Schedule of Events

NACE Virtual 2021

Anywhere you wish!

All sessions are listed in Eastern time (EDT)

Monday, April 19

11:00 am – 2:00 pm NACE Board Meeting
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm NACE General Session

Tuesday, April 20

11:00 am – Noon Structures & Environment: Bridge Deck Sealing (What is Best for your Bridge?)
This session will highlight PoreShield Concrete Durability Enhancer, and the 2020 Infrastructure Preservation Program sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and United Soybean Board. This program helped 7 Indiana counties to preserve 79 bridge decks totaling over 325,000 sq ft. The application process and feedback from county engineers who took part in the program will be the main focus of this session.
11:00 am – Noon Pavement Preservation: Recycled Rubber in Chip Seals
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Pavement Preservation: Selling Preservation to Elected Officials and the Public
Learn how to make the most out of your pavement preservation projects and market the Pavement Management System to your County Board and use it to benefit the public.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Targeted Overlay Pavement Solutions (TOPS)
FHWA has an Every Day Counts Six (EDC-6) initiative for Targeted Overlay Pavement Solutions. Approximately half of all infrastructure dollars are invested in pavements, and more than half of that investment is in overlays. By enhancing overlay performance, State and local highway agencies can maximize this investment and help ensure safer, longer-lasting roadways for the traveling public.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Virtual Exhibit Hall Time
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Structures & Environment: Current WOTUS and Nationwide Permits Issues Concerning Transportation Projects 

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Safety: Rural Roadway Departures
This session will provide an overview of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative to Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD). It will also include presentations from 2 county engineers that demonstrate how they were able to deploy countermeasures to make their roadways safer. 

Learn how St. Louis County, Minnesota addressed roadway departures on its 3,000 mile county highway system using the County Road Safety Plan. This effort has been more than 10 years in the making with approximately approximately $6.4 million to date in dedicated traffic safety projects to reduce roadway departure crashes.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Structures & Environment: Accelerated Bridge Construction for Rural Counties 
Steel bridges meet owners’ and the public’s desire for economy, aesthetics, performance and accelerated construction. Several bridge projects from manufacturers and pre-fabricated built bridges will be highlighted to demonstrate their merits.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Safety: Safety for Road Crews
In this session, staff from the Minnesota LTAP program will share five different Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) resources created to help local transportation agency supervisors and workers to improve and maintain OSHA safety compliance within their organization. The resources are user-friendly, explain various pieces of PPE, and note which PPE are recommended or required for various local transportation maintenance activities.
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Networking Hour


Wednesday, April 21

11:00 am – Noon

Structures & Environment: Accelerated Bridge Deck Repairs in Jackson County, Alabama
This session will focus on the use of hydrodemolition and Latex Modified Concrete in order to expedite repair for bridge decks.  The presentation will highlight a recent job completed on the Jackson County, Alabama road system, that used a process called "fast track" selective removal hydrodemolition to remove deteriorated concrete and prepare the bridge deck surface.  A monolithic application of Latex Modified Concrete was then used to complete the repair process by providing a new structural concrete wearing surface. 

11:00 am – Noon

Safety: Human Factors I

11:00 am – Noon

Pavement Preservation: Who wants to be a County Engineer?

Who Wants to be a County Engineer: Selecting the Right Pavement Preservation Technique

Pavement preservation is an excellent way to maintain and improve roads and streets. The key is to select the right treatment at the right time in the right place. Come join the fun and see if you can select the proper repair technique for your highways.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Virtual Exhibit Hall Time
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Structures & Environment: Construction of the Chester R. Kurtz Bridge over the Great Miami River
"The Story of the Bridge over the Great Miami River", planning, public participation, design and construction.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Implementable Preservation Findings from the NCAT+MnROAD Pavement Research Partnership
The NCAT Pavement Test Track has been used by state DOTs to execute innovative, relevant, and implementable research for over 20 years. The effort was expanded in 2012 in support of off-Track pavement preservation research. Since that time, preservation test sections have been placed on the Track, on off-Track southern (low and high traffic) open roadways, and on northern (low and high traffic) open roadways in support of the NCAT+MnROAD Pavement Research Partnership. Preservation treatment options include hot-mix, emulsion, cold recycling, and numerous combinations. Practical findings from the NCAT Pavement Test Track and within the NCAT+MnROAD Pavement Research Partnership are reviewed in this presentation with a focus on implementation.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Safety: Reading the Road
While progress has been made in reducing fatalities on the nation’s roadways, a significant proportion of fatal crashes still occur on county roads. This presentation will examine some of the potential safety issues on county roads, including pavement surface condition, sight distance, traffic control devices and roadside conditions. In assessing these issues, analysis of crash data has been a key approach. In addition, road agency personnel are encouraged to be proactive and, as they ride their roads, look for indications that road users may be having difficulties traveling a section of roadway. This technique of “reading the road” will be illustrated through a number of examples. In addition to reducing crashes, utilizing this technique can reduce an agency’s tort liability exposure.  
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Pavement Preservation: How to Maximize Asphalt Pavement Life

There have been significant changes in the asphalt pavement industry. There are many reasons that some asphalt pavements constructed in recent years do not seem to be as durable as those constructed in the past. This presentation is an introduction to the Asphalt Institute Maximizing Pavement Life workshop and will help you understand modern design, construction and maintenance principals that are essential to achieve optimum performance.

This information is designed to provide up-to-date information to agencies, engineers and roadway supervisors responsible for delivering quality roadways for the traveling public. State-of-the-art technology and methods will be presented at approachable levels that can immediately be utilized to maximize the performance of your asphalt pavement structures.

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm FHWA: Next Generation Traffic Incident Management 
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm NACE Legislative Committee Meeting
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Committee Meetings
4:45 pm -- 5:15 pm Committee Meetings

Thursday, April 22

11:00 am – Noon Pavement Preservation: Sustainable Pavement  using RAP
11:00 am – Noon FHWA: Ultra-High Performance Concrete for Bridge Preservation & Repair

The use of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) in bridge design and construction has undergone significant growth over the past five years. Preservation and repair (P&R) of bridge infrastructure, an ongoing challenge for many owner agencies, is a new application of UHPC that can make a significant impact. UHPC-based bridge P&R solutions offer enhanced durability and resiliency, rapid construction, and enhanced life-cycle cost performance compared with conventional solutions. UHPC for bridge P&R is an innovation included in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Every Day Count 6. This session will include an introduction to UHPC-class materials, an overview of different UHPC-based P&R solutions, and a summary of the technical assistance resources available from FHWA.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Safety: Human Factors II
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm FEMA White Paper Discussion
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm MUTCD Discussion
MUTCD: overview, history, and highlights of changes proposed in current NPA
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Annual Business Meeting, Awards, and Officer Installation
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm NFL Zoom (invitation only)

Friday, April 23
Noon – 1:00 pm NACE Executive Committee Meeting
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm NACE Board Meeting