SWIFT 2019
 




PROGRAM

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Program subject to change.





Monday, September 9, 2019
07:30-17:30All September 9 daytime sessions are PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP presented by CAPTG. Effective Management of Airfield Pavements: Methods and Results. $225 fee to attend.
No location
07:30 - 08:30Registration/Hot Breakfast
Grand A
08:30 - 08:35Opening Remarks (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
08:35 - 09:15Asset Mgmt Overview - They What Why How and Available Software (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
Chris Olidis, Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates
09:15 - 10:05Collecting, Applying and Maintaining Pavement Condition Data at Airports (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
Peter Dzwilewski, Applied Pavement Technology
10:05 - 10:20Coffee Break (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
10:20-11:00Bermuda Airport PAVER Implementation (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
Shila Khanal, Applied Research Associates
11:00 - 11:40Pavement Distress Investigation - Airport Taxiway (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
Jessica Hernandez, GTAA
Kevin Chee, GTAA
11:40 - 13:30LUNCH (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
13:30 - 14:10The Airport Pavement Management System (APMS) Development at YVR (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
Ken Fyvie, SNC Lavalin
Carl Abdallah, SNC Lavalin
14:10 - 14:50Sustainability in Asset Management (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
14:50 - 15:10Coffee Break (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
15:10 - 16:15Panel Discussion on Asset Mgmt: Short Term Solutions, How do we deal with issues discovered? (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
David Anderson
Speaker: Peter Dzwilewski, Applied Pavement Technology
Speaker: Shila Khanal, Applied Research Associates
Speaker: Ken Fyvie, SNC Lavalin
16:15 - 17:15Networking Hour (with bar service) (Pre-Conference Workshop: add'l fee)
Grand A
18:00 - 20:00Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
18:00 - 20:00Welcome Reception (Cash bar. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres). Sponsored by: Tomlinson Group & Aerodrome International Maintenance
Fountain Savare

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
0800 - 08:30Kick-off snacks: Coffee, tea & juice, pastries, quiche & parfaits. Sponsored by Aebi Schmidt
Grand Ballroom Foyer
08:30 - 09:00Opening Remarks. Greetings from Robyn McVicker, Vice President, Operations and Maintenance from the Vancouver Airport Authority. Mobile App Demo. Tribute Video.
Grand BC
09:00 - 10:00Unique Theatre-Based Experience to Illustrate the Impact of Human Factors on Safety. Sponsored by Heathrow
Grand BC
AKT Productions London, England, Specialists in theatre based learning & development.
10:00 - 10:30Networking Break Sponsored by JA LARUE & RWDI
Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:30 - 12:00Unique Theatre-Based Experience to Illustrate the Impact of Human Factors on Safety (cont'd)
Grand BC
AKT Productions London, England, Specialists in theatre based learning & development.
1200 - 1330Lunch
ON YOUR OWN
13:30 - 15:00Exhibitor meeting & presentation loading
Port McNeil
13:30 - 14:10NAV CANADA Land Use Process: An Insight
Grand D
Pascal Larochelle, Manager ATC Operational Requirements, NAV Canada
Moderator: Robin Hollett, Manager Airside Operations, Ottawa International Airport
Airport Winter Operator Training
Grand BC
Moderator: Kimberley Hobbs, General Manager, Airside Services, Calgary Airport Authority
Hot Mix Asphalt Segregation: Cause and Cures
Grand A
Michael MacKay, Vice President - Expertise, Pavement Technology & Geotechnical Engineering, Englobe
Moderator: Chris Stewart, Senior Engineer, Stantec
14:15 - 15:00Watchlist 2018 and Airport Operations
Grand D
Kathleen Fox, Chair, Office of the Chair, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Moderator: Kimberley Hobbs, General Manager, Airside Services, Calgary Airport Authority
Measure What Matters - Airfield and Terminal Metrics
Grand BC
Speaker: Mike Carlson, Assistant Director Airside Operations, Denver International Airport
Speaker: Brian Leblanc, Senior Manager, Information Technology, Halifax International Airport Authority
Moderator: Sarah Demory, Assistant Aviation Director, Operations, Pheonix Sky Harbour International Airport
Aramid Fibre Reinforced Asphalt Pavement - An Innovative Technology to Improve Airport Asphalt Pavements
Grand A
Speaker: Michael Simons, Business Development Specialist - Pavement Systems, Nilex Inc.
Moderator: Chris Stewart, Senior Engineer, Stantec
15:00 - 15:30Refreshment Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
15:00 - 22:00Exhibitor Booth Set Up
Pavilion & Junior Ballrooms
15:30 - 16:10After the Dust Settles: Building a Sustainable and Effective Investigation Program
Grand D
Heather Wilson, Internal Auditor, Vancouver International Airport
David Crowner, Sr. Manager, Aviation Safety Management Systems, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Moderator: Jason McArthur, Senior Program Analyst SMS Implementation, Vancouver International Airport
Roundtable Discussions
Grand BC
Moderator: Robin Hollett, Manager Airside Operations, Ottawa International Airport
Moderator: Sylvain Marchand, Directeur adjoint entretien des terrains/Équipements mobiles, Aéroports de Montréal
Design of Airside Pavements for T5 Changi East Project, Singapore International
Grand A
George Nowak, Vice President - Deputy Practice Lead Airports, HATCH
Moderator: Chris Stewart, Senior Engineer, Stantec
16:15 - 17:00Wildlife Management
Grand D
Moderator: Jeff MacMillan, Director of Operations, Halifax International Airport Authority
Roundtable Discussions
Grand BC
Moderator: Robin Hollett, Manager Airside Operations, Ottawa International Airport
Moderator: Sylvain Marchand, Directeur adjoint entretien des terrains/Équipements mobiles, Aéroports de Montréal
Pavement Rehabilitation on Runway 13-31 at Winnipeg Airport – Evaluation, Design, Advanced Asphalt
Grand A
Speaker: Ludomir Uzarowski, Golder
Moderator: Chris Stewart, Senior Engineer, Stantec
18:00 - 21:00Team Eagle Sponsored Customer Hospitality Night
Off Site

