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Thursday, April 5, 2018

ACEC / SW WA Public Agency Liaison Meeting & Presentation

Start Date: 4/5/2018 11:30 AM PDT
End Date: 4/5/2018 1:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: City of Vancouver - Water Resources Education Center

Location:
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA  United States  98661

Organization Name: ACEC Oregon

Contact:
Merideth Webber
Email: mwebber@acecOregon.org
Phone: (503) 292-2348

ACEC / SW Washington Public Agency Liaison Committee Meeting

PRESENTATION
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design
There is an increasing demand to implement Low Impact Development (LID) methods into roadway projects especially in the Pacific Northwest. Green infrastructure is the LID solution in stormwater management to help maintain the natural hydrological condition of the site.

Depending on the project funding source and location, local and federal agencies require green infrastructure facilities to be prioritized in stormwater management. Such engineered facilities are designed to provide treatment and detention as required and to reduce long term maintenance costs. However, there is always a challenge to find the right approach that fits both the project condition and regulations.

Challenges include high groundwater level, limited right of way, shallow existing stormwater system, low infiltration rate and limited funding.

This presentation discusses and compares regulations and challenges for implementing LID techniques in 5 transportation projects.

Additionally, green stormwater treatment and detention design methods, bioengineered slope protection techniques and how to minimize impacts of a new infrastructure on ecosystem will be discussed.

Selected projects include three Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems, two roadway widenings and one pedestrian trail design. Stakeholders for these projects are LTD, TriMet, ODOT, WFLHD, Washington County, and C-TRAN.
 


PRESENTER
Hamed Hakimelahi, PE, WSP, is a water resources engineer who specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic design and analysis of conveyance systems with emphasis on Low Impact Development (LID). Hamed’s work also encompasses stream restoration, bioretention facility design, large and small diameter pipe asset management and rehabilitation. Hamed earned a master’s degree from California State University of Long Beach and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He has worked for WSP (formerly Parsons Brinckerhoff) for 4 years.


PUBLIC AGENCY UPDATE
City of Vancouver - upcoming RFP efforts 


LUNCH PROVIDED

RSVP - No charge to attend!
Please RSVP by clicking on the green "Member Registration" or "Public Registration" button at top right of page. 

While it is not necessary to RSVP, it is helpful to know how many people may be attending so we can arrange for enough food and seating. Thank you! 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Please sign-up by Monday, April 2, 2018


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR! 


WHERE
City of Vancouver, Washington
Water Resources Education Center
4600 SW Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA  98661


SCHEDULE (lunch included) 
11:30 a.m. - Check-in
1:00 p.m.  - Conclusion 

                     (includes 30 mins. for Q&A)

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Program is good for one (1) continuing
professional development credit.


WHAT IS THE ACEC / SW WASHINGTON
PUBLIC AGENCY LIAISON COMMITTEE?


Mission Statement:
To commit to a meaningful partnership between our organizations in the common purpose of providing quality and responsive consulting engineering services to the communities of southwest Washington.


Goals and objectives include:
  • Facilitate a cooperative dialogue between southwest Washington agencies and ACEC.
  • Foster an attitude that explores opportunities and resolves issues.
  • Enhance professionalism and integrity throughout the design and construction industry.
  • Promote quality and value through improved business practices.
  • Invest in the future by promoting continuing education, new technology, and research and development.
  • Promote the use of project delivery methods that best serve the public interest.

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Closed: 4/5/2018 11:30 AM

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