ASDSO Conferences and Seminars

2017 ASDSO Southeast Regional Conference
Program Agenda

Draft: March 2, 2017

All events will take place at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker Preview Room Open

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration Open 

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Exhibit and Poster Setup

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Southeast Regional Caucus Meeting

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Moderators Training Session

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception in the exhibit hall.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Speaker Preview Room Open

7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Exhibits Open

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:45 am – 8:15 am
Wednesday Speakers & Moderators Meeting

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Opening General Session: Dam Safety Then and Now
Moderated by Dusty Myers, ASDSO President

Welcome Remarks
Robert J. (Bob) Martineau, Commissioner, TN Department of Environment and Conservation

A Look Back at the Kelly Barnes Dam Failure
D. Thomas Woosley, P.E., GA Department of Natural Resources

Not Again!!!
Jill C. Stewart, P.E., SC Department of Health & Environmental Control

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session One: Advanced Tools for Inspections

Leaving Paper and Pencil in the Office - Optimizing Dam and Levee Inspections
Elizabeth Landowski, P.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer; Daniel J. Hunter, Senior GIS Analyst; and Samuel C. Edwards, GIS Analyst, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Benefiting not Burdening:  Developing Interactive Resources for Dam Owners and Operators
Kate Aulenbach, E.I.T., CFM, Hydrologic and Hydraulic Designer, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Managing a reservoir of data – lessons learned and best practices for data management for dam safety projects
Matthew Basanta, Associate/Senior Software Developer; Ray Rush, P.E., Senior Associate; and Paul Vidal, Associate/Senior Software Developer, Stantec

10:30 am – 12:00 pm        Concurrent Session Two: Federal Focus

TVA’s Dam Safety Program Management Framework
Jacob Davis, Senior Specialist, Dam Safety Engineering; and Dara Parker, P.E., Senior Specialist, Dam Safety Policy; Tennessee Valley Authority

East Fork Hydroelectric Project Spillway Upgrade
Maxwell R. Fowler, P.E., Civil Engineer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Art of Information Sharing
James E. Demby, Jr., P.E., Program Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm        Lunch On Own

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm        Concurrent Session One: Owners Issues

The Overwhelming Value of a FREE! EAP Workshop
Eric Zgonina, Project Manager, Dewberry; D. Thomas Woosley, P.E., Program Manager, GA Department of Natural Resources; and Sandra L. Glenn, P.E., Assistant Director, Regulatory Compliance Division, DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management

Permitting, Mitigation and Monitoring of a Small Cumberland Plateau Reservoir
William E. Griggs, P.E., President, Griggs & Maloney, Inc.

From a Small Town Perspective: Owning NRCS Dams
James Guistina, P.E., Bergmann Associates

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm        Concurrent Session Two: Dam Breach Modeling

Do Low Hazard Dams Need Typical Dam Breach Inundation Analyses? 2D Dam Breach and Hazard Class Assessments for Large Dam Portfolios
Benjamin P. Israel-Devadason, P.E., CFM, Senior Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineer; and Paul G. Schweiger, P.E., CFM, Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.; and Constantine Pappas, Civil Engineer, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Web-Based, Automated Two-Dimensional Dam and Levee Failure Flood Modeling and Mapping
Mustafa S. Altinakar, Ph.D., Director and Research Professor, NCCHE, the University of Mississippi; Marcus Z. McGrath, M.Sc., Research Associate, NCCHE, the University of Mississippi; Vijay P. Ramalingam, Ph.D., Research Software Developper, NCCHE, the University of Mississippi; James E. Demby, Jr., P.E., Program Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Modeling Dam Breach Outflows With Two-Dimensional Representations Of The Floodplain And Comparison To One-Dimensional Analyses
Marc C. Johnson, P.E., CFM, Vice President, FTN Associates, Ltd.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm        Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm        Concurrent Session One: Safety At Dams

A Future Where All Dams are Safe – Does this Include Public Safety Around Dams? 
Paul Schweiger, P.E., CFM, Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Best Practices for Barrier & Signage Placement at Water Control & Hydroelectric Dams
Paul S. Meeks, President, Worthington Products, Inc. 

“Over, Under, Gone – The Killer in our Rivers”
New documentary to raise awareness of safety hazards at dams.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm        Concurrent Session Two: Current Trends in Design

A Simplified Design Guide to Utilizing ACB’s in Dam Rehabilitations
James Nadeau, National Product Manager, ACF Environmental, Inc.; and Paul G. Schweiger, P.E., CFM, Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Mix Design Challenges of Roller Compacted Concrete
Aaron Collins, Project Engineer, Schnabel Engineering

Piano Key Weirs - Music to Peachtree City's Ears
J.R. Collins, Project Engineer; and Jon Dean, P.E., Senior Engineer, Schnabel Engineering

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Reception the exhibit area.


