2022 Program

Day & Session sponsors

Mon Sept 12TH

Workshop
CAPTG WORKSHOP
13:00 CDT

Preservation of Airfield Pavements through Innovation

As budgets continue to tighten and more and more emphasis is placed on pavement preservation, the construction and long-term maintenance of airfield pavements is becoming increasingly challenging. To address this, new innovations in paving materials and procedures are being introduced all the time. Gradually, these innovations are changing some of the traditional ways of doing things, while saving time, money, and the environment in the process.

Attend the workshop, either in-person in Montreal or on-line, to learn about recent advancements in airfield pavement technology and how they can be applied to upcoming projects at your airport.

Come join us for this unique professional development and networking opportunity!

CAPTG WORKSHOP

Tues Sept 13TH

welcome
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
09:00 CDT

A welcome return to the first physical SWIFT since 2019 and the first-ever ‘blended’ SWIFT. We look back at the last 12 months in airfield operations and look forward to the 2022 conference and expo with presentations, case studies, panel discussions, demonstrations and networking.

WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
ROY McLeod
Director Airfield Operations, YYC
SWIFT CHAIR
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
Donald Desrosiers
Directeur principal, entretien – infrastructures air et bâtiment, YUL, YMX, ADM
SWIFT COMMITTEE
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
Myron Thiessen
Airfield Pavements and Standards Officer, Architecture and Engineering Services Department of National Defence
CAPTG CHAIR
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
Montréal–Trudeau International Airport
HOST AIRPORT
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific
WELCOME / 2022 PLENARY
HEADLINE SPONSOR
Team Eagle
Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
10:00 CDT

Psychological Safety and HR to people relationship strategy.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
DONALD DESROSIERS
MAIN DIRECTOR AIRFIELD AND BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURES MAINTENANCE
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
KIM HOBBS
VP OF EDUCATION, IN-SCOPE SOLUTIONS
Psychological Safety
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
SUSAN SAWATZKY
PRESIDENT, IN-SCOPE SOLUTIONS
Psychological Safety
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
MONTRÉAL–TRUDEAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY/OUR PEOPLE
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific
session 1
CAPTG – SESSION 1
11:30 CDT

Airfield Pavement Maintenance – A review of best practices and emerging technologies in the repair of airfield pavements.

CAPTG – SESSION 1
DAVE ANDERSON
AVIATION SPECIALIST, ASSOCIATED ENGINEERING
CAPTG – SESSION 1
CHRIS OLDIS
Applied Research Associates
Airfield Pavement Maintenance - When to Apply
CAPTG – SESSION 1
Tim Smith
Cement Association of Canada
Treatment and Repair of Concrete Pavement Distresses
CAPTG – SESSION 1
Mike Sucee
Crafco
Solutions for Repairing Small to Large Cracks
CAPTG – SESSION 1
CAPTG – SESSION 1
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific
session 2
CAPTG – SESSION 2
13:45 CDT

Airfield Pavement Evaluation – Exploring different methods to assess the condition of airfield pavements.

CAPTG – SESSION 2
BEN NGUYEN
PROJECT ENGINEER, HATCH
CAPTG – SESSION 2
Peter-Paul Dzwilewski
APTech
Evaluation of Crack Progression
CAPTG – SESSION 2
Shila Khanal
Applied Research Associates
Comparison of Data Collection Methods for Pavement Distress
CAPTG – SESSION 2
CAPTG – SESSION 2
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific
Training
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
14:45 CDT

YYC welcomes you to Safety, Training & Competency – a session on implementing airfield organisation and providing training and oversight to ensure effective airfield management.

SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
ROY MCLEOD
DIRECTOR AIRFIELD OPERATIONS, YYC
SESSION LEAD
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
MIKE ANDERSON
MANAGER TRAINING & COMPLIANCE, CALGARY
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
DEAN ERVIN
DIRECTOR OF AERODROME, EDMONTON GROUP
SESSION LEAD
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
CALGARY AIRPORT
SAFETY, TRAINING & COMPETENCY
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific
vehicles
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
16:15 CDT

SWIFT committee welcomes you to this session on vehicle procurement & asset lifestyle, and the transition to zero emissions vehicles.

VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
MALCOLM ARMSTRONG
SWIFT COMMITTEE
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
SESSION SPONSOR
VEHICLES, FLEET MANAGEMENT & ASSET STRATEGY
DAY SPONSOR
Tradewind Scientific

Weds Sept 14th

Demo 2
WINTER DEMO MORNING
10:00 CDT

Four demos of snow & ice removal equipment. Recover, recycle & re-use in action.

