OTEC Schedule

OTEC 2013


OTEC 2013


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Consultant Contract/Certified Payroll

ODOT's Proposed Project Management and Consultant Contract Administration System

Lyle Flower, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 8:25 a.m.

The presentation will provide an overview of the planned system, which is intended to fully automate the Department’s project management and consultant contract administration procedures. The system will also revise and automate consultant prequalification, consultant agreements, invoicing and performance evaluation.

Electronic Submission of Certified Payroll

Larry Brown, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:25 - 8:45 a.m.

Overview of the Department’s new Prevailing W#age oversight process which enables Prime Contractors to electronically submit certified payroll for their employees and subcontractors. This process which was implemented statewide in October 2012 has reduced volumes of paperwork and improved efficiency of checking certifying payroll.

Back to Tuesday 8AM

OTEC 2013

VECP - Design Lessons Learned

VECP - Design Lessons Learned

Jeff Crace, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Jack Ford, The Beaver Excavating Company, Canton, OH
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Overview of the Standard Procedure for Value Engineering in Construction including examples of various plan changes resulting from ODOT's Value Engineering Change Proposal plan note.

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OTEC 2013

Bridge Deck Rideability

Restoring Ride and Extending Deck Life on a Signature Rhode Island Bridge

Brian Schleppi, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Stuart Rankin, Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers, PC, New York, NY

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

This presentation will describe how bridge deck grinding in Ohio was leveraged toward this successful, fast-track, major bridge project in Rhode Island.

Back to Tuesday 8AM

OTEC 2013

The Value of Value Engineering

The Value of Value Engineering

Eric Kahlig, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

A recent trend in the industry is to get contractor input on projects to achieve cost savings. Value Engineering Change Proposals enable the innovation of contractors to propose changes which may improve efficiency and save money. This presentation will give an overview of Value Engineering and Value Engineering Change Proposal process, the change in ODOT's approach to VECPs, and give some highlights in recently submitted VECPs.

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OTEC 2013

ODOT Practice for Setting Completion Dates

Current Practice for Setting Construction Completion Dates

Clint M. Bishop, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Setting accurate construction contract durations is essential to overall success of a project. This presentation will present new methods being used by ODOT to determine time required to complete construction projects to minimize impacts on project stakeholders.

Back to Tuesday 8AM

OTEC 2013

Changing of the GUARDrail

Midwest Guardrail System (MGS) - Coming to a road near you

Marie Ruppe, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 8:25 a.m.

Learn about why ODOT switched to a new standard guardrail system, and how this affects current and future project planning and design.

MGS Transitions to Existing Bridge Rail - MASHing it all together

Sean Meddles, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:25 - 8:45 a.m.

Several variations of existing bridge rail and concrete parapets have been built over the years. While the structure may not yet be due for an update, the guardrail connecting to it is often replaced with the new standards.

Back to Tuesday 8AM

OTEC 2013

Software at the Intersection of Safety and Design

An Innovative Approact to Proactively Evaluate Safety Performance of Future Transportation Projects

Koushik Arunachalam, ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Houston, TX
8:00 - 8:25 a.m.

Koushik will be introducing a methodology, based on a case study, to predict number and spatial location of conflicts based on surrogate safety performance measures by integrating outputs of microscopic simulation models into FHWA's SSAM tool. The procedure would aid engineers in addressing safety concerns that will allow for preventive safety analysis as part of the alternative development process.

Best Practices of Vehicle Swept Path Analysis

Majo Varghese, Transoft Solutions Inc, Richmond, BC
8:25 - 8:45 a.m.

Simulation programs like AutoTURN assist the designer in checking swept path and clearances directly in CAD. Because the tool is easy to use, engineers and CAD technicians often overlook the fundamentals of swept path analysis.

Back to Tuesday 8AM

OTEC 2013

Pavement Research Results

Pavement Engineering Research: What have we learned?

Aric Morse, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

The Ohio Department of Transportation's Office of Pavement Engineering has been responsible for millions of dollars’ worth of research over the past 20 years. This presentation will detail many of the projects, experiments, and test sites to break down the various lessons learned and the impact these lessons have made on ODOT.

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OTEC 2013

Transit 2013

Consolidating Transit Agencies - Why and How We Did It

Sandra Mapel, LCATS, Newark, OH
8:00 - 8:25 a.m.

Prior to 2013, Licking County had two separate transit systems crossing paths in the community. The public was confused and there was a duplication of administrative effort and expense. Presentation will include the steps followed, how challenges were defined and addressed including the actual hurdles of transitioning riders, consolidating operations and closing a transit system.

Planning for A New Bus Rapid Transit in Central Ohio

Mike McCann, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, OH
8:25 - 8:45 a.m.

COTA is currently in the process of planning a new BRT project along Cleveland Avenue in Columbus. Presentation will discuss process and progress so far. Will also include information on project benefits and next steps.

Back to Tuesday 8AM

OTEC 2013

And You Think Environmental is a Tough Process Today?

The End is Near

Tim Hill, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 8:10 a.m.

There are numerous challenges facing the Department, among them are the ongoing changes in environmental regulations. Come hear the experts discuss these changes, and how we plan to address them. Tim will highlight new approaches to documents, environmental commitment tracking, and doing less with less in-house and more with consultants.

Progress on the Policy Front

Erica Schneider, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:10 - 8:25 a.m.

MAP-21 has the potential to vastly change ODOT's environmental process. This presentation will focus on the evolution of our PDP and Categorical Exclusion Programmatic Agreement as a result of environmental changes in the new transportation bill.

How to Kill Two Rocks with One Bird

Matt Perlik, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:25 - 8:45 a.m.

Bats, mussels, agreements, manuals, ESRs, mitigation; how we handle all of these issues is changing. Matt will review how ODOT is responding to the evolution of new policies, protocols, and populations of organisms in decline.

Back to Tuesday 8AM

OTEC 2013

Project Management/Communication

Communication 101 - The Challenge

Donna M. Adamo, ARCADIS, Atlanta, GA
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Poor communication costs companies millions in lost sales, low productivity, and liability expenses. Former news Anchor, Donna Adamo, tells us where communication goes wrong and how to turn it around and get results!

Organizational Influences on Project Management

Russell Critelli, The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc., Beachwood, OH
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

A look at how organizational cultures, styles and structures can influence how projects are performed and the pros and cons to the different structures that may be considered.

Back to Tuesday 10:30

OTEC 2013

ODOT's New Prestressed I-Beam Standard Drawing

ODOT's New Prestressed I-Beam Standard

Curtis Wood, E.L. Robinson, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

This presentation will explain the recent major revisions to the ODOT prestressed I-Beam standard drawing.

Back to Tuesday 10:30

OTEC 2013

The Jeremiah Morrow Bridges

The Jeremiah Morrow Bridges: Cast-in-Place, Balance Cantilever Construction

Dan Mendel, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH
Ryan Cocco, Kokosing Construction, Columbus, OH
Jeffrey Weiler, OmniPro Services, Canton, OH

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

This presentation will highlight the challenges and solutions regarding the replacement of the existing Jeremiah Morrow Warren truss bridges with Cast-in-Place, Balance Cantilever Construction techniques. The new bridges will be 230 feet above the Little Miami River.

Back to Tuesday 10:30

OTEC 2013

Noteworthy Partnerships to Improve Local Traffic Safety

Building the Case for Traffic Safety Partnerships

Derek Troyer, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 10:40 a.m.

Why it's imperative to enlist local governments in the fight against traffic crashes.

LTAP in the Lead

Victoria Beale, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:40 - 11:05 a.m.

Providing training, motivation and a helping hand to local governments interested in safety and safety funds.

Regional Systematic Safety

Kerstin Carr, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus, OH
11:05 - 11:30 a.m.

Implementing low-cost safety improvements at the local level.

Back to Tuesday 10:30

OTEC 2013

Chemical Soil Stabilization - Durability & Quality Management

ODOT Evaluates the Durability of Chemical Soil Stabilization

Shad Sargand, Ohio University, Athens, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

This presentation will discuss investigation into the lasting effects of chemical stabilization on subgrade strength and use of improved subgrade strength in pavement design and construction.

Quality Management Concepts for the Construction of Chemically Stabilized Subgrade

Kamran Majidzadeh, Resource International Inc., Columbus, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The presentation will discuss the elements of a quality management system that are needful in assuring stabilized soil achieves designed strength and uniformity.

Back to Tuesday 10:30

OTEC 2013

Innovation & Technology in Public Participation

Conducting Statewide Public Involvement

Jennifer Threats, McCormick Taylor, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

The Access Ohio 2040 Public Involvement strategy focuses on electronic communication for stakeholders and the public. One of the primary vehicles ODOT has used is a public involvement website developed by MindMixer. The site, separated from the project site, provides ODOT with a public involvement website that allows users to vote in instant polls or post comments on topics.

