WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

9:00 – 9:25 a.m.
Traditional & Trenchless Methods Aid in Constructing Largest Water Transmission Main
Speaker: Carl Pitzer, P.E., Thompson Pipe Group
Attendees will be exposed to the design and construction of 100-mile pipeline project that utilized both trenchless and traditional construction methods to overcome design challenges including long tunnels, and tough and varying ground conditions.

9:30 – 9:55 a.m.
Uncovering the Past with Emergency Replacement of 21″ Sewer in Downtown OKC
Speaker: James Bryan, P.E., Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.
Learn about the design and construction of a half-mile of 21-inch sewer to support a development on the west side of downtown OKC – in only 6 months. Being adaptable and resilient, by combining many innovations, including owner procurement of pipe, fast-tracked design, post-bid value engineering, inter-departmental coordination, and hands-on construction observation, enabled success.

10:00 – 10:55 a.m.
Future of Water in Oklahoma: Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: James Bryan, P.E., Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.
PANELISTS:  Will Huggins, P.E., City of Oklahoma City; Tom Prag, P.E., City of Tulsa; Candy Staring, P.E., City of Stillwater
Hear a panel of local water experts discuss a variety of topics – current water supply and impact of drought, population growth, regulatory environment – and explore opportunities for collaboration with businesses and communities to ensure a sustainable water future for Oklahoma.

2:00 – 2:55 p.m.
Water and Wafers and Wastewater, Oh My!
Moderator: Toby Flinn, P.E., Pape-Dawson Engineers
Panelists: Wayne Lee, P.E., Clint Philpott, P.E., and Tom Pruitt, P.E., City of Sherman
Panelists will discuss how the city of Sherman suddenly became a major chip manufacturing hub for the worldwide demand for silicon wafers, including the challenges of financing and constructing hundreds of millions of dollars of infrastructure identified to serve this industry, and a fast-growing municipal population, in an extremely quick timeframe.