interest. There is an ever growing faction who want to commute; travel and spend leisure time on a bicycle. In this session you will hear how Ohio is in the midst of working with our partners in 44 counties to designate over 3,000 miles of bicycle routes connecting local and regional facilities. You will learn about how the Ohio to Erie Trail is a backbone to several of those routes and how the Columbus Recreation and Parks is building their own network.

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OTEC 2015

Roadside Features: Historic and Scenic

Ohio Byways: Beyond the Designations

Sharon Strouse, National Scenic Byway Foundation, Millersburg, OH
Thomas Barrett, Ohio DOT, Columbus , OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

A national and statewide perspective on the Scenic Byway program goals and achievements.

Cincinnati Survey and National Road Mile Marker Survey demo.

Susan Gasbarro, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Amanda Foley, Ohio DOT, Columbus , OH
11:00 - 11:20 p.m.

Cincinnati Survey Interactive Map System, and the National Road Mile Marker Map and Inventory

ODOT’s Riveting Guidance for Historic Bridges

Tom Porter, McCormick Taylor, Inc., Columbus, OH
Brandon Newpher, McCormick Taylor, Inc., Columbus, OH
Thomas Barrett, Ohio DOT, Columbus , OH

11:20 - 11:45 a.m.

Pennyslvania's Lenticular Truss "Riveting Experience". ODOT Riveting Guidance and Available Bridges for reuse.

Natural Roadside Features

Noel Alcala, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Living sound barriers.

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OTEC 2015

Case Histories - Structure Foundations

M-20 Bridges Over Schrader Creek: Geotechnical and Structural Challenges

Jonathan Zaremski, Somat Engineering, Inc., Detroit, MI
Kamran Qadeer, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc., Novi, MI

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Geotechnical challenges due to existing wetlands caused problems for the M-20 roadway crossing Schrader Creek, which was built on peat and marl underlay extending to over 35 feet below existing grade. This area of M-20 was prone to flooding and continuous roadway settlement. The MDOT design-build project involved the replacement of small corrugated pipe culverts with two bridges to carry M-20 over the two branches of Schrader Creek.

Kentucky Lake Pipe Pile Load Test

Ron Ebelhar, Terracon Consultants, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Jeff Dunlap, Terracon Consultants, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

A design-phase pile load test program was performed to study the constructability and design parameters for large-diameter steel pipe piles for the proposed Kentucky Lake Bridge as part of the US68/KY 80 Bridge over Kentucky Lake project in Marshall and Trigg Counties, Kentucky. The pile load test program indicated that the proposed steel constrictor plates should be installed within the pipe piles to increase bearing resistance, and helped the design team to gather information regarding viable design of the constrictor plates, how to locate the constrictor plates relative to the pile tip location, and in what soil strata the constrictor plates should bear within to mobilize additional bearing resistance in the pile design.

Evaluation of Ground Improvement Methods for the Remediation of Existing Roadway Settlements

Kevin Arens, University of Dayton, Cincinnati, OH
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ODOT performs numerous resurfacing, patching, crack sealing, pavement overlaying, and other routine maintenance projects to repair pavement distress or structural failure due to settlement caused by soft and/or organic soils constituting the subgrade. A research project was conducted to investigate feasibility of various ground improvement methods as possible remediation alternatives for existing roadway subgrade settlements. The project consisted of (1) evaluation of various vertical column support ground improvement methods, (2) subsurface investigations at two sites in northeastern Ohio experiencing continuing settlements due to poor subgrade conditions, and (3) analysis of possible implementation of various ground improvement methods based on the specific site conditions and evaluation of overall benefits.

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Ohio DOT Financial Update

Ohio DOT Financial Update

James Barna, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Rich Winning, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Jennifer Townley, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Andrea Stevenson, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The session will have ODOT leadership provide an overview of the current ODOT program implementation, as well as present a forecast of revenues and budgets that support the program. Then a summary will be provided of the progress on Strategic Initiatives and the metrics ODOT utilizes to measure that progress. Finally, an overview will be provided for ODOT's "Local Programs," which covers a variety of modes and stakeholders.

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Innovative CADD Technologies

Bentley and Transoft Integration

Derricke Gray, Bentley Systems, Inc., Crawfordville, FL
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

In today's marketplace, being able to move and share data between different technologies is integral to an engineer's ability to get their job done. This presentation will look at different workflows to highlight the sharing and moving of data between Bentley and Transoft applications.

