Session No. 6D

3D Wave — Visualization, Integration, and Customization for the AEC Industry

Moderator: Michael Castellano, Senior Engineer, Pennoni


  • Joseph Spadea, Associate Vice President
  • Cory Hessel, Associate Surveyor/Geospatial Developer
  • Jason Hastings, M.C.E., P.E., Chief of Bridges & Structures, DelDOT Bridge Section
  • Eoghan "Owen" Miller, Assistant to the City Manager, City of Newport News, Virginia
  • Brian Pierce, AICP, GIS Analyst, City of Newport News, Department of Information Technology


Joseph Spadea is an Associate Vice President with Pennoni’s Newark, DE Transportation Division. Spadea serves as both the leader of Pennoni’s PFX Studios, our in-house visualization team, and the bridge engineering lead for the firm’s DC region.

Cory Hessel is an associate surveyor and geospatial developer that specializes in 3D laser scanning, 3D modeling, design visualization, and software development. Software development efforts include interactive applications such as Pennoni Photo360, which allows users to explore virtual sites and exhibits.

Jason Hastings, M.C.E., P.E. is the Chief of Bridges & Structures for the Delaware DOT. Hastings has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, managing and designing bridge replacement and bridge rehabilitation projects in Delaware, including serving as the Project Leader for the on-going $250 million I-95 Rehabilitation project. He has played a key role in implementing many initiatives at DelDOT, including the Accelerated Bridge Construction Program, Building Information Modelling (BIM), 2D hydraulic modelling, and advancing the use of technology as part of the public outreach effort. Hastings serves as the primary member for Delaware on the AASHTO Committee for Bridges and Structures, serving as a member of the committee since 2011 and a member of the executive committee since 2017. He received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 2000 and a Master of Civil Engineering in 2001, both from the University of Delaware.

Eoghan “Owen” Miller currently serves as an Assistant to the City Manager and manages a portfolio that, among other things, includes the Choice Neighborhood Initiative and the One City Marathon, one of the City’s largest special events. Prior to his role with the City of Newport News, Eoghan grew up and worked in the Midwest, holding positions with localities in Missouri and Kansas. Eoghan, his wife, and their three children reside in Newport News.

Brian Pierce, AICP is a geospatial analyst with six years of experience in data visualization and community-based design. Pierce holds master’s degrees in urban planning and public administration and a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He worked on Better Block and creative placemaking projects in Louisville, Kentucky and was one of the recipients of the Special Achievements in GIS Award from ESRI for his work helping develop a Coronavirus Response Hub for the City of Newport News. 


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Dec. 9, 2021

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.




The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891