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March 13 - 14, 2024

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Tuesday, March 12
2:00 - 2:50 pm  |  Stew 218 AB

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved into a highly valuable asset, presenting significant benefits in terms of cost and time savings. Burgess & Niple’s AI platform, PipeAId, combines AI with GIS technology to analyze CCTV video, detect pipe defects, assign NASSCOPACP codes, and generate a digital twin. This digital twin provides a comprehensive overview of sewer assets, precisely identifying the location of defects and construction features along each pipe using geospatial data.

B&N Presenter:

Joshua Ford, PE

Tuesday, March 12
3:00 - 3:50 pm  |  Stew 218 AB

Standard Drawings and Specifications aren’t just important for your capital projects, they also shape the way your community is able to maintain its assets after construction is complete. Joined by co-presenter Michael Pearce from the City of Westfield, Indiana, this session will discuss the importance of local standards being a collaborative effort across multiple departments within your community and how they can save you from future issues. 

B&N Presenter:

Jason Taylor, PE

Tuesday, March 12
4:00 - 4:50 pm  |  Stew 218 AB

Are you trying to find a way to spend your infrastructure dollars on construction instead of spending it towards plan development? This session will focus on the creation of resurface plans that lower the consultant fees or can be designed in-house. Through the use of templates and GIS, a quality set of bid documents can be created for resurface plans that include ADA curb ramp upgrades, contract book, specifications, base repairs, and more.

This presentation will be co-presented with Rich Bassett from the City of Fishers, Indiana. 

B&N Presenter:

Jason Taylor, PE

Wednesday, March 13
8:00 - 8:50 am  |  WTHR 104

To advance the implementation of a Safe System Approach, FHWA initiated a project to identify Safe System solutions for highway safety improvement projects. Two tools were developed to measure the alignment of projects and policies with the Safe System. Real application examples will demonstrate the tools and findings from this effort.

Rick Drumm from the FHWA and Cory Hopwood from Cambridge Systematics, Inc., will co-present with Ryan Klitzsch from Cambridge Systematics, Inc. moderating the session.

B&N Presenter:

Kendra Schenk, PE, PTOE, RSP2I

Wednesday, March 13
10:00 - 10:50 am  |  WTHR 104

Maria Cantrell, P.E., served as the City of Columbus Vision Zero Coordinator from 2019 to 2023. She led the development of the City’s multiagency plan and program intended to eliminate fatal and serious injury crashes. Learn about what efforts and strategies worked, what didn’t, and a few pointers picked up along the way.

B&N Presenter:

Maria Cantrell, PE

Wednesday, March 13
10:00 - 10:50 am  |  STEW 214 CD

Hillsborough County, Florida, has historically been one of the most dangerous metropolitan areas for roadway fatalities. In 2020, the County began an initiative to redevelop its planning and design policies and standards to reflect a context-sensitive transportation system that incorporates improved safety strategies. This was done through revisioning their Vision Zero and Comprehensive Plan goals and creating a new Context Classification System, Complete Streets Guide and a design manual.

B&N Presenters:

Karddy Rodriguez, EI

Angelo Belluccia, PE

Wednesday, March 13
11:00 - 11:50 am  |  STEW 206

Organizational culture, or encompassing shared attitudes and values, greatly impacts employee retention. Recent studies show that culture has up to ten times more influence than compensation. This presentation explores the definition of workplace culture and focuses on key drivers of diversity, job security, recognition and the steps being taken to build a cohesive team.

B&N Presenters:

Brady Hagerty

Josh Cook, PE

Wednesday, March 13
3:00 - 3:50 pm  |  CL50 224

Many of B&N's bridge engineers are also inspectors, so when B&N engineers helped design the replacement of the Milton-Madison Truss, they carefully considered details that would make access for future inspections easier, faster, and safer. These considerations proved beneficial at the recent inspection of the Milton-Madison. Based on this experience, attendees will learn best practices for standard bridges.

B&N Presenter:

Ivan Palencia, PE

Joshua Ford, PE, Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Jason Taylor, PE, Roadway Section Director

Roadway Section Director

Kendra Schenk, PE, PTOE, RSP2I, Safety Engineer

Safety Engineer

Maria Cantrell, PE, Senior Transportation Safety Engineer

Senior Transportation Safety Engineer

Karddy Rodriguez, EI, Traffic Project Manager

Traffic Project Manager

Angelo Belluccia, PE, District Director, Senior Project Manager

District Director, Senior Project Manager

Brady Hagerty, Senior Marketing Coordinator

Senior Marketing Coordinator

Josh Cook, PE,


Ivan Palencia, PE, Bridge Engineer

Bridge Engineer