2021 National Conference Going Virtual Pocono Mountains PA

"The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship."

ASHE 2021 National Conference

Join us for a Virtual Conference

May 25 - May 27, 2021

Summary Program (PDF)

Conference Program
  Subject to change

Technical Sessions

Track 1: Planning and design

Track 2: Innovation

Track 3: Construction

Tuesday, May 25
11:00 am - noon Pre-conference networking
Noon - 1:00 pm ASHE Opening Session & Keynote Speaker
Yassmin Gramian, Secretary, Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Technical session #1
Track 1 - Corner Design For All Users
Track 2 - Leveraging Technology to Optimize Operations
Track 3 - Steel Dowel/Reinforced Concrete Retaining Wall Stabilizing System (½ session)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Networking
Wednesday, May 26
9:00 am - 10:00 am Pre-session networking
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Technical session #2
Track 1 - Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway (CSVT) Northern Section Project
Track 2 Lightning session
- Mountain Parkway Extension - US 460/Restaurant row, Kentucky
- The On-going challenge of a Seamless Mesh between Hydrographic Multibeam data
- Stites Tunnel: Replacing the Bridge Inside a Tunnel

Track 3 - An ABC Success Story: Blackhall Road over Rum Creek
11:00 am - Noon
Technical session #3
Track 1-One Corridor, Two Projects, A Common Vision: A review of the Empire State Trail
Track 2 - Accelerated Bridge Construction- Integrating New Technologies in Bridge Construction presentation
Track 3 - I-84 Twin Bridges Project
Noon - 1:00 pm Networking
Noon - 1:00 pm Section / Region Officers' meeting*
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Technical session #4
Track 1 - Overcoming Foundation Challenges in Dual Highly Charged Aquifers
Track 2 - PennDOT Digital Delivery Directive 2025 – A Gateway to the Future of Project Delivery
Track 3 - Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Networking
*The Section / Region officers' meeting is free and does not require registration -more information-
Thursday, May 27
9:00 am - 10:00 am Pre-session networking
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Technical session #5
Track 1A - Closing a Critical Gap in the Schuylkill River Trail: Using Creative Engineering Solutions to Transform a Highway Bridge into a Multi-Modal Bridge (½ session)
Track 1B - Complete Streets - Redefining Greensboro’s Gateway (½ session)

Track 2 - OpenBridge & OpenRoads – 3D Design & Real World FDOT Applications
Track 3A - You Want Me to Build What? (½ session)
Track 3B - A Modern Truss for the 21st Century – The Pond Eddy Bridge Replacement Project (½ session)
11:00 am - Noon
Technical session #6
Track 1 - PennDOT District Executive & Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Panel Discussion
Track 2 - Urban Design-Build
Track 3 - 3D Utilities for a Successful and Cost Effective project
Noon - 1:00 pm Installation of Officers
Award ceremony
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Past Presidents' Meeting
(by invitation only)

"The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system through education, innovation and fellowship."