Parametrix Employee-Owner Part of 3rd Place Team at U.S. Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon
Las Vegas, NV – On Sunday, April 18 the winners of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon were announced. The Solar Decathlon is “a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered by renewable energy.” 72 teams representing 12 countries competed.Parametrix employee-owner, Osarodion Victory Igbinobaro, was part of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas team that received 3rd place overall. They also placed 1st in Operations and Presentation, received 2nd place in Innovation, and tied for 2nd place in Energy Performance. Igbinobaro led the creation of an interactive virtual 3D model of the project that gave judges an immersive experience.The team designed a solar powered, energy-efficient home for veterans, called Mojave Bloom. The home is designed specifically for veterans who have been injured or w...
Parametrix Acquires Survey Firm Pacific Geomatic Services in Snohomish County
Seattle, WA – Parametrix, a 100-percent employee-owned engineering, planning, and environmental sciences firm headquartered in Seattle, has acquired Pacific Geomatic Services, a survey and mapping firm based in Mukilteo, WA. This acquisition will establish a Parametrix office in Snohomish County.Pacific Geomatic Services was established by Ron Hilliard, PLS in 2001. The acquisition increases the depth of Parametrix’s geomatics and survey practice and adds additional survey professionals to the firm’s Puget Sound survey team. Pacific Geomatic specializes in bathymetry, land, environmental, and surveys for public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, including King County, Bureau of Reclamation, BP Pipelines, and Snohomish County Public Utility District.“Together with Pacific Geomatic Services, we continue to expand the depth of services we offer to the communities and clients we serve,” st...
Kelly Betteridge Joins Parametrix
Portland, OR – Kelly Betteridge has joined Parametrix’s Portland office as a Senior Planner. She has over 20 years of public transportation and transit planning experience.Betteridge comes to Parametrix from TriMet, where she most recently served as Program Manager for the Southwest Corridor project. She has also served as the Manager of Capital Planning where she was the Project Manager for the Division Bus Rapid Transit Project from conceptual design through receipt of Federal Transit Administration Small Starts Funding and managed the Enhanced Transit Concept Program for the agency. She also served as Lead Transit Planner during the permitting and preliminary engineering phases of the Columbia River Crossing project.She holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and serves on the Rail~Volution National Steering Committee. Betteridge joins the Parametrix Transit group, working for clients such as the Washington State...
Parametrix Adds Four More Transportation Engineering and Structural Staff in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT – Parametrix has added four new staff in their Salt Lake City office, expanding the firm’s southwest region structural and roadway engineering capabilities. This comes after the addition of four staff last month. Michael Oldroyd, PE joins as Utah Roadway and Structures Group Lead, Adam Birdsall, PE, joins as Utah Structures Lead, Stacey Oliveto joins as CADD Technical Lead, and Brittany Payan, PE will support the team as a Roadway Engineer.Oldroyd has 21 years of experience in highway and roadway design, railroad design, construction management, and inspection. He has worked with local, state, and federal governments on projects in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, California, Texas, and Montana. Recent project experience includes SR-39 Dual Lefts at Washington Boulevard in Roy, UT, I-15 Weber County Expressway, UT, and US-40; Gusher EB Passing Lane & Center Turn Lane in Uintah County, UT. Birdsall has 14 years...
Lake to Sound Trail Receives Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design Award
Seattle, WA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington hosted their annual Engineering Excellence Awards program virtually on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Fifteen projects were honored in this year’s program.King County Park’s Lake to Sound Trail Segment A project, submitted by Parametrix, received a Gold award in the Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design category.This segment of the trail opened to the public in February 2020. The completion of this 1.1-mile-long segment fills an essential missing link within the overall corridor. When complete, the non-motorized, multi-use recreational trail and alternative transportation corridor will be 16-miles long, spanning from the south end of Lake Washington in Renton, WA all the way to the shoreline of Puget Sound in Des Moines, WA. It will directly connect five cities in a traditionally underserved area of South King County and provide access through...
Parametrix Adds Four Staff in Salt Lake City, Growing Transportation Engineering and Structural Capabilities
Salt Lake City, UT – Parametrix has added four new engineering staff in their Salt Lake City office, expanding the firm’s southwest region structural and roadway engineering capabilities. The new staff includes John Slippey, PE, who will lead the firm’s Salt Lake City highway and bridge engineering program, roadway engineer Cody Sainsbury, EIT, and bridge and structures engineers Nathan Bingham, PE and Trenton Parks. Slippey has 25 years of experience in a broad spectrum of highway and infrastructure projects, including the preparation of roadway, traffic signal, signing, and striping plan sheets, traffic control sheets, developing specifications, and estimating. He is also experienced in urban roadway reconstruction and rural highway and interstate highway design. He has provided management, design oversight, and quality assurance for projects in Utah, Texas, Montana, and Idaho. Recently, he has been involved with ...