May 18, 2022 - 7:30am to 5:00pm

SOLD OUT!

If you would  like to be added to the wait list, please email Office@SEAOI.org

Join us for the 19th Annual SEAOI Bridge Symposium on

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

This event will be held IN-PERSON!

 

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Bridge Symposium, which provides a forum for engineers to share analysis, design, and construction information from recent projects with unique and/or distinguishing characteristics.  Attendance typically represents a diverse cross-section of all aspects of the profession, including: design, construction management, material suppliers, academia, general contracting, and owners’ representatives.  

Attendees will recieve 7.5 hours of CE credit.

 

Program
 

7:30am - 8:00 am

Registration/ Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium

Meet the Exhibitors!

8:10 am - 8:40 am

Challenges in the Seismic Analysis & Proposed Retrofit of the Historic Ballard & Fremont Bascule Bridges
Mustapha Ibrahim / Jamal Grainawi, WSP USA

8:40 am - 9:10 am

Santa Ana River Bridge - Widening and Seismic Retrofit in a High Seismic Region
Steve Johnson PE SE, Lochner

9:10 am - 9:12 am

Platinum Sponsor - Jacobs -- Derek Boeldt, SE, PE; Senior Structural Engineer (Principal)

9:12 am - 9:22 am

Break - visit exhibitors

9:22 am - 9:52 am

Structural Behavior of Bridge Deck Slabs Reinforced with Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) Bars as Internal Reinforcement
Mohsen A. Issa, Ph.D., PE, SE, FACI, FASCE; University of Illinois at Chicago

9:52 am - 10:22 am

Truss Railway Bridges as Spatial Structures
Faeze Khademi, Canadian National Railway (CN Railway)

10:22 am - 10:24 am

Platinum 2

10:24 am - 10:34 am

Break - visit exhibitors

10:34 am - 11:04 am

Inspection, Instrumentation and Field Load Test, and Load Rating of the Kishwaukee River Bridges
Moussa A. Issa / Mustafa Alobaidi, HBM Engineering Group

11:04 am - 11:34 am

Pearl Session # 1 (short presentations):

  1. UPRR Bridge Replacement in Gurnee, IL – Lessons Learned; Mitesh Deshpande, P.E. TYLin
  2. How to Design a Curved Girder in 5 Minutes
    Hemal Patel, EXP
  3. CSX 59th Street Terminal Bridge Program: Extending the Service Life of an Elevated Terminal
    Matthew D. Santeford, PE, SE, TranSystems

11:34 am - 11:44 am

Break - visit exhibitors

11:44 am - 12:14 pm

Replacement of BNSF Bridge 16.01 over Tri-State Tollway
John Leary, PE SE / Jordan Christensen, PE, SE, Gannett Fleming

12:14 pm - 12:54 pm

Lunch

12:54 pm - 1:34 pm

Keynote Presentation – Bridge Building in the Developing World: A Call to Giving Back
Scott Eshleman, P.E., S.E., CVS, Stanley Consultants, Inc.

1:34 pm - 1:36pm

Platinum Sponsor HNTB -- Tony F Shkurti, Fellow, VP, PhD, SE, PE; Group Director 

1:36 pm - 1:46 pm

Break - visit exhibitors

1:46 pm - 2:16 pm

Jack of All Stages: Scour, Support, and Salvage of the Millington Road Bridge
Peter Pascua, PE, SE, Bridge Standards Engineer, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) / Satyam Mandloi, EI, Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. (WHA)

2:16 pm - 2:46 pm

Indianapolis I-65/I70 Downtown Interchange Modification and Reconstruction Project
Brett Sauter, PE, SE, Ciorba Group / Bryan Wright, PE, SE, Butler, Fairman, & Seufert, Inc.