Innovative Cost & Cost Effective Public Outreach

Nancy Lyon-Stadler, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Cleveland, OH
Debbie Barry, University Circle Incorporated, Cleveland, OH
10:50 - 11:10 a.m.

This session will discuss the work of two projects; a bicycle/transit project in Cleveland, OH that gathered input from over 700 users in a month and a bus rapid transit project in Hartford, CT.

Using Technology in Public Participation

Bernice Cage, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus, OH
11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

This session will provide an overview of the types and depth of technology used in the public involvement efforts in the transportation planning process for the MORPC Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Back to Tuesday 10:30

OTEC 2013

Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals

Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals - Providing Real Solutions to Real Transportation

Vicky Fout, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Greg Butcher, Violet Township Engineer, Pickerington, OH
Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, Defiance, OH

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) is one of three unique programs in the nation specifically designed to address transportation issues of local government agencies (counties, townships, municipalities). A collaborative effort among ODOT's Research Section, Ohio LTAP Center, County Engineers Association of Ohio, Ohio Township Association, Ohio Municipal League, professors from Ohio-based universities, and the Federal Highway Administration, ORIL seeks to identify opportunities to improve/enhance the management/maintenance of the local transportation system through research. Overseen by an 18 member board, comprised primarily of local transportation officials, ORIL will invest $2M over a four-year period to support local transportation research. This interactive panel session will provide an update on the development of the program and solicit research ideas from the audience.

Back to Tuesday 10:30

OTEC 2013

ODOT Natural Resources Mitigation: A Case Study on Preserving Forested Land in Perpetuity

The ODOT Mitigation Process

Mike Pettegrew, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Mike will provide a brief overview of the multi-faceted work that goes into providing natural resource mitigation for ODOT projects. The presentation will lead into the presentation of the case study.

Case Study on Natural Resource Mitigation: Sunday Creek Coal Company II, Part 1

Mike Pettegrew, Ohio DOT, Columbus, Ohio
10:45 - 10:55 a.m.

Mike will provide background and introduction to the development of the 3,300+ acre natural resource conservation area. The developing partnerships needed to develop this site will be a focus of his presentation.

Case Study on Natural Resource Mitigation: Sunday Creek Coal Company II, Part 2

Christy L. Pirkle, EMH&T, Columbus, Ohio
10:55 - 11:20 a.m.

Christy and EMH&T provided expertise in data collection and assessment of the natural resources on the site. Christy will discuss innovative tools and techniques developed to collect ecological data on such a massive scale.

Case Study on Natural Resource Mitigation: Sunday Creek Coal Company II, Part 3

Mike Pettegrew, Ohio DOT, Columbus, Ohio
11:20 - 11:25 a.m.

Mike will provide a summary of items that are still in progress, outstanding issues, and final thoughts on the case study project.

Back to Tuesday 10:30

OTEC 2013

Sinkholes - Investigation and Mitigation

Sinkhole Investigation and Emergency Response to Cranbrook Road

Moidenn Mathari, Somat Engineering of Ohio, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Philip Sanzica, Oakland County Waste Resource Management Division, Waterford, MI
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Sinkholes along the shoulder and ditchline threatened the stability of a heavily traveled road in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. An investigation identified the cause of sinkhole formation. A targeted grouting operation was designed and implemented.

Investigation and Mitigation of a Sinkhole Over An Abandoned Tunnel

Kanaan Hanna, Zapata Inc., Golden, CO
Tom Szynakiewicz, Hayward Baker Inc., Broomfield, CO

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

A sinkhole due to partial collapse of an abandoned railroad tunnel made necessary the closure of U.S. 24 near Leadville, Colorado in July 2012. Both high and low mobility grouts were used to stabilize the collapse feature, which extended 90 feet into the tunnel. Results obtained from the imagery and 3D laser mapping will aid in planning future mitigation efforts for remaining portions of the tunnel.

Back to Tuesday 10:30

OTEC 2013

Asset Management

ONEDOT Tunnel Management System (TMS): An Asset Management Case Study

Jonathan McHugh, Gannett/Fleming Inc., Columbus, OH
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

A case study using the FHWA Tunnel Management System will be presented to demonstrate how software is used in practice. Attendees will take away a basic understanding of the software and some of the lessons learned.

Managing Assets Through Enterprise - Wide Scheduling

Scott Lowe, Trauner Consulting Services, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

The objective of this presentation is to share lessons learned by states and contractors using enterprise-wide scheduling systems to manage their work. Discussion includes not only the big picture, but specific policies and contract provisions used to maximize the effectiveness of an enterprise-wide scheduling system.

Prioritize Asset Maintenance in Georgia

Sam Van Hecke, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Chicago, IL
Joe Guerre, Cambridge Systematics Inc., Fishers, IN

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Georgia DOT's process for incorporating risk into maintenance project prioritization for their Interstate Highway System (IHS) is presented. The process uses prioritization criteria for IHS pavements and bridges and provides risk profiles to support maintenance decisions that ensure risk is minimized.

Back to Tuesday 1PM

OTEC 2013

Software for the Hydraulic Engineer

The Ohio StreamStats Web Application - Background and Use

Greg Koltun, USGS Midwestern Area, Columbus, OH
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Presentation will cover the background and practical use of the USGS StreamStats Online application for the Hydraulic Engineer.

FHWA Hydraulic Software

Don Ghere, FHWA, Matteson, IL
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

FHWA offers a suite of software for the Hydraulic Engineer. This discussion will highlight the software, available training, and the resources available to the Hydraulic Engineer from the FHWA.

ODOT's Transition to Third-Party Hydraulic Engineering Software

Holly Yaryan-Hall, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

This discussion outlines ODOT’s current hydraulic software practices and the initiative to incorporate Bentley’s StormCAD modeling software for storm sewer design and inlet analysis.

Back to Tuesday 1PM

OTEC 2013

Bridge Rehabilitation Case Studies 1

Anthony Wayne Bridge Major Rehabilitation

Edward J. Adamczyk, ARCADIS, US, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Scott r. Eshenaur, Modjeski and Masters, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

ODOT's rehabilitation of this 80-year old 28-span major high-level bridge on U.S. Route 2 in Toledo includes suspension, truss, two-girder and multi-beam spans. An acoustic monitoring system was used to collect data and a cable opening investigation was performed to assess cable load ratings, in order to better calculate existing safety factors and provide better long-term asset preservation with the rehabilitation.

US190: Mississippi River Bridge Rehabilitation Design, Cleaning and Painting

Durk H. Krone, TRC Engineers, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Crossing the Mississippi River between Port Allen and Baton Rouge, this 12,111' complex combination steel truss bridge carries four highway lanes and a single railroad track. Unique concepts were used to rehabilitate complex components, and clean and paint this structure over a navigable waterway, as well as to accelerate design and reduce change orders.

External Post-Tensioning of Existing Steel Bridges

Clyde Ellis, Vice President, VSL, Springfield, VA
Andy Woolpert, CH2M Hill, Cleveland, OH

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Used successfully since the 1960's, the addition of longitudinal post-tensioning tendons is an effective means of reducing tension overstresses often due to widened bridge decks, increased loads and traffic changes. These relatively lightweight tendons can improve fatigue details, increase moment capacity and reduce deflections. This technique is growing in popularity due to speed of construction and minimal traffic disruptions.

Back to Tuesday 1PM

OTEC 2013

An Overview of Two Major Construction Projects

Overview of the Panama Canal Expansion

Jhan Schmitz, CH2M Hill Inc., Riverside, CA
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

The presentation will provide an overview of one of the largest civil engineering projects in the world - expansion of the Panama Canal. Topics discussed include: drivers for expansion, scope of expansion, current status, and CH2M HILL's role on the project.

Overview of the Wacker Drive Reconstruction Project

Anthony J. Albert, TranSystems, Chicago, IL
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

This presentation will cover and describe the complexities and challenges of this project and the program manager assignment along with sharing innovative approaches, lessons learned, and best practices.

Back to Tuesday 1PM

OTEC 2013

Clear the Road! Update on ODOT's Ramp Clear Initiative

The Ramp Clear Initiative

Dave Holstein, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

The goals of the initiative: The general process for submitting candidate locations and why safety is funding the projects.

The Traffic

Dave Holstein, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:15 - 1:40 p.m.

The traffic benefits associated with improvements and how it works and why it makes sense. Project examples will be discussed

The Projects

James Young, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:40 - 2:05 p.m.

