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Associated Engineering at 2023 TAC Conference

We're excited to announce our team of subject matter experts in our transportation and water resources practices that are participating as presenters/panelists in the technical program, as well as serving as moderators at next week's Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference in the nation's capital!

Monday, September 25

8:30 - 10:00 | AM.7 Leadership and Culture in Asset Management
Level 2, Room 206
Moderator: Niall O'Carroll

13:45 - 15:15 | GD.1 All Highways Big and Small: Interchanges, Major Facilities, and Two-Lane Highways
Level 2, Room 214
North Shore Dollarton Highway Interchange: Adaptive Ramp Signals and Interchange Design Innovation
Presenters: Shaun Bidulka and Priscilla Tsang
This presentation will focus on the recently completed improvements to the Highway 1 - Dollarton Highway / Main Street interchange, one of the Vancouver North Shore's busiest interchanges. It will discuss the iterative design and modeling process required to optimize the operational performance of the oversaturated road network using an adaptive ramp signal.

13:45 - 15:15 | GD.5 Geometric Design Implications for Speed Reductions
Level 2, Room 210
Co-moderator: Laurel Richl

13:45 - 15:15 | TP.13 Supporting Collaborative Transportation Planning and Programming for Canada's Future
Level 2, Room 204
Moderator: Monique Beaudry

Tuesday, September 26

8:30 - 10:00 | ST.3 Transportation Structures
Level 2, Room 214
Moderator: Michael Paulsen

10:30 - 12:00 | ST.1 Building Resilient Bridges in the Face of a Changing Climate
Level 2, Room 204
Panelist: John van der Eerden
This panel discussion will focus on climate change impacts on the design of vehicular and pedestrian bridges and other transportation structures. It will inform audience members about challenges faced by the transportation structures industry due to climate change, and strategies for facing these challenges. Discussion will address changes in code requirements, issues during construction, and impacts on users. Panelists will offer the perspectives of owners, consultants, contractors and academics.

13:45 - 15:15 | ST.4 Transportation Structures
Level 2, Room 214
Moderator: Michael Paulsen

15:45 - 17:15 | GD.8 Urban Design Challenges—Accessibility, Vision Zero and Complete Streets
Level 2, Room 204
Moderator: Shaun Bidulka

Wednesday, September 27

8:30 - 10:00 | GD.9 Urban Design Challenges—Accessibility, Vision Zero and Complete Streets
Level 2, Room 205
Moderator: John Maree

8:30 - 10:00 | TP.15 Integration of Land Use and Transportation Planning
Level 2, Room 203
Moderator: Monique Beaudry

10:30 - 12:00 | GD.10 Urban Design Challenges—Accessibility, Vision Zero and Complete Streets
Level 2, Room 205
Moderator: John Maree

13:00 - 14:30 | EN.2 Implementing Projects for Regulatory Success
Level 2, Room 209
Presenter: Scott Etzel
Nose Creek Re-alignment - Working with Multi-disciplines and Regulators to Improve Transportation Impacts/Interfacing with Natural Assets
Nose Creek had to be re-aligned as part of the 40th Avenue Interchange. With experts from various disciplines and companies feeding into the final design and multiple, a lesson learned was establishing the revegetation and ecological priorities early in the design. Once into construction, the project team provided further innovation.

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