Location: Puyallup, WA
OCI was responsible for drainage and TESC design for temporary detour and permanent bridge across Puyallup River at the outer limits of City of Puyallup from Milepost 6.19 to 6.25. The project involved removing the existing degraded southbound steel truss bridge (Meridian Street Bridge) and replacing it with a new two lane bridge to the east of the existing structure. The project was within the 100-year floodplain.
Drainage design involved basic water quality treatment using bioswale for the new pollution generating impervious area added by the project. A WSDOT’s Type A Hydraulic Report was developed incorporating stormwater pipe sizing, gutter flow analysis, ditch conveyance and downstream impact analysis. TESC design for the project involved site specific TESC BMPs and documentation in the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.
Since the project involved the removal of existing steel truss bridge piers, OCI analyzed scour for existing, temporary, and proposed conditions. The impact on the 100-year flood elevation with the pier location changes was also documented. OCI coordinated with all the project stakeholders such as WSDOT Olympia region staff and WSDOT hydraulic office.
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- Stormwater management and design
- Stormwater detention, infiltration, and treatment design
- Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Narrative
- Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control (TESC) Plans
- Green Streets and on-site stormwater management approaches
- Bridge Scour Analysis
- Highway Runoff Dilution and Loading Stormwater (HI-RUN) Model
- Culvert analysis and design
Vice President / Principal
Laurie is an accomplished hydraulic and transportation engineer with 21 years of experience in designing and managing both public and private projects. Designing and delivering projects across Puget Sound, Laurie’s project experience ranges in size from small intersection improvements to multi-billion dollar mega projects. She excels at managing and organizing the day to day activities of complex projects and design teams, providing coordination, scope compliance, technical guidance, work planning, scheduling, and reporting.
OCI Shareholder and Board Member
Joined OCI: 2013
Education: BS in Civil Engineering, Gonzaga University
Licenses/Certifications: PE in Washington State, Low Impact Development (LID) certification
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Laurie has an adventurous and inquisitive spirit and enjoys travelling, reading, hiking, camping, biking, and keeping up with her two dogs. She loves exploring and learning interesting facts about the places she and her husband, Jesse, visit on their travels. Laurie plays the fiddle and the concertina in an Irish rock band.