2:46 pm - 2:56 pm

Break - visit exhibitors

2:56 pm - 3:26 pm

Burning Rubber at 2 MPH to Move a New Crown for Motown
Michael Quirin, PE, SE, HDR

3:26 pm - 3:56 pm

Historic 3rd Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation
Angela Kingsley PE / Irsilia Colletti SE PE, HNTB Corporation

3:56 pm - 4:06 pm

Break - visit exhibitors

4:06 pm - 4:36 pm

Emergency Repair of the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge
Aaron Stover, PE, SE, Michael Baker International

 

4:36 pm - 4:52 pm

 

 

Pearl Session # 2 (short presentations):

  1. All You Need to Know About Cross-frames in Steel Bridges; Brandon Chavel; Michael Baker International
  2. Canadian National Railroad over Wentworth Avenue - Railroad Bridge Design Innovation for Roll-in Outage and Live Rail Service Construction
    Jeff Spiekermann PE, Knight E/A, Inc / Peter Dombrowski PE, SE, ABNA

4:52 pm - 5:00 pm

Adjourn

Location

Maggiano's Little Italy
111 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL

All are welcome to continue the conversation after the Symposium at Fado Irish Pub - hope to see you there!

Registration

Early bird rate (before 4/18/22)

  • $280 Member
  • $380 Non-Member

 

After 4/18/22

  • $380 Member
  • $430 Non-Member

 

Group Registration: Companies with 5+ attendees will receive $50 off each registration fee. Complete list of attendees' names and addresses must be submitted to office@SEAOI.org to qualify and for registration.


Exhibitor Opportunities -- $1,000  (SOLD OUT)

  • Dedicated table in event space (approx. 4'x2')
  • One admission to event
  • Recognition in the program and from the podium
  • Access to participants during breakfast, lunch and breaks during the day

 

Sponsor Opportunities
 

Platinum - $1,200 (1 remaining)

  • Sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Platinum Sponsor in SEAOI’s marketing efforts (email blasts, Tuesday Update, SEAOI website, etc.) to over 2,400 structural engineers and members of the built world
  • Two minutes of speaking time during one of the presentation days

 

Gold - $900

  • Sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Gold Sponsor in SEAOI’s marketing efforts (email blasts, Tuesday Update, SEAOI website, etc.) to over 2,400 structural engineers and members of the built world
  • Sponsor logo and recognition as a Gold Sponsor on all Welcome and Thank You slides
  • Two SEAOI Tuesday Update Ads (date TBD by both parties)

 

Silver - $700

  • Sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Silver Sponsor in SEAOI’s marketing efforts (email blasts, Tuesday Update, SEAOI website, etc.) to over 2,400 structural engineers and members of the built world
  • Sponsor logo and recognition as a Silver Sponsor on all Welcome and Thank You slides
  • One SEAOI Tuesday Update Ad (date TBD by both parties)

 

Bronze - $400

  • Sponsor logo inclusion and recognition as a Bronze Sponsor in SEAOI’s marketing efforts (email blasts, Tuesday Update, SEAOI website, etc.) to over 2,400 structural engineers and members of the built world
  • Sponsor logo and recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on all Welcome and Thank You slides


Meet the Speakers

Scott Eshleman, P.E., S.E., CVS
Structural Department Manager, Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Scott Eshleman is the Structural Department Manager for Stanley Consultants’ Chicago Office. He has 34 years of professional design experience in a variety of bridge and transportation projects.  His bridge design experience includes a variety of concrete, steel and cable bridge designs, including long span precast concrete, span-by-span and balanced cantilever segmental, rolled beam, curved plate girder, suspended cable and suspension cable bridges. He has been an active member and leader in Engineers Without Borders since 2007.

Bridge Building in the Developing World: A Call to Giving Back
This presentation will provide a story of an ordinary, yet passionate engineer with a heart to make a difference through bridge projects in the developing world. Four bridge projects will be presented. These include a suspended pedestrian bridge deep in a Guatemalan jungle for eight Mayan tribes, a concrete “U-shaped” pedestrian bridge for a displaced urban community in northwest Honduras, an 8-span precast deck panel vehicle bridge for a rural community in central Honduras, plus a series of suspension pipe bridges to bring clean water down steep mountain terrain in northern Honduras.  Local material transport, assembly and construction were mostly all performed with hand labor.


