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March Branch Meeting

March 19, 2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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HESS
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston , TX 77056
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AGENDA:

  • 11:00 AM - Technical Sessions Begin
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 12:15 PM - Keynote Speaker 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Mr. Gary Trietsch, Executive Director, Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA), Bio

TECHNICAL SPEAKERS:

 

Marissa Trevino Vergara, P.E., Technical Program Manager, VRRSP

Marisa Vergara is a Senior Vice President with CP&Y in San Antonio. She is a Texas Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her experience includes water, reuse and wastewater treatment and infrastructure projects. She has worked with agencies and cities throughout South Central and North Texas.

Marisa has worked with CP&Y, Inc. since 1996 and is the South Region Lead for the Water Practice. She also sits on the Board of Directors for CP&Y. She is an active member of ASCE, AWWA and WEAT.

Alisa Gruber, P.E., Pipeline Technical Manager, VRRSP

Alisa Gruber is a Senior Engineer with CP&Y in San Antonio. She is a Texas Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Houston. She began her career in Houston before moving to San Antonio in 2004.  She has over 18 years of experience in the design of water, wastewater, and storm sewer projects. She has provided design of utility lines for various municipalities and entities including San Antonio Water System, the City of Austin, Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority, Tarrant  Regional Water District and the City of Houston.

Alisa has worked with CP&Y, Inc. since 2015 and is their Large Diameter Pipeline Lead. She is an active member of ASCE, and AWWA.

Session 1: "Vista Ridge Regional Water Supply Design Build for San Antonio"

This new water supply project is a successful example of a private-public partnership. This paper describes the design and permitting solutions and design build construction contracting tools used to meet an aggressive project schedule.  This presentation will describe the challenges with a concurrent design, land acquisition and permitting process. This new water supply will provide over 45-million gallons of water to San Antonio every day.

Michael Clough, P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Project Manager, Cardno, Bio

Session 2: "Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Brings Value to your Project"

Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is a relatively recent field of Civil Engineering.  It was dependent on the development of equipment that is used to detect utilities without disturbing them such as ground penetrating radar, cable locators and vacuum excavation in the 1990’s.  The value has been demonstrated in several studies of projects that were completed with and without SUE that estimated that for every $1 invested in SUE, $3.41 to $21.00 savings are realized in the constructed project due to better planning, avoiding utility relocations and fewer utility line breaks during construction.  The practice of SUE is not only utility designating and test holing, but also Utility Coordination to bring the utilities into the planning and design process to preemptively solve problems.    

 

 EVENT CONTACT

 EVENT COORDINATOR

Sarah N. Alvarez Sarah N. Alvarez
(713) 428-2400 (713) 428-2400
[email protected] [email protected]

Tickets

$35.00 Member
$30.00 Earlybird rate before March 14

$30.00 Life Member
$25.00 Earlybird rate before March 14

$30.00 Government Employee
$25.00 Earlybird rate before March 14

$40.00 Non-ASCE Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before March 14

$15.00 Student
$10.00 Earlybird rate before March 14

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