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Virtual Experience

Virtual Experience

Fast Forward Your Digital RoadMap
A Virtual Experience

March 20, 2024 (12pm-4pm Eastern)
March 21, 2024 (1pm-5pm Eastern)

A dynamic two-day virtual event sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and lead Departments of Transportation.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) invites your Active participation in this dynamic virtual experience towards building your digital roadmap. Join leading Departments of Transportation (DOT) and FHWA for a deep dive into how digital project delivery and digital as-builts (DABs) are changing how we work. And collaborate with peers on shaping your digital journey.


Learn about current and future capabilities of technology solutions and implementation in collaborative sessions focused on the future direction and needs of the industry.

  • Keynote Address. Perspectives and insights for nationally recognized industry leaders.
  • Presentations. Targeted, topical presentations on by departments of transportation.
  • Panel Discussions. Dynamic live panel discussions with perspectives from leading industry experts and technology solution providers.
  • The Challenge Session. Vendor demonstration of their unique technology solution stack to support and execute digital workflows using a real-world problem set.
  • Technology Showcase. Meet and hear from industry vendors to learn about e-Ticketing products, systems, and solutions. Visit technology solution providers at their virtual exhibit booth in real-time for interactive discussion and demonstration.
  • Wall of Ideas. Interactive knowledge sharing forum supports an exchange of ideas for advancing the adoption, change management, implementation, and use of digital as-builts.


Hear from several DOT champions of digital as-builts about why the virtual experience will be a transformative event for industry.

Devin Porr, Caltrans

William Pratt, Connecticut DOT

Matthew Miller, Iowa DOT

Trisha Stefanski, Minnesota DOT

Patrick Lane, Montana DOT

George Lukes, Utah DOT


DAY 1 – MARCH 20, 2024
12pm - 4pm Eastern

Designed specifically for those new to digital delivery and
digital as-builts, those in the early stages of the journey,
and those who'd simply like a refresher.

Keynote Address:
Shailen Bhatt, FHWA

Ready, Set, Fly: An Introduction to Digital As-Builts

Presentation overview of digital as-builts: What is a digital as-built? How do I get started? How do DABs fit into the broader digital transformation of project delivery and lifecycle data management?

Paper Tigers vs. Digital Dynamos: Why Use Digital As-builts

Is it worth pursuing digital as-builts? A moderated, debate-style panel discussion to explore a convergence of perspectives with audience Q&A.

The Quest to Create a DOT Roadmap

A deep dive by three DOTs on their roadmap for implementation and change management.

Follow a Roadmap Well Traveled: Exploration of DOT Pilots

Interactive panel discussion on the importance of DOT pilots in DABs implementation, covering what, why and how to leverage lessons learned into production.

The Ultimate Challenge: Part I

Demonstrations by technology solution providers on how to develop a digital as built.

In the Hot Seat: Challenge the Challengers

DOT panelists and technology solution providers engage in a lively two-way debate on the solutions showcased.

DAY 2 – MARCH 21, 2024
1pm - 5pm Eastern

A deeper dive into more
advanced topics related to
digital delivery and digital as-builts.

Keynote Address:
Commissioner Russell McMurry, Georgia DOT

Let's Ease on Down the Roadmap Together: New Workflows and Data

Presentation describes new digital workflows and data deliverables across the project lifecycle.

The Data Trailmix: Juggling Bits, Bytes and Balls

Panel discussion on outcomes-oriented data management for digital as-builts, covering the types of data needed, contractor deliverables, who is using the data, and who is checking the data.

Ignite Your Journey: Embrace the Digital Age

Presentation covers digital transformation and better life cycle information management and connections to building information modeling and ISO 19650 and ISO 55000 standards.

Follow the Roadmap Trail Guide: Data Standards and Governance

Panel discussion reveals how data standards development and governance covering standards will streamline and empower DABs implementation.

The Ultimate Challenge: Part II

Demonstrations by technology solution providers on how to develop a digital as built.

In the Hot Seat: Challenge the Challengers

DOT panelists and technology solution providers engage in a lively two-way debate on the solutions showcased.


Industry/Agency Participants: Advance registration is required and will be open until March 19, 2024.

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Technology Solution Providers: Application for exhibiting in the virtual Technology Showcase is required and must be received by February 27, 2024. The application includes a section for indicating interest in optional participation in the Challenge Session.

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NOTE: You will be redirected to the online platform registration page.


David Unkefer, P.E. - Senior Engineer

FHWA Office of Infrastructure Construction Management Team


James Gray, P.E. - Senior Engineer

UAS Program Manager FHWA Office of Infrastructure Construction Management Team