Automating the Creation of General Summary Sheets

John Drsek, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Save hours when creating general summary sheets for your ODOT projects. This presentation shows how to use an excel file to automatically populate Item Master data from your sub-summary excel files to create general summary sheets with ease.

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Buried Conduit Mechanics

Structural Mechanics of Buried Pipelines

Kevin White, E.L. Robinson Engineering of Ohio, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The presentation will provide a fundamental overview of the structural mechanics of buried pipelines. Topics to be covered will include a brief history of pipe mechanics as well as a discussion on the role of the relative stiffness of the pipeline and the surrounding soil in determining the load transmitted to the pipeline and the response of the pipeline to the applied loads.

Construction and Design of Corrugated HDPE Pipe under Rail Loading

Joe Babcanec, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., Powell, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Presentation will focus on the proper design and construction of corrugated HDPE pipe in rail/freight applications. Discussion topics will include proper structural design using AASHTO/AREMA design standards, research conducted at the TTCI-FAST test facility in Pueblo CO, and case studies.

Vertical Deflection Limit of Buried Profile-Wall HDPE Drainage Pipes

Teruhisa (Terry) Masada, Ohio University, Athens, OH
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The use of high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe products in roadway-related non-pressure drainage pipe installation projects has been increasing in the U.S. and abroad. This is due to some distinctive advantages these pipes offer over the conventional metal and concrete pipes. One performance aspect of thermoplastic pipes that engineers must be aware of is that they are much more flexible and they must rely on the surrounding backfill for their structural performance. Because of their flexibility, they are more vulnerable to a few failure modes such as wall crushing, wall buckling, and over-deflection. Many government agencies have regarded a vertical deflection of 7.5% to be a point of failure for flexible thermoplastic pipes. The origin of this deflection limit is not clearly understood by many engineers. Also, the validity of the 7.5% deflection limit has not been fully examined for common HDPE pipe applications under a wide range of installation and loading conditions. This presentation summarizes the results of a 1-year long investigation that the authors conducted recently on the topic at Ohio University.

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Ohio's UCP Training

Ohio's UCP Training

Martha Kenley, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC
Rachyl Smith, FHWA, Columbus, OH>
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..

This session is to provide training for Ohio’s UCPs on DBE certification. This training will help to create uniformity in the certification process across Ohio. The training will be provided by FHWA HQ.

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Program Research

Empowering the Project Team to Avoid Claims

Scott Lowe, Trauner Consulting Services, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

We often deny the on-site project team the ability or the tools they need to resolve disputes in the field. The objective of this presentation is to show participants how they can use the contract, the management tools already on the project, and an understanding of the causes of claims and disputes to formulate an effective strategy of claims avoidance.

Providing a Common Core of Knowledge and Training for Ohio's Rural Transit Managers

Dave Seech , Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Rich Schultze, RLS & Associates, Inc., Dayton, OH

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

A large portion of the top transit staff in Ohio and throughout the US is retiring or leaving, and there is a drain on the practical knowledge base of public transit leaders. This presentation will describe an approach implemented by ODOT’s Office of Transit to address this trend. The approach could also be effective in other modes of transportation in Ohio, as well as in other public and private sectors.

The “Rebirth” of Aviation and Air Transportation in Ohio: On the Implementation of the NextGen Air Traffic Management System

Seth Young, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Shawn Pruchnicki, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The FAA has embarked on a large scale program, known as NextGen, to modernize the national air traffic control system by upgrading infrastructure, implementing more efficient routing strategies, and deploying high volume data analytics to better predict anomalies that occur. This presentation discusses the current state of NextGen development within Ohio and the potential economic and environmental benefits to the state.

Increasing ROI for Research Projects

Cynthia Jones, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Ohio DOT invests over $5 million/year in transportation research, as well as significant staff time and technical expertise. The research projects and results impact the work that Ohio DOT does, including changes to materials, process and/or maintenance. Beyond the research content, there are tools and methods we can use to increase the exposure, understanding, and implementation.

