2022 Design-Build for Transportation/Aviation Conference

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

Transportation/Aviation
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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 Join a candid discussion with leading Owner agencies as they look at significant topics affecting the national design-build and P3 markets in transportation. Panelists will include a diverse cross section of Owners with insights into the opportunities and challenges facing our industry today.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    Join a candid discussion with leading Owner agencies as they look at significant topics affecting the national design-build and P3 markets in transportation. Panelists will include a diverse cross section of Owners with insights into the opportunities and challenges facing our industry today. 



    Matt Preedy

    Director of Construction

    Sound Transit

    Matthew Preedy has been delivering highway and transit Public Works projects in the Puget Sound region for over 29 years. While previously working for WSDOT, Mr. Preedy served as the Construction Director and Deputy Administrator for the SR99 Alaskan Way tunnel Design/Build project in Seattle, WA. Currently, he is the Director of the Construction Management Division at Sound Transit, involved in delivering multiple light rail, commuter rail and bus rapid transit projects exceeding $65B across all phases. He believes that collaboration and engagement with industry is essential to the success of the business and long-term benefit of the customer.

    Will N, Watts, Jr., P.E.

    Assistant Secretary of Engineering and Operations

    Florida Department of Transportation

    Will Watts has over 24 years of broad public agency and consulting firm experience in delivery and leadership positions.  Positions held include Transportation Designer, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager, Office Leader, Project Director, Operations Director, Chief Engineer, and the Assistant Secretary of Engineering and Operations for the Agency. All spent serving FDOT and working for the residents of Florida with a priority for safety, congestion relief, innovation, and resiliency. 

     
    Will has a diverse background in both production and operations at the District and Statewide level.  This background includes hands on delivery, field execution in communities, completing complex projects under accelerated schedules, and strategic program leadership.


    Traci Holton

    Assistant Vice President Development & Engineering

    Nashville International Airport

    Mrs. Holton is the Vice President of Engineering, Chief Engineer and Deputy COO for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA). As Chief Engineer, she is responsible for the design and construction of Nashville International Airports $1.4 billion expansion and renovation program, known as BNA Vision, and the $50 million annual capital program for both Nashville International and John C. Tune Airports.

    Darryl VanMeter, PE

    State Innovative Delivery Administrator

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    Darryl leads the Innovative Delivery group for the Georgia Department of Transportation. The P3 Division is the Department’s expert for Public Private Partnership and design-build procurement practices. Delivery of various special projects, toll projects and Major projects are part of this specialty. Mr. VanMeter’s unit is responsible for incorporating innovative financing techniques into select projects and implementing GDOT’s Managed Lanes System, as well as providing procurement, technical, project management and construction management services to the GDOT’s P3 and Design Build Program. Currently, Mr. VanMeter’s office unit has over $2 billion in total value of construction projects under way, and has let 41 Design Build contracts cumulatively exceeding $1 billion in value and two Design Build Finance contracts since 2006. The office also is charged with implementing the $11 billion Major Mobility Improvement Program, including several P3 contracts along with a robust program of Design Build projects including statewide bridge replacements.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 What does it take to be part of an award-winning project/team? Hear first-hand from DBIA’s 2021 “Excellence in Transportation” and “Excellence in Aviation” award winners and an awards jury member, the magic behind the success. The Owner from the Nashville International Airport Concourse D and Terminal Wings project and the design-builder from the Crosstown Parkway Extension Design-Build project will discuss the aspects of the project’s success that drove them to submit it for an award, why the design-build model was beneficial for the team and the project, and lessons learned that others could use to leverage similar success.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    What does it take to be part of an award-winning project/team? Hear first-hand from DBIA’s 2021 “Excellence in Transportation” and “Excellence in Aviation” award winners and an awards jury member, the magic behind the success. The Owner from the Nashville International Airport Concourse D and Terminal Wings project and the design-builder from the Crosstown Parkway Extension Design-Build project will discuss the aspects of the project’s success that drove them to submit it for an award, why the design-build model was beneficial for the team and the project, and lessons learned that others could use to leverage similar success.



    Traci Holton

    Assistant Vice President Development & Engineering

    Nashville International Airport

    Mrs. Holton is the Vice President of Engineering, Chief Engineer and Deputy COO for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA). As Chief Engineer, she is responsible for the design and construction of Nashville International Airports $1.4 billion expansion and renovation program, known as BNA Vision, and the $50 million annual capital program for both Nashville International and John C. Tune Airports.