 

Aaron Stover, PE, SE   
Regional Bridge Practice Lead, Michael Baker International
Mr. Stover is a Regional Bridge Practice Lead with Michael Baker International. Aaron’s passion is long span bridges, and he has been involved with in the design, repair and rehabilitation of more than 20 major river crossings during his career.  Aaron served as the design project manager and engineer of record for the emergency repairs to the Hernando de Soto bridge, leading a team comprised of more than 60 experts from across the country.

Emergency Repair of the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge
This presentation will cover the activities undertaken during the inspection and three phased repair the structure, as well as challenges faced and lessons learned, so the bridge could be re-opened to traffic on August 2, 2021, just 83 days after the fracture was initially discovered.  


Steve Johnson, PE, SE      
Senior Structural Engineer, Lochner   
Steve Johnson, PE, SE, is a Senior Structural Engineer at Lochner and is currently based in Seattle, Washington. Steve has a Bachelors's and Masters's Degree for California State University in Sacramento. Steve has more than 15 years experience in the design of complex bridges in high seismic regions. Steve serves as the Lochner Lead Structural Engineer for the I-405 Improvement Project.   

Santa Ana River Bridge - Widening and Seismic Retrofit in a High Seismic Region
This presentation will discuss the existing challenges and design solutions for the widening and seismic retrofit of the Santa Ana River Bridge as part of the I-405 Improvement Project in Orange County, California. Widening this 440’ long and 290’ wide existing bridge was very challenging due to a highly constrained location, poor and potentially liquefiable soil conditions, high seismic loads and inadequate seismic detailing of the existing structure.


Mohsen A. Issa, Ph.D., PE, SE, FACI, FASCE            
Professor of Structural and Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago  

Dr. Mohsen A. Issa is a Professor of Structural and Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  During the past 33 years at UIC, he has been teaching various courses in the field of concrete materials and structural design courses. Professor Issa is the Director of the Structural and Concrete Research Laboratory.  Through his research funding, he has graduated 25 Ph.D. and 15 Masters's graduate students. He received several teaching and research awards including the UIC award for excellence in teaching.

Structural Behavior of Bridge Deck Slabs Reinforced with Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) Bars as Internal Reinforcement
Corrosion is the most common structural deterioration source in any structural element exposed to environmental conditions, particularly in severe weather conditions where bridge deck slabs are exposed to deicing salt. Experimental results at UIC show that Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) bars can be used as an alternative to mild steel reinforcement in bridge decks. Also, a design document is developed for the implementation of BFRP bars in bridge decks.


Faeze Khademi, PhD, EI
Bridge Engineer, Canadian National Railway (CN Railway)
Dr. Faeze Khademi has been a bridge rating engineer with CN Railway since August 2017. She has also been an instructor for the Bridge Inspection Workshop series held by CN, entrusted to serve on the company’s interview panel for employment opportunities, and regularly sought-after to attend university career fairs as an ambassador to both represent CN and inspire interest from potential talent. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 2015 and 2017, respectively, in civil (structural) engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. She earned her second M.Sc. degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2022. She has authored multiple highly-cited articles and acts as a technical manuscript reviewer for prominent scientific journals, including those published by ASCE and Elsevier. She received the "Publons Peer Review Awards 2018" for being among the top 1% of reviewers due to her extensive peer review records on the platform’s reviewer database. She has also been a member of the SEAOI Annual Bridge Symposium's Organizing Committee since 2020. Once established in academia, she was awarded the National Interest Waiver of the United States for her remarkable contributions to the field of civil engineering.

Truss Railway Bridges as Spatial Structures
In textbooks, typical trusses are described as plane structures with axial components. This concept has been applied to the design and assessment of steel truss bridges for a long period of time. In this study, an empirical and hybrid approach is derived and recommended to account for the insufficiently addressed out-of-plane bending for routine design and evaluation.


Moussa A. Issa, PhD, PE, SE
Chief Structural Engineer, HBM Engineering Group              
Moussa A. Issa is HBM Engineering Group's Chief Structural Engineer. He has over 35 years of experience leading a broad range of structural and roadway projects ranging from inspection to final design (PS&E), construction support and review.


