CI Summit

Anaheim, California | March 2–5, 2017

Technical Sessions

Friday, March 3

Technical Session 1, Track A, B & C
9:30 – 10:30 a.m., 1 PDH

Track A, Optimizing Utility Investigations on Large Design-Build Projects

Could $2B on the HART project and $80M in costs and delays on the Caltrans I-405 expansion have been prevented or mitigated? Existing utilities can present large risks to projects of every kind, including design-build projects. Find out how the proper use and sequencing of utility investigations as delineated in ASCE 38, Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data, can assist in reducing utility risks on design-build projects.

Speaker: Jim Anspach, F.ASCE, Senior Fellow / Director, Cardno

​Track B, Role of Specifications in Disputes

Have the General Conditions of the contract clearly defined roles for all parties; presented well prepared specifications that are tailored to project specific needs; and required compliance throughout administration of the contract? Find out how to avoid protests and claims by taking extra care in the contract drafting process.

Speakers: Monique O’Dwyer, P.E., M.ASCE, Ross Standifer, P.E., M.ASCE, Rajesh Singh, M.ASCE, Teresa Jablonski, A.M.ASCE, Rusty Sprouse, P.E., M.ASCE

Track C, Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution Paper Presentations

LADR-305, “Using Early Dispute Resolution Techniques to Reduce Delay and Minimize Project Expense”

Speaker: Paul M. Lurie, Mediator & Arbitrator, Schiff Hardin LLP (30 min)

LADR-299, “Identifying and Mitigating the Risks Created by Problematic Clauses in Construction Contracts”

Speaker: Kevin Walsh (30 min)

Technical Session 2, Track A B & C
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1 PDH 

Track A, Critical Keys to Avoiding and Resolving Claims in Differing Site Conditions and/or Underground Infrastructure Projects

Courts across the country have outlined critical keys to handling underground projects. In a fast-paced, interactive information-packed seminar, learn how to use these principles to your advantage in the handling of differing site conditions and the claims that they can create, including:  delay, constructive acceleration, quantum meruit, and force majeure.

Speaker: Mark Stapke, Founding Partner, Stapke Law LLP

Track B, Building the Future of Transportation Through Partnership | OC Streetcar

Join us for a panel discussion that will explore the future of transportation through the lens of the OC Streetcar Project! A fixed-guideway system planned in the cities of Santa Ana and Garden Grove, the OC Streetcar will connect Orange County’s backbone rail system to key employment, population, and activity centers within the cities. This signature project demonstrates how the future of transportation is being built through partnerships between owners, program management teams, and designers and how their multi-funding strategies are working to successfully deliver projects.

Moderator: Bernadette Duran-Brown, Partner, Nossaman LLP

Speakers: Kelly Hart, Orange County Transportation Authority (Owner); Mary Shavalier, Orange County Transportation Authority (Owner); Jim Hecht, HDR (Program Manager); Terry Nash, HNTB (Designer)

Track C, Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution Paper Presentations

LADR-320, "Optimizing The Resolution of Disputes on Construction Projects"

Speaker: Lynn Beck Larsen (30 min)

LADR-302, “Particular Conditions to Cover Potential Risks of Construction Projects”

Speaker: Amr Ibrahim (30 min)

Technical Session 3, Track A, B & C
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 1 PDH 

Women Leaders in Transportation | A Conversation

Come join us for an informative dialogue between our moderator, panel members, and you about the importance of leadership in the transportation sector – from a woman’s perspective. You will have an opportunity to engage with women serving in high-profile positions within both the public and private sector. They will share their stories and advice – everything from career path choices and the importance of relationship building, to the influence that emerging trends/technologies will have on the way we do business. They will also offer insights into a few “tricks of the trade” – how to improve the impression you make when connecting with prospective clients/teaming partners, winning the job, and then successfully delivering it. Women exude confidence differently than men, so have you ever asked yourself what impression you leave?  Participating in this conversation might help you find out!

Moderator: Julie Vandermost Beeman, President, VCS Environmental

Speakers: Rose Casey, Director of Highway Programs, Orange County Transportation Authority; Paula Beauchamp, Director of Project Delivery, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority; Sunnie House, Vice President, Transportation Business Line Leader San Diego & Southern Nevada, AECOM; Jacqueline Patterson, Vice President, Jacobs

Track B, Use of Construction Documents for Early Detection of Potential Construction Phase Issues

The tracking and monitoring of standard construction phase documentation such as RFIs, PCOs, and submittals, as well as underlying schedule information, can provide an early warning of potential issues. Develop a better understanding of project controls data and learn techniques on how to monitor and track project data that is already being collected, in order to develop a more robust picture of the project status. 