    Steve Starnes

    Nashville Area Leader

    RS&H

    Steve Starnes serves as a Senior Bridge Engineer with RS&H’s and has over 25 years of experience in bridge design and project management. He has significant design-build experience serving both as owner’s representative and as EOR for the design-build firm during pre-award and post-award phases. 

    Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

    John W. Bale, PE, DBIA, MBA

    Vice President

    CRS Engineers

    John W. Bale is Vice President of CRS Engineers. Mr. Bale has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. He has worked on over 40 design-build projects and several CMGC projects throughout the United States. Mr. Bale has filled numerous management roles including roles for the owner, design-builder and engineering consultant. He founded JWBale Inc. in 2015 after nearly 30 years in the engineering field.

    Mr. Bale has been associated with DBIA for more than 15 years and has been a member of the Transportation Committee for most of those years. In 2012, Mr. Bale was asked to chair the newly established Education Subcommittee as part of his Transportation Committee duties. As part of his committee work, Mr. Bale has been a primary author of a Transportation Chapter of the DBIA Manual of Practice and several technical educational programs DBIA uses to educate public and private clients. In 2014 he joined the DBIA Board and is currently in his third year on the Board. Mr. Bale is passionate about design-build and has a desire to help the industry continue to maximize benefits from design-build delivery.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 This presentation will focus on why the California Department of General Services determined they needed Progressive Design-Build, the circumstances around the request, and how they justified the need. Listen in for a very informative and open discussion of how to navigate the political concerns and the realities of justifying the need for a new delivery methodology.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    This presentation will focus on why the California Department of General Services determined they needed Progressive Design-Build, the circumstances around the request, and how they justified the need. Listen in for a very informative and open discussion of how to navigate the political concerns and the realities of justifying the need for a new delivery methodology.



    Michael Meredith, FDBIA, LEED AP

    Capital Outlay Program Manager

    California Department of General Services

    Mike is a Capital Outlay Program Manager at the California Department of General Services, overseeing the State’s 10-year $3 Billion 4.9 million SF Sequencing Plan addressing facilities deficiencies. Mike has been in the construction industry since 1982, after graduating from Bowling Green State University, and has experience in both the public and private sectors working on a variety of project types, including high rise office buildings, prisons, and governmental civic projects. His other notable projects include the $906M dollar California Health Care Facility, a 1.2M sf prison healthcare facility, and the $392M 1.1mil sf Capitol Area East End Complex in Sacramento.

    Mike has participated in over $2.5B worth of Design-Build projects and has been involved with DBIA for several years. He is currently on the Western Pacific Region Board Executive Committee as the Owners Council Director.

    Jason Kenney

    Deputy Director

    California Department of General Services

    Jason Kenney currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Real Estate Services Division for the Department of General Services. As such, he is the State’s Chief Real Estate Officer. Jason started with DGS in 2016, having worked for several other state departments (he began with the state almost directly out of college). In 2016, Jason was the Chief of the Project Management and Development Branch within RESD, which is responsible for state design and construction project management, while concurrently serving as DGS’s Deputy Director for Strategic Planning, Policy, and Research. In 2017, served as acting deputy director and assistant deputy director for RESD, and in 2018 was appointed the Deputy Director position by Governor Jerry Brown. In 2021, Governor Newsom reappointed Jason to the position.

    In this role, Jason oversees property leasing, design, construction project management, environmental reviews, and building inspections on behalf of the vast majority of state projects. From a construction perspective, RESD is currently working through the largest building program in DGS history (5.5 million gross square feet of office space) in addition to its normal workload. RESD typically manages between 400-500 public works projects at any given time. At present, there are 509 projects, totaling approximately $6.9 billion, and serving 51 departments. These projects include significant office buildings (ex: swing space), healthcare facilities (ex: Yountville Skilled Nursing Facility), field offices (ex: DMVs, CHPs, etc.), critical infrastructure (ex: emergency communication towers, waste water treatment plants, etc.), environmental projects (ex: hazardous materials remediation), major renovations (ex: Gregory Bateson Building), and repairs (roof projects, HVAC replacements, etc.).

