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What is an MPO?

The NOACA Regional Strategic Plan and Consensus Building in the 21st Century

Grace Gallucci, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, Cleveland, OH
Mike Shafarenko, ideastream, Cleveland, OH
Timothy Rosenberger, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Cleveland, OH
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

In 2012, NOACA, the MPO for the five counties surrounding Cleveland, welcomed its first new Executive Director in more than 20 years. Grace Gallucci set a high priority on identifying a new vision and strategic plan for the agency. The agency's goal in developing the plan was to take a fresh look at the roles, functions and operations of an MPO in the 21st Century. This session will highlight the process and challenges of developing the unique community involvement program.

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OTEC 2014

Prestressed Concrete

Prestressed Concrete I-Beam Standard (PSID-1-13): Update and Lessons Learned

Scott LeBlanc, Ohio DOT, Sidney, OH
Matt Blythe, Ohio DOT, Sidney, OH
Sean Meddles, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

In early 2013, through collaboration of ODOT and the industry, a new standard governing prestressed I-beams was adopted. This revised standard allows for a new class of prestressed I-beam to be utilized. The intent of this session would be to share with all parties the issues that have been encountered while utilizing the new standard, as well as what actions are being taken to correct said issues. After the presentation a panel consisting of ODOT staff, prestressed industry representative, and a contractor will address questions.

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Earth Structures

Addressing Recent Issues with MSE Walls

E.A. (Gene) Lamberson, E.A. Lamberson, PE, PC, Monticello, IN
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Four recent MSE Wall projects will be profiled that include different types of failures. These include a global stability failure, a foundation omission on one MSE wall when a massive global stability failure occurred on another 35-ft tall structure, a sub-grade settlement issue, and lateral motion that occurred when the foundation removal specified did not take place. What was learned will be discussed as well as who paid, what went wrong and the specific remedies on all projects will be discussed.

Bridge Rehabilitation Using Soil Nails and Micropiles

Greg Bachman, GeoStabilization International, Pickerington, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Four recent MSE Wall projects will be profiled that include different types of failures. These include a global stability failure, a foundation omission on one MSE wall when a massive global stability failure occurred on another 35-ft tall structure, a sub-grade settlement issue, and lateral motion that occurred when the foundation removal specified did not take place. What was learned will be discussed as well as who paid, what went wrong and the specific remedies on all projects will be discussed.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Changes of Alternative Project Delivery

Ongoing and Upcoming Changes of Alternative Project Delivery

Eric Kahlig, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

This session will provide an update of the delivery methods being used, methods being developed, and some ideas for future consideration which could have an impact on many members of the industry.

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OTEC 2014

Implementing Traffic Signal Technologies

Upgrading Columbus Traffic Signal System - Lessons Learned

Matthew Graf, HNTB Corporation, Columbus, OH
Kim Magovac, OFCC (previously City of Columbus), Columbus, OH

8:00 - 8:35 a.m.

In 2012, the City of Columbus embarked on an upgrade of their existing traffic signal system. This session will cover the lessons learned as part of that upgrade, from removing unwarranted signals to installing a new state of the art Traffic Management Center.

Implementing New Safety Technology: A Case Study

Beth Sliemers, LJB, Inc., Miamisburg, OH
Dylan Foukes, Ohio DOT, Bowling Green, OH

8:35 - 9:00 a.m.

Following removal of four unwarranted traffic signals, the downtown business district of Delta, Ohio was left with no signal controlled locations for pedestrians to cross. To allow pedestrians to more safely and easily cross the street, a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) was implemented on Main Street (U.S. Route 20A). This PHB is the first of its kind to be installed on the Ohio highway system. This presentation will provide a case study of this project, including why the PHB solution was selected, the coordination efforts between ODOT and the local jurisdiction, as well as the methods used to inform and educate the community on this unique safety technology.

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OTEC 2014

Parking: It's Driving Business

SmartPark Truck Parking System

Von Lopez-Jacobs, Gannett Fleming, New York, NY
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

SmartPark helps align existing resources with those in need of it, and raises the level of convenience for commercial vehicle operators by connecting them with available parking in real time.

I-94 Truck Parking Information Management System

Eric Morris, HNTB Corporation, East Lansing, MI
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) received a federal grant from the Federal Highway Administration to study and implement a Truck Parking Information and Management System. In April of 2013, work began to collect parking information at rest areas and install parking availability signs. Additionally, 10 private truck stops are being outfitted with technology and communications to count and verify truck parking availability which was completed in December 2013.

Columbus Parking Solution

Michael Tran, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Randall Bowman, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Managing all of the parking within a city can be a difficult job without the use of today's technologies. Through the use of IPS, Xerox, ArcGIS and Microsoft Office the city is able to track everything from meter repairs to installing valet zones.

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OTEC 2014

Managing ODOT’s Largest Asset Using 20 Years of Pavement Data

ODOT`s Pavement Management System

David Miller, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

This presentation will provide an overview of ODOT`s configuration of the Deighton dTIMS pavement management software.

Integrating Pavement Management

David Humphrey, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

This presentation will discuss how ODOT plans to integrate the results of the pavement management analysis into ODOT`s business functions.

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OTEC 2014

Big Data and Asset Management

Roadway Information Management

Dave Blackstone, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Let`s start with the 'base' stuff! The Transportation Information Management Section (formerly GIS/Mapping and Roadway Information) is responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating transportation data pertaining to Ohio's roadway system.

Traffic Monitoring

David Gardner, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.

The Traffic Monitoring Section is responsible for programming, collecting, analyzing and reporting traffic monitoring data for interstate, US and state routes in Ohio. Traffic monitoring data includes vehicle volume, vehicle classification and weigh-in-motion. Data is collected using manual, portable (road tube) and permanent Automatic Traffic Recorders (ATR).

Infrastructure Management

Brian Schleppi, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Infrastructure Management collects, edits, analyzes and reports on a variety of data collected on our system including: photolog images, highway friction/skid data, highway rideability and highway cores and thickness build-ups.

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OTEC 2014

Using Information Systems to Collect and Disseminate Transportation Data

Managing Transportation Infrastructure with Location Aware and Communications Technologies such as GIS and GPS

Jim Horton, Coler & Colantonio, a CHA Company, Norwell, MA
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Changing demographics and underinvestment in transportation is requiring public and private partners to seek out greater efficiencies which include information systems and technology to improve asset management and process improvement for planning and operational awareness. Learn about the current state of GIS, GPS, other 'location-aware', web portals and communications technologies and the creative ways in which they are being deployed around the globe to meet transportation and utility challenges.

Accessing ODOT Data with Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS)

Ian Kidner, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Learn about the updated TIMS system with demonstrations on system enhancements, including mobile access and improved data download capabilities. TIMS is ODOT’s web-mapping portal where you can discover information about Ohio’s transportation system, create maps, and share information. Information includes assets, road inventory, boundaries, traffic counts, projects and safety.

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OTEC 2014

Climate Change: Ohio's Climate Future and ODOT's Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment

Ohio River Basin Climate Change Study

Mark Kessinger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

This presentation will provide current trends in Ohio's climate future with a focus on the USACE's current research on climate change implications throughout the Ohio River Basin with emphasis on concerns regarding impacts to water resource infrastructure and systems.

ODOT's Climate Change Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment

Robert Chamberlin, RSG, Burlington, VT
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

ODOT is researching the vulnerability of Ohio's transportation infrastructure to identify climate change impacts. This presentation will review the status of that research with discussion of initial findings and potential asset specific adaptation needs.

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OTEC 2014

Geotechnical Research

Field Performance of Various Geosynthetics Used As Subgrade Stabilization

Eli Cuelho, Western Transportation Institute, Bozeman, MT
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

State DOTs routinely use geogrids and geotextiles for subgrade stabilization applications. Full-scale test sections were constructed, trafficked and monitored to compare the relative operational performance of geosynthetics as well as determine which properties are most related to performance.

Performance Evaluation of Rockfall Concrete Barriers Under Impact Loading

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

The placement of portable or cast in place concrete barriers between the edge of pavement and an adjacent rock slope is a common practice in Ohio for the protection of roadway users against falling rocks. The performance of concrete barriers under rockfall impacts is characterized by the degree of energy absorption, the containment of the impacting rocks and controlling the splashing of concrete debris from the barrier after impact. Full scale impact tests were performed on different barriers to evaluate the barrier dimensions and construction in order to improve rockfall protection performance. The findings will be presented in this session.

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OTEC 2014

Autodesk Civil 3D State Kit

The Autodesk Civil 3D State Kit - What's In It For You?

George Hatch, Autodesk, Waltham, MA
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

ODOT opened up design submittals to allow work to be done in Civil 3D and submitted natively. Will discuss key features, functionality, best practices, with an interactive demonstration and discussion.

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OTEC 2014

Conduit Inspection

Diagnostic Imaging of In-situ Soil Supporting CMP Roadway Culverts and Storm Drainage Systems

Stephen McCormick, Inversa Systems Ltd., New Brunswick, CN
John Bowles, Inversa Systems Ltd., New Brunswick, CN

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

The presentation will discuss the use of innovative technology, Backscatter Computed Tomography (BCT), and its use as an asset integrity management tool in the structural analysis of CMP and supporting soil.

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OTEC 2014

Civil Rights Update

ODOT Civil Rights Update

Greg Murphy, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
James Barna, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

ODOT Leadership will present updates to ODOT’s Civil Rights programs including performance against goal for DBE, EDGE, MBE and EEO. Attendees will learn about the implementation of the Civil Rights Labor Management System (CRLMS) for online contract compliance including updates to the Ohio Unified Certification Program and the ease of finding DBEs by NAICS Code and ODOT Work Type.

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OTEC 2014

Fixing Ohio's Bridges

The Historic Richland Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation, Athens, Ohio

William Vermes, Jones-Stuckey, Ltd., Inc., Akron, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Rehabilitation of a historic bridge within a limited time frame featuring cost effective methods of preserving the structure's historic characteristics. Highlights include conserving the architectural concrete encasements of the plate girders and the removal, restoration and reuse of the original concrete railing.

The Ohio Bridge Partnership Program

Jeff Peyton, Ohio DOT, Columbus, Oh
Tim Keller, Ohio DOT, Columbus

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

A discussion of the program aimed at reducing the inventory of deficient county and municipal bridges in Ohio, including eligibilty requirements, funding and letting provisions, program goals and expected outcomes.

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OTEC 2014

The George Voinovich Bridge (CCG2) - The Design/Build Process from Procurement through Construction

The George Voinovich Bridge (CCG2) - Procurement / Design Build / Alternative Technical Concept

Jason Wise, Ohio DOT, Cleveland, OH
Todd Bergstrom, CCG2, Cleveland, OH
Tom Hyland, Ohio DOT, Garfield Heights, OH
Jason Tucker, Great Lakes Construction Company, Hinckley, OH

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

This presentation will focus on the two step design build procurement process, challenges faced in design and construction of this major bridge and the Alternate Technical Concept (ATC) to use controlled explosive charges to demolish the existing Main Viaduct Steel Truss Spans.

