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Technical Sessions

See CRC Technical Program Grid for Tracks 1-9

Thursday, March 10

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | ASCE-CI Research Awards Luncheon

Welcome Remarks: Michael J. Garvin, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Vecellio Construction Engineering & Management Program, Virginia Tech

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Technical Session 1: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10 – Post-Pandemic Construction Engineering Education

The impact of experiences of the past two years on post-pandemic construction engineering education will be explored. Panelists from academia, government agencies, and the construction industry will discuss such topics as virtual learning and teaching; internship/co-op programs; diversity, equity, and inclusion; emerging technologies; new skills required for early career engineers; and changes for new hires.

Moderator: Susan Bogus Halter, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, University of New Mexico

Speakers: James Rowings, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Kiewit University; John Gambatese, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Oregon State University; Dr. Denise Simmons, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Florida; Hani Alzraiee, P.Eng, M.ASCE, Cal Poly.

Track 11—Rebar Cage: Analysis, Design, and Innovation

Large rebar cages are temporary structures commonly used in reinforced concrete constructions. They are made of longitudinal and transverse reinforcing bars that are usually connected by tie-wires, and have resulted in numerous incidents of rebar cage failure and collapse. This session will collect and present state-of-the-art research and innovation in detailing, analysis, and design of rebar cages to ensure their safety during various construction processes.

Moderator: Vincent Arthur Siefert, P.E., M.ASCE, Siefert Associates LLC

Speaker: Masood Vahedi, S.M.ASCE, University of Nevada, Reno

Track 12—SuperSpec: A New Frontier for Next Generation

The ASCE CI Specifications Committee will demonstrate how to envision final specifications at the start of a project, focusing on two key solutions for managing specifications: (1) collaboration among stakeholders and within firms fostered by centralized and modern document management systems, and (2) communication of clear definitions of specification deliverables through all project phases to all stakeholders. Fundamental best practices and case examples will be shared and discussed.

Moderator: Rusty Sprouse, P.E., CFM, M.ASCE, Jefferson Lab

Speakers: Theresa Jablonski, P.E., M.ASCE, Nova Consulting; Lawrence Eckersley, M.ASCE, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

2:00–2:30 p.m. | Networking Break

2:30–3:30 p.m. | Technical Session 2: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10—Exploring EJCDC’s new Alternative Delivery Contracts

EJCDC publishes contract documents used widely throughout the construction industry. This session presents the different EJCDC contract documents and benefits associated with them in an interactive game show format, focusing on alternative delivery methods, design-build, progressive design-build, and the soon to be released Construction Manager at Risk documents, as well as the recently released Agency Construction Management family of documents.

Speaker: Dan Becker, M.ASCE, CCM, PMP, CCP, ENV SP., D. Becker Consulting, LLC

Track 11—Bridge Demolition with Explosives

For nearly all projects involving bridge repair, safe and controlled demolition of the existing structure is critical. Use of explosives for removal of bridge structures will be the focus of this presentation, which will include typical scenarios in which explosive demolition is the best method of removal. Engineering and community outreach preparation will be discussed, along with several case studies.

Speakers: David Byers, P.E., M.ASCE, Genesis Structures; Joshua Crain, P.E., S.E., M.ASCE, Genesis Structures; Matthew Tebo, Kiewit Corporation

Track 12—Leading Indicators of Design Defects on Building Projects

The CI Specifications committee members will discuss the necessary action items during the design phase to avoid design defects on building projects. The presentation will be followed by a discussion of how to effectively support these items.

Moderator: Rusty Sprouse, P.E., CFM, M.ASCE, Jefferson Lab

Speaker: Hyun Koo, A.M.ASCE; Wayne State University

3:30–4:00 p.m. | Networking Break

4:00–5:30 p.m. | Technical Session 3: Industry Tracks CI 10/Plenary (1.5 PDH)

The Young Professionals Forum is a gathering of ASCE-CI younger members on a mission to impact their community. Participants will discuss various topics of importance to members such as transitioning from student to full-time employee, self-advocacy, managing generational differences. There will also be an interactive presentation introducing ASCE's Future World Vision software, at which members will discuss potential solutions and problems for the future of construction and research.