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 This presentation will discuss the challenges that the C70 project team encountered and overcame in delivering the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) largest design-build/P3 project to date. These challenges included coordination and reconstruction of the UPRR mainline crossing over I-70 into Denver, minimizing environmental impacts to the surrounding community during construction and viaduct demolition, coordination with local agencies and the community on the construction of a new 4-acre park over I-70, and construction of the lowered interstate through a previous Superfund site. This presentation will disseminate best practices, lessons learned, and innovative techniques used by the Central 70 project team to successfully deliver this critical piece of infrastructure for the State of Colorado.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    This presentation will discuss the challenges that the C70 project team encountered and overcame in delivering the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) largest design-build/P3 project to date. These challenges included coordination and reconstruction of the UPRR mainline crossing over I-70 into Denver, minimizing environmental impacts to the surrounding community during construction and viaduct demolition, coordination with local agencies and the community on the construction of a new 4-acre park over I-70, and construction of the lowered interstate through a previous Superfund site. This presentation will disseminate best practices, lessons learned, and innovative techniques used by the Central 70 project team to successfully deliver this critical piece of infrastructure for the State of Colorado. 

    Objectives

     1. Incorporate lessons learned and best practices for working with railroads 

    2. Acquire knowledge of innovative techniques and strategies to manage and mitigate hazardous materials and environmental impacts 

    3. Understand and apply lessons learned on appropriate risk allocation between Owner and Design-Build Contractor on mega projects 

    4. Implement innovative strategies and approaches for working with local agencies and the public on designing and constructing a park over the interstate.


    Stacia Sellers

    Central 70 Communications Manager and Government Affairs Liaison

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    Stacia has been with the Colorado Department of Transportation for nearly 6 years and is dedicated to working with the public to make sure their needs are met and that their voices are heard. While working on the Central 70 Project, she and her team have been able to build strong relationships with the public and have led award-winning campaigns that connect the public to the project and build a positive reputation.

    Jason Proskovec

    Project Director, C70

    Kiewit Infrastructure Group

    Jason’s career includes large, alternative delivery project experience in Colorado and across the United States, in which he is known for building team cohesion and successful relationships through trust, growth and collaboration. He brings proven alternative delivery systems, strategy and processes gained from managing complex civil infrastructure projects. Jason believes in Construction excellence through outstanding partnerships with clients and project stakeholders.

    Shawn Albert, PE, DBIA

    Senior Project Manager

    Atkins North America, Inc

    Shawn Albert has 25 years of civil engineering experience involving program and construction management, engineering design, project controls, and structural inspection and testing. He has worked on a variety of projects throughout the United States, including airports, highways, tunnels, commuter and light rail corridors, and bus rapid transit facilities. He has worked on seven design-build projects in his career, including three P3 projects.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 The Houbolt Road Project is the first transportation design-build project in Illinois, which is one of the few states without alternative delivery legislation for transportation. Our goal is to help drive the legislation forward by sharing successful strategies with contractors, DOT’s and design firms, that have an Illinois presence and a reservation about the Illinois design-build legislation. Our presenters will highlight a relatable approach to techniques that were used to educate third-party stakeholders during the subtleties of the design-build process and will also feature successes in expediting the third-party approvals necessary to proceed with construction.For national attendees of the presentation, our presenters will share the nuances of a design-build involving a private owner and strategies and tools that were used to facilitate partnering through transparency and collaboration between all parties. As the industry is aware, privately lead infrastructure projects may encounter more challenges and delays to obtain permits and approvals than DOT lead projects. Our presentation will share the assertive communication approach the design-builder and owner utilized, that was critical to communicating modifications to the preliminary design and expediting approvals necessary to move the project forward.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    The Houbolt Road Project is the first transportation design-build project in Illinois, which is one of the few states without alternative delivery legislation for transportation. Our goal is to help drive the legislation forward by sharing successful strategies with contractors, DOT’s and design firms, that have an Illinois presence and a reservation about the Illinois design-build legislation. Our presenters will highlight a relatable approach to techniques that were used to educate third-party stakeholders during the subtleties of the design-build process and will also feature successes in expediting the third-party approvals necessary to proceed with construction.For national attendees of the presentation, our presenters will share the nuances of a design-build involving a private owner and strategies and tools that were used to facilitate partnering through transparency and collaboration between all parties. As the industry is aware, privately lead infrastructure projects may encounter more challenges and delays to obtain permits and approvals than DOT lead projects. Our presentation will share the assertive communication approach the design-builder and owner utilized, that was critical to communicating modifications to the preliminary design and expediting approvals necessary to move the project forward. 

