The Gordie Howe International Bridge – Envision Platinum. Sustainability along the Windsor-Detroit trade corridor.

April 1, 2022 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST | 8:00 am – 9:30 am PST |  Watch recording

This session is dedicated to learning about the sustainability of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, an Envision Platinum project currently under construction that comprises a 2.5 km long cable-stayed bridge across Windsor to Detroit, the Michigan Interchange, the Canadian Port of Entry, and the United States Port of Entry. The bridge spans 853 m (.53 miles) without piers in the water, which is considered the longest cable-stayed span in North America. The six-lane cable-stayed design provides increased capacity, improved connectivity, corridor redundancy, reduced freight truck congestion in nearby neighborhoods, and a multiuse pedestrian and bicycle path. Among the key sustainability features supporting long-term growth and development in the region are the positive economic effects from job creation, brownfield remediation, community engagement and collaboration, improvements to streets and parks on both sides of the bridge, among other benefits.

Speaker Bios

Grant Hilbers, Vice President, Special Projects – Michigan Liason, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Grant Hilbers has 24 years of experience in the design, construction, and start-up of large infrastructure projects and management of complex environmental compliance programs. He has held a variety of roles in consulting, private enterprise, and government entities in both Canada and the United States. He holds a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Windsor and an MBA from the University of Michigan – Dearborn and is a Professional Engineer registered in the State of Michigan and Province of Ontario. Grant values professional development and, to that end, has held leadership roles in a number of technical organizations including the Air and Waste Management Association and American Society for Quality.

Clayton Sereres, Interim Director Environmental, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Clayton Sereres, P.Geo., is WDBA’s Interim Director Environmental with 12 years of experience primarily in developing and implementing policies, plans and procedures for environmental protection, remedial work, and environmental management systems in both the public and private sectors. His experience is unique as it is binational in nature, allowing for a strong understanding of the similarities and differences in Canadian and United States environmental regulations. In the last 5 years, he has focused on sustainable practices and environmental impacts of P3 infrastructure projects.

Stephanie Campeau, Director of Stakeholder Relations, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Stephanie Campeau is the Director of Stakeholder Relations at WDBA, with more than 20 years of experience as a professional communicator. Since 2015, Stephanie has led the development and implementation of a comprehensive engagement strategy which includes targeted stakeholder communication and consultation for WDBA in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining WDBA, Stephanie worked in a variety of sectors including post-secondary, automotive and utility. She holds a BA Honours degree in Communication Studies from the University of Windsor.

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