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Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Structures

Lessons Learned from ABC Toolkit Project Implementation

Finn Hubbard, Fish & Associates Inc., Middleton, WI
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

The SHRP2 Project R04 produced the ABC Tool Kit in 2012. As part of the implementation process, FHWA and AASHTO funded 8 implementation projects around the US that varied in type and scope to test several different forms of ABC. The 8 projects have now been completed with an extensive list of lessons learned. The basis of this presentation will be to discuss the lessons learned, both good and not so good.

ABC Using Full-Depth Precast Concrete Deck Panel Systems

Rajendra Navalurkar, AECOM, Clifton, NJ
James Hamilton, AECOM, Columbus, OH
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Full depth precast concrete deck panel systems are gaining popularity & increased application with the use of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). This session will focus on innovative techniques, quality control, advantages, and challenges of using precast panels for ABC projects. Projects showcased include rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bridge, Newark Bay Bridge, and George Washington Bridges in the NY/NJ area.

An ABC Screening Process for NJ Toll Roads

Thomas Zink, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Mount Laurel, NJ
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

This session discusses New Jersey Transit Authority's development of an Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Guidelines Document. Developed in four phases, Investigation - Evaluation - Policy Development - Implementation, the document serves to improve the decision-making process for ABC projects.

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Using Mobile Tools to Improve Efficiency

Mobile Technology for Transportation

Derricke Gray, Bentley Systems, Inc., Crawfordville, FL
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Mobile Apps are making an impact on the way we do business, personally and professionally. This presentation will look at mobile capabilities for bridge inspection and management, linking design and construction, and capturing and updating map data. We will also discuss collaborating mobile data with the desktop and integrating the field and office. The presentation will conclude with a glimpse of what we can expect in the future from mobile apps.

Field Data Collection with Mobile Apps

Scott Hootman, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Chad Schafer, Info Tech, Inc., Gainesville, FL
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

ODOT is partnering with Info Tech, Inc. to use the Info Tech Mobile Inspector™ app which sends the daily report data to ODOT’s construction management system, AASHTOWare Project SiteManager™. The Mobile Inspector app is an example of what the industry calls ‘task-based’ apps, meaning it does one thing very well in a simple way. Learn more about this type of app and how ODOT’s experience is working by attending this session.

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How Did That Get There? Bicycle and Pedestrian Evaluation and Infrastructure

Digging into Data

Julie Walcoff, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Cory Hopwood, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
David Shipps, TranSystems Corporation, Columbus, OH
Jordan Whisler, MORPC, Columbus, OH
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Across the country, governments are looking at ways to determine the need and type of facilities that will improve the transportation system for all users. We ask questions about the “best” way to share the space we have with motorists, bicyclists, transit and cars. We need DATA. While data alone is not the entire story, it does help make informed decisions about how to best use resources. In this session you will learn how ODOT has been working to have accurate bicycle and pedestrian crash data, how we have been partnering with MPO’s and traffic monitoring to improve counts and how we use this information to evaluate existing facilities and decide what type of treatment might be best for a particular area.

Facility Design

George Merritt, FHWA Resource Center, Atlanta, GA
Julie Walcoff, DOT Ohio, Columbus, OH
Mark Fayta, Iteris, Lake Villa, IL

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

This session will discuss a variety of design solutions for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Josh Sikich will discuss the NACTO guidance and how it fits with already existing guidance. George Merritt will talk about optimizing innovative designs such as the diverging diamond interchange for all uses such as pedestrians, bicylists and transit. Title Differential Bike Detection: One tool for meeting USDOT's Secretary's Mayor's Challenge. Mark Fayta will briefly describe the several ways that bicycles can be uniquely detected in mixed flow conditions, so as to produce the special "Bike Only" detector output. Detector manufacturers have created this differential bike detection tool to meet a need that has now been recognized at the federal level -- namely the implementation of significant actions to improve bicyclists' safety and reduce bicycle accidents.

Economic Impact of Trails Study

Amanda McEldowney, MORPC, Columbus, OH
Jordan Whisler, MORPC, Columbus, OH

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) conducted an Economic Impact of Trails Study during 2014/2015. The goal of the study is to provide clear, credible evidence of the values of multiuse trails in Central Ohio. The study includes several related research activities, including trail counts, intercept and online surveys of trail users, key informant interviews, analyses of property values, and analyses of project cost.

