Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagements

April 17 - 19, 2019

2019 Roads and Streets Conference

The Westin La Paloma Resort Tucson, AZ Visit Event Website

Thursday, April 18
9:15-10:15 a.m.

Sliding Your Bridge into Place

In 2014, the 2,428-foot-long truss superstructure of the Milton Madison bridge made history when it was moved 55 feet from temporary bridge piers onto its permanent, rehabilitated piers, making it the longest bridge slide in North America. This presentation will detail the sliding process, the concepts used to maintain traffic and the temporary work needed to complete the project.

B&N Presenters:

Travis Butz, PE

Olivier Mirza, PE

Thursday, April 18
1:30-2:30 p.m.

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

A key consideration when implementing practical design solutions is the impact to safety. Safety is also an important metric to consider when selecting a preferred alternative or prioritizing projects. This presentation will use real project examples to illustrate how safety analyses, specifically the quantitative methods in the Highway Safety Manual (HSM), were used to justify and implement practical design solutions, evaluate multiple alternatives and prioritize projects. 

B&N Presenters:

Ravi Ambadipudi, PE, PTOE

Dana Biscan, PE

Kendra Schenk, PE, PTOE, RSP

Travis Butz, PE, Senior Bridge Engineer

TRAVIS BUTZ, PE
Senior Bridge Engineer

Olivier Mirza, PE, Senior Project Manager

OLIVIER MIRZA, PE
Senior Project Manager

Ravi Ambadipudi, PE, PTOE, Project Manager

RAVI AMBADIPUDI, PE, PTOE
Project Manager

Dana Biscan, PE, Project Manager

DANA BISCAN, PE
Project Manager

Kendra Schenk, PE, PTOE, RSP, Transportation Engineer

KENDRA SCHENK, PE, PTOE, RSP
Transportation Engineer