County Engineers Workshop


​2018 County Engineer's Workshop

February 13-15, 2018 — Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire, Michigan

​(registration information to follow)




2017 County Engineers' Workshop

January 31 - February 2, 2017 — Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

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1.  Risks, Priorites, & Advocacy with New Road Funding
    Kirk Steudle - MDOT

2a.  Adressing Risk in GI Packaging: General Tips
    Bruce Kadzban - MDOT

2b.  Adressing Risk in GI Packaging: Avoiding Stalls with NEPA Certification and Gederal Funding
    Mark Harrison - MDOT

2c.  Adressing Risk in GI Packaging: Rail Crossing Tips and Tricks
    Kris Foondle - MDOT

3.  Adressing Risk in GI Packaging: Soil Borings, Pavement Coring, and Geotechnical Review Effects on Pavement Design
    Michael Duell - MDOT

4.  Adressing Risk in GI Packaging: Latest in Work Zone Review and MOT Plans
    Chris Brookes & Chuck Bergmann - MDOT

5.  Using Social Media to you Advantage
    Jake Welch - Barry County Road Commission
    Cindy Dingell - Oakland County Road Commission
    Larry Hummel - Van Buren County Road Commission

6.  Looking Outside the Lines - Road Safety Program
    Ray Roberts - Marquette County Road Commission

7.  Wage Rate Interview & Payroll-related Issues
    Adam Strong - MDOT

8.  Choosing the Appropriate Coating for Metal Pipes
    Mike McGough - National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association

9.  Engineering Subcommittee Reports
    Bob Lindbeck - CRA of Michigan

10.  Mainstream Media Relations
    Ari Adler - Office of Governor Rick Snyder

11.  Raveling of New Chip Seals in Emmet County
    Brian Gutowski - Emmet County Road Commission

12.  Engineering Effective PowerPoint Slides
    Victoria Sage - Center for Technology &  Training - Michigan LTAP

13.  The Benefits & Pitfalls of Electronic Bidding
    Jeff O'Brien - Road Commission for Oakland County

14.  Thawcaster - How to Get Accurate Forecasts for Reducing Road Limits
    Wayne Schoonover - Mason County Road Commission
    Sean Thorpe - Michigan LTAP

15.  Successful PA 283 Process & Program
    Roy Townsend - Washtenaw County Road Commission

16.  MDOT & CRC Experiences with e-Construction - Broken link - will be repaired soon!
    Kelly Crannell - MDOT
    Wayne Harrall - Kent County Road Commission
    Sheryl Soderholm Siddall - Washtenaw County Road Commission

17.  Local Highway-Railroad Crossing Programs - Broken link - will be repaired soon!
    Tina Hissong & Kris Foondle - MDOT - Office of Rail

18.  Soo Locks Presentation
    Jim Peach - US Army Corps of Engineers

19.  FHWA Update
    Kurt Zachary - Federal Highway Administration

20.  MDOT Update
    Bruce Kadzban - Michigan Department of Transportation

21.  Michigan DEQ Update
    Jim Watling - Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
    Jeff Silagy - Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 

22.  NACE Update
    Wayne Schoonover - Mason County Road Commission

23.  CRA Update
    Denise Donohue - Country Road Association of Michigan

24.  ACEC Qualifications Based Selection
    Steve Williams - American Council of Engineering Companies

25.  LTAP Update
    Pete Torola - Center for Technology & Training - Michigan LTAP

Continuing Education

The 2017 County Engineers' workshop counts for 15.5 instructional hours for Continuing Education for Professional Engineers. See the CTT’s policy for Continuing Education for Professional Engineers in Michigan here.



Cancellation Policy: No-shows and cancellations within three business days prior to the workshop or conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.

CEW is open to engineering consultants, engineers, and surveyors from municipalities and public agencies as well as CRA Associate Members. Seating is limited; please register early to ensure participation.  
Register here for the County Engineers' Workshop

Become an associate member of the CRA of Michigan here


Note: Michigan Tech reserves the right to use any pictures taken during this event for advertising and/or instructional purposes.



Rooms at the Kewadin Resort are available at a reduced rate of $72/night (plus tax). To make a reservation: Individuals call 906-632-0530 and mention the 2017 County Engineers’ Workshop. Groups fill out and mail/fax this form. The deadline for reserving a room at the reduced rate is January 9.


The links below contain the conference brochure and presenter slideshows for previous years of the County Engineers' Workshop.

For events that took place before 2012, you'll be redirected to the Michigan LTAP website.