Tri-Party Transportation Conference 2013

March 11-12, 2013
Sheraton Hotel, Red Deer, Alberta


Conference and Presentations 2013

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Plenary A: Conference Opening and Welcome by Conference Partners

Host: Mike Damberger, Regional Director, Central Region, Alberta Transportation
Message from ARHCA                          Dwayne Berlando, Chair, ARHCA
Message from CEA                                Sheldon Hudson, President, CEA
Alberta Transportation Update     Alan Humphries, Acting Deputy Minister
Plenary B: Conference Keynote Speaker
Future Success Strategies by Jim Bottomley
Workshop sessions I TO IV
Workshop I: Best Value Process – A Project Case Study
Host: Stewart Smith, Stantec Consulting
Presenters: Pat Jansen, Executive Director, Planning and Project Delivery, University of Alberta

Hugh Warren, Executive Director, Operations and Maintenance, University of Alberta

Workshop II: 
A Competing Interest in the Tendering Process – A Tri-Party Discussion
Host: Darcy Knight, Sureway Construction
Presenters: James Morgan, Director of Transportation GENIVAR
                      Darcy Knight, Estimating Manager, Sureway Construction Management
                      Scott Fraser, Manager of Tender Services, Alberta Transportation
Workshop III:
New Tools for New Times: Innovative Infrastructure Financing,
Funding and Delivery
Host: Dwayne Berlando, Lahramann Construction
Presenter: Casey Vander Pleog, Senior Policy Analyst, Canada West Foundation
Workshop IV: Concrete Mix Design Submissions
Host: Ian McKinnon, Graham Construction
Presenters: Dave Robson, Principal Specialist, Engineering Practice, EBA, A Tetra Tech Company
Plenary C: Alberta Transportation Update
Host: Mike Damberger, Alberta Transportation
Alberta Transportation Re-Organization and Function
Presenter: Bruno Zutautas, Assistant Deputy Minister
                    Followed by Q&A
Northeast Alberta Long Term Infrastructure Plans
Presenter: Landon Reppert, Regional Director, Fort McMurray Region, Alberta Transportation
Tender Addenda Study
It has been split into 2 parts due to large size
Part 1 - Pages 1 -10
Part 2- Pages 11-26
Presenter: Dwight Carter, Senior Transportation Specialist, Associated Engineering
Breakout Forums 1 to 5
FORUM 1: HIGHWAYS
Host: Patrick Tso, McElhanney Consulting Services
Divergent Diamond Interchange (DDI) Hybrid Interchange
Presenter: Smith Siromaskul, Senior Transportation Engineer, HDR Engineering, Portland
Port Mann / Highway 1 Project – Temporary Detours
It has been split into 2 parts due to large size
Part 1 - Pages 1 - 30
Part 2- Pages 31-61
Presenter: Dave Dulay, McElhanney Consulting Services
Forum 2: BRIDGES                 
Host: John Umlah, Alberta Transportation
Construction Overview for the Fort Edmonton Footbridge
Presenters: Allan Bartman, General Supervisor, Special Projects, City of Edmonton
                      Ron Simonsmeier, President, Alberco Construction
Sutong Bridge Design and Construction
It has been split into 2 parts due to large size
Part 1 - Pages 1 -30
Part 2- Pages 31-67
Rehabilitation of Shenley Bridge, QC, with a Composite Orthotropic Steel Deck
Presenter: Eric Lévesque, Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group, Quebec
Forum 3: ENVIRONMENTAL                
Host: BJ Vickery, Ghostpine Environmental Services
Navigation Protection Act (formerly Navigable Waters Protection Act)
Presenters: Nathan Gorall, Director General, Navigable Waters Task Force Marine Safety & Security, Transport Canada
Elisabeth Bertrand, Chief, Regulatory Affairs, Transport Canada
Forum 4: Sustainable Transportation
Host: Dominique Arsenault, Alberta Transportation
The Way We Move - Sustainable Transportation in the City of Edmonton
Presenters: Audra Jones, Director of Sustainable Transportation, City of Edmonton
Calgary’s Ten Year Transportation Infrastructure Outlook
Presenter: Malcolm Logan, General Manager Transportation, The City of Calgary  
Policies, Guidelines & Standards for Trails in Alberta Highway Rights-of-way
Steve Otto, Director, Highway Operations Section, Alberta Transportation
Sean Willis, Associate, Transportation Stantec Consulting
Forum 5: SAFETY
Host: Crystal Morison, Alberta Transportation
Progress on Alberta Traffic Safey Plan
Presenter: Tom Fowler, Director, Community Mobilization Office of Traffic Safety
Impaired Driving: Information to Know About the Changes to Impaired Driving Sanctions in Alberta
Presenter: Len Wagner, Regional Traffic Safety Consultant
Implementing the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan   
Presenters: Bill Kenny, Director, Project Management and Training, Alberta Transportation
                      Rob Quinton, Director of Programming, Alberta Transportation

