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TAMC 2023 Conference

Transportation Asset Management Council 2023 Conference Program

Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 8:00am - 4:00pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Grand Rapids Airport

4747 28th Street Southeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Register for the 2023 TAMC Asset Managment Conference Here

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Reservations may also be made by calling the hotel direct at 616-957-0100; ask for Asset Management Conference rates ($85). $85 rate good through September 5, 2023.

TAMC Pre-Conference Meeting

Monday, September 25, 2023

Starts at 6:00 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport

Ganders Restaurant

4747 28th Street S.E.

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512


2023 TAMC Asset Management Conference Program

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Morning Session

Breakfast served at 7:30am-8:30am

8:00 a.m.: Welcome & Opening Comments & TAMC Update with Robert S. Slattery, Jr., Host & TAMC Member; Joanna I. Johnson, TAMC Chair (Introduction of Council Members, Brad Sharlow, Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Asset Management Section and Sarah Plumer, PTP, Hubbell, Roth and Clark, Inc./TAMC Coordinator)

8:30 a.m.: Tips and Recommendations on How to Build a Quality Chip Seal with Tom Wood, Pavement Specialist, ASTECH Corporation, St. Joseph, Minnesota

9:30 a.m.: Michigan Infrastructure Council Update with John Weiss, Michigan Infrastructure Council (MIC) Chair and Grand Valley Metropolitan Council Director & Erin Kuhn, MIC Vice-Chair and West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission Executive Director

10:15 a.m.: Break:  15 Minutes

10:30 a.m.: Transportation Research Board Asset Management Conference Highlights Panel Session with Brad Sharlow, Manager, MDOT, Asset Management Section, Lina Chapman, Supervisor, MDOT, Systems Evaluation and Program Development Unit, & Michelle O’Neill, P.E., MDOT, Ancillary Structures Program Manager

11:30 a.m.: Lunch Break/Awards:  1 Hour

Afternoon Session

12:30 p.m.: Southeast Michigan Council of Government Infrastructure Coordination Project with Michele Fedorowicz, Manager, SEMCOG, Transportation Planning and Programming and James VanSteel, Transportation Planner, MDOT Metro Region

1:15 p.m.: Making the Move to Levels of Service for Asset Management with Mark DeClercq, Engineer, Institute of Asset Management, Grand Rapids

2:00 p.m.: Break: 15 Minutes

2:15 p.m.: National State of Practice on Local Asset Management with Pete Torola, Research Engineer, Michigan Technological University

3:00 p.m.: 2022 PASER Data Analysis and Update with Eric Costa, TAMC Lead Data Analyst, Michigan Department of Transportation

3:45 p.m.: Closing Thoughts with Robert Slattery, TAMC Member