 

Mustafa Alobaidi, PE, SE
Project Engineer, HBM Engineering Group 
Mustafa is a Project Engineer with HBM Engineering Group, he has over 9 years of structural experience related to infrastructure projects. He has performed various design, analysis, load rating, and bridge rehabilitation tasks for both simple and complex structures.

Inspection, Instrumentation and Field Load Test, and Load Rating of the Kishwaukee River Bridges
This presentation will summarize the results, conclusions, and challenges of each phase of load testing of the Kishwaukee bridges.  Results will be presented from inspection of these segmental structures to load rating and modeling to designing and coordinating static load testing for assessment of existing in-service complex structures.


Mitesh Deshpande, P.E.
Principal Construction Engineer, TYLin
Mitesh Deshpande is a licensed Professional Engineer and has 20 years of experience, with an extensive background in Construction Engineering and Design. As Principal Construction Engineer and Project Manager at TYLin, Mitesh is focused on technical project management and oversees construction services on complex bridge and roadway reconstruction projects, while serving as the technical lead on projects for various clients within Illinois.

UPRR Bridge Replacement in Gurnee, IL – Lessons Learned
After the construction of the new Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) bridge reconstruction project in Gurnee, IL started, changes to the proposed permanent bridge structure were requested citing changes to the Railroad Standards. This presentation will focus on the challenges faced and how some of the potential schedule and cost impacts were mitigated, as well as the lessons learned.


Hemal Patel, PE, SE        
EXP        
Hemal Patel is a Structural Engineer at EXP US Services with 8 years of experience in bridge design and analysis. His experience has involved various bridge types carrying pedestrian, vehicular and train traffic. He holds a BS in Civil Eng. from Univ. of Illinois and an MS in structural engineering from Univ. of Texas at Austin. 

How to Design a Curved Girder in 5 Minutes 
“How to Design a Curved Girder in 5 minutes” is the second installment of a series that explains how to design various bridge components with the 5-10 rule – within 5 minutes to within 10% accuracy. In this session, the presenter explains that the preliminary design of a curved steel girder can be completed through use of the "V-load" method with five easy steps, each taking about 1 minute.


Matthew D. Santeford, PE, SE    
Structural Manager, TranSystems      
Matt has more than 18 years of experience in the structural design and project management of roadway and rail transportation projects, ranging from simple to complex, throughout the Chicago area and nationwide. As Structural Manager, he oversees all aspects of design and preparation of contract documents for projects completed in the department.

CSX 59th Street Terminal Bridge Program: Extending the Service Life of an Elevated Terminal
The CSX 59th Street Terminal is an elevated terminal with 16 bridges, the majority of which were built in the 1910s. The Bridge Program has extended the service life of these structures while keeping the terminal operating. The presentation will share the methodology behind prioritizing the repairs included in the mult-year repair program, and discuss lessons learned from 17 years of managing the Bridge Program.


John Leary, PE, SE
Manager of Rail Structures, Gannett Fleming
John Leary is Manager of Rail Structures with over sixteen years of experience specializing in complex transportation and building projects involving railroads. He is a member of AREMA Committee 15 – Steel Structures.

 

 

Jordan Christensen, PE SE
Project Engineer, Gannett Fleming
Jordan Christensen is a structural engineer with ten years of experience working on a variety of transportation projects, including considerable design work for Class I railroads, Metra Commuter Railroad, and the Illinois Tollway. He is also a member of AREMA Committee 8 – Concrete Structures.


Replacement of BNSF Bridge 16.01 over Tri-State Tollway
Challenges and solutions in planning and designing a bridge replacement to minimize traffic impacts to both a railroad with 140+ trains per day and a highway with approximately 195,000 vehicles per day. Distinct structural design elements for both temporary and permanent structures.  Construction access challenges and accommodations with parks and other municipal public lands surrounding the relatively narrow transportation corridors on all sides.