    Objectives 

    1. Strategies of Improving Transparency and Partnering between Owners, Contractor and Designers 

    2. Best Practices to Improve Collaboration and Reduce the Permitting Approval Process with 3rd Part Stakeholders 

    3. Approach to Improve the Agreement Negotiations 

    4. Advancing Constructability and ATC’s


    Michael Mack

    Director of Alternative Delivery Design

    Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

    Mike has over 30 years of engineering design and construction experience on complex multi-discipline highway and infrastructure projects throughout the Midwest. He is the Director of Alternative Delivery Design at Burns & McDonnell, overseeing the Transportation related business development and management of the alternative delivery group. Mike previously worked at AECOM. He has lead projects up to $1.0B in construction value and recently served as the Design Manger of the Houbolt Design-Build Project.

    Pat Shea

    IL/IA Area Manager

    Kraemer North America

    Pat is the IL/IA Area Manager for Kraemer North America with 20+ years of construction management experience on large transportation projects focused on infrastructure improvements and roadway extensions. Experience includes alternative delivery, accelerated bridge construction, structural concrete, beam erection, construction phasing, demolition planning and solution based planning to unique challenges.

    Bill Moore, P.E.

    Project Executive

    Granite Construction

    Bill has 15 years in the heavy civil construction industry and currently serves as a Project Executive for Granite Construction Company’s Midwest Region. He has national experience in delivering major infrastructure projects including several large design-build projects. Bill has worked on numerous projects including interchanges, railroads, moveable bridges, and cable stayed bridges. He has experience in all phases of the project lifecycle on both traditional and alternate procurement models.

    Ken Szeliga

    VP of Construction and Operations

    United Bridge Partners

    Ken has 35 plus years of diversified engineering and construction experience specializing in project and program management overseeing complex public and private sector projects. Ken serves as UBPs VP of Construction and Operations overseeing the completion of projects from permitting, through design and construction. Ken previously worked at Jacobs and AECOM. He also served as the program manager of Colorado Bridge Enterprise - the bridge reconstruction program for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 The I-275 Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas are located at the northbound and southbound approach to the signature Sunshine Skyway bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida. The project included challenges, such as permitting, logistics and crafting a resilient solution in an ocean front area that is visited by thousands of tourists annually. The FDOT, Owner’s rep and design-build team will outline the project challenges and discuss how they worked collaboratively to address them and build the most scenic rest areas on the east coast. This project was awarded the DBIA Florida Region Project of the Year in 2021. The project is located on two separate sites. The two rest areas fall within two different FDOT Districts, but FDOT District 1 served as the lead agency for the project. The site conditions where challenging considering the buildings were located in a FEMA velocity flood zone and had to be elevated to raise the building floor elevations above the FEMA Flood plain. The FDOT was able to capitalize on the best ideas from the four DB Teams competing for the project. As a result, the DNCC/RS&H team was able to incorporate 9 ATC’s into the project which saved both time and construction costs.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    The I-275 Sunshine Skyway Rest Areas are located at the northbound and southbound approach to the signature Sunshine Skyway bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida. The project included challenges, such as permitting, logistics and crafting a resilient solution in an ocean front area that is visited by thousands of tourists annually. The FDOT, Owner’s rep and design-build team will outline the project challenges and discuss how they worked collaboratively to address them and build the most scenic rest areas on the east coast. This project was awarded the DBIA Florida Region Project of the Year in 2021. The project is located on two separate sites. The two rest areas fall within two different FDOT Districts, but FDOT District 1 served as the lead agency for the project. The site conditions where challenging considering the buildings were located in a FEMA velocity flood zone and had to be elevated to raise the building floor elevations above the FEMA Flood plain. The FDOT was able to capitalize on the best ideas from the four DB Teams competing for the project. As a result, the DNCC/RS&H team was able to incorporate 9 ATC’s into the project which saved both time and construction costs. 

    Objectives 

    1. How sustainable solutions were applied that reduced excavation and improved Life-cycle costs. As well as how the team developed the placement of the buildings in the corner of both rest area sites served to improve mobility of cars and pedestrians and optimize the number of parking spaces, exceeding contract requirements. 

