The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seattle Section has recognized Osborn Consulting, Inc. (OCI) and the City of Kenmore for their work on the Rhododendron Park Waterfront and Open Space Access project. The project received a Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award on June 12th, 2019 in Seattle, WA.
Debbie Bent from the City of Kenmore and OCI Principal Engineer, Tarelle Osborn, presented highlights of the project at the ASCE Seattle dinner meeting on June 12th, including the innovative use of AutoTurn modeling software to ensure two person crews hand-porting kayaks, canoes, and other watercraft to the Sammamish River would be able to navigate the angled points of the new boardwalk path.
The Rhododendron Park Waterfront and Open Space Access project (constructed in 2018), increased accessibility to the Sammamish River and the Kenmore Boat Launch through the design of new ADA accessible paths, a grated boardwalk over the wetland, and the design of a floating dock for improved accessibility for boats and canoes.
The primary goal for the project was improved public access to the water while preserving and enhancing ecological functions of existing wetlands and their buffers. The improvements to Rhododendron Park successfully met these goals and more for community members, students, and boat enthusiasts.
The consultant team was led by OCI Project Manager, Janina Glovatchi, and supported by Aspect Consulting, Axis Survey & Mapping, CivilTech Engineering, KBA Construction Management, Northwest Environmental Consulting, Sitts & Hills Engineers, and Ohno Construction.
OCI is honored by this award and enjoyed showcasing our work at the ASCE Seattle Section award ceremony. Visit the ASCE Seattle Section website to learn more about their mission and award program here.