Location: Redmond, WA
Owner: City of Redmond
Since 2008, OCI has been the prime consultant working with the City of Redmond to resolve multiple persistent stormwater issues. To date, there have been 19 tasks involving approximately 40 individual sites. Each of these tasks requires OCI to be agile and responsive to identify the project problem, review options, and develop PS&E for bid. The tasks have included a wide variety of stormwater analysis including low impact design (LID), SWMM modeling, and working within the existing streetscape.
One of these tasks was developing an approach to eliminate excess runoff flowing over sidewalks. The City was concerned because the growth of slippery algae and winter ice made these sidewalks hazardous. OCI proposed and a developed PS&E to replace the sidewalks with porous concrete and provide a path for the excess runoff to infiltrate. Due to the need to complete construction in the summer season, OCI was able to complete options review and develop PS&E in only 3-months.
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- Bioretention / Rain Garden Design
- Porous Pavement Design
- UIC Well Design Support
- Rainwater Harvesting
Since receiving her PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Maria has been working on a variety of water resources projects. Her experience includes modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport, stormwater hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, runoff calculations, conveyance sizing, flow control and treatment facility design, and TESC design and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). She is familiar with the Ecology Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington and the WSDOT Hydraulics and Highway Runoff Manuals. Maria has knowledge in use of FEFLOW, MGSFlood, WWHM, HEC-RAS, MicroStation and InRoads Suite, Civil3D, GeoStudio Suite, and ArcGIS.
Joined OCI: 2019
Education: PhD Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont; MEng & BSc Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Licenses and Certifications: Engineer in Training (EIT), Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL), 2019 WSDOT Highway Runoff Manual (HRM) Trained
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Maria enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, baking, taking wildlife pictures, and hiking in the mountains. Whenever she gets the chance, she also loves visiting her family in Greece.