    2. The DNCC/RS&H team along with their marine engineering subconsultant, Mott MacDonald, will discuss how an alternative approach to sea wall repair versus replacement made more sense and provided improved life cycle benefits to FDOT. 

    3. The team will discuss how aesthetics were a factor in the design and display how the result was a completed rest area that is unlike any other along the eastern coast. The vistas are spectacular, and tourists get a beautiful view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. 

    4. The team also worked with FDOT to develop a method to regenerate the sea grass areas adjacent to the two sites and prepared a study for FDOT to implement as a separate mitigation project.

    Michael DeMeo

    Architect

    RS&H

    Michael DeMeo serves as an Architect for RS&H’s Transportation-Infrastructure Practice. He is responsible for leading architectural design efforts, including schematic design, architectural graphics and renderings, construction documentation, project coordination and construction administration. Michael has 17 years of architectural experience, which includes transit, tolling, warehouse/industrial, multimodal, and aviation projects.

    Lisa Propps

    Project Administrator

    CONSOR Engineers, LLC

    Lisa Propps is a CEI Project Administrator for clients for over 22 years. Lisa worked on several design-build projects: Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport, Chantilly VA AND I-75 Freeway Management System; SR 54 Widening; and Skyway Rest Areas Replacement for Florida Department of Transportation. She currently works on the Selmon Expressway Slip Ramp project for Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority and FDOT River Road Widening, US 41 to I-75 in Venice FL.

    Leigh Lilla, P.E.

    Project Manager

    David Nelson Construction, Inc.

    Leigh Lilla is a senior project manager for David Nelson Construction Co. and has been with the company for 13 years. She is currently involved with various projects for FDOT, Hillsborough County and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA). She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. She is a certified general contractor, a professional engineer, and a LEED accredited professional.

    Walter Breuggeman

    Senior Project Manager

    Florida Department of Transportation

    Walter Breuggeman has over 22 years experience working in the Civil Engineering field. He worked for 14 years managing and designing land development projects. Walter came to FDOT D1 in 2014, and worked primarily in the Project Management department, managing a wide array of projects. He recently became the D1 Traffic Services Program Engineer, overseeing the Traffic Studies, Access Management, and Signing and Pavement Marking Teams.

    Katherine Brittian

    Vice President, Tampa Highway Leader

    RS&H

    Katherine Brittian, P.E., serves as the Tampa Highway Group Leader for RS&H’s Transportation-Infrastructure Practice. During her 23-year career working for RS&H, she has designed and managed projects ranging from rest area and weigh-in-motion stations to major interstate capacity improvement projects involving complex multi-disciplined teams of professional engineers. Katherine received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 The idea of digitizing the design, construction and operations of airport facilities is rather loosely defined today by the aviation industry. This session will provide a greater understanding of how well-defined building information model requirements and virtual design and construction processes from capital programs can enhance both the delivery of airport facilities (including their buildings, roadways and other railway infrastructure components) and their ongoing operations. The first half of the session will focus on Information Management best practice, and how common data environments have changed the delivery landscape for many airports around the world. Whilst enabling optimal collaborative workflows within a Design-Build project delivery model for large capital investment programs. The session will also describe how such delivery methodologies are a key enabler for the ‘Digital Twin’ era. In the second half we will hear from some of the leading US Airports and Design-Builders on what the term ‘Smart Airport’ means to them, and openly discuss how these airports are preparing BIM programs to adapt and optimize their information management procedures to deliver operational efficiencies utilizing content provided by capital delivery.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    The idea of digitizing the design, construction and operations of airport facilities is rather loosely defined today by the aviation industry. This session will provide a greater understanding of how well-defined building information model requirements and virtual design and construction processes from capital programs can enhance both the delivery of airport facilities (including their buildings, roadways and other railway infrastructure components) and their ongoing operations. 

    The first half of the session will focus on Information Management best practice, and how common data environments have changed the delivery landscape for many airports around the world. Whilst enabling optimal collaborative workflows within a Design-Build project delivery model for large capital investment programs. The session will also describe how such delivery methodologies are a key enabler for the ‘Digital Twin’ era. In the second half we will hear from some of the leading US Airports and Design-Builders on what the term ‘Smart Airport’ means to them, and openly discuss how these airports are preparing BIM programs to adapt and optimize their information management procedures to deliver operational efficiencies utilizing content provided by capital delivery.

