Agenda


11:00 am EDT: eConference Welcome
11:00 am EDT: Exhibit Hall Demonstrations
11:30 am EDT: Water Webcast Series (1 PDH)
12:30 pm EDT: Scheduled Chat & Exhibit Hall Demonstrations
1:00 pm EDT: Transportation Webcast Series (1 PDH)
2:00 pm EDT: Scheduled Chat & Exhibit Hall Demonstrations
2:30 pm EDT: Buildings Webcast Series (1 PDH)
3:30 pm EDT: Scheduled Chat & Exhibit Hall Demonstrations
4:00 pm EDT: eConference Concludes


Agenda Details:

11:00 am EDT: eConference Welcome

11:00 am EDT: Exhibit Hall Demonstrations

11:30 am EDT: Advancing Water and Sewer Service - Water Track Webcast Series (1 PDH)
Moderator:  Shanon Fauerbach, P.E., Editorial Director, ZweigWhite
Presenters: Nicole Wien, P.E., Senior Engineer, PBS&J, Tom Jones, P.E., Engineering Manager, Marietta Water, and Peter D. Binney, P.E., Principal, Sustainable Solutions, LLC

This webcast will provide engineers and others involved in the engineering of public water infrastructure with tremendous insight into industry trends and an inside look at how a state-of-the-art utility has improved its system’s reliability and performance. Experts will discuss technological and management trends that are yielding improved service, cost savings, and water quality enhancements, as well as provide best practices for engineers in the private and public sector on how to execute successful projects. A case study of the Marietta Board of Lights and Water’s sewer system will showcase how a dynamic model, GIS, and robust asset management system benefit strategic decision making. 

12:30 pm EDT: Advancing Water and Sewer Service — Post Webcast Open Q&A with the presenters

12:30 pm EDT: Exhibit Hall Demonstrations

1:00 pm EDT: Meeting Growing Transportation Challenges in an Era of Reduced Resources - Transportation Track Webcast Series (1 PDH)
Moderator:  Shanon Fauerbach, P.E., Editorial Director, ZweigWhite
Presenters: Pete K. Rahn, Senior Vice President, Leader, HNTB National Transportation Practice Group and John P. Brestin, P.E., S.E., Senior Bridge Engineer, HNTB Corporation

For state DOTs and the consultants who work with them, these are challenging times.  Is it possible to maintain public support as new construction and maintenance slow due to lack of funding? Pete Rahn, former Missouri DOT director and current HNTB national transportation practice group leader, believes it can be accomplished.  Using a formula for success that includes innovative thinking, practical design, attentive project management, and open communication, it’s possible to maximize the impact of available resources and navigate the rough waters ahead. Rahn’s trends discussion will be complemented by a case study of how a DOT and consultant are using modern technology to assess design options and choose the best products, designs, and systems to achieve public safety and satisfaction on complex road and bridge projects.

2:00 pm EDT: Meeting Growing Transportation Challenges in an Era of Reduced Resources — Post Webcast Open Q&A with the presenters

2:00 pm EDT: Exhibit Hall Demonstrations

2:30 pm EDT: The Risks, Rewards, and Keys To Successful Design-Build Government Building Projects - Buildings Track Webcast Series (1 PDH)
Moderator: Jennifer Goupil, P.E., Editor of Structural Engineering & Design, ZweigWhite
Presenters: Diana R. Hoag, Senior Consultant, Xcelsi Group and Steven M. Baldridge, P.E., S.E., President Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc.

Successful contracts and project delivery for design-build government building projects demands knowledge as well as attention to requirements and expectations that is unique to this market. Planning and pre-project collaboration are critical to achieve client goals, but especially for complex military projects. Government owners are unique in their roles: executing on a variety of projects, acting on behalf of large organizations, ensuring that all projects and processes meet evolving design standards and requirements set by other entities. Beyond a trend, design-build is the current project delivery method required for many government agencies. To be successful on government design-build projects demands educated participants and rigorous planning. Helping public sector owners develop strategies to successfully meet rigorous requirements as well as high project goals, Diana will discuss what government owners want and need from project participants, as well as explain how competitions are planned and executed in the public sector. Based upon his experience with military command centers, housing, and other projects for the U.S. Navy and Army, Steve will discuss many of the design and contract procurement processes that impact structural engineers and architects that are pursuing government projects.