Speakers: CI YPC

Friday, March 11

7:30–9:15 a.m. | Opening Plenary Session and Breakfast (1.5 PDHs)

Call to Order: Dan Becker, M.ASCE, CCM, PMP, CCP, ENV SP, CI Summit 2022 Chair, Technical Region Director, ASCE Board of Direction

Welcome Remarks: James (Jim) Starling, P.E., M.ASCE, CI President, Denver International Airport; Amarjit Singh, P.E., Ph.D., F.ASCE, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Civil Engineering, LADR Track Chair; Thomas W. Smith III, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE., Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers; Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.ASCE, ASCE, 2021-22 ASCE President, Mississippi State University

Plenary Panel Project Presentation: The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) East Side Access Project

East Side Access has the objective of providing new, direct LIRR service into a new concourse below Grand Central Terminal to reduce commutes into Manhattan by up to 40 minutes via more than eight miles of new tunneling. This session will review work on East Side Access in multiple locations in Manhattan and Queens.

Speakers: Arthur R. “Rob” Troup, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA); Eileen McCabe, Deputy Construction Manager, AECOM; Garth Lawrence, Area Manager Force Account, AECOM; Sam Dogini, Senior Project Engineer, AECOM

9:15–9:30 a.m. | Break

9:30–10:30 a.m. | Technical Session 4: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10—Delaware Memorial Bridge Tower Pin and Link Replacement

The Delaware Memorial Bridge (DMB) carries over 80,000 vehicles across the Delaware River daily, resulting in significant deterioration at pin holes in the existing tower links that support the suspended spans. This presentation will describe the development and implementation of a solution utilizing uplift bearings to provide the necessary vertical restraint while allowing for the significant movements of the flexible suspended spans.

Moderator: Jeffrey Sawyer, P.E., M.ASCE

Speaker: Dan Millman, PE, SE, HNTB Corporation

Track 11—Proper Rebar Detailing including Constructability Concerns, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute’s (CRSI) perspective

This session will offer CRSI’s insights and discuss some of the DOs and DON’Ts in rebar detailing. The speakers will address the constructability concerns that arise when details have been overlooked “on paper” as opposed to those that arise when the fresh concrete hits the rebar and formwork in construction.

Speakers: Brett R. Lord, CRSI; Robbie Hall, Headed Reinforcement Corporation

Track 12 – LADR Workshop

LADR-786 – Construction Claims and Payment Disputes Analysis: Is Alternative Dispute Resolution Worth It?

Speaker: Krishna Kisi, Texas State University

LADR-765 – Differing Site Conditions: Clarifying Misunderstandings to Reduce Costly Litigation

Speaker: Hossein Ataei, University of Illinois at Chicago

10:30–11:00 a.m. | Networking Break

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Technical Session 5: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10—Automation and Robotics in Construction

This session will explore the history and recent advances in collaborative human–robot work in construction teams to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity. A technical presentation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion to identify current challenges and knowledge gaps in collaborative human–robot construction work, as well as recommendations for future research.

Speakers: Vineet Kamat, Ph.D., M.ASCE., University of Michigan; Travis Mohr, A.M.ASCE, Kiewit Infrastructure Co; Craig Ruyle, P.E., M.ASCE; NYSDOT; Jordan Henshaw, A.M.ASCE, Kiewit Infrastructure Co; Carol Menassa, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE , University of Michigan

Track 11—Choosing Equipment for Bridge Demolition

This presentation will provide a high-level guideline, based on best available tools and equipment utilized for bridge demolitions, with the objective of providing further understanding on tool and equipment capabilities. Focus will be on selecting equipment in the context of minimizing disruption to surrounding structures and land and compliance with safety regulations.

Moderator: Reuben Zylstra, PE, PEng, M. ASCE, Foothills Bridge Co.

Speakers: Jericho Tumanguil, P. Eng, M. ASCE, Priestly Demolition Inc.; Martin Reed, Steamboat Structures

Track 12—LADR Workshop

LADR-519—Post-Construction Evaluation of Fill Compaction

Speaker: Timothy D. Stark, University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne

LADR-663—The Legitimacy of The General Duty Clause Citations: Court Cases Review

Speaker: Ahmed Jalil Al-Bayati, Ph.D., PE, CHST, M.ASCE, Lawrence Technological University

12:00–1:30 p.m. | Buffet Lunch

1:30–2:30 p.m. | Technical Session 6: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10—Developing your Moral (or is it "Ethical"?) Vocabulary

An engineer-turned-philosopher will cover some nontechnical questions regarding continuing professional development: What is the difference between ethical and moral? What distinguishes a bribe from extortion? What does standard of care mean? Some of the vocabulary associated with moral choices for engineers will be reviewed, as well as some theoretical language used in engineering ethics.

