SEATTLE SECTIONNEWSLETTERSection OfficersOctober 1, 2014—September 30, 2015March 2015Volume 50 No. 7ASCE Seattle Section and SEAW Joint MeetingTuesday , March 24, 2015SEATTLE SECTION OFFICERSStefanie Herzstein, President425-896-5219Evan Sheesley, President-Elect206-859-0224Elizabeth Korb, Secretary206-331-1176Gene Gladden, Treasurer425-281-7288Perry Cole, Immediate Past President425-471-9022Jessica Aguilar, Director (2015)206-357-5625Lisa Harbert, Director (2016)206-371-3079Amanda Shellenberger, Director (2017)206-903-3371Place: Best Western Executive Inn200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109Cost: Early Bird: 40 General Admission 15 for students and unemployed members(Early Bird Rates apply until 11:59 pm, Sunday,March 15.)After March 15 : 45 General Admission 20 for students and unemployed membersMeal: Dinner entrée details to comeYMF OFFICERSCourtney Davis, President206-926-0451Cal Bearman, President-Elect206-764-5253Don Nguyen, Secretary203-216-3933Tara Burton, Treasurer425-406-7118Elizabeth Clark, Board Representative425-468-1507UW/SEATTLE U CONTACTSAmy Riley, University Advisory Committee [email protected] BRANCH OFFICERS5:30 Social6:30 Dinner7:00 ProgramOnline registration closes 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 18Click here to register.For assistance with online registration, please contactVeronica Vong at [email protected] or 206-434-6378Direct questions or comments regarding meetings toSection President Stefanie Herzstein [email protected] Dinkuhn, President360-850-5319NORTH BRANCH OFFICERSGabe Ng, President206-718-5252BOEING BRANCH OFFICERVinny Avendano, c [email protected] — Engineers Without BordersSunni Wissmer and Darcy Akers, University of WashingtonEngineers without Borders (EWB) representatives from UW will give a summary of the national efforts of EWB overthe world, including a few of the national and local organization’s significantprojects. They will then focus on theUniversity of Washington EWB StudentChapter’s work on their current projectsin Guatemala.EWB ProjectThe UW Chapter, founded in 2005,worked for several years in Bolivia. One project replaced many roofs andwood cooking stoves in several communities. Another improved bothSee Program on page 4

President’s ColumnThe next newsletter deadline is:5:00 p.m.Friday, March 20, 2015By Diana Hasegan, PE, ENV SP, M.ASCE, 2015 WRYMC Chair Newsletter Editor:Todd [email protected]: (206) 459-2250CHANGE OF ADDRESS:All changes to your address(including your newsletter e-mailaddress) should be provided toASCE at or:1801 Alexander Bell Drive,Reston, VA 20191-4400.The Seattle Section will receive yourupdated information from ASCE.AMERICAN SOCIETY OFCIVIL ENGINEERS, SEATTLE SECTIONhttp://www.seattleasce.orgThe Younger Member portion of the conference, the Western RegionYounger Member Council (WRYMC), was planned by 12 talented and dedicated chairs and over 10 other volunteers. They spent countless hours planning every aspect of the WRYMC 2015 experience to make this WRYMC thebest one yet.This year several records were broken for attendance, fundraising, and newfeatures. The WRYMC tagline was “It ain’t easy being green!”, but the teamtried to make it look easy. We focused our attention on planning WRYMCwith sustainability in mind. Some of the most notable sustainable featuresincluded: An app replaced the hard copyVolume 50 No. 7, March 2015Published 10 times a yearASCE SEATTLE SECTIONNEWSLETTER ADVERTISING RATESEmployment Ads: 75 for one month on web site and inthe newsletter; 50 per month forsubsequent monthsDisplay Ads:Costs are for one year (10 issues):Business Card size 100Quarter page 250Half Page 500Full Page 1,000To place an ad or for moreinformation, contact the editor [email protected] Seattle Section shared an amazing weekend withover 350 ASCE leaders in Bellevue! Between February19 and 21, the Seattle Section had the privilege to welcome over 130 younger members, 180 students and100 Section and Branch leaders at the Multi RegionLeadership Conference (MRLC) held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. During