Monday, June 27
Opening Plenary Session
8:00 am - 10:00 am
SPEAKER: Mead Treadwell, Lieutenant Governor of Alaska -
Introduction: Mr. David Frenier, Chief of Engineering Division, US Army Corps
of Engineers Alaska District.
TOPIC: Natural Hazards in Alaska - How to We Govern Most Effectively?
Lt. Governor Treadwell is recognized as one of the world's Arctic policy experts. In the private sector, he has launched a series of technology, manufacturing, and service companies, including a geospatial and imaging technology company and was a founding member of the Yukon Pacific Corporation, which started the all-Alaska gas pipeline project. During the Exxon Valdez oil spill crisis, Treadwell served as the Cordova, AK Director of Spill Response. His public sector contributions include working to launch the Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Institute, helping to develop Alaska's environmental protection regulations, and establishing the environmental crime unit for the state. He was also a Senior Fellow of the Institute of the North, an endowed public policy research program that focuses on Alaska and Arctic natural recource issues, governance of public assets, geography, and national security.
SPEAKER: Alex MacLean
Introduction: Christoper P. Jones
Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean has flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape. Trained as an architect, he has portrayed the history and evolution of the land from vast agricultural patterns to city grids, recording changes brought about by human intervention and natural processes. His powerful and descriptive images provide clues to understanding the relationship between the natural and constructed environments.
MacLean's photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia and are found in private, public and university collections. He has won numerous awards, including the 2009 CORINE International Book Award, the American Academy of Rome’s Prix de Rome in Landscape Architecture for 2003-2004, and grants from foundations such as the National Endowment for the Arts and Graham Foundation. MacLean is the author of seven books including OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point (2008), Visualizing Density (2007), The Playbook (2006), Designs on the Land: Exploring America from the Air (2003), Taking Measures Across the American Landscape (1996), Look at the Land; Aerial Reflections of America (1993) and Above and Beyond; Visualizing Change in Small Towns and Rural Areas (2002). MacLean maintains a studio and lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Luncheon With Speaker
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
SPEAKER: Andrew W. Herrmann, ASCE 2011 President-Elect
Andrew W. Herrmann P.E., SECB, F.ASCE, principal with Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, serves
as president-elect of the American Society of
Civil Engineers (ASCE).
During his 37 years at Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, Herrmann has held many positions
including structural detailer, structural engineer, project engineer, and associate engineer before becoming a managing partner and then a principal. Herrmann’s experience includes design, inspection, rehabilitation, and construction along with managing some of the firm’s major bridge projects.
Within ASCE, Herrmann has served as president of the New York
City Metropolitan Section, chair of the Technical Administrative
Committee on Bridges and director of Region 1. He served on
the Advisory Council for the 2003 and 2005 Report Cards for
America’s Infrastructure and chaired the council for the 2009 Report Card. Herrmann has also served as a spokesperson for ASCE and appeared in the History Channel documentary “The Crumbling of America.”
Wednesday, June 29
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
SPEAKER: Ian Robertson
TOPIC: Future Building Design in Tsunami Prone Areas
Ian Robertson, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His research interests include the long-term behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures, corrosion of reinforcing steel and galvanized light gage steel, and
the performance of steel and concrete structures during seismic, hurricane, tsunami and other extreme loading events.
His presentation will provide an overview of structural damage and the loading scenarios associated with recent tsunami damage and the NSF funded NEESR research project he participated in to develop performance-based tsunami engineering guidelines for the design of future coastal structures. The conclusions from these studies and the resulting design guidelines recommended for addressing
the tsunami effects will also be presented.
Doug Marcy, NOAA Coastal
TOPIC: Coastal Disasters - Where
Do We Go From Here?
The director of the NOAA Coastal Services Center is no stranger to the coast or its many challenges. Before joining NOAA, Davidson was executive director of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium from 1983 to 1995. She also served as special counsel and assistant attorney general for the Louisiana Department of Justice. Davidson has focused her professional work on environmentally sustainable aquaculture, mitigation of coastal hazards, and impacts of climate variability on coastal resources. Davidson served as the acting assistant administrator for NOAA’s National Ocean Service from 2000 to 2002. An active participant in coastal resource management issues since 1978, Davidson earned a juris doctorate in natural resources law from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in marine policy and resource economics from the University of Rhode Island.