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Duportail Bridge: Defining the Term for the City of Richland

The bridge will include two vehicle travels lanes in each direction with bicycle lanes and sidewalks on each side.

The people of Richland knew what they wanted. A bridge. An uncomplicated kind of bridge.

Richland is in need of a link, connecting the patchwork of commerce, transportation, and access between two adjacent neighborhoods. Their solution? A concrete structure, connecting existing roadways, parks, and commerce on both sides of the Yakima River. Read more about Duportail Bridge: Defining the Term for the City of Richland

Envision…the Past Year in Review

Have you noticed over the past year the number of clients and projects requiring sustainable infrastructure solutions? This growing shift to cost-effective and resilient projects that support a community’s economic and infrastructure needs is confirmed by the increased practice and credentialing in Envision, a guidance and rating tool for sustainable infrastructure. Read more about Envision…the Past Year in Review

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

The event was held at the FIRSTWashington Fieldhouse in Kent, Washington.

On 15 November 2016, the Kent Chamber of Commerce hosted the day-long Girls F.I.R.S.T. Initiative at the FIRSTWashington Fieldhouse in Kent, Washington, to encourage girls from the Kent school district in math and science, and where volunteers mentored the teams of 80 middle-school girls through a robotics competition. Read more about Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Season's Greetings

BergerABAM wishes all our clients and colleagues a joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity. Read more about Season's Greetings

Innovative Design Elements Instrumental in Achieving Project Goals

The SPIA container wharf includes a 600-meter-long quay shown here.

Located off the remote, seismically active Pacific coast of Colombia, the Sociedad Puerto Industrial Aguadulce S.A. (SPIA) container terminal project and the Boscoal bulk handling terminal project presented BergerABAM with a unique opportunity to design two state-of-the-art wharf structures on a difficult site. This project implemented a common precast heavy wharf structure design despite the varied usage of the two wharves and stringent operational requirements. Read more about Innovative Design Elements Instrumental in Achieving Project Goals

Jemtegaard School: Overcoming Complexities in Building Design and Permitting

Jemtegaard School sits in the scenic Columbia River Gorge.

When the Washougal School District in Washington decided to demolish the old Jemtegaard Middle School and build a new middle and an elementary school in its place, there was more work to be done than simply designing and creating the new buildings. Though citizens had approved the bond measure to fund building these schools, the school site was within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Read more about Jemtegaard School: Overcoming Complexities in Building Design and Permitting

BergerABAM Garners Project of Excellence Gold Award

Each gold winner receives this rotating trophy with firm name permanently engraved.

On 14 October 2016, the Society of American Military Engineers awarded BergerABAM’s P-990 Explosives Handling Wharf 2 (EHW-2) project with its Project of Excellence Gold Award in the Large Business Category. Read more about BergerABAM Garners Project of Excellence Gold Award

Angle Lake Light Rail Station and Parking Garage Grand Opening

The 1,050-stall parking garage connects to the train platform via a pedestrian walkway.

On 24 September 2016, the region's newest link light rail station opened in SeaTac, Washington, as part of the South 200th Link Extension project for Sound Transit. Angle Lake Station is located at the intersection of South 200th Street and 28th Avenue South. The 1.6-mile-long elevated guideway travels north providing congestion-free rides to Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, the Rainier Valley, downtown Seattle, and the University of Washington. Read more about Angle Lake Light Rail Station and Parking Garage Grand Opening

"Supporting" Wings over Washington

This state-of-the-art aerial adventure will take you above some of the most scenic sites in Washington.

The grand opening of the “Wings over Washington” ride on 25 August 2016 at Miner’s Landing revealed a third-generation state-of-the-art improvement over Disney’s “Soarin’ over California” ride. Visitors can experience the scents, mists, movements, and sounds of flying over a multitude of Washington State’s most beautiful land- and seascapes on this scenic journey. However, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the new “Wings over Washington” ride located on Seattle’s Pier 57. Read more about "Supporting" Wings over Washington

Rusten Recognized for Exemplary Leadership, Mentorship, and Achievement

Pictured from left to right are Andrew Cairns, Elmer Ozolin, Arnie Rusten, and Norma Jean Mattei at the Ports 2016 awards ceremony.

On 14 June 2016, Arnie Rusten was presented with the Kenneth M. Childs, Jr. Ports and Harbors Practitioner’s Award at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Ports 2016 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The award was established in 2005 in honor of Kenny Childs, a prominent ASCE Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) Ports and Harbors Committee leader, and recognizes ASCE member marine engineering professionals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, mentorship, and achievement in harbor and coastal projects. Read more about Rusten Recognized for Exemplary Leadership, Mentorship, and Achievement

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