An overview of the projects in the program and the Roadway Engineering approach, with an expedited IMS process.

The Design Build Approach

Eric Kahlig, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
2:05 - 2:30 p.m.

The design-build approach and experience. Why Design-Build? What did we learn from the first 3 projects?

Back to Tuesday 1PM

OTEC 2013

Asphalt Pavement

Managing Roadway Assets Using Asphalt Thinlays for Preventive Maintenance

Kent Hansen, National Asphalt Pavement Association, Lanham, MD
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The presentation discusses the appropriate use of thin-asphalt overlays (Thinlays) for preventive maintenance, and potential benefits.

Improving Pavement Performance Through Intelligent Compaction

George Chang, The Transtec Group Inc., Austin, TX
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Compaction of asphalt pavement during construction is critical to long service life of asphalt pavements. The presentation will discuss Intelligent Compaction (IC) tools and project findings from around the nation and ODOT
project, Morrow County, Interstate 71.

Pavements and the "Urban Heat Island Effect"

Kamil Kaloush, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Overview on how pavement materials impact the urban climate with focus on Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect. The pavement-UHI interaction is complex and is beyond the color of the pavement. Studies have shown that many factors need to be considered to help in the UHI mitigation process. This presentation will provide the most recent results from ASU research and other national studies.

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OTEC 2013

The Growing Role and Importance of District Research Projects at ODOT

ODOT District Research: The Researchers Perspective

Dr. Christopher Miller, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Dr. William H. Schneider, IV, University of Akron, Akron, OH

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

ODOT district research projects are critical component of ODOT’s overall Research Program. This interactive
session will provide an overview of four active projects and include panel discussion from key university staff. The session will answer the questions:

ODOT District Research: The District's Perspective

Hans Gucker, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Paul Ensinger, Ohio DOT, Akron, OH
Jamie Hendershot, Ohio DOT, Marietta, OH
Hussein Abounaaj, Ohio DOT, Bowling Green, OH
Frank Phillips, Ohio DOT, Hudson, OH

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

ODOT district research projects are a critical component of ODOT’s overall Research Program. This interactive
session will provide an overview of four active projects and include panel discussion from key ODOT staff. The session will answer the questions:

Back to Tuesday 1PM

OTEC 2013

Who Cares? Public Involvement in Transportation

Environmental Justice: Assessment, Analysis and Outreach

Leigh Oesterling, FHWA-Ohio Division, Columbus, OH
Robert Lang, Ohio DOT, Akron, OH

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Understanding Environmental Justice, this session will provide a summary of the Environmental Justice Executive Order, US DOT Guidance and the ODOT Environmental Justice Guidance. Also included will be an overview of best practices in assessing, analyzing, and involving Environmental Justice Populations for individual projects. Case studies from Ohio will be used to demonstrate effective and creative ways to implement Environmental Justice.

Engaging the Public One Project at a Time

Kevin Davis, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Is public involvement important? ODOT has been working hard to revitalize our PI process to make it more effective. This presentation will focus on advancements in ODOT’s PI process including lessons learned, new expectations, and an overview of the new PI Manual.

We're Ready to Build It! Now what do we do?

Melissa Ayers, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

ODOT has an almost $2 billion program and each project requires a unique approach to public involvement. ODOT has begun a new process of building on the public involvement conducted during environmental and design to effectively communicate with the public during construction.

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OTEC 2013

Subgrade Issues

The Use of Innovative LWD as Conventional Acceptance Criterion in Roadway Earth Embankment Construction and MEPDG Verification

Kamran Majidzadeh, Resource International, Inc., Columbus, OH
John Siekmeier, Minnesota DOT, Maplewood, MN

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

A presentation of the risks and costs associated with the use of conventional and innovative quality assurance and quality control programs in three major earth embankments.

Assessment of Sulfate Bearing Soils in Ohio

Dr. Teresa Cutright, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Jeff Wigdahl, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Heaving of subgrade soils due to chemical stabilization of sulfate bearing soils led ODOT to conduct research to determine the source of sulfates in Ohio soils and where they are located. This session presents the findings of this research to date.

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OTEC 2013

A Look at Ohio's Transportation Funding

Finance Perspectives

Rich Winning, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

This portion of the session will provide an overview of ODOT's primary funding sources. We will look at historical trends of the primary revenue sources as well as how ODOT expects these revenues to trend into the future.

Turnpike Program

Greg Murphy, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Project funding through the Ohio Turnpike bond issuance.

Capital Perspective

Jim Barna, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Forecast of ODOT's capital program.

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OTEC 2013

P3 Delivery in Ohio

ODOT Division of Innovative Delivery

Jim Riley, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Passage of House Bill (HB) 114 in the 129th Legislature permitted Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to pursue the public-private-partnership (P3) contract mechanism. ODOT established the Division of Innovative Delivery to pursue P3 projects. ODOT is in the process of delivering several projects that will be discussed next

Innerbelt Bridge - Cuyahoga

Steve Howe, HNTB Corp., Minneapolis, MN
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

A multi-disciplinary team is providing procurement advisory services to ODOT for delivering the I-90 Eastbound Bridge as a Design, Build, Finance (DBF) project. The presentation explains the DBF process and provides a summary of procurement activities.

Portsmouth Bypass

Neil McMonagle, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, Philadelphia, PA
1:40 - 2:05 p.m.

A multi-disciplinary team is providing procurement advisory services to ODOT for delivering the Portsmouth Bypass as a Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain (DBFOM) project. The presentation explains the DBFOM process and provides a summary of procurement activities.

Brent Spence Bridge

Tim Wilschetz, KPMG, LLP, Austin, TX
2:05 - 2:30 p.m.

A multi-disciplinary team is providing procurement advisory services to ODOT for delivering the Brent Spence Bridge. This presentation discusses potential procurement and tolling methods.

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OTEC 2013

Innovative Transportation Partnerships

City of Ravenna & ODOT - Shared Facilities & Services

Dave Ray, Ohio DOT, Akron Ohio
Mayor Joe Bica/Kelly Engelhart, City of Ravenna, Ravenna, OH
Anthony Urankar, Ohio DOT, Akron, OH

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

This presentation will focus on the reason for a shared service garage between the City of Ravenna and ODOT's Portage County maintenance. Topics covered include preparing for and implementing the change, shared services and equipment, and success of the partnership.

Beyond Modeling: Prioritizing Indiana's Future Transportation Needs

Jay Wasson, Indiana DOT, Indianapolis, IN
3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

INDOT and Conexus Indiana have collaborated to create the INDOT Innovative Partnership to assist with identifying and prioritizing future transportation enhancements. This working group will provide input relative to how the transportation network should evolve in terms of capacity, connectivity, and intermodal operations.

Linking Transportation & Economic Development in Southwest Ohio - A Study in Partnership

Joe Vogel, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

This presentation will describe efforts undertaken within ODOT District 8 to integrate and align traditional ODOT transportation programs and projects with a new ODOT Office of Jobs and Commerce. Examples of successful projects will be discussed in some detail, describing how needs were identified and how collaboration led from project initiation to successful outcome.

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OTEC 2013

Major New Bridges

US60 Tennessee River Bridge

Michael P. McGregor, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Paducah, KY
Jonathan D. Guess, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Paducah, KY
Craig Klusman, URS Corp., Louisville, KY

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

This presentation will discuss the design aspects of the new 1800-foot long, three-span, parallel chord Warren truss and the challenges of construction.

Shenandoah River Bridge

Jason Fuller, HDR Engineering, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The presentation will cover the detailed analysis, design, erection engineering, and construction of this unique, 1400-foot long, steel delta frame bridge (with 600-foot long main span). This is one of the largest steel delta frame structures ever built.

The Design of the New Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing

Kenneth J. Wright, HDR Engineering, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Keith Sommer, Fluor, Greenville, SC

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The new Tappan Zee Bridge is the largest transportation design-build project to date in the US. The presentation will provide a brief description of the project, the design constraints, and innovative design & construction solutions that contributed to a project savings of over $1 billion.

The Steel Fabrication of the New Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

This presentation will highlight the complexity of the steel fabrication for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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OTEC 2013

New Developments in Partnering on Construction Projects

ODOT Pilots Retooled Partnering Process on Rich Street Bridge Project

Chuck Kiner, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH
John Shanks, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Columbus, OH

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The presentation will showcase the landmark Rich Street Bridge in downtown Columbus, Ohio. This was the final step in replacing three historic bridges to usher in the City's bicentennial celebration. The 563 foot modern rib arch structure features a one-of-a-kind design that requires complex engineering and construction. Through ODOT's retooled Partnering Process, piloted on this project, $22 M worth of construction was completed with less than 2% change orders and no claims.