Speaker: David Ponte, P.E., M.ASCE, Arcadis North America

Track C, Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution Paper Presentations

LADR-307, “Notice Requirements under Standard Construction Contract Conditions I: Classification Matrix and Analysis”

Speakers: Mohamed-Asem Uthman Abdul-Malak (30 min)

LADR-308, “Notice Requirements under Standard Construction Contract Conditions II: Administration of Structured Notices”

Speaker: Mohamed-Asem Uthman Abdul-Malak (30 min)

Technical Session 4, Track A, B & C
2:15 – 3:15 p.m., 1 PDH

Track A, Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project

The Gerald Desmond Bridge has been designated as a National Highway System Intermodal Connector Route and part of the Federal Strategic Highway Network. It is a critical structure serving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the City of Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange counties, and the nation. The new bridge will be built with a cable-stayed design with a 205’ vertical clearance to accommodate the newest generation of the most efficient cargo ships. A panel of stakeholders will discuss the planning, execution and current progress of this $1.2B project.

Speakers: TBD

Track B, Improving Efficiency Through Integrated Cloud-Based Construction Management

The City of Los Angeles and CH2M Hill will discuss how they are managing the construction of the new $100M Wastewater Information Network System (WINS) program with cloud-based, project management technology. Hear the perspectives of the city and the program manager on how they are simplifying the change order process to save time, control costs, and improve outcomes. Explore the use of a cloud-based construction management system on a complex, long-term engineering project.

Speakers: Sam Alavi, M.S., P.E., P.M., Project Manager, City of Los Angeles, Wastewater Engineering Services Division; Mike Tovar, P.E., PMP., LAWINS Project Manager, CH2M; Eric Law, Senior Director, Bentley

Track C, Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution Paper Presentations

LADR-300, “Introducing the Arbitrating Party Utility Function: An Expected Utility Approach”

Speaker: Ahmad Essam Alozn (30 min)

LADR-313, “Studying Contract Provisions of Shared Responsibilities for Integrated Project Delivery under National and International Forms”

Speaker: Haiyan Xie (30 min)

Technical Session 5, Track A, B & C
3:45 – 4:45 p.m., 1 PDH

Track A, Solving Serious Ethical Dilemmas

Engineers face serious ethical dilemmas and it can be a struggle to determine the best path forward. Fulfill your licensing requirement and explore some interesting case studies, as well as some background philosophical concepts and the ASCE Code of Ethics.

Speakers: Steve Starrett, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Kansas State University; Carlos Bertha, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Ethics, US Air Force Academy

Track B, Building the Future Using Off-Site Construction Techniques

Learn how off-site construction can improve construction productivity, safety, and quality. Off-site construction is the planning, design, fabrication and assembly of building elements at a location other than their final, installed location to support rapid and efficient construction of a permanent structure. Critical components of successful off-site construction projects are integrated planning and supply chain optimization. The moderator will provide a brief overview of research conducted by the Off-Site Construction Council, which is part of the National Institute of Building Sciences. The panel will then share their successes in implementing off-site construction techniques.

Moderator: John Schaufelberger, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Washington

Speakers: Daniel Shirkey, Senior Director of Technology and Operations Improvement, Balfour Beatty and Lyle Eiseman, Operating Group Safety Director, Mortenson Construction

Track C, Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution Paper Presentations

LADR-304, “Intelligent Contracts and the Construction Industry”

Speaker: Jim Mason (30 min)

LADR-309, “Conceptualization of the Contractor’s Project Management Group Dynamics in Claims’ Initiation and Documentation Evolution”

Speaker: Mohamed-Asem Uthman Abdul-Malak (30 min)

Technical Session 6, Track A & B
5:00 – 6:00 p.m., 1 PDH 

Track A, Enhancing Construction Safety Through Proper Planning of Load Handling Activities

Explore crane lift planning techniques, as well as alternate lifting / load handling systems (jack and slide, gantry systems, platform trailers, modular lifting towers), which require particular elements for planning load handling activities. Familiarize yourself with the new regulations (OSHA 1926 Subpart CC), plus published consensus standards such as ASME P30.1 and other lift planning literature to enable yourself to more effectively develop a proper “lift plan.”