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OTEC 2014

Design Quality Control: Lessons From the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing

Design Quality Control: Lessons From the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing

Dan Domalik, HDR Engineering, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

This presentation will focus on the two step design build procurement process, challenges faced in design and construction of this major bridge and the Alternate Technical Concept (ATC) to use controlled explosive charges to demolish the existing Main Viaduct Steel Truss Spans.

Seismically Isolating the Tappan Zee Bridge

Michael Martello, HDR Engineering, Inc., Tarrytown, NY
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

This presentation will describe the process of modeling the seismic loading on the Tappan Zee Bridge. For a design service life of 100 years, the structural components were to suffer minimal damage during a 2,500 - year Safety Evaluation Earthquake. A seismic isolation strategy using Triple Friction Pendulum Bearings was implemented. Additional discussions will present large model analysis, seismic tools and unique bearing properties.

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OTEC 2014

WATCH for Stopped Traffic

ITS 'Big Data' and Performance-Based Traffic Dynamics

Bob Edelstein, AECOM, Pompano Beach, FL
John MacAdam, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Stephanie Marik, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

The development of 'Big Data' applications and intelligent traffic systems have allowed us to be more proactive in applying predictive models. In addition, performance measures are being used to monitor and track the performance of transportation systems with the goal of reducing traffic congestion in real-time. We will explore best practices and lessons learned in this session.

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OTEC 2014

Why Concrete Overlay?

Why Concrete Overlay

Joseph Szczur, Pennsylvania DOT, Uniontown, PA
10:30 - 11:30 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.

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OTEC 2014

Advancing Access and Mobility with Transit

Little Italy - University Circle Transit Station

Joseph Shaffer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
Chris Cummings, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Cleveland, OH
Greg Butcher, Violet Township Engineer, Pickerington, OH
Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, Defiance, OH

10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

The presentation will focus on the unique challenges in planning, designing and constructing a new transit station in a historic urban setting along an active rapid transit line.

W. 25th Street Station TOD Study

Nancy Lyon-Stadler, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Cleveland, OH
Maribeth Feke, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH

10:50 - 11:10 a.m.

This session will present the results of the W. 25th Street Station TOD Study in Cleveland, Ohio. The study integrates the GCRTA’s transit rail station at W. 25th Street with the surrounding Ohio City neighborhood, including the iconic West Side Market.

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - University Connection

Timothy Reynolds, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Cincinnati, OH
11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

The growth of BRT nationwide is a phenomenon in the last ten years that shows no signs of abating. This presentation will offer a series of brief case studies of how universities have capitalized on BRT lines by re-orienting campuses from internally-oriented superblocks to more outward facing facilities that better engage their surroundings, encourage pedestrian traffic, foster transit ridership, and facilitate economic development opportunities.

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OTEC 2014

Delivering on Our Commitments: Using Technology to Track Successful Implementation of Environmental Commitments

FHWA's Environmental Commitment Process Review

Noel Mehlo, FHWA, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

How well does ODOT follow through on achieving the promises we make in NEPA? FHWA will provide an overview of the current status of meeting environmental commitments with an introduction to how ODOT is currently improving this process with technology and boots on the ground.

Making NEPA Commitments a Reality During Construction

Hans Gucker, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:45 - 10:55 a.m.

ODOT's Office of Construction will discuss the successes and challenges of keeping and achieving ODOT's NEPA commitments during construction of infrastructure projects.

The Age of Keeping our NEPA Commitments: Evolving ODOT Culture with the ECTS

William Meredith, McCormick Taylor, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Russell Freistat, McCormick Taylor, Inc., Parkville, MD
Matthew Perlik, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

10:55 - 11:30 a.m.

The Environmental Commitment Tracking System (ECTS) is a direct result of the FHWA's process review and the reality and challenges of keeping our commitments before, during and after construction. McCormick Taylor will present the ECTS and recent pilot projects leading to its ongoing development and full implementation.

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OTEC 2014

Pile Foundation Testing

SCDOT Cylinder Pile Test Program: US 378 over the Great Pee Dee River

Gregory Canivan, S&ME, Inc., Mount Pleasant, SC
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

An alternative foundation plan using 4.5-ft. diameter prestressed concrete cylinder pile foundation was considered over the proposed 5-ft drilled shafts. The bearing stratum contained cemented lenses and very large pore pressures. The replacement foundations will be installed close to existing bridge foundations. The drilled shaft and cylinder piles were instruments and were tested with a Statnamic device. Results from the instrumentation and their effect on the design will be presented.

High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing - The Subtle Benefits

Kyle Murrell, S&ME, Inc., Mount Pleasant, SC
11:00 - 11:30 a.m..

This presentation draws from 20 years of dynamic pile testing experience to illustrate how dynamic testing can be beneficial in recognizing and solving pile installation problems.

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OTEC 2014

Economic Development & Transportation Solutions

Increasing Wealth through Emerging Transportation Strategies & Collaborations

Christina Wagner, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Fred Vogel, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Jeff Loehrke, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Glenda Bumgarner, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

This panel of economic development experts will demonstrate through case studies how they assist Ohio’s communities and employers to win the economic development ‘deal’ via a robust delivery model. They design and deliver projects in record-setting speed at 3, 6, 9 and 12 month schedules. In these models, we demonstrate why all employment opportunities are NOT created equal, and we share best-practice examples on how to remove barriers and link essential public and private partnerships to move fast…really fast. Come join us!

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OTEC 2014

Advancements in Bentley Software

Advancements in Bentley Software and DOT Applications

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

This presentation will address Bentley`s latest evolution in 3D modeling for roads and highways. The OpenRoads technology expands on the GEOPAK and InRoads products to include information-rich 3D modeling integrated with CADD, mapping, GIS, i-models and hypermodels and business tools such as PDFs. The result is the removal of all the barriers associated with 3D modeling, taking a project from design to construction.

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OTEC 2014

Back to Basics - Hydraulic Engineering Plan Review

Hydraulic Engineering Plan Review

Jeffrey Syar, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Becky Humphreys, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

10:30 - 11:10 a.m.

Presentation will cover basic design parameters and concepts of roadway hydraulic design used for ODOT projects and it will highlight common errors discovered during plan review.

Floodplain Management

Shawn Arden, EMH&T, Columbus, OH
11:10 - 11:30 a.m.

This discussion will review the principles of floodplain management, project performance standards required by the ODOT Location and Design Manual, potential additional requirements of local communities and action items project managers and designers should consider to streamline the floodplain coordination process.

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OTEC 2014

Engineering and Surveying - Licensing and Education

Engineering & Surveying Licensing and Education

Dean Ringle, Franklin County Engineer, Columbus, OH
John Greenhalge, State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, Columbus, OH
Dennis Irwin, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Melinda Gilpin, Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, Inc., Dublin, OH
Tim Miller, NCEES, Seneca, SC

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

This panel discussion, led by Franklin County Engineer Dean Ringle, will discuss the emerging trends in licensure for professional engineers and surveyors.

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OTEC 2014

Accelerated Bridge Construction - Design

FHWA SHRP2 R04 Implementation Across the US

Finn Hubbard, Fish & Associates Inc., Middleton, WI
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

The 2008 SHRP2 R04 research project gathered from across the country the best current ABC methods and put them together in a demonstration project built in Iowa in 2011. An additional project was built in New York State last fall and will also be presented. In order to mainstream the developed ABC methods the FHWA is in the process of building seven more implementation projects across the country to showcase the possibilities. These projects are designed and most will be constructed in the summer of 2014. This presentation will cover the lessons learned during the design and construction of the seven projects. The projects vary greatly in the reasoning for the given ABC approach. The presentation will also focus on the contractors perception of using ABC and how it affects their operations. How the designer and contractor interrelate and how this all effects risk and costs for each will also be a point of discussion.

Developing Precast Guidelines for Accelerated Bridge Construction

Rita Seraderian, PCI Northeast, Belmont, MA
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

The PCI Northeast Bridge Technical Committee has completed a series of guideline drawings, which represent the design and detailing of precast concrete substructures. The presentation will discuss the developed material in more detail and how it can be used for accelerated bridge construction projects. The guide details will assist designers in determining the appropriate solution for precast substructures in design and construction. The NEXT beam was developed for the purpose of promoting a greater degree of uniformity among DOTs, engineers, and the industry of the Northeast with respect to planning, designing, fabricating, and constructing highway bridges with the Federal Highway Administration’s philosophy of accelerated bridge construction. The goals of this new section are to provide a fast construction option for variable width bridges with spans from 45- to 90-feet.

Slide-in of I-75 Bridge over US 6

Robert Beasley, ARCADIS US Inc., Akron, OH
Tim Keller, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

The WOO-75-1294 bridges over US 6 were chosen as a pilot project to allow the bridge community in Ohio to learn about ABC construction currently being implemented in other states. The new bridges are two-span, prestressed concrete I-beam superstructures on stub abutments on piling behind MSE walls and a cap and column pier on piling. The new substructures will be constructed below the existing bridges up to the beam seat level. The superstructures will be supported on temporary supports adjacent to the existing bridges. During a weekend closure to traffic, the superstructure will be slid into position on the previously constructed substructure.

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Two Major Construction Projects - The Ironton Russell Bridge & I-75 Gateway

Anthony Wayne Bridge Major Rehabilitation

Dave Bame, Ohio DOT, Chillicothe, OH
Dan Beasley, Ohio DOT, Chillicothe, OH
Tom Hesmond, Brayman Construction Company, Ironton, OH
Brian Davidson, FIGG Bridge Inspection, Saint Paul, MN

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

This presentation will detail and discuss the unique challenges encountered during construction and describe the methods used to successfully complete all the construction to date and preview what is to come during the remaining work at the new Ironton-Russell Bridge.

MDOT I-75 Ambassador Bridge Gateway Project

Victor Judnic, HNTB, Detroit, MI
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) I-75 Ambassador Bridge Gateway Project is the largest project in MDOT history. The project includes: Reconstructing I-75 and I-96 freeways and creating a new interchange for the bridge and local access; a state-of-the-art pedestrian bridge across I-75 and I-96 connecting east and west Mexicantown in southwest Detroit; a redesigned Ambassador Bridge Plaza that will improve safety and ease traffic flow.

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OTEC 2014

Toward Zero Deaths: Tools and Technology to Drive Down Crashes

New and Improved Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Michelle May, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

This topic will discuss the goals and strategies of Ohio's new SHSP, which is a MAP-21 requirement.

Enhancing Ohio's Crash Data to Make Better Safety Investments

Derek Troyer, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Ohio`s journey Toward Zero Deaths rests on the state`s ability to access and analyze safety data, and use it to make better investments. Ohio`s guiding principle has been; get the data right-then share it in user-friendly formats. This session will give participants an overview of Ohio`s crash problems and discuss key technological advancements that allow us to better locate, analyze and reduce statewide crashes.

