2023 Virginia Concrete Conference
Count on Concrete for Life

March 16-17, 2023


Thursday, March 16

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registration (Lobby) Exhibits Open

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm
Roger Faulkner, PE, Executive Director, Southeast Cement Promotion Association (SCPA)

1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
John Lawson, Virginia DOT Deputy Secretary of Transportation
Catherine McGhee, PE, Virginia DOT Chief Deputy Commissioner
Thomas L. Nelson, Jr., PE, FHWA Virginia Division Administrator

MODERATOR: (Blue Ridge Room)
Roger Faulkner, PE, Executive Director, Southeast Cement Promotion Association (SCPA)

1:50 pm – 2:30 pm
Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel – Design & Construction
Martha Gross, PE, Virginia DOT  

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Virginia Transportation Research Council – Latest Concrete Technological Advancements
Celik Ozyildrim, PhD, PE & Scientists, Virginia Transportation Research Council
Mary Sharifi, Virginia Transportation Research Council
Gabriel Arce, PhD, Virginia Transportation Research Council
Amir Behravan, PhD, PE, Virginia Transportation Research Council

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
BREAK (Exhibits Open) – Chesapeake Ballroom/Pre-Function Area

MODERATOR: (Blue Ridge Room)
Marie Derby, Virginia Chapter ACI / Argos USA

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Inspiring Innovations
Sam Fallaha, PE  Virginia DOT, NOVA

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Type IL Cement
Ryan Betz,  Argos USA

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Virginia ACI Concrete Awards Presentation
T.R. Fluker, PE,  Schnabel Engineering/Virginia Chapter ACI  


5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner on your own



Friday, March 17

7:00 am – 8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast (Exhibits Open)

8:00 am – 12:00 noon

PAVEMENTS BREAKOUT SESSION (8:00 am – 12:00 noon)
Shenandoah Junior Ballroom

Andy Johnson, PhD, PE,

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Base Stabilization
Jay Thompson, PE, Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering
Farinaz Safaei, PhD, PE, Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Long-Life Concrete Pavements Across America
Tim Martin, PE, ACPA National

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Concrete Pavement Preservation – Sustainability that Pays
Nicholas “Nick” Davis, International Grooving & Grinding Association 

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Asset Management Tools and Solutions for Promoting the Sustainability of Pavement Life Cycle
Hessam Azarijafari, PhD, Deputy Director, MIT, Concrete Sustainability Hub

10:00 am – 10:30 am
BREAK (Exhibits Open)- Chesapeake Ballroom/Pre-Function Area

Angela Beyke, PE,
Virginia DOT, Materials Division

10:30 am – 10:50 am
FDR General Aviation
Andy Johnson, PhD, PE, Southeast Cement Promotion Association

10:50 am – 11:20 am
Considerations to Maximize the Benefits of RCC Pavements
Fares Abdo, PE,
Morgan Corp.

11:20 am – 12:00 noon
RCC Panel Discussion
Fares Abdo, PE,
Morgan Corp.
Matt Munsick,
Vice President, ACEiT Industries / New Product Development, Andale Construction
Shabbir Hossain, PhD, PE,
Virginia Transportation Research Council 
Kwame Adu-Gyamfi, PhD, PE,
Fredericksburg District Materials Engineer, Virginia DOT, Fredericksburg District

BRIDGES BREAKOUT SESSION (8:00 am – 12:00 noon)
Blue Ridge Ballroom

Jacob George, PE, Virginia DOT, Structure and Bridge Division

8:00 am – 8:15 am
Virginia DOT State Structure & Bridge Engineer
Gregory Henion, PE, Virginia DOT

8:15 am – 8:45 am
Bridge Design for Extreme Scour Conditions – Route 671 over Nottoway River
Vijay Modi, PE,  HDR
Michael Mo, PE,  HDR
Kyle Wiley, Crowder Construction Company

8:45 am – 9:15 am
Prestressed Girder Design and Fabrication Innovations- Past to Future
David C. Morgan, PE, Coastal Precast Systems

9:15 am – 10:00 am
FDOT I-395 Criss-Cross Arch Bridge, Miami
Thomas Andres, PE, BCC Engineering
Matthew Kosar, PE, BCC Engineering

10:00 am – 10:30 am
BREAK (Exhibits Open)- Chesapeake Ballroom/Pre Function Area

Ed Page, PE, Concrete Pipe & Precast, LLC   

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Material Choices to Extend Structure Service Life
Siva Venugopalan, Siva Corrosion Services  

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Testing, Monitoring, Engineering Services – Structural Health
Nathaniel Dubbs, PhD, PE, PENG, BDI
Shane Boone, PhD, BDI

11:30 am – 12:00 noon
Kirk Roberts, CJGeo
Evan Morris, PE, Schnabel Engineering   

Conference Closing Remarks
12:15 pm
Charles “Andy” Babish, PE
, Virginia DOT, Materials Division

**  Prize Drawings (Must be present to win)  **

Conference Hosts

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Southeast Cement Promotion Association, Inc.
770-230-4060 FAX 770-501-9811

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