Recent News

OCI Engineers Present at “Expanding Your Horizons”


OCI’s own engineers, Rebekah Weston and Alma Rettinger, led their workshop, “Experience Water Resources Engineering with an Interactive Rain Garden” at last week’s “Expanding Your Horizons” event at Bellevue College. Last fall, Rebekah constructed a fully-functioning scale model of the Venema Natural Drainage System Project, located in Seattle, for which OCI designed multiple bioretention cells to
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Bioretention in the Classroom


OCI Project Manager Rebekah Weston designed and built a scale model segment of the Venema Natural Drainage Basin, one of our recently constructed projects. Rebekah completed the model for educational purposes and has shown it at this year’s APWA conference and will now be taking it into the classroom to use as a teaching tool
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Presenting at the 2015 Green Gardening Winter Workshop


This Wednesday (February 25th), one of our engineers, Rebekah Weston, had an opportunity to speak at the 2015 Seattle Public Utilities Green Gardening Workshop held at South Seattle Community College. Rebekah partnered with Ida Ottesen, landscape architect from Nakano Associates, to present “From Asphalt to Bioretention – Lessons Learned from Two Parking Lot Retrofits.” Both
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25th Street Bike and Pedestrian Improvements


Location: Bellingham, WA Owner: City of Bellingham OCI is responsible for the design and PS&E for the bioretention system and community support. Located along 25th St, between Bill McDonald Pkwy and Douglas Ave, the project includes adding bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the street, intersection improvements at Taylor Ave and Douglas Ave, and
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