    Objectives:

    • Define how Design-Build enables the effective collaboration to maximize the benefit of BIM.

    • Demonstrate how the use of BIM in Aviation has grown over the last 5+ years

    • Explore why cross team collaboration is critical for program success    

    • Describe how a coordinated team approach can reduce risk, time and cost and rework

    Geoffrey W. Neumayr, SE, PE, DBIA

    Chief Development Officer

    San Francisco International Airport

    Geoff is the Chief Development Officer for the San Francisco International Airport Planning, Design & Construction Division. He is responsible for the planning, design and construction of all the airport’s maintenance & capital projects. Geoff has over 30 years in design and construction and has been responsible for the Project Management of some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prestigious projects including the San Francisco International Airport BART Station and the newly completed Terminal 2 project. He is a vocal advocate of the team concept for the design and construction of public infrastructure projects, and is a proponent of the use of Progressive Design Build as implementation approach for integrated project delivery. Geoff is a huge advocate for Structured Collaborative Partnering as the foundation for high-performing collaborative teams. He has a reputation within the industry as a leader in the collaborative delivery philosophy of delivering projects with exceptional outcomes.

    Brendan Dillon

    Digital Facilities & Infrastructure Manager

    Denver International Airport

    Brendan Dillon is the Program Manager for the Digital Facilities & Infrastructure Program for Denver International Airport. DEN is the third busiest airport in the United States and has developed a comprehensive leading edge aviation BIM program which is involved in over 200 projects at a time with a net value in excess of $2 billion. Brendan is also the founder of the annual Airport Information Integration and Innovation (AI3) forum.

    Arthur Schintzel

    Sr. Virtual Design/Construction (VDC) Engineer

    WSP

    Art is a Senior VDC Engineer, BIM Manager and Project Manager based in WSP’s Boston, MA, Office.  He has over 35 years combined experience with BIM, GIS, CADD and civil design of complex highway interchanges and transportation infrastructure using a broad spectrum of software tools supplied by several vendors, including Autodesk, Bentley, Oracle and ESRI. Art’s current focus is advancing BIM and Digital Delivery with WSP, primarily in the Northeast Region, to bring additional value to WSP’s public and private clients. At the project level, Art has been actively managing BIM implementation and use for large Design/Build and CM At Risk projects at Logan International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport and JFK International Airport.

    Lewis Watts

    Global Major Project Development

    Autodesk

    With experience spanning architectural design, project management, model coordination and BIM strategy, Lewis has developed a strong working knowledge of industry standards, guidance documentation and practical application, with a wealth of experience defining and implementing digital strategy, workflows, processes, standards, supporting documentation and templates within large infrastructure business' and/or projects.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 The Kew Gardens Interchange Phase 4 (KGI4) project is a Design-Build initiative by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic in the Queens Borough of New York City. The project consists of a complex interchange of the Grand Central Parkway, JR Parkway, UTP and the VWE where several ramps and roadway bridges connecting the Interchange’s roadways are being reconfigured to eliminate stop conditions for a smoother and safer flow of traffic. The project consists of 11 complex multi-span curved steel girder bridge replacements across 20 different highway alignments including retaining and miscellaneous drainage structures, utilities. HDR served as lead designer for Halmar International, LLC on this $336 million phase 4 design-build project. The project required extensive coordination across multiple disciplines such as bridge structures, geotechnical engineering, highway geometry, work-zone traffic control, ITS, traffic signaling, landscape architecture, drainage, lighting and 3D CIM modeling.Throughout the project, there was interactive communication and coordination between the Design-Builder consortium and NYSDOT using state-of-the-art database and communication platforms such as Quickbase, Bluebeam, One Note and Projectwise that provided logging of key decision-making, qualitative comment tracking procedures and timelines for close-out of Design Plans prior to release-for-construction.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    The Kew Gardens Interchange Phase 4 (KGI4) project is a Design-Build initiative by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic in the Queens Borough of New York City. The project consists of a complex interchange of the Grand Central Parkway, JR Parkway, UTP and the VWE where several ramps and roadway bridges connecting the Interchange’s roadways are being reconfigured to eliminate stop conditions for a smoother and safer flow of traffic. The project consists of 11 complex multi-span curved steel girder bridge replacements across 20 different highway alignments including retaining and miscellaneous drainage structures, utilities. HDR served as lead designer for Halmar International, LLC on this $336 million phase 4 design-build project. The project required extensive coordination across multiple disciplines such as bridge structures, geotechnical engineering, highway geometry, work-zone traffic control, ITS, traffic signaling, landscape architecture, drainage, lighting and 3D CIM modeling. Throughout the project, there was interactive communication and coordination between the Design-Builder consortium and NYSDOT using state-of-the-art database and communication platforms such as Quickbase, Bluebeam, One Note and Projectwise that provided logging of key decision-making, qualitative comment tracking procedures and timelines for close-out of Design Plans prior to release-for-construction. 

