Location: Bellingham, WA
Owner: City of Bellingham
Each winter, the City of Bellingham dedicates $2 million to design and construct several miles of sewer pipe replacement. Using the City of Bellingham’s asset management software, the pipes were identified as deficient and in need of replacement. OCI was responsible for reviewing CCTV videos and inspection reports, and visiting each of the 20 sites to identify potential constructability issues (i.e., permitting, accessibility, conflicts with existing infrastructure, etc.).
OCI used this information to prepare documentation with the recommended repair or construction method, bid plan sheets, and estimates detailing the type of replacement and site restoration required for each site.
Service Details >>
- Open-Cut and Trenchless Solutions
- Utility Analysis and Design
- Prioritization and Rehabilitation of Existing Infrastructure
- CCTV and Inspection Report Review
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.