IPI Collaborative Partnering - The Next Generation

Rob Reaugh, International Partnering Institute, Livermore, CA
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This presentation will feature the IPI Model of Collaborative Partnering. It will focus on how a program-level approach and dedication to the collaborative process has saved agencies millions of dollars and will make projects more predictable, more successful, and the work more fun. The IPI Matrix will be highlighted, which outlines a scaleable approach to Partnering and makes the program more accessible for programs of any size.

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OTEC 2013

Traffic Signals - Collaboration to Achieve Optimization

Traffic Signal Optimization - A Collaborative Approach

Stephen Dearing, OHM Advisors, Liovnia, MI
3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

This presentation describes the concerted effort to optimize all of the traffic signals in Oakland County focusing on corridors and zones versus agency ownership using a task force made up of representatives from all of the major communities. The project retimed over 1,700 traffic signals shared among 2 public agencies, 31 cities and 10 villages.

Georgia's Regional Traffic Operations Program - A Holistic Approach

Shahram Malek, ARCADIS, Atlanta, GA
3:40 - 4:20 p.m.

This presentation discusses reducing congestion on 11 of Atlanta's most congested corridors by managing communications, detection and traffic signal timing. The project optimized 440 traffic signals across 13 jurisdictional boundaries.

Benefits Achieved Through Corridor Signal Timing

Edward Williams, TEC Engineering Inc., Cincinnati, OH
4:20 - 5:00 p.m.

This presentation will review case studies of projects completed under ODOT's Systematic Signal Timing and Phasing Program (SSTPP). The discussion will focus on improving safety by updating traffic signal timing plans and coordinating traffic signal systems to optimize corridor progression.

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OTEC 2013

Managing Pavement Friction

ODOT's Friction Management Program Overview

Brian Schleppi, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

This presentation will focus on the newly developed "Friction Management Program" at the Department of Transportation. The focus will be on Federal guidance, State guidelines, processes and procedures for collecting analyzing and reporting friction characteristics of Ohio's pavement.

Impact of Materials and Construction on Pavement Friction

Craig Landefeld, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:40 - 4:20 p.m.

This presentation will focus on the material and construction components that impact friction and how the Department is handling these items.

A Geo-Spatial Analysis of the Role Aggregates Play in Managing Friction

Jeff Wigdahl, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
4:20 - 5:00 p.m.

This presentation will focus on Mapping Macro-Texture data from Technical Services Infrastructure Management Section to show where the risk of wet pavement accidents exist. Currently the Technical Services Staff in planning collects pavement macro-texture data as part of their Pathweb Digital Photolog System. The Macro- Texture of pavement, or lack of, determines the risk of motor vehicles hydroplaning when traveling over the pavement. This data, while collected as part of the Digital Photolog System, was not being used. The Office of Materials Management developed a method for using this data in a map form to show where the risk for hydroplaning exists. The goal is to provide a visual tool that is simple to use to help ODOT personnel see where these risks exist.

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OTEC 2013

Asset Management 2013

Refinements to INDOT's Asset Management Program

Roy Nunnally, Indiana DOT, Indianapolis, IN
3:00 - 3:25 p.m.

INDOT has refined its asset management by developing performance-based measurements to create priorities that maximize the return of its transportation investment. Five core principles provide the foundation for planning, development, management and construction of INDOT’s infrastructure.

Ohio DOT District 8 GPS Sign Inventory Database

Doug Lynch, TranSystems, Cincinnati, OH
3:25 - 3:45 p.m.

ODOT District 8 built the department’s first interactive sign life-cycle database, a tool to more efficiently and accurately manage sign assets, their condition, and replacement forecast.

Emerging Technologies: Future Impacts of Technology on CADD, Mapping, Surveying and GIS

Tony Williams, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:45 - 4:10 p.m.

A look at what new technologies have to offer in terms of productivity. The presentation will look at mobile mapping, unmanned aircraft, and 3D design and modeling for automated machine control. Discussion of the pros and cons of the new technologies, and the DOT may be able to best implement them.

Using GIS for Strategic Data Management

Kevin Miller, LJB Inc., Miamisburg, OH
4:10 - 4:35 p.m.

GIS is not a new technology in the public works arena, but using the data strategically is another story. This presentation will describe how to effectively use available data to integrate many facets of government operation, including planning, zoning, engineering, parks & recreation, and transportation. The presentation will also address strategic asset management, the latest in mobile technologies, and how public agencies can manage data more cost effectively.

Transportation Asset Management Decision Support Tools/Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS)

Andrew Williams, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
4:35 - 5:00 p.m.

Resource allocation is one of the most vexing issues of transportation asset management. It is challenging to identify investment opportunities and measure return on investment. This presentation will show how ODOT is leveraging Big Data to support decision making. We will also introduce the Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS), a new web-based tool for analyzing transportation data.

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OTEC 2013

How to Speed Up and Improve the Environmental Process through the Use of Quality Documents

Quality Environmental Documentation

Lamar Smith, FHWA Resource Center, Lakewood, CO
3:00 - 3:35 p.m.

Environmental documentation can be a source of delay for project development when stakeholders find National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents difficult to comprehend. They are unnecessarily lengthy, do not meet legal requirements, or omit important information. FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative to implement quality environmental documentation will promote existing recommendations and current best practices to simplify and expedite the development of environmental documents, saving time and money. Find out more about this effort and how you can implement it on your next project!

So You Want to Speed Up the NEPA Process?

Timothy M. Hill, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:35 - 3:45 p.m.

ODOT is fully embracing FHWA's Every Day Counts Initiative on Quality Environmental Documents by using District 12's Opportunity Corridor (OC) as the first "Quality" NEPA document pilot in Ohio. How will this document format and writing style change ODOT's future NEPA documents?

Opportunity Corridor - Ohio's First "Quality" Environmental Document

Matt Wahl, HNTB, Cleveland, OH
3:45 - 4:20 p.m.

HNTB is utilizing a multi-disciplined, collaborative team to develop ODOT’s first reader friendly Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Cleveland Opportunity Corridor project. The DEIS uses a question and answer format, simple concise sentences, and extensive graphics to convey the project to a wide range of stakeholders. The visually appealing format embraces FHWA's goal of improving the quality of environmental documents while still meeting all legal requirements of a DEIS.

Purpose and Need Development in the New PDP Framework...A Quality Documentation Example

Noel Mehlo, FHWA, Columbus, OH
4:20 - 4:45 p.m.

This session focuses on the use of Quality Documentation principals in the early development of purpose and need from the earliest stages of project development until the formal submittal of an environmental document for approval. This session will focus on how to ensure a more seamless development of purpose and need earlier in the overall project development process as ODOT moves forward.

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OTEC 2013

Stability Case Histories

Case Studies on Rockfall Mitigation

Nate Beard, GeoStabilization International, Grand Junction, CO
3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

This presentation covers three case studies that highlight innovative technology and innovative contracting methods for rockfall mitigation. Remediation methods include the use of post-tensioned rock bolts with Maccaferri B600 mesh facing; rock dowels and Geobrugg's Tecco mesh facing; and shear dowel array encased in reinforced shotcrete.

Managing the SR 516 "Sinkhold" through a Unique Partnership

Lloyd MacAdam, Ohio DOT, New Philadelphia, OH
3:40 - 4:20 p.m.

On November 28th, SR 516 at Dover, Ohio was undermined and later collapsed due to the operations of an adjacent sand and gravel pit. Local media arrived and began filming. The story went viral with media calling from New York to California. Solution to the problem involved a unique relationship among the parties involved.

MED-71-6.06 Changed Conditions

Perry Riccardi, Ohio DOT, Ashland, OH
Dr. Tim Stark, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

4:20 - 5:00 p.m.

MED-71-6.06 was a four year project with numerous changed conditions. The only claim involved responsibility for repair of a failed embankment that was widened. The presentation discusses the mechanism of slope movement, relevant contract provisions, and discussion of how the problem was resolved. Recommendations for clarifying project plans for future embankment projects will be presented.

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OTEC 2013

Public Private Partnerships - A Spectrum

Innovative Project Delivery at INDOT

James P. Stark, Indiana DOT, Indianapolis, IN
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

In FY 2012, INDOT capitalized on a new state law that allows nontraditional highway funding sources to expand the use of P3s for transportation. Indiana plans to use this capability in the near future to finance and construct I-69 between Bloomington and Martinsville, the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing, and the Illiana Corridor project, a new expressway connecting I-55 in Illinois to I-65 in Indiana.

