Technical tours, training, and additional activities are planned at various times on Monday, April 15, 2019.
San Pedro Creek Project Tour
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
The first segment of the much-anticipated San Pedro Creek Culture Park — a one-of-a-kind urban greenspace located on the western edge of downtown San Antonio — officially debuted to the public on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The world-class linear park is the result of a joint effort by Bexar County, the San Antonio River Authority and the City of San Antonio to transform San Pedro Creek into a restored natural creek habitat and greenspace. Combining purpose with beauty, San Pedro Creek Culture Park weaves public art and architectural design into historic preservation, flood control, water quality and ecosystem restoration. Our tour will include a walk thru of the phase that is currently under construction as well as the completed phase. Learn about the history and the development in the San Pedro Creek Corridor as well as all the design decisions that went into complete this beautiful linear park.
Southwest Research Institute Automotive and Space Labs Tour
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) began as a vision and developed into a reality beyond our founder’s wildest dreams. What started out as a small operation on a converted cattle ranch has grown to more than 2 million square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories, facilities, and offices. Today SwRI employs 2,602 scientists, engineers, and support staff members. SwRI has gained worldwide attention by leading NASA missions such as the New Horizons mission to Pluto, Juno mission to Jupiter, Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, and Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). SwRI is also a leader in fuel and energy efficiency, geosciences, turbomachinery, automated driving systems, and energy storage.
We will tour the Automotive and Space labs to see what cutting edge research is being developed for both automated driving systems and NASA’s satellite programs.
Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) Workshop
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
If you’re interested in the SPaT challenge, please join us for this in-depth discussion on what you need to get started. Participants will learn how to plan for a SPaT deployment, assemble the right team, options for equipment, as well as programming and integration of the equipment. Instructors will provide extensive lessons learned from their previous field deployments of the new technology.
Intersection Safety Workshop
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover screening networks for intersection safety locations and issues; FHWA’s data-driven, performance-based Intersection Control Evaluation system for evaluating intersection safety and operations performance; implementing systemic improvements; and conducting Intersection Safety Audits using real-world examples from Texas. The workshop will be conducted by FHWA’s Steve Ratke and Millie Hayes, and Robert Wunderlich of TTI.
Engineering Ethics Seminar
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Engineering Ethics Seminar will be held prior to the reception at the conference hotel. Mr. Rick Valdes, P.E., Supervising Investigator with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, will be our guest speaker. The seminar will satisfy the continuing education professional ethics requirements required by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Sporting Clay Tournament
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
($100 per registrant or $300 for a team of 3)
Join members and vendors for the morning at the National Shooting Complex located at 5931 Roft Road, San Antonio. Located along the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the National Shooting Complex is known as one of the most complete sport shooting and recreational facilities in the world. Each team will be escorted by a Certified Instructor, who will keep score and provide helpful hints and general instruction.
The event starts at 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning with shooting beginning at 8:30 a.m. Included in the registration fee: 50 targets, breakfast, tournament memento, and trophies.
The National Shooting Complex will provide: hearing protection, eye protection, shotguns, and shells, but you are welcome to bring your own if you desire. Transportation is not provided. You must wear closed-toed shoes.
Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament
8:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight
TexITE will be hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament on Wednesday evening following the Highway Products Group reception. Join in the game for fun and prizes. No experience necessary.