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2018 Transportation Construction Grading Innovations Technology Forum

 Export to Your Calendar 12/4/2018
When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Enter the building through Door #5, near the Embassy Suites
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
United States
Contact: Denise Woods

Online registration is available until: 11/30/2018
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2018 AGC - MnDOT
Transportation Construction 
and Grading Innovations Technology Forum

At this 11th annual Forum, hear from industry experts, learn from other attendees, and freely discuss 
issues of importance to you and your firm.  Project managers; engineers and technicians; superintendents, 
foremen and equipment operators; soils and material engineers; county superintendents and engineers; and 
state and federal highway personnel should plan to attend.

Refund deadline: November 27, 2018
Registration deadline: December 2, 2018

Sleeping Rooms
 are available at the Embassy Suites (connected to Earle Brown Heritage Center) 
for the night of December 3 at a rate of $128 plus tax.  
Reservations must be made no later than November 16 and can be made by calling 763-560-2700 
and using Group Code AGC


Thank You to our sponsors!



 7:30    Registration opens
 8:00 – 8:45     Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions 
 8:45 – 9:45   

“Modern Day Mega-Rain Events in Minnesota”

A look at the record-breaking mega-rain event of June 2012
and the patterns that cause events like this. 

Ian Leonard, Fox News meteorologist

“Case Study: TH 210 - Jay Cooke Flood Repair Design-Build Project”

In June 2012, more than 10 inches of rain fell in 24 hours in northeastern Minnesota,
saturating the ground and causing massive slope failures along TH 210, which travels above
the St. Louis River and through Jay Cooke State Park.  More than 80 slope failures occurred
along a 3.5- mile section, closing the highway, cutting off access to a power utility’s
hydroelectric dams, and blocking this popular scenic route.  In 2015, MnDOT launched a
$21.3 million reconstruction project, consisting of geotechnical investigations, slope stability
modeling, stormwater management design, NPDES inspections and corrective action
implementation, development of cultural resource-protection plans, and development of an
automated monitoring program.

Derrick Dasenbrock, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Travis Davidsavor, Barr Engineering Co.
Will Goldsworthy, Veit
Aaron Gunderson, Minnesota Department of Transportation

 11:00-12:00    “Climate Change: Assessing the Effects of More Frequent and Intense Events on 

Transportation Infrastructure”

Attendees will learn about the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Committee on
Adaptation to a Changing Climate.  They’ll also hear about the steps taken in the area of
Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia toward adaptation to the impacts of climate
change on the region’s transportation system, including highways and critical transportation

Jason Giovannettone, HydroMetriks, PLLC

 12:00 – 12:45     Networking lunch
 12:45 – 1:15    Presentation of annual Grading and Base Awards
 1:30 – 2:30    Case Study:  Using Cold-In-Place Recycling (CIR) to Improve Pavement Performance      

Mower County, located in southeastern Minnesota, has implemented a pavement rehabilitation
program that uses CIR to improve its County Roadway System.  As part of that program, they
recently allowed the use of both single-unit train CIR and multi-unit trains.  Attendees will hear
about the use of CIR in general, as well as the advantages of a single-unit train and multi-unit trains. 

Derek Frederixon, Mathy Construction Company
Mike Hanson, Mower County
Dan Schellhammer, Midstate Reclamation & Trucking
 2:45 – 4:00  

Hot Topics

  •  MnDOT Spec Book updates – Terry Beaudry, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • 3D profile milling and 3D muck excavation – Rebecca Embacher, Minnesota
    Department of Transportation
  • New overweight permit – Rob Holschback, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Green Sheets attached to plans on environmental commitments – Peter Leete,
    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • New construction stormwater permit – Todd Smith, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • 2019 Legislative Session Preview – Laura Ziegler, AGC of Minnesota
  • Open discussion 
 4:00 – 5:00    Networking reception