SWIFT 2017
 

Program



Program draft; subject to change.  Program will be updated as sessions and speakers are confirmed. 
Monday, September 18, 2017
07:30 - 16:30CAPTG Workshop ($210) - How to Design Sustainability into Airfield Pavements
Atlantic Ballroom
19:00 - 21:00Welcome Reception (Cash bar. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres)
Via Train Station
19:00 - 21:00Registration
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
07:00 - 08:30Exhibitor breakfast meeting & presentation loading
Harbour Suites Room
08:30 - 09:00Opening Remarks / Greetings from Paul Baxter, COO, HIAA
Commonwealth Ballroom
09:00 - 09:45Leadership During Emergency Events - Chicago Fire Department Response to AA Flight 383
Commonwealth Ballroom
Speaker: Bill Lonergan, Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
09:45 - 10:15Refreshment break
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
10:15 - 11:00Leadership During Emergency Events
Commonwealth Ballroom
Dave Cunningham, Assistant Director of Operations, Denver International Airport
11:00 - 13:00Lunch & Exhibitor Introductions
Commonwealth Ballroom
13:30 - 14:15A - Brief Evolution of Snow & Ice Control (SNIC)
Commonwealth A
Speaker: Steve McKeown, Team Eagle
B - Airfield Technology Leadership - Bird & Wildlife Management
Commonwealth B
Moderator: Jeff Mattson, Metropolitan Airports Commission
David Bradbeer, Wildlife Coordinator, Vancouver Airport Authority
John Ostrom, Manager, Airside Operations, Metropolitan Airports Commission
C - Climate Change Impacts on Canadian Airports
Atlantic Ballroom
Dr. Susan Tighe, Norman McLeod Professor in Sustainable Pavement Engineering, University of Waterloo
13:30 - 14:15A - Snow & Ice Control Products and Effects on Carbon Brakes/Catalytic Oxidation
Commonwealth A
Moderator: Donald Desrosiers, Aeroports de Montreal
B - The Role of Mechanization in Aerodrome Habitat Management
Commonwealth B
Moderator: Kimberley Hobbs, Calgary Airport Authority
Peter Van Mispelaar, Commercial Director, Trilo
C - Comparisons of Flooding Impacts on Asphalt and Concrete Airfield Pavements under Climate Change
Atlantic Ballroom
Donghui Lu, PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo
15:00 - 15:30Refreshment break
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
15:30 - 16:15A - Right Sizing Your Snow Fleet through a Realistic Snow Plan
Commonwealth A
Moderator: Kevin Lacey, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Henry Oberholster, Associate Director Energy and Utilities, GTAA
B - Pavement Life Cycle Management
Commonwealth B
Moderator: Paul Cudmore, Team Eagle
Chris Olidis, Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc
C - Impact of Climate Change on Airfield Structures in Permafrost Regions
Atlantic Ballroom
Drew Dutton, MASc Candidate - Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
16:15 - 17:00A - Airfield Equipment Procurement & Maintenance
Commonwealth A
Moderator: Steve McKeown, Team Eagle
Robert Tyrer, Greater Sudbury Airport
B - Asset Stewardship: Approaches to Managing Asset Lifecycles. Integration, Maintenance & Replacement
Commonwealth B
Moderator: Neil Pritchard, Heathrow Airport
Paul Brean, Airport Director, Pease Development Authority
C - Northwest Territories Airports Operational Challenges and Climate Change
Atlantic Ballroom
John Clark, Project Engineer - Civil, Government of the Northwest Territories
18:00 - 21:00Team Eagle Sponsored Customer Hospitality Night
Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
07:00 - 08:15Complimentary buses depart Westin Lobby for Equipment Expo. Last bus 0815
Westin Lobby
08:30 - 09:00C - What Lies Beneath: Identification and Mitigation of Moisture Damage (stripping) on Runway 08R-26L at Vancouver International Airport.
Atlantic Ballroom
Ken Fyvie, Senior Airfield Pavement Specialist, SNC Lavalin Inc.
09:00 - 09:30C - Stringless Paving
Atlantic Ballroom
Gary Mitchell, Vice President, Airports, American Concrete Pavement Association
09:30 - 10:00C - Refreshments
Atlantic Ballroom
10:00 - 10:30C - Runway Grooving for Improved Braking Performance and Directional Control
Atlantic Ballroom
John Roberts, Executive Director, International Grooving & Grinding Association
John Depman, Senior Estimator, Penhall Company
10:30 - 11:30C - Optimized Concrete Pavement Design
Atlantic Ballroom
Robert Rodden, Lead Engineer, PNA Construction Technologies
08:30 - 16:00Equipment Expo
Halifax International Airport Authority, Combined Services Complex (CSC)
11:30 - 14:00Lunch & Demos
Halifax International Airport Authority, Combined Services Complex (CSC)
14:00 - 16:00Complimentary beer courtesy of Trecan
Halifax International Airport Authority, Combined Services Complex (CSC)
16:00 - 16:15Grand Prize Draws
Halifax International Airport Authority, Combined Services Complex (CSC)
16:00 - 16:30Buses return to Westin; last bus 1630.
Halifax International Airport Authority, Combined Services Complex (CSC)
17:00Free Night
Harbour Suites Room

