Designing for Wet Weather Projects

Dave Jenkins

Civil construction projects that occur during wet weather present water quality compliance challenges not typically encountered during dry weather. Since it is not always possible to construct during dry weather, additional planning is required during the design process. Using a past Port of Seattle project as a case study, lessons learned will be discussed including project timing, water management, choosing BMPs, translating permit into contract language, and writing contract specifications.

Presented by David Jenkins, OSCG, CESCL, RE

25 years managing construction storm water and erosion and sediment control on heavy civil public works construction projects including three years at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and 22 years at the Port of Seattle. Developed the WSDOT Contractor's Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) program in 1996.
Developed and manage the Port of Seattle Construction Erosion and Sediment Control Program from 1999 to present and have overseen projects including the construction of a new runway with over 13 million cubic meters of fill, demolition and rebuild of two existing runways, and over 2 billion dollars’ worth of facility upgrades.