the three days participantsfrom Regions 8 & 9, which include AK, AZ, CA, HI,ID, MO, NV, OR, UT, and WA, had the chance to network with society leadership, develop new professional skills and learn more about ASCE.program. This not only savedvaluable resources, but provided all the information the participants needed right at theirfingertips and up to the minuteupdates. A sustainability presentation bytwo leaders in the field aimed atenhancing our sustainabilitytool box and empowering us to incorporate sustainability in daily practice. A pre-conference Community Service Event included over 20 volunteers reaching out to over 60 students from the Bellevue Boys and GirlsClub. The activities not only promoted the profession, but also engagedstudents to learn more about sustainability. The activities included afun recycling relay and tower building, wildflower seed ball making,sustainable signage design, green air-freshener making and an energyvampires search mission.The conference featured four technical tours of current major infrastructureprojects. The SR 520 Bridge project showcased construction of the longestfloating bridge where participants had direct access on the floating concreteSee President’s Column on page 3March 2015Seattle Section of the American Society of Civil EngineersPage 2

President’s Column (continued from page 2)pontoons and construction site. The SR 99 Tunnel Project displayed Bertha, the stalled 87-foot-wide boringmachine featuring one of the most daring projects seenin Seattle. The Elliot Bay Seawall Project revealed thereplacement of an aging piece of infrastructure that willimprove the safety of the waterfront and provide opportunities for transforming it. The BrightwaterWastewater Treatment Plant not only showcased one ofthe greenest treatment plants in King County, but allowed close access to the largest membrane bio-reactorapplications of its kind at a full capacity of 54 MGD.WRYMC participants had several opportunities to network in informal settings during a Brewery tour, Scavenger Hunt and Pub Crawl, and unofficial happy hours.In addition, the conference concluded with a Banquetand Awards Ceremony at the LEED Platinum Brightwater Community Center. Seven of the most engagedyounger member leaders were awarded for their performance and involvement in various ASCE and professional activities. Awardees included: Orange County YMF, Outstanding Younger Mem-ber Group Project for their Speaker Series project Remi Candaele, Orange County YMF, Outstanding Advancement of the Profession by a YoungerMemberEric Walker, Orange County YMF, OutstandingSupport of a Student ChapterBethy Clark, Seattle YMF, Outstanding YoungerMember in Community ActivitiesJulie Infante, Oregon YMF, Outstanding YoungerMember in the Public SectorCourtney Davis, Seattle YMF, Outstanding YoungerMember in the Private SectorMelissa Wu, Seattle YMF, Outstanding Younger Member inASCE ActivitiesKPFF (Pre-conference Activities Chair), ChunHo Chenfrom Osborn Consulting (Social Chair), Shane Binderfrom Transpo Group (Social Committee Member), DonNguyen from Buckland & Taylor (Technical ToursChair), Liz Sowers from Anvil Corporation (AwardsChair), Mary O’Hara from Coffman Engineers (BanquetChair), Tony Nguyen from HDR (Banquet CommitteeMember), Laura McFarlane (Transportation Chair),Morgan Miller from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(Sustainability Chair), Eric Knigge from WashingtonState Department of Transportation (IT & WebsiteCommittee Member), Bethy Clark from HDR (TechnicalTours Committee Member), Cal Bearman from WJE(Technical Tour Committee Member) and many othervolunteers who have given their free time to supportthe conference.And finally, thanks to our generous sponsors: Major Sponsor: Seattle Section.Platinum Sponsor: WJE.Gold Sponsors: BergerABAM, HDR.Silver Sponsors: Anchor QEA, CKC, TranspoGroup, Parsons, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates. Bronze Sponsors: CH2M Hill, Hayward Baker,KPFF Consulting Engineers, Osborn Consulting,Parsons