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Chip Seal Best Practices Part 2

Chip Seal Best Practices - Part 2

Larry Galehouse, National Center for Pavement Preservation, Okemos, MI
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This session will cover the best practices concerning the design and construction of a successful chip seal project.

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ORIL: Research Findings and Funding for Locals

Ohio’s Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) Program Overview

Vicky Fout, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

ORIL is a transportation research program focused on identifying the needs of local public agencies and finding solutions to those issues that are designed for real-world application. This presentation will provide information on how the program functions and an update on ongoing activities.

Developing Affordable GTR Asphalt Mixes for Local Roadways

Munir Nazzal, Ohio University, Athens, OH
2:20 - 2:40 p.m.

For decades, transportation engineers have considered the incorporation of ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt mixes to enhance the durability and longevity of pavements while providing an environmental benefit. For local application, the high initial cost of GTR mixes in comparison to traditional asphalt mixes typically negates the consideration for its use. This presentation will provide an update on research efforts to identify newer technologies that allow GTR mixes to be cost competitive with traditional mixes as well as the development of specifications and supplemental QC/QA testing and acceptance criteria designed specifically for use on municipal roads.

Improving Bridges on the Local System through Research

Eric Steinberg, Ohio University, Athens, OH
2:40 - 3:00 p.m.

Bridges are one of the most significant assets on the local transportation system. ORIL has undertaken several efforts to enhance the maintenance, rating, and design procedures for local bridges. This presentation will provide an update on bridge focused research activities including the design of a TL-3 bridge guardrail system capable of being mounted directly to steel fascia beams and efforts towards the reduction of fracture critical members on pony trusses.

Storm Water BMP Selection Tool for Local Roadways

Mark McCabe, GS&P/OH Inc., Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:20 p.m.

While a variety of methods and products are available for use as storm water BMPs for post construction runoff, the identification of the most appropriate BMPs for application on a local roadway project can be a very daunting task. A recently completed research study focused on developing a tool to assist local transportation officials in selection of appropriate and cost effective BMPs for their local roadway projects. This presentation will include a demonstration of the tool, which allows users to screen proven BMP alternatives based on a variety of critical factors including regulatory acceptance, site-specific conditions, O&M, safety, aesthetics, and cost.

ORIL’s Research Idea Solicitation for FY2017 Program

Greg Butcher, Violet Township Engineer, Pickerington, OH
3:20 - 3:40 p.m.

ORIL is currently accepting research ideas from local public agencies for consideration for the upcoming FY2017 program. This presentation will provide information on ORIL’s Strategic Research Plan for FY2017 and explain how you can submit an idea and get involved in the program. An interactive discussion will take place to assist attendees in generating and refining ideas for submission.

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Transit Mobility

Innovative Approaches to Real Time Passenger Info & Analysis

Ritesh Warade, IBI Group, Boston, MA
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Over the last decade, transit agencies have implemented a number of technology systems to collect fares, track vehicles, count passengers, etc. Transit agencies now have a wealth of data from these systems; and this data is increasingly collected automatically, is accessible in real-time and available in large quantities. This presentation highlights innovative approaches by transit agencies to use this data to provide real-time information to their customers and to conduct service analysis and performance measurement.

Solving First/Last Mile Mobility Issues in Central Ohio

Thea Walsh, MORPC, Columbus, OH
Bilin Aksun Guvenc, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

A First/Last mile mobility connection issue occurs when a citizen is using a transit service for essential trips, like work, and the beginning or end of the trip is more than one mile from their actual start point. Central Ohio is not alone in facing this issue but we have many experiences facing the challenge. This presentation provides a brief overview of three solutions, two are being used and one being developed, for meeting the needs of transit passengers with first/last mile issues.

Transit/Bike Partnerships

Mark Donaghy, Greater Dayton RTA, Dayton, OH
Richard Ortman, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Bicycling and transit go together like peanut butter and jelly! Bike racks on transit buses are now commonplace. This presentation features discussions about new projects, including Link, Dayton's bike sharing system operated by the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (GDRTA) and bike friendly transit pulloffs in Columbus.

Ohio Transit Consulting Opportunities

Robbie Sarles, RLS & Associates, Inc., Dayton, OH
Marie Keister, Engage Communications, Dublin, OH
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

ODOT's Office of Transit and the 61 transit agencies in Ohio are responsible for a wide scope of planning and engineering activities. This presentation is designed to highlight the many activities where consultants are used to assist ODOT and transit agencies. This will be a panel of representatives from the consultant industry with specific experience working with public transit and human service transportation projects.

