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11.10.17 Jeff Fredine Joins Parametrix

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Albuquerque, NM – Parametrix has hired Jeff Fredine as Environmental Planning and Compliance (EP&C) Division Manager in the firm’s Albuquerque office. He has over 20 years of industry experience, specializing in cultural resources, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) documentation. Prior to joining Parametrix, Fredine was with WSP (formerly Parsons Brinckerhoff) where he served as a Lead Planner, Principal Investigator, and Manager of the Environmental Planning group. His experience includes environmental and cultural investigations and documentation for a variety of urban and rural highway, transit, and utility infrastructure projects. Prior to that, he worked for the New Mexico Department of Transportation Environmental Bureau where he managed environmental and cultural resource clearances for transportation projects throughout New Mexico. Fredine will lead the firm’s EP&C...

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11.03.17 Parametrix CEO Jeff Peacock, PE Serves as Panelist at EFCG Leadership Conference

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix CEO Jeff Peacock, PE was invited to serve as a panelist at the Environmental Financial Consulting Group’s (EFCG) Annual CEO Conference in New York City this week. This was EFCG’s 28th Annual CEO Conference. “The EFCG conference brings 250 A/E/C firm CEOs together to discuss and explore common industry issues” said Peacock. EFCG’s CEO conference is by invitation only and addresses the financial and strategic concerns of the A/E/C industry. Peacock goes on to say that “being invited to speak at the conference is a special privilege and a wonderful opportunity to learn from others what is happening in our industry and the trends that will shape our future business.” Peacock served as a panelist on the “Board of Directors’ Issues” session which focused on the role of the Board of Directors, differences between private and public firms, and more. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm...

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10.25.17 Ruan Bacigalupa, PS Joins Parametrix

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Albuquerque, NM – Parametrix has hired Ruan Bacigalupa, PS as surveying supervisor in the firm’s Albuquerque office. Bacigalupa has 36 years of surveying experience, specializing in the research, boundary analysis, and document preparation of right-of-way mapping and assessments. Bacigalupa was previously employed by WSP (formerly known as Parsons Brinckerhoff) where he served as a Professional Surveyor in charge of right-of-way mapping, boundary surveys, subdivision platting, property ownership mapping, easement surveys, and GIS database generation. At Parametrix, Bacigalupa will be responsible for growing the firm’s surveying practice in New Mexico. About ParametrixAs a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. Parametrix is c...

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10.13.17 Robert Rohler, PE Joins Parametrix

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Puyallup, WA – Parametrix has hired Robert Rohler, PE as a senior electrical engineer in the firm’s Puyallup office. Rohler has 29 years of experience in electrical and project engineering. He specializes in the design and construction of wastewater facilities and pump stations for municipal and private clients. Rohler was previously was employed by Brown and Caldwell where he served as a Principal Electrical Engineer in the firm’s Electrical and Process Automation Service group. His technical background is based upon applying electrical building codes to produce solid engineering designs, including power distribution, motor controls, lighting designs, standby and emergency power systems, uninterruptable power systems for critical power, and communication systems. His construction experience includes assessments of existing facilities, modifying existing facilities to accommodate upgrades and system expansion, working with contractor...

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09.20.17 Bob Ironmonger Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix has hired Bob Ironmonger as a Senior Consultant in the firm’s Seattle office. Ironmonger has over 35 years of experience providing construction and project management services to state and local government clients for some of their largest and most complex public works programs. Ironmonger comes to Parametrix from CH2M where he served as a Principal Project/Construction Manager, Project Controls Specialist, and Manager of Construction Management Services. He has provided construction management services on a variety of capital programs including transit, water and wastewater facilities, highways, bridges, storm, and sanitary projects. Programs he has worked on include Sound Transit’s Northgate Link Extension, U Link Light Rail, and East-Link Light Rail. Ironmonger has also managed construction management services for King County’s Brightwater Conveyance Project, Alderwood Water and Wastewater District, and Ci...

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09.08.17 Parametrix to Provide Planning and Design Services for King County’s RapidRide Program Expansion

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Seattle, WA – King County Metro has selected Parametrix to perform planning and design services for the expansion of Metro’s RapidRide program. RapidRide is Metro’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) transportation program. The goal of the program is to provide fast, reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly bus service in major arterial corridors. BRT is a term used to describe a variety of transit services and facility investments that are intended to achieve higher capacity and faster operation than traditional bus services. There are currently six RapidRide lines in service, with 13 new lines to be implemented throughout King County by 2025. Parametrix and a team of subconsultants will support King County in the development of an Implementation Plan for the RapidRide corridors and will assist with the assessment of current passenger facilities, speed and reliability improvements, and communication infrastructure of the existing Rapi...

