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01.18.18 Four Parametrix Projects Receive Engineering Excellence Awards

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Portland, OR – The Oregon Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) held their 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards yesterday evening at the Multnomah Athletic Club. The awards competition recognizes projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. Four Parametrix projects received awards.The US 20 Barclay Roundabout project in Sisters, OR received the Best in Category – Transportation award. The roundabout at the intersection of US 20 and Barclay/McKinney Butte has improved safety for local traffic as well as tourists travelling to Sisters and Central Oregon. Previously, the intersection was only controlled by stop signs at the cross roads. Often, it was dangerous for drivers to cross the highway to access schools and businesses on the west side of the interchange. On busy weekends, traffic on the highway could back up for a few miles. Through an extensive public i...

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01.16.18 Parametrix to Create Safe Route to School for Kitsap Lake Elementary School Students

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The existing cross walk at Kitsap Lake Elementary School.Bremerton, WA – In an effort to encourage more kids to walk or bike to school, the City of Bremerton has prioritized Safe Routes to School Improvements for Kitsap Lake Elementary School. Recently, the City learned that they would receive grant funding for the project through the 2016 Safe Routes to School program. Parametrix helped to prepare the grant application and was recently selected to design the project. Parametrix is teamed with PH Consulting and Shannon & Wilson to provide engineering, stakeholder coordination, stormwater drainage design, survey, channelization and signing, electrical design, and geotechnical services for the project. The project will focus on pedestrian improvements along Harlow Drive from Kitsap Way to Osprey Circle. These improvements will include replacing a narrow 1-foot-wide roadway shoulder with a 10-foot wide sidewalk and ADA-compliant cu...

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01.11.18 Parametrix to Provide Planning and Environmental Services for Sound Transit’s Tacoma Dome Link Extension

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Seattle, WA – The team led by HDR with Parametrix as the major team partner will begin work to provide environmental and preliminary engineering services for Sound Transit’s Tacoma Dome Link Extension. The project, which will connect Pierce and South King County residents to the regional light rail network, includes 9.7 miles of light rail with four stations in South Federal Way, Fife, East Tacoma, and the Tacoma Dome, as well as a new operations and maintenance facility. This project is part of the first wave of the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) initiative approved by voters in November 2016 which will connect light rail service from Tacoma to Seattle and further north. Innovative delivery strategies will be used to meet the budget and schedules laid out in ST3. The Tacoma Dome Link Extension will open for service in 2030 and is projected to have an average of 27,000 – 37,000 daily riders by 2040. Parametrix’s John Perlic, PE will serve ...

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12.20.17 Sarah Touey, PE Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR – Sarah Touey, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer in the firm’s Portland office. She has 11 years of experience in the management of transportation and transit projects for public agencies. Prior to joining Parametrix, Touey worked for TriMet. She did civil design for the Division Bus Rapid Transit project, design and construction management of the MAX Track Rehabilitation project in downtown Portland, and management of a bridge inspections contract. As an engineer in the Maintenance of Way division at TriMet, Touey’s main focus was to improve reliability for the MAX by replacing the oldest track work under operations of a live system. Prior to that, she was with the Washington State Department of Transportation, designing hydraulics and ADA improvements for large interchange projects and culvert rehabilitations in the Columbia Gorge. At Parametrix, she will join the Portland transportation group and be involv...

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12.18.17 Michael Horntvedt Returns to Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Michael Horntvedt has rejoined Parametrix as a senior consultant in the firm’s Seattle office. He has 23 years of experience in transportation planning. He specializes in the management of complex multimodal transportation improvement projects. Horntvedt has served as a senior transportation planner at Parsons for the past four years. Prior to that, he was with Parametrix for 14 years. His experience includes transportation planning and design projects for WSDOT, Seattle, Snohomish County, and King County. He has managed projects involving practical solutions application, transit facility planning and design, complex interchange planning and design, community engagement, transportation demand management, and non-motorized facility planning. Horntvedt joins Parametrix’s transportation planning group and will support WSDOT and transit projects in the Puget Sound area. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employ...