THURSDAY, APRIL 20

7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Speaker Preview Room Open

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Exhibits Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

7:45 am – 8:15 am
Thursday Speakers & Moderators Meeting

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Concurrent Session One: Emergency Action Planning

Updating EAPs and OMIs for 54 State-Owned Dams
Joseph M. Troxell, Project Engineer, S&ME, Inc.; and Jeremy Wenner, P.E., Project Engineer, OH Department of Natural Resources

Breaking the Dam on EAPs in Georgia
Robert E. Sauer, Jr., P.E., Environmental Engineer; and D. Thomas Woosley, P.E., Program Manager, GA Department of Natural Resources

Armageddon in Ohio!
Raynell Napier, Geologist, US Army Corps of Engineers

8:30 am – 10:00 am        Concurrent Session Two: Challenging Case Studies

"Hollywood Rehab" - Modifications to Three NRCS Dams in the Soque River Watershed
Tyler Coats, P.E., Project Engineer; and James R. Crowder, P.E., Senior Associate, Schnabel Engineering

Rehabilitation of Ledbetter Lake Dam
Russell A. Bendel, P.E., Senior Engineer, Terracon Consultants, Inc.; John T. Grimes, P.E., Owner/Principal, Grimes Engineering; and Jon F. Rauschkolb, P.E., Owner/Principal, JFR Engineering

Prestwood Lake Dam Rehabilitation Case Study
Tim Middleton, P.E., Engineering Projects Manager, Sonoco Products Company; Kurt Feairheller, Sr. Estimator & Project Manager, Crofton Industries; and E.R. (Rocky) Brown, Senior Designer, Sonoco Products Company

10:00 am – 10:30 am        Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm        Concurrent Session One: State Program Issues

Communicating Risk: Using GIS to Solve Alabama’s Dam Problem
Wardell Edwards, AL Department of Economic & Community Affairs, Information Services

Sustainability: How Georgia's Safe Dams Program is Changing
D. Thomas Woosley, P.E., Program Manager, GA Department of Natural Resources

A Cost-effective, Remote Sensing Approach to Inventory Dams
Dan Schmutz, Chief Environmental Scientist; Danny Goodding, MS, Environmental Scientist; and Valerie A. Hrabal, P.E., P.P., Manager, Hydrology, Hydraulics and Dam Safety/Assistant Vice President, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; and Art Sengupta, P.E., P.G., PMP, State Dam Safety Officer, FL Department of Environmental Protection

10:30 am – 12:00 pm        Concurrent Session Two: Dam Repairs – Dealing with the Unexpected

2015 Columbia Lock Chamber Boil Temporary Repair
Heather Clark, Civil Engineer; and Ryan Reves, P.E., Dam Safety Program Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers

Uncovering and Addressing Unanticipated Issues at an Exceptionally Well-maintained Dam
William J. Kingston, III, P.E., CFM, Project Engineer; and Paul G. Schweiger, P.E., CFM, Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Portsmouth Levee Internal Erosion Incident
Kenneth Darko-Kagya, Ph.D., P.E., Geotechnical Engineer; Erich Guy, Ph.D., P.G., Geotechnical Engineer; and Tara Linville, Geotechnical Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm        Lunch On Own

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm        Concurrent Session One: Risk Assessment/Risk Management

Scaling Risk-Informed Decision Making Tools to Meet Project Goals
M. Jonathan Harris, P.E., Senior Associate; Robert Cannon, P.G., Principal; Tom Hepler, Senior Consultant; and Thomas Fitzgerald, P.E., Senior Principal, Schnabel Engineering

Geophysical surveys at Bob Kidd Dam in northwestern Arkansas to assist in dam risk assessment
Benjamin Miller, Hydrogeologist; Jason Payne, Geophysicist; and Walter Killion, Hydrologic Technician, US Geological Survey

Bullish on Risk: Durham’s 50-Year Plan for Lake Michie Dam
Charles Johnson, P.E., Senior Engineer; Thomas J. Fitzgerald, P.E., Principal; Jonathan Pittman, P.E., Associate, and Laura Shearin-Feimster, P.E., Senior Engineer, Schnabel Engineering; Lori A. Montgomery, P.E., Civil Engineer, City of Durham - Department of Water Management

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm        Concurrent Session Two: Extreme Storms

The Extreme Storm Database, Transposition, and Evaluation Tool: Supporting Hydrologic Risk Analyses
Alyssa D. Hendricks, Senior Meteorologist, and Tye Parzybok, President/CEO, Chief Meteorologist, MetStat, Inc.

The MMC Precip Tool – Automating Routine PMP Calculations for the USACE
James D. Barbis, P.E., CFM, Senior Water Resources Engineer, AMEC Foster Wheeler

Blakely Mountain Dam Probable Maximum Precipitation Development
Ben Zoeller, Senior Project Manager; and Jonas Roberts, Climate Change Consultant, AMEC Foster Wheeler

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm        Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm        Concurrent Session One: Coal Fly Ash Pond Dams Regulation

History, Human Factor Caused Errors, and Lessons Learned From Seven Coal Ash Pond Dams In Rural South Western Virginia
Thomas I. Roberts, P.E., CFM, Regional Engineer - Dam Safety, VA Department of Conservation and Recreation

Seismic Stabilization of TVA’s Colbert Ash Pond 4 East Dike in Tuscumbia, Alabama
Jim Nickerson, P.E., Project Manager, and William Walton, P.E., S.E., Senior Vice President, GEI Consultants, Inc.; Nicholas McClung, Program Manager, and R.S. Harris, Tennessee Valley Authority

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm        Concurrent Session Two: Geotechnical Issues

Cutoff Wall Construction for Center Hill Dam Foundation Remediation
Michael Arnold, Engineering Manager; and Bob Faulhaber, Business Development Manager, BAUER Foundation Corp

Karst Bedrock on the Kentucky River - Exploration, Design, and Treatment
Benjamin Webster, Project Manager; Daniel Gilbert, P.E., Principal; and Adam Hacker, P.E., Senior Project Engineer, Stantec

A Levee Failure and Quarry Flooding Attributed to the May 2010 Nashville Flood
John Godfrey, Senior Geotechnical Engineer; and Daniel J. Hurst, P.G., COO, KS Ware & Associates, LLC

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Exhibits Dismantle

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

Optional Extra Activity
Field Trip to Center Hill Dam. See details.

 

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