2023 NEC Annual Airports Conference Agenda

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(Last revised 1/21/23)


March 6 - 8, 2023




Monday, March 6, 2023

7:00am - 6:45pm Registration Open - Registration Office
7:00am - 3:00pm Exhibitor Set Up - Blue Room
10:00am - 11:00am Airports Conference Committee Meeting - Cocoa Terrace 
11:00am-12:00pm Young Professionals Meeting - Tower Suite 2
11:00am - 12:30pm University Owned Airports Meeting - Cocoa 4
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch with Exhibitors
Blue Room
1:00pm - 1:30pm Opening Remarks
Ed Foster, A.A.E., Airports Conference Chair, Zach Sundquist, A.A.E - NEC President
White Room
1:30pm - 3:00pm General Session
Industry & Funding Updates
FAA & NEC Leadership
White Room
3:30pm State Aviation Directors Meeting
Tower 2
3:00pm-3:30pm Break with Exhibitors - Blue Room
Sessions: Engineering Operations Boot Camp
NEW FOR 2023!
Management Finance, Environment & Planning Hot Mix Asphalt
Location: Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4 Cocoa Suite 5













3:30pm - 5:00pm
 

Solving Airfield Drainage Issues at PIT Using Trenchless Technology

Speaker
Kevin Conti, PE
Moderator
TBA

 


Part 139 Inspection Reporting Regulation Updates

Speaker
Jennifer Klass, ASCI, FAA
Moderator
Frank Loprano, ASCI, FAA








Creating a Culture of Accountability, Diversity and Inclusion

Speaker
TBA
Moderator
TBA

 
 The Electrification and Future of Airport Ground Transportation

Speaker
Daniel Barton
InterVistas
Moderator
TBA

 

 

 

 

Pavement Design and Writing Specifications
Speaker
Guillermo Felix, FAA
Moderator
Ybrahina Cohen, FAA

Mitigating Settlement Prior to Taxiway Relocation at PHL
Speaker
Juvena Demo
Moderator
Charles Sacavage
Pavement Paint Study - Alternative Paint Types to Mitigate Rust Discoloration
Speaker
TBA
Moderator
Frank Loprano, ASCI, FAA

  How Advanced Urban Mobility Will Affect Your Airport
Speaker
Laurence Bauman, PE, CM, 
JMT, Inc.
Moderator
TBA

 
5:15pm - 6:45pm Ice Breaker Reception with Exhibitors & Cash Bar - Blue Room
7:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner On Own



Tuesday, March 7, 2023


7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open - Registration Office
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast - White Room
8:00am - 6:45pm Exhibit Hall Open - Blue Room
Sessions: Engineering Operations Boot Camp Management

Finance, 
Environment & Planning

Hot Mix Asphalt
Location: Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4 Cocoa Suite 5





8:30am - 10:00am



FAA Advisory Circulars (AC) Updates

Speaker
TBA
Moderator
TBA

 

Airport Construction Safety and Phasing Plan (CSPP); FAA Guidance's and Standards 
Speaker
Guillermo Felix, FAA
Moderator
TBA









FAA Easter Region's Regional Administrator Updates

Speaker
TBA
Moderator
Steve Jones, FAA



FAA Financial Program Update (AIP, PFC, BIL)
Speaker
Patricia, Henn
Moderator
Patricia Henn, FAA









Development of Job Mix Formula (JMF)

Speaker
Cindy Lafleur
Tilcon New York 
Moderator
Ybrahina Cohen, FAA
 

ACR/PCR Engineering Brief on Portland Cement
Speaker
Harold Honey, FAA HQ
Moderator
Bryan Gearhart

CSPP Development
Speaker
TBA
Moderator
Mahendrea
Raghubeer
Planning Considerations For Airport Projects Affecting FAA Equipment or Infrastructure
Speaker
David Hafer
FAA Air Traffic Organization, Central Service Area
Moderator
Christine Pak
10:00am-10:30am Break with Exhibitors - Blue Room
Sessions: Engineering Operations Boot Camp Management Finance, Environment
& Planning
Hot Mix Asphalt
Location: Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4 Cocoa Suite 5









10:30am-12:00pm




High Performance Thin Overlay Mix for Landside Applications
Speaker
Ronald Corun
Moderator
TBA  