Plenary D: Special Project Presentation
Connected Vehicle Technology
Presenter: Carl Kuhnke, Executive Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Association of Canada   
BREAKOUT FORUMS 1 TO 5
Forum 1: HIGHWAYS
Host: Greg Plewis, Stewart Weir
Northeast Anthony Henday – Challenges and Innovation
Presenter: Bill Van Der Meer, Urban Construction Manager – Edmonton Ring Road, Alberta Transportation
Alberta Transportation Products List – What’s New
Presenter: Roger Skirrow, Director, Materials and Geotechnical Standards, Alberta Transportation
Forum 2: BRIDGES (REPEAT)
Host: Mike Tokar, GeoMetrix Group Engineering
City of Edmonton Fort Edmonton Footbridge
Presenters: Allan Bartman, General Supervisor, Special Projects, Roads Design and Construction, City of Edmonton
Ron Simonsmeier, President, Alberco Construction
Sutong Bridge Design and Construction
It has been split into 2 parts due to large size
Part 1 - Pages 1 -30
Part 2- Pages 31-67
Presenter: Jim Zhao, Manager & Technical Lead of Bridge Engineering, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure
Rehabilitation of Shenley Bridge, QC, with a Composite Orthotropic Steel Deck
Eric Lévesque, Commercial Development Manager, Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group, Quebec
FORUM 3: ENVIRONMENTAL    
Host: BJ Vickery, Ghostpine Environmental Services
Presenter: Dana Becker, Alberta Transportation
Fish Passage in Culverts – Dealing with Multidisciplinary Framework of Biological and Engineering Information
Updates to the Federal Fisheries Act – What is TRANS’ Recommended Approach
The Navigation Protection Act  - TRANS’ Risk Based Approach
FORUM 4: SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION (REPEAT)
Host: Phil Clark
The Way We Move - Sustainable Transportation in the City of Edmonton
Presenter: Audra Jones, Director of Sustainable Transportation, City of Edmonton
Calgary’s Ten Year Transportation Infrastructure Outlook
Presenter: Malcolm Logan, General Manager Transportation, The City of Calgary
Policies, Guidelines & Standards for Trails in Alberta Highway Rights-of-way
Presenters: Steve Otto, Director, Highway Operations Section, Alberta Transportation
                      Sean Willis, Associate, Transportation Stantec Consulting 
FORUM 5: SAFETY (REPEAT)
Host: Heidi Harris Jensen, ARHCA
Progress on Alberta Traffic Safety Plan
Presenter: Tom Fowler, Director, Community Mobilization Office of Traffic Safety

Impaired Driving: Information to Know About the Changes to Impaired Driving Sanctions in Alberta
Presenter: Len Wagner, Regional Traffic Safety Consultant
Implementing the Alberta Traffic Safety Plan 
Presenters:Bill Kenny, Director, Project Management and Training, Alberta Transportation
Rob Quinton, Director of Programming, Alberta Transportation

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Minister’s Award for Transportation Innovation 2013

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2013 Winners

The winners of the 2013 Minster’s Award for Transportation Innovation was announced on March 11th at the Tri-party Transportation banquet dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer. The Honourable Ric McIver was present and awards the winning teams with their trophies and certificates.

The winner of the 2013 Award of Excellence in PROCESS Innovation went to Clifton Associates for their submission of Congestion Management – Unavoidable Component of Today’s Infrastructure Planning

Clifton Associates Ltd. and the Alberta Economic Development Authority (AEDA) collaborated to develop a congestion management (CM) strategic framework for Alberta.  The report delineates a three-staged approach (Reduce Traffic Demand - Least Cost, Manage Traffic Demand – Most Cost, Increase Infrastructure Supply – Most Cot) on four  geographic congestion areas (Central Business Districts, Inner-City Networks, Major Corridors, Accelerated Growth Regions).  In this approach, Alberta can proactively address traffic congestion before the issues become major impediments to economic development, productivity, and quality of life.  The resulting solution provides the framework for implementing new innovative CM technologies that have strong potential to deliver the same transportation results at a fraction of the cost of some conventional infrastructure upgrades.  This economic return on investment (ROI) is instrumental to sustaining the infrastructure system, supporting strong growth in the construction industry, and supporting other essential programs and services.  In essence, this approach views transportation as a business investment as opposed to a program expense; where the appropriate direction of transportation spending can realize strong net economic return benefiting industry and people alike.

