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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

8:30-9:45 am: General Session and Awards

10:00 am: On-Demand Supplemental Sessions Available
Engineering Ethics
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Engineering (Chris Knotts)
Standards of Practice
  • Louisiana Standards of Practice for Boundary Surveys (Stanley Ard)
LTRC Research Highlights - Structures and Materials: A 10,000 Foot View of Recently Completed and Ongoing Research Efforts
  • Low and Intermediate Temperature Evaluation of Asphalt Binders through Dynamic Shear Rheometer (Saman Salari)
  • Concrete Microstructure Development in Transportation Infrastructure (William J. Saunders)
  • Materials Research Update: Concrete, Asphalt, and Structures (Sam Cooper)
  • Feasibility and Performance of Low Volume Roads (Corey R. Mayeux)
  • Effect of Clay Content on Alkali Carbonate Reaction (ACR) (Jose Milla)
  • Investigating and Developing a MASH Compliant Contraflow Ramp Closure Gate (Walid Alaywan)
LTRC Research Highlights - Pavement and Geotech: A 10,000 Foot View of Recently Completed and Ongoing Research Efforts
  • Evaluating the Performance of Embankment Supported by Geosynthetic Load Transfer Platform and Piles Tip on Sand (Murad Abu-Farsakh)
  • Incorporating Site Variability into LRFD Design of Pile Foundations (Md Habibur Rahman)
  • Use of Multispectral and Thermal Drone Imagery for Highway Embankment Monitoring: Soil Moisture Content Detection (Biyuan Zheng)
  • Forensic Evaluation of Pavement Structure: Ponderosa Dr. in East Baton Rouge Parish (Qiming Chen)
  • Forensic Investigation of the Presence of Voids under a Highway Pavement Section: LA 15 in Winnsboro City (Moses Akentuna)
  • Geotechnical Asset Management for Louisiana, 18-4GT (Gavin Gautreau)
  • Quality Control/Assurance on Base Course and Embankment with the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (Nicholas Ferguson)
LTRC Research Highlights - Special Studies: A 10,000 Foot View of Recently Completed and Ongoing Research Efforts
  • Develop and Evaluate Performance Measures for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in Louisiana (Julius Codjoe)
  • Evaluating Permitted/Protected versus Protected Left Turn Signals in Louisiana (Raju Thapa)
  • Evaluating the Impacts of the Complete Streets Policy in Louisiana: A Review of Practices and Projects in the Last 10 Years (Rebecca Bian)
  • Young Driver Crashes in Louisiana: Understanding the Contributing Factors to Decrease the Numbers (Elisabeta Mitran)
  • LTRC GIS in the SoE Framework (Adele Lee)

10:00-10:50 am: Session 1
Road Design: Green Book 8 and Road Design Manual Updates
  • Road Design Manual Updates and Design Examples (Robert Isemann)
  • Green Book Updates and Design Policy (David Smith)

11:00-11:50 am: Session 2
ITS: Current Trends in Data Analytics, Systems, and Operations
  • Visualization and Analyzation of Big Data (Alaa Shams)
  • Transportation Management Center Operations (Rachel Anderson)
  • Motor Assistance Patrol: Incident Management Operations (Rick Ardis)

11:50 am-1:00 pm: Lunch Break | Visit Sponsors/Exhibitors

1:00-1:50 pm: Session 3
Highway Safety: Updates on Statewide Highway Safety Initiatives
  • 2022 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Update (Autumn Goodfellow-Thompson)
  • HSIP Implementation & Evaluation (Jessica DeVille, Karla Courtade)
  • 2022 New and Improved Louisiana Crash Report (Ralph Mitchell, Jr.)

2:00-2:50 pm: Session 4
Bridge Design
  • Emergency Structural Repair Update (Chris Guidry)

3:00-3:50 pm: Session 5
Multimodal: Making Modern Modes Move
  • Mississippi River, A Deep Dive (Randall Withers)
  • Elevating Aviation in Louisiana (Brad Brandt)
  • Autonomous Trucks, Who's Driving? (Stephen Holliday)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

8:30-9:20 am: Session 6
  • Closely Spaced Signalized Intersection (Ryan Hoyt)
  • Traffic Signal and Sign Manual Updates (Andre Fillastre)
  • A Ped's Perspective: Providing Clear Communication for Pedestrian Navigation (Chris FaKouri)

9:30-10:20 am: Session 7
Project Delivery/Critical Projects: I-10 Widening and Reconstruction Through Baton Rouge – CMAR Delivery
  • Critical Projects Update (Bob Schmidt, Sherri Lebas)

10:30-11:20 am: Session 8
LTAP: Local Technical Assistance Program: Supporting Local Agencies!
  • Local Road Safety Program: How to Apply for Funding (Leo Marretta)
  • Disaster Preparedness and Improved Roadway Management (Nick Verret)
  • Basic Maintenance Capabilities of Local Public Agencies (Steve Strength)

11:20 am-12:30 pm: Lunch Break | Visit Sponsors/Exhibitors

12:30-1:20 pm: Session 9
Maintenance: DOTD Maintenance
  • Innovations Showcase (Jeff Brown, Kevin Reed)
  • Drone Assisted Structure Inspections (Bradley Mistich)
  • Section 42's Roadway Asset Management Division (David Coarsey)
1:30-2:20 pm: Session 10
Districts - DOTD District Projects and Maintenance Operations
  • Emergency Bridge Replacement on LA 157 as a Maintenance Operation (David North)
  • Susek Roundabout and Stakeholder's Team Effort (Steve Buskie)
  • Drainage Structure Rehabilitation by Application of Geopolymer Lining (Joshua Stutes)
2:30-3:20 pm: Session 11
Operations: DOTD Emergency Operations
  • Cost Recovery - How we get our money back! (Kim Darby)
  • The 2020 Response - ESF-3 (Billy Douglas)
  • The 2020 Response - ESF-1 (Mike Miller)

3:30-4:00 pm: On-Demand Sessions Q & A