Peter Pascua, PE, SE
Bridge Standards Engineer, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Peter L. Pascua, PE, SE, is a Bridge Standards Engineer at IDOT’s Bureau of Bridges & Structures, coordinating AASHTO policy with IDOT standards to determine effective solutions to bridge engineering issues.

 

 

 

 

Satyam Mandloi, EI
Structural Department Project Engineer, Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. (WHA) 
Satyam Mandloi, EI, is a Project Engineer at Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc., planning and designing numerous bridge projects in Illinois and Midwest states.

Peter and Satyam served Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) as chapter/state leaders providing STEM outreach to Illinois schools and engineers.

Jack of All Stages: Scour, Support, and Salvage of the Millington Road Bridge
In 2017, the Millington Road Bridge over the Fox River, a three-span (3 @ 150’) steel riveted plate girder structure, was closed after critical pier scour was found to have caused significant bridge settlement. The existing bridge deck and steel girders were jacked, supported, and salvaged in place on temporary steel frames, allowing replacement of century-old limestone piers with proposed reinforced-concrete strut-tie piers spanning battered-steel-pile-supported footings. A checklist of Strength, Stiffness, Stability, Durability, and Beauty was established throughout the planning/design/construction to bring this bridge back to service between LaSalle and Kendall County in Illinois.


Brett Sauter, PE, SE
Vice President-Structures, Ciorba Group          
Brett has over 20 years of experience, 18 of which have been at Ciorba. He is experienced in the design of bridge rehabilitation and reconstruction projects includes designing cast in place, prestressed precast and post-tensioned concrete, and steel bridges. 

 

 

Bryan Wright, PE, SE
Bridge Project Manager, Butler, Fairman, & Seufert, Inc.
Bryan has been employed with Butler, Fairman, and Seufert Inc. for 14 years as structural designer and project manager. A graduate of the University of Toledo, he is responsible for the design and development of both state-funded INDOT and locally funded LPA projects.

Indianapolis I-65/I70 Downtown Interchange Modification and Reconstruction Project
The I65/I70 North Split was built over 50 years ago, is at full capacity, and had reached its useful life. This is Indianapolis’ first project to completely reconstruct the interchange, bridges, and all pavement within the corridor. The redesigned interchange and highway improves safety by eliminating weaving, improving traffic flow, and reduces movements without requiring additional right of way.


Michael Quirin, PE, SE   
Senior Structural Project Manager, HDR 
Mike has 25 years of experience in the design, management and construction of highway bridge projects.  During his career, he has had the good fortune to have worked on several tied arch bridge projects, including 2nd Avenue over I-94 which is the focus of his presentation.  He holds BSCE and MSCE degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Burning Rubber at 2 MPH to Move a New Crown for Motown
The Michigan Department of Transportation’s I-94 Advance Bridge Program will replace aging bridges in advance of the I-94 Modernization Project to reconstruct I-94 in Detroit.  2nd Avenue over I-94 is one of the bridges to be replaced.  A network tied arch bridge was selected to replace the existing bridge to both accommodate the future I-94 lane configuration and provide a signature structure for the corridor to serve as a community connector.  This presentation will discuss the unique features of the bridge structural system, the erection methodology, the use of SPMTs to move the bridge into place and the solutions to the many design and constructability challenges.


Angela Kingsley PE
Tech Adviser, HNTB Corporation   
Angela has over 15 years of structural engineering experience for highway, transit and freight rail projects. She has performed structural analyses, load ratings and design for pedestrian and vehicular bridges, new structures and historic bridge rehabilitation.

 

Irsilia Colletti PE, SE
Project Engineer, HNTB Corporation
Irsilia Colletti has worked at HNTB full time since starting as a bridge engineer over 10 years ago and currently acts as a Project Engineer in the Bridge Structures Department. Irsilia has worked on a wide spectrum of projects from culverts and sign structure evaluations to complex signature bridges as both a designer and reviewer. She was selected as last year’s ASCE Illinois Young Engineer of the year and is an acting director of ASCE Illinois section.