Project Team Members:
AEDA Transportation Committee Project Team       
Dennis Apedaile, Michael Colborne, P.T. (Tom) Brown                                             
AEDA Staff Project Team Paul Laughlin, Robert Fernandez, Judy Eng-Hum, Cristina Cernucan
Consultant Project Team Gordon Molnar, Tony Qui, Jing Qi, Graham Parsons,Cyril Balitbit,
Khandker Habib, Alf Guebert
Transportation Committee Advisors John Assman, Celine Belanger, Scott Clements, Paul Guthrie, heather Kennedy,
Reg Milley,  Carl Rosseanu, Peter Wallis
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The winner of the 2013 Award of Excellence in TECHNICAL Innovation was awarded to AECOM for their submission of Replacement and Widening of the Steinhauer Bridge Superstructure

The replacement and widening of the Steinhauer Bridge superstructure over the Athabasca River is a key component of the Highway 63 upgrading scheme through Fort McMurray to increase traffic flow and improve user safety.
An innovative method of construction was developed that eliminated the need to work in the river. This has had significant environmental, cost and schedule benefits, and has allowed work to progress continuously with reduced construction-related risk.
Construction utilizes portions of the existing and new superstructure as working platforms in a phased approach. In Stage 1, the upstream side of the existing superstructure was used as a working platform to rebuild the downstream side of the bridge. In Stage 2, the new downstream side of the bridge is currently being used as a working platform to complete the work. The pier caps of this 7-span, 473m long bridge were also reconstructed off the working platforms.

Project Team Members:

Alberta Transportation         
Rizwan Hussain, Ron Fraser, Michael Botros
AECOM Leon Seto, Bob Ramsay, Peter Little, Don Minchin, Makdam Nima                  
Stantec Consulting Carl Clayton
Hatch Mott MacDonald Khaled Almaaz
Buckland & Taylor Dennis Bremault
MMM Group Henry Leung
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DIALOG Steve Prozniak
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The winner of the 2013 Award of Excellence in TECHNICAL Innovation was awarded to Alberta Transportation and AMEC Environment & Infrastructure for their project Travers Dam Abandoned Diversion Conduit Compaction Grouting Infill Program

Travers Dam is an important irrigation and water supply earthfill dam in southern Alberta.  Compaction grouting, a technique typically used to add support to problem foundations, raise sunken structures or provide in situ compaction to soils, was adopted to successfully infill the Abandoned Diversion Conduit (ADC) while displacing/compacting the soft sediment at the bottom of the ADC and, importantly, to add a filter material to a critical location in the dam structure in order to mitigate the risk of internal erosion.
The grout infilling program contract work had to comply with the site Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) Plan prepared specifically for this location.  No chemicals or cementitious materials were used in the grout infilling program. The innovation could be used in future projects to prevent erosion and extend the life of the dam infrastructure.

Project Team Members:
AMEC       
Angela Kupper, Charles Lee, Dave Lapins, John Zubach, Ken Kress, Kim Askew
Review Board         
Bert Lukey, Dave Chalcroft, Graham Morgan, John Ruttan, Norm Weimer
Alberta Transportation       
Carla Armstrong, Charlie Murphy, Ghulam Ahmed, Tom Loo, Seamas Skelly, Syed Abbas
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2013 Nominations Submitted

Collaborative Process for Developing Energy Efficiency Guide submitted by Alberta Transportation

Congestion Management – Unavoidable Component of Today’s Infrastructure Planning submitted by Clifton Associates

Deerfoot Trail Trail Time Information Bluetooth Detection System submitted by The City of Calgary

Evaluation of Tire-Derived Aggregates for Highway projects in Alberta Full Scale Pilot Project: Edmonton Waste Management Centre Access Road submitted by Alberta Transportation

Replacement and Widening of the Steinhauer Bridge Superstructure submitted by AECOM

Town of Cochrane Centre Avenue Complete Street Connector submitted by Urban Systems

Travers Dam Abandoned Diversion Conduit Compaction grouting Infill Program submitted by Alberta Transportation


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