2019 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference
2019 International Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference
Event Date: 2019-12-11 08:00:00
REGISTRATION: Following are the information and rates for the conference and workshops registration. To take advantage of lower registration fees, please register before 9/16/2019. Please note that registration rate for local, state and federal agency employees who are located in U.S. are different. All attendees, including speakers MUST register. Registration for travel scholarship recipients and exhibitors is complementary. However, please note that travel scholarship recipients and exhibitors, MUST register online, using the code that they will receive, in email from Ms. Saremi. Registration Fees: Early Registration – Prior to 9/30: General Registration: $495 State DOT, Local & Federal Agencies $375 Half Day Workshop $100 Full Day Workshop $150 Registration 9/30 to 11/29: General Registration: $595 State DOT, Local & Federal Agencies $375 Half Day Workshop $150 Full Day Workshop $250 Onsite* Registration: General Registration: $695 State DOT, Local & Federal Agencies $495 Half Day Workshop $275 Full Day Workshop $350 *Online registration deadline is November 15, 2019 at 11:00 p.m. Those missing the November 15th deadline will have to register onsite or contact Ms. Saremi at 954-895-7728. – All attendees, including speakers MUST register. Travel scholarship recipients and exhibitors must also register using the code that they will receive in email from Ms. Saremi. Workshops on Wednesday, December 11, 2019: Morning 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: W-01: Implementation of the 2018 AASHTO LRFD Guide Specifications for ABC Speaker: Mike Culmo, CME Associates Inc. W-02: Today’s Concrete Bridge Design Speakers: Reid Castrodale, ESCSI; Pete Fosnough, EIG; Gregg Freeby, ASBI; Todd Hawkinson, WRI (invited); Brian Killingsworth, NRMCA (invited); Danielle Kleinhans, CRSI (Invited); Tony Kojundic, SFA; William Nickas, PCI; Alpa Swinger, PCA; Miroslav Vejvoda, PTI (invited) W-03: Non-Proprietary UHPC for ABC, Part 1: Mix Development and Material Properties Speakers (invited): Atorod Azizinamini, FIU; Royce Floyd, OU; David Garber, FIU; Mohamed Moustafa, UNR; Behrouz Shafei, ISU; John Stanton, UW; Jeffery Volz, OU Afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: W-04: ABC Steel Girder Bridges Case Study Speakers: Joe Hardee, EOR, AECOM (Invited); Andrew Palahnuk, PM, Archer Western (Invited); Jorge Suarez, CM, Michael Baker International W-05: Accelerated Bridge Construction in Seismic Regions: Research and Implementation Speakers (invited): Atorod Azizinamini, FIU; Waseem Dekelbab, TRB; Marc Eberhard, University of Washington; Mark Gaines, WSDOT; Zachary Haber, FHWA; Eddie He, Parsons; Elmer Marx, Alaska DOT&PF Mustafa Mashal, Idaho State University; Pinar Okumus, University of Buffalo; Tom Ostrom, Caltrans W-06: Long-Term Performance of ABC Details Speakers: Mike Culmo, CME Associates Inc. W-07: Non-Proprietary UHPC for ABC, Part 2: Demonstration and Implementation Demonstration Leaders (invited): Royce Floyd, OU; David Garber, FIU; Trevor Looney, OU Panelists (invited): Atorod Azizinamini, FIU; Royce Floyd, OU; David Garber, FIU; Mohamed Moustafa, UNR; Behrouz Shafei, ISU; John Stanton, UW FAQs 1- Do I earn countinuing education hours for attending the conference or workshops? The attendees will be presented a certificate of 15 hours for attending the conference and hours of direct contact time for each workshop. It will be the attendee's responsibility to present this certificate to his/her Board of Professional Engineers for use in fulfilling continuing education requirements. The confernce organizers are responsible only for issuing the attendance certificate. The conference is an approved provider for continuing education by NY and FL boards of professinal engineers. 2- Is there going to be a reception? Yes, a reception will be held on Thursday, December 12th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in the exhibit hall. 3- Is there a program for the spouses? Yes, Miami Tour Company has put three tours (please see below) for us together. The code to use is: FIUpromo The code is case-sensitive. The code will offer 10% off the tour, and is valid for all the tours they offer. To redeem the discount, apply the code on the checkout page. You can also call and make reservations over the phone with their special discount code. Tour Descriptions: MIAMI TO THE MAX! (Duration: 4 hours) — This is our most popular tour. The day begins with a guided bus ride around Miami and Miami Beach. The bus stops at 5 different places where you can take pictures and walk around. Here are the places we visit: Art Deco District, Wynwood Walls Street Art District, Little Havana Cuban Neighborhood, Domino Park, and Bayside Market outdoor shopping mall. The tour will make a 90-minute stop in Little Havana for lunch. You will be able to explore the area on your own, or stay with the guide and take a guided walking tour of the area. When you book with us, you'll also get FREE bottled water on the bus and a beautifully illustrated map. The tour starts at 10:00 AM and ends at about 2:00 PM. Here's a link to the page where you can book yourself online -https://miamitourcompany.com/miami-to-the-max EVERGLADES ADVENTURE (Duration: 4 hours) — This tour is a lot of fun. We start off on a guided tour to Everglades National Park. On the way, you'll hear music and stories from a professional audio guide. Upon arrival at the Everglades Park, you will embark on an exciting, 45-minute shared airboat ride. Right after, you will have the chance to learn more about the gators and ecosystem in the wildlife show. There is a cafeteria and a gift shop at the park, as well as a suspended boardwalk nature trail for you to peruse through nature.The tour starts at 10:15 AM and ends at about 2:15 PM. Here's a link to the page where you can book yourself online – https://miamitourcompany.com/everglades-adventure MIAMI BOAT TOUR (Duration: 90 minutes) — To really see Miami, you must get out on the water, and there is no better way to enjoy the experience than on this relaxing boat tour around Star Islands and the celebrity homes. There is a full bar on the boat. Snacks and drinks are for sale. As a special thank you for booking with us, you'll also receive a FREE** beer or soft drink (**valid only for trips between 10:30am and 5:30pm). Tours departs between 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM. Reservations are necessary. Here's a link to the page where you can book yourself online – https://miamitourcompany.com/cruise Pick up Information: We normally ask passengers staying at the Hyatt Regency to meet us at the main pick up location in Downtown Miami (Bayside Marketplace). Pick up here is at 9:15 AM for the Miami to the Max! Tour and 10:10 AM for the Evergladfes Tour.However, if the group has a minimum of 15 passengers on the Miami to the Max or the Everglades Tour, we can schedule a complementary pick up right at their hotel for that service.** We do not offer pick up services for the Boat Tours since these depart every hour. 4- Are hotel discount rates offered for conference attendees? Yes, a block of rooms at a special discounted conference rate of $199+tax is reserved for confernce attendees. These rates are available on a first come first serve basis. For hotel reservation please visit www.abc-utc.fiu.edu/conference/ What's the refund policy? Refunds will not be honored after November 15th, 2019. All refund requests must be in writing and emailed to Ms. Saremi at email@example.com. If you do not cancel, and are not able to attend the conference, you will be responsible for your full registration fees. All refunds are subject to $100 administration processing fee. Is my registration fee transferable? Yes, registration fees are transferable. If you cannot attend the conference and have already paid, please email us the name of the person that will attend on your behalf to Ms. Saremi at firstname.lastname@example.org
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