Schedule At-a-Glance

We look forward to seeing you New York! Please note, all events and times are subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events. Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket, while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.


Tuesday | May 10, 2022
Time Activity
8:00 am – 8:50 pm Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:50 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
Robert Palermo, GZA
9:00 am – 9:20 am Keynote Address
Honorable Nuria Fernandez, Administrator, FTA 
9:20am – 9:50 am Rethinking and Recalibration of Design Build
David Hatem, Donovan Hatem LLP., and Kailey Tri, Travelers
9:50am –10:15am Travelers Infrastructure Study
Kailey Tri and Jacob Fulmer, Travelers
10:15am – 10:55 am Coffee Break
10:55 am – 11:30 am The History of the George Fox Conference and Tribute to George Fox
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Catskill Aqueduct Construction: Overcoming the Unknown to Ensure the Flow of Water for Another Century
Wendy Sperduto, NYCDEP and Dan Peterson, Schiavone Construction
Co., LLC
12:00 pm – 12:05 pm Updating the GBR Book
Randy Essex, Mott MacDonald
12:05 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Crossings Under the Hudson: The Story of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels
Professor Angus Gillespie, Rutgers University
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Tunnel Industry Update
Jim Rush, Editor, Tunnel Business Magazine
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Amtrak Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Improvements
Kerry Donovan, Amtrak
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm A New Approach for Delivering Amtrak's B&P Tunnel Replacement Program
Jeffrey Ensor, Amtrak
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion
Jim Utterback, VDOT and Richard Gifford, Mott MacDonald
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Workforce Sustainability
Moderator: Lizan Gilbert, Hill International
Speakers: Gary Almeraris,  Michael Rispin, Rachelle Dowell

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Bergen Point Outfall
Alejandro Plaza, OHLA-USA
5:00 pm - 5:05 pm

Closing Remarks and Announcements
Robert Palermo

Wednesday | May 11, 2022
Time Activity
7:30 am - 8:00 am Workshop Breakfast
8:00 am - Noon Workshop Panel Session: Updating the Gold Book