ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference

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Name: ACEC/NC NCDOT Joint Transportation Conference
Date: December 13, 2021 - December 14, 2021
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

ACEC/NC NCDOT Transportation Conference Registration is CLOSED. 
We will not accept any additional registrations or day-of/walk in registrations.  Thank you.


Important Info:
  • All Sponsorships, Booths, and conference attendee registrations will be honored from the original date.
  • If you cannot attend on Tuesday, December 14th and would like to send a sub, please contact Jessica Hartong. Deadline for refunds is November 12th.
  • Updated exhibitor information will be emailed prior to the event. 
  • If you have a reservation at the Sheraton Hotel inside of the ACEC/NC room block, you do not need to cancel the room, each room reservation and deposit will be moved to the December dates.  If you did not book inside the ACEC/NC block (or are not sure) please contact the hotel directly to verify your reservation is changed. 919-256-1422
    • Wednesday 10/20 reservations => Monday 12/13
    • Thursday 10/21 reservations => Tuesday 12/14 
Thank you for your continued support of ACEC/NC and our state's transportation industry.
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!


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.

Monday, December 13 | 5pm - 7pm
Stop by the evening before and enjoy an opportunity to network with colleagues, NCDOT Raleigh and Division-based staff, exhibitors and conference sponsors!
-Mezzanine, Raleigh Convention Center


Tuesday, December 14
7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am General Session (1.5 PDH)

Paul Meehan, ACEC/NC President
Secretary Eric Boyette, NCDOT
Edward Parker, FHWA
Ronnie Keeter, NCDOT

9:30 am - 10:00 am Networking Break
10:00 am -11:00 am Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)


  • The Citizens Guide and the Elected Officials Guide to Transportation - Diane Wilson, NCDOT; Rachel Gaylord-Miles, WSP
  • Adaptive Communication Strategy for the U.S. 70 Improvements in James City Project - Sarah Parkins, AICP, WSP; Wendi Johnson, PE, Gannett Fleming; Heather Lane, PE, NCDOT; Cadmus Capehart, NCDOT
  • Environmental Justice: The Legacy of Federal Policies and Proposals to Fix It - Sherri White-Williamson, NC Conservation Network
     Cool Projects 
  • Hertford Swing Span Bridge Replacement - Tim Noles, Hardesty & Hanover; Sam Blevins, McLean Contracting; Michael Merritt, RK&K

             Multi Modal 
  • A Smoother Transition to Electrifying Fleets - Thomas Stout, HDR

  • Complete Streets in Rural Areas & Unlikely Bedfellows - Kit Persiani, CDM Smith; Michael Stafford, CDM Smith

            Transportation Policy and Legislation 
  • Transportation Funding - The history and future of NCDOT investment resources (Federal) 

    • Amna Cameron, NCDOT?s Office of Strategic Initiatives & Program Support
    • Congressman David E. Price, (NC-04), Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), (virtual)
    • Moderator: Johanna Reese, NCDOT Deputy Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs
11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)
  • NCDOT's Integrated Project Development Initiative - Chris Werner, NCDOT; Derrick Weaver, NCDOT
  • NCDOT's Section 404/NEPA Merger Process - John Jamison, NCDOT; Joanna Rocco, AECOM
             Cool Projects 
  • Public Outreach in Rural West Texas - Jenny Humphreys, CDM Smith; Amy Livingston, CDM Smith; Ram Maddali, PE, CDM Smith

  • Innovative Sinkhole Remediation on PA SR 422 - Frank Namatka, Gannett Fleming, Inc

             Multi Modal
  • Pedestrian Safety - A Best Practices Tool Kit and Case Study on US Route 1 in Howard County, Maryland - Paul Silberman, Mead & Hunt

  • Appraising the Comprehensive Cost of Rail Incidents with the NCDOT Rail Division's New Cost Tool - Steve Bert, Planning Communities

             Transportation Policy and Legislation
  • 2020-2021 Legislation and Policy Updates (State) 

    • Sen. Vickie Sawyer, NC State Senator - District 34, Co-Chair of Transportation and Co-Chair Appropriations on Department of Transportation Committees
    • Sen. Mike Woodard, NC State Senator , District 22
    • Rep. Brenden H. Jones, NC House Deputy Majority Leader, District 46, Co-Chair of Transportation Committee and Senior Chair of Appropriations, Transportation Committees
    • Rep. Zack Hawkins, NC House, District 31
    • Moderator: Paul Meehan, PE, HDR
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker (1 PDH)

     Dr. Tasha Eurich (Bio )
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Break

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)
            Project Delivery 
  • Value Management - What is it Worth? - Alyson Tamer, PE, NCDOT 

            Research Driven Initiatives & Disruptive Technology 
  • Mobile LiDAR and Other Advanced Surveying Technologies - David Headrick, KCI Technologies

  • Smart Countryside Planning: Applying ITS to Rural Corridors - Ram Maddali, PE, AICP, PMP, CDM Smith; David Keiser, PE, PMP, CDM Smith   

            Transportation Resiliency
  • Mechanically-Fastened FRP Repair of Deteriorated Prestress Concrete Bridge Beams: An Update on Field Installation and Performance - Rudi Seracino, NC State University

  • Pennsylvania State Route 26 - Emergency Landslide Mitigation - Matthew Morris, Gannett Fleming

  • NCDOT Construction Issues - Boyd Tharrington, PE, NCDOT

  • NCDOT's Movement Towards Performance Engineered Concrete Mixtures - Tara Cavalline, PE, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Networking Break

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions (1 PDH)
            Project Delivery 
  • State of the Regions - Jason Schronce, PE, NCDOT

            Research Driven Initiatives & Disruptive Technology  
  • 3D (BIM) Modeling of Subsurface Soils for Major Bridge and Highway in Tidewater Virginia - Mike Batten, HDR; Callan Swafford, HDR

  •  Evaluation of the Bonner Bridge Girders: Assessing Residual Capacity, Prestressing Losses and Degradation of the 56 Year Old Members - Giorgios Proestos, NC State University

            Transportation Resiliency 
  •  Resiliency In Transportation Planning - Nastasha Earle-Young, NCDOT

  •  NJDOT's Roadway to Resilience: A Case Study in Establishing a State Transportation Agency Resilience Program - Scott Minnich, PE, Dewberry; Olivia Dolan, ENV SP, Dewberry

  •  SCDOT Maintenance of Traffic with Extra Depth Asphalt - Jay Thompson, PE, SEPI

  •  Post-Tensioning Inspection and Rehabilitation of the I-526 Wando River Bridge - Nick Amico, PE, HDR


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Reception


Event Media:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

ACEC Room Block 2021 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Deadline for rooms is November 22nd.
For assistance with accommodations please contact
Jessica Hartong
Date/Time Information:
December 13, 2021 5pm - 7pm
December 14, 2021 7:30am - 6:30pm

Contact Information:
Jessica Hartong
Early Bird ACEC/NC Member Registration (Before 11/12): $350.00
ACEC/NC Member Registration (After 11/12): $400.00
Non-Member Registration (Opens 11/1): $500.00

Deadline to Register: Friday, November 26th (No Exceptions)
Deadline for Refunds: Friday, November 12th (No Exceptions. Please contact us to send a substitute.)

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