Location: Seattle, WA
OCI was responsible for the TESC and stream bypass plan for this flood management and habitat restoration design project. Deliverables included plans and detail sheets, specifications, engineer’s cost estimate, and the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Challenges included: bypass of a flashy, urban stream and isolation of the sediment pond during dredging. Construction in Meadowbrook Pond was completed in the 2012 fish window and Thornton Creek Confluence was constructed in the 2013 fish window.
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- Fish passage analysis and design
- Stream and habitat restoration
- Bioengineered bank stabilization
- Wetland restoration
- Barrier assessment
- Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
- Alternatives analysis
- Large Woody Debris (LWD) design
- Environmental permitting and documentation
- Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control (TESC)
- Construction PS&E
- Construction services
Vice President / Principal
As Vice President of Engineering and Senior Project Manager, Laura provides specialized hydrologic and hydraulic engineering, modeling, and design on Osborn Consulting projects. Laura’s professional engineering experience and background includes hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, flood reduction studies, stormwater management plans, small drainage projects and providing field direction during the placement of large woody debris. Her technical expertise also includes stormwater master planning, preparation of construction documents (PS&E), and capital improvement plan development. Laura is organized with a strong attention to detail.
OCI Shareholder and Board Member
Joined OCI: 2010
Education: BS in Civil Engineering, University of Washington
Licenses and Certificates: PE in Washington State
Associations: ASCE, APWA
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Laura likes to get out and move. She loves the rush of running races and doing CrossFit, as well as the more relaxed pace of walking the dog, working in the garden, and tending to the chickens.