The annual MDOT / ACEC Partnering Workshop is just around the corner – February 4. The event drew over 500 attendees last year and will no doubt draw a crowd this year as well. It will get kicked off the evening of February 3 with a networking reception for ACEC Members only, designed to provide an opportunity for some face time with MDOT leadership and staff.
Ron Brenke, Executive Director of ACEC Michigan, says this year’s event will have some key highlights. “MDOT is planning to make announcements about policy changes concerning several issues we have been working on for the past year,” shares Ron. “In addition, the new MDOT Chief Operations Officer Mark Van Port Fleet will be discussing where new money will be spent and what the spending approach means for consultants. Of course, the MDOT-ACEC Partnership Award winner also will be announced!”
Other workshop highlights include:
- Transform I-66 Mega Project presentation by Virginia DOT.
- 19 educational breakout sessions addressing topics ranging from bridge engineering and inspection updates to delivery of public-private partnerships to MDOT’s Smart Corridor Initiative to an overview of MDOT’s I-75 and I-94 Mega Projects.
- Roundtable discussions with various MDOT departments concerning topics such as finance/contracts/DBE, Planning/Design/Multi-Modal, Construction Administration, Operations/ITS, and Bridge.