Friday, March 2
7:30 - 9:15 a.m. | Opening Plenary Session & Breakfast
Sponsored by Jacobs Engineering
Call to Order: Dan Becker, M.ASCE, CCM, PMP, CCP, ENV SP, CI Summit 2018 Chair
ASCE Strategic Initiatives
Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, 2018 ASCE President
Leading a team of engineers responsible for delivering public works projects, Swallow has been with the City of Las Vegas since 2012. She is responsible for negotiating design and construction contracts, reviewing progress of the work, coordination with public and private sector stakeholders, and responding to external comments or questions. Prior to her current position, Swallow served as Senator Tom Udall’s lead on transportation policy. She worked on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill and the development and passage of the MAP-21 surface transportation authorization bill. Swallow has been active in ASCE since 1995, serving on various Society-level committees such as the Committees on Education, and Diversity. She served as the Society’s appointed Governor on the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute until her election as ASCE’s 2018 President. In addition to her professional activities, Swallow is active in her community. She has served in leadership roles with the Junior League of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition, Engineers Without Borders, and serves on the Advisory Board to the University of Nevada Department of civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction. Swallow earned her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1994 and a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Nevada in 2004.
Welcome Remarks: LeAnne Napolillo, P.E., F.ASCE, CI Summit 2018 Co-Chair
Opening Plenary Presentation: How Mergers and Acquisitions Are Impacting Your Project
When a public agency enters into a project contract, is it going to be working with the same company by the end of the job? What value does industry consolidation provide? Join Bob Pragada, the President of Buildings and Infrastructure at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., and Brian Barth, P.E., Transportation Program Officer, Texas DOT, to get the inside track on large engineering and construction industry mergers and acquisitions, and the impact they are having on infrastructure projects.
Brian R. Barth, P.E.
Transportation Program Officer, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
Brian Barth is responsible for blending all functions in transportation programming and delivery, including strategic and operational performance measures, governance, business process oversight, resource management and IT functions within the department’s unified structure.
Barth began his career in the Dallas District in 1988 after graduation from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. In 2003, Barth was appointed as the Dallas District’s director of transportation planning and development. From 2009 to 2013, Barth served as the Fort Worth District’s deputy district engineer, providing oversight of the DFW Connector, North Tarrant Express, I‐35W, I‐30, and Chisholm Trail Parkway.
Appointed as Fort Worth district engineer in November 2013, Barth served on the Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments working to solve Metroplex‐area transportation issues.
Robert V. Pragada
President, Buildings & Infrastructure and Industrial Lines of Business, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Offering full engineering, procurement, construction management, integrated project delivery, and stand-alone construction services, as well as asset maintenance and turnarounds, the businesses Bob leads partner with clients to design, build, and deliver projects for the buildings and infrastructure, consumer goods and manufacturing, mining and minerals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and petroleum and chemicals industries.
Bob originally joined Jacobs in 2006, holding a number of senior management positions over nine years including Senior Vice President, Global Sales; Group Vice President, Northern Region; and Vice President, Field Services, and returned to Jacobs in 2016 after serving as Board of Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brock Group.
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Bob began his career in the Navy as a Civil Engineer Corps and Seabees officer, providing base construction and maintenance services and international contingency operations, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He also earned a Master of Science in engineering and management from Stanford University.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Concurrent Technical Session Highlight
Track 5A: Stories from the Top: Lessons in Leadership
The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is growing by leaps and bounds. How do you manage the growing transportation needs of a major metropolitan area, manage key relationships, find innovative ways to fund and complete projects and lead teams? Learn this and more from a lively panel discussion with three of the region’s top women transportation executives. They will also provide insight into their journey to top posts in the public and private sectors and what has made them successful.
Saturday, March 3
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. | Plenary Session
Exploring the State of Our Infrastructure
Hear from a panel of ASCE Infrastructure Report Card experts how the 2017 national and Texas report cards have been received, and join in the discussion about the proposed initiatives of the Trump Administration and their potential impact on the state of our nation’s infrastructure.
Speakers: Travis Attanasio, P.E., M.ASCE, CFM, City Engineer, City of Haslet; Jack Furlong, P.E., D.WRE, M.ASCE, Water CM/PM, Jacobs Engineering Group; Brian Pallasch, Aff.M.ASCE, Managing Director of Government Relations & Infrastructure Initiatives, ASCE; Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, 2018 ASCE President
Jack Furlong and Travis Attanasio sat down with CI to preview the session. View the video and make your plans to attend!
11:50 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Closing Plenary Lunch & 2018 Construction Management Award Presentation
2018 Construction Management Award Presentation to David L. Richter, M.ASCE, F.CMAA, F.CIOB, Chairman & CEO, Richter Capital LLC.
Our closing luncheon panel will showcase the Integrated Pipeline (IPL) Project, a partnership between Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and the City of Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) to finance, plan, design, construct and operate an integrated water delivery transmission system connecting Lake Palestine, Cedar Creek Reservoir, and Richland Chambers Reservoir to Lake Benbrook by integrating TRWD’s existing pipelines and creating flexibility in delivery as well as quick response to fluctuating customer water demands.
The project consists of nearly 150 miles of pipeline, three lake pump stations and three booster pump stations delivering a required capacity of 347 million gallons per day (MGD) of raw water to North Central Texas. TRWD and DWU currently serve about 4.4 million customers and the IPL Project will allow these agencies to continue supporting regional community and economic growth.
Moderator: Coy Veach, P.E., F.ASCE, CCM, Vice President, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Speakers: Ed Weaver, IPL Program Deputy Director, Tarrant Regional Water District; Ted Gay, P.E., Construction Manager, Freese and Nichols, Inc.; Shelly Hattan, P.E., CCM, Resident Engineer, Tarrant Regional Water District