Schedule At-a-Glance

We look forward to seeing you New York! Please note, all events and times are subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events. Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket, while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.

Time Activity
7:30am – 8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 8:45am Welcoming Remarks
Frank Arland, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
8:45am – 9:30am Keynote
Managing Design/Construction of the Panama Canal Expansion
Giuseppe Quarta, Executive Vice President, Lane Construction Corporation
9:30am – 10:00am Innovations in Financing Complex Infrastructure Projects
Thilo Tecklenburg, Chief Operating Officer North America Meridian
10:00am – 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am – 11:15am Construction/Logistical Challenges: Brenner Base Tunnel (Austria-Italy)
Gerhard J. Urschitz, Managing Director at Strabag AG Austria
11:15am – 12:00pm P3 Construction : Elizabeth River (Midtown) Tunnels, Virginia
Wade Watson, Project Director, Skanska
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm Tunnel Industry Update
Jim Rush, Editor, Tunnel Business Magazine
William Edgerton, Principal, McMillan Jacobs Associates
1:30pm – 2:15pm Managing Procurement/Construction DC Water Anacostia System
2:15pm – 3:00pm Unique Construction Challenges of Fixing the Leak Rondout West Branch Tunnel, Roseton, NY
Sean McAndrew, Program Director of Water For the Future, NYC DEP and Mark Petermann, Project Manager for the Bypass Tunnel, Kiewit-Shea-Constructors JV
3:00pm – 3:30pm Coffee BreakK
3:30pm – 4:10pm Engineering Design/Contract Packaging/Construction Management Considerations: Amtrak Gateway Project-Trans Hudson Tunnels
Mohammed Nasim, Senior Director Engineering Design, Amtrak and James Richter, Deputy Chief Engineer Structures, Amtrak
4:10pm – 4:50pm Managing Design/Construction Second Avenue Subway, New York City
Frank Pepe, Director of U.S. Geotechnical & Tunneling, WSP and Timothy Gianfrancesco, Vice President & Deputy Program Executive, MTACC
4:50pm-5:05pm Risk Assessment/Dispute Review Board
Matt Sorrell, PE, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Edward Plotkin
5:05pm – 5:10pm Closing Remarks
Frank Arland, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers