PRESENTATIONS

Statements of fact and opinion expressed in these presentations are those of the authors/presenters. Arizona Chapter APWA assumes no responsibility for the content, nor do they represent official policy of the association.

THURSDAY PRESENTATIONS

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Outdoor Demonstration Title: Demonstration of Pressure Pipeline Rehabilitation Using Primus Line

Presenters: Chris MacDonald, Construction Product Marketing; Ken Kawamoto, Achen-Gardner Construction; Eric Laurin, CVL

Description: Join CPM, AGC, and CVL for a presentation/demonstration of Primus Line, an innovative pipeline rehabilitation product. Primus Line is a polyethylene lined and coated Kevlar product that has been used around the world for more than 15 years. The presenters will show how this material can be installed in a variety of pressure pipeline rehabilitation applications and discuss recent installations including the award-winning City of Peoria Thunderbird Road 16” Water Main Rehabilitation Project.

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8:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Keynote Speaker/Title: Steve Correia, CorreiaSpeaks, "Become a Geek Who Can Speak" (Presidio Ballroom)

Description: Geeks are committed to their chosen craft. They are critical to identifying, diagnosing, and solving problems in all areas of life. No matter the type, style, or task, geeks have one thing in common: They usually suck at communicating to people outside their universe. How can geeks stop insulting their clients? How can geeks leave their non-geek clients delighted instead of deflated? And what if you’re that geek? Buckle up for an energizing, entertaining, and enlightening keynote that will show you how changing your mindset and increasing your communication competence will allow your geek-ness to shine without crushing your client’s soul.

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Alternate Delivery Method After 20 Years: So Much has Changed While Staying the Same (Coronado 1)

Presenter: Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants

Description: In this session we will discuss the design of the ARS for Alternate Delivery Methods and how work is procured in this format, with the presentation speaking to agencies maintaining an understanding of how to be compliant in the procurement method and how A/E/C firms can best prepare competitive SOQ responses and interviews.

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Leveraging Infrastructure Investment in Connection with Economic Development (Coronado 2)

Presenter: Benny Young, Pima County Public Works

Description: Benny will outline several case studies where strategic public works infrastructure investment has directly or indirectly contributed to job creation, community development, and tax base expansion in the furtherance of local and regional economic development objectives. The presentation will recap a mix of completed projects as well as initiatives presently in progress, including: Downtown Tucson’s Resurgence; Development of Kino ‘South’ Sports Complex; and Redevelopment in South Tucson. In addition to the importance of supporting infrastructure, Benny will summarize the applicability and advantages of other related incentives such as tax increment financing, GPLET (Government Property Lease Excise Tax) programs, and Federal Opportunity Zones.

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

ADA Transition Plan - Pilot Study (Joshua Tree)

Presenters: Chris Ewell, City of Phoenix; Suresh Raghavendra, AECOM; Dick Yano, Wood

Description: Through T2050 Program Management, the City of Phoenix completed a pilot project to perform ADA self-evaluation, which complied with Title II requirements, within the public right-of-way in a four-square mile area. The study included data collection using ground-based LiDAR, data extraction into a GIS database, and compliance analysis against ADA requirements. In addition, an ADA Transition Plan outline was prepared to summarize the results of the study, define potential options to perform ADA self-evaluation, and develop a comprehensive ADA transition plan for the City.

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Change: It’s Not All That Scary (Agave)

Presenter: Wendy Rabel, Stantec

Description: Change is a natural occurrence. It’s a part of your personal life, it’s a part of the workplace, and it happens on a regular basis. But the frequency with which it happens doesn’t always make it easier. This presentation sheds some light on what it’s like to deal with significant change in the workplace—we’re talking office moves and leadership changes, not pencil brands and coffee supplies, as well as strategies for individuals to better deal with difficult alterations to their day-to-day work expectations. Wendy, who is certified in change management, shares an interactive, discussion-based presentation on managing change, expectations, and other potential shifts in the workplace.

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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Outdoor Demonstration Title: Soils and Seismic Hands on Demonstration - Learn Typical Soil Types

Presenters: Kelby Williams and Debbie Parkins, Western Technologies

Description: In this presentation you will learn about and experience typical Arizona soil types, soil classifications, soil properties, and essential lab testing used to develop geotechnical recommendations. In addition, there will be an explanation and hands-on demonstration of seismic refraction survey, a useful tool for subsurface profiling. Seismic waves traversing through subsurface layers are charted in arrival velocities at the surface of the earth. This data is used to profile the subsurface layers in terms of subsurface densities and can be used to identify areas of difficult excavation.

