Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference
Golder is proud to be presenting at the 2020 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference. This year, the annual forum will be held online. It will feature presentations on the latest technical developments and practices in road and highway infrastructure and urban transportation across Canada.
Audit of a Large Infrastructure Project: The Benefits of Large Datasets
EN.3 Environmental Compliance Management During Construction
September 28, 2020
Extensive earthworks are a common component to most infrastructure projects, creating the potential for erosion of those soils and discharge of suspended particulates to the environment. Knowing whether a project has been environmentally disruptive or not requires a well-designed monitoring program that generates reliable data for interpretation. The McKenzie Interchange project in B.C. used an integrated audit approach. Although there were issues identified with erosion and sediment control practices at the site, an adverse effect on water quality did not occur.
Presenters: Joanne M Letkeman (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure), Lee Nikl (Principal, Golder)
Risk Reduction in Global Transportation Projects
October 1, 2020
Mitigating risk in large transportation projects is a key theme for everyone involved in the development and construction of the asset. Golder will highlight three recent initiatives:
Climate Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
Changing climate can have potentially significant impacts on our transportation infrastructure. Mitigating the impacts of climate change and reducing vulnerability / improving resiliency for transportation infrastructure requires the consistent use of robust and inclusive tools and approaches to understand risk and mitigate that risk. Improving how we plan, procure, and manage infrastructure can maximize the life, performance, resilience, and value of transportation infrastructure.
Presenter: Janya Kelly, Climate Change and Air Quality Specialist (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
The WestConnex M8 in Sydney is part of the largest and most complex multi-disciplinary road project in Australia. The overall WestConnex program is a 33km motorway network, to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. The New M5 portion recently opened. This stage of the project includes two new 9 km road tunnels and a multi-level road interchange constructed over a historic industrial landfill. Golder was involved throughout the design and construction process, focused on developing solutions to drive the design and construction program, reducing risks and adding value to the project.
Presenter: Les McQueen, Principal (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
State Route 520 Montlake Project
More than a decade ago, the Washington State Department of Transportation started the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program which consists of eight major projects to rebuild one of the Puget Sound region’s busiest highway corridors. Golder is the geotechnical engineer of record on the design-build team – led by Graham Contracting Ltd and TY Lin International – that won in 2018 the fifth project (Montlake Project) of the SR 520 program. With a construction budget of $455 M, the SR Montlake Project includes construction of a three-lane West Approach Bridge South, an improved interchange, a landscaped lid over SR 520, and a bicycle/pedestrian “land bridge” east of the lid.
Presenter: Reda Mikhail, Principal, Geotechnical Practice Leader (Redmond, Washington, USA)
Multi-Criteria Risk-Informed Capital Renewal Planning: A Pavement Management Application
AM.2 Innovations in Asset Management session
October 2, 2020
Developing a risk-informed decision-making framework is important to address two major aspects of managing road networks: the development of deterioration models to capture trends, and the development of an optimization process for capital planning, which integrates risk analysis with lifecycle cost analysis, effectiveness of maintenance and rehabilitation technologies, and their network effects.
Authors: Roozbeh Rashedi (Infrastructure Solutions Inc.), Michael Maher (Principal, Golder), Arnold Yuan (Ryerson University)
Link: Insights article – Paving A New Road To Asset Management
Golder Technical Session Chairs
SO.1 Green Technology in Geotechnical and Materials Engineering
September 22, 2020
Tom Kazmierowski, Senior Consultant, Pavement and Materials Engineering
For more information, visit the conference website.