Historic 3rd Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation
The 103-year-old 3rd Avenue Bridge spans 1,888 feet across the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis. The open spandrel concrete arch bridge is located within the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. In 2017, MnDOT retained the HNTB team to perform bridge inspection and condition assessment, load rating, alternatives study, and rehabilitation design. Refined analysis techniques were implemented to validate the behavior of the arch bridge and proposed repairs. The presentation will summarize the bridge history, inspection, analysis, and rehabilitation design.


Mustapha Ibrahim, PhD, PE, SE        
Bridge Engineer; Manager of Movable Bridges, WSP USA 
Mustapha Ibrahim, PhD, SE, PE, is a structural engineer in the Complex & Movable Bridge Group at WSP.  He has over 7 years of experience in the design and analysis of Movable and Fixed highway bridges. He has experience in full structural design and modeling, load rating, and seismic analysis and design of movable and complex bridges. Mustapha received his BS from Lawrence Technological University and PhD from University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

Jamal Grainawi, PE, SE
Manager of Movable Bridges, WSP USA            
Manager of movable bridges at WSP; Vice President, Certified Sr. Project Manager, Technical Fellow and has over three decades of experience in all aspects of bridge engineering. He received his BS & MS degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from the IIT, in Chicago, Illinois, and is a licensed (P.E.) in several states and (S.E.) in Illinois. Before joining WSP, he worked for the MassDOT in the Bridge Section in Boston. He is a member of several professional organizations including: SEAOI, AAAEA, Heavy Movable Structures, Inc., and ACEC-IL. He is also founder and manager of the Movable Bridge Engineers Network Group in LinkedIn, with over 3,800 members worldwide.

Challenges in the Seismic Analysis & Proposed Retrofit of the Historic Ballard & Fremont Bascule Bridges
This presentation shed light on the challenges in the finite element modeling, response spectrum analysis, pushover analysis, and proposed seismic retrofit schemes of the Ballard and Fremont double leaf (Chicago Style) trunnion bascule bridges with the ultimate goal of extending the structures' service life, maintaining operability, and ensuring life safety in the case of an upper-level seismic event.


Brandon Chavel, PhD, PE
Bridge Technical Manager, Michael Baker International
Brandon Chavel, PhD, PE, is a Bridge Technical Manager at Michael Baker International.  He has over 20 years of experience in the bridge industry, with significant experience in the analysis, design, fabrication, and construction of steel bridges. Brandon earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

All You Need to Know About Cross-frames in Steel Bridges
Over the last few years, the steel bridge industry has seen a general increase in the size of cross-frames used in steel I-girder bridges across the country, resulting in significant inefficiencies and significant fabrication cost increases. This presentation will provide guidance regarding steel girder bridge cross-frame layouts, types, members, connections as well as loads, analysis, and design to help reduce these inefficiencies. 


Jeff Spiekermann, PE  
Project Manager, Knight E/A   
Jeff Spiekermann is the Design Project Manager and Civil Engineer of Record for the Wells Wentworth Section 3 Project.  He is an alumnus of The University of Illinois and has 25 years of experience with Knight E/A, Inc.  Peter Dombrowski is the Lead Structural Engineer-of-Record for the Wentworth Bridge and has 24 years of experience.

Canadian National Railroad over Wentworth Avenue - Railroad Bridge Design Innovation for Roll-in Outage and Live Rail Service Construction
Often the solution to complex problems is straight-forward and simple, yet, in some cases an iterative design process across multiple stakeholders and subject matter experts is necessary to obtain the optimum outcome. The Canadian National Railroad (CNRR) over Wentworth Bridge is an excellent example of innovation and collaboration.  Originally let by the Chicago Department of Transportation as a thru-girder bridge, with the goal of a grade separation to promote development and the extension of Wentworth Avenue to connect the Loop to Chinatown, the project was redesigned as a deck plate girder railroad bridge to accommodate four different track alignments during the adjacent relocation of a Metra Line to the west.


