Burgess & Niple - Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagements

October 20 - 29, 2020

Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC)

Virtual Visit Event Website

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10:00–11:30 AM
Session 2

Creating Safer Crossings: Using Technology and State of the Practice to Prioritize Pedestrians

In downtown Columbus, Ohio, the City embarked on a pilot project to assess existing crosswalk treatments, pedestrian safety and visibility at 13 uncontrolled, marked crosswalks on one-way streets. These locations did not have a documented crash history between vehicles and pedestrians but were recognized for their unique locations due to pedestrian volumes, public feedback through the City’s 311 system and observations made by City staff.

Using a MioVision camera, the B&N team collected data that is typically undocumented in standard data collection processes. This information brought added insight to more holistically evaluate the pedestrian and vehicular behavior, driver yielding rates and near-miss data. Using this information, the current state of the practice research and design guides, the B&N team created a “menu” of crosswalk applications to supplement the City’s crosswalk evaluation process.

This presentation will detail the data collection process, including reviewing existing planning agency and City data, technology and field verification, and the process to develop a variety of treatment options for each uncontrolled crossing.

B&N Presenter:

Amy Rosepiler, PE

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Session 3

Bridge Pier Cap Strengthening Using External Prestressed Tendon Bars

How to strengthen deteriorated T-type pier caps using external post-tensioned bars. Case study will show the District 11 BEL-7-1975 bridge.

B&N Presenter:

Jai Lee, PE

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Session 20

Cowboy Engineering – Load Rating the Impossible

Lessons learned and analysis techniques for rating “one of a kind bridges” including damaged bridges, retrofitted rail cars, and other “non-engineered” bridges.

B&N Presenter:

Joe Kelley, PE

Thursday, October 29
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Session 25

Stream and Wetland Valuation Metric (SWVM): 20/20 Vision From a Large Highway Bypass Project in West Virginia

We will present a case study of the use of the USACE SWVM to complete federal permitting and mitigation for a 5.5-mile new alignment highway project in Roane County, West Virginia. Topics will include: 1) project overview, 2) lessons learned from implementing the SWVM protocol from ecological, engineering, and permitting perspectives, 3) cost and time reflection, 4) comparison to current Ohio field methodology and mitigation, and 5) best practices to employ when using the method on large linear projects with more than a few impacts to water resources (this project had impacts to 94 individual streams and 35 wetlands within the 216 acre project area).

B&N Presenter:

Rick Fitch, AICP

Amy Rosepiler, PE, Director, Columbus Roadway Design Section

AMY ROSEPILER, PE
Director, Columbus Roadway Design Section

Jai Lee, PE, Bridge Engineer

JAI LEE, PE
Bridge Engineer

Joe Kelley, PE, Bridge Engineer

JOE KELLEY, PE
Bridge Engineer

Rick Fitch, AICP, Environmental Planner

RICK FITCH, AICP
Environmental Planner