Creativity + Analysis = Improved Safety

Scott Knebel, LJB, Inc., Miamisburg, OH
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Selecting the countermeasures that are most effective to mitigate crashes can require as much from the right side of the brain (creativity) as the left side (analysis). This session will focus on common deficiencies that affect safety performance including horizontal alignment, transition length and location, intersection sight distance, lane utilization, 4-lane divided corridors and interstate ramp design. The presentation will include a review of countermeasures recommended and constructed at various locations throughout Ohio to demonstrate how the safety toolbox can be applied multiple ways to effectively mitigate common deficiencies.

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OTEC 2014

Asphalt Pavement

Identifying, Determining Cause, and Correcting Asphalt Pavement Deficiencies

Jim Scherocman, Jim Scherocman, Cincinnati, OH
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

The goal of this presentation is to assist pavement owners in identifying pavement deficiencies, determining cause and providing guidance on how to
correct and avoid them in the future.  The presentation will include a discussion of paving mat deficiencies, site related deficiencies, equipment related
deficiencies, and durability problems.  Intrinsic to the discussion will be the roles of rehabilitation selection, asphalt mix type, quality control and
paving fundamentals in attaining pavement life.  The person attending this presentation will be better equipped to determine what rehabilitation type is
best suited for a given pavement condition, and what quality control measures need to be in their contracts to ensure long lasting asphalt pavement
construction. 

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OTEC 2014

Bicycle and Pedestrian

Cuyahoga County Complete Streets Toolkit and GCRTA Technologies

Gayle Lewin, Cuyahoga County Public Works, Cleveland, OH
Glenn Coyne, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Cleveland, OH
Valerie Shea, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Agency, Cleveland, OH

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

As local governments wrestle with issues of an aging population, public health, climate change, community revitalization, economic competitiveness and tightening revenue sources, a growing number of communities are embracing the concept of Complete Streets. This session will present information about the Complete Streets Toolkit created by the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works and the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission.

From Planning to Pouring: The Evolution of Safe Routes to School

Julie Walcoff, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Mark Nolt, The Kleingers Group, West Chester, OH
Alex Smith, Columbus Public Health, Columbus, OH
Justin Yoh, The Ohio Department of Transportation - District 7, Sidney, OH

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Transportation professionals routinely use advanced analysis tools to forecast how a proposed project will impact traffic patterns in a community. This session present information about how to integrate traditional transportation data with a Health Impact Assessment to predict how a transportation project will affect health for a community.

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OTEC 2014

Natural Resource Mitigation Solutions

ODOT Natural Resource Mitigation Program Overview

Michael Pettegrew, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Overview of ODOT's Natural Resource Mitigation Program. This will provide a brief description of resources requiring mitigation, how ODOT provides and manages mitigation, and new trends and solutions in the mitigation industry.

Natural Resource Mitigation Banking in Ohio

Vince Messerly, Ohio Wetlands Foundation, Lancaster, OH
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Ohio Wetlands Foundation will provide an overview of natural resource banking in Ohio. This will focus on existing banking options/solutions, regulatory requirements, and trends moving forward in the industry including in-lieu fee programs.

In-lieu Fee Natural Resource Mitigation in Ohio

Bill Stanley, The Nature Conservancy, Dublin, OH
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

The Nature Conservancy will provide an overview of the newest mitigation solution in Ohio, In-lieu fee programs. The presentation will provide a description of what an in-lieu fee program is, regulatory requirements, how the process works and available programs in Ohio.

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OTEC 2014

Case Histories - A Geotechnical Perspective

OI-15 CORE Design Build Project – A Case History Provo, Utah

Jim Schmidt, Terracon Consultants, Inc, Mountlake Terrace, WA
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

I-15 between Salt Lake City and Spanish Fork sits within unstable lakebed deposits in the form of soft saturated clay soils with loose interbedded sand layers. It also parallels the Wasatch Fault less than 10 miles away, seismically active and capable of producing earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or more. To meet the project schedule, geotechnical recommendations had to be given on a strict deliverable schedule in order for civil and structural engineers to be able to complete design, plans, and specifications within four months of notice to proceed.

Charleroi Lock and Dam Reconstruction - Innovative Geotechnical and Structural Solutions

Alexandre Bredikhin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh, PA
Tim Hampshire, DLZ Corporation, Columbus, OH
Michael Kennedy, DLZ Corporation, Columbus, OH

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Charleroi Lock and Dam is located on the Monongahela River south of Pittsburgh. The 80-year old facility classified as High Urgency in 2009, indicating risk of failure during normal operations, having lock walls supported on overstressed timber piles, deteriorated concrete structures and only one undersized lock chamber operational. Consultant DLZ National, Inc., along with Pittsburgh District USACE, designed a series of innovative solutions to repair and replace various structural elements while maintaining continuous barge traffic.

A Case for Design-Phase Foundation Testing Programs

William Camp, S&ME, Inc, Mount Pleasant, SC
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

This presentation focuses on the benefits of design-phase foundation testing programs. Ten design-phase test programs have been performed by South Carolina DOT over the last 25 years. Design-phase testing has been used to increase the resistance factor, determine unit skin friction and end bearing values, evaluate constructability, evaluate the effects of construction methods and ultimately reduce construction costs by improving bid economy.

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OTEC 2014

Technology Advances Supporting Transportation Funding

Ohio Tolling Legislation Changes

Andrew Bremer, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
1:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Ohio has new tolling legislation allowing electronic tolling for a new Brent Spence Bridge

All-Electronic Tolling and Interoperability

Walter Fagurlund, HNTB Corporation, Westbrook, ME
1:20 - 1:55 p.m.

Technology and process improvements allow improved safety, service and congestion for customers.

P3 Meets 3D: Optimizing Interchange Design for the Future Existing Condition

Matthew Lewellyn, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Parkersburg, WV
David Lenzer, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Columbus, OH

1:55 - 2:30 p.m.

Case study on how 3D technology helped the design team consider preliminary design for a new interchange. They used the 3D models to consider and maximize future parcel value for the project.

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OTEC 2014

Return on Investment for ODOT District Transportation Research

District Research Overview

William Schneider, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Multiple research projects have been designed by and for ODOT district and county workers. This overview will describe some ongoing and recently concluded research by University of Akron to help ODOT workers do their jobs more effectively. ODOT End User Participation in Research.

ODOT End User Participation in Research

Joseph Hejduk, Ohio DOT, Painsville, OH
Chris Starr, Ohio DOT, Ravenna, OH
Brian Hoover, Ohio DOT, Hudson, OH
Chance Townsend, Ohio DOT, Hudson, OH

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Exploration of interactions between ODOT end users and researchers. The projects have evolved from early definition of research needs, to project initiation and communication. Meetings and working sessions in garages and in the field have helped identify potential changes and improvements for ODOT.

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OTEC 2014

GIS Systems for Surveying

GIS Survey Grade for Smart Cities

Michael Frecks, Terrametrix, Omaha, NE
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

An intelligent 3D infrastructure that contains layers of information starts with acquiring survey grade data. The foundation of building a map of a city must involve each of their most important stakeholders, with each layer being managed by the relevant agency, gathered into one complete package. This presentation will show 3D acquisition and data integration of the following that can be viewed in the field in real time: Engineering Design and As- Built, Construction Data, Survey Field Data, Point Cloud Data, Coordinate Reference Systems, GIS Data, Asset Management and Emergency Response, etc.

Southeast Ohio is On the Map

Matthew First, Ohio DOT, Marietta, OH
Brett Allphin, Buckeye Hills - Hocking Valley Regional Development District, Reno, OH
Roger Wright, Washington County Engineer, Marietta, OH

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

This presentation will show advancements in GIS in Southeast Ohio. ODOT, Buckeye Hills, and Washington County have all worked hard to create a GIS that is helpful to its employees and the public. Washington County will show the development and advantages of online parcel data. ODOT will show the development of an online Right of Way system. Both agencies have partnered with Buckeye Hills to perform additional activities that have advanced rural Southeast Ohio onto the map.

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OTEC 2014

Ohio Drainage Law and Ditch Petition Process

Ohio Drainage Law

Tom Pannett, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Frank Reed, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Columbus, OH

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The presentation will focus on basic information regarding the Ohio Drainage Law.

ORC Sec. 6131 'The Drainage Petition Process in Delaware County, Ohio'

Scott Stephens, Delaware SWCD, Delaware, OH
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Session will discuss how the ditch petition process has been implemented in Delaware County, Ohio.

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OTEC 2014

Career Development Panel Sessions

Working in the Transportation Field Today

Mike Fitch, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Michael Bline, Licking County Engineer’s Office, Newark, OH
Joy Lanham, Lanham Engineering, LLC, Powell, OH
Eagan Foster, City of Dublin, Dublin, OH

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

This session will be of interest to new and future transportation professionals, including college engineering students attending OTEC. A panel of licensed professional engineers representing several different career paths will share their perspectives and examples of lessons learned. Topics such as employer expectations and the value of continuing education and professional development will be discussed.

WTS Presents Women Leading the Field of Transportation

Grace Gallucci, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, Cleveland, OH
Marsha Anderson Bomar, Stantec, Duluth, GA

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This panel session consists of two influential women who lead organizations in our transportation industry, located in Ohio and Georgia. They will provide insights and perspectives of how they are leading their firms in the ever changing transportation world. You will hear, learn, and interact with these women as they discuss their leadership role with their organization and in the industry, and the challenges they face day to day. As WTS members, they will also talk about their career path and the opportunities for women today and in the future, important issues to the WTS mission.

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OTEC 2014

Design of Major Structures

I-270 Over the Chain of Rocks Canal: Long Span Steel I-Girder Bridge Design and Construction

Brandon Chavel, HDR Engineering, Inc., Cleveland, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The presentation will discuss the unique design aspects associated with the design of a long span steel plate girder bridge, including choice of structure type and span arrangement, plate girder design for deep haunched webs, top flange lateral bracing, erection sequence and deck pour sequence.

North Shore Connector Aerial Structure Design Construction

Christopher Vollmer, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The 14-span aerial structure adjacent to Heinz Field presented many unique challenges including: site constraints, an integrated train station and platform, a double cross-over, continuously welded rail, aesthetic commitments and requirements to provide free-flowing pedestrian access.

I-49 North, Segment K Interchange Project - Dual Design in Precast Concrete Segmental and Trapezoidal Steel Box Girders

Durk Krone, TRC Engineers, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA
Michael Paul, TRC Engineers, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The I-49/I-220 Segment K Interchange Project in Shreveport, LA includes seven structures. Three bridges consist of dual design with precast segmental concrete box girders and steel trapezoidal box girder alternates. A bridge architect is included on the design team to incorporate aesthetic bridge concepts. The project is on an accelerated schedule where multiple design teams and subconsultants are utilized to complete plans in 12 months.