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Stream Restoration Case Studies

Candy Run Stream Restoration Project - Creating a Framework for Exceptional Life in a Lower Scioto River Tributary

Nancy Seger, Oxbow River and Stream Restoration, Delaware, OH
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Stream restoration project for ODOT to satisfy 404 and 401 mitigation requirements.

BUT-27-4.22 - Indian Creek Stream Restoration

Travis White, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Columbus, OH
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Stream restoration project for ODOT to remedy a Clean Water Act violation with US EPA.

Innovative Culvert Invert Preserves Stream Ecology

Scott Ashton, Contech Engineered Solutions LLC, West Chester, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

This presentation will review the development and testing process from Colorado State University for this invert technology including a 1:8 scale model study conducted in a 2-ft wide flume and a full scale model test. Both iterated through more than 20 unique combinations of sedimentation member arrangement, slope, sediment input and discharge to arrive at the best design.

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New Directions in Geotechnics

MSE Wall Engineering - A New Look at Contracting, Design, and Construction

Jim Schmidt, Terracon Consultants, Inc, Mountlake Terrace, WA
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Poor performance of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls that have been designed and constructed using the traditional approach can be attributed to disconnects among the design team members. After researching the processes and events leading up to numerous poorly performing MSE walls, we propose a change in the design process. This presentation will present a case history where this process was implemented.

Modified Standard Penetration Test for Drilled Shaft Design in Weak Rocks

Timothy Stark, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Standard Penetration Tests (SPTs) have been used to estimate shear strength parameters of highly overconsolidated clays and weak rock for drilled shaft design. SPTs require 18 inches of penetration that is often difficult to impossible to obtain because of the high strength of weak rock. A rate of penetration instead of blow count is proposed to estimate shear strength for drilled shaft design in weak rock to overcome this limitation.

Development of CPT Driven Pile Direct Design Methodology for ODOT

Alexander Dettloff, Ohio DOT , Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Cone Penetration Testing (CPT), while not a new technology in Europe, is still new to most of the United States. CPT is very fast compared to conventional drilling, and presents obvious prospects for direct correlation with deep foundations, particularly those which are pushed or driven into the ground. ODOT is in the process of investigating various approaches for direct correlation to assess reliability, determine appropriate resistance factors, and develop a design methodology using CPT.

Results of NCHRP Synthesis Report 456 On Compaction Control Of Geo-Materials

Munir Nazzal, Ohio University, Athens, OH
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Proper compaction of soils and other geo-materials is one of the most critical components in the construction of pavements, airfields, and embankments to ensure their adequate performance, durability, and stability over time. This presentation will highlight the main findings of NCHRP synthesis report 456, which evaluated various non-nuclear methods and devices that have been used by state DOTs in compaction control of geo-materials.

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ODOT's Future with 3D Models

ODOT's Future with 3D Models

Mark McCloud, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

In 2015 ODOT's Office of CADD & Mapping Services is pushing out hardware and software to allow for the design of 3D Models. Construction is also running a pilot project using a 3D Model. This presentation will be an update of how 3D is evolving at the DOT and where we see it going in the near future in design and construction.

Automated Machine Control

Steve Schmitt, SITECH Ohio, Columbus, OH
Scott Bridges, Trimble Navigation Limited, Dayton, OH
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Description of the use of 3D models for automated machine control. The future of 3D design and modeling at ODOT.

Tips and Tricks for Creating a Construction Level 3D Model as a Deliverable

Steven Main, HNTB Corporation, Cincinnati, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

A change is coming to the transportation design bid build world. Multiple states (Utah and Michigan) have already begun to use a three dimensional model as part of the submittal package instead of relying on cross sections or plan sheets. Ohio has already begun this process with a pilot project that will include a 3D model as a submittal item in addition to the cross sections. Contractors have been building 3D models from plans for many years. The purpose of that model is machine controlled grading and machine controlled milling. These machine control items are becoming more readily available. Machine controlled grading has already been used on projects in Ohio (Innerbelt – CCG1, Ohio Turnpike Interchange and Ohio Turnpike Plaza). The process for creating a construction model is challenging even for the simplest of design projects. A construction model is different from a design model because of the transition areas that are not detailed in a normal set of plans. New technology upgrades, like OpenRoads, while more powerful than previous technologies can further complicate the process of creating a 3D model due to a lack of experience using the technology. This presentation will focus on all aspects of 3D model creation in order to be more efficient with the tools. Starting at the beginning with template creation there are many tips that can be used to reduce the time it takes to make changes towards the end of a project. Since the deliverables are moving more towards 3D, reviewing and viewing of that model becomes challenging. This presentation will show some additional software available to help with that process.