Missouri DOT's Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program

Kenyon Warbritton, Missouri, DOT, Jefferson City, MO
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The Safe & Sound project repaired or replaced over 800 bridges. This project was initially attempted as a Design- Build-Finance-Maintain Contract. However the credit crisis of 2008 resulted in this model being unaffordable. MoDOT restructured the procurement into 248 Modified design/bid/build bridges and a single design-build contract for 554 replacement bridges. We will present a brief history of the procurement process, and key points which led to the success of the final project, completed 2 years ahead of schedule and under budget.

Managed Lanes - A Great Tool in the Congestion Management Tool Box

Patty Rubstrello, Washington DOT, Seattle, WA
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

In 2008, WSDOT implemented its first HOT lane on State Route 167 by converting an existing HOV lane. This small demonstration project has helped prove the benefits of Managed Lanes and well as allowed WSDOT the ability to learn how drivers respond as well as legislators. These lessons that have been learned are being applied to a larger application of Managed Lanes on Interstate 405 which will open in 2015.

State DOT Panel Discussion

Craig Stone, Washington DOT, Seattle, WA
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Speakers discuss innovative project delivery - led by Dougas Smith of CDM Smith.

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OTEC 2013

DBE Program Updates for State of Ohio

DBE Program Updates

Megan O'Callaghan, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

The Ohio Department of Transportation will provide an overall update on the DBE Program including the Department’s 2014-2016 DBE Goal Methodology, the Department’s DBE Task Force and Stakeholder’s Group, the Department’s implementation of the Small Business Network, and the upcoming Supportive Services Capacity Building Program.

ODOT's Innerbelt Bridge DBE Survey

Nancy Maldonado-Dillard, Armand Resource Group, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Gregory Jennifer, Armand Resource Group, Inc., Teaneck, NJ

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Armand Resource Group will present their role on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Innerbelt Bridge project and the survey results for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Innerbelt Bridge DBE Survey. This survey was performed to obtain information about the successes or difficulties that DBE and other minority and women-owned contractors have been experiencing in accessing contract opportunities with ODOT.

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OTEC 2013

Culvert Management

Status of ODOT's Culvert Management Program

Kyle Brandon, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

ODOT Culvert Management Program, including the program’s history, current status, and future direction.

ODOT Culvert Field Data Collection Experiences from Consultants

Shelly Kendrick, ARCADIS U.S. Inc., Akron, OH
Kevin Carpenter, Carpenter Marty Transportation Inc., Dublin, OH
Matt Lawler, DLZ, Columbus, OH
Wesley Weir, TranSystems, Cleveland, OH
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

ODOT has asked various consultants to identify, inventory and inspect culverts across the State. This presentation will focus on each consultant’s experience.

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OTEC 2013

Bridge Management

An Update on ODOT's Structure Management System

Mike Brokaw, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

This presentation will detail ODOT's implementation of this new asset management software statewide.

Franklin County's Pilot Program for SMS

Ed Herrick, Franklin County Engineer's Office, Columbus, OH
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Franklin County uses the new SMS to manage its inventory of over 350 bridges. The discussion will cover observations on the overall inspection process, including inventory and scheduling maintenance.

Proactive Approaches to Facilities Management

Ann Zweibel, Hardesty & Hanover, LLC, Defiance, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

This talk will discuss the importance of appropriate inspection techniques for effective long and short term planning, planning for future maintenance during final design, and incorporating flexibility into phased programs of facility improvements.

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OTEC 2013

Construction Inspection for the Future

A Qualified Transportation Workforce through NICET Certification

Robert Henry, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Cleveland, OH
8:30 - 8:55 a.m.

This presentation will highlight the benefits of following approved national standards and the NICET certification process. Emphasis will be given to the examinations developed by a panel of experts, the establishing experience requirements, the performance verification of critical tasks, and continuing professional development.

Quality Checkpoints - Team Partnering

Steve Worley, Delcan Corporation, Columbus, OH
8:55 - 9:15 a.m.

This presentation will run through how the Design Build Team, the Independent Quality Firm and ODOT jointly schedule and perform Quality Check Point processes to enable no major interruption of the work on the Columbus Cross Roads project in downtown Columbus (I670/I71). The Quality Check Point processes go beyond material testing and bring in inspection of workmanship, a critical component to performance.

Measuring Performance through Requirement Verification on the Columbus Cross Roads Project

Steve Worley, Delcan Corporation, Columbus, OH
9:15 - 9:35 a.m.

This presentation will discuss the implementation of Requirements Verification on the Columbus Crossroads Project in Downtown Columbus. The performance of both design and construction activities is measured by verifying the level of conformance observed by the Independent Quality Firm when the completed work is sampled. This systematic data centric process was integrated into the planning, risk analysis, design, construction, inspection, testing, and documentation phases of this major construction project.

Mobile Solutions in Construction Inspection

Chad Schafer, Info Tech, Inc., Gainesville, FL
9:35 - 10:00 a.m.

Mobile field inspection has quickly emerged as the biggest need and it is being met by a host of offerings that allow for the automated synchronization with the project and central office. In addition, mobile access to bid results can let you know instantly whether or not you won a job with clean and easy mobile interfaces. What’s next, additional interfaces? Links to geospatial information? This session will explore these technologies and more.

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OTEC 2013

Active Traffic & Demand Management

Challenges in Expanding Active Traffic & Demand Management Projects into Networks

Bob Edelstein, AECOM, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

This presentation will provide an overview of Active Traffic & Demand Management focusing on the challenges and strategies in expanding individual projects to regional system-wide networks. Specifically, institutional, technical and operational issues will be addressed in terms of business rules, consistency, public acceptance and bottleneck management.

Active Traffic & Demand Management: The Nuts and Bolts

David Ungemah, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Denver, CO
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

The presentation will identify the components that make for a successful, contemporary choice lane. In particular, options and lessons learned will be presented on facility design, operations, and pricing systems, using examples from around the US. These lessons yield guidance for agencies beginning the exploratory process for developing new facilities. Resources will be provided by TRB, FHWA and others during this session.

Atlanta's Active Traffic & Demand Management System: From Vision to Implementation

Keli Kemp, HNTB Corporation, Atlanta, GA
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

The Georgia DOT is currently working on its Atlanta Regional Managed Lanes Implementation Plan (MLIP), which is focusing on identifying feasible locations for capacity-adding projects and developing a funding plan for implementing these projects. The intent is to generate a prioritized list of managed lane projects which reduce the state’s reliance on long-term private financing agreements. In addition to new lanes, GDOT is also evaluating lower-cost managed lane strategies, such as shoulder usage and reversible lanes using movable barriers. This presentation will provide an overview of the MLIP and lessons learned to date.

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OTEC 2013

Managing Ohio's Infrastructure in the Midst of the Shale Boom

Managing the Local Infrastructure

Chris Kiehl, Carroll County Engineer, Carrollton, OH
Brian Wise, Carroll County Engineer, Carrollton, OH

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

How the county in the epicenter of the shale boom is managing their infrastructure through partnerships and coordination through all phases of the shale development.

ODOT's Perspective

Anna Kuzmich, Ohio DOT, New Philadelpha, OH
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

An update on the challenges and opportunities for ODOT as a result of the Shale Boom.

Utilizing RUMAs in the Midstream Sector

Scott Hallam, Access Midstream, North Canton, OH
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

With the rush to get their product to market, the midstream sector is working feverishly to get pipelines in place. How midstream sector use RUMAs as part of their business practice.

Coordinated Management of Roadway Conditions

Aaron Fayish, Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC, MacMurray, PA
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

A look at a coordinated approach to roadway maintenance between shale gas developers, regulatory agencies, engineers and contractors using vehicle-based GPS information gathering and GIS software applications.

Panel Discussion

Brian Wise, Carroll County Engineer, Carrollton, OH
Anna Kuzmich, Ohio DOT, New Philadelphia, OH
Scott Hallam, Access Midstream, North Canton, OH
Aaron Fayish, Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC, McMurray, PA

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

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OTEC 2013

Long Range Planning for Ohio's Transportation Future: One State, Different Perspectives

Prioritizing Investments through Long-Range Planning

Chuck Dyer, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

ODOT's long range transportation plan, Access Ohio 2040, is a data driven corridor based approach to guide, inform and support transportation investment decisions.

ODOT's Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) Pilot Program: Enhancing Partnerships in Rural

Vince Rapp, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

ODOT has initiated a two year pilot program to strengthen planning partnerships in rural Ohio and improve prioritization of planning projects within the geographies of Ohio’s five regional planning agencies.

MORPC's Long-Range Transportation Plan

Nick Gill, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

MORPC's long range transportation plan, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), is a planning document that brings together local governments from around central Ohio to identify transportation needs and coordinate transportation projects and policies over the next two decades.