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
07:30-08:30Hot Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer
08:30 - 09:30Exhibitor Introductions (1 of 2)
Grand BC
09:30 - 12:00Trade Show
Pavilion & Junior Ballrooms
9:30 - 10:05FAA Guidance on Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports
Grand A
Murphy Flynn, Construction Manager, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Moderator: George Nowak, Vice President - Deputy Practice Lead Airports, HATCH
10:05 - 10:25Introduction to ACR/PCR
Grand A
Speaker: Drew Dutton, Aerodrome Engineer (Civil), Transport Canada
Moderator: George Nowak, Vice President - Deputy Practice Lead Airports, HATCH
10:25 - 10:40Refreshment Break
Grand A
10:50 - 11:30Contractor Quality Control for Airfield Concrete Pavements
Grand A
Gary Mitchell, Vice President -- Airports and Pavement Technology, American Concrete Pavement Association
Moderator: George Nowak, Vice President - Deputy Practice Lead Airports, HATCH
11:15-12:00Impacts of Climate Change on Canadian Airport Pavements
Grand A
Speaker: Edward Abreu, MASc Candidate, University of Waterloo
Moderator: George Nowak, Vice President - Deputy Practice Lead Airports, HATCH
12:00 - 13:00Buffet Lunch
Grand Ballroom Foyer
13:00 - 14:00Exhibitor Introductions (2 of 2)
Grand BC
14:00 - 16:00Trade show & cash bar
Pavilion & Junior Ballrooms
16:00 Grand Prize Draws - Must be present to win.
Pavilion Foyer
17:00Free Night
ON YOUR OWN

