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Featured Agency

Welcome to the 2021 Featured Agency…

Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT)

Make sure to stop by their booth in the Exhibit Hall to get information on projects happening in Delaware.  Also, below is the agenda for the Featured Agency Session.




Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Session Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Overview of DelDOT’s Bridges and Structures Program
Jason Hastings, MCE, P.E. – Chief of Bridges & Structures

This presentation will provide a basic overview of the bridge program of the Delaware DOT (DelDOT) and offer a high level look and some of the most interesting features of the organization.

DelDOT’s Bridge Management Program
Jason Arndt, P.E. – Bridge Management Engineer

This presentation will provide a brief overview of DelDOT’s Bridge Management Program.  Much of the presentation will focus on Delaware’s more recent bridge performance history and various measures that were implemented to successfully improve bridge condition performance measures over the past decade.  The presentation will also briefly touch on the recent development of bridge deterioration modeling and its use in forecasting budget needs for meeting future performance targets as part of DelDOT’s bridge asset management efforts, a key focus of all DOTs today.

Design versus Construction
Craig Stevens, P.E. – Bridge Design Engineer; Kevin Lindell, P.E. – Bridge Construction Engineer

This presentation will feature a battle to determine once and for all who is right: design or construction.

DelDOT Bridge Community Outreach
Paul Huhn, Gus Toussaint – Project Engineers; Scott Walls, MCE, P.E. – Project Manager

This presentation will focus on two initiatives to give back to the local and global community. The first initiative is STEM Outreach. DelDOT’s Bridge Section presents to schools throughout the State of Delaware to help get kids engaged in STEM topics, bridge engineering in particular. This effort led to the development of an annual bridge design competition for middle and high school students. On a global level, DelDOT’s Bridge Section supported Bridges to Prosperity to help build bridges in third world countries. Part of this presentation will cover this initiative as well.

DelDOT’s ABC and UHPC Initiatives
Nicholas Dean, MCE, P.E. – Project Manager

This presentation will cover the development of DelDOT’s Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Program and the use of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC). Emphasis will be on lessons learned by DelDOT as more projects utilize ABC techniques and UHPC.  The presentation will also showcase past, present, and future projects throughout Delaware that are utilizing ABC and/or UHPC.

DelDOT’s Alternative Project Delivery Program
Jason Hastings, MCE, P.E. – Chief of Bridges & Structures

This presentation will discuss the use of Design-Build and Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contracting methods for delivering DelDOT’s bridge projects. In recent years, DelDOT has used alternative contracting methods to carry out some unique and challenging projects that will be featured.