HAM-74-18.00 and HAM-75-3.85 Horizontally Curved Bridge Design and Construction Challenges

Michael Lenett, TranSystems Corporation, Cincinnati, OH
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

HAM-74-18.00 involved widening and rehabilitation of a highly-skewed, curved bridge. HAM-75-3.85 required the design of three new curved ramp structures. The presenter will discuss how curvature effects were incorporated into superstructure and substructure designs, how construction loads, construction sequencing and girder erection were integrated into the design plans to ensure stability and safety throughout construction.

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OTEC 2014

Advancements in the Work Zone - Tools for Safety and Efficiency

Work Zone Operation, Tools for Safety and Efficiency

Dennis O'Neil, Ohio DOT, Cleveland, OH
3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

Various technologies to improve the safety and efficiency for Work Zones will be presented. Speed Information Systems, LED Blinker signs, Drone radars, Mobile HAR and CCTV cameras are among the technologies that have been employed to try and reduce rear end accidents, manage traffic and reduce delays.

Work Zone Safety Practices

Rob Wight, Utah DOT, Salt Lake City, UT
3:40 - 4:20 p.m.

A presentation of survey findings and analysis on a variety of resources for ensuring safety enforcement or verification in work zones. Methods of verifying compliance with traffic control requirements include the use of logs (reported by thirteen states), one state uses video recordings, and several states use forms, check lists and daily diaries to document compliance.

Innovative Approaches to Improving Worker Safety

Emmett Russell, National Work Zone Safety Clearing House, Washington, DC
4:20 - 5:00 p.m.

This presentation is a demonstration of the Roadway Safety Awareness + Program and walking through its various features. The program contains training modules, instructor guides, booklets, pamphlets, flyers and case studies. It can be used to deliver computer based training. In addition, training material may be printed to facilitate training in the field. Demonstration of several training modules, demonstrating their operation, and reviewing their content. Several lessons include interactive demos to underscore key points.

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OTEC 2014

Advancements in Construction Project Administration

Claims Avoidance, Mitigation and Resolution - Take Advantage of New Tools

Andrew Morse, ARCADIS US Inc., Middletown, CT
Brian Goodreau, ARCADIS US, Inc., Middletown, CT

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

This session will explore and provide tips for how technology is being used and can be implemented to ensure you are positioned to avoid, mitigate and resolve construction issues.

Technology Advancements to Mitigate Construction Delays

Stephen Way, DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC, Maumee, OH
Todd Audet, Ohio DOT, Bowling Green, OH

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

This session will discuss developing progressive communication strategies along the I-75 corridor from Findlay to the greater Toledo metro area. Some methods to be presented include utilizing rapid technology advancements to effectively inform users of scheduled work, alternative routes and real-time traffic conditions.

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OTEC 2014

NTSB Crash Investigations and Vehicle Safety Technology

Lessons Learned from NTSB Accident Investigations

Robert Accetta, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC
3:00 - 4:10 p.m.

The NTSB investigates collisions that have a significant impact on the public's confidence in highway transportation safety, such as collapses of highway bridge structures, fatalities on public transportation vehicles (such as buses and vans), incidents at highway/rail grade crossings and selected crashes that involve new safety issues/technologies.

Automated and Connected Vehicle Research Facility -- Making Cars Smarter

Sean Kelley, The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc., Detroit, MI
4:10 - 4:35 p.m.

The University of Michigan in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), plans to perform collaborative research at the newly-constructed Mobility Transformation Facility (MTF). The MTF occupies approximately 20 acres of land, and consists of a wide variety of 'real- world' roadway infrastructure features necessary for research pertaining to automated and connected vehicle technology – with a goal of making cars smarter.

Self-Driving Cars: Has the Future Arrived?

Christopher Hedden, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Oakland, CA
4:35 - 5:00 p.m.

An overview of the current direction of Autonomous Vehicles and their potential safety impacts which could include navigating curves, intersections, other roadway features as well as weather factors and driver characteristics.

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OTEC 2014

Technological Advancements in Materials

A Statistical Model to Optimize Risk and Cost of Materials QA/QC

Kamran Majidzadeh, Resource International, Inc., Columbus, OH
Laith Tashman, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Leveraging repeatability of tests results to reduce testing frequency without increasing risk. An example of this will be discussed using subgrade QA data from a Turnpike project looking at both conventional nuclear guage and Light Weight Deflectometer (LFD) methods. Increased production and decreased costs will be shown.

Using the AIMS Device in Characterizing Ohio's Aggregate Resistance to Polishing

Jeff Wigdahl, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Several states have been using the Aggregate Imaging System (AIMS) to measure the texture of their aggregates. They have developed procedures that utilize the micro-deval device to polish the aggregate. The loss of texture, before polishing with the micro-deval versus after polishing with the micro- deval, can be used to infer the polishing resistance of the coarse aggregate used in a Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) surface. Texture results from the AIMS device are now available for the coarse aggregate available for HMA in Ohio.

Flexible Waterproof Concrete - Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC)

Scott Muzenski, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Racine, WI
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have addded polyvinyl alcohol fibers with concrete to create waterproof, flexible, crack mitigating concrete that may last upwards of 120 years.

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OTEC 2014

Applications Using GIS to Collect and Manage Transportation Data

District 4 GIS Plan Vault Program

Jim Bruner, Ohio DOT, Akron, OH
Tom Buckler, Ohio DOT, Akron, OH

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Since the early 2000's ODOT District 4 has maintained a scanned construction plan vault for state owned bridge, culvert, and roadway segments. Recently the ability to use a map to find plans has been added to other search methods such as project IDs and structure file numbers. This data links to the District's bridge and culvert photos, Pathweb video log, ROW, soils, and other plans and items. Learn about the process used to accomplish this: indexing, file standards, data scrubbing, and cooperation with local county engineers.

Web Mapping of ODOT Culverts for Efficient Data Collection and Database Updating

Douglas Lynch, TranSystems Corporation, Cincinnati, OH
Pete Anamasi, TranSystems Corporation, Cleveland, OH

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Using GPS data and Esri ArcGIS for Server technology, an efficient, streamlined 'ODOT Culvert Web Mapping Portal' to inventory and inspect culverts in ODOT Districts 2, 3, 5 and 12 was developed to allow field technicians to conduct the inventory and inspection of a culvert and edit/update existing ODOT data from any mobile tablet device, while also providing ODOT with a user-friendly way to view all data collected. The overview of the portal will include the script tools developed to submit all data collected through the application to ODOT’s Mainframe Culvert Database.

Implementing Mobility Options Using Geographic Information Systems

Daniel Moorhead, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Chris George, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

GIS is vital to planning and programming Mobility Options improvements in the City of Columbus. The presentation will illustrate the benefits of utilizing GIS for program management of public assets such as bikeways, sidewalks, and curb ramps as well as constituent requests. The city's asset data assists in project selection and tracking as projects are implemented. In the future, this information is expected to be available to all city staff, consultants, and the public; and be included in a citywide asset management system allowing tracking of improvements as they are made.

Digital Data Collection and Management for ADA Curb Ramp Inspections

Eric Lowry, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Columbus, OH
James Christian, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Geospatially referenced records, inspection reports with photographs, and reduced in-office work—just some of the benefits of using technology to streamline data collection and record management for an ADA curb ramp inspection program. The presentation will describe how existing technology was adapted to streamline inspection of over 500 curb ramps as part of a roadway repaving project, lessons learned, and other innovative applications in streamlining mobile data collection.

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OTEC 2013

Just when you think you know it all.....NEPA updates

Decision-Making in the PDP- How to use the Feasibility Study and the Alternative Evaluation Report in the PDP

Susan Daniels, Lawhon & Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

This discussion will focus on new guidance being released by ODOT on Feasibility Studies and Alternative Evaluation Reports. This guidance will highlight when to use these documents, the detail necessary for these documents and how to use them in the most efficient manner for PDP decision- making.

ODOT's Environmental Process in the (MAP) 21st Century: New CEs and Updates to the Online CE

Erica Schneider, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

This session will highlight changes to ODOT's CE Programmatic and details ODOT's $500,000 investment into updating the CE Online System.

Why Lengthy NEPA Documents are a Thing of the Past....

Jodi Heflin, HNTB Corporation, Cleveland, OH
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

This session will focus on a new format and detail level for ODOT's environmental documentation. This discussion will detail how ODOT is implementing FHWA/AASHTO/ACEC's Quality Initiative.

Reauthorization and NEPA- What changes can we expect?

Tim Hill, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

This session will focus on proposed environmental changes in the Senate, House and Adminstration's draft bills. Based on these Bills, how is ODOT preparing for the future?

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OTEC 2014

Challenging the Ground Conditions

Impacts of Karst on Structure Foundation Design: FRA-270-17.28

Alexander Dettloff, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Stuart Edwards, Barr & Prevost Engineering, Inc., Columbus, OH

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The geotechnical exploration for the US 33/I-270 interchange revealed the presence of karstic voids in the underlying limestone. To assess the potential impact on structure design, a regional geologic evaluation was undertaken and supplemented with conventional explorations, geophysical surveys, roto- sonic drilling and down-hole photography.

Instrumentation and Monitoring of Ground Movements under Bridges and along Fills; Nelsonville US 33 Bypass

Steve Williams, Ohio DOT, Marietta, OH
Shad Sargand, Ohio University, Athens, OH

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Abandoned underground coal mines are abundant in southeastern Ohio, including under much of the alignment for the US 33 Nelsonville Bypass project. Although grouting of mine voids was performed as part of this new construction, concern regarding incomplete grouting of voids or non-grouting of deep voids led to development of a program to monitor settlements, using time domain reflectometry under key structures and embankments. Use of TDR allows for the prompt notification of any abrupt movements at these locations. Ohio University, ODOT District 10 and Beaver Excavating collaborated to design, install and monitor this instrumentation.

Use of Wick Drains to Accelerate Soft Ground Consolidation Beneath Roadway Embankment

David Wanlass, G2 Consulting Group, LLC, Ann Arbor, MI
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The reconfigured interchange embankments for I-94 and Sargent Road for Michigan DOT traversed numerous wetlands, organics and soft compressible soils. Since overexcavation was deemed cost prohibitive, a staged embankment construction plan was developed. The plan included a surface drainage/stabilization blanket combined with wick drains to accelerate consolidation. Settlement and pore pressure instrumentation was installed and monitored. As much as 2.5 feet of settlement was measured.

Approach Embankment Case History on Soft Clays

Timothy Stark, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

An approach embankment for the reconfigured I-71/I-76 interchange in Medina County, OH sustained a failure during construction, prior to reaching half the design height. This failure occurred even though daily height of fill restrictions were in place and prefabricated vertical wick drains and pore pressure transducers with monitoring were in place. The probable cause of the failure will be discussed as well as the effectiveness of fill limit controls and shortcomings with traditional pore pressure variation restrictions during construction.

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OTEC 2014

Ohio DOT Financial Update and Opportunities

Overview of Current Program Implementation

Greg Murphy, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

An update will be provided on ODOT's TRAC funding, Turnpike funding initiative, and progress on projects of significance.

