Technical Sessions - February 2016

MORNING SESSION - Hosted by CI @ 11:15 AM 

Topic: An Eclectic Reconstruction: Dallas Horseshoe Project

Speaker: Joe Mace, Chief Structures Engineer, Pegasus Link Constructors, LLC 

This month we will have Joe Mace who is the Chief Structures Engineer for Pegasus Link Constructors, LLC, in Dallas, TX.  He will be giving an overview of the Dallas Horseshoe project and an in-depth analysis of some of the construction challenges and concerns that we have come across in both design and construction to-date.

Joe Mace has worked exclusively on Design-Build Mega-Projects for over 10 years with Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Joe has focused on construction management of Bridge and Wall Structures in Austin, Texas on the SH 130 Project, in Washington DC on the I-495 HOT Lanes Project, and in Dallas, Texas on the Horseshoe Project. To-date, Joe has overseen construction of over 200 bridges with Fluor, and has worked in some of the most highly congested traffic corridors in Texas and Northern Virginia/Washington DC. Joe is currently involved in construction of the Horseshoe Project, which includes construction of the new Margaret McDermott signature pedestrian bridges designed by Santiago Calatrava.



Topic: Transportation Needs of Frisco's $5 Billion Mile

Speaker: Joel Fitts, P.E., PTOE, Senior Traffic Engineer, City of Frisco

An overview of the $5 Billion Mile--which includes the new Dallas Cowboys Headquarters, Frisco Station, Wade Park, and The Gate--being developed in Frisco and how the city is analyzing and planning transportation improvements to accommodate the traffic that will be generated by this combination of high-density projects.

 Joel Fitts received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska.  He then worked for Parsons in Dallas for 11 years where he specialized in traffic operations analysis and simulation before becoming Parsons' Traffic Engineering Practice Leader for Texas.  In 2008, Joel switched to the public sector and joined the City of Frisco.  He is a Senior Traffic Engineer at the City and heads up the traffic engineering group responsible for development plan review, transportation planning, citizen concerns, school safety and circulation, and special event traffic control.