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Getting Public Projects Planned, Designed and Built (Coronado 1)

Presenters: Rob Kidder, City of Mesa; Kini Knudson, City of Phoenix; Marilyn DeRosa, City of Tempe; Dick Yano, Wood

Description: The focus for the panel will be the changing dynamics of getting public projects planned, designed and built. This will include the need to look beyond the technical solutions and to embrace the compromises and the solutions that work the best for the neighborhoods, concerned/impacted citizens, and the public in general.

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tangerine Road: A CMAR Case Study for Successful Delivery of Public Infrastructure (Coronado 2)

Moderator: Morris Reyna, Town of Marana

Panel Members: Tom Houle, Town of Marana; Jose Rodriguez, Town of Oro Valley; Rick Ellis, Pima Association of Governments; Sean Samsel, Psomas; Jason Simmers, Kittelson & Associates; Andrew Rogers, Granite Construction; Joel Harris, Borderland Construction

Description: Tangerine Road is a primary regional transportation corridor providing a key linkage between I-10 in Marana and SR-77 in Oro Valley. The RTA funded Phase 1 project constructed five miles of four-lane divided roadway, four major intersections, 42 drainage structures, five wildlife crossings, and regional utility modifications. CMAR delivery was key in uniting the large project team that consisted of three agencies, seven design firms, numerous utility providers, 60 adjacent properties, and a joint venture partnership between two major contractors. Partnering as part of the CMAR process established mutual team goals and led to successful delivery of regional public works infrastructure.

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Constructing the Superior Road Base with Soil Lithification (Joshua Tree)

Presenter: Robert Sherwin, Lithifield Technologies

Description: Until now, Soil Lithification has only been observed in nature as the process that takes thousands of years, whereby soil is slowly transformed into stone. Sand turns into sandstone, clay into slate and eventually all soil types turn into rock when conditions exist that include the presence of certain naturally occurring chemicals, heat, pressure, and time. Accelerated Soil Lithification is the revolutionary disruptive soil technology which forever changes road building standards. Accelerated Lithification is a chemical/energy combined process that creates rock-hard, water resistant road-base or road foundations in less than 24 hours that continue to harden over time. This results in higher quality, longer lasting roads at substantially lower costs to build and maintain.

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Evaluating the Potential for Existing and Future Water Recycling in Arizona (Agave)

Presenter: Doug Kobrick, Hazen & Sawyer

Description: Reclaimed water is touted as a major resource to help meet Arizona’s water needs. However, Arizona already achieves a high level of water recycling. This presentation considers the possibility that water supply plans like ADWR’s Strategic Vision may overestimate the potential of reclaimed water to meet increases in water demands, along with how supply and demand trends are causing shifts in the perceived value and priority of competing potential reuses of reclaimed water. Based on actual treatment plant information, the true level of water reuse in Arizona will be documented so the remaining potential of reclaimed water can be better understood.

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Outdoor Demonstration Title: Work Zone Safety

Presenters: David Heiman, Armando Garcia, and Jesus Nunez, Trafficade

Description: This demonstration will focus on Work Zone Safety, Smart Work Zones, and the direction of the industry as a whole. We will showcase the equipment used in traffic control, trench safety, and some of the new advancements in Smart Work Zones. The overall goal of this session is to talk about the advancement of equipment used and how it affects stakeholders involved in work zone safety. Stakeholders include agencies in charge of the project, the contractors awarded the project, and the general public traveling through the work zone.

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Town of Gilbert’s First Major Horizontal Directional Drilling of Gravity Sewer Saves Time, Money, and Stakeholder Impacts (Joshua Tree)

Presenters: Brian Froelich, Achen-Gardner Construction; Ricky Holston, Sunrise Engineering

Description: This program will feature development highlights and lessons learned during the design and construction of the first major horizontal directional drilling of a gravity interceptor sewer in a key arterial roadway (Baseline Road) for the Town of Gilbert. This alternative method provided a significant time and cost savings to the Town while minimizing road closures and impacts to the public.

