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Facilities Management and Maintenance Workshop

October 24 - 25, 2011 | Nashville, TN

Final Agenda

Questions relating to these presentations can be directed to Cheryle Arnold

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Monday, October 24, 2011 to Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Session Date: 
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Session Description: 

Hands On Nashville Community Service Project

Check out the video of our day...and turn up your sound!

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.

Session Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2011
Session Description: 

The Six P's - Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Ray Szczucki, ACE North America Property

Tim Ujvari, Ohio Turnpike Commission

Roadway Maintenance

Nico Sutmoller, Insulfoam

Dan Moellman, The Fort Miller Co., Inc.

Andrew Wimsatt, Texas Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System

Innovative Traffic Management Center Operations

Mike Washburn, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise

Sean Hill, New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Steve Kuciemba, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Structures Maintenance Workshop

Noel Stampfli, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District

Eric Thorkildsen, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Paul Norton & Jian Huang, TranSystems Corporation

Asset Management Programs: Performance Management

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)

New ideas for Efficient Operations and Roadway Design

Eric Becker, Kansas Turnpike Authority

Robert Reardon, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority

Peter Allenm ERC, LLC


Session Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Session Description: 


Maurice Palumbo, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District

Marc Hustad, HNTB Corporation

Paul Carlson, Texas Transportation Institute

Innovative Safety Considerations

Eric Hemphill, North Texas Tollway Authority

Gerald Ullman, Texas Transportation Institute

Toll Collections: Payment Options for Infrequent Customers in an All-Electronic Toll Collection Environment

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

Capital Improvements

Neil Gray, IBTTA

Mark Hixson and Tony Yacobucci (had no slides)