Location: Bellingham, WA
OCI is responsible for the design and PS&E for the bioretention system and community support. Located along 25th St, between Bill McDonald Pkwy and Douglas Ave, the project includes adding bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the street, intersection improvements at Taylor Ave and Douglas Ave, and a bioretention system. The bioretention system provides stormwater treatment and flow control, and consists of a series of small level pools and weirs. This system will integrated with the pedestrian walkways and WWU park, and will offer educational opportunities. OCI also developed a slideshow detailing the problems and solutions for a public presentation for the City of Bellingham. As the project is located in the Happy Valley Neighborhood, OCI coordinated with the neighborhood association, as well as the City of Bellingham, WWU, Whatcom Transit Authority, and the Bellingham School District.
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- Rain garden/bioretention design
- Porous pavement design
- UIC well design support
- Rainwater harvesting
- Water Quality Design
Vice President / Senior Project Manager
With 20 years of work in civil engineering and project management, Robert’s extensive experience includes both local public sector and private sector projects. He has provided civil, utilities, grading and drainage designs for apartments, multifamily housing, condominiums, roads, utilities, retail, offices, university facilities and parks. In addition, Robert has designed many low-impact design systems including bio-retention/rain garden systems, porous pavement (pavers, concrete, asphalt, gravel, grass) and rain water cisterns.
OCI Shareholder and Board Member
Joined OCI: 2012
Education: BS in Civil Engineering and BA in Economics, Rutgers University
Licenses/Certifications: PE in Washington State, Low Impact Development (LID) certification
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Robert’s hobbies outside of engineering include backpacking with his three daughters and rockhounding