SEAW Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting – 11/18

SEAW Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting   

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Closer Look at the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

We keep hearing about the SR99 Tunnel Project. Tunneling machine issues, vibration, unexpected obstacles, groundwater, tunnel stoppage, exploratory shafts, hyberbaric chambers, delays, massive cranes to build even more massive cranes, repair access pit, and shell deposits that may have archeological/cultural significance.

Tim Moore, WSDOT Mega Projects Bridge Manager, will provide an overview of this mega project, including current construction taking place at the tunnel portals and the SR 99 tunnel contractor’s plans to access and repair the tunneling machine.

Register early!  This will be a popular program! PDH Value: 1.5



Tuesday, November 18, 2014Hotel Monaco, 1101 Fourth Avenue

SeattleValet parking for meeting attendees is $12.00, space available

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM   Registration and Networking
6:00 – 6:45 PM   Dinner
6:45 – 7:00 PM   Welcome and Introductions
7:00 – 8:15 PM   Program
Menu:  Chicken in Roasted Pepper Sauce
~or~ Handmade Seasonal Gnocchi
 Cost: $40.00   SEAW Members
$50.00   Non-Members
$15.00   Students, Unemployed current members – Add $5.00 for registration after 5:00pm Thursday, November 13, 2014 Registration is required; prepayment appreciatedVISA/MC accepted online onlyNo-shows and cancellations after the deadline are subject to full charge.
Location: Hotel Monaco, 1101 4th Ave, Seattle WA 98101  

For more information:

Register for this event HERE

Upcoming AWRA events

Friday, November 14: Free Screening of DamNation, sponsored by AFS-UW and AWRA-UW

Come to a free screening of the documentary film about dams’ impact on the environment. From IMDB:

  • This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Time: 6:00pm; Place: Rm. 102, Fisheries Science Building

Wednesday, November 19: WHS/AWRA-UW Poster Session

The Washington Hydrologic Society (WHS) and AWRA-UW are proud to host a special November meeting that will provide a forum for participants to explore the many multidisciplinary aspects of surface and ground water science and engineering. This meeting provides a unique opportunity for water resource professionals from all disciplines to meet, exchange information, and learn from fellow professionals and students. If you are interested in presenting a poster at the session, please submit a short abstract to

Time: 6:30-8:30pm; Place: Waterfront Activities Center

ASCE Seattle/Ports & Harbors – monthly dinner

ASCE Seattle Section and Ports and Harbors Committee will host a monthly dinner meeting on Tuesday, November 11.

When: November 11, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m (5:30 pm – Social Hour, 6.45 pm – Dinner, 7:30pm – Presentation)

Program – Reshaping Seattle’s Topography: From the massive regrade of Denny Hill to filling in 2,400 acres of the Duwamish River’s tideflats, Seattle has reshaped its topography more than most cities. In his new book, Too High and Too Steep, David tells the stories of these changes by taking the reader out in the field to see the landscape and learn the history. David will provide an overview of the book in this presentation that weaves geology, civil engineering, and the historical narrative of Seattle.

Speaker Bio: David B. Williams is a freelance writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world. His books include Stories in Stone: Travels through Urban Geology and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City. He has recently finished his next book, Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, which will be published in 2015 by the University of Washington Press. He maintains the blog

Where: Mirabella Seattle – 116 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109

Cost: $20 ($25 after November 7th) – includes buffet-style dinner


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