Brinkerhoff, Terracon. Supporting Agencies: Washington State Department of Transportation, Seattle Waterfront Seawall,King County, Center for Leadership Research andDevelopment at the Seattle Pacific University, andUniversity of Washington.It has been a great honor to be part of this outstandinggroup of leaders and I am sure you will see them inleadership positions in the years to come at all levels ofASCE.Thanks again to the planning committee – Inna Tasmaly from BergerAbam(Vice-Chair), Jared Nakamoto fromParsons Brinkerhoff (Finance Chair),Schyler Hect from Parsons Brinkerhoff (Agenda Chair), Lynette Sla fromMcMillen Jacobs and Associates(Program Chair), Courtney Davisfrom KPFF (Registration Chair andPre-conference Volunteer Event Committee Member), Aaron Olson fromMarch 2015Seattle Section of the American Society of Civil EngineersPage 3

Employment NoticeTo post an employment notice in the newsletter and on the Section’s web site, please contact the newsletter editor in advance of themonthly deadline (the 20th of the month). Rates for advertising are shown on page 2.Structural Project EngineerKPFF Portland is looking for motivatedStructural Engineers interested in opportunity for growth.KPFF is about freedom. Freedom to workon what inspires you. Our engineers workon a vast spectrum of engineering projects: from dog houses (seriously) to skyscrapers. We work in locations around theglobe: from the lobby of our building toAbu Dhabi. We have all the benefits of alarge, stable firm but none of the red tapethat comes with it. We're large but nimbleand operate day-to-day with the flexibility of a small firm. Providing first-classservice to our clients is what we're allabout. KPFF is experiencing solid growthand continues to innovate that growth tobetter serve our clients. Most recently weimplemented a new Special Inspectionsdivision to offer more individualized client services. We are a group of dedicated,friendly, collaborative, hard-working engineers and we are looking for exceptional engineers to join us. If this sounds likean environment you could thrive in,please read on.PositionStructural Project EngineerPosition SummaryAs a Structural Project Engineer, you willwork individually and collaboratively inthe design and construction process for awide array of challenging projects . Youwill work closely with talented engineers,BIM / CAD technicians, architects, projectmanagers, contractors and client teams. Long-Span StructuresBridgesGovernment Facilities EmbassiesCommercial DevelopmentsHigh-Rise StructuresMixed-Use DevelopmentsCorporate CampusesHealthcare Medical FacilitiesEducation Facilities (K-12 Higher Ed)Museum Convention CentersApplyKPFF would like to hear from you. Pleasefollow this link to apply: is an equal opportunity employer.LocationPortland, OROur current projects include: Airports Arenas StadiumsProgram (continued from page 1)irrigation and drinking water systems in a couple communities. Another involved construction of over 500 meters ofretaining walls and drainage systems to stabilize hazardousportions of an 11-kilometer road through five Bolivian communities.More recently the UW chapter has a five-year commitmentwith the community of La Vega De Volcan, Guatemala. Anarea reported to have two 6.5 earthquakes every year, andhurricanes. Their recently constructed trout hatchery wasnot working optimally. During the 2012-2013 school year,the UW EWB chapter redesigned the hatchery’s incubationsystem, rerouted much its piping, and screened the system’s inlet at its river source. The implementation of thesedesigns occurred in September 2013. During the subsequent breeding season, the community was able to successfully hatch 25,000 eggs.EWB Projectket and a cultural center. Additionally, a security systemCurrently, the chapter is working with the community tofor the hatchery and a potential roads improvement projectconstruct a community center that will serve both as a mar- are being explored.March 2015Seattle Section of the American Society of Civil EngineersPage 4

