OCI is leading Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Sewer Relining Program to provide bid documents and construction assistance for using CIPP on over 200 drainage, sanitary sewer, and combined sewer pipes. The program’s primary objective is to renew the wastewater pipe system as well as support NPDES and Consent Decree compliance by reducing sewer overflows (SSO), dry weather overflows (DWO), and combined sewer overflows (CSO). OCI field crews visited sites throughout Seattle to collect data on sewer pipes and maintenance holes that is imported to a central database. Field crews assess the feasibility of lining the pipes and coordinates access to the maintenance holes and staging area for the contractor. The information collected at each site is then used to develop the bid documents.
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- Utility analysis and design
- Prioritization and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure
Vice President / Senior Project Manager
With 21 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