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08.24.17 Parametrix Selected for King County’s Interbay Forcemain and Odor Control Project

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix has been selected by King County as the prime consultant to provide engineering and related services for the Interbay Forcemain and Odor Control project. The existing conveyance system in the Interbay Forcemain and Odor Control project was constructed in 1965-67 and is at the limits of its useful life. With a capacity of over 133 million gallons per day, it conveys the wastewater flows from Central, Southeast and West Seattle, as well as South Park and Georgetown, which ultimately go to the West Point Treatment Plant. The conveyance system is 3,100 linear feet, consisting of dual 36-inch steel pipes followed by dual 48-inch concrete-lined and coated steel pipes, from the Interbay Pump Station, immediately south of Magnolia Bridge, to the Discharge Structure near the Interbay Golf Course. The pipeline conveys wastewater flows between Section 7 and 8 of the Elliott Bay Interceptor system. Successful completion...

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08.11.17 David Pennington Joins Parametrix

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Albuquerque, NM – Parametrix has hired David Pennington as Vice President of Infrastructure and Environmental Services in the firm’s Southwest region including offices in Albuquerque, NM and Salt Lake City, UT. Pennington comes to Parametrix from WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff where he spent nearly 20 years. At WSP, he was the New Mexico Area Manager and also worked as a project manager for major projects. In addition to his management responsibilities, Pennington is an experienced transportation planner with expertise in transit, urban and rural highways, municipal streets, and NEPA analysis and documentation. At Parametrix, Pennington will be responsible for growing the firm’s transportation and environmental services in New Mexico and Utah, and further developing the firm’s presence in Colorado and Arizona. As a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental scienc...

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08.10.17 Parametrix Ranked as a Top 200 Environmental Firm

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Parametrix has ranked number 173 on Engineering News Record’s 2017 list of the top 200 environmental firms. Firms are ranked based on their gross revenue generated from environmental services in 2016. The 2017 list participants had a 2% increase in revenue as a whole last year, up to $54.47 billion, a total not seen in five years.

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08.02.17 Travis Irons Joins Parametrix as Corporate CADD Manager

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Boise, ID – Parametrix has hired Travis Irons as Corporate CADD Manager. He brings over 20 years of experience in the A/E industry, specializing in CADD and IT. Irons comes to Parametrix from WHPacific where he has spent the last 20 years. He began as a designer and has served as CADD Manager for 10 years. At Parametrix, Irons will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of CADD services including vision, infrastructure management, technology planning, and vendor management. He will provide leadership in the development, maintenance, and use of CADD standards across offices.About Parametrix As a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more than 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary...

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08.01.17 Kalispel Tribe Breaks Ground on Northern Quest Casino Expansion

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Airway Heights, WA – Just 8 months after selecting Parametrix to complete the conceptual planning, master plan, landscape architecture, and infrastructure design, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians broke ground on the $20 million expansion of Northern Quest Casino. Parametrix’s Susan Devine attended the groundbreaking ceremony. The 40,000 square foot expansion includes a day care/entertainment center and family-friendly arcade, additions to the food court, a new retail store, as well as a high-end RV Resort, a movie and dinner theater, and a multi-family apartment community. The new businesses are scheduled to open in 2018. “It’s an exciting day for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and for our guests and team members,” says Tribal Chairman Glen Nenema. “Our vision has long included a focus on healthy and safe communities. Part of that mission includes providing quality family-friendly entert...

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07.31.17 Parametrix Tacoma Office Relocates to Larger Space

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Tacoma, WA – Parametrix’s Tacoma office, formerly located at 711 Court A, has relocated to a larger space nearby in downtown Tacoma. The new 5,000 square foot space is located at 710 Pacific Avenue, Suite 100. The Tacoma office of Parametrix specializes in providing Owner’s Representative, Program Management, and Construction Management services for a variety of clients including school districts, municipalities, and private clients. About ParametrixA 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, environmental sciences, and construction management services with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix now has offices across the western United States and over 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary services. Parametrix’s Puget Sound operations also includes offices in Seattle, Puyallup, and Bremerton, WA. Connect with Parametrix on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twit...

