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11/15/2017 to 11/17/2017
When: November 15 - 17, 2017
Where: Aquarius Casino Resort
1900 S Casino Dr
Laughlin, Nevada  89029
United States
Contact: Sheila Hamilton

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$100 Public Agency Attendees
$170 Other Attendees
$320 includes Conference Registration & 1 Year New Associate Membership ($50 discount)

Hotel Reservations:  Should you choose to stay at the Aquarius Casino Resort, please book your room/s by October 30th. Call the Aquarius Resort at 1-800-662-5825 and ask for the Group Code C-ACE17. Room rates are $42.99 per night (Sun-Thu).




Wednesday November 15
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Onsite Registration & Welcome Reception  
Thursday November 16 Topic Speaker
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00am - 8:15am Welcome AACE/CEAC Steve Latoski, AACE President/John Presleigh CEAC President
8:15am - 8:30am NACE Updates Scott McGolpin, NACE
8:30 - 9:30 Keynote Speaker - Public Agency Defenses Kathleen L. Wieneke
9:30am - 10:30 Bridge Panel David Zaleski, Pima Co; Steve Campbell, Pulice Const; Pe-Shen Yang, ADOT; Rob Ringwald, AECOM
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 Now Let’s Think Systemic to Solve Road Departure Collisions
Richard Tippett, Director, Trinity County DOT
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch - with exhibitors - 2 minutes each
1:00-2:00 Cost Effective, Sustainabile Solutions for County Roads: Discuss methods of asphalt recycling – cold in-place recycling (CIR), cold central plant recycling (CCPR), full depth reclamation (FDR) – to cost effectively rehabilitate county roads. James Emerson, APM, Technical Marketing Manager, Pavement Recycling Systems - SW Region
1:00pm -2:00pm Case Studies in Emergency Landslide Repair and Slope Stabilitization Andrew E. Bowman, GeoStabilization International
2:00 - 3:00 Use of Polymer Concrete Manholes for Sewer Sustainability - Polymer Concrete Manholes are a corrosion proof option to combat H2S Corrosion in sewer lines. What is the design criteria and where is it being used? Why polymer concrete was developed and other protection options. Anthony Bussio, AZ Sales Manager, Armorock
2:00 - 3:00 Road Diets: How Less Can Be So Much More Kerry Wilcoxon, State Traffic Safety Engineer, ADOT
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 Abandoned Utilities - Out of Sight & Out of Mind - Abandoned lines create confusion for locators, a hazard to excavators and a nightmare for rights-of-way owners. What can we do about this? Al Field, President Al Field & Associates and Sandra Holmes, Executive Director, Arizona 811
3:30-4:30 The use of Fiber Reinforced Asphalt in the State of Arizona - Fiber Reinforced Asphalt, was developed to extend the life of asphalt and increase its strength in many of the same ways as it does for concrete. This year the City of Tucson will place over 90,000 tons of fiber reinforced asphalt (FRAC). Studies and white papers have been released by both NAU and ASU documenting the performance of FRAC in Flagstaff, and Phoenix, AZ. Benjamiin P. Grasso, Southwest Region Territory Solutions Engineer, Alliance Geosynthetics
4:30:00 Adjourn
5:45 PM Boat Ride Reception
7:30 PM Dinner
Friday November 17 Topic Speaker
7:30am Breakfast
7:30am - 8:30am AACE Board Meeting
8:30am - 9:30am ASCE Peer Review Program for Public Agencies - this one's for YOU! - Discuss and outline the process and associated benefits for the American Society of Civil Engineers’ “Peer Review Program for Public Agencies” - a low cost alternative for obtaining feedback and suggestions from experienced fellow governmental agency practitioners regarding virtually any issue facing you or your organization. This program utilizes a structured process with trained reviewers and was initially created/piloted in Arizona in the late 80’s by Oscar Lyon, Bob Esterbrooks, Jim Attebery, and others. Benny J. Young
9:30am - 10:30am The Arizona Peace Trail – A New Opportunity for Western Arizona: Wayne Colebank, Principal/Landscape Architect, Logan Simpson
10:30am - 11:30am Perspectives from the Top Panel Discussion Jennifer Toth, Moderator
Greg Stanley, Phil Bourdon, Mike Ortega, John Presleigh, potential CA Mgrs/electeds 2-3 from CA, 2-3 from AZ - County Manager or Elected Official





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