Presented by Kimberly Curry, PE – Senior Associate Civil Engineer, Burns & McDonnell & Gordon W. Shaw, MS – Senior Wetland Specialist, Burns & McDonnell
Kim has extensive experience in transportation planning and studies, roadway and highway design, and site design for departments of transportation and municipalities. Her notable project experience includes serving as project manager for a number of highway improvement projects for the Kansas Department of Transportation. She also managed the award-winning Little Blue Parkway for the City of Independence, Missouri, and LPA project through the Missouri Department of Transportation. This multi-phased project spanned eight years and entailed conceptual planning, right-of-way plans, alignment, profile and drainage design, traffic studies and construction services.
Gordon Shaw, Professional Wetland Scientist, is a senior wetland specialist and wetland technical lead for Burns & McDonnell. His primary responsibilities include wetland assessments and delineations, biological and botanical surveys, tree surveys, wetland mitigation plans and report writing. This work involves plant identification, plant community determination, technical writing, and mapping using GPS and GIS. He also trains wetland staff and reviews wetland reports. For the Little Blue Parkway Project, Gordon supported mitigation of project impacts by completing wetland delineation surveys and identifying enhancement and creation elements at on- and off-site mitigation areas.