|Program Number: C020-21042015
Title: Project of the Year: NJ Turnpike Authority
Garden State Parkway Widening – Phase 2 Program
Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
meeting slides can be downloaded.
Speakers: Ms. Lamis T. Malak, P.E.(NJTA), Mr. Peter T. Kuhne, P.E.,
PMP (Atkins) and Ms. Malini Swaminathan (Atkins)
The 2015 Project of the Year Award Winner: the New Jersey Turnpike
Authority - Garden State Parkway Widening – Phase 2 Program.
Honorable Mention was awarded to Montclair State University
for its successful September 2014 launch of the Canvas Learning Management
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority Project Team presentation will be led
by Program Managers Ms. Lamis T. Malak, P.E.(NJTA), Mr. Peter T. Kuhne,
P.E., PMP (Atkins) and Ms. Malini Swaminathan (Atkins). They will discuss
a variety of elements of this complex program, the challenges the team had
to overcome, and the key ingredients that led to its success. Program scope
included: design and construction of a third lane to the northbound and southbound
Parkway, widening the shoulders, main line and local road bridge widening
and replacement, existing drainage system replacement, and safety improvements
such as roadway lighting, guide sign replacement, storm water management
basins maintenance, and relocation of utilities. Major bridge crossings at
the Mullica River, Bass River, and Patcong Creek were also rehabilitated and
The multi-million dollar program required the coordinated efforts of more
than 1,000 professionals over a six-year period to develop the design and
construct the improvements and included members from: NJ Turnpike Authority,
Atkins North America, Jacobs Construction, as well as seven engineering
and seven construction firms. Successful program results include: increased
efficiency in maintenance and operations, reduced traffic congestion, improved
motorist safety, and further enhancements to the Garden State Parkway as
an emergency evacuation route.
Montclair State University is being awarded Honorable Mention for its
successful September 2014 launch of the Canvas Learning Management System.
The project replaced the legacy Learning Management System with the integrated
Canvas Learning System for communication, information sharing, collaboration,
test administration, grading, and other applications serving an end-user
community of 20,000+ students and over 3,000 faculty and administrators.
Members of the MSU Core Project Team: included Dr. Willard Gingerich, Dr.
Joanne Cote-Bonanno, Dr. Enza Antenos-Conforti, Dr. Ed Chapel, Dr. Yanling
Sun, Te Wu, Candice Fleming, and Brian Teets.
Topic: What are the Latest Trends in Agile Practices?
The Agile LCI will host a presentation, leaning on the “State
of Agile Survey” – Why use Agile? What are the main reasons? Distributed
or co-located teams? Techniques? Adoption? Where does it fail? Come
join us before the main speaker between 5:30 – 6:25 pm.
Career Networking LCI:
Topic: will be idle in April
Please join us for the May 19th meeting when John Hadley
will present “The Influential Conversation”. Details regarding PMI
NJ Career Networking LCI can be found at out webpage.