Speaker: Carlos Bertha, Ph.D., COL (Ret., USAR), A.M.ASCE

Track 11—Identifying Safety Issues When Reviewing Lift Plans Using Alternative Lifting Methods

Lifts made using alternative lifting methods typically involve the preparation of a detailed lift plan. This session will be a discussion of safety issues that arise during the review of these lift plans. Topics covered will include hydraulic gantry systems, jacking systems, slide systems, and hydraulic modular transports.

Speaker: Timothy Parker, P.E., M. ASCE, SCDOT, Parker Consulting Engineers LLC

Track 12—LADR Workshop

LADR-667—Environmental Review of Highway Projects Using Planning and Environmental Linkages

Speaker: Timothy R. Wyatt, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC

LADR-675 – Financial Remedies for Personal Property Damage in Water Main Breaks

Speaker: Karen Gupta LEED AP, EIT, A.M. ASCE, Colorado State University

2:30–2:45 p.m. | Networking Break

2:45–3:45 p.m. | Technical Session 7: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10—COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Construction and Project Delivery

Focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on project delivery in construction, the panel will present the opportunities, threats, and concerns that the pandemic has brought to their pursuits and delivery of projects. They will discuss the threats, concerns, and opportunities that arose from the pandemic, its future impact, and their own adaptation.

Moderator: Melissa C. Rohland, PMP, P.E., M.ASCE, Digital Construction Works

Speakers: Travis Mohr, A.M.ASCE, Kiewit Infrastructure Co; Lisa B. Choplin, Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP; Chuck Hixon, Digital Construction Works

Track 11—Risk-Based Approach to Temporary Works Management

This session will present a systematic and scalable risk-based approach to Temporary Works management over the life cycle of a project. Examples of contract language, risk mitigation plans, design tracking, inspections, and approval systems will be provided. Targeted guidance is given for implementing this approach from the initial project development phase through contract execution.

Moderator: Angie Hunter, P.E., M.ASCE, Kiewit

Speaker: Owen Berg, P.E., S.E., P. Eng., Kiewit

Track 12—LADR Workshop

LADR-754—Leveraging the Value of Project Scope Growth Through Construction Manager-At-Risk Delivery of Public University Capital Improvement Projects

Speaker: Nils J. Gransberg, University of Oklahoma

LADR-763—Bim-Specific Prequalification Criteria in Construction Projects: Exploring the Nature and Timeline of Their Inclusion

Speaker: Vijayeta Malla, NICMAR, India

3:45–4:15 p.m. | Networking Break

4:15–5:15 p.m. | Technical Session 8: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10—Model-Based Contracting—NYSDOT Case Study for 138th Street Bridge over the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx

Model-Based Contracting is an innovative approach in which contractual work can legally be specified with 3D CADD models or other electronic information, eliminating the need for 2D plan sheets. This presentation will discuss what Model-Based Contracting is and how it has been implemented on NYSDOT bridge projects. These were minimal plans and most of the project is detailed in the BIM Model for the 138th Street Bridge, which carries about 160,000 vehicles every day.

Moderator: Craig Ruyle, P.E., M.ASCE., NYSDOT

Speaker: Brenda Crudele, P.E., Office of Structures, NYSDOT

Track 11—Structural Steel Building Erection: Understanding, Communicating, and Mitigating Risks

The construction industry lacks guidance in a key factor in mitigating risks for structural steel building erection: effective communication between the erector and the engineer. This session will present, with real-life examples, the main design considerations for erectors and engineers during development of erection plans, as well as ways to communicate design risks.

Moderator: Angie Hunter, P.E., M.ASCE, Kiewit

Speakers: Brian Ruegge, P.E., M.ASCE, Kiewit; Jon Richter, P.E., M.ASCE, Kiewit

Track 12—LADR Workshop

LADR-764—Municipal GHG Emission Reduction Targets: The Role of Building Energy Regulations and Laws

Speaker: Hossein Ataei, University of Illinois at Chicago

LADR-778—Cost Control of Arbitration in Construction Projects

Speaker: Mohammed Mehany, Colorado State University

Saturday, March 12

7:30–8:15 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

8:15–9:15 a.m. | Technical Session 9: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10—Lessons Learned—Reducing the Chance of a Claim and Improving Public Safety

Two ASCE committees—the Committee on Claims Reduction and Management (CCRM) and the Committee on Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures US (CROSS-US)—are now actively working to address engineering mistakes, prevent them, and reduce claims in the future. This session will include a presentation on the activities of CCRM and CROSS-US, along with examples of lessons learned and details on participation and using information produced by the committees.