3:30 pm EDT: The Risks, Rewards, and Keys To Successful Design-Build Government Building Projects — Post Webcast Open Q&A with the presenters

3:30 pm EDT: Exhibit Hall Demonstrations

4:00 pm EDT: eConference Concludes


Speaker and Moderator Bios:

Steven M. Baldridge, P.E., S.E., President Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc.
Steven Baldridge is President of the Honolulu-based firm Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc. (BASE) and he has more than 28 years of experience as a structural engineer. He has worked on more than 30 major federal projects including schools, housing, hangars, and high security command centers. Steve has been an innovator in addressing the stringent federal anti-terrorism / force protection standards cost effectively into building designs. He is a co-author of Prevention of Progressive Collapse in Multistory Concrete Buildings and has provided technical assistance in FEMA and NIST disaster mitigation studies.


Peter D. Binney, P.E., Principal, Sustainable Solutions, LLC
Peter Binney is a professional engineer with more than 35 years experience with civil engineering projects in the United States as well as internationally. Prior to starting his own consultancy, Mr Binney was he Director of Sustainable Planning for a major engineering and construction company and previously served as the Director of a major water utility. He specializes in the development of comprehensive sustainability programs, water development and management, assisting clients with complex regulatory and public involvement issues and project delivery.He is currently assisting major engineering societies with the development of a sustainable infrastructure project rating system.  He holds post graduate degrees in civil engineering and water resources engineering and has presented or published more than 50 papers at national and international conferences.
 

John P. Brestin, P.E., S.E., Senior Bridge Engineer, HNTB Corporation
John P. Brestin, P.E., S.E., of HNTB Corporation, is a senior bridge engineer with over 14 years of experience in the design and construction of complex bridge projects. His experience includes the design, erection engineering, and project management for many moveable and high level bridges over waterways. Brestin served as the project manager for the Huey P Long bridge widening project. 
 
 

Shanon Fauerbach, P.E., Editorial Director, ZweigWhite
Shanon Fauerbach, P.E., Editorial Director, oversees the content published by Stagnito Media, including two national, monthly magazines, CE News and Structural Engineer, and bi-weekly e-newsletters, CivilConnection and Structural Engineer eNews. Shanon received her bachelor’s of science in civil engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. She is a registered professional engineer in Georgia and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
 

Jennifer Goupil, P.E., Editor of Structural Engineering & Design, ZweigWhite
Jennifer Goupil, P.E., is the editor of Structural Engineering & Design magazine. As a licensed engineer with more than 8 years of experience in practice before joining the magazine, Jennifer is uniquely suited to understand the challenges faced by the structural engineering profession. She is a member SEAW, ASCE, and SEI as well as a member of the ASCE/SEI Sustainable Committee. Jennifer earned her master’s degree in civil engineering at Cornell University and her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. 


Tom Jones, P.E., Engineering Manager, Marietta Water
Tom Jones, P.E. is the Engineering Manager for the Marietta Board of Lights and Water (BLW) and has worked for the BLW for the past 15 years. In his current role, he is responsible for all aspects of the BLW’s Capital Improvement Program from planning through construction.



Diana R. Hoag, Senior Consultant, Xcelsi Group
Diana Hoag is a Senior Consultant with the Xcelsi Group, LLC and has more than 30 years of experience and demonstrated expertise in contracting, acquisition planning, and project management.  As a Federal employee, she served for more than 20 years as a contracting officer and professional, including as the Contracting and Acquisition Group Leader for the Pentagon Renovation Program.  Her consultancy expertise comprises acquisition planning and execution for complex systems and design-build projects, including development of effective solicitations and proposals, source selection approaches, and contract incentives.  She is a certified DBIA Design-Build Professional and serves on DBIA’s Policy and Standards Committee.
 

Pete K. Rahn, Senior Vice President, Leader, HNTB National Transportation Practice Group
Pete Rahn leads HNTB’s national transportation practice group, providing service to state departments of transportation and toll agencies. Rahn served as director for the Missouri Department of Transportation from 2004 to 2010. From 1995 until 2002, Rahn held the post of cabinet secretary, New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department. He is a past president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and a past member of the AASHTO board of directors.


Nicole Wien, P.E., Senior Engineer, PBS&J
Nicole Wien, P.E. is a senior engineer with PBS&J and has been hydraulic modeling water distribution and wastewater collection systems for over 12 years.  She has been the primary modeler for the Marietta BLW’s sanitary sewer collection system for the past 10 years and has been involved in the BLW’s SSES work and CMOM program.