The Seattle Section meets monthly from September through June in the Seattle metropolitan area. Meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month. In addition, the Kitsap and North Branches meet regularly, as do our technical committees. The Section and technical committees frequently sponsor workshops and continuing education opportunities throughout the year for the benefit of members and non-members.
ASCE Seattle Section
March Meeting Joint with SEAW
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Panama Canal Expansion Innovations and Progress
- Program: Join us at our March 25th meeting, joint with SEAW, featuring a presentation on the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks Expansion Innovations and Progress. Dan Russell of Tetra Tech will introduce us to the technical design aspects of this $3.2 billion locks expansion project. Dan recently returned from Panama, where he spent the last three years as the Deputy Design Manager in charge of the Atlantic Lock Complex design.
Tetra Tech provided design and construction services for structural, mechanical and electrical aspects of the lock expansion for CICP, the project design consortium. The design is now more than 90% complete and construction is approximately 50% complete.
- Dan will share many of the interesting features of the project, including:
- The World’s Largest Water Saving Basin
- Rolling Lock Gates
- Filling/Emptying System Features
- Seismic Design
- Geotechnical Features and Fault Locations
- Speaker: Dan Russell is a Senior Vice President with Tetra Tech’s Bellevue, Washington office. Dan has been with INCA Engineers and now Tetra Tech for over 28 years. During that time, he has worked on Locks and Dam projects for the Corps of Engineers on the Ohio, Mississippi and Columbia Rivers and their tributaries. In 1998, he began work on the conceptual design of the Water Saving Basins for the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks Expansion Project under contract to the Panama Canal Commission. Since 2008, he has been a part of the successful design build team under contract to the Panama Canal Authority on the final design and construction of the project. Dan recently returned from Panama, where he spent the last three years as the Deputy Design Manager in charge of the Atlantic Lock Complex design. Tetra Tech provided design and construction services for the structural, mechanical and electrical aspects of the lock expansion for CICP, the project design consortium.
- Dan is a licensed structural engineer with a master’s degree from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell.
- Location: Hotel Monaco Seattle, 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA
- Note: Valet parking for ASCE/SEAW meeting attendees is $12, space available
- 5:00 Social Hour
- 6:00 Dinner
- 7:00 Program
- Cost: For reservations made before 5pm Thursday, March 20th
- ASCE/SEAW Members $40
- Non-Members $50
- Student/Unemployed Current Members $15
- Add $5 for reservations made after Thursday, March 20th
- Reservations: Register Online Here
Thank you to PRR for sponsoring Seattle Section's Centennial