Organizing Committee

Moussa A. Issa - HBM Engineering Group, LLC - Chair
Mary Lou Kutska - Michael Baker International - Co-Chair
Johann AakreMichael Baker International
Mark Bendok Alfred Benesch & Company
William Colletti TranSystems
Maen Farhat Accurate Group, Inc.
Phillip Frey - TYLin
Faeze Khademi - Canadian National Railway
Soliman Khudeira CDOT-Division of Engineering
Andy LohanLOCHNER
Sam Mittal - Horner & Shifrin, Inc.
Majid Mobasseri Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Tony ShkurtiHNTB Corporation
Christopher StineAECOM
Brian Umbright EXP

1
1

Participants

Joanne Zuo ( WBK Engineering LLC )
Brian Malone ( Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. )
Ines Torra-Bilal ( HNTB Corp. )
Scott Eshleman ( Stanley Consultants, Inc. )
Maria Fedorova ( LARSA )
Dan Filice ( Gannett Fleming, Inc. )
Tony Shkurti ( HNTB Corporation )
Maen Farhat ( Accurate Group, Inc. )
Farida Mahmud ( WSP )
Jamal Grainawi ( WSP USA )
Pankaj Kumar ( Infrastructure Engineering Inc )
Tian Yu ( Infrastructure Engineering Co. )
Penelope Burke ( Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. )
Majid Mobasseri ( Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. )
Stephanie Johnston ( Public Works Magazine- Hanley Wood Business Media )
Alex Abraham ( The Reinforced Earth Company )
John Horner ( Larsa )
Kevin Hooley ( DYWIDAG Systems International )
Brian Miller ( Cast Connex )
Ahmad Alshwaiki ( FYFE )
Micahel Baker ( CTS Cement )
Tom Palansky ( CTL GROUP )
Robert Boro ( HBM Engineers )
Lisa Buntin ( HBM Engineers )
John Saraceno ( HBM Engineers )
Stoyanka Kotorokova ( HBM Engineers )
Moussa Issa ( HBM Engineers )
Steven Zsinko ( Hardesty & Hanover )
Cody Gastel ( TranSystems )
Trisha Butcher ( Knight Engineers & Architects )
Christopher Stine ( AECOM )
Michael Haynie ( EXP )
Kamlesh Kumar ( exp US Services, Inc. )
Hemal Patel ( EXP )
Santosh Humagain ( EXP )
Vinod Patel ( exp US Services, Inc. )
Patrick Laux ( WSP USA )
Stan-lee Kaderbek ( T. Y. Lin International, Inc )
Lynn Stock ( TY Lin )
Spiro Pantazis ( TY Lin )
Stephanie Sulcer ( CTLGroup )
Max Noche ( WSP USA )
Mitesh Deshpande ( T.Y. LIN International )
Bruce Bushnell ( T.Y. LIN International )
Matthew Pregmon ( AECOM )
Wenjing Li ( HDR, Inc. )
Momenur Rahman ( HDR, Inc. )
Amy Foster ( HNTB Corporation )
Tom Palansky ( CTLGroup )
Omar Shaban ( TranSystems )
Alec Derks ( Patrick Engineering )
Fabian Carbajal ( Bohannan Huston, INC )
James Carter, III ( HNTB Corporation (Milwaukee) )
Chris Linneman ( EFK Moen )
Matthew Santeford ( TranSystems )
Michael Xin ( HNTB Corporation )
Tyler Rist ( Parsons )
Kishor Patel ( Parsons )
Martin Furrer ( Parsons )
Hiba Abdalla ( Parsons )
Roger Digiulio ( Parsons )
Greg Hasbrouck ( Parsons )
Pamela Yuen ( Parsons )
Justin Mickens ( Parsons )
Johnathan Carrera ( Parsons )
James Boffice ( Parsons )
Robert Magliola ( Parsons )
Heriberto Duran ( Parsons )
Andy Lohan ( Lochner )
Marcin Krok ( RS&H )
Mathew Ingram ( Jacobs )
Michael Baker ( CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation )
Amish Bhatt ( AECOM )
Brandon Chavel ( Michael Baker International )
Joseph Kauzlarich ( Michael Baker International )
Samantha Kiluk ( Michael Baker International )
