KS Associates was among the exhibitors, presenters, and attendees of the 2018 Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC). The two-day event is “the place” for transportation professionals to share ideas and innovative ways to safely and efficiently move people and goods throughout the state of Ohio. This year’s event took place from Monday October 1 to Wednesday October 3, 2018.
This year, KS Associates had the opportunity to deliver a presentation during the technical sessions. Mark Cencer, P.E., KS Associates’ Director of Coastal Engineering Services, and Nicholas LaPointe, P.E., Director of Planning and Capital Improvements at Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, presented, “Major Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Rehabilitation at the Cleveland Bulk Terminal.” The presentation took place on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.
The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority operates the Cleveland Bulk Terminal (CBT), the region’s premier multimodal transportation center. The CBT supports marine transportation by ship and barge, as well as land transportation by rail and truck. The CBT facilitates the movement of dry bulk commodities, including 2,000,000 tons of taconite annually. KS Associates led an inspection and design services for a major maritime rehabilitation of the CBT’s 70-year-old waterfront infrastructure.
The presentation highlighted the methodologies and innovative designs that harnessed the legacy of infrastructure at the CBT, reduced construction risk, and minimized impact to critical port operations.
Since 2007, KS Associates has been exhibiting at and participating in OTEC. Next year, we hope to once again be among the presenters and update attendees on the success of the CBT project.