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OTEC 2013

Natural Resource Mitigation

Wetland Mitigation for Ohio Department of Transportation Projects: Planning through Post Construction

John Kusnier, Davey Resource Group, Kent, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

This presentation will cover general aspects of wetland mitigation planning, design, construction, and post construction monitoring on ODOT projects, using several examples of wetland mitigation projects that ODOT has developed throughout the state.

Stone, Trees, and Herbaceous Plant Working Together to Stabilize Highway Embankments

Brian Ball, Huntington District US Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

During the period between 2000 and 2005, the Huntington District USACE designed, constructed, and maintained 120 highway embankment slope stabilization treatments along streams and rivers in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. These treatments utilize functionally integrated vegetation components, both plantings and volunteer, to increase slope stability and to reduce cost and maintenance. The long term functionality of these projects has been evaluated. Future applications of slope protection with functionally integrated vegetation components await!

Cedar Fork Restoration

Travis White, Stantec, Columbus, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

In July 2012, an ODOT maintenance crew exceeded dredge and fill allowances permitted under ODOT’s Regional General Permit issued by the Corps of Engineers. Stantec assisted ODOT in development of restoration plans for 1,000 foot section of Cedar Fork, a 30 foot section of Tributary to Cedar Fork, and a wetland to restore the impacted areas to pre-impact levels. This presentation will discuss the natural channel design techniques implemented for the project, and how environmentally sustainable techniques can be used to address problems related to channel migration and scour at other bridge crossings.

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OTEC 2013

Geotechnical Structures Considerations and Issues

Managing Ohio's MSE Wall Assets through Design, Construction and Performance

Robert A. Gladstone, Association for Metallically Stabilized Earth, Reston, VA
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Steel-reinforced Mechanically Stabilized Earth bridge abutments and retaining walls are critical assets in Ohio's highway system. Their long term performance is excellent, but depends on design, material selection, construction QA/QC practices, and in-service management – including active drainage maintenance, vegetation control, and structural observation. Non-destructive metal loss monitoring provides insight into steel-reinforced MSE structure performance, allowing informed structure management decisions.

Performance Modeling of MSE Steel Reinforcements for Asset Management

Kenneth L. Fishman, Earth Reinforcement Testing, Inc., Buffalo, NY
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

NCHRP Report 675 presents data that was collected and archived as part of NCHRP Project 24-28 describing the performance of MSE walls that have been in service over the past 40 years. The author of NCHRP Report 675, and Principal Investigator for NCHRP 24-28, will describe results from corrosion monitoring of galvanized steel reinforcements used to support these MSE walls, and subsequent data analyses and performance modeling. Performance models render a favorable forecast for the future of MSE reinforcements demonstrating that they will remain serviceable well beyond their targeted design life, which is an important consideration for transportation asset management.

Adopted Modifications to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications for Drilled Shafts and MSE Walls

Jawdat Siddiqi, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Recently adopted changes to the Drilled Shafts and MSE Wall design provisions in the LRFD Bridge Design Specifications by the AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures will be discussed.

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OTEC 2013

Transportation Revenue Initiatives in Other States

Moving Away from the Fuel Tax in the U.S.

Edward J. Regan III, CDM Smith, Columbia, SC
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

As an eye-opening update to his 2011 OTEC presentation, Mr. Regan will discuss the rapidly developing trends at the state and federal levels that are accelerating the trend toward non-gas tax revenues for transportation funding.>

States Are Leading the Charge: Lessons for Washington

Joung Lee, AASHTO, Washington, DC
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

This presentation will provide the national perspective on various transportation funding trends as seen in recent state initiatives for increased revenues. It will also examine how the successes seen at the state level can translate into fixing the federal Highway Trust Fund for the long term that underpins the federal program.

Maryland's 2013 Revenue Increase: Lessons Learned

Bruce Gartner, Maryland DOT, Hanover, MD
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Maryland's 2013 revenue increase was enacted despite surveys showing relatively limited support. This presentation will provide insights into the traditional and non-traditional influences that helped make the revenue increase a reality in Maryland and describe the package that was enacted. The opposition to additional taxes was significant. Several minor supporting influences were key to final passage.

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OTEC 2013

Developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) Competencies for Working Well With Others

Developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) Competencies for Working Well With Others

Mike Fitch, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Although engineers and other technical personnel are generally appreciated for their knowledge and abilities, they are also sometimes viewed as lacking the "people skills" needed for effective teamwork and leadership. This session will highlight the 12 behavioral competencies of the Emotional and Social Intelligence Model. Gaining an awareness of EI competencies can assist engineers and other technical people with establishing and maintaining more effective working relationships.

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OTEC 2013

The New Steel Bridge Design Handbook & Other Design Resources for Structural Engineers

An Introduction to the New Steel Bridge Design Handbook

Brandon Chavel, HDR Engineering, Inc., Cleveland, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

This presentation will provide an overview of the Handbook and review of select modules and design examples to highlight this valuable resource. The handbook contains 19 modules and 6 design examples covering Structural Steel Behavior, Designing for Constructability, Bracing System Design, Splice Design, Deck Design, and much more.

NSBA Steel Bridge Suite: SIMON, NSBASPlice, and the AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Documents

Bill McEleney, National Steel Bridge Alliance, Providence, RI
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

This presentation will discuss several AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Guidelines and Guide Specifications that are available to bridge designers, as well as recently released versions of the NSBA SIMON line girder design program and NSBASPlice for girder field splice design.

NCHRP Report 725: Guidelines for Analysis Methods and Construction Engineering of Curved and Skewed
Steel Girder Bridges

Donald White, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Over 70 different I-girder and tub girder bridges of various combinations of skew and curvature were analyzed using a variety of 1D, 2D and 3D methods to evaluate the accuracy of various analysis methods. The research produced recommendations on appropriate analysis methods, improvements to 2D grid modeling, and guidelines for steel girder bridge erection plan, procedure, and calculation submittals.

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OTEC 2013

Making Work Zones Work for Ohio

Traffic Incident Management in Work Zones

Ron Garczewski, FHWA Ohio Division, Columbus, OH
Al Phillips, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Captain Roger A. Hannay, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Cleveland, OH

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

This presentation will discuss the importance of good traffic incident management in work zones. The presentation will cover Traffic Incident Management (TIM), the national TIM Responder Training Program, the Ohio Quick Clear program, and specific TIM strategies that can be used during the design and construction of project work zones.

Can a Closure Truly Be Less Impactful Than a Restriction

Justin Chesnic, Ohio DOT, Akron, OH
Jim Kinnick, Ohio DOT, Akron, OH
Jason Young, Ohio DOT, Akron, OH
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

This presentation will discuss the closure of I-277 in Akron for 56 days to accommodate a resurfacing and partial depth repair project. ODOT's decision to completely close the Interstate during construction resulted in cost savings, time savings and increased safety but also required a massive public outreach campaign.

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OTEC 2013

The Highway Safety Manual: Changing the way Ohio identifies, evaluates, and
funds safety improvements

Tools, Techniques and Scoring for more Cost-Effective, Performance-based Safety Decisions

Derek Troyer, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

New tools and techniques are being used by ODOT to make more cost-effective, safety based decisions. Tools will be discussed that aid in completing Highway Safety Manual calculations, estimate the total change of crashes over the project's lifetime, and perform benefit cost analyses based on implemented countermeasures and project costs.

Revised Design Exception Process

Mike Cronebach, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
11:15 - 12:00 p.m.

Design exception process is being revised to incorporate analytic metrics related to safety. This approach could design exception process is being revised to incorporate analytic metrics related to safety. This approach could allow existing roadway configurations to remain if a roadway is not experiencing crashes above an established threshold. This session will outline a methodology for rehabilitation projects.

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OTEC 2013

How Ohio's Universities Use "Big Data" to Support Statewide Decision Making

Midwest Freight View - An Online Data Resource for Freight Transportation

Krithica Kantharaj, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

A presentation of an online data repository and delivery system which provides viewing, documentation and downloading of georeferenced data pertaining to freight movements and economic activity in the Midwest.

Ohio's Energy Supply Chain: Towards More Sustainable Energy Supplier Networks

Scott Miller, Ohio University, Athens, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Ohio has completed its statewide freight study, and is developing its freight plan in compliance with MAP-21. Shale energy is the most talked about form of energy production in the US in decades. The technology and economic forces it promises to unleash may transform the State's economy. This discussion focuses on the rationale and results of recent studies; the impact the industry has on regional and statewide economic growth; and policies to help grow a resilient, safe and affordable energy industry in Ohio.