Revenue and Budget Forecasts

Rich Winning, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Information will be provided on revenue forecasts, distribution of highway revenue, federal funding concerns, Ohio's SIB, and other financial issues.

Strategic Initiatives Progress and Key Program Metrics

James Barna, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Information will be provided on ODOT's capital and consulting programs, key safety and asset management metrics, and other important ongoing initiatives such as Ramp Clear.

ODOT's Local Program Opportunities

Andrea Stevenson, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Information will be provided on the funding levels and various financing tools available through ODOT's Office of Local Programs, recent successes, as well as information on how assistance can be obtained.

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OTEC 2014

Geodetic Surveying at ODOT

Coordinate Systems, CORS, and NGS

Tony Williams, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Dave Conner, NOAA Center for Mapping, Columbus, OH

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

THow Ohio DOT uses NGS Datums (in surveying, mapping, design, and construction) and On-Line Tools, CORS, and updates on current NGS issues.

Surveying with the Virtual Reference System

Tony Williams, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Dave Beiter, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Presentation will discuss the current status of ODOT's VRS System, software upgrade status, new features, datums and issues and status of subscription services. Will also discuss current initiatives to expand use of system.

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OTEC 2014

CADD User Group Meeting and Panel Discussion

CADD User Group Meeting and Panel Discussion

Mark McCloud, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Fanita Cheek, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Jack Kerstetter, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Eric Thomas, Eric Thomas Consulting, Columbus, OH

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Topics to be discussed: CADD Website updates, CADD Standards Manual and Updates, GENSUM spreadsheet updates, PDF submission, L&D Vol 3, support ticketing form, and other updates and discussions involving CADD advancements and implications for ODOT projects.

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OTEC 2014

Conduit Rehabilitation and Case Studies

Structural Rehabilitation of a Stone Arch in the City of Delaware

Matthew Cozzoli, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:40 p.m.

This presentation will highlight the rehabilitation of a stone arch structure in downtown Delaware, Ohio.

District 8 Case Studies of Pipe Rehabilitation Techniques

Doug Gruver, Ohio DOT, Lebanon, OH
3:40 - 4:20 p.m.

The presentation will discuss several case studies of pipe rehabilitation in ODOT District 8.

Structural Rehabilitation of Culverts and Storm Sewers

Joseph O'Brien, ENTEL, Inc, Saline, MI
4:20 - 5:00 p.m.

Presentation will outline a conduit rehabilitation method using cementitious spray applied pipe liner.

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OTEC 2014

Asset Management

Roadway Infrastructure Maintenance Responsibilities

Robert Taylor, City of Dublin, Dublin, OH
Dan Wise, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Over the years there have been events or maintenance situations on roadways and bridges in which questions of responsibility arose. This presentation describes a maintenance responsibility reference manual that helps government agencies and private entities easily determine which roadway infrastructure items they are responsible to maintain.

Stormwater Facility Asset Management Program

Jason Hetrick, McCormick Taylor, Inc., Baltimore, MD
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

This presentation provides an overview of developing a successful Stormwater Facility Asset Management Program. The discussion references a program developed to inspect, prioritize and efficiently manage the maintenance and repair of nearly 500 ponds. This task combined GIS database creation, infrastructure management and annual BMP inspections.

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OTEC 2014

Evaluation of Bridges No. 1

Cracking Behavior of Structural Slab Bridge Decks

Perry Ricciardi, Ohio DOT, Ashland, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Bridge deck cracking, a common problem throughout the United States, affects the durability and service life of bridge decks. Recent bridge inspections of such structural slab bridges in the state revealed alarming levels of deck cracking. Cracks as wide as 0.125 in. were recorded parallel to and near intermediate supports under just dead load conditions alone. The presentation will include the key findings from the experimental and analytical study currently being conducted at The University of Akron.

Specialized Post-Tensioning Inspection and Repair

Clyde Ellis, VSL, Springfield, VA
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Post-tensioned structures have been in use in the United States for over 40 years and their performance to-date has, in general, been good. While these structures are often subjected to periodic routine inspection, they are not subjected to periodic hands-on inspections like fracture critical bridges. The assessment of post-tensioned structures is particularly challenging since the tendons are often not readily accessible. Repair of internal, external, and stay cable systems often requires close coordination between the owner, engineer, and a specialty support contractor who is familiar with post- tensioning systems. This presentation illustrates typical inspection activities and observations as well as common repair techniques using case studies.

WHEN THE SHIP HIT THE SPAN: Mathews Bridge Emergency Repairs

Mark Bernhardt, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Columbus, OH
Edward Cinadr, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Columbus, OH

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

In September 2013, a naval ship struck a critical steel member in the center span of the Mathews Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. The collision caused significant damage and an immediate bridge closure. The Mathews Bridge is a steel cantilever thru-truss, 7,375 feet long with a roadway deck that rises 150 feet above the St. Johns River. This presentation will discuss challenges faced by the project team which included determining how to restore bridge geometry and load paths, replacing and strengthening tension cord and gusset plate members, conducting operations on a major structure without the use of mechanical access equipment or cranes, installation of 100+ strain gauges and completing load tests.

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OTEC 2014

Innovative Bridge Construction

Milton Madison Bridge: The Largest Bridge Slide in North America

Tom Bolte, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

This presentation will focus on the details of how the bridge slides were accomplished. A 2,400 foot-long continuous new truss was constructed beside the existing truss, supported on temporary piers, and then slid on to rehabilitated existing piers, representing the largest bridge in North America that has utilized this method. Additionally, a girder type approach span was slid, and while on a much smaller scale, offered its own set of design and construction challenges.

Construction Services of the Rehabilitation of the Columbus Road Lift Bridge in Cleveland,

Thomas Sotak, Cuyahoga County Public Works, Cleveland, OH
Wesley Weir, TranSystems Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Robert Tosolt, Stafford Bandlow Engineering, Inc., Doylestown, PA

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

This project team will discuss the construction challenges including the structural, mechanical, electrical and architectural elements of the bridge as well as the process of float-out / float-in construction methods for the new truss and stowing the bridge in the open position while maintaining river traffic.

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OTEC 2014

Technology + Traffic = Active Traffic & Demand Management

Active Traffic & Demand Management in Ohio

Reynaldo Stargell, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
John Gray, AECOM, Columbus, OH

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

ODOT is exploring the feasibility of implementing Active Traffic & Demand Management (ATDM) strategies on Ohio's urban corridors. ATDM strategies utilize technology to maximize the efficiency of our existing assets and can include items such as dynamic lane/shoulder use, queue warning, ramp metering, and speed harmonization. This presentation will share the methodologies used in the study, the results of the evaluation, and how ODOT plans to move forward.

Hard Shoulder Running - A Guide to Deployment

David Kamnitzer, IBI Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

The presentation will draw on the author`s personal experience as one of the core team of advisors for the UK hard shoulder running program. It will provide an overview of the technology behind HSR and explain how operational experience has led to significant changes in the UK design and operating practices (eg: moving the gantries from 1/4 to 1/2 to 1 mile average density; move away from overhead signals to verge shoulder mounted signs; removing the physical check of the hard shoulder prior to opening; responses to challenges of hard shoulder compliance and maintenance; and the move from a DHS to the current All Lane Running (ALR) design). The presentation will also show how the experience of other European countries is consistent with that of the UK.

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OTEC 2014

Building Local Relationships to Improve Safety

Regional Systematic Safety Pilot Project

Andy Taylor, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus, OH
Jordan Whisler, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus, OH

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Working with our partners at the ODOT and local jurisdictions, MORPC is leading a pilot program aimed at advancing systematic crash reduction at a regional scale. This project is resulting in the implementation of a variety of low-cost safety improvements designed to target four crash types that tend to result in severe and fatal injuries within central Ohio; including rear-end, angle, fixed object, and pedestrian. Some of the low-cost safety improvements included are LED signal heads with reflective backplates, LED enhanced stop signs, enhanced intersection signage, among others.

Changing 'Dangerous and Drab' to 'Safe and Fab' - SR 246 (Dorr Street) Safety Project

Jean M. Hartline, Mannik Smith Group, Maumee, OH
Douglas Stephens, City of Toledo, Toledo, OH

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

This project involved a public-private partnership with the City of Toledo, University of Toledo, and ODOT to reach a common goal of transforming a drab urban corridor with high crashes to a safe and fabulously inviting corridor. An extensive outreach program, conducted with the neighborhood and businesses, resulted in streamlining the ROW process. Thus, a private-public partnership was formed between the university and the city for the creation of a corridor that met the safety needs, vehicular and pedestrian mobility needs and aesthetic desires for the corridor. The improvements will be constructed in summer 2014.

The 'How We Roll' Bicycle Safety Program - Ohio's Investment in College Campuses

Andy Davis, City of Akron, Akron, OH
Victor Pinheiro, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

The `How We Roll Tour` is a bicycle safety program focusing on young college riders in Akron and Columbus. This is a presentation on how and why Ohio is targeting investments towards college campuses. Learn about the tactics used to interact with college students and others. Results of the research program and implementation guide based on lessons learned from Akron and Columbus will be presented.

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OTEC 2014

Shale: Impact to the Infrastructure

Marcellus Shale Success Stories

Melody Matter, McCormick Taylor, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
Halley Cole, Pennsylvania DOT, Harrisburg, PA

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

This presentation will provide a brief background on the Marcellus and Utica Shale Industries and PennDOT's Posting and Bonding Program that will focus on the success stories of upgrading roadways and removing the posted weight restriction.

Preserving Ohio's Roads - Gulfport's Philosophy

Martin Leehr, Gulfport Energy Corp., St. Clairsville, OH
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Gulfport Energy Corporation will discuss the methods they employ to improve and preserve Ohio's roads and bridges.

Beauty and 'The Beast' - a Midstream Tale

Eric Mize, Momentum/UEO, North Canton, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Momentum Energy will be discussing the processing portion of the midstream activity in Ohio.  Topics will include end products and their various modes of transportation, as well as an overview of the connectivity of the various Utica East Ohio (UEO) facilities (including `the Beast`).

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OTEC 2014

Completing a MAP-21 Compliant Freight Plan

Ohio's Freight Plan

Mark Locker, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

One of the new requirements of MAP-21 was the creation of a freight plan by every state DOT. This presentation will discuss the freight plan completed by Ohio

Michigan's Freight Plan

Larry Karnes, Michigan DOT, Lansing, MI
9:00 - 9:20 a.m.

One of the new requirements of MAP-21 was the creation of a freight plan by every state DOT. This presentation will discuss the freight plan completed by Michigan.

Kentucky's Freight Plan

Lynn Soporowski, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Frankfort, KY
9:20 - 9:40 a.m.

One of the new requirements of MAP-21 was the creation of a freight plan by every state DOT. This presentation will discuss the freight plan completed by Kentucky.

National Perspective on State Freight Plans

Ernie Perry, National Center for Freight Infrastructure Research & Education, Madison, WI
9:40 - 10:00 a.m.

