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The 2019 Transportation Construction and Grading Innovations Technology Forum took place on December 3, 2019.  Below is the event schedule, with available presentations linked.

8:00 – 9:30                 Utility Infrastructure Issues

Gerrit Bangma – Minnesota County Engineers Association
Barb Cedarberg – Gopher State One  Call
Shelly Hansen – City Engineers Association of Minnesota
Eric Kolcinski - CenterPoint Energy
Mike Mendiola - Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety
Keith Novy - CenterPoint Energy
Sam Richert - Xcel Energy
John Hass – Veit

9:45 – 10:45               Stormwater Research and Permit Compliance

"Construction Projects: A View through the Environmental Lens" – Jennifer Hildebrand, Professional Engineering Services

“Stormwater Research at Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory and its Application to Construction” – John Gulliver, Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

10:45 – 11:30            Case Study: TH 35W/Minnesota River Bridge Design-Build Project

Joe Bentler, American Engineering Testing, Inc.
Ryan McShane, Ames Construction, Inc.
Brent Theroux, Barr Engineering, Inc.
Tom Villar, Minnesota Department of Transportation

11:30 – 12:00              Presentation of annual Grading and Base Awards

12:00 – 12:45              Networking lunch

12:45 – 1:30                Roundtables

1:45 – 2:30                 Case Study: Automated Machine Guidance (AMC) – “Muck Excavation”

Todd Kjolstad - Minnesota Department of Transportation
Justin Kraus - Minnesota Department of Transportation
Brett Mathiowetz – The Mathiowetz Construction Company
John Traxler – Minnesota Department of Transportation

2:30 – 3:15                 Hot Topics

·       MnDOT Spec book update – Nancy Hanzlik, Minnesota Department of Transportation

·       3D digital delivery at MnDOT – Greg Hruby, Minnesota Department of Transportation

·       Patented and Proprietary Products Federal Regulation Changes – Valerie Svensson, Minnesota Department of Transportation

3:15 – 3:45                  Future projects and funding
                                    Sue Mulvihill
                                    Deputy Commissionary and Chief Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation