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NM Transcon @ Las Cruces Convention Center
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day

New Mexico’s Premier Transportation and Construction Conference
April 24-26, 2019 at the Las Cruces Convention Center
680 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

The annual New Mexico Transportation and Construction Conference β€” NM TransCon – is an educational conference created for industry professionals by industry professionals for the purpose of staying ahead of trends and cutting-edge technologies in civil infrastructure.

The workshops and lectures cover various topics and a range of competency levels.

Register now through April 23, 3 p.m. (MST)

NM TransCon is hosted by New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering in collaboration with these partners:

New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT)
American Planning Association-New Mexico (APA-NM)
American Society of Civil Engineers-New Mexico (ASCE)
American Council of Engineering Companies-New Mexico (ACEC)
Associated Contractors of New Mexico (ACNM)
Federal Highway Administration-New Mexico (FHWA)

Agenda: New Mexico Transportation and Construction Conference, April 24-26, 2019

*Agenda Subject to Change

 

Tuesday, April 23

1:30 p.m.

(1 p.m. check-in)

12th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament

Organized by H.E.A. and NMSU-ASCE Committee

 Register Here for Golf Tournament

NMSU Golf Course

 

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Vendor Exhibit Set-Up at Convention Center

Advance set-up (optional) or Wednesday, 9-10 a.m.

Main Hallway

 

Wednesday, April 24

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration and Vendor Exhibits

 

Main Hallway

 

SESSION TIME

TOPIC

SESSION MODERATOR

LOCATION

 

 

 

 

1 p.m.

Welcome

David V. JΓ‘uregui, NM TransCon Chair, Dept. Head, NMSU Civil Engineering

Exhibit Hall

Speakers:  Roy Gibson, American Society of Civil Engineers

                   Lakshmi Reddi, Dean, NMSU College of Engineering

 

 

 

 

1:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks from New Mexico’s Secretary of Transportation

Lakshmi Reddi, Dean,
NMSU College of Engineering

Exhibit Hall

Speaker: Michael R. Sandoval, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Department of Transportation

 

 

 

 

2:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks from New Mexico State University’s Chancellor

Lakshmi Reddi, Dean, NMSU College of Engineering

Exhibit Hall

Speaker:  Dan Arvizu, Chancellor, New Mexico State University

 

 

 

 

3:00 p.m.

Break and Vendor Exhibits

 

Registration

A refreshment station is located outside the ballrooms at the east end of the building.

 

 

 

 

3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Track A: NMDOT

 

Standard Specifications and Drawings Update

Kathy Crowell, NMDOT

Ballroom 1

Speakers:  Michelle Mann, Justin Gibson, Emiliano Martinez, Rhonda Lopez, and Kathy Crowell NMDOT

 

 

 

 

Track B: NMDOT

 

Infrastructure Management for Oversize Loads

Shane Kuhlman, NMDOT

Ballroom 2

Speakers:  Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, NMSU; Jeff Vigil and Gary Kinchen, NMDOT; Tom Pilcher, ProMiles Software Development Corporation

 

 

 

 

5 p.m.

Adjourn for the day

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 25

 

7:30 a.m.

Coffee and Vendor Exhibits

 

Registration

 

 

8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Track A: NMDOT

 

De-Escalation of Public Opposition

Andreas Linnan, NMDOT

Ballroom 1

Speakers:  Hal Byrd and Andrew Gallegos, WHPacific; Trent Botkin and William Hutchinson, NMDOT

 

 

 

 

Track B: ASCE/NMDOT



Innovative Pavement Construction I

Roy Gibson, Bohannan Huston; Andreas Linnan, NMDOT

 

Ballroom 2

Speakers: Kenneth Wylie, Wood Group PLC; Roy Gibson, Bohannan Huston; Mark Salazar, Justin Gibson and Jeff Mann, NMDOT

 

 

 

 

10 a.m.

Break and Vendor Exhibits

 

Registration

A refreshment station is located outside the ballrooms at the east end of the building and vendor exhibits are in the main hall.

