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ASCE Transportation Conference
October 31, 2012 ~ Scheman Building, Ames, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

8:00 - 8:30Registration and Refreshments
Morning Program
General Session
Presiding: Jason Holdorf, P.E., Missman, Inc.

8:30 - 8:40 AMWelcome and Introductory Remarks
Jason Holdorf, P.E., Chair, ASCE Transportation Committee

8:40 - 9:00Iowa DOT Transportation Update
  • Program highlights and Funding
  • Paul Trombino III, P.E., Director, Iowa DOT, Ames, Iowa

    9:00 - 9:30Impact of Transportation Infrastructure for Economic Development: Project Case Study at Ankeny, IA
    Curtis Brown, Economic Development Director, and Paul Moritz, Public Works Director, City of Ankeny, Iowa

    9:30 - 10:00Impact of Transportation Infrastructure for Economic Development and Project Case Study at Nevada, Iowa
    Larry Stevens, P.E., HR Green Company, Des Moines, Iowa

    10:00 - 10:20Break

    10:20 - 11:00 SSE Connector project at Des Moines, Iowa - NEPA to construction
    Scott Almeida, P.E., Kirkham Michael, Inc., Des Moines, IA; Pam Cooksey, P.E., Deputy City Engineer, City of Des Moines, IA.

    11:00 12:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
    Session A:
    Asset Management & Life Cycle Costs

    Presiding: Mark Mueller, P.E., HR Green, Inc

    Iowa DOT Strategy for Transportation Asset Management
    John Selmer, Iowa DOT

    Conventional vs. Sustainable Transportation Design
    Jennifer Winter, P.E., HR Green, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Session B:
    Presiding: Jenifer Croat, P.E., Snyder & Associates

    ADA Design Requirements and Procedures with Project Implementation Case Study
    Donna Buchwald, P.E., Iowa DOT, Ames, IA; Carol J. Moser, Assistant City Attorney, City of Des Moines, IA.

    ADA Project Implementation - Case Study

    12:00 - 1:00 PMLuncheon (Buffet Style)

    1:00 - 2:30 PM
    Session C:
    Subgrade Analysis and Design

    Presiding: Mike Anthony, P.E.

    1:00-2:00 New test methods for quality assessment of pavement foundations.
    Dave White, P.E., Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering and Center for Earthworks Engineering/Intrans, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

    2:00-2:30 Project Case Study: Burlington and Ft. Madison Airports (cement treated subgrade)
    Jim Riensche, Geomax Soil Stabilization, Inc., Iowa City, IA

    Session D:
    Presiding: Dan Smith, P.E., CH2M Hill

    1:00-1:45 Scanning Technology for Corridor Planning - Static and Mobile
    Joe Bruno, P.E., ESP Associates, Charlotte, North Carolina

    1:45-2:30 Corridor Modeling for Transportation Planning

    2:30 - 2:50Refreshment Break

    General Session
    Presiding: Jim Grove, P.E., FHWA

    2:50 - 3:30Role of Incentives to Improve Quality of Construction
    Tom Reis, P.E., Specifications Engineer, Iowa DOT, Ames, IA.

    3:30 - 4:15Statewide ITS Implementation - Iowa DOT
    Tim Simodynes, Iowa DOT

    4:30Conference Adjourn
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