Transportation Conference


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Each year ACEC-British Columbia, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and TransLink co-host a one day transportation conference showcasing the future direction and trends surrounding the province's transportation plans.

The Changing Face of Transportation will look at current and future technological trends, with a focus on green technologies and managing change.

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  Aecom 400

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Tc2017 Sponsor Thumb Engineers, geoscientists, technicians and technologists, suppliers, contractors, agencies and service providers will gain valuable recognition as conference sponsors.


Registration Now Open!

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Register early to ensure a seat at the conference!

The conference registration form also includes a preliminary program outlining the many great topics and speakers - alternatively, online registration and payment are now being accepted on the ACEC-BC Events calendar.

If you have any questions about conference registration, please contact Alla Samusevich, ACEC-BC Events & Accounting Coordinator,

Delegates save 55% on room bookings between January 24-26! Click here to book your room at the $209/night rate at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.


Preliminary Program

Thursday, January 26, 2017

7:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
8:10 a.m. 

Morning presentation

Kevin Richter, ADM, Highways Division, BCMOTI

9:15 a.m.

Tours depart

  • Tour A: YVR Tour, Richmond (TOUR FULL)
  • Tour B: BCIT Aerospace Campus, Richmond (TOUR FULL)
  • Tour C: Powerex Energy Trading Floor (TOUR FULL)
11:40 a.m. Tours return
12:00 noon Lunch

Afternoon Plenary Presentations

1:00 p.m.

Vancouver International Airport - Planning for growth and change

Don Ehrenholz, Vice President, Engineering & Environment, Vancouver Airport Authority

1:30 p.m. 

The 10-year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation

Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink

2:00 p.m. 

Mobility Pricing - options and case studies

Steve Morello, Senior Partner, D'Artagnan Consulting 

2:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Stream A
Green Technologies


Stream B
Managing Change

3:00 p.m.

Methods of climate change assessment for transportation projects

Graeme Vass,
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants


BC Hydro Site C Clean Energy Project - traffic assessment and monitoring

Nancy Pepper, Sr. Environmental Coordinator; and Don Wharf, Owner's Representative, Road Infrastructure, Site C Clean Energy Project

3:20 p.m.

Planning for bicycles – infrastructure and bike sharing

Lon LaClaire, Director of Transportation, City of Vancouver


Pattullo Bridge deck replacement project – lessons learned

Bob Moore, Manager, Bridge Operations, TransLink

3:40 p.m.

Evo and the evolution of mobility

Tai Silvey, Director, Evo Car Share, BC Automobile Association


Removal of the Georgia Viaduct

Devan Fitch, Manager of Project Delivery, Engineering Services, City of Vancouver

4:00 p.m.

Mitigating environmental impact on major projects

Cliff Stewart, Vice President, Infrastructure, Port of Vancouver


Post-Evergreen plans

Patrick Livolsi, ADM Infrastructure & Major Projects Division, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

4:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion


Panel Discussion

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m.  Deputy Minister's Awards Dinner

Previous Transportation Conferences

Program information and Presentations from past Transportation Conferences: