Stepping Out From Behind the Desk: A Look Into Stream Restoration Construction Oversight

Alex Lucado, PE, CFM, Senior Project Manager, Timmons Group

Katie Atkinson, PE, Project Manager, Timmons Group

Alex C. Lucado[1], PE, CFM Timmons Group

Katie Atkinson2, PE Timmons Group

 

There are many design components and individual roles within a water resources project. Most of the professionals serving in these roles are adept at solving problems behind a computer screen. However, overseeing project construction can present these individuals with an array of new challenges. In particular, overseeing stream restoration construction can prove to be notably challenging. Especially with a multitude of variables throughout the construction of the project such as ecological and weather-dependent considerations.

This presentation will detail the construction of a large-scale stream restoration project from notice to proceed to substantial completion. It will touch on several unique site characteristics, as well as strategies used to ensure the success of the design.

[1] Senior Project Manager; 1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 300, Richmond, Virginia, 23225; 804-200-6500; alex.lucado@timmons.com

2 Project Manager; 1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 300, Richmond, Virginia, 23225; 804-200-6500; katie.atkinson@timmons.com

 


Author Bio

Alex is a graduate of the Virginia Tech Civil Engineering program with over 10 years of experience in water resources design. He specializes in a multitude of project types with a focus on stream restoration, floodplain management, and dam safety compliance.

Katie is a graduate of the Virginia Tech Biological Systems Engineering program with over 6 years of experience in water resources design. She specializes in stream restoration and drainage improvement projects.