ASCE COPRI Seattle Dinner Meeting Register Online

The Wharf: largest waterfront redevelopment project in U.S.

When: Wednesday, May 23, 5:30pm
Where: Mirabella Seattle, 116 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

What does it take to plan, design, fund, and deliver a two billion dollar waterfront project in Washington, D.C., home of every regulatory agency in the USA? The Wharf. is the largest Waterfront Redevelopment the Country and is billed as the nations maritime front porch. The project includes the replacement of over a mile of seawall, a 50 slip transient marina, a 90 slip private marina, a 300 slip public marina, and five major public access/commercial operation piers with event spaces, water taxi/ferry facilities, dinner cruise boat operations, and human powered craft docks. Phase 1 of the Wharf opened on October 12, 2017 with great fanfare, plenty of dignitaries, and 4 days of music and fireworks.

This presentation will detail the project development, stakeholder outreach, planning, design, proforma development, regulatory processes, and construction challenges involved in delivering the project. The entitlement process for the project included the de-authorization of a Federal Navigation Channel, which required Congressional approval. Additional topics will include project coordination, grant processing, pro-forma and due diligence, scheduling, planning, stakeholder outreach, underwater structural inspection, design, permitting, and construction document preparation and innovative contractor selection.

Rob Sloop
Moffatt & Nichol
Senior Coastal and Urban Waterfront Project Manager
Long Beach Coastal and Urban Waterfronts Practice Leader

Mr. Sloop has more than 20 years of experience in coastal engineering and urban waterfront design. He has served in roles from project engineer through project management and senior quality control of US and international projects involving waterfront design, public access, regulatory compliance, sustainability, and resiliency in both natural and urban settings. These projects vary in settings from wetland restoration to large scale-waterfront development and the tasks rage from conceptual development through final design to construction and long-term monitoring. Typical projects include public and private marinas, breakwaters, boat ramps, cruise ship wharves, dredging, navigation improvements, beach creation, flood protection, and harbor design. He specializes in developing integrated plans that combine hardscape solutions with sustainable and resilient environmental enhancements that provide a complete waterfront experience. His responsibilities include due diligence, concept development, grant assistance, stakeholder outreach, planning, underwater inspection, permit support, design, construction drawings and specification preparation, and construction support.

Hike Little Si with ASCE YMF! Add to Google Calendar

When: Saturday, May 26, 9:00am
Where: Little Si Trailhead

To celebrate the beauty of Washington in the spring time join the West and East side YMF on a joint hike to Little Si. Must be at trailhead by 9:00am sharp!
Bring your own lunch. Happy Hour to follow after the hike, location TBD.

RSVP by emailing either Damani Nkeiruka or Jessica Lim RSVP deadline is May 24th.

ASCE Seattle Section Dinner: Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (LOCEA) Presentation and Awards Register Online

When: Wednesday, June 13, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Mirabella, Seattle

We are excited to announce the June 2018 ASCE Seattle Section meeting. Please join us for a fun evening with friends and colleagues!

The LOCEA Awards recognize projects that have improved the quality of life and contributed to the economic development of the local community, area, or region. These projects represent the successful combination of multiple engineering objectives, including design innovation and excellence, environmental sustainability, cost effectiveness, the effective use of materials, and aesthetics. Click "Register Online" to view this year's award recepients that will be showcased at the June dinner meeting.

5:30 Social Hour
6:00 Dinner
6:30 Program

$45 ($40 early bird) for General Admission.
$25 ($20 early bird) for students and free agents.
Early bird rates end after Wednesday, June 6. Registration closes Sunday, June 10.

YMF Summer Picnic and Elections Add to Your Calendar

When: Thursday, June 14, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Volunteer Park

Join us for our annual year-end picnic at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill! This is a great opportunity to network, hear updates on YMF activities, learn more about student outreach we are involved in and professional development opportunities we have available.

We'll have games and food to share, but please bring a side or dessert to share as well.

If you have questions or are interested in an officer position for 2018-2019, please contact President Elect Elyssa Dixon.

YMF Spring Co-Ed Volleyball

When: April-June 2018
Where: Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St, Seattle, WA 98133
Volleyball anyone? ASCE YMF is looking to recruit a couple new players to continue our winter season team for the spring. If you're interested, please fill out the very short survey: Volleyball Survey.
All games are played on Sunday afternoons and all skill levels are welcome! We will contact respondents towards the end of March to let them know if we are putting a team together.
If you have any questions please email Leo Moyer.

ASCE Legislative Committee - Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Needs

ASCE Seattle Section is searching for volunteers to assist with the Legislative Affairs Committee. The level of Involvement can vary and and can include providing engineering judgement on current legislative issues to assisting with lobbying.

The new Committee Chairperson is Savannah Linders and the new State Advocacy Captain is Dr. Conrad Felice.

Below is a description of the work that the Legislative Committee participates in.

The Legislative Committee functions in the political arena. The committee can become active in federal, state, county or other governmental issues that are of interest to the profession (such as university engineering budget considerations, issues that affect the practice of or employment of civil engineers, and environmental issues of significance to the profession). The committee is responsible for disseminating information from the AELC pertaining to state legislation. In recent years, the chair of the Legislative Committee has also been the AELC representative. If they are different, the Legislative Committee chair is an alternate to the AELC and shall be responsible for keeping abreast of current activities of the AELC.

The committee reviews proposed legislation and comments on it with regards to its effect on the civil engineering profession. The committee may request the Board take an official stance on certain legislation that is being proposed as appropriate. The committee and its members may also be called upon to testify at Legislative hearings or for other governmental committees (it must be noted that if such testimony is not previously approved by the Board or general membership, such testimony cannot represent the official position of the Seattle Section and is as an individual). The committee should work toward establishing a key contact group of members of the Society who have contacts with elected officials and who would be available to communicate the position of the Section. The committee is generally active prior to and during the sessions of the state legislature. The committee at times seeks the advice of other Section committees that may be more versed on a particular legislation topic. The committee typically sends at least one representative to the Society's annual Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C.

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