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07.25.17 Parametrix to Provide Environmental and Cultural Resources Services at Abandoned Mine Sites throughout New Mexico

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Parametrix archaeologists investigate subterranean scale foundations along narrow-guage mine rails at the historic Swastika mine, on the Vermejo Park Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico.Albuquerque, NM - Parametrix has been selected by the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, Minerals and Natural Resources Division (EMNRD) to provide as-needed environmental and cultural resources services for the agency’s Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Program. Parametrix is currently providing on-call services for the EMNRD State Parks Division and has previously worked within the EMNRD AML Program. The contract will involve a broad range of environmental and cultural resources services and will last up to four years. The AML Program currently has approximately $5 million available to support work under this contract. The Parametrix team includes biologists, archaeologists, historians, ethnographers, and NEPA specialists. Teaming partners i...

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06.29.17 Parametrix Selected for Manette Park Improvement Project

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Bremerton, WA - Parametrix has been selected by the City of Bremerton to provide engineering services for the Manette Park Improvement Project. The Parametrix team will be responsible for taking the current schematic design to a fully developed and biddable construction package. Parametrix has been working with the City of Bremerton on local parks projects for over 30 years. The improved park will serve as a community gathering place that inspires families to get outside while also improving the health and environment of the community. The improvements include adding a sport court, picnic table shelter, walking path, soccer field, and ADA parking access. About ParametrixFounded in 1969, Parametrix is 100% employee-owned and has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more than 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary services in transportation, natural resources, community buildin...

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06.21.17 Parametrix Ranks on Top Intermountain Design Firms List

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Boise, ID - The ENR Mountain States Intermountain Top Design Firms list ranks the largest U.S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. The list includes firms that do work in Idaho, Utah, and Montana. Parametrix ranked number 25 on the ENR Intermountain Top Design Firms 2017 list, up from 28 in 2016. The firm’s largest project in the region by revenue to break ground this year was the Franklin, Black Cat to Ten Mile Widening and Intersection Improvements in Meridian, ID. 83% of Parametrix’s revenue in the Intermountain region comes from transportation projects, followed by 9% from general building, and 3% from sewerage/solid waste projects. The complete ENR Intermountain Top Design Firms 2017 list is available here. About Parametrix Founded in 1969, Parametrix is 100% employee-owned and has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more th...

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06.05.17 Parametrix Selected to Perform Final Design of SR 410/Traffic Ave Interchange Improvements

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Puyallup, WA - The City of Sumner has selected Parametrix to complete the final design of the SR 410/Traffic Ave interchange improvements. Parametrix previously worked with the City of Sumner to complete the planning phase and develop a preferred alternative. The completed project will reduce congestion for motorized access to and across SR 410 and provide increased pedestrian safety by filling in the missing link in the non-motorized system. Construction is set to begin in 2019. A virtual open house of the project is available on the City of Sumer’s website.About ParametrixFounded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more than 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary services in transportation, natural resources, community building, water solutions, and environmental engineering and science.Connect with Parametrix at www.parametrix.com, Facebook, Linked...

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05.22.17 Parametrix Selected to Provide Design Services for Green to Cedar Rivers Trail

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Photo courtesy of King CountySeattle, WA - Parametrix has been selected by King County to provide design services for the south segment of the Green to Cedar River Trail in the Maple Valley and Black Diamond, WA areas. The King County regional trail system is one of the nation’s most extensive multi-use networks, and the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail offers an exciting opportunity to expand that vision. Not only will it offer South Sound communities like Maple Valley and Black Diamond better access to their own facilities, parks, and open spaces, but it will also help to define and preserve the best of the region’s natural landscape. Parametrix brings decades of relevant experience in multi-use regional trail planning and design from concept through construction as well as environmental and engineering specialists who have an understanding of the area. The firm’s experience includes the Lake to Sound Trail, North Creek Trail, and the E...

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05.22.17 Steve Katko, PE Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR – Parametrix has hired Steve Katko, PE as a Senior Consultant based out of the firm’s Portland office. Katko has over 20 years of experience in transportation engineering including roadway design, urban corridors, and transit. Katko comes to Parametrix from CH2M where he served as the Northwest Transportation Staffing Manager. His experience includes some of Oregon’s most iconic projects such as Multnomah County’s Sellwood Bridge replacement and TriMet’s Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail. At Parametrix, Katko will lead major transportation projects and be instrumental in realizing the firm’s growth strategy for transportation. About Parametrix As a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of ...

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