DLZ to Speak on ADA, Drones & 3-D Modeling at OTEC

The Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) planning committee selected three DLZ abstracts for the conference held October 2 -3, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus. Join DLZ, along with Transportation officials, government and members of the academic community at OTEC — one of the nation’s largest transportation conferences. Visit us at booth #521/620.

Stephen Metzer, AICP, PWS

Avoiding the Wheelchair Rollercoaster and Other Fun Accessibility Issues in the Right-of-Way

Stephen Metzer, AICP, PWS, Senior Project Planner, will provide the latest status of the Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way, developed by the US Access Board. Metzer will present examples of compliant and non-compliant situations and best practices for the design and construction of pedestrian facilities.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


Christopher Dietz, PLS

3D Model Integration – From Design to Inspection and Construction

Christopher Dietz, PLS, Senior Project Manager, along with a contractor from Digital Tek Services Corporation, will discuss how the creation and use of 3D modeling in transportation design and construction continues to rapidly evolve. In recent years, FHWA has created programs to provide guidance and insight into the adoption of VDC (Virtual Design Construction) between DOT’s, designers, inspectors, and contractors utilizing GPS and 3D modeling technology.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018 | SESSION 16 | ROOM A110-112
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


Steven A. Jones, P.S., CFEDS

Matthew Roberts

UAS are not UFOs

Steven A. Jones, P.S., CFEDS, Survey & Right-of-Way Division Manager, and Matthew Roberts, Surveyor / Project Manager, will cover the implementation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects, and how they fit into the future of infrastructure data management. They will show how UAS can be utilized through each stage of the process.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018 | SESSION 39 | ROOM B131-132
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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