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Infrastructure - What Lies Below is What We Know (Agave)

Presenter: Al Field, Al Field & Associates

Description: Much of our infrastructure lies below the surface. Most new infrastructure and improvements to existing infrastructure require excavation. Damage to existing infrastructure is possible, perhaps probable, unless you know what lies below the surface. How can you know what lies below? Best practices for excavation are available. Technology exists to identify precise locations of underground facilities. Laws requiring the implementation these technologies to prevent damages are enforced in all states. Be sure you are complying.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Impacting Public Works at Different Stages of Our Careers (Coronado 1)

Panel Moderator: Casey Ambrose, City of Phoenix

Audience Moderator: Angel Cobb, City of Phoenix

Panel Team A: David Fabiano, Town of Gilbert; Chris Hamilton, City of Goodyear; Alisa Doll, City of Chandler; Hunter Venne, Dibble Engineering

Panel Team B: Dave Sabers, CA Group; Kim Carroll, Kimley-Horn and Associates; Corey Steele, Strand and Associates; Jason Snider, Kimley-Horn and Associates

Description: Join the Diversity Committee as we explore, through a panel debate, how we impact public works at different stages of our careers. The panel will debate several statements discussing a Young Professionals impact, leadership impacts, and public and private sector impacts. Here’s the catch: panel members won’t know which side to defend until the day of. The audience will have an opportunity to provide their input and vote for the debate winner!

NO PRESENTATION. THIS WAS A PANEL DISCUSSION.


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Improve Your World From The Bottom Up (Coronado 2)

Presenter: Steve Correia, CorreiaSpeaks

Description: Would you like to improve your team’s willingness, empathy, mental agility, and listening skills? Improvisational skills can do just that. Tailored for non-theater audiences, this workshop teaches basic improv techniques in a safe, non-threatening manner. Improv exercises encourage you to receive and build upon what someone gives you. And being open to one another changes everything!

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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Maximizing the Efficiency of Design-Build: How to Complete a Major Project in 180 Days (Joshua Tree)

Presenters: David Badger, Pima County; Ryan Montijo, Achen-Gardner Construction

Description: Selecting the appropriate delivery method and effectively managing the process can determine a project’s success or failure. This presentation will focus on the Pima County RWRD’s procedures, collaboration with the design engineering and general contractor, project challenges, lessons learned, best practices, and the advantages of using Design-Build to complete the Twin Peaks-Blue Bonnet Road Gravity Sewer project.

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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

How to Have a Pain Free Surveying Project (Agave)

Presenter: Nathan Gardner, Wilson & Company

Description: As our communities continue to grow and add new infrastructure, it is necessary to have data and knowledge on the what, where, and condition of current infrastructure. This usually requires an asbuilt survey. There are many ways to complete this task and many new methods and techniques are available. Just because “they” got a drone survey, LiDAR mapping, or scanning, doesn’t mean that is right for your project. Choosing the wrong technique or method to get the information needed can end up being a painful experience both with time and finances. Come find out what tools and methods make the most sense when considering the needs of your project.

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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Creative Partnerships Used to Complete Our Roadways in Phoenix (Joshua Tree)

Presenter: Mark Melnychenko, City of Phoenix

Description: With limited resources and a growing city that requires road improvements for a vital transportation network, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is partnering with area developers in high growth areas to complete sections of scalloped streets. Patterns of development coupled with annexation create ‘scalloped streets’ on many arterials. To address these incomplete roads, Phoenix has initiated two unique Public Private Partnerships to complete sections of arterial roadways in two of the City’s high growth areas and reintroduced the concept of an updated Scalloped Streets Policy to gather reimbursement from developers for roadway improvements completed by the City prior to land development.

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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Agents of Change: Two Arizonans’ Experience with APWA Emerging Leaders Academy - Class XI (Agave)

Presenters: Roy Flores, Pima County; Jack Plaunty, City of Kingman

Description: Come and learn about APWA’s Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) from the perspective of two recent Arizona graduates. They will talk about the selection process, program objectives, commitment requirements, why they participated in the program, how the program has helped their public works professional careers, and why you or your staff should apply for the ELA program if you meet the eligibility criteria. They will also briefly share part of their group presentation from PWX 2018 in Kansas City, MO, which discussed four socioeconomic issues affecting public service organizations – culture, generational differences, perception, and technology.