Thursday, September 12, 2019
0800Coffee, tea & juice available
Grand Ballroom Foyer
08:30 - 09:10Swiss Snow Plan and the Way to the Future.
Grand D
Speaker: Markus Kleist, Deputy Head of Air Force Equipment Planning, Swiss Air Force
Moderator: Jeff MacMillan, Director of Operations, Halifax International Airport Authority
Panel: Drone Management at Airports
Grand BC
Speaker: Neil Pritchard, Head of Operations Transformation, Heathrow Airport Ltimited
Speaker: Florian Schmidt, Chief Operating Officer, airsight GmbH
Jeff Mattson, Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport
Applications of Cellular Concrete to Solve Construction Problems at Airports
Grand A
Speaker: Brad Dolton, Manager - Geotechnical Engineering, CEMATRIX (Canada) Inc.
Speaker: Doug Lavis, Senior Market Development Representative, CEMATRIX (Canada) Inc.
Moderator: Myron Thiessen, Airfield Pavements and Standards Officer, Architecture and Engineering Services, Department of National Defence
09:15 - 10:00Reducing the Impact of Weather Events at Toronto Pearson International Airport: From Forecast to Day of Delivery
Grand D
Speaker: Ron Chapman, Technical Director, RWDI
Speaker: John Ventresca, Associate Director Aviation Programs & Compliance, GTAA
Moderator: Kevin Lacey, Associate Director, Airfield Operations, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Chemical Test Performance and Update on Carbon Brake Issues.
Grand BC
Marc Mario Tremblay
Dietmar Walch
Moderator: Sylvain Marchand, Directeur adjoint entretien des terrains/Équipements mobiles, Aéroports de Montréal
Effective Treatment of Large Cracks in Airport Taxiways and Runways
Grand A
Speaker: Mike Sucee, Crafco
Moderator: Myron Thiessen, Airfield Pavements and Standards Officer, Architecture and Engineering Services, Department of National Defence
10:00 - 10:30Refreshment Break Sponsored by JA LARUE & RWDI
Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:30 - 11:10Glycol Recycling Program / Environmental
Grand D
Speaker: Jonathan Hunt, Director of Engineering, Inland Technologies
Moderator: James Hall, Airport Operations Manager, Kelowna International Airport
Panel : Airfield Pavement Repairs - How to Maintain your Operational Surfaces Effectively
Grand BC
Paul Atwal, Airfield Technical Inspector, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Shirley Ddamba, Engineering Technician - Pavement, Vancouver Airport Authority
Gary Mitchell, Vice President -- Airports and Pavement Technology, American Concrete Pavement Association
Chris Olidis, Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates
Moderator: Myron Thiessen, Airfield Pavements and Standards Officer, Architecture and Engineering Services, Department of National Defence
11:15 - 12:00Industry Overview: Autonomous Vehicle Development at YWG
Grand D
Speaker: Shawn Schaerer, CEO, Northstar Robotics
Roberto Furletti, Manager Airifled Services, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (WRIA)
Airfield Pavement Repairs (cont'd)
Grand BC
Paul Atwal, Airfield Technical Inspector, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Shirley Ddamba, Engineering Technician - Pavement, Vancouver Airport Authority
Gary Mitchell, Vice President -- Airports and Pavement Technology, American Concrete Pavement Association
Chris Olidis, Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates
Moderator: Myron Thiessen, Airfield Pavements and Standards Officer, Architecture and Engineering Services, Department of National Defence
12:00 - 13:30Lunch
ON YOUR OWN
13:30 - 14:10New Canadian Airport Winter Maintenance Regulations
Grand BC
James Lindsay, Director, Airports, Winnipeg Airport Services Corp.
Moderator: Darryl Dowd, Vice President, Airport Operations, Winnipeg Airports Authority
FAA R&D Update; Heated Pavement Update
Grand A
Speaker: Benjamin Mahaffay, FAA
Murphy Flynn, Construction Manager, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
14:15- 15:00GRF Panel: The Path Forward
Grand BC
Roberto Furletti, Manager Airifled Services, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (WRIA)
James Lindsay, Director, Airports, Winnipeg Airport Services Corp.
Stephane Tremblay, Team Leader, Data Analytics Centre, National Research Council Canada
Mike Carlson, Assistant Director Airside Operations, Denver International Airport
Moderator: Darryl Dowd, Vice President, Airport Operations, Winnipeg Airports Authority
YYC Taxiway J Underpass Pavement Heating System Assessment
Grand A
Moderator: David Anderson
15:00 - 15:30Refreshment Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
15:30 - 16:10GRF Panel: The Path Forward
Grand BC
Mike Carlson, Assistant Director Airside Operations, Denver International Airport
Roberto Furletti, Manager Airifled Services, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (WRIA)
James Lindsay, Director, Airports, Winnipeg Airport Services Corp.
Stephane Tremblay, Team Leader, Data Analytics Centre, National Research Council Canada
Moderator: Darryl Dowd, Vice President, Airport Operations, Winnipeg Airports Authority
Modeling the Progression of Runway Boeing Bump Index
Grand A
Speaker: Alan Reggin, Pavement Engineer, Tetra Tech
16:15 - 17:00GRF Panel: The Path Forward
Grand BC
Mike Carlson, Assistant Director Airside Operations, Denver International Airport
Moderator: Roberto Furletti, Manager Airifled Services, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (WRIA)
James Lindsay, Director, Airports, Winnipeg Airport Services Corp.
Stephane Tremblay, Team Leader, Data Analytics Centre, National Research Council Canada
Moderator: Darryl Dowd, Vice President, Airport Operations, Winnipeg Airports Authority
High Performance and Fuel Resistant Asphalt Mixtures
Grand A
Sina Varamini, Research and Development Manager, McAsphalt Industries Limited
18:00 - 19:00Cocktails (cash bar) & Networking (Cash for 50/50 in support of Hope Air)
Grand Ballroom Foyer
19:00 - 20:15Dinner Sponsored by EXP, TetraTech & Cobus. Wine Sponsored by Gazzola Paving
Grand BC
20:15 - 21:00Keynote Address: Operational Excellence | Sponsored by Vancouver Airport Authority
Grand BC
Speaker: Craig Richmond, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Airport Authority
21:00 - 22:00Closing Remarks / Networking
Grand BC