WINTER DEMO MORNING
DAY SPONSOR
BOSCHUNG
Winter infrastructure
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
14:00 CDT

Reviewing the relationship between design, maintain and operating Winter Operation facilities – De-icing pads, Glycol recovery and enviro systems.

WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
Neil Pritchard
Head of Operations Planning, Performance & Transformation, Heathrow Airport
SESSION LEAD
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
Myron Thiessen
Airfield Pavements and Standards Officer, Architecture and Engineering Services Department of National Defence
SESSION LEAD
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
JOSEPH CHEN
Senior Project Manager, Aviation, STANTEC
WINTER & INFRASTRUCTURE
DAY SPONSOR
BOSCHUNG
winter ops
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
15:30 CDT

Snow & ice removal, winter management & co-ordination.

WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
SESSION LEAD
TBA
SESSION LEAD
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
ROBIN HOLLETT
MANAGER, STATION OPERATIONS CENTER, CHICAGO O'HARE
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
VANCOUVER AIRPORT
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
SESSION SPONSOR
COMMERCIAL TRUCK EQUIPMENT CO
WINTER OPS & CO-ORDINATION
DAY SPONSOR
BOSCHUNG
drinks
TEAM EAGLE – NIGHT OUT
19:00 CDT

Join us for an evening spent in downtown Montreal sponsored by Team Eagle.

TEAM EAGLE – NIGHT OUT
SPONSOR
Team Eagle

Thurs Sept 15th

session 3
CAPTG – SESSION 3
09:00 CDT

Gravel Runway Evaluation and Design – Join us for an in-depth look at the assessment and design of gravel runways.

CAPTG – SESSION 3
RICHARD BLOMMERS
PROJECT MANAGER, AIRPORTS GROUP, TETRA TECH CANADA
CAPTG – SESSION 3
Riley Siroishka
Tetra Tech Canada
Assessment of Gravel Runways
CAPTG – SESSION 3
George Nowak
HATCH
Design Requirements for Remote Gravel Runways
CAPTG – SESSION 3
CAPTG – SESSION 3
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt
ops efficiency
WORKING TOGETHER, OPS EFFICIENCY & CHANGE
10:30 CDT

Exploring the role & relationship between airport operations and construction as design, planning, approval and works.

WORKING TOGETHER, OPS EFFICIENCY & CHANGE
SESSION LEAD
TBA
WORKING TOGETHER, OPS EFFICIENCY & CHANGE
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt
Session 4
CAPTG – SESSION 4
13:00 CDT

Airfield Pavement Performance – A look at how to improve the performance of airfield pavements.

CAPTG – SESSION 4
Jared Mitchell
Department of National Defence
SESSION LEAD
CAPTG – SESSION 4
Drew Dutton
Transport Canada
Thin Bituminous Surface Runways
CAPTG – SESSION 4
Myron Thiessen
DND
Impact of De-Icing Chemicals on Asphalt Pavements
CAPTG – SESSION 4
Keith Foster
Englobe
Impact of De-Icing Chemicals on Asphalt Pavements
CAPTG – SESSION 4
Sina Varamini
Engtec Consulting
Asphalt Binder and Mixture Testing - Trends and Specifications
CAPTG – SESSION 4
CAPTG – SESSION 4
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt
FOD2
FOD MANAGEMENT
14:15 CDT

Join us in this session as London Heathrow explores the future of FOD, FOD and the pavement relationship, FOD prevention and construction, the link between FOD and other safety management processes and systems.

FOD MANAGEMENT
NEIL PRITCHARD
HEAD OF OPERATIONS PLANNING, PERFORMANCE & TRANSFORMATION, HEATHROW AIRPORT
FOD MANAGEMENT
HEATHROW AIRPORT
FOD MANAGEMENT
LAURA STURTEVANT
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, AIRFIELD PROJECTS YYC
FOD MANAGEMENT
JONATHAN SIDES
CHIEF ENGINEER FOR FOD, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND
FOD MANAGEMENT
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt
Surface condition
GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
15:30 CDT

Join Denver Airport to discuss GRF and the positives/risks, pavement condition assesstment, continuous surface condition monitoring, and rubber removal – use of chemicals and the effect of hydro-blasting on pavement texture, life and friction.

GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
MIKE CARLSON
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF AIRSIDE OPERATIONS
SESSION LEAD
GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
SHIRLEY DDANBA
PAVEMENT ENGINEER, YVR
GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
DENVER AIRPORT
GRF & SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt
closing
CLOSING PLENARY
16:30 CDT

Closing session and 2023 preview.

CLOSING PLENARY
SWIFT COMMITTEE
CLOSING PLENARY
DAY SPONSOR
Aebi-Schmidt