Development of Transportation Asset Management Decision Support Tool

Eddie Y. Chou, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

A transportation asset management decision support tool is currently being developed for ODOT. This tool would provide ODOT decision makers with a one-stop location for summarized asset information and analytical tools to make informed asset management decisions, including a dashboard for asset conditions and performance, optimal rehabilitation plan and policy, and best use of available funds.

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OTEC 2013

Ohio Freight Planning and Projects

Ohio's MAP-21-Compliant Statewide Freight Plan

Mark Locker, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Joe Bryan, Parsons-Brinckerhoff, Boston, MA
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ohio has completed its statewide freight study, and is developing its freight plan in compliance with MAP-21. Ohio will be among the first states to complete its plan, under federal guidelines. This presentation will highlight the plan’s key findings and strategies.

Bellevue Rail Yard Expansion Project

Kirsten Bowen, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Cleveland, OH
David Montgomery Moore, Balch & Bingham, LLP, Atlanta, GA
11:15 - 12:00 p.m.

The Bellevue Yard is a Norfolk Southern railroad classification yard covering approximately 620 acres. NS is adding 38 tracks, 38 miles of new rail, a pedestrian tunnel, new hump structure, drainage improvements, new utilities and lighting. This presentation will cover the unique challenges encountered in overall site conditions, designing structures, and environmental constraints which impacted design.

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OTEC 2013

Planning for Bicycles and Pedestrians

Chicago Streets for Cycling Plan 2020: Bringing a 645-mile Network from Vision to Reality

John Wirtz, Jacobs Engineering, Chicago, IL
Mark de la Vergne, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Chicago, IL
10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

The City of Chicago recently completed an ambitious city-wide bicycle plan and is rapidly implementing a network of protected bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, and neighborhood greenways that will allow more people to feel comfortable bicycling in the City. This presentation will discuss the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, design guidelines for protected and buffered bike lanes, and the impact of the new facilities on bicycle ridership and safety to date.

Urban Street & Pedestrian Friendly Corridor

Cassie Reiter, Crawfordm, Murphy & Tilly, Columbus, OH
10:50 - 11:10 a.m.

Georgia Street is a 3-block connector between the Convention Center and the Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. The space was redesigned to be fully ADA accessible, is programmed and marketed by the City for conventions and fairs, served as Super Bowl XLVI Village and is one example of a complete street in Indianapolis.

Going Beyond the Sharrow - New Innovations in Bicycle Design and Programs

Dan Moeglin, City of Canton, Canton, OH
Brian Moore, Burgess & Niple, Columbus, OH
Heather Bowden, ALTA Bicycle Share, Columbus, OH
11:10 - 11:50 a.m.

Overview of new design opportunities from AASHTO Bike Guide and NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide are affording communities a chance to revisit some of the underutilized space within their roadway network to retrofit and include innovative bicycle designs such as contraflow bike lanes, green pavement, bicycle traffic signals, two phase bike boxes, and cycle tracks. On the ground project examples will be used to further illustrate how these tools have been successfully applied. Innovative programs, like CoGo Bike Share in Columbus, are transforming the way communities are thinking about transportation.

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OTEC 2013


Sustainable Stormwater Solutions on Main Street

Douglas Blank, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Cleveland, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The City of Painesville is committed to pursuing sustainable stormwater management practices rather than manufactured systems for their Main Street Streetscape project. This is a presentation on the multi-faceted benefits of this type of approach.

Exfiltration Trenches for Post Construction Storm Water Management for Linear Transportation

Gayle Mitchell, Ohio University, Athens, OH
11:00 - 11:30 p.m.

This is an overview of the research to evaluate ODOT's Exfiltration Trenches (ExTs). This research examined the design, construction, pollutant removal, runoff capabilities, and durability of the ExT.

Procedures for Waste Management from Street Sweeping and Storm Water Systems

Christopher Miller, University of Akron, Akron, OH
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

This is a presentation of best practices from ODOT and other DOTs in the cost effective management of waste from catch basin cleanouts and street sweeping activities. Viable technologies for managing and tracking these materials and the water-liquid used during the cleanout will also be discussed.

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Non-Typical Solutions to Typical Geotechnical Problems

Mitchell Ave. Project: Non-typical Solutions to Geotechnical Challenges

Joe Smithson, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

The widening of IR75 in the downtown area of Cincinnati has all the typical challenges of urban construction but is further complicated by a challenging geology. At the Mitchell Ave. Interchange, several non-typical solutions to geotechnical challenges were utilized and will be presented.

Use of Modified Pile Supported Embankment to Protect Existing Utilities

Kevin J. Scott, Terracon, Alburqueque, NM
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

When tall approach embankments are coupled with marginal soil conditions, using innovative engineering and careful geo-modeling approaches can result in significant construction cost savings, especially when trying to win a design-build pursuit.

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The Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)

The Inns and Outs of the TIFIA Program

Tamar Henkin, High Street Consulting Group, Chevy Chase, MD
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Ms. Henkin will provide an overview of the TIFIA program, including eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and key credit terms. She will outline the advantages, disadvantages, and considerations for potential borrowers relative to other sources of capital. This foundation will serve as a base of knowledge for the presentations of project sponsors provided in this same session.

Texas DOT Perspective on Benefits and Challenges of Using TIFIA

James Bass, Texas DOT, Austin, TX

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Presentation will include an overview of how TIFIA has been utilized on projects in Texas, as well as how Texas is pursuing TIFIA funds post MAP21. Specific project examples will be discussed.

The Future of Transportation Financing

Lowell R. Clary, Clary Consulting, Tallahassee, FL
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mr. Clary will provide an overview of future transportation funding and also some financing options such as gap financing for Design-Build-Finance, TIFIA loans and sources of equity for public-private partnerships.

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Transportation Research at Universities in Ohio

ORITE Mobile Lab for In-situ Testing

Gayle Mitchell, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2:20 - 2:45 p.m.

The mobile OU-CIL facility provides in-depth on-site investigations of the state of good repair of pavements, bridges, structures, etc. Full range testing of materials properties of pavement layers, non-destructive testing of pavements, monitoring of structures, traffic measurements, and quality control of construction are some of the facility’s attributes that will be presented.

Trends in Truck Crossing Times at US-Canadian Borders

Mark R. McCord, Prem K. Goel, Jiaqi Liu, Nicole Sell, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2:45 - 3:10 p.m.

Combining onboard data units with electronic geo-fences, times of trucks crossing two of the busiest and highest value North American borders have been recorded for more than four years. Long-term trends, seasonal patterns, and hour-of-day effects are extracted for customs inspection times, queuing times, and times incurred on local surface streets.

Investigation of Adaptive Signal Metering for Roundabouts with Unbalanced Flows

Ping Yi, Vinod Bolla, Ibrahem Shatnawi, University of Akron, Akron, OH
3:10 - 3:45 p.m.

Roundabouts are popular because of safety features and low maintenance cost. However, roundabouts can cause long queues, excessive delay, and heavily unbalanced traffic flows when legs require an unequal share of the intersection capacity. An adaptive signal metering system is developed to handle variations in high traffic volumes, and simulation results show improved performance over the no-control or fixed time control alternatives.

Effects of Transit Passenger Information System on User and Nonuser Preferences and Perceptions

Mahsa Ettefagh, Rabi G. Mishalani, Mark R. McCord, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
3:35 - 4:00 p.m.

Statistical analysis of responses to surveys of the Ohio State University community conducted before and after implementation of a passenger information system show that information system users value the transit service more and feel safer in using transit. Results also show that both transit users and nonusers value the environmental and traffic reduction contributions provided by the transit service.

Facilitating Application of Existing Traffic Data Sources into PM2.5 Conformity Analysis

Heng Wei, Hao Liu, and Zhuo Yao, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
4:00 - 4:25 p.m.

This presentation will present an ArcGIS based tool named TAEHIA (Traffic Air Emission and Health Impact Analysis system) that is developed to facilitate and simplify the application of the existing traffic data sources into the process of the PM2.5 conformity analysis by integrating both regional and project level analysis functions from multiple EPA recommended tools such as MOVES and AERMOD.

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Bridge Rehabilitation Case Studies 2

Protecting Public Investment: Proactive Approach for Major Bridges in WV

Matt Lewellyn, Burgess & Niple, Parkersburg, WV
David Whited, West Virginia DOT, Charleston, WV

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

WVDOT is taking a proactive approach to rehabilitating major bridges. This presentation will highlight seven major river crossings and their repair solutions for horizontal jacking of rocker bearings, corrosion mitigation on weathering steel, fatigue retrofits, and materials overview.

