Contract Management Conference


March 5, 2019   |   Location – Howell, Michigan

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This annual conference is for any owner agency—state, local, municipal, county, or their authorized representatives—and any company including its consultants, contractors, or subcontractors, or others who have a designated responsibility in managing an MDOT Let contract.

The conference has a full slate of presenters with a wide range of topics: MDOT update, FieldManager® update, finance contracts, Info Tech software, subcontractor compliance, ProjectWise (e-filing system), temporary traffic control acceptance, e-file naming conventions, MDOT Construction Manual updates, MERL, and the status of AASHTOWare Project with a demo.

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This Year's Topics

1. MDOT Bureau of Field Services Update
     Matt Bellgowan, PE - Michigan Department of Transportation

2. Local Agency Programs Update - Construction
     Kelly Crannell, PE - Michigan Department of Transportation     

3. MERL Project Estimator
     Nick Koszykowski - Center for Technology & Training

4. LCP Tracker Training
     Adam Strong - Michigan Department of Transportation

5. Prompt Payment/Contract Compliance
     Chris Roe- Michigan Department of Transportation

6. Drone Use in Construction
     Bryan Budds - Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics
     Mike Soper - Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics

7. AASHTOWare Project Status Report
     Dan Burns, PE - Michigan Department of Transportation

8. AASHTOWare Demo (General Overview, Daily Work Report)
     Adam Spitzley- DTMB/Michigan Department of Transportation

9. AASHTOWare Demo (Change Orders, Pay Estimates)
     Dan Burns, PE - Michigan Department of Transportation

10. Optimized Aggregate Gradation and Modified Concrete Mixes
     Ethan Bahmer, PE - Michigan Department of Transportation

11. Construction Documentation Updates
     Mohammad Azam - Michigan Department of Transportation



Stay tuned for registration information for the 2020 Contract Management Conference. Registration typically becomes available in late 2019/early 2020.

$TBD ... ... ... ... ... registration fee 

The registration fee includes

  • Full access to all technical sessions
  • Conference handous and other materials
  • Food and refreshments for all meals and breaks listed on the agenda


Registration does not include accommodations; the conference flyer contains details on accommodations that are available to participants. Please notify us in advance if you have special dietary needs. NOTE: Michigan Tech reserves the right to use any pictures taken during this event for advertising and/or instructional purposes.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No-shows and cancellation within three business days prior to the conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.

Questions? E-mail or call (906)487-2102. 


Continuing Education

This conference is subject to the Center for Technology & Training's (CTT) continuing education policy. The  CTT’s Continuing Education for Professional Engineers in Michigan policy is availaable at

The links below contain the conference brochure and presenter slideshows (you'll be redirected to the Michigan LTAP website for events that took place before 2012).