One of the new requirements of MAP-21 was the creation of a freight plan by every state DOT. This presentation will discuss a national perspective on the freight plans being completed by state DOTs.

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OTEC 2014

Public Involvement for Dummies: It Doesn't Have to be Complicated

Public Involvement (PI): A Process Renewed

Kevin Davis, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

This session will highlight changes made to ODOT's PI process and what that means for you! Knowing how to proactively implement, plan for, and conduct public involvement enhances opportunities for stakeholders and the public to be part of the decision-making process.

Making the Complex Clear - Public Involvement Techniques and Tips

Marie Keister, Engage Communications, Columbus, OH
Brian Hagerty, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Columbus, OH
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

One of the most important aspects of working in the public sector is communicating with the public. That aspect alone is paramount to the success of transportation projects. The public expects us to be transparent in our actions, provide clear and concise communication, and afford the opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process, while being smart fiscal stewards of limited public resources. Those expectations are often put to the test when it comes time to plan and host public meetings. To refresh your skills – and maybe even teach you something new - this session will help you plan and facilitate effective public involvement.

Public Involvement Isn't All Fun and Games: Handling Difficult Situations

Susan Daniels, Lawhon & Associates, Inc., Columbus, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Public involvement can be challenging even for the most experienced practitioner, especially when your project has controversy. This session will focus on how to handle difficult people, conversations, and issues during the Public Involvement Process.

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OTEC 2014

Stabilization of Slopes

WOO-64/65 Landslide Remediation

Steven Riedy, Tetra Tech, Inc., New Albany, OH
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

State Routes 64 and 65 run along the Maumee River through much of Wood County. However, at several locations, erosion from the river has caused instability of the river bank below the road. The scope of work was to evaluate different stabilization methods at both sites. Drilled shaft walls were considered, as well as moving the roadways away from the river and cutting back the banks to stable slopes. Based on the preliminary design and evaluation, a drilled shaft wall along the roadway was selected as the best alternative.

Pinned Slope Drapery System for Slope Stabilization

Paul Painter, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Recently a modified installation of a traditional slope drape used for unstable rock slope has been developed utilizing ground anchors on over- steepened cut slopes. The high tensile steel wire is tied into a series of installed ground anchors which will act as a single unit providing support to the ground surface resulting in increased surficial support as well as improved global stability. ODOT has completed the construction of two such systems over the past year. One system was a sold project and one system was a Value Engineered design. This presentation will evaluate the performance of these two systems over the past year to evaluate their effectiveness.

What A Slide - MRG-266-8.40 Landslide Remediation

Pete Nix, Tetra Tech, Inc., New Albany, OH
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

State Route 266 closely parallels the Muskingum River through much of Morgan County. Between mile markers 8 and 9, the river flow takes a severe northerly course perpendicular to the roadway and crashes into the existing hillside, which rises over 300 feet above the river level. The result is a very large and complex landslide in the Monongahela Formation that is nearly one third of a mile long. The scope of work was to evaluate different alignments of SR 266 combined with different landslide remediation methods to stabilize the slope. Possibilities included moving the alignment higher on the slope or keeping the same alignment but using new, drilled-shaft retaining walls to stabilize the slope.

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OTEC 2014

Financial Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles

Financial and Economic Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

Richard Mudge, Compass Transport and Tech, Potomac, MD
8:30 - 9:10 a.m.

The development of autonomous vehicles may reduce headways, result in a defacto increase in roadway capacity and therefore decrease in the level of transportation infrastructure funds needed. This change may narrow the gap between needs and available funds.

Autonomous Vehicles in Ohio

Umit Ozguner, Ohio State Center for Automotive Research, Columbus, OH
9:10 - 9:50 a.m.

Autonomous vehicle develpment incorporates many different topics and technologies including research in control, communication, sensing, electronics and computers. We investigate many, non-traditional aspects of the transportation sciences, for example advanced simulation, virtual reality, remote presence, automated driving, cyber-physical systems, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, computer and communication networking and many aspects of advanced automotive control.

Autonomous Vehicle Q & A

Cynthia Gerst, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
9:50 - 10:00 a.m.

Questions on the development of autonomous vehicles and the potential impact on the transportation infrastructure.

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OTEC 2014

Advancements in Surveying & Mapping Technology

Advancing Unmanned Aerial Systems at the DOT

Rachel Lewis, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

Updates on the status of UAS use at ODOT and the future of the industry as it pertains to work and projects at ODOT

Digital Data - How Technology is Changing Projects from Planning to Final

Brian Hagerty, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Columbus, OH
Eric Lowry, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Columbus, OH
8:50 - 9:25 a.m.

New technologies present new opportunities but will we take them? Stantec staff explore how technology is benefiting projects from project planning through final tracings. Topics discussed will include exciting new survey technology, practical ways to collect more useful data during site visits, and some examples of how technology is improving design processes.

Terrestrial Scan from the River, ODOT Project DEL 257

Mike Wanchick, SAM Inc, Westerville, OH
9:25 - 10:00 a.m.

Discussion of survey use of terrestrial scanning applications. Will look at special projects requiring terrestrial scan to be performed from the river

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OTEC 2014

Performance Based Conduit Installation - Industry Impacts

Trust, But Verify -- Today's Technology Providing Proof of Proper Installation

Trygve Hoff, American Concrete Pipe Association, Columbus, OHD
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Through advances in technology, Post Installation Inspection now provides that proof of proper installation and structural integrity to the owner prior to project close-out or final acceptance. Utilization of modern technology such as video cameras, deflection measurement, and crack measurement tools are becoming the norm. As with any new technology or procedure, there is a learning curve that must be overcome. This presentation will discuss the tools, the meaning of the results, how different organizations are implementing this new technology, and the critical issues to include in a specification.

ODOT CMS 611 - Impacts on Pipe Installation

Joe Babcanec, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., Powell, OH
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Presentation will focus on ODOT CMS 611 and how it has impacted contractors, manufacturers and designers. Discussion topics will include observations, case studies, and recommendations for potential improvements within the specification.

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OTEC 2014

Public-Private Partnerships

Portsmouth Bypass P3, Performance Based Delivery

Mike Wawszkiewicz, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Shawn Thompson, CH2M HILL, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

The Portsmouth Bypass Project was started in concept with the creation of Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in 1964. The current effort originated in June 1999 following the Southeastern Ohio Highway Compact which named several southeast Ohio major projects that needed completed. This included the Portsmouth Bypass, which completes a missing link in the ADHS connecting Ohio to North Carolina. Project implementation currently involves selection of a developer to deliver finance, design, construction, and operation and maintenance (O&M) for 35-years. The discussion will include a brief background on the project, update on current status and key aspects of the performance-based delivery approach. The project goals and objectives such as innovation during all phases of the project, cost-effective lifecycle and expedited schedule are linked to delivery considerations. Risk transfer, flexibility for the developer during design and construction, long term life cycle management and requirements during handback of the facility after the 35-year O&M period are the primary factors driving details of the performance approach.

Public Private Collaboration - PennDOT and the Marcellus Shale Coalition

Melody Matter, McCormick Taylor, Inc., Harrisburg, PA
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania began with an experimental well drilled in 2004; by 2007 there were 112 wells drilled. The rapid growth of the Shale Oil and Gas Industry in Pennsylvania was accompanied by a wide range of new issues for both the public sector, unfamiliar with the industry, and private organization which had not previously operated in Pennsylvania. One example of a collaborative process to address these issues was the coordination between the PennDOT and the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC). PennDOT is the state transportation agency responsible for over 40,000 miles of public roads, including a significant portion of rural roadways serving the shale regions. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) was founded in 2008 to represent the natural gas industry to the government, regulatory agencies and the public regarding the development of energy from the Marcellus Shale formation. Board Members of the MSC include exploration/production and midstream companies and associate members include their associated contractors. Starting in 2010, PennDOT and the MSC began holding regular meetings to provide a forum where regulatory, policy, and operational issues could be discussed and solutions developed. The Public-Private collaboration established between the MSC and PennDOT has proven successful on a number of fronts, including: streamlining legal agreements to address potential and actual damage to state roads; providing state specific training for out-of-state/new contractors; disseminating information regarding Department publications, regulations, etc.; giving Industry a regular forum to explain practices. This collaboration has been very successful from both PennDOT and the MSC’s perspective and is a model that can be used to develop effective working relationships with other Public and Private entities.

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OTEC 2014

Major Rehabilitation Design

The Leo Frigo Bridge Pier Failure and Repair

Finn Hubbard, Fish & Associates Inc., Middleton, WI
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

In September 2013 a bridge pier on the Leo Frigo Bridge over the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin settled 24-inches. The bridge was immediately closed and an investigation took place. The source of the problem was severely corroded steel H-piles due to the corrosive nature of the industrial waste that was used as fill on the site prior to construction. Details of the investigation and rehabilitation will be presented.

Rehabilitation and Partial Replacement of the Columbus Road Lift Bridge

Brendan Finn, Cuyahoga County Public Works, Cleveland, OH
Wesley Weir, TranSystems Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Robert Tosolt, Stafford Bandlow Engineering, Inc., Doylestown, PA

11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The Columbus Road Bridge over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio is a single span through Pratt truss vertical lift span that was constructed in 1940 and spans 242’-0”. The bridge is currently under construction to rehabilitate the bridge towers and to replace the lift span. The presenters represent the owner, the designer, and the contractor.

Rehabilitation and Strengthening of the Freeport Bridge

Christopher Smith, Modjeski and Masters, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

The Freeport Bridge is located northeast of Pittsburgh, PA and carries SR 356 over the Allegheny River and Norfolk Southern Railroad. The 1965 pre-rehabilitated bridge was comprised of steel girder approach spans as well as a river crossing comprised of a three-span continuous steel deck truss supporting a floorbeam-stringer floorsystem and reinforced concrete deck. In 2010, the truss spans underwent major rehabilitation including strengthening of the floorbeams and truss members and replacement of the stringers and concrete deck. The approach spans were replaced with new continuous steel girder.

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OTEC 2014

Innovative Rail Tunnel Projects

GCRTA Airport Tunnel Project - Innovative Track Structure Design & Construction

Joseph Shaffer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
Thomas Taylor, TranSystems Corporation, Cleveland, OH
10:30 - 11:10 a.m.

The Airport Tunnel Project was initiated due to issues with tunnel safety and track structure condition. In late 2010 after evaluating a number of alternatives, Low Vibration Track (LVT) was selected for the track structure replacement. TranSystems and KS utilized engineering design skills in a high-pressure situation to resolve a track alignment issue without any overall project schedule impact.

Successful Dispute Resolution on a Tunnel Transit Project: A Case Study

Scott Lowe, Trauner Consulting Services, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
11:10 - 12:00 p.m.

The project was a $150,000,000 Design/Build/Operate/Maintain contract to modify an existing freight tunnel for the Hudson-Bergen Transit Line in New Jersey. Disputes included a $120M claim for tunnel work which was designed by the transit agency. The agency worked quickly and effectively to resolve the dispute using mediation.