Call for Entries for 2014 LOCEA AwardsBy Perry Cole, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, Immediate Past PresidentDid you complete an innovative project in 2014 that represents the best of civil engineering in this area? Then apply for aLocal Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (LOCEA) Award! The LOCEA Awards recognize projects that haveimproved the quality of life and contributed to the economic development of the local community, area, or region. Theseprojects represent the successful combination of multiple engineering objectives, including design innovation and excellence, environmental sustainability, cost effectiveness, the effective use of materials, and aesthetics. Each year, the SeattleSection recognizes the award winners at a formal presentation in June. For application information, see the flyer includedin the newsletter and our website, Applications are due March 13, 2015.New Member ReportBased on the new membership information from the ASCE national database, the following members enrolled tothe Seattle Section between December 26, 2014 and February 2, 2015.Jason HuangCatherine PriesterChris RafteryYen Nhi NguyenJonathan CarlsonJulia AndersonNicholas LevengoodDinesh KumarRyan SchefflerXianzhe ChenBrad AllenCasey HasenRobert McLe ReeveTyler AverillHamid AbdiradDonald HainesRandy HiguchiRenee VandermauseDavid LandrusJessica LimJessica WrenAidin Behroozi NobarSave the DateSeattle Section April Lunch MeetingWe interrupt our regularly scheduled dinner meeting to provide you with alunchtime program in April.When:Where:General Topic:Tuesday, April 18BellevueState of WashingtonBridges and the Prioritization / PreservationProgramMore details to follow on our website andin the April newsletter.ASCE Seattle SectionExecutive Board MeetingMinutesJanuary 14, 2015The January 14 minutes will be publishedin the April 2015 newsletter.March 2015Seattle Section of the American Society of Civil EngineersPage 5

Annual CMAA Seminar – March 13, 2015Construction Management of Alternative Project DeliveryBellevue Red Lion Hotel – 11211 Main Street, Bellevue8:30 am to 4 pm Continental Breakfast and Lunch IncludedMorning SessionsWelcome and IntroductionAfternoon SessionsBruce D’Agostino, CMAA CEO and PresidentOwner PanelDick Sage, Director of Construction Management, Sound TransitJoseph Gildner, Executive Project Director, U Link, Sound TransitSteve Tatge, Director, Major Projects Group, UW Capital Projects OfficeJanice Zahn, Director, Construction Management Services, Port of SeattleGCCM PanelLinneth Riley-Hall, Design and Construct. Contracts Manager, Sound TransitRyan Dooley, Engineering Supervisor, Pierce County UtilitiesJeff Carpenter, Director, Construction Division, WSDOTAleanna Kolandranis, Construction Contracts Manager, City of SeattleJon Lebo, Director, University of WashingtonGenevieve Rucki, Project Manager, Colman Dock, Washington State FerriesLegal PanelDan Chandler, Principal, OAC ServicesJohn Ahlers, Founding Partner, Ahlers & CressmanDave Johnson, Senior Project Manager, Hoffman ConstructionChristopher Hirst, Partner, Pacifica Law GroupLoren Armstrong, Senior Legal Counsel, Sound TransitRobynne Thaxton Parkinson, Thaxton Parkinson PLLCDesign Build PanelMiles Haupt, Project Director, South Link, Sound TransitBill Kent, Project Development Executive, Mortenson ConstructionTechnology View - Drones and TabletsRusty Pritchard, Senior Project Manager, Washington State UniversityMatt Kastberg, ParametrixScotty Ireland, Assistant State Construction Engineer, WSDOTNeal Robideau, ParametrixKevin Collins, Vice President/Project Director, HNTBPaul Garrett, KBA Construction ManagementRegistration and Details st-chapter-647062955?s 32053170For additional information, contact the seminar co-chairs:Allen Wycoff (Sound Transit) at [email protected] Hillinger (Parametrix) at [email protected]

Bronze Sponsors: CH2M Hill, Hayward Baker, Parsons Brinkerhoff, Terracon. Supporting Agencies: Washington State Depart-King County, Center for Leadership Research and Development at the Seattle Pacific University, and University of Washington.