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The 51st Mid-Atlantic Quality Assurance Workshop was held February 13 – 15, 2018 at the Dover Downs Conference Center in Delaware.  


Day 1: Tuesday, February 13, 2018


CREATES at Rowan University Construction Materials & Pavements Research: (PDF)
Dr. Ayman Ali, Manager of CREATES at Rowan University
FHWA Infrastructure Research & Development: Presentatoin Unavailable
Cheryl Allen Richter
Getting to Craft Development: (PDF)
Bruce Wilkinson, Director, Learning and Development at Allan Myers
Jackie Bonner, Instructional Designer, Allan Myers
Rehabilitation of I-95 Project Overview: (PDF)
Jason Hastings, DelDOT State Bridge Engineer
Understanding & Implementing the New Silica Standard: (PDF)
Eileen P. Betit, Research to Practice Director at CPWR
Mary K. Fletcher, Research Analyst at CPWR

Day 2: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Asphalt Session

Milling for Quality: (PDF)
Kyle Hammon, Product Manager at Roadtec, Inc.
Ground Tire Rubber – Rt. 14: (PDF)
Bruce Rideout, Senior Technical Services Manager at Associated Asphalt
Asphalt; Past, Present & Yet to Come: (PDF)
Allen Smith, Managing Partner at Asphalt & Sourcing Alliance
Performance Modeling of Highly Modified Asphalt Pavement: (PDF)
Bob Kluttz, Senior Staff Research Scientist at Kraton Polymers
WMA Implementation - National Overview: (PDF)
Leslie McCarthy, Associate Professor – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Villanova University
Troxler Moisture Measurement System: (PDF)
Brad Griffin, Southeast Sales Manager at Troxler Electronic Laboraories, Inc.
Use of Vinyl Acetate-Ethylene in Asphalt Binders: No Presentation Available
Joana Peralta

Concrete Session

Codes and Standards Requirements for Acceptance Testing: PDF
Phil Kresge, Vice President of Local Paving, NRMCA
I-85 Bridge Replacement, Atlanta, Georgia: (PDF)
Jim Preskenis, VP Sales, Premier Construction Products
Accelerated Bridge Construction Methods for Bridge 1-438 Replacement: (PDF)
Nick Dean, Bridge Design Project Manager, DelDOT
Craig Stevens, State Bridge Design Engineer, DelDOT
Alkali-Carbonate Reaction – An Ongoing Study: (PDF)
Steven Tritsch, Associate Director, CP Tech Center
Vinyl Acetate Ethylene (VAE) Polymers in Pervious Concrete Applications: (PDF)
Lan Huang, Business Development Specialist, Wacker Chemical Corporation
West North Street Reconstruction Utilizing Precast Concrete Panels: (PDF)
Mark Buckalew, Area Engineer, DelDOT
Joe Hofstee, Senior Project Manager, AECOM
Joint Deterioration – Cause and Mitigation: (PDF)
Steven Tritsch, Associate Director, CP Tech Center
Low Shrinkage Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Improved Crack Control & Durability: (PDF)
Bill Lyons, National Business Development Manager – Northeast Region, The Euclid Chemical Co.

Metals Session

Liberty Bridge Incident: (PDF)
Tom Macioce, PennDOT Chief Bridge Engineer
Drone Inspections Project Development and Construction: (PDF)
Andrew Haller, Civil Engineer at Century Engineering
Bryan Haynie, Vice President at Century Engineering
Advances in NDT Inspection of CJP Welds: (PDF)
Bill Via, Materials Engineer – Manager – Structures, Virginia DOT
Bob Stachel, Executive Vice President, HRV Conformance Verification Associates, Inc.
ThermalStare – Innovative Infrared Nondestructive Evaluation Technologies: (PDF)
Paul Fuchs, President of Fuchs Consulting, Inc.
Paint Testing Using IR-CIS: (PDF)
Joshua Charnosky, PennDOT

I Can Do That:  WPS’s, PQr’s and WQ’s: (PDF)
Ray Monson, Senior Engineer at Pennoni Associates
High Strength Bolting:  New Tools to Ensure Quality: No Presentaton Available
Patrick Burke
AISC Certification:  Overview, Updates, Complaints: No Presentation Available
Todd Alwood
Steel Mill Quality (QC Process and Issues): (PDF)
Joe Bracken, Chief Structural Materials Engineer at PennDOT

Maintenance & Asset Management Session

Aaron Gerber, Principal at The Kercher Group, Inc.
Transportation Asset Management Plans: (PDF)
Butch Wlaschin, Senior Technical Consultant at The Kercher Group, Inc.
More Youthful Pavements with Preventative Preservation: (PDF)
Ken Holton, Technical Consultant with Pavement Technology, Inc.
Precast Pavement Applications: (PDF)
Shiraz Tayabji, Advanced Concrete Pavement Consultancy LLC
Longitudinal Joint Preservation and More: (PDF)
Ken Holton, Technical Consultant with Pavement Technology, Inc.
Patching Pot Holes in Wet Freezing Conditions: (PDF)
Aquaphalt Cast Study
Annie Kelly, Northeast Territory Sales Managers at Roadstone Productions - Aquaphalt

Soils & Aggregates Session

Christina River Bridge & Approaches: (PDF)
Bibek Shrestha, Senior Project Engineer at RK&K
Eric Klein, Senior Manager at RK&K
Using the CPT to Supplement Subsurface Exploration Programs: (PDF)
Meghan Lester, Principal / Vice President at Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.
Downdrag on Driven Piles, DelDOT BDM approach; Case history from US 301 ML: (PDF)
Paul Moffitt, Deputy Geotechnical Dept. Manger, Transportation Group at AECOM
Drilled Shafts:  Design, Construction, QA/QC Testing: (PDF)
Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, Project Manager/Laboratory Manager at A.G.E.S., Inc.
Sustainable Piling Made of Recycled Polymers, A State of the Art Review: (PDF)
Magued Iskander, Civil & Urban Engineering Department Chair at New York University
Foamed Glass Aggregate:  A “New” and Unique Lightweight Fill: (PDF)
Archie Filshill, CEO of AeroAggregates
Design and Construction of a Geosynthetic Sinkhole Safety Net: (PDF)
Kerry W. Petrasic, Chief Geotechnical Engineer at PennDOT

Day 2: Thursday, February 15, 2018

mainline session 2

Maryland 404 Dualization and Soil Cement: (PDF)
Bryan Smith, Design/Build Coordinator at Wagman Heavy Civil Construction
Fred Valente, Construction Manager at KCI Technologies
Roberto Barcena, Pavement Design Engineer at Wallace, Montgomery & Associates
Exorcising the Seven Deadly Data Sins: (PDF)
Peter Aiken, Founding Director/Data Blueprint at Virginia Commonwealth University
US 301 Construction Overview: (PDF)
Javier Torrijos, Assistant Director Construction, DelDOT
Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project: (PDF)
Ted Deptula, Assistant Construction Engineer at PennDOT
Low Temperature Cure Study of Latex Modified Concrete: (PDF)
Bandon Zerilla, Concrete Group Manager at Wagman Heavy Civil
Chuck Fifelski, Performance Latex Technical Service & Development at Trinseo LLC