2017 Agenda will be announced in April. Below is the 2016 Agenda.

Monday, November 14, 2016

7:30
5:30
Registration Open
7:30
8:00
Continental Breakfast
Session 1: Contracting Practices
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Presentation
Speaker(s)
8:00
8:15
Welcome & Introduction
Levent Ozdemir, President, Ozdemir & Associates; Bernard Krzys, CEO, Benjamin Media Inc.
8:15
9:00
DABs and DRBs in Underground Construction: Past, Present and Future
Bob Smith, Partner, Akerman LLP
9:00
9:45
Multi-Party Construction/Insurance Dispute Workouts: Is Litigation The Only Answer?
Barry Fleishman, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend
9:45
10:30
Design-Build Case Study – DC Clean Rivers
Carlton Ray, Director-Clean Rivers Project, DC Water
10:30
10:45
Coffee Break
10:45
11:30
Risk Allocation in Underground Construction and the Benefits of the ECI/Portland Model Approach
David Hecker, Group General Counsel; Matt Swinton, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Infrastructure
11:30
12:15
Q&A Panel: Contracting Practices
MODERATOR: Bob Fitzgerald, Senior Partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP
PANELISTS: Bob Smith, Partner, Akerman LLP; Barry Fleishman, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend; Carlton Ray, Director-Clean Rivers Project, DC Water; David Hecker, Group General Counsel; Matt Swinton, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Infrastructure
12:15
1:30
Lunch
Session 2: Managing Ground Risks
1:30
2:15
Tools for Managing Ground Risk
Andy Thompson, Vice President, Mott MacDonald
2:15
3:00
Geotechnical Baseline Report in Underground Construction
Randall J. Essex, Executive Vice President – Tunnels Practice, Mott MacDonald
3:00
3:45
The Global Approach to Risk Avoidance
Gary Brierley, President, Dr. Mole Inc.
3:45
4:00
Coffee Break
4:00
4:45
Case History: Elizabeth River Tunnel Project, Norfolk, Virginia
Wade Watson, VP-Operations. Skanska USA Civil
4:45
5:30
Q&A Panel: Risk Management and Baselining
MODERATOR: Steve Kramer, Vice President/Director of Tunneling, AECOM
PANELISTS: Wade Watson, VP-Operations. Skanska USA Civil; Andy Thompson, Vice President, Mott MacDonald; Pete Douglass, President, Peter M. Douglass Inc.; Gary Brierley, Dr. Mole Inc.; Randall J. Essex, Executive Vice President – Tunnels Practice, Mott MacDonald
5:30
7:00
Networking Reception

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

7:30
5:30
Registration Opens
7:30
8:00
Continental Breakfast
Session 3: Financing, Funding and Insurance
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Presentation
Speaker(s)
8:00
8:45
Contractor Prebid and Schedule Risk Assessment
Ray Post, Vice President, Huxted Tunneling
8:45
9:30
FTA’s Approach to Risk Management and Funding
Matthew Nawn, Senior Project Controls Specialist, Federal Transit Administration
9:30
10:15
Environmental Risk Management
Rob Snyder, Vice President, The Fedeli Group
10:15
10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
11:15
Insurance/Surety Issues
Lynn Schubert, President, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America
11:15
12:00
Q&A PANEL: Insurance Trends and Issues
MODERATOR: Tom Rosenberg, Partner, Roetzel & Andress
PANELISTS: Ian Frank, Attorney, Franz Ward; Lynn Schubert, President, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America; Rob Snyder, Vice President, The Fedeli Group
12:00
1:30
Lunch
Session 4: Integrated Risk Management
1:30
2:00
Sharing Risk Registers
Erika Moonin, Engineering Project Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority
2:00
2:30
How Designers Develop Risk Registers
Steve Kramer, Vice President/Director of Tunneling, AECOM
2:30
3:00
Residual Risk
Don Del Nero, Tunnel Practice Leader, Stantec
3:00
3:15
Coffee Break
3:15
3:45
How Risk Registers Should be Shared
Randy Hafer, Team Lead-Construction & Infrastructure Projects, Kilpatrick Townsend
3:45
4:15
Risk Allocation for Subsurface Conditions in Design-Build and P3
David Hatem, Partner, Donovan Hatem LLP
4:15
4:45
How Risk Management Affects Bonding
Brian Nichols, Account Executive Officer – Construction Services, Travelers
4:45
5:30
Q&A Panel: Integrated Risk Management
MODERATOR: Levent Ozdemir, President, Ozdemir & Associates
PANELISTS: Erika Moonin, Engineering Project Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority; Steve Kramer, Vice President/Director of Tunneling, AECOM; Don Del Nero, Tunnel Practice Leader, Stantec; Randy Hafer, Team Lead-Construction & Infrastructure Projects, Kilpatrick Townsend

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

7:30
11:00
Registration Opens
7:30
8:00
Continental Breakfast
Session 5: Panel Discussions Theory VS. Practice
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Presentation
Speaker(s)
8:00
8:45
What are the Key Elements of a Risk Management Program?
Dave Davies, Assistant Vice President, WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff
8:45
9:15
Risk Management from an Equipment Manufacturer’s Perspective I
Tyler Sandell, Sales Manager, The Robbins Company
9:15
9:45
Risk Management from an Equipment Manufacturer’s Perspective II
Benny Lau, Senior Project Manager, Lovsuns
9:45
10:30
Case History: Port of Miami Tunnel Project Multi-Level Risk Management
Eldon Abbott, Vice President (Retired), WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff
10:30
10:45
Coffee Break
10:45
11:30
U.S. Guidelines for Improved Risk Management: Practical Use of Guidelines and the Risk Allocation Report
Robert Goodfellow, Senior Vice President, Aldea Services
11:30
12:00
Class Certificates & Final Comments
Levent Ozdemir, President, Ozdemir & Associates; Jim Rush, Editor/Publisher, Benjamin Media Inc.