The 2018 AGC Utility Infrastructure Conference will bring together contractors, owners and key industry constituents involved in every aspect of utility and infrastructure construction for a day and a half-long program on the latest legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry, technology and operation trends shaping the market, and updates on AGC’s efforts to fund infrastructure investment.

About the AGC Utility Infrastructure Divison

The AGC Utility Infrastructure Division provides management and market services to contractors engaged in utility construction, including water and wastewater facilities and pipelines, energy generation and transmission, and telecommunications infrastructure.  The Division also serves contractors engaged in other underground utility work as well as specialty work such as excavation, tunneling, boring and site preparation.  The Division serves as a liaison to, and monitor for, other water, wastewater and utility owner and user groups in the public and private sectors.

For more information, contact Allen Gray, Director, Utility Infrastructure Division at allen.gray@agc.org or (703) 837-5321.


This is a tentative schedule of events. Please click on the session titles below for more information for each specific session. *Session titles & speakers are subject to change.

3:00 PM 5:00 PM Utility Infrastructure Division Leadership Meetings
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Joint Contrators Conference Welcome Reception
6:00 PM 9:00 PM Utility Infrastructure Division Dinner
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Crystal City
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
Ken Kubacki, Chair, Highway & Transportation Division
9:05 AM 10:00 AM Washington Update
Stephen Sandherr, CEO, AGC of America
10:00 AM 10:45 AM Controlling the Shift in Ownership of Non-Traditional Risk
Adrian Pellen, SVP – Infrastructure Segment Leader, Marsh
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM 12:00 PM Data Analysis in Heavy Construction: Improving Production, Equipment Utilization, and Safety & Health
Michael Bordelon, HCSS
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 1:30 PM AGC Underground Utility Damage Prevention Program
Jason Dennis, Chief Estimator – Underground, Griffith Company,
Allen Gray, Director, AGC Utility Infrastructure Division
1:30 PM 2:15 PM New Developments in Tunneling Technology
Axel Nitschke, WSP
2:15 PM 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM 4:00 PM CLC/HWY/UID Joint Session – House of Cards Activity
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Joint Contractors Reception – Open to All Attendees
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM 10:00 AM The Central Utah Water Project, A Lengthy Success Story
Gene Shawcroft, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM 11:15 AM Documenting Underground Utility Damages & Incidents
Ron Peterson, Ron Peterson Consulting
11:15 AM 12:00 PM The Value of Water: Building Support for Water Infrastructure
Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water AllianceConcurrent Presentation: US Department of Transportation
Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary (Invited/Tentative)
12:30 PM 1:30 PM Joint Contractors Lunch
2:00 PM Buses Depart for Centennial Celebration
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB), Washington, DC
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Map)
Event Schedule – Oct 1st
4:30 PM 6:00 PM Pre-Program: Association Update, RRB Amphitheater – use the Pennsylvania Ave entrance – Separate registration required – limited seating – FULL
6:00 PM 7:15 PM Reception and Presentation, RRB Atrium – use the 14th Street entrance – Shuttle drop off here
7:15 PM 8:15 PM Dinner, RRB Atrium Ballroom or Hall
8:15 PM 10:30 PM After Party with Dessert and Dancing, RRB Atrium
Badge Pick Up and Information Desk
Joint Contractors Conference attendees may pick up Centennial Celebration Badges at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Grand Ballroom Foyer at:

  • Saturday, Sept 29 from 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, Sept 30 from 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Monday, Oct 1 from 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
Onsite badge pick-up on Monday, Oct 1 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at:

  • 3:00 PM-5:30 PM, Amphitheater Foyer, Pennsylvania Ave, Entrance
  • 5:45 PM-8:30 PM, Atrium Foyer, 14th St Entrance
Additional Details
  • Attire: The suggested dress for the Centennial reception and dinner is business/cocktail attire.
  • Security: The Ronald Reagan Building is a high-security building. Upon arrival, proceed as directed through the security checkpoints. All guests and their belongings must pass thru a magnetron, just like you do at the airport.
  • Transportation Options:
    • Crystal Gateway Marriott Shuttle
      • 3:30 PM Shuttle for Association Update Attendees Only
      • 5:15 PM General shuttle service begins for Centennial Reception & Dinner
      • 8:45 PM General shuttle service begins back to Crystal Gateway Marriott
    • Metro – The Federal Triangle Metro Station (orange/blue/silver lines) is located on-site and is connected to the building by covered passageway. The Metro Center Metro Station (red line) is located just two blocks away.
    • Parking – Parking is available at the Ronald Reagan Building – RBB Parking Information
  • Dinner Seating – Table information for seating assignments will be listed on each attendee’s individual event badge. We will have table charts and ushers on hand to direct people to their table. For anyone that does not have a specific table assignment on their badge, there will be open seating at any non-reserved/non-sponsored tables.


  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)


  • Uber and Lyft services are available in VA
  • A one-way taxi ride between DCA airport and hotel is approximately $10.  Expect the travel time to be about 7 min.
  • A one-way taxi ride between IAD airport and hotel is approximately $45. Expect the travel time to be about 40 min.

Hotel Parking

  • On-site parking fee: $20 USD hourly, $34 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: $40 USD daily

These rates are subject to change.

Conference Manager

Brittany Buchanan
Ph: (703) 837-5380
Email: brittany.buchanan@agc.org


Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 920-3230                          Fax: (703) 271-5212
Website: Crystal Gateway Marriott

  • To make your reservations, call the reservations department at 1 (800) 228-9290 and please mention the “AGC Joint Fall Meeting” to receive your discounted rate.

Hotel Overview

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is a modern hotel in the heart of Crystal City, Virginia near the Pentagon and less than one mile from Reagan National Airport, with an interior corridor connecting you to the Crystal City Metro.  Located in vibrant Crystal city, hotel provides easy access to restaurants, the metro and Washington D.C. For a day of relaxation, take a dip in our indoor/outdoor pool or maintain your workout routine in our upgraded fitness center.

Group Rate: $259 + tax                         Cut Off Date: September 10, 2018 (on or before 6 pm)

Check In: 4:00pm                                    Check Out: 12:00pm

Cancellation: Guestroom cancellation must occur 24 days prior to arrival.


Complimentary in-room internet access for associates.

Health Club

Complimentary Health Club access.

Call 1 (800) 331-1600 to make reservations and provide the AWD number below or click the button and reserve online

AWD number: A587198.

The average weather in VA in September is a low of 60 degrees and a high of 77 degrees.

Wear layers meeting room temperatures can run hot and cold.

September 28-October 4, 2018: Business attire for all events.

Emergency Information and Security Offices

In the case of an emergency contact hotel front desk to be transferred to security office or 911, immediately.

Lost and Found

Contact hotel operator to be transferred to hotel security in the case of lost and/or stolen items.

Shipping Information 

You are responsible for all cost associated with any packages.
Information on the package should include:
Crystal City Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
AGC Joint Fall Meeting, September 28-October 4, 2018
Package Recipient Name: YOUR NAME

To receive packages at the hotel:
Guests are informed during check in if they have a package. The package can be delivered to the meeting space or picked up at the front desk. Call (703) 920-3230 for additional information.

To mail packages out of the hotel: 
Attendees can use UPS or FedEx. If attendees do not have preprinted labels visit the business center.
UPS:  Local Commerce City facility call 1-800-742-5277
FED EX: Call 1-800-463-3339 for more information