Feb 5, 2020 NACITE Luncheon
This month’s luncheon is sponsored by DIALOG / Al-Terra Joint Venture:
Japer Avenue is Edmonton’s signature main street. The Jasper Avenue New Vision is a major catalyst project identified in the capital city Downtown Plan and calls for the avenue to feature a high quality pedestrian experience including, a narrowed roadway, wider sidewalks, tree planting, and refined streetscape elements.
Reconstructing Jasper Avenue and redefining its look and feel, while also rehabilitating and working around existing underground structures such as pedways, convention centres, and LRT stations, doesn’t come without challenges. The project team had to get creative, be collaborative, and flexible to handle all the “curve balls” that come with working in the downtown core of Alberta’s capital city.
About the Speaker
Dwayne Andrews is an engineering technologist at Al-Terra Engineering Ltd., with over 10 years experience in roadway design, from concept to construction and everything in between. Working with both public and private sector clients, Dwayne has developed expertise in dealing with retrofit conditions on arterial roadways and neighbourhood rehabilitation. Outside of work, he enjoys travelling with his wife and two children, participating in sports, and volunteers in the community with the Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County.
Dec 4, 2019 NACITE Luncheon
This month’s luncheon is sponsored by McElhanney:
Calgary’s Plus 15 structure became operational in the early 1970’s and has expanded to include eighty-three structures covering over 18 km and is one of North America’s most extensive pedestrian skywalk systems. However, there was never a system-wide Plus 15 network plan to identify specific bridge locations or where tie-ins needed to occur. The existing Plus 15 network is meant to serve multiple objectives, including decreasing pedestrian/vehicle conflicts, providing a climate controlled pedestrian space, improving access to downtown amenities, and encouraging further development in the downtown.
The objective of the network study was to create a network plan that improves the current Plus 15 network and develop ways to expand and enhance the network. The plan included extensive stakeholder engagement and developed recommendations on missing links, hours of operation, boundary expansion, accessibility, placemaking opportunities and wayfinding.
About the Speaker
Irini Akhnoukh is a Senior Transportation Engineer at McElhanney with fourteen years of experience in the public and private sectors managing and leading large complex transportation planning projects, scoping and reviewing transportation impact assessments, implementing Complete Streets, organizing and facilitating collaborative community and public engagement events.
She’s been heavily involved in ITE for 15 years in a multiple array of roles and is currently the chair of the CITE Technical Liaison Committee. In her free time, she loves travelling and has made it to 33 countries in 5 continents.
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, November 21, 2019
Where: WerkStatt, 10015 103 Avenue #29
Join us for our annual “Transportation Practitioners Social Night” with special guest City of Edmonton Councillor Andrew Knack who will be giving a presentation on Transportation Projects in Edmonton. There will also be a wine tasting by Adega de Favaious – Famous Wines from the Douro Valley in Portugal.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Nov 6, 2019 NACITE Luncheon
This month’s luncheon is sponsored by IBI Group:
The Smart Cities Challenge was a federal pan-Canadian competition open to all municipalities. The Challenge empowered communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. This luncheon will recount the experiences and lessons learned from IBI’s participation in Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge, working with the teams from Edmonton and Vancouver/Surrey.
About the Speaker
Matt Colwill, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., has over 15 years of experience in the fields of road user safety and traffic operations. Matt has conducted operational and safety reviews for a range of public and private sector clients, across North America and around the Globe. These projects have involved developing solutions to safety and operational challenges on freeways, rural highways, urban and suburban arterials, and local roadways, and they have addressed the needs of drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and specialty road users. More recently, Matt has been working to apply the knowledge and lessons learned from his work in transportation to help expand IBI Group’s service offerings in the Infrastructure, Buildings, and Intelligence sectors – Creating a Smarter Urban Future.
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