24Jun2015*

Project of the Year: NJ Turnpike Authority
Garden State Parkway Widening – Phase 2 Program

April 21, 2015 - Bridgewater Marriott

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-21042015
Program Title: Project of the Year: NJ Turnpike Authority
Garden State Parkway Widening – Phase 2 Program
PDUs: 1.5
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)

The meeting slides can be downloaded.
 

 


M Swaminathan P Kuhne L Malak 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 System.

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 widened.

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.



Agile LCI:

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.


PMO LCI:

Topic: None



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