SWIFT 2017
 


Conference location:  
Westin Nova Scotian
1181 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6
       
Wednesday Equipment Expo location: 
Halifax International Airport, Combined Services Complex (CSC)
1600 Old Guysborough Road, Enfield, NS, B2T 1B9
 

Program



Program draft; subject to change.  Program will be updated as sessions and speakers are confirmed. 
Monday, September 18, 2017
07:30 - 17:30CAPTG Workshop ($210) - How to Design Sustainability into Airfield Pavements
Atlantic Ballroom
19:00 - 21:00Registration
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
19:00 - 21:00Welcome Reception (Cash bar. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres)
Via Train Station

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
07:00-08:30Exhibitor breakfast meeting & presentation loading
Harbour Suites Room
08:00 - 08:30Coffee, tea & juice available
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
08:30 - 09:00Opening Remarks / Greetings from Paul Baxter, COO, HIAA
Commonwealth Ballroom
Moderator: Jeff MacMillan, Halifax International Airport Authority
09:00 - 09:45Leadership During Emergency Events - Chicago Fire Department Response to AA Flight 383
Commonwealth Ballroom
Bill Lonergan, Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
Moderator: Jeff MacMillan, Halifax International Airport Authority
09:45 - 10:30Leadership During Emergency Events - Managing Multiple or Rapidly Expanding Events
Commonwealth Ballroom
Dave Cunningham, Assistant Director of Operations, Denver International Airport
Moderator: Jeff MacMillan, Halifax International Airport Authority
10:30 - 11:00Networking Break
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
11:00 - 13:00Lunch & Exhibitor Introductions
Commonwealth Ballroom
Moderator: Mike Carlson, Assistant Director of Operations - Airside, Denver International Airport
13:00 - 13:30Coffee, tea & soft drinks available
No location
13:30 - 14:15Airport Wildlife Management and the Technology Revolution
Commonwealth A
David Bradbeer, Wildlife Coordinator, Vancouver Airport Authority
John Ostrom, Manager, Airside Operations, Metropolitan Airports Commission
Moderator: Jeff Mattson, Metropolitan Airports Commission
Transport Canada, Regulations, Standards and Advisory Circulars Update
Commonwealth B
Guy Heneault, Program Manager, Aerodrome Standards division, Transport Canada
Moderator: Steve McKeown, Team Eagle
Climate Change Impacts on Canadian Airports
Atlantic Ballroom
Dr. Susan Tighe, Norman McLeod Professor in Sustainable Pavement Engineering, University of Waterloo
Moderator: Chris Stewart
14:15 - 15:00The Role of Mechanization in Aerodrome Habitat Management
Commonwealth A
Peter Van Mispelaar, Commercial Director, Trilo
Moderator: Kimberley Hobbs, Calgary Airport Authority
Catalytic Oxidation of Aircraft Carbon Brakes Related to Chemicals Used on Runways
Commonwealth B
Speaker: Donald Desrosiers, Director Airport Infrastructures, Aéroport de Montréal
Moderator: Donald Desrosiers, Director Airport Infrastructures, Aéroport de Montréal
Marc Mario Tremblay, UQAC Anti-icing Materials International Laboratory AMIL
Comparisons of Flooding Impacts on Asphalt and Concrete Airfield Pavements under Climate Change
Atlantic Ballroom
Donghui Lu, PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo
Moderator: Chris Stewart
15:00 - 15:30Coffee, tea & soft drinks available
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
15:30 - 16:15Pavement Management as a Capital Planning Tool
Commonwealth A
Chris Olidis, Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc
Moderator: Paul Cudmore, Team Eagle
Right Sizing Your Snow Fleet through a Realistic Snow Plan
Commonwealth B
Henry Oberholster, Associate Director Energy and Utilities, GTAA
Moderator: Kevin Lacey, Associate Director Airfield Operations, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Impact of Climate Change on Airfield Structures in Permafrost Regions
Atlantic Ballroom
Drew Dutton, MASc Candidate - Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Moderator: Chris Stewart
16:15 - 17:00Asset Stewardship: Approaches to Managing Asset Lifecycles. Integration, Maintenance & Replacement
Commonwealth A
Paul Brean, Airport Director, Pease Development Authority
Moderator: Neil Pritchard, Head of Airside Strategy & Development, Heathrow Airport
ACAP Equipment Applications
Commonwealth B
Robert Tyrer, Director, Airport Operations, Greater Sudbury Airport
Warren Walrond, National Manager - Airports Capital Assistance Program, Transport Canada
Moderator: Steve McKeown, Team Eagle
CANCELLED
Atlantic Ballroom
John Clark, Project Engineer - Civil, Government of the Northwest Territories
Moderator: Chris Stewart
18:00 - 21:00Team Eagle Sponsored Customer Hospitality Night
Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
07:00 - 08:15Complimentary buses depart Westin Lobby for Equipment Expo. Last bus 0815. Coffee available at airport.
Westin Lobby
08:15 - 09:00What 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.
Moderator: Guillaume Lemieux
09:00 - 09:45Stringless Paving
Atlantic Ballroom
