Speakers & Presentations

 

Keynote
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Effective Communications and Data Analytics in Crisis Management

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Dr. Jennifer Avegno

Director, City of New Orleans Health Department

Dr. Jennifer Avegno is a New Orleans native who received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Arts in Sociology from Tulane University and her MD from LSU School of Medicine – New Orleans.  She completed her residency at LSU/Charity Hospital Emergency Medicine and joined the faculty at both LSU and Tulane shortly after graduation.  As an academic faculty member, Dr. Avegno served as Associate Residency Director and Director of Undergraduate Emergency Medicine Education for both LSU and Tulane Medical Schools.  In 2017, she established the Division of Community Health Relations & Engagement in the LSU Section of Emergency Medicine, and as its director worked with institutional, governmental, and other community organizations to facilitate innovative programming, interdisciplinary partnerships, and improved population health outcomes.  In 2018, she was appointed as the Director of the Health Department for the City of New Orleans, where she manages a dedicated team of public health professionals in addressing critical health needs for the community.  Dr. Avegno currently leads the City’s public health response to COVID-19 and developed one of the country’s first mobile community based testing strategy and program, with intentional core focus on equity and access.  Honors include being named to Gambit Weekly’s “40 Under 40,” an Essence “Essential Hero,” a New Orleans Magazine “Top Doctor,” and several other leadership and teaching awards.

 

Herbert J. Roussel, Jr. Lecture
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Evolution of the Structural Concrete Building Code: Reinforcing Bar Development

The building code requirements for development length have evolved over the years.  This presentation will discuss the background for the development and splicing requirements up to the latest version of ACI 318.  Understanding this background is especially important for the evaluation and strengthening of existing structures as current design codes typically require much longer development lengths than the past.  Furthermore, the presentation will discuss changes made in ACI 318-19 to address high-strength reinforcement as well as holistic changes that are on their way which will provide improved tools for both the design and evaluation of structures.

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Robert J. Frosch, PhD, PE, FACI, FASCE

Professor of Civil Engineering and
Senior Associate Dean of Facilities & Operations in the College of Engineering
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN

Robert J. Frosch is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Senior Associate Dean of Facilities & Operations in the College of Engineering at Purdue University.  A native of New Orleans, he received his BSE from Tulane University and his MSE and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.  A Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), he serves on the ACI 318 Structural Concrete Building Code and Chairs ACI 318 Subcommittee D on Structural Members.  He is also Editor-in-Chief of the ACI Structural Journal, Chair of the ACI Committee on Codes & Standards Advocacy & Outreach, a member of the ACI Technical Activities Committee (TAC), and a Trustee of the ACI Foundation.  His research, which focuses on the design and behavior of structural concrete, has resulted in changes to the building codes for both buildings and bridges.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana and Louisiana.

 

Darrell Elliott Lecture
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Structures that Failed and/or Ended in Litigation – What Can We Learn?

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Jeffrey W. Coleman, P.E., FACI, Attorney at Law

Principal Partner
of The Coleman Law Firm, LLC, Minneapolis, MN.

Jeffrey W. Coleman, PE, FACI, is a licensed professional engineer, Attorney at Law, and Principal Partner of The Coleman Law Firm, LLC, Minneapolis, MN. and recently been elected to serve as the president of the American Concrete institute for 2020-2021.
Mr. Coleman is a Fellow of ACI and has been an ACI member for 40 years. Mr. Coleman is the author of the book Legal Issues in Concrete Construction, published by ACI in 2004 (second edition published in 2014).
Mr. Coleman received both his BS in civil engineering in 1976 and MS in structural engineering in 1977 from Iowa State University, Ames, IA. He is licensed as an engineer in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and as a lawyer in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota
Mr. Coleman served as a member of the ACI Board of Direction from 2012-2015 and has served as a member of ACI Committee 301, Specifications for Structural Concrete. He has also served as a member of the ACI Construction Liaison Committee, TAC Specifications Committee, Financial Advisory Committee, and Conventions Committee and was Chair of the Responsibility in Concrete Construction Committee (now ACI Committee 132), where he continues as a member.
As a lawyer, Mr. Coleman represented engineers, architects, concrete contractors and suppliers, and building owners in all aspects of construction. He is consistently recognized as a construction “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters publications.
Coleman is a frequent lecturer on topics involving construction law but also is a regular practitioner who is involved daily with construction disputes involving concrete. In 2020, he was recognized by Concrete Construction magazine as one of “The Year’s Most Influential People” in the concrete industry.

 

Buzz Hair Lecture

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Brad Arcement

National Director for Risk Studies Pertaining to Levees with USACE Vicksburg

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ETHICS
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The Task Committee on the Code of Ethics (TCCoE) will present a comprehensive overview of the rigorous, thorough, thoughtful, and consensus-building process used in developing ASCE’s Proposed Code of Ethics.  This seminar will cover the charge presented to the TCCoE, a detailed description of the process used in writing the Proposed Code, a review of all stake-holder engagements to-date, a discussion related to the need for a revised Code, and a summary of key items inherent to the Proposed Code.  The latest version of the Proposed Code of Ethics will be shared with the audience.  The TCCoE will detail the current status of the Proposed Code and the path forward.  Finally, the TCCoE will reserve time in the seminar to listen to audience feedback and address questions.

Brock E. Barry, P.E., Ph.D., F.ASCE, 
Chair, ASCE Task Committee on the Code of Ethics

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T&DI
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Loyola Drive / I-10 Design Build

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Tim Nickel

DOTD

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COPRI
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Stormwater / Wastewater

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