AU 2017: Transportation Summit

Civil 3D

By Tabby Ellett

Autodesk University is almost upon us. That means it’s time to register for the Transportation Summit. Held Monday, November 13, 2017, from 12:30pm-6:30pm, this year’s Summit promise big names in Transportation from Owners to Project Managers. You’ll also have the opportunity to play with the newest toys and experience the latest technologies in infrastructure.

To start we have two keynote speakers. The first speaker is Former United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx! The second keynote is Bernard Cathelain, Director of the Société du Grand Paris, the organization in charge of creation of the new metro lines in Paris.

Secretary Anthony Foxx

Anthony Foxx is the 17th United States Secretary of Transportation and the former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. As Secretary of Transportation, he led an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a budget of $70 billion. Sec. Foxx was responsible for overseeing American air, maritime, and surface transportation and ensuring that America maintained the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world. Confirmed by a rare 100-0 Senate vote, Sec. Foxx’s career success is indicative of his demonstrated ability to push forward in an era of deep partisan divide. Crafting an ambitious agenda to modernize America, he pressed Congress to pass the nation’s first long-term surface transportation bill in more than a decade. Sec. Foxx energized DOT’s embrace of innovation to help solve these problems by launching the Smart City Challenge, a national competition to implement bold, data-driven ideas that make transportation safer, easier, and more reliable in that city. He also worked to accelerate the Department’s efforts to incorporate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology into new vehicles. Called “the Great Connector” as a result of his efforts to update, streamline, optimize, and digitize the nation’s transportation system.

This year, we’ll be having two breakout sessions. The first will be for those interested in Roads & Highways; the second will be for those interested in complex multidisciplinary projects, such as Airports and Rail. Speakers will include:

Roads & Highways:

A85 Roadway  |  François Appéré, ARCADIS

Historic Bridges of London  |  Kerry Himes, Atkins

Norway Roadway Project  |  TBD, Norconsult

Meeting BIM requirements  |  ARCADIS, Atkins, Norconsult

BIM Implementation Plan  |  Jordy Brouwers, Geonius


Aviation & Rail:

Mexico City Airport | Paco Herrera and Guillermo Ortega, Autodesk

Grand Paris | Pierre Gosset, SYSTRA


Grand Paris | Bernard Cathelain, Societé Grand Paris

Denver International Airport | Brendan Dillon, DEN

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport  | Dino Lustri, CLE


Learn more and register now for your seat now.

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