Elliott Bay Seawall – APWA Project of the Year

Parsons has announced that the Washington Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recently named the Elliott Bay Seawall project the 2017 Project of the Year in the Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair category for a project valued at more than $75 million.

Parsons is the prime consultant on the Elliott Bay Seawall that stretches 1.5 miles along the downtown Seattle waterfront. The corporation provides overall program management and serves as the engineer of record, delivering design and construction support services to the project team.

With the original 75-year-old Seattle seawall at risk for collapse in an earthquake, the new Elliott Bay Seawall will be seismically resistant and protect the city’s downtown waterfront from wind-driven waves and the erosive tidal forces of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay.

It will support and protect State Route 99, rail lines, the ferry terminal and major public and private utilities, including power for downtown Seattle and the western seaboard, according to the Parsons’ announcement.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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