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Please join us for our December dinner meeting in two weeks on Thursday December 15 at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue.
We are excited to announce that Red Robinson, Vice President of Shannon and Wilson will be speaking at our December dinner meeting at the Red Lion Bellevue Hotel (11211 Main St, Bellevue).
Please join us for our November dinner meeting this Thursday November 17 at the Best Western Executive Inn.
We are excited to announce that John Rewolinski Senior Scheduler with Sound Transit will be speaking at our November dinner meeting at the Best Western (200 Taylor Ave N) in Seattle.
Please join us for our October dinner meeting, on Thursday October 27 at the Best Western Executive Inn.
Early Registration ends today Friday October 21 @ 4pm.
We are excited to announce that Mike Wongkaew, Associate and Principal Engineer at Mott MacDonald will be speaking at our October dinner meeting at the Best Western in Seattle. He will be speaking on the Sound Transit Tunnel that will be constructed using Sequential Excavation Methods (SEM).
We are pleased to announce a Fall Short Course this year. Pleas join us on Friday November 4th at the Columbia Tower Club to learn more about Geotechnical Instrumentation and Automated monitoring from Soldata, Campbell Scientific, and RocTest.
The Short Course will be held on Friday November 4th at the Columbia Tower Club – CLICK HERE for more information
RRNW Film Event: Stories of Our Watersheds, October 12
River Restoration Northwest (RRNW) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a screening of our third annual ‘Stories of Our Watersheds’ film event on October 12, 2016 in Seattle. This film screening will be held at the Columbia City Theater and feature a series of short films that celebrates our watersheds and the understanding that everyone lives in a watershed. The intent of this year’s event is to create a gathering where we share stories about the different ways we experience, sustain and celebrate our river systems.
When: October 12, 2016, doors open 6:30 PM, films start at 7:30 PM
Where: Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, (206) 722-3009
Who: This is a public (age 21+) event! If you’re interested in engaging a unique group of designers, planners, artists, and scientists around the topic of healthy watersheds, this is the place for you…and bring your friends!
Food/Drink: There will be a cash bar. However, no food is available at the venue but, there are several excellent restaurants nearby such as Tutta Bella and the Columbia City Ale House.
The 13 selected films for 2016 represent a wide range of river systems from the Pacific Northwest to the Middle East. Selected films share stories from a variety of conservation organizations, tribes, watershed councils, agencies and filmmakers. Explore the selected films on our website here. Follow us on Facebook for more up to date information on this event and much more!
Please join us for our first dinner meeting of the season next week, on Thursday September 22. Remember Early Registration ends Friday September 16 @ 4pm.
We are excited to announce that Hayward Baker will be speaking at our September dinner meeting at the Best Western in Seattle. This is a joint meeting with AEG and will be the start to our exciting 2016-2017 series of dinner meetings.
The September 16, 2016 deadline for comments is approaching quickly:
After nearly 6 months of effort, the Ground Improvement Committee is pleased to announce a commentary guidance document has been prepared.
These commentary guidelines are the result of a request to evaluate common approaches for ground improvement design as it relates to the use of ground improvement to mitigate against liquefaction and/or improve Site Class. The purpose of the document is to provide commentary guidelines that address concerns regarding the disparity of approaches for ground improvement design and design recommendations submitted to the City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) and other code enforcement organizations in support of construction permit applications.
This announcement marks the beginning of a comment period that ends September 16,, 2016. The ground improvement committee and the ASCE board respectfully request you review the document and send any comments you may have to Mark Rohrbach at MARohrbach@haywardbaker.com. To the extent possible, it would be greatly appreciated that companies pool their comments into a single consistent document.
The rainy season is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to think about whether you will be doing any grading between November 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. If your project includes Geotechnical Special Inspections AND if your project is in an environmentally critical area or involves a large quantity of earth-moving, check the Geotechnical Special Inspection assignment letter we sent you shortly after your permit was issued.
If you see an item called “Monitor Grading Season Restriction” on the assignment letter, this means that grading between November 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 is prohibited unless you apply for and receive a Grading Season Extension. For smaller projects in environmentally critical areas, there may be a note in the assignment letter allowing you to follow the additional measures for wet weather work shown on the approved plan set in lieu of a formal grading season extension application.
For information on how to apply for a Grading Season Extension, see Director’s Rule 26-2015 (effective early Oct. 2016). This year, you must submit an application online through your SDCI Project Portal at http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/eplan/. We will not accept paper applications. We may take up to two weeks to review your application. Please note that your permit must be issued before we can process a grading season extension application. Contact the on-call geotechnical engineer at (206) 684-8950 if you have questions about submittal requirements or whether you need an extension.