Moderator: Dan Becker, M.ASCE, CCM, PMP, CCP, ENV SP., D. Becker Consulting, LLC

Speakers: Glenn R Bell, P.E., S.E., CP, F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, CROSS-US; James Robert Harris, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE; J R Harris & Company

Track 11—Session Canceled

Track 12—Advances in Asphalt Pavement Design, Construction, and Assessment

This session will present recent developments in pavement design, construction, and performance assessment. Topics covered will include integrating quality assurance in balance mix designs for durable asphalt mixtures, multiscale discrete element modeling of asphalt materials, wireless sensors for in situ pavement characterization, and asphalt pavement recycling. New prospects, opportunities, and challenges in the field will also be highlighted.

Moderator: Louay Mohammad, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Louisiana State University

Speakers: Shihui Shen, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Pennsylvania State University; Louay Mohammad, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Louisiana State University; Haifang Wen, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Washington State University; Jenny Liu, Ph.D., P.E., Missouri S&T

9:15–9:30 a.m. | Networking Break

9:30–10:30 a.m. | Technical Session 10: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10—Claims Avoidance & Resolution—Dialogue

A panel of attorneys and consultants will discuss effective and equitable dialogue techniques for resolving disputes between contractors and owners. Frequently disputed matters will be explored, as well as processes and methods for resolution such as proper notice, differences between delay and disruption claims, and issues surrounding documenting and quantifying claims.

Speakers: Jennifer R. Budd, Esq, Aff.M.ASCE, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC; Joseph R. Hellenbrand, P.E., PSP, M.ASCE, Capital Project Management, Inc.; Thomas Mitchell, PE, M.ASCE, MBP; Wendy Thomas Wendrowski, Esq, A.M.ASCE, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Track 11—Session Canceled

Track 12—Use of Waste Plastics in Asphalt Pavements

Interest in using recycled plastics in asphalt pavements is increasing due to their potential to improve the performance of pavements without increasing the amount of waste plastics being landfilled or polluting the environment through litter. This session will present latest findings in methods development and performance evaluations, as well as associated challenges and issues.

Moderator: Jenny Liu. Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Missouri S&T

Speakers: Baoshan Huang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Tennessee, Fan Yin, Ph.D., Auburn University; Jenny Liu. Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Missouri S&T; Zhanping You, Ph.D., P.E., F.EMI, F.ASCE, Michigan Tech

10:30–11:00 a.m. | Networking Break

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Technical Session 11: Industry Tracks CI 10, 11, and 12 (1 PDH)

Track 10—Design Change Control Boards

The session focuses on the development and use of Control Boards (DCCBs) to prevent and resolve potential disputes between engineers and contractors or concessionaires before incurring major cost increases. A panel of DCCB users will offer insights, answer questions, and seek audience input on the process.

Moderator: Wilburt (Bill) Hinton, II, P.E., F.ASCE

Track 11—Engineer Tomorrow, Starting Today

Participants will learn about the Engineer Tomorrow initiative, the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge 3, and discuss future challenges, opportunities, and threats to the profession. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the practice and information to empower them to take responsibility for the future of the civil engineering profession.

Speaker: Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE, and 2017 ASCE President.

Track 12—Session Canceled

12:00–1:30 p.m. | Closing Plenary Luncheon (1.5 PDHs)

Call to Order: James (Jim) Starling, P.E., M.ASCE, CI President, Denver International Airport

Closing Remarks: Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.ASCE, ASCE, 2021-22 ASCE President, Mississippi State University

Introduction for the 2022 Construction Management Award – CI Management Practice in Construction Committee

2022 Construction Management Award - Vineet R. Kamat, Ph.D., M.ASCE, University of Michigan

Keynote Project Presentation: Fredrick Douglass Memorial Bridge

One of several projects under the umbrella of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) Program has the specific objectives of replacing the 70-year-old, functionally obsolete Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC and reconstructing the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange. This session details planned improvements: making the structure safer for cars and pedestrians, enhancing options for multimodal transportation, increasing access for the community, and supporting economic development on both sides of the Anacostia River.

Speaker: Dennis Howland, II, P.E., Program Manager at District Department of Transportation (DDOT)

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