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OTEC 2014

Roadway Engineering: Under Construction

Roadway Engineering Update

Kathleen King, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Gary Harrington, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Maria Ruppe, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Juanita Elliot, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Duane Soisson, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Kevin Duemmel, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Brief summary of recent and upcoming changes in ODOT Office of Roadway Engineering. The session will conclude with a panel discussion.

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OTEC 2014

Adaptive Signal Systems - Design, Programming and Timing

Everything You Need To Know

Dave Holstein, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This topic will discuss how adaptive traffic signal systems work, the associated costs, measures of effectiveness and how to assemble design plans.

System Setup Demonstration

Gurtej Gill, Econolite Control Products, Anaheim, CA

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

This topic provides a demonstration of one type of adaptive traffic signal system.

Adaptive Versus Time of Day

Eric Gannaway, Rhythm Engineering, Lenexa, KS

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This topic compares adaptive traffic control to optimized traffic signal timing plans including simluations of typical and extraordinary traffic conditions.

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OTEC 2014

Infrastructure Performance and Management

Managing the Ohio Turnpike Infrastructure

Dennis Albrecht, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, Berea, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Session will highlight how the Ohio Turnpike Infrastructure is managed for optimal performance.

Highlights from the Nelsonville Bypass Project

Steve Williams, Ohio DOT, Marietta, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

This session will highlight the Nelsonville Bypass Project in terms of the its unique construction delivery and management.

Cleveland's Euclid Corridor "The Project That Delivers"

Joseph Calabrese, Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

This session will highlight how the Euclid Corridor has impacted the movement of people and goods, supported services and bolstered economic development in Cleveland.

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OTEC 2014

Livability Projects

Balancing Transportation Needs in a Thriving Downtown

Randall Bowman, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Ravi Ambadipudi, Burgess & Niple, Inc., Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The 2010 Downtown Columbus Strategic Plan establishes a vision for the continued transformation of downtown into a more livable and vibrant place that will stimulate its growth as an economic engine in the Midwest. This presentation will discuss several of the changes and how they are addressed from a transportation analysis and decision making standpoint, as well as the use of advanced traffic modeling methods to study the effectiveness of a wide variety of transportation planning and network improvement strategies.

First Look at the Bridge "Caps" of the Columbus Crossroads Project

Chris Hermann, MKSK - Planning, Urban Design, Columbus, OH
Ferzan Ahmed, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The bridges being built and planned over the innerbelt around downtown Columbus are unique in the country. This session will explore: what led to the desire of the "caps", the community involvement and direction as part of the Columbus Crossroads project, what the benefits of "caps" are, the partnership and funding between ODOT, MORPC, and the City of Columbus to achieve them, the economic development benefit of the caps, and details about the design of the caps and related structures.

Cleveland West Shoreway Improvements

Kirsten Bowen, Michael Baker Jr., Inc., Cleveland, OH
Natalie Conley, Ohio DOT, Garfield Heights, OH
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Lakefront West project is a collaborative effort between the ODOT and the City of Cleveland and is a key element of the City’s comprehensive Lakefront Plan. The presentation will discuss the changes from the corridor planning study completed in 2009 and detailed elements of the 4 construction projects.

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OTEC 2014

Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) – Providing Real Solutions to Real Transportation Problems

Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL)

Vicky Fout, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Greg Butcher, Violet Township, Pickerington, OH
Hassan Zahran, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 12:00 p.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). This session will include a status update on the program, presentations on actual research projects, and a focus group/ brainstorming session for FY2016 funding.

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OTEC 2014

New Technology for Old Problems: Using Digital Data Collection to Improve Efficiency

Better, Faster, Cheaper: Digital Data Collection in Cultural Resources Management

Michael Striker, Gray & Pape, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Over the past several years, Gray & Pape has been gradually moving towards completely digital means of collecting and analyzing field data from cultural resources surveys. Using tablet computers running off-the-shelf software such as ArcGIS Collector and RuskinARC, as well as some proprietary house-developed software, Gray & Pape has almost completely eliminated field paperwork. As a result, we have seen marked increases in efficiency during fieldwork, which is the most expensive part of any cultural resources survey.

Streamlining Cultural Resource Surveys: Geophysical Survey and Archaeology

Jarrod Burks, Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc., Columbus, OH
11:00 - 11:30 p.m.

Documenting archaeological resources can be a time and budget intensive endeavor. While shovels and larger digging tools such as backhoes are commonly employed to locate archaeological sites and find the important features they contain, there is another suite of tools that can be exceptionally effective for site and feature location: geophysical survey instruments. This presentation will briefly outline the many ways in which geophysical survey can be used in prehistoric- and historic-era archaeological contexts to quickly and cost-effectively enhance cultural resource survey, documentation, and assessment. Whether it’s using a ground-penetrating radar to locate building foundations in yards and farm fields or beneath asphalt parking lots, or employing a magnetometer to pinpoint the locations of 2,000-year- old Native American food roasting pits, geophysical survey techniques have come a long way in the last 25 years and have many applications for archaeology.

ODOT Bat Habitat Conservation Inventory – Indiana Bat Western Management Unit

Christy Pirkle, EMH&T, Columbus, OH
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

ODOT has been tasked by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to identify potential available properties suitable for Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) habitat conservation within the designated Indiana Bat Western Management Unit (WMU) of Ohio. This process involved conducting a multi-component real estate search of properties located primarily within the WMU to identify potentially suitable sites for the Indiana bat.  The intent of the search was to identify as many possible large-scale (50+ acres) tracts of land as available within the approximately 24,510-square mile search area. Multiple data sources were utilized to guide the search for potential bat habitat conservation sites, including known Indiana bat capture records, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Indiana Bat Summer Habitat Model , a Multiple Listing Service (MLS) search, realtor and industry professional inquiry, web search, and a mailing inquiry. To assist with streamlined information management, EMH&T developed a customized web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application (http://inbat.emht.com/).  The GIS application acts as the central repository where the compiled information associated with the potential properties can be stored, reviewed and enhanced. The inventory brings together data sets previously inaccessible to ODOT in an intuitive, easy to use interface in order to meet their obligations under the Endangered Species Act. As project needs arise, the GIS inventory will allow ODOT to efficiently identify properties suitable for bat habitat conservation across the WMU, allowing them to easily identify a “needle in a haystack.”

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OTEC 2014

Rock Slope/Excavation Issues

Design Challenges Associated with Constructing the New Dolwick Connector into Existing I-275 Embankment

Craig Lee, S&ME, Inc., Lexington, KY
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The Dolwick Connector is a new section of roadway in northwest Kenton County, KY. A 1,000-ft. long section of this new road crosses an existing 150-ft. tall ramp embankment, carrying I-75/71 to WB I-275. Due to site constraints, the new roadway had to be aligned/constructed within the existing embankment limits, rewuiring excavation into the existing embankment. The challenging site conditions as well as the retaining structures required for support of the existing embankment will be discussed, with an emphasis on the importance of in-situ permeability testing.

Rock Anchors for Permanent Cut Slope Support, Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing

Stan Harris, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Cincinnati, OH
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The East End Crossing will connect SR 265 in Indiana with the Gene Snyder Freeway (KY 841) on the east side of Louisville, KY. This 8-mile long project includes a 2,510-foot long cable-stayed bridge over the Ohio River and two, three- lane 1,680-foot long tunnels on the south side of the Ohio River. The tunnel portals require 60- to 70-ft. deep cuts through soil, limestone, shale and dolomite. ROW restrictions required steeper cut slopes than normal, thus requiring slope reinforcement measures. For this application, epoxy resin rock anchor bolts were selected for such reinforcement and over 1,400 such bolts were installed.

Innovative Use of Horizontal Directional Continuopus Rock Coring for Design of LSIORB East End Tunnels

Craig Lee, S&ME, Inc., Lexington, KY
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The presentation will discuss the use and application of horizontal directional continuous rock coring for tunnels as part of the baseline data generated for tunnel design. Specifically, the application to the tunnel design for the Kentucky East End Approach tunnel will be discussed. Due to the historical nature of the overlying property, horizontal exploration was selected, and horizontal rock corings were selected as an alternative to a 12-foot diameter pilot bore tunnel.

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OTEC 2014

Asset Management Planning and Return on Investment

Asset Management Driving ROI Considerations

James Barna, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

This session will discuss how technology is enabling the creation of asset management systems that facilitate better decision making and improve the return on capital investments.

Financial Sustainability within Transportation Asset Management Plans

Gordon Proctor, Gordon Proctor & Associates, Inc., Dublin, OH
10:45 - 11:10 a.m.

Transportation Asset Management Plans (TAMP) can only be credible if they are paired with a corresponding financial plan that provides reasonable assurance that the plan can be afforded. Financial sustainability metrics are measures borrowed from the corporate world and used by transportation agencies to measure the degree to which their assets are being funded to ensure their long-term sustainability. This session will explore the types and uses of financial sustainability measures.

ODOT Transportation Asset Management Planning

Andrew Williams, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
11:10 a.m. - 11:35 p.m.

ODOT is in the process of establishing a framework for an integrated Asset Management Process. This presentation will highlight ODOT’s current efforts in developing performance based Asset Management framework.

Integrating the TAMP into Minnesota DOT Plans and Programs

Kirby Becker, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul, MN
11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ODOT is in the process of establishing a framework for an integrated Asset Management Process. This presentation will highlight ODOT’s current efforts in developing performance based Asset Management framework.

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OTEC 2014

Mobile Mapping: Not Just for Asset Management

Mobile Scanning - DOT Project MOT 75 Stanley Ave Bridge

Tim VanGelder, McKim & Creed, Raleigh, NC
Jason Nyberg, McKim & Creed, Austin, TX
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

This session will discuss the details of the project with respect to methodologies used, accuracies met and data analysis compared to aerial LiDAR. Further discussions will cover details of a typical mobile scanning project work flow including equipment, procedures, softwares, and deliverables. We will discuss pros and cons of the technology as well as when to use it and when not to.

Secondary Applications in Mobile LiDAR for Highways Maintenance

David Kamnitzer, IBI Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Once collected LiDAR has many potential applications in highways. In terms of mature areas, topo mapping, and asset inventory stand out. Along with topographic maps, LiDAR can also be used to provide a highly accurate database of asset inventory that can then be used to better plan maintenance activities and to support a range of operational and planning projects. It is also possible to perform asset condition assessments, including crack detection, surface profiling, guardrail height inspections, and new testing of retro-reflectivity of signs and road markings.

Utilizing Mobile Mapping Technology to Improve & Maintain Infrastructure

Scott Dunham, Woolpert, Columbus, OH
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In 2013, ASCE gave America's infrastructure an overall grade of D+ and they estimated $3.6 trillion would need to be spent by 2020 to improve it. With state budgets at a fraction of where they need to be, technology provides opportunities to help reduce overall cost of regular maintenance and repairs. Mobile mapping can assist in identifying various transportation infrastructure issues simultaneously. This session will review several projects covering the use of the mobile system for: sign inventory, sidewalk and curb assessment, pavement distress identification and rating, paint calculations and management, additional asset management, and can provide locations and attributes for import into CAD and GIS platforms.