Airport Construction Safety and Phasing Plan (CSPP); Plan Review Process 

Speaker
Ybrahina Cohen, FAA
Moderator
TBA











Protecting Navigable Airspace

Speaker
TBA
Moderator
Diogenes Ramos




FAA Environmental 
Update

Speaker
Andrew Brooks, FAA
Moderator
TBA











Random Sampling
Speaker
Guillermo Felix, FAA
Moderator
Guillermo Felix, FAA
sUAS and GIS in Pavement Maintenance
Speaker
Drishti Valecha
Woolpert
Moderator
TBA  
Safety Risk Analysis - SRM/SMS
Speaker
James Schroder, FAA
Moderator
Andy Espejo
 The Resilient & Sustainable Airport
of the Future
Speaker
Elizabeth Bradford, 
Michael Baker Int'l
Moderator
TBA

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch - White Room 
Sessions: Engineering Operations Boot Camp Management

Finance, Environment
& Planning

Hot Mix Asphalt

Location: Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3

Cocoa Suite 4

Cocoa Suite 5











1:30pm - 3:00pm



ADIP

Speaker
Chris Criswell,
FAA HQ

Moderator
TBA



CSPP Airport Operator / Contractor Implementation of Plan
Speaker
TBA
Moderator
TBA









Maintaining Compliance with Airport Sponsor Assurances
Speaker
Scotty Malta, A.A.E., CAE

Moderator
David Cohen

 

 

Vertiports:  Realizing the Future of Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
Speaker
Joseph Vigilante, PE
Burns Engineering Inc.
John Sulsona, 
Sr. Aviation Planner
AECOM
Moderator
TBA

 


Contractor Quality Control
Speaker
John Savastio,
Highway Materials Inc.
Moderator
TBA

Using the Runway Airspace Management (RAM) Tool to Update Obstacle Data in Your Airspace
Speaker
David Hall
Moderator
TBA


Airport Operations Role 
Speaker
TBA
Moderator
Ward Hoekstra

Value of a Hangar Development - The Trends, Issues, and Solutions
Speaker
Paige Kroner, Business Aviation Group
Moderator
Diogenes Ramos

Quality Assurance Tests
Speaker
DJ Dibiswas
Moderator
Ybrahina Cohen
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break with Exhibitors - Blue Room
Sessions: Engineering Operations Boot Camp Management Finance, Environment 
& Planning

Hot Mix Asphalt

Location: Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4

Cocoa Suite 5










3:30pm-5:00pm









Airfield Lighting Solutions - Cyber Secure, Sustainable and Safe
Speaker
Raghu Seelamonthula
Moderator
TBA

 

 








Endangered Species & Airplanes - How an Airport Resolved
A Conflict Between Habitat Conservation and Airport Needs

Speaker
Jeffrey Wood
McFarland Johnson,  Inc. 
Moderator
Kristen Broderick

 

 






Intersection of
Human Trafficking
and the
Aviation Industry
Speaker
Edith Klimoski, MS & 
Erin Albright, JD Bay
Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition-Airport
Initiative
Moderator
TBA








Full Spectrum Solutions fo rthe Subsurface Management of PFAS Pollution

Speaker
Maureen Dooley, 
REGENESIS
Moderator
TBA

 

 

  

 

Resident Project Representative's (RPR) Perspective
Speaker
Christopher Gardner, P.E., Didonato Associates Engineering & Architecture, P.C.
Moderator
Ybrahina Cohen, FAA

PFAS:  Pilot Test Remediation Techniques
& Results
at Airports
Speaker
Scott Green PG, 
Director Insurance Consulting Service Group
Moderator
TBA

5:00pm-7:00pm Break with Exhibitors  / Awards Reception
Blue & White Rooms
7:00pm Dinner on Own




Wednesday, March 8, 2023




7:00am - 12:00pm Registration Open - Registration Office
7:00am 5K Walk / Fun Run - Swiss Lobby
7:00am - 8:30am Breakfast - White Room 
Sessions: Engineering Operations Management Finance, Environment & Planning Hot Mix Asphalt
Location: Cocoa Suite 6 Cocoa Terrace & Cocoa 1 Cocoa Suites 2 & 3 Cocoa Suite 4 Cocoa Suite 5




8:30am - 10:00am




Case Discussion

Moderator
TBA




Case
Discussion
Moderator
TBA




Case
Discussion
Moderator
TBA




 Case
Discussion
Moderator
TBA

  




Case Discussion

Moderator
TBA
10:00am-12:00pm Closing Session - White Room
12:00pm Exhibitor Teardown - Blue Room
12:00pm Conference Concludes