Agenda

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Student Welcome /Orientation/Lunch
 
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Opening Session

Remarks by: IAI President Mike Bauer 

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Keynote Speaker #1

TxDOT Commissioner Alejandro “Alex” G. Meade III, "Texas Unified Transportation Plan, its Short - & Long - Terms Goals and Impact"

 

Moderator- IAI President Mike Bauer

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Networking Break
 
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Session1 - Track 1

Dr. Hosam Salman, PE "The Importance of Field Load Tests to a Better Foundation Design"    

 

Panelists: WSP

 

Moderator - Afnan A

Session1 - Track 2

Matt Lepinski, PE, "Innovative North Texas Water Resources Initiative"

 

Panelists: US Army Corps of Engineers - Ft. Worth District

 

Moderator - Eugene L

Session1 - Track 3

Nick Satroski PE, "Engineering and Construction Challenges for Replacement of TRRA Merchants Bridge”

 

Panelists: TranSystems

 

Moderator - Ammad M

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Networking Break
 
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Session 2 - Track 1

Gregg Freeby, PE "Bridge Solutions Using Concrete Segmental Bridges"

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Kevin Pruski, PE, “Results of a National Bridge Deck Tour and How TxDOT Compares”

Panelists: TxDOT and American Segmental Bridge Institute

Moderator – Caleb

Session 2 - Track 2

Michael Dukes, PE, and Dustin Noel, PE,

"Access and Imaging Technologies to Improve Scoping, Design, and Construction"

 

Panelists: Consor Engineers 

 Moderator - Ryan W

Session 2 - Track 3

Nikki Conley PE,  "Route D-Road Safety Audit, Engineering, and Engagement, City of St Louis, MO"

 

 

Panelists: George Butler & Associates

 

Moderator - Scott M

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Networking Break
 
6:30 PM
Main Event

IAI Evening Activities

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Session1 - Track 1

Mohamed “Mo” Bur, PE, “Mastering Leadership Across All Organizational Levels" 

 

Panelist: TxDOT & Consor Engineers

 

Moderator - Hyunsik M

Session1 - Track 2

Siddharth Neekhra, PE and Noel Janacek PE, “Leveraging the Geotechnical Consultant for Project Optimization"  

 

Panelists: ECS Southwest

 

Moderator – Arish

Session1 - Track 3

“Rehabilitation Strategies and Recycled Materials for Concrete and Asphalt Pavements”  

 

Panelists: Cement Council Of Texas

 

Moderator - Nancy 

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Networking Break
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Session 2 - Track 1

"Richard Odynski, PE, I-35E Ph. 2 MOT & Construction"

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Travis Kralicke, DBIA, "I-35E Ph. 2 ITS Technology" 

 Panelists: WSP

Moderator - Fara F

Session 2 - Track 2

David McMillan, Don Barrett, and Rick Prieto, PE,

“Promoting Awareness of Inclusion"

 

Panelists: TxDOT & Consor Engineers

 

Moderator - Roberto R

Session 2 - Track 3

"Creative Solutions on Complex Infrastructure Projects”  

 

Panelists: Schnabel Engineers 

 

 

Moderator – Sho

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch & IAI Announcements

Hosted by: Executive Director Mike Bauer 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Keynote Speaker #2

TxDOT Director - Erika Kemp, Director of the Strategic Initiatives and Innovation Division, " TxDOT EV and Connected Vehicle Initiatives"

 

Moderator - IAI President Mike Bauer

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Networking Break
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Session 3 - Track 1

Kristen Landry, PE, "Bagby Street Improvements"    

 

 

Panelists: Quiddity

Moderator - Fara F

Session 3 - Track 2

Nathan Petter, PE, Kira Larson, PE, and Matthew Keusch, PE "An S-Curve Tied Arch-An Overnight Success: Design & Construction of the Northhaven Trail Pedestrian Bridge"

 

Panelists: TxDOT & HNTB

Moderator - Michelle

Session 3 - Track 3

Brett Debord, PE and Kristen Landry, PE

"Bagby Street- A Complex Urban Corridor Transformation"    

 

Panelists: Downtown Houston+ & Quiddity Engineering

 

Moderator - Corbett F

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Networking Break
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session 4 - Track 1

Atty Aaron Mann, Esq.

"Ethical Lessons of the Florida International University (FIU) Bridge Collapse"

 

Panelists: Terracon Consultants

                                  

Moderator - Harish

Session 4 - Track 2

Dr. Mary Beth Hueste,  "UHPC Utilization in Texas Bridges"

 

Panelists: Texas A&M University

                                  

Moderator - Gregg F

Session 4 - Track 3

Karthik Ramanathan

"Design Considerations for Pedestrian Bridges"

 

Panelist: WSP

                                  

Moderator - Harish R

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Networking Break
 
6:00 PM
Main Event

IAI Evening Activities

8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Session1

Atty Cathy Altman, Esq. and Atty Chris Anaya, Esq. 

“Ethical and Effective Project Communications”

 

Panelists - Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.

 

Moderator - Harish R

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Networking Break
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
General Conference Business, Elections, Announcements, and Adjourn
 

Please note agenda is tentative and subject to change. A final agenda will be shared prior to the meeting.