Boston Bridge Rehabilitation - Extending the Life of a Critical Span

Gary L. Gardner, ms consultants, inc., Columbus, OH
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

This presentation will discuss the collaboration of the owner, contractor, and designer on an emergency bridge replacement utilizing a modified design build contract with Contractor, Double Z Construction and Designer, RW Armstrong after a detailed inspection and analysis report in 2011.

Inspection, Testing, and Post-Tensioning Evaluation of WMATA Metrorail segmental bridges in and around
Washington, DC

Daniel E. Kent, Jr., Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects, P.C., Westerville, OH
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

This presentation describes the invasive and non-invasive inspection, testing, and post-tensioning evaluation of seven (7) WMATA segmental concrete bridges in the Washington, DC Metrorail system.

Rehabilitation of the I-794 Lake Freeway and Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge

John Dietrick, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Cleveland, OH
Robert Bondi, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Moon Township, PA

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

The Hoan Bridge is a three-span, steel half-through arch with a main span of 600-feet. Numerous structural steel repairs are proposed for the arch spans and the deck will be replaced using staged construction with a 3D finite element model. The presentation will focus on the lessons learned from this complex rehabilitation and effective strategies for project delivery.

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Partnership Methods to Effectively Deliver Significant Projects On Time and Budget

Wacker Drive Reconstruction Project

Anthony J. Albert, Transystems, Chicago, IL
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Tony will discuss the complexities/challenges of serving as Program manager for the $303M Wacker Drive Reconstruction Project along with sharing innovative approaches, lessons learned and best practices.

CSX National Gateway Initiative-2013 Update

Toby S. Fritz, Hill International, Perrysburg, OH
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

CSX National Gateway Initiative-Double Stacking for Improved Capacity - This initiative is a project that will expand rail flow from Mid-Atlantic ports to the Midwest. This will present a 2013 update on the Initiative with emphasis on the project’s conception, design and construction impacting Ohio.

Rockcastle River Truss Bridge Replacement for CSX RR

Jonathan Winer, HDR Engineering, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Management and design to replace a railroad bridge in Daniel Boone National Forest in 29 hours.

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A Roundabout Way to Solve Traffic Problems: Expanding the Uses of Roundabouts

Completing the Circle - West Jefferson, Ohio Interchange Roundabout Competing Developers Join Forces in
Building Improvements ahead of Congestion

Thom Slack, Ohio DOT, Delaware
2:15 - 2:35 p.m.

Several warehousing companies approached ODOT to help improve the traffic at an interchange in Madison County anticipating their plans to significantly expand operations. They offered funding for the project, but not enough to build the ultimate solution for the anticipated traffic need on Day One. The solution developed featured roundabouts, in no small part, as they helped accommodate staged construction. First phase of the construction is one roundabout; with the ultimate solution including a second roundabout and a second overpass bridge spanning I-70. The design-build project presented challenges for right-of-way acquisition of whether to phase acquisition and several environmental concerns/impacts.

Completing the Circle (Continued) - Design Build Construction and Project Photos

Jon Pulcheon, George Igel Company, Columbus, OH
2:35 - 2:45 p.m.

The Design-Build team of George J. Igel, Co., Inc. and Gannett Fleming with ODOT’s construction staff collaborated to break ground in spring 2013 and complete the bulk of the construction by this fall. They will present the challenges and successes of this project encountered through the 2013 construction season.

Panel Discussion

Thom Slack, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH
Steve Fellenger, Ohio DOT, Delaware OH
Jon Pulcheon, George Igel Company, Columbus, OH
Jerry F. Mills, Gannett Fleming, Columbus, OH
Jon Adams, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH
2:50 - 3:05 p.m.

The Roundabouts of District 10

T. Steve Williams, Ohio DOT, Marietta, OH
3:05 - 3:40 p.m.

.This session will discuss the uses of modern roundabouts in southeast Ohio. The featured locations include the reconfigured Richland Avenue with SR 682 in Athens, the roundabout on US33 in Nelsonville, and the double roundabout at the interchange of US33 and SR 664 in Logan. These roundabouts are now under construction and will be completed in the fall of 2013.

My Roundabout Failures

Mike Meeks, Franklin County Engineer's Office, Columbus, OH
3:40 - 4:15 p.m.

Consensus has been growing that roundabouts are an option for local intersections. What doesn't seem to be growing is knowledge of the issues that might preclude the construction of a roundabout. This talk discusses three roundabout designs that the Franklin County Engineer's office has pursued over the last ten years. This "lessons learned" presentation focuses more on strategies than statistics.

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Concrete Overlays for State and Local Highway Agencies

Concrete Overlays for State and Local Highway Agencies

Dan DeGraaf, CP Technology Center, Lansing, MI
Andy Bennett, Michigan DOT, Lansing, MI
Ben Krom, Michigan DOT, Lansing, MI
2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

FHWA and the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center have a Cooperative Agreement Overlay Program, to increase the awareness and knowledge in concrete overlay applications. An expert team consisting of state DOT and CP Tech Center personnel will provide an overview of the design and evaluation process then review an actual case study from the DOT prospective. This two part presentation will first cover research, design, project evaluation and the selection process. The second part will cover the construction details and a review and performance of specific projects.

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OTEC 2013

Partnerships and Planning

North South Transportation Initiative: Provoking a Planning Partnership

Cindy Minter, Campbell County Planning & Zoning, Newport, KY
Lonnie Cain, Ohio DOT, Sidney, OH
Ana Ramirez, MVRPC, Dayton, OH
Andy Fluegemann, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH
Bob Koehler, OKI, Cincinnati, OH
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

In 2000, a group of two MPOs, two ODOT districts, six counties and 46 municipalities undertook a critical evaluation of their shared I-75 transportation artery. The presentation provides background, a progress report and the lessons learned from this unique planning partnership.

Crain Avenue Bridge: Reshaping a Gateway

James Bowling, City of Kent, Kent, OH
Bob Francis, Beaver Excavating, Canton, OH
Shelly Kendrick, ARCADIS, Akron, OH

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

What began as a small bridge replacement became the reshaping of a gateway into the city of Kent. Three owners, six funding sources and a multitude of stakeholders came together over a period of 15 years to overcome the challenges of a complicated bridge redesign project near downtown Kent and Kent State University.

The 4Ps: A Public-Public-Private-Partnership

Ferzan Ahmed, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH
Robert Lawler, MORPC, Columbus, OH
Jeannie Willis, City of Dublin, Dublin, OH

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

ODOT, MORPC and the City of Dublin have partnered to promote the new I-270/US 33 interchange in Northwest Columbus. ODOT’s and MORPC’s technical expertise combined with Dublin’s local technical and financial commitment has created a collaborative partnership that will result in construction getting underway much sooner than would have otherwise occurred.

Project Schedule Advances in the Spirit of Public/Private Partnership

Shawn Hillman, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The delivery of improvements to W. Broad Street in Franklin County was streamlined to keep up with the fast pace of development as a result of the new casino. Through close work with local stakeholders, the ROW acquisition of 22 commercial properties was expedited, resulting in a process that will allow ODOT to deliver a completed project over a year ahead of the original sale date.

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Conduit Failure and Rehabilitation Techniques

DOT Conduit Rehabilitation

Tom Birnbrich, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Doug Gruver, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

A discussion of current ODOT approved methods for conduit rehabilitation including designer guidelines, specifications and completed examples.

Structural Rehabilitation of Storm Water Infrastructure

E.F. "Chip" Johnson, Sprayroq, Pelham, AL
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Structural rehabilitation of storm water infrastructure utilizing a spray on liner will be discussed.

Conduit Failure Modes

Kevin White, E.L. Robinson Engineering of Ohio Co., Columbus, OH
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

This discussion will cover common failure modes of various conduit materials.

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Deep Foundation Issues

Optimizing the Design of Driven Pile Foundations

Peter Narsavage, E. L. Robinson Engineering, Columbus, OH
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

The foundations for two large bridges over the Great Miami River in Dayton consist of driven piles and the design was optimized during construction for the least cost given site conditions and pile drivability. Instrumented static load tests and dynamic load tests were used during construction to evaluate the foundations and refine the final design.

Drilled Shaft Load Testing at Ironton-Russell Bridge

Eric Kistner, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Cincinnati, OH
Jamal Nusairat, E. L. Robinson Engineering, Columbus, OH

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Axial and lateral drilled shaft load testing was performed for foundation design/verification for the Ironton- Russell Bridge over the Ohio River. The performance of the testing, the results of the field tests and the comparisons with design estimates will be discussed.

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I270/Roberts Road DDI Construction Bus Tour OFF SITE

OTEC 2013