Facilities Management and Maintenance Workshop
Hands On Nashville Community Service Project
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In early May 2010 Tennessee experienced torrential rainfall that resulted in flooding of several major rivers in the state. Two-day rain totals in some areas were greater than 19 inches. As we began selecting sites for workshops to be held in 2011, we decided to go to Nashville for our Facilities Management and Maintenance Workshop so that we could work on a service project to help surrounding communities recover from the flood. Working with an organization called Hands on Nashville, we selected a site on the Harpeth River for our cleanup efforts. The 2010 floods washed many barns and other structures into the river, leaving debris that could cause dams and additional flooding during heavy rains.
On Sunday, October 23, 2011, a group of about 30 IBTTA members and staff spent the day removing the lumber and other debris that had become embedded in the banks of the river. We used canoes to paddle from our staging area to the debris field about half a mile upstream. Once at the debris field, we broke apart the lumber and loaded it into the canoes to float back down river to the staging area. In all, we removed enough lumber to fill a 40-yard dumpster. One of the local volunteers mentioned that our group removed more debris in one day than he and a small group of boy scouts had been able to remove in more than a year. It was a beautiful day for a service project and everyone involved appreciated the opportunity to give something back to the community.
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Ray Szczucki, ACE North America Property
Tim Ujvari, Ohio Turnpike Commission
Nico Sutmoller, Insulfoam
Dan Moellman, The Fort Miller Co., Inc.
Andrew Wimsatt, Texas Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System
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Mike Washburn, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Sean Hill, New Jersey Turnpike Authority
Steve Kuciemba, Parsons Brinckerhoff
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Noel Stampfli, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District
Eric Thorkildsen, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Paul Norton & Jian Huang, TranSystems Corporation
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Bob Bourdon, Metrick Engineering
Michael Smith, ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc.
Jose Quintana, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
New & Innovative Maintenance Techniques
Ahmed El-Assar, Gannet Fleming, Inc.
Samer Pefro, Gannet Fleming, Inc.
Tim Miller, GE Lighting Solutions (presentation not available)
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Eric Becker, Kansas Turnpike Authority
Robert Reardon, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority
Peter Allenm ERC, LLC
Maurice Palumbo, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District
Marc Hustad, HNTB Corporation
Paul Carlson, Texas Transportation Institute
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Eric Hemphill, North Texas Tollway Authority
Gerald Ullman, Texas Transportation Institute
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Ron Newlander, E-470 Public Highway Authority
Clayton Howe, Norht Texas Tollway Authority
Orlando Torres, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Operating and Maintaining Toll Plazas
Quinton Alberto, Harris County Toll Road Authority
Roy Perrin, FlexKrete Technolgoies
L.A. Griffin, Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority
Neil Gray, IBTTA
Mark Hixson and Tony Yacobucci (had no slides)