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

50 Shades of Leadership (Coronado 1)

Presenter: Barbara Shuck, Everest Marketing

Description: Leadership is not black and white, and it takes an open mind, a commitment to learning, and an attitude to embrace change and learn what it takes to lead. From entry to beginning to senior levels of experience, everyone wants to learn more about managing careers and achieving goals and aspirations. This workshop promises to deliver practical leadership content and exercises.

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Upping your Utility Coordination to the Next Level: Successful Partnerships! (Coronado 2)

Presenter: Sandi Garrick, Pima County

Description: Utility conflicts and relocations continue to be the number one cause of schedule delays and project cost overruns for public works projects. However, developing and maintaining strong partnerships between public agencies and utility providers before conflicts arise is the key to success, and includes the reduced cost and faster delivery of projects. The presenter and panelists will share their experiences and practical ideas for strengthening collaboration between public agencies and utility providers.

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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A Selection Dilemma: Traffic Signal or Roundabout for Improving Safety AND Reducing Delay at Rural Arizona Intersection (Joshua Tree)

Presenters: Sami Ayoub, Yuma County; Sanjay Paul, Rick Engineering

Description: Yuma County and Rick Engineering completed a feasibility study where a series of traffic signal and roundabout options were developed and evaluated both qualitatively and quantitatively to improve existing safety and operational issues with stop control situation on a rural major intersection. The quantitative analysis estimated lifecycle costs and benefits which included costs for planning and designing, construction, and continuous operations and maintenance, and the benefits items are mainly safety improvement and reductions of delay, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The qualitative analysis included public perception, affecting traveling public, adjacent property owners and utilities, as well as project execution time for the County.

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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Pima Intersection Control Evaluation Spreadsheet (Agave)

Presenters: Steve Wilson, Pima County DOT; Felipe Ladron de Guevara, Kittelson

Description: PICES was developed by Pima County and Kittelson to evaluate intersection alternatives. The evaluation is based on a life-cycle cost analysis that accounts for user costs (delay and safety) and agency costs (construction, operations, and maintenance). PICES can be used to evaluate the following intersection alternatives: two-way stop, four-way stop, traffic signal, roundabout, continuous flow, Michigan left-turn, and unsignalized restricted crossing U-turn. The tool was developed in Visual Basic and has been used to evaluate several intersection treatments in Pima County.

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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Kelvin Bridge Project: 20 Years in the Making (Joshua Tree)

Presenters: Joe Ortiz, Pinal County; Alberto Gonzalez, Entellus; Matt Denker, Pulice Construction

Description: In 1916, Pinal County decided to build a single lane, 419 foot long bridge over the Gila River which connected the eastern side of the County to the central portion. Long known as the Kelvin Bridge, it officially became listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 for its importance as a vital local transportation route and its proprietary structure type as a multi-span Luten arch bridge. However, after many years of wear and tear, it was time to replace the existing structure with a two lane overpass bridge. While an exciting project, it did not come without its challenges. After 20 years in the making, the new replacement bridge was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 8, 2018. This presentation will provide an overview of this unique public works project and include lessons learned from the perspective of the owner, engineer, and contractor.

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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Using Progressive Design Build and Trenchless Technology to Complete a Difficult Project (Agave)

Presenter: Thomas Paul, Mortenson Construction

Description: Mortenson Construction was selected by Clean Water Services of Portland, Oregon to install 10,000 LF of 60” and 66” interceptor along with two new three barrel siphons using Progressive Design Build procurement. The vast majority of the project site was designated as wetlands of various degrees and types. Two river crossings and one high quality wetland crossing were anticipated, but due to wetland constraints and permit requirements we needed to think outside the box. As a team we used innovation and our schedule to drive some very complex and difficult decisions. Our team arrived with three different types of trenchless technology which allowed us to comply with federal, state, and local permitting agencies, meet our schedule, and stay within budget.

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FRIDAY PRESENTATIONS

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Keynote Speaker/Title: Kristy Bidwill, “Reaching The Unimaginable: The Power of Leading With Purpose” (Presidio Ballroom)

Description: Kristy Bidwill, founder of Game Time Coaching, speaker, coach, and author will take you through her six-year journey of self-discovery captured in her book, Becoming Unstoppable: Tools to Elevate Your Game. During Friday’s keynote she will inspire and empower you by revealing the tools that led her to living intentionally and ultimately, a life she dreamed.

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