ACEC/NC NCDOT Transportation Conference, the largest transportation event in the state, explores the latest transportation innovations and provides attendees with the chance to network with other professionals.  Visit  Vaughn & Melton at booth number 4 on November 1, 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center.


Tuesday, October 31st | 7PM - 9PM
Stop by the evening before and enjoy an opportunity to network with colleagues, NCDOT Raleigh and Division-based staff, exhibitors and conference sponsors! 
Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided as well as a cash bar.
-South Hallway, Raleigh Convention Center

Wednesday, November 1st
7:15-8:00 am: Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:30 am: General Session (1.5 PDH)

9:30-10:15 am: Break

10:15-12:15 pm: Morning Concurrent Workshops (2 PDH)

You want it when? – The Evolution of Project Delivery​
NCDOT is evolving in many ways from staffing and organizational changes to schedule acceleration and delivery emphasis. This session will focus on evolving project delivery tools, how consultant selection and execution impacts project delivery and highlight the innovative methods used to accelerate the  Felix Harvey Parkway Project. Join us for this session and learn how NCDOT is partnering with the consultant community to change how projects are delivered across the state.
Felix Harvey Parkway - How did it get delivered?
            Kory Wilmot, AICP, AECOM
           Maria Rogerson, PE, Project Engineer, NCDOT – Division 2
Project Delivery - A Perspective for Central and Division Administered projects
           Michelle Long, PE, Verified Claims Engineer - Chief Engineer’s Office, NCDOT
            Michael Poe, Division Project Development Engineer, NCDOT – Division 12
            Derrick Weaver, Senior Project Manager, NCDOT
            Laura Sutton, Senior Project Manager, NCDOT
Tools to Get R Done
            Jamille Robbins, Public Involvement Group Leader, NCDOT
            Jason Moore, PE, Support Services Project Engineer, NCDOT Roadway Design             Support Services Section
            Michael Turchy, ECAP – Environmental Program Consultant, NCDOT
            ​Bryan Edwards, NCDOT
Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Matthew Response, Recovery, and Resiliency
When a crisis hits the State of North Carolina such as Hurricane Matthew, what are the implications to the State’s infrastructure? This session will explore how the North Carolina Department of Transportation, along with its Consultant support, responded to the impacts created by such a historic event. We will also touch on what the recovery process has been and the challenges that arose from this event. We will close out the session with a “lessons learned” discussion and what processes have been or may be implemented to aid the public in future events.
Response and Recovery
            Emily McGraw, State Maintenance Operations Engineer, NCDOT
            Jennifer Brandenburg, Vice President, Volkert, Inc.
            Matt Lauffer, Assistant State Hydraulics Engineer
           Cindy Camacho, Senior Planner, AECOM
            Kory Wilmot, AICP, AECOM
Cool Projects – Session 1
This session focuses on innovation in engineering. First, we will learn about managing innovation and how to create a culture of innovation within an organization. Next, we will see how these principles are being applied to the data analytics lifecycle in connected and autonomous vehicles and what DOTs need to know about how they can utilize this data to help them with the operation of traffic and roadway systems. Finally, we will see a practical example of innovative thinking as we explore Jacksonville, Florida’s Ultimate Urban Circulator project. This is an exciting project that will provide mobility, connectivity, sustained economic growth and vibrancy to downtown Jacksonville.

Innovation in Engineering
           Dr. Jeffrey Glass, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke             University
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles - Applications of SAS
The Ultimate Urban Circulator
          Cheryl Lynn Freeman, PE, Senior Transportation Engineer, RS&H
            Thomas McVey, PE, Senior Program Management, Engineer, RS&H
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q Bridge), New Haven, CT
          Bob Anderson, Vice President, AECOM

12:30-2:00 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker 
Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE

CLICK HERE for full bio

Steve built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences. If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purpose-driven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference. His motto is straightforward: “If you take care of people, the business will follow.” He has been recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Professionals, and The Pittsburgh Business Times named his company one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the region.

2:00-2:45 pm Afternoon Break, Networking

2:45-4:45 pm: Afternoon Concurrent Workshops (2 PDH)

Protecting What We Love, Building What We Need
North Carolina is home to a diverse range of people, destinations, and resources; this variety makes our state the ideal place to live, work, and play. These same people, destinations, and resources must be considered during the transportation planning process, so that even the smallest projects don’t cause undo harm to our state. This session covers a variety of environmental planning issues, from developing mitigation strategies that protect our unique natural resources, navigating the cultural resources review process, and innovations in public involvement.

Bonner Bridge SAV Mitigation Site
            Kathy Herring, Environmental Program Supervisor, Biological Surveys Group,             NCDOT
The "H" Factor
            Renee Gledhill-Earley, Environmental Review Coordinator, NC State Historic             Preservation Office
Finding the Right Strategies for Engaging the Public
            Melissa Roberts, Community Engagement & Equity Manager, Atlanta Regional             Commission, Transportation, Access & Mobility Group

Follow the Container – Transportation’s Vital Role in Economic Development
This session will follow impact of shipping containers making their way from the newly deepened Port of Wilmington, along NC’s highways to the developing CCX Facility and beyond. Session panelists will examine impacts to land use, jobs, infrastructure and our State’s economy.
              Beth Smyre, Associate, Dewberry
             Oppie Jordan, Vice President, Carolina Gateways Partnership
             Ken A. Graves, Director of Planning, City of Rocky Mount
             Cliff Pyron, Economic Development, North Carolina State Ports Authority

Cool Projects – Session 2
This session focuses on unique projects across the US, including the world’s longest and largest floating bridge, a $1.9 Billion capacity improvement project to tunnel under the Elizabeth River, and the US’s first extradosed prestressed concrete bridge. Join us to explore these award-winning projects!
SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, Seattle, WA
          Lawrence Kyle, HDR
Midtown/Downtown Tunnel, Norfolk, VA
          Fred Parkinson, Vice President, WSP
Analytics at the Edge
            Katy Salamati, Senior Solutions Architect and Business Analyst,  SAS

5:00-6:30 pm: Networking Reception & Raffle

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