Thursday, September 21, 2017
08:30 - 09:15A - Sustainability Leadership
Commonwealth A
Moderator: Neil Pritchard, Heathrow Airport
Russell Knight, Environmental Operations Manager, Heathrow
B - Forum: Best Maintenance Practices and Lessons Learned
Commonwealth B
Moderator: Kimberley Hobbs, Calgary Airport Authority
Doug Francoeur, Calgary Airport Authority
Rich Brannan, Assistant Director of Field Maintenance, Denver International Airport
C - Airfield Pavement Smoothness Issues in Canada
Atlantic Ballroom
Speaker: Mary Coyne, Project Manager, Edmonton Airports
Ludomir Uzarowski
08:30 - 09:15A - A Fatigue Risk Management System Case Study with Drowsiness Detection Technology
Commonwealth A
Moderator: Kimberley Hobbs, Calgary Airport Authority
Jason Kumagai, Senior Human Factors Specialist, SIX Safety Systems
Mike Harnett
C - Innovative Evaluation and Design of Runway Pavement Rehabilitation
Atlantic Ballroom
Alain Duclos, Principal Pavement Engieer, Englobe Corp
10:00 - 10:30Refreshment break
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
10:30 - 11:15A - USAF Pavements Research and Development
Commonwealth A
Dr. Craig Rutland, Pavements Subject Matter Expert, US Air Force Civil Engineer Center
B - Safety Leadership
No location
Moderator: Neil Pritchard, Heathrow Airport
Steven Broom, Director of Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) and Training, Dyer & Butler
C - Comparison of Test Methods to Determine Unpaved Runway
Atlantic Ballroom
Drew Dutton, MASc Candidate - Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
10:30 - 11:15A - ADS-B Now and in the Future
Commonwealth A
Moderator: Paul Cudmore, Team Eagle
Rudy Kellar, NAV Canada
C - Halifax Airport Pavement Management System Implementation
Atlantic Ballroom
Leanne Whiteley-Lagace
12:00 - 13:30Lunch - ON YOUR OWN
Harbour Suites Room
13:30 - 14:15A/B - Friction Panel
Commonwealth A
Moderator: Steve McKeown, Team Eagle
C - Rapid Airfield Repair Using Precast Concrete Pavement
Atlantic Ballroom
Chris Olidis, Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc
13:30 - 14:15C - Rehabilitation of Runway 05-23 at Toronto Pearson International
Atlantic Ballroom
Kevin Chee, Senior Engineer, Airside Civil, GTAA
Jessica Hernandez, Director, Soil & Materials Engineering – GTA Office, Englobe Corp.
15:00 - 15:30Refreshment Break
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
15:30 - 16:15A/B - Friction Panel
Commonwealth A
Moderator: Steve McKeown, Team Eagle
C - Innovative Airport Asphalt Mixes
Atlantic Ballroom
Ludomir Uzarowski
15:30 - 16:15C - Wabush Airport Parallel Taxiway and Apron Expansion
Atlantic Ballroom
Maurice Best, Stantec Consulting
18:00 - 19:00Cocktails & Networking
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
19:00 - 20:15Dinner
Commonwealth Ballroom
20:15 - 21:00Keynote Address - Lessons on Leadership
Commonwealth Ballroom
Lewis MacKenzie
21:00 - 22:00Closing Remarks / Networking
Commonwealth Ballroom