 

 

 

 

10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Track A: ACEC/NMDOT

 

Alternative Construction Methods

Ross Lujan, AECOM; Albert Thomas, Bohannan Huston

Ballroom 1

Speakers:  Robin Kemper, ASCE; Nyssa Beach, Jacobs Engineering; Kim Coleman, NMDOT; Mike Wold, Malcolm International

 

 

 

 

Track B: ASCE/NMDOT

 

Innovative Pavement Construction II

Roy Gibson, Bohannan Huston, Andreas Linnan, NMDOT

 

Ballroom 2

Speakers: Jessica Sena, Asphalt Pavement Association of New Mexico; Andreas LinnanNMDOT

12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Robin Kemper, National President, ASCE

Awards and Scholarships

 

Exhibit Hall

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 p.m.

Break and Vendor Exhibits

 

Registration

A refreshment station is located outside the ballrooms at the east end of the building and vendor exhibits are in the main hall.

 

 

 

 

1:45 p.m.

 

 

 

Track A: ACEC/NMDOT

 

Innovative Sustainability Structural Design Solutions

Ross Lujan, AECOM; Albert Thomas, Bohannan Huston

Ballroom 1

Speakers:  Mandy White, Bohannan Huston; Danton Bean and Lee Freiberg, HDR; Jeff Fredine and Bill Hutchinson, NMDOT

 

 

 

 

Track B: ACNM

 

Variability of Material and Construction Costs

Brian Legan, ACNM

Ballroom 2

Speakers: Neil Jackson, Mountain States Construction, Inc.; Bob Tackett, Constructors, Inc.; Patrick Shaw, AUI, Inc.; Paul Lopez, Fisher, Sand & Gravel

 

 

 

 

3:15 p.m.

Break and Vendor Exhibits

 

Registration

A refreshment station is located outside the ballrooms at the east end of the building and vendor exhibits are in the main hall.

 

 

 

 

3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Track A: FHWA/NMDOT

 

Everyday Counts Initiatives

Max Valerio, FHWA

Ballroom 1

Speakers:  Rosa Kozub, Kathy Crowell, Jesus Sandoval and Burke Lokey, NMDOT

 

 

 

 

Track B: NMSU

 

University Research and Other Topics

David Jauregui, NMSU

Ballroom 2

Speakers:  Mark Manning, Brad Weldon, Paola Bandini, and Douglas Cortes NMSU

 

 

 

 

5 p.m.

Social Hour and Vendor Exhibits

 

Registration

All guests invited. Hors d’ oeurvres and cash bar at the east end of the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 26 

 

 

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 

Exhibit Hall

 

 

8:00 a.m.

 

 

 

NMSU

 

2019 Student Poster Competition

Peter Martin and Paola Bandini, NMSU; Andy Hume, City of Las Cruces

Exhibit Hall

 

 

 

9:30 a.m.

Break and Vendor Exhibits

 

Exhibit Hall

A refreshment station is located in the exhibit hall.

 

 

 

 

9:45 a.m.

 

 

 

NM-LTAP at UNM

 

 

2019 Engineering Ethics

Callie French, LTAP; Phil King, NMSU; Kevin Sexton, Resnick & Louis, P. C.; James Lyons, R. J. Dean & Associates

Exhibit Hall

 

 

 

 

11:45 a.m.

Closing remarks

 

Exhibit Hall

 

 

Sponsors

The annual success of the New Mexico Transportation and Construction Conference is due to the kind support we receive from our sponsors. Please consider joining the conference as a sponsor at one of the levels on the attached information sheetThe various levels include options for vendor exhibit tables and other promotional opportunities as well as conference registrations.

Visit the Sponsor Commitment Page to purchase your sponsorship.

 

Lodging

Las Cruces has many fine hotels with several options located just a mile or two from the convention center. Please visit the Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau for a listing of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast options.

The following are a few of the lodging options closest to the Las Cruces Convention Center. Any hotel may contact the event coordinator to be listed here.

Many hotels offer an NMSU rate. When making a reservation, let the representative know that you are attending an NMSU event at the convention center.

 

Ramada Hotel and Conference Center
201 E. University Ave.
575-613-4693
0.4 miles

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2635 S. Valley Dr.
575-527-9947
0.5 miles

Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces
2550 S. Don Roser Dr.
575-522-0900
1.7 miles

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
705 South Telshor Blvd
575-522-4300
3.3 miles

 

 

Call 575-646-7852 or email spatrico@nmsu.edu with questions.

 

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Fri
Last Day to Withdraw from University
May 3 all-day
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6
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Commencement
May 11 all-day
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14
Tue
Final Grades Due
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