Mary Lou Kutska ( Michael Baker International )
Johann Aakre ( Michael Baker International )
Aaron Stover ( Michael Baker International )
Edward Leisio ( Michael Baker International )
Robert Davies
Eric Ozimok ( AECOM )
Andrew Mullen ( AECOM )
Sanket Dhatkar ( AECOM )
Demir Dabezic ( AECOM )
Ahmad Alshwaiki ( FYFE )
Jixing He ( AECOM )
Bill Vegrzyn ( V3 Companies Ltd )
Phil Maloney ( V3 Companies Ltd )
Praaveenyan Vangara ( Patrick Engineering )
Eamon Homedi ( Atlas Engineering Group, Ltd. )
Lidija Scekic ( Atlas Engineering Group, Ltd. )
Pascal Luciano ( Atlas Engineering Group )
Faviola Mero ( Atlas Engineering Group Ltd )
Mehmet Civelek ( Atlas Engineering Group LTD. )
Sam Mittal ( Horner & Shifrin, Inc. )
Nicholas Palmer ( Horner & Shifrin, Inc. )
William Colletti ( TranSystems )
Steven Megginson ( Hampton Lenzini & Renwick )
Ian Nilausen ( Hampton, Lenzini & Renwick, Inc. )
William Colletti ( TranSystems )
Justin Brown
Jeff Spiekermann ( Knight E/A, Inc. )
Charles Sheridan ( Marquette Steel Supply & Fabrication, Inc. )
Peter Dombrowski ( ABNA Engineering, Inc. )
Joseph Klenck ( RS&H )
Satyam Mandloi ( Willett Hofmann & Associates )
Faeze Khademi ( Illinois Institute of Technology )
Derek Boeldt ( Jacobs )
Robert Hong ( H.W. Lochner, Inc. )
Brett Sauter ( Ciorba Group )
William (Bill) Bakos ( Ciorba Group, Inc. )
Alex Durbak ( Ciorba Group )
Will Mardauss ( Ciorba Group Inc. )
Frank Powers ( Ardmore Roderick )
Jennifer Pazdon ( CAST CONNEX Corporation )
Joe Catalano ( Michael Baker International )
Denise Herrera ( Crawford, Murphy, and Tilly )
Misael Cordova ( Crawford, Murphy & Tilly )
Joseph Heger ( Crawford, Murphy & Tilly )
DENNIS PENEPACKER ( NONE )
Shuja Kazi ( Delta Engineering Group, LLC )
Syed Kazi ( Delta Engineering Group, LLC )
Brian Miller ( Cast Connex )
Eamon Homedi ( Atlas Engineering Group, Ltd. )
Tony Shkurti ( HNTB Corporation )
Mohamad Faraj ( Illinois State Toll Highway Authority )
John Horner ( Larsa )
Derek Boeldt ( Jacobs )
Alex Abraham ( The Reinforced Earth Company )
Diane Campione ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Kurt Naus ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Scott Wojteczko ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Timothy Schmidt ( Alfred benesch & Company )
Mark Bendok ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
John Gislason ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Hossam Abdou ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Yi-Ming Lan ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Zaida Morillo ( Primera Engineers Ltd. )
Chandani Bhagat ( Primera Engineers Ltd. )
Stacie Dovalovsky ( Primera Engineers Ltd. )
Hassan Issa ( HBM )
Mustafa Alobaidi ( HBM )
Mark Shaffer ( IDOT )
Mark Thomson ( IDOT )
Jordan Christensen ( Gannett Fleming Inc. )
John Leary ( Gannett Fleming )
Moussa Issa
Mohsen Issa
Steve Johnson
Jamal Grainawi ( WSP USA )
Mustapha Ibrahim ( WSP )
Michael Quirin ( HDR )
PETER PASCUA ( Illinois Department of Transportation )
Irsilia Colletti
angela kingsley
Brett Sauter ( Ciorba Group )
Bryan Wright
Brian Converse ( Willett, Hofmann & Associates, Inc. )
Ted Georgas
Moussa Issa ( HBM Engineering Group )