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12.15.17 Sheila Muckridge Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR - Sheila Muckridge has joined Parametrix to enhance the firm’s Oregon region business development and marketing team. Muckridge will lead business development strategies as the Oregon region’s Marketing Division Manager. Prior to joining Parametrix, Sheila was with HDR and has 15 years of industry experience. 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 500 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, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Interested in becoming an employee-owner at Parametrix? Check out our...

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12.14.17 Harvin Flores, PE Joins Parametrix

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Boise, ID – Harvin Flores, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer in the firm’s Boise office. He has 14 years of experience, specializing in transportation engineering. Prior to joining Parametrix, Flores was a project manager at T-O Engineers. His experience includes roadway design, project management, construction engineering, and inspection. He is skilled in rural and urban roadway design, intersections, drainage and irrigation, utility design, signing and pavement marking plans, and traffic control plans. He has worked on projects for the Ada County Highway District, the Idaho Transportation Department, the Local Highway and Technical Assistance Council, and other local municipalities. At Parametrix, Flores will join the Boise transportation group where he will be leading transportation projects for local clients as well as assisting with business development in Idaho. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-...

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12.13.17 Parametrix Ranked #8 on ENR Northwest Top Design Firms List

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix has been ranked #8 on Engineering News Record (ENR) Northwest’s 2017 Top Design Firms List. The ranking includes both publicly and privately held firms and is based on 2016 design-specific revenue in the region. The survey includes more than 40 firms that posted a combined $1.28 billion in revenue. Activity in Washington leads the three-state region with $854.9 million, followed by Oregon with $308.47 million and Alaska with $112.97 million. “It is as positive as I have seen for a number of years and probably as strong as it was even before the Great Recession” said Parametrix CEO Jeff Peacock. Parametrix has 100 licensed professional engineers in the Northwest region. The firm had over $54 million in revenue in the Northwest region in 2016, 45% of which came from transportation projects and 20% from sewage/solid waste projects. Parametrix’s largest project to break ground in the region in 2016 was the Cowli...

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12.12.17 Janelle Hitch, PE Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Janelle Hitch has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer in the firm’s Seattle office. She has 24 years of experience, specializing in development and transportation engineering. Hitch comes to Parametrix from the City of Bainbridge Island where she was responsible for the review and inspection of all infrastructure components of private development projects. Prior to that, she was with WSDOT in roles including assistant project engineer, design team lead, design engineer, and air quality and noise specialist. Her project experience includes the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement, I-90 and SR 520 Lake Washington Congestion Management Sign Bridges, and I-5 Boeing Access Road to I-90 I/C Sign Bridges. At Parametrix she will join the transportation design group and be working on projects such as the Tacoma Dome Link Light Rail project and Federal Way City Center Access project. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100...

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11.22.17 John Palewicz, AIA, DBIA, LEED Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA –John Palewicz, AIA, DBIA, LEED has joined Parametrix as a Senior Consultant in the firm’s Seattle office. He has over 40 years of industry experience, specializing in alternative project delivery methods for public agency projects. Palewicz comes to Parametrix after more than two decades with the University of Washington’s Capital Planning and Development office where he managed general contractor/construction manager and design-build projects totaling over $1.2 billion. His project experience includes Husky Stadium, Montlake Triangle Project, Molecular Engineering and Sciences, New Law School, Computer Sciences, Savery Hall Renovation, Husky Baseball Ballpark, West Campus Utility Plant, PACCAR Hall for the Business School, Intramural Activities Building, and the Conibear Shellhouse. He will join Parametrix’s Community Building division, providing expertise for design-build and alternative delivery projects. Palewicz i...

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11.21.17 Matt Austin, PE Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix has hired Matt Austin, PE as a senior engineer in the firm’s Seattle office. He has over 10 years of experience providing utility designs for various-scale utility relocation and new infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Parametrix, Austin was a project engineer at HDR. His experience includes significant coordination with municipalities, water/sewer utility districts, and franchise utility providers. He has provided utility relocation and infrastructure design for Sound Transit’s Link light rail extensions in Federal Way, Tacoma, and SeaTac. Austin will join the firm’s water solutions division municipal group. He will be leading utility designs for many of our local clients as well as assisting with business development in the Seattle area. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior clie...

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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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