    Objectives 

    1. Demonstrate extensive coordination on Design-Build projects 

    2. Key principles of delivering fast-paced projects in a congested landscape 

    3. Learn different perspectives from designer, contractor and owner in delivering a complex bridge project

    4. Share technical, project management and construction challenges encountered

    Nachiket Phansalkar, PE, ENV SP, DBIA

    Deputy Structures Section Manager

    HDR

    Nachiket Phansalkar is a DBIA Certified Deputy Structures Section Manager for HDR's New York City Office. He is a professionally licensed Senior Bridge Engineer in the states of New York, Ohio, and a sustainability professional with 15 years of experience doing conventional as well as complex Design-Build Bridge projects in in the NY/NJ region and Canada. Nachiket also has executive education in leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management

    Sean Burke, P.E.

    Executive Vice President

    Halmar International LLC

    Sean Burke has over 30 years’ experience on highway, bridge and transit projects which included major Concrete and Steel Structures in the Hudson Valley and NYC Metropolitan area. In the past 20 years has had the role of General Superintendent, Project Manager and/or Area Manager on all Halmar’s Major Bridge & Highway Projects. The far majority of these Projects were Design-Build Bridge & Highway Interchanges ranging in size from $30 m to $425m.

    Michael Martello, P.E.

    Principal Project Manager

    HDR

    Michael Martello, P.E., brings 15+ years in delivering large multi-million and multi-billion-dollar design-build projects such as: NYSTA Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, NYSDOT Kew Gardens Interchange, PennDOT P3 RBRP, and NYSDOT Van Wyck Expressway Contract 2. For Kew Gardens Interchange Phase 4, Michael served as the Design Project Manager where his team delivered the replacement of an extremely complex highway interchange in NY. Michael received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024 This session will center on the execution of the Lake Ralph Hall Progressive Design-Build highway project with Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD), Flatiron Constructors’, Inc., and Huitt-Zollars serving as the Engineer of Record. This is the first time UTRWD is using progressive design-build delivery and the project scope was not typical for the agency. The project team developed trust and created a collaborative team quickly by building a team culture focused on the common goal of project success. This culture is built around a “Project First” mentality where no single part of the team drives toward an end that benefits itself over the success of the project. This culture is founded by team transparency and accountability which the team has be able to achieve through progressive design-build.UTRWD’s Program Manager, Flatiron’s Project Manager, and the Huitt-Zollars’ Design Manager will describe the procurement process, project kick-off, and preconstruction. They will provide insights from each team member on collaborating to address project challenges, which ultimately resulted in saving time and cost while providing the ability to explore innovative solutions as a team. Finally we will cover how owners can successfully use Progressive Design-build to develop projects where they have limited expertise.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    This session will center on the execution of the Lake Ralph Hall Progressive Design-Build highway project with Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD), Flatiron Constructors’, Inc., and Huitt-Zollars serving as the Engineer of Record. This is the first time UTRWD is using progressive design-build delivery and the project scope was not typical for the agency. The project team developed trust and created a collaborative team quickly by building a team culture focused on the common goal of project success. This culture is built around a “Project First” mentality where no single part of the team drives toward an end that benefits itself over the success of the project. This culture is founded by team transparency and accountability which the team has be able to achieve through progressive design-build.UTRWD’s Program Manager, Flatiron’s Project Manager, and the Huitt-Zollars’ Design Manager will describe the procurement process, project kick-off, and preconstruction. They will provide insights from each team member on collaborating to address project challenges, which ultimately resulted in saving time and cost while providing the ability to explore innovative solutions as a team. Finally we will cover how owners can successfully use Progressive Design-build to develop projects where they have limited expertise. 

