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2015 Annual TACERA Conference & Workshop

OCTOBER 20-22, 2015

Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel

111 East Pecan Street

San Antonio, Texas 78205

AGENDA

 

Tuesday – October 20, 2015

7:30 – 5:00 pm         Conference Registration

8:00 – 8:05 am          Opening Remarks and Welcome

Michael Shannon, P.E., CFM – President, TACERA

                 

8:05 – 9:05 am          County Legal Issues with Roads and Drainage Areas

William T. Higgins V, Assistant District Attorney – Tarrant County

9:05 – 9:30 am          Break – Exhibit Hall

9:30 – 10:30 am       Employee Discipline Documentation & Job Descriptions

Diana Cecil, SPHR, HR Consultant – Texas Association of Counties

 

10:30 – 11:00            am      Break – Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 12:00 pm       County Purchasing Department Guidelines

Melissa Lee, C.P.M. – Tarrant County

12:00 – 1:30 pm       Lunch

                              

1:30 – 4:30 pm          Field Trip – Rinker Materials (San Antonio, Texas)

4:30 – 6:30 pm       Early Bird Reception – Hosted in Exhibit Hall

Conference Exhibitors & Sponsors

Cash Bar and Sponsored Beer Keg

Door Prize Drawings

Wednesday – October 21, 2015

7:30 – 5:00 pm         Conference Registration                                 

8:00 – 8:05 am           Welcome & Introductions

   Michael Shannon, P.E., CFM – President, TACERA

8:05 – 9:00 am         TXDOT Update

                                   John Barton, Deputy Executive Director – TXDOT

9:00 – 9:15 am         Break – Exhibit Hall                             

9:15 – 10:15 am        Three Legged Stool Pavement Management System (Leg 1)

                                   Blair Barnhardt, APM – IPMA and IPMA Academy                                

9:15 – 10:15 am         Historic Metal Truss Bridges

                                   Rebekah Dobrasko, Historic Preservation Specialist – TXDOT

10:15 – 10:30 am       Break – Exhibit Hall

10:30 – 11:30 am      Three Legged Stool Pavement Management System (Leg 2)

                                   Blair Barnhardt, APM – IPMA and IPMA Academy                             

10:30 – 11:30 am       Concrete Pipe Material Selection and Installation

                                   Ron Reichert – Texas Concrete Pipe Association

11:30 – 1:00 pm        Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm          Three Legged Stool Pavement Management System (Leg 3) GET READY!!!!!!!

                                  Blair Barnhardt, APM – IPMA and IPMA Academy

1:00 – 2:00 pm           Asphalt Roads to Concrete Streets–What You Need to Know

                                   Joe White and Judy Armstrong – Ellis County                                  

2:00 – 2:15 pm          Break – Exhibit Hall

2:15 – 3:15 pm           TACERA Annual Meeting, TACERA Awards & NACE Update

                                   Michael Shannon, P.E., CFM – President, TACERA

3:15 – 3:30 pm           Break – Exhibit Hall (Exhibitors Released after this Break)

3:30 – 5:00 pm          Round Table Discussions

TACERA will solicit ideas from Conference Attendees and have several tables to discuss current and interesting issues affecting county operations.          

5:00 – 6:30 pm         Networking Social

Final opportunity to meet old friends or make new ones. Network with your counterparts from other Texas counties. Cash Bar and Sponsored Beer Keg with salty snacks.

Thursday – October 22, 2015

8:00 – 8:05 am           Welcome & Introductions

   Michael Shannon, P.E., CFM – President, TACERA

8:05 – 9:05 am          Ethics for the Professional Engineer

                                Maegan Nunley, Dannenbaum Engineers

                                

9:05 – 9:15 am          Break

9:15 – 10:15 am         Punch List Management – Using the Cloud

                                   John Dames – CH2M Hill & Renee Lamb – TXDOT                  

                                

10:15 – 10:25 am       Break

10:25 – 12:00 pm      Texas Legislative Update

                                   Jim Allison, Allison Bass & Associates, LLP

                                  

12:00 – 12:15 pm      Wrap-up/Door Prize Drawings

   Michael Shannon, P.E., CFM – President, TACERA

 

TACERA is a non-profit organization chartered in 1987 to provide technical and professional assistance to county employees charged with the responsibility of constructing and/or maintaining county roads. Membership is open to all road administrators, engineers, superintendents, foremen, commissioners, county road employees, and corporate sponsors.

 

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