Speakers: Scott R. Fletcher, M.S., P.E., M.ASCE, Civil / Structural & Rigging Engineer; Cowles, Murphy, Glover & Assoc.; Tim L. Parker, PE, PMP, M.ASCE, Principal, Parker Consulting Engineers, LLC

Track B, Life Cycle Sustainability of Asphalt Concrete Pavements

Experts from agencies and academia will share recent advances and developments associated with sustainability concepts in every stage through the entire life cycle of pavement infrastructure from planning, design, materials selection, construction, maintenance and operations, preservation, and recycling. Learn about new prospects, opportunities, and challenges in the field.

Speakers: Baoshan Huang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Tennessee; Jenny Liu, P.E., M.ASCE, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Wayne Lee, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, University of Rhode Island; John Harvey, P.E., M.ASCE, University of California Davis; Rita Leahy, California Asphalt Pavement Association

Saturday, March 4

Technical Session 7, Track A, B & C
8:00 – 9:00 a.m., 1 PDH

Track A, The U.S. Craft Labor Shortage and Its Effects on Project Performance

A shortage of skilled, qualified construction craft labor has been an unfortunate recurring trend in the US construction industry for the past three decades, and has had a measurable impact on project performance. The craft labor shortage will likely not be resolved until structural changes occur in both the attitudes toward and availability of career and technical education (CTE), but there are practices owners and contractors can adopt to improve the availability of qualified craft labor on their projects.

Speakers: Paul M. Goodrum, P.E., Ph.D.; Timothy R.B. Taylor, P.E., Ph.D.

Track B Finance and Delivery of Infrastructure in the 21st Century Utilizing Alternative Delivery Methods and Private Participation

Over the past few years a number of states have expanded procurement statutes allowing governmental entities to seek public improvements by utilizing a best value approach rather than the traditional design bid build method. More recently, statutes have been enacted to promote partnerships between public and private entities, shifting traditional public sector responsibilities such as financing to the private sector, and allowing private entities to participate in revenue producing opportunities resulting from the development of improvements that had been traditionally reserved for development by governmental entities. The presenters will discuss some of the statutory changes which facilitate alternative delivery models and public private partnerships, and will discuss some alternative delivery and public private partnership (“P3”) form documents currently available including new EJCDC Design Build and P3 forms.

Speakers: Justin Weisberg, P.E., M.ASCE; Brian Johnson, P.E., M.ASCE; Ron Zitterkopf, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

Track C, Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution Paper Presentations

LADR-301, “The Knowns and Unknowns of Concurrent Delay”

Speakers: TBD

LADR-000, “Behavioral Response Towards Placement and Addition of Signs in Construction Activities on Highways”

Speaker: Zain Ul-Abdin (30 min)

Technical Session 8, Track A, B & C
9:15 – 10:15 a.m., 1 PDH

Track A, Developing the Next Generation of Leaders Within Your Company

As the demand for technical and management staff increases and professionals coming into the workforce decide on their futures, we need to find ways to develop our future employees and leaders. A panel has been assembled to discuss the need to find, train and retain staff and managers. The panel members are working within their organizations around the company developing and implementing those plans. After a short introduction by the panel, we will open the discussion up to Summit participants to learn what they are doing and what they want to see happening to grow themselves and their careers.

Moderator: Dan Becker, CCM, PMP, CCP, ENV SP, M.ASCE

Speakers: TBD

Track B, The Anatomy of Disputes

Gain an understanding of a typical dispute matter from inception (i.e., request for change) through entry into dispute resolution proceedings (negotiation, mediation, arbitration, litigation). Explore common project contract and execution factors that typically influence causation and resolution of a dispute (either to promote or prevent) and which should be considered by each project participant from the perspective of project design, estimating, procurement, and construction management.

Speakers: John Ciccarelli, P.E., M.ASCE, Michael Radbill, P.E., F.ASCE

Track C, Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution Paper Presentations

LADR-306, “Impact of Change Orders on Cost and Schedule of Rural Road Maintenance Projects”

Speaker: Pramen Prasad Shrestha (30 min)

LADR-311, “Culture-Risk-Trust Model for Dispute Resolution Methods' Selection in International Construction Contracts” 

Speaker: Ghada M. Gad (30 min) 

Technical Session 9, Track A, B & C
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 1 PDH

Track A, TBD

Speakers: TBD

Track B, Mock Mediation

Moderator: Joe Hellenbrand, P.E., PSP, M.ASCE, Capital Project Management, Inc.

Speakers: TBD

Track C, Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution Paper Presentations

LADR-316, “Dispute Resolution and Contract Incentives: Perceptions of Project Stakeholders”

Speakers: Kelly Strong (30 min)

LADR-319, “Identification and Classification of Root-causes of Construction Claims”

Speaker: Asra Ghadakzadeh (30 min)


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