Gary Mitchell, Vice President, Airports, American Concrete Pavement Association
Moderator: Guillaume Lemieux
09:45 - 10:10 Refreshments
Atlantic Ballroom
10:10 - 10:50Runway Grooving for Improved Braking Performance and Directional Control
Atlantic Ballroom
John Roberts, Executive Director, International Grooving & Grinding Association
John Depman, Senior Estimator, Penhall Company
Moderator: Guillaume Lemieux
10:50 - 11:30Optimized Concrete Pavement Design
Atlantic Ballroom
Robert Rodden, Lead Engineer, PNA Construction Technologies
Moderator: Guillaume Lemieux
8:30 - 16:00Equipment Expo
Halifax International Airport Authority, Combined Services Complex (CSC)
11:30 - 14:00Complimentary Lunch (Sea-Hawgs Food Truck) & Demos
Halifax International Airport Authority, Combined Services Complex (CSC)
14:00 - 16:00Complimentary beer courtesy of Trecan & Airport Technologies
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
08:00 - 08:30Coffee, tea & juice available
No location
08:30 - 09:15Forum: Best Maintenance Practices and Lessons Learned
Commonwealth A
Doug Francoeur, Director, Compliance and Safety, Calgary Airport Authority
Rich Brannan, Assistant Director of Field Maintenance, Denver International Airport
Moderator: Mike Carlson, Assistant Director of Operations - Airside, Denver International Airport
Sustainability Leadership
Commonwealth B
Russell Knight, Environmental Operations Manager, Heathrow
Suzanne Davis-Hall, Director, Environment, Calgary Airport Authority
Moderator: Kimberley Hobbs, Calgary Airport Authority
Airfield Pavement Smoothness Issues in Canada
Atlantic Ballroom
Mary Coyne, Project Manager, Edmonton Airports
Ludomir Uzarowski, Principal, Pavement and Materials Engineer, Golder Associates
Moderator: Marla Hughesman
09:15 - 10:00A Fatigue Risk Management System Case Study with Drowsiness Detection Technology
Commonwealth B
Jason Kumagai, Senior Human Factors Specialist, SIX Safety Systems
Moderator: Kimberley Hobbs, Calgary Airport Authority
Innovative Evaluation and Design of Runway Pavement Rehabilitation
Atlantic Ballroom
Alain Duclos, Principal Pavement Engieer, Englobe Corp
Moderator: Marla Hughesman
10:00 - 10:30Coffee, tea & soft drinks available
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
10:30 - 11:15Safety Leadership
Commonwealth A
Moderator: Neil Pritchard, Head of Airside Strategy & Development, Heathrow Airport
Steven Broom, Director of Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) and Training, Dyer & Butler
USAF Pavements Research and Development
Commonwealth B
Dr. Craig Rutland, Pavements Subject Matter Expert, US Air Force Civil Engineer Center
Comparison of Test Methods to Determine Unpaved Runway
Atlantic Ballroom
Drew Dutton, MASc Candidate - Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Moderator: Marla Hughesman
11:15 - 12:00Managing Safety is NO Accident / A Safe Pair of Hands
Commonwealth A
Neil Pritchard, Head of Airside Strategy & Development, Heathrow Airport
Taking ADS-B to the Next Level
Commonwealth B
Rudy Kellar, Executive Vice President, Service Delivery, NAV Canada
Halifax Airport Pavement Management System Implementation
Atlantic Ballroom
Leanne Whiteley-Lagace, Senior Pavement Management Engineer, Stantec Consulting
Moderator: Marla Hughesman
12:00 - 13:30Lunch - ON YOUR OWN
Harbour Suites Room
13:30 - 14:15Topical Global Reporting Format Runway Condition Reporting Discussions
Commonwealth Ballroom
Moderator: Steve McKeown, Team Eagle
Michael Thornley, Aerodromes Standards Inspector, Transport Canada
Guy Heneault, Program Manager, Aerodrome Standards division, Transport Canada
Charles Enders, FAA Aviation Safety Inspector-Project lead on TALPA Implementation Project, FAA
Rapid Airfield Repair Using Precast Concrete Pavement
Atlantic Ballroom
Chris Olidis, Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc
Moderator: George Nowak
14:15 - 15:00Rehabilitation 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.
Moderator: George Nowak
15:00 - 15:30Coffee, tea & soft drinks available
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
15:30 - 16:15Topical Global Reporting Format Runway Condition Reporting Discussions (cont'd)
Commonwealth Ballroom
Moderator: Steve McKeown, Team Eagle
John Gadzinski, President, Four Winds Aerospace Safety
Michael Thornley, Aerodromes Standards Inspector, Transport Canada
Guy Heneault, Program Manager, Aerodrome Standards division, Transport Canada
Dr. Logan Jones, Runway Safety Specialist, Airbus
Innovative Airport Asphalt Mixes
Atlantic Ballroom
Ludomir Uzarowski, Principal, Pavement and Materials Engineer, Golder Associates
Moderator: George Nowak
16:15 - 17:00Wabush Airport Parallel Taxiway and Apron Expansion
Atlantic Ballroom
Maurice Best, Senior Associate, Stantec Consulting
Moderator: George Nowak
18:00 - 19:00Cocktails (cash bar) & Networking
Commonwealth Ballroom Foyer
19:00 - 20:15Dinner
Commonwealth Ballroom
20:15 - 21:00Keynote Address - Lessons on Leadership
Commonwealth Ballroom
Major-General (Ret'd) Lewis MacKenzie
21:00 - 22:00Closing Remarks / Networking
Commonwealth Ballroom