    Objectives 

    1. Describe how the Lake Ralph Hall project applied a common goal to develop a highly effective team built on trust and the critical importance of trust and teamwork in achieving success in collaborative delivery projects 

    2. Demonstrate how an owner can utilize the Progressive Design-Build Model to build projects successfully in types of construction they have little or no expertise and acquire insights regarding how to pick the right team during procurement 

    3. Determine how to take advantage of the preconstruction period to foster innovation for cost and schedule savings 

    4. Gain insight to successful risk management on progressive design-build projects

    Ed Motley, P.E.

    Program Manager

    Upper Trinity Regional Water District

    Ed is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with both a bachelors and masters degree in civil engineering. He has practiced engineering for over 43 years taking on roles from construction engineer, design engineer, project manager to executive leadership. Ed spent most of his career in the consulting engineering business and only recently joined the Upper Trinity Regional Water District as the Program Manager for the Lake Ralph Hall Project.

    Josh Pfingst

    Project Manager

    Flatiron Construction

    Josh Pfingst is a project manager at Flatiron Constructors, Inc., with 15 years of experience ranging from bid-build to progressive design-build. He has served in management roles in transportation, transit and industrial projects totaling more than $1 billion in value. He thrives in collaborative, efficient team environments with Owners, designers and contractors while maintaining open lines of communication and a “Project First” attitude.

    Charles Quade

    Vice President

    Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

    Located in Dallas, Charlie Quade serves as a Huitt-Zollars Project Manager for a wide variety of transportation projects throughout the State of Texas. His 34 years of transportation experience includes a wide variety of highway, railroad, light rail and airport projects. Charlie’s primary area of expertise is as a bridge engineer where he has preformed structural analysis, design and PS&E preparation for widenings, rehabilitations, new grade separations / direct connectors and signature bridges.

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    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024​​ This presentation will examine a recent restroom renovation project at DFW Airport, Terminal A in which off-site prefabrication was utilized as part of a design build delivery approach with the goal of reducing existing restroom downtime. The panel will include the lead architect for the project, the director of prefabrication, and a representative of the airport ownership team. We will recap the project, discuss the unique design approach of designing and implementing prefabricated elements in a secure airport terminal environment, and will review a series of lessons learned from the project. We will conclude with some key takeaways and guidelines for others wishing to explore off-site pre-fabrication in their own project delivery process.

    CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2024

    This presentation will examine a recent restroom renovation project at DFW Airport, Terminal A in which off-site prefabrication was utilized as part of a design build delivery approach with the goal of reducing existing restroom downtime. The panel will include the lead architect for the project, the director of prefabrication, and a representative of the airport ownership team. We will recap the project, discuss the unique design approach of designing and implementing prefabricated elements in a secure airport terminal environment, and will review a series of lessons learned from the project. We will conclude with some key takeaways and guidelines for others wishing to explore off-site pre-fabrication in their own project delivery process. 

    Objectives  

    1. Analyze the challenges of performing work in an active secure airport environment  

    2. Identify several key benefits of off-site prefabrication in secure-site project delivery  

    3. Analyze the practices that we successful in this project to determine key elements for future project success  

    4. Define a process for others to follow to ensure success in future projects utilizing pre-fabrication

    Haven Hardage

    Preconstruction Manager

    Factory Blue

    Haven Hardage utilizes his past experience in Architecture, Construction Management and Consulting to integrate prefabricated components on a wide range of projects. Some responsibilities include assisting in the design, project management and install logistics of prefab components ranging from elevators and group restrooms, to housing and custom architectural wall panels. In his free time, rain or shine, he can be found enjoying the great outdoors.

    Jon Mindrup, AIA

    Principal

    The Beck Group

    Jon Mindrup is a architect and Principal at the Beck Group, an integrated Design-Build firm with 8 offices in the US and Mexico. Jon leads Beck's Aviation market sector and is an experienced design-build delivery innovator, having led over 23 design-build projects in a variety of different market types in his career at Beck.

    Smitha Radhakrishnan

    Vice President of Planning

    Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

    Smitha Radhakrishnan (RA-DHA-KRISH-NAN) is the Vice President of Planning at Dallas Forth Worth International Airport. With over 20 years of development and construction experience in the private and public sectors, she now leads the team responsible for the planning and creation of DFW Airport’s Infrastructure Capital Program.