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EWRI Houston Parks Board Technical Event

January 30, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Jacobs Engineering
5995 Rogerdale Rd
Houston, TX 77072

Houston Parks Board is leading one of the most transformative green infrastructure projects in the nation through Bayou Greenways 2020. To achieve such an ambitious feat, our process had to be radically different from the normal development process most civil engineers would encounter. Instead of traditionally developing a single parcel of land into a park, they are developing and connecting multiple parcels along Houston’s bayous, traditionally meant for stormwater conveyance, into a 150-mile linear park system. Instead of a single owner designing and building a park, they became a hub of collaboration, bringing multiple public agencies, private stakeholders and design consultants together for this common goal.  As a construction manager for Houston Parks Board, Mr. Danny Zirilli had to evolve his traditional role as a civil engineer, landscape architect, and construction manager into a role that blends all those experiences together to manage a multi-disciplinary effort, while delivering a large-scale project with many challenges on time and on budget.

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11:30 am     Networking and Boxed Lunches

12:00 pm     Introductory Remarks and Presentation

1:00 pm       EWRI Announcements

1:30 pm       Adjourn

Professional Development Hours:  One PDH offered for this event.

ASCE Members:         $30
Non-Members:           $50
Registration includes lunch.  Lunch is guaranteed if registration is received before noon on 1/29.

Proceeds will cover the event cost and benefit EWRI-Houston activities.

Please pay by credit card online after clicking the "Register Now" button or bring a check (payable to "ASCE Houston Branch") to the event.

Sponsors:  Sponsorships are available for $250 each. Sponsors will receive:

  • One complementary lunch
  • Recognition on event posters, welcome screens, and verbally during the event

Please email your high resolution logo to [email protected] after you purchase your sponsorship.

Please purchase your sponsorship online by clicking on the "Register Now" button, or click here to complete a paper form and mail a check.

Danny Zirilli
Construction Manager
Houston Parks Board
Houston, TX

Danny Zirilli has been the Construction Manager for Houston Parks Board for the past three and a half years. Before that, he worked at Burditt Consultants, LLC for 12 years as a civil engineer, landscape architect and construction manager on a variety of parks, greenways, streetscapes, gateway and park redevelopment projects in southeast Texas. His 21-year career has been quite diversified between civil engineering design specializing in land development and stormwater management, landscape architecture design, construction management and business development. He has managed all aspects of projects from procurement and programming to design and construction to ribbon cuttings.  His passion lies in designing and managing the construction of city parks and public greenspace developments.

Danny received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master’s of Engineering from the University of Florida in 1997 and 1998, respectively, and his Professional Engineering License in 2001. His varied interests in land development carried his career into Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, where he received his state license in Landscape Architecture in Texas in 2014.  He is one of only a handful of professionals in the country with both licensures. 


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