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OTEC 2014

Environmental Hydraulics - Water Quality Best Management Practices

Using Detention, Bioretention and Pervious Pavement to Meet Post-construction Requirements

Jon Prier, ODNR, Columbus, OH
Jay Dorsey, ODNR, Columbus, OH
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Post-construction stormwater BMPs are meant to remove pollutants from stormwater runoff as well as reduce possible impacts to receiving waters. Certain design criteria are critical for BMP performance. It is important for those designing and maintaining stormwater BMPs to understand which criteria affect BMP performance. This presentation will highlight the basic treatment functions that make BMPs work. It will also discuss potential scenarios that would cause BMPs to be ineffective. Lastly, brief design examples will be presented for various BMPs.

ODOT Off-Site Mitigation and Fee In-Lieu Program

Jon Prier, ODNR, Columbus, OH
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

ODOT encounters various issues associated with meeting water quality treatment requirements in urban settings. The lack of available space to implement traditional stormwater BMPs can make onsite water quality treatment expensive and sometimes unfeasible. Therefore, ODOT is working with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to initiate a pilot system to facilitate off-site mitigation. This presentation includes the initial findings of that pilot system and discusses considerations for implementing off-site mitigation.

Interchanges - Are there Storm Water Management or Water Quality Benefits Available

Mark McCabe, Gresham Smith Partners, Columbus, OH
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This presentation looks at the potential benefit of ODOT's interchanges in fields and how these can be used to address storm water runoff quality and support ODOT's storm water management program.

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OTEC 2014

Software/Database Management

PennDOT's Electronic Permitting System (EPS): Development, Deployment and Evolution

Timothy Johnson, Pennsylvania DOT, Harrisburg, PA
Donald Bricker, Pennsylvania DOT, Harrisburg, PA

2:00 - 2:40 p.m.

The development and implementation of PennDOT’s state-wide system for the on-line submission, review and approval of High Occupancy Permits (Driveway/Local Road and Utility permits), which went live in autumn 2011, will be presented. User requirements, the decision process for prioritizing features, and the evolution of the system will be discussed. Development team and user perspectives will be provided.

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OTEC 2014

Evaluation of Bridges No. 2

Ohio Department of Transportation’s Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) Practice for In-Service Corrugated Steel Culverts

Cindy Wang, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Amjad Waheed, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Bridges in Ohio are crucial components that make up one of the largest transportation systems in the United States. Ohio’s economy is directly linked to its ability to move goods and services through the 5th largest interstate highway system, 2nd largest inventory of bridges, and 10th largest highway network in the nation. This presentation provides an overview of ODOT's Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) practice for in-service corrugated steel culverts. ODOT developed several open source Excel Spreadsheets to load rate in-service CMPs and they are widely used by load rating engineers across the country. This presentation also highlights great team efforts of the ODOT, university research team, County Engineers, Municipality officials to get Ohio’s bridge inspection program in compliance with National Bridge Standards (NBIS.)

Validation of ODOT Shallow Cover Rating Factor Methodology for Metal Pipe and Arch Culverts

Shad Sargand, Ohio University, Athens, OH
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

ODOT methods for the load rating of long-span culverts include the estimation and use of load rating factors (LRF) following the AASHTO Load and Resistance Factor Rating methodologies. For culverts with shallow cover material between the structure and the pavement, that is a cover thickness less than AASHTO minimum requirements, the currently utilized LRF is overly conservative. Other standard methods do not provide a realistic value. A new LRF method is required for such culverts. In order to create this new method, several large diameter metal culverts under shallow cover in Ohio have been instrumented to measure strains and deflections under an applied load. The collected data can be used to compute the thrust. The thrust values are then used to calibrate a finite element model that will provide more realistic LRF values for shallow cover corrugated metal culverts.

Load Rating of Corrugated Metal Culverts in Ohio

Halil Sezen, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

ODOT uses a load rating procedure to evaluate more than 4,000 culverts in its inventory. Load ratings of the corrugated metal culverts in the ODOT’s database are currently being performed using an in-house program which has been updated by the authors based on a recent research study. The program calculates a rating factor based on current culvert condition. An engineer evaluates and rates the condition of a culvert by revising the rating factor based on the most recent measured span length, deflection rate, and/or gauge number. The load rating factors may vary depending on the judgment of the engineer who inspects and rates the culvert. A new load rating method is proposed by the researchers to ensure successful structural performance over the design life, to reduce bias, and to provide consistency for load rating evaluation. The method is based on experimental, numerical and theoretical studies. Experimental research included testing of approximately 40 in-service culverts in Ohio. This presentation will summarize the results of a recent research program conducted at The Ohio State University.

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Advancements in Construction

Field Data Collection with Mobile Apps

Chad Schafer, Info Tech, Inc., Gainesville, FL
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

This session will explore the available tools that pass this ‘KISS’ test and bring value to the end-users.

Construction Administrators Work Smart with Excel Programming and Functions

Robert Henry, Michael Baker International LLC, Cleveland, OH
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

The speaker will review and demonstrate some features of excel including specific cell references, lookup functions and auto-filters. A walk through form will be demonstrated using dialogue boxes. The dialogue boxes assures that the end user fills out the form properly. Macro recording will be demonstrated along with the associated code.

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71/670 Columbus Crossroads Project Overview

71/670 Columbus Crossroads Project Overview

Dave Poling, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH
Drew Griesdorn, Ohio DOT, Delaware, OH
Bud Braughton, City of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Kerry Hart, Kokosing Construction Company, Columbus, OH
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The $200 million I-71/I-670 interchange reconstruction is the largest single construction project undertaken in central Ohio. This project contained 22 bridges, 30 retaining walls, and additional travel lanes. This presentation will provide an overview of this MEGA project.

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From the Road to the Clouds, New and Improved Methods for Collecting and Managing Traffic Data

Ohio's Cloud Based Traffic Monitoring Management System

David Gardner, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

This presentation will focus on the implementation and components of the cloud based traffic monitoring program under development at ODOT.

Improving PENNDOT's Traffic Data Collection and Analysis System

Greg Ulp, GeoDecisions, Camp Hill, PA
2:20 - 2:40 p.m.

This presentation will highlight how the new system has streamlined the previous process and manages traffic site information, polling and data processing, validating traffic counts, and accessing reports and statistics.

Estimating Vehicle Lengths Under Stop-and-Go Traffic

Ai Qingyi, ARCADIS US Inc., Cleveland, OH
2:40 - 3:00 p.m.

This presentation will discuss an innovative approach to estimating the vehicle lengths against the stop-and-go traffic. High resolution, vehicle trajectory data was obtained and considered ground truth data to develop an improved dual-loop length based classification model for stop-and-go traffic.

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Transportation Asset Management: MAP 21

MAP21 Federal Transportation Bill and What You Should Know

Eric Ross, FHWA, Columbus, OH
Frank Burkett, FHWA, Columbus, OH

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This session will present the current status of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP21) legislation from a perspective of things you should know.

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Advancing Statewide Transportation Planning

Access Ohio 2040 - ODOT's Long Range Transportation Plan

Paul Hershkowitz, Louis Berger, Washington DC
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Since the spring of 2012, ODOT has been updating the state’s long-range transportation plan to guide, inform and support ODOT transportation policies and investment strategies for the coming years. The new plan, called Access Ohio 2040 (AO40), is the result of technical analyses and discussions with public sector partners throughout Ohio about how Ohio’s transportation system should function in the future, and the steps to accomplish that future vision in the years ahead.

Packaging and Selling Your Plan!

Vincent Rapp, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

ODOT recently completed its update to Ohio’s long- range transportation plan, Access Ohio 2040 (AO40). From the beginning of its development, AO40 was packaged into a concise format to promote clarity, increase understanding, and facilitate implementation of plan recommendations. As a result, the AO40 Team produced a series of easily consumable deliverables including: a compact final plan, YouTube video, STS map, info-graphic, and on-line presentations.

Impacts of Rural Transportation Planning

Vincent Rapp, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
Carrie Kissel, National Association of Development Organizations, Washington, DC

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) can have tremendous impacts on their respective region. In July 2013, ODOT began a two-year pilot program to create RTPOs in rural areas of the state. Five pilot program agencies were selected to participate in the program. This session will provide an update on their progress to-date as well as look at more established RTPOs in other states to discover the impacts that they have had in their region.

Prioritizing Transportation Technology Investments Through Strategic Planning

Keith Mullins, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Building on the conference theme of 'Advancing Transportation System Performance with Technology', this presentation will focus on the strategic planning process that is essential to making the right decisions when deploying Intelligent Transportation Systems or a transportation-focused technology.

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New Tech in Environmental Mitigation: Glass That Cleans Water, Artificial Bat Habitat that Works, And Concrete Hellbender Houses

ABS Materials: Advanced Water Quality Solutions Made Here in Ohio

Stephen Spoonamore, ABS Materials Inc., Wooster, OH
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Can we passively bring roadway runoff up to or exceeding drinking water standards with minimal maintenance and at a low cost? This presentation will discuss recent installation of these materials in roadway rights of way and the associated cost benefits of treating stormwater with this technology.

Hellbenders in Paradise

Gregory Lipps, Gregory Lipps, LLC, Delta, OH
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

The state expert on eastern hellbenders will discuss recent experiments creating an artificial habitat with concrete. A species that is often encountered at bridge crossings, this innovative approach to habitat creation may offer help to declining populations of this unique and enormous salamander.

BrandenBark™: Artificial Bark Designed for Roost Use by Indiana Bats (Myotis sodalis)

Joshua Adams, Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Paint Lick, KY
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

The decline of the federally listed Indiana bat impacts the delivery of nearly every ODOT project. This presentation will discuss recent developments in the creation of artificial summer roosting habitat for this species. This technology could be used on ODOT projects to further mitigate the impacts of tree clearing on this bat.

Concrete Box Culverts Repurposed as a Bat Cave

August Froehlich, The Nature Conservancy, Dublin, OH
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

In an attempt to combat the devastating impacts of white nose syndrome on cave-hibernating bats, The Nature Conservancy has developed a potential solution out of concrete box culverts. This presentation will discuss the recent construction of an artificial bat hibernaculum in Tennessee and open the discussion for the application of this technology in Ohio.

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OpenRoads and 3D Models: From Design to Construction

Advancing EDC Initiatives: 3D Design and Modeling with OpenRoads

Kevin Schlereth, HNTB Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Joe Waxmonsky, Bentley Civil, Exton, PA

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Discussion includes benefits of 3D models versus cross-sections, uses of models for construction, and the process to get from design to construction. Will look at the updated Bentley software and Trimble Business Center, and the flow of the model creation process.

Advancing EDC Initiatives: An Update on Initiative status at ODOT

Mark McCloud, Ohio DOT, Columbus, OH
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

A brief update on how ODOT is advancing the 3D Modeling and Design initiative.

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