Leveraging Custom Automation to Generate 3D Transportation Models

Christopher Johnson, CH2M HILL, Inc., Wauwatosa, WI
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Presentation topics involving buzzwords like "3D Modeling," "BIM," and "Innovation" are not hard to come by in today's transportation industry. What is difficult , however, is identifying and employing the methods and processes which can enable these work approaches to add actual value to an actual project, one with a budget, schedule and deliverable. The Portsmouth Bypass 3D fly-through in Scioto County, Ohio is a great example of such a project. Also, the nature of P3 projects involves a very limited amount of finalized geometry available to use. To overcome these challenges, publicly accessible LiDAR and imagery data (from OGRIP - Ohio Geographically Reference Information Program - and the USGS National Elevation Dataset) were leveraged using open-source and custom automation methods. In this presentation, the methods and processes to efficiently utilize existing and proposed data to generate 3D models will be demonstrated. Participants will be equipped to leverage data in their work by generating project-specific, coordinate-correct 3D models (e.g. DTM, TIN, DGN and DWG files).

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Storm Water BMP Technology

Challenges and Considerations for BMPs in Linear Transportation Projects

Michael Cook, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., Rocky River, OH
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Linear best management practices (BMPs) for transportation projects (both large and small) are intended to improve downstream water quality, reduce peak flow rates, meet regulatory requirements, and require minimal operation and maintenance while fitting within constrained linear site requirements. These unique sites present many challenges to the designer and operation and maintenance personnel. This presentation highlights these challenges and explores methods to better meet the intended requirements, including the use of underground linear infiltration chambers.

Pervious, Permeable, and Porous Surfaces....and Their Relationship to Stormwater Management

Mark Walker, Kuert Concrete, Inc., South Bend, IN
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Today, Low Impact Development (LID) regulations are pushing for advanced water management technology that will preserve environmental quality and mimic the pre‐development watershed hydrology of the site. Additionally, since water management is the primary goal, members of the design community are searching for ways to produce cost-effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI), including their maintenance costs while maximizing developable land. Permeable, Pervious, and Porous pavers (the 3‐P’s) are “words that have been used interchangeably”, without regard to their unique characteristics and for that reason, have somewhat confused the industry. This presentation answers the questions pertaining to different paver applications and their relationship to storm water management.

Software for the Hydraulic Engineer: StormCAD Storm Sewer and Pavement Drainage Applications

Holly Yaryan Hall, EMH&T, Columbus, OH
Adam Burger, EMH&T, Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Starting in 2014, EMH&T has implemented Bentley’s StormCAD software for use on multiple transportation projects, ranging in size from minor intersection improvements for local roads and state routes up to major reconstruction of highway interstates. Using the ODOT seed file, designers have applied StormCAD for storm sewer design and analysis and pavement spread calculations. This presentation addresses key features of the ODOT project seed file with updates related to the StormCAD SS4 release and L&D Volume 2 updates. Designers will discuss the practical application of StormCAD for MicroStation with lessons learned from a major rehabilitation project on I-270 in Franklin County. The session will cover inlet spacing as well as storm sewer calculations. Additional topics include adaptations for local agency regulations and general StormCAD licensing issues.

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Brent Spence Bridge Traffic Modeling Approach

Incorporating Income into Travel Demand Modeling

Jerry Shadewald, HNTB Corporation, Madison, WI
Robert Bostrom, CDM Smith, Lexington, KY

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Due to lack of available conventional funding, the Brent Spence Bridge corridor project is planned as a tolled facility. The traffic forecasting effort was charged with forecasting patterns for low, medium, and high income groups. As a result, values of time were developed for each income group so each group's reaction could be analyzed independently with the introduction of a toll.

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