Century West Welcomes Project Manager Steve Nelson to Spokane Office

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Steve Nelson, PE was hired on as Project Manager in Century West’s Spokane office.

Century West is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Nelson to our Spokane office. In his role as Project Manager, Steve will be responsible for project management, civil design and business development efforts.

Steve has over 10 years of civil engineering experience. His management expertise ranges from aviation and civic facilities to infrastructure and construction projects. He has been the program manager for several large-scale projects including the Orleans Levee District $95M recovery for and the City of Sidell’s $120M recovery program.

Originally from Northeast Washington, Steve moved to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to assist with rebuilding efforts. He is looking forward to settling back in the Pacific Northwest.

Century West Project Wins APWA Oregon Top Project Award!

The Redmond Municipal Airport Runway 4-22 Rehabilitation Project was recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter. The project received a Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Transportation category for projects $5M to less than $25M. Century West provided project management, design and engineering services for the complex $18M runway rehabilitation project. The judges were impressed with the team’s approach to closing a regional commercial airport for 21 days and the ability to use the airport closure for activities such as a large-scale active shooter training for law enforcement.

Century West Project Manager Tom Headley, PE, LEED AP; Greg Reince, EIT; and VP, BD and Marketing Matt MacRostie, PE were at the event to accept the award.

Read more about the project.

From left to right: Delora Kerber (APWA OR President); Matt MacRostie (Century West VP, BD & Marketing); Greg Reince (Century West EIT); Robert Gibbons (Knife River Project Manager); Tom Headley (Century West Project Manager); Mayor George Endicott (City of Redmond); Chris Doan (Knife River General Manager); Jill Marilley (Region IX Director); Ron Calkins (National APWA President)

From left to right: Delora Kerber (APWA OR President); Matt MacRostie (Century West VP, BD & Marketing); Greg Reince (Century West EIT); Robert Gibbons (Knife River Project Manager); Tom Headley (Century West Project Manager); Mayor George Endicott (City of Redmond); Chris Doan (Knife River General Manager); Jill Marilley (Region IX Director); Ron Calkins (National APWA President)

Century West Engineering Investing in the Puget Sound Market

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Century West Engineering Corporation is expanding its Pacific Northwest footprint by opening an office in the Puget Sound area. Two experienced senior managers, Glenn Chouinard and Kurt Addicott, have been hired to lead the effort in building Century West’s operations in the Puget Sound Region.

Mr. Chouinard joined Century West in February 2016 as Engineering Manager. He has over 35 years of experience in planning, design and construction management with the majority of it in the infrastructure and transportation field. Mr. Chouinard worked for over 8 years on the major expansion of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport including the integration of Link Light Rail and management of major program planning. He will be responsible for serving Puget Sound municipal, county, state government and major port and aviation clients.

Mr. Addicott joined Century West in August 2016. He has over 23 years of planning, engineering and construction management experience, with an emphasis on airport development projects throughout the FAA Northwest Mountain Region. Mr. Addicott has managed projects throughout Washington including work at Walla Walla Regional, Ephrata Municipal, Boeing Field, Friday Harbor Airport and Olympia Regional Airport. Mr. Addicott also managed the recent Taxiway B improvements at the Renton Municipal Airport, maintaining both general aviation and critical infrastructure to support Boeing 737 manufacturing operations. He will be responsible for expanding the Washington aviation market.

Century West is no stranger to the Puget Sound having completed projects for the Auburn Municipal Airport, Bremerton National Airport and Vashon Municipal Airport.

“We’ve had the opportunity to become established in the region through various projects over the past several years” said Joe Roshak, President. “The addition of Glenn and Kurt to our Puget Sound operations will allow us to continue serving our existing clients and expand our services to new clients by providing local, responsive service.”

Century West’s office is located in the 13th Park Place Building in Federal Way.

Century West in Airport Improvement Magazine Article Featuring Redmond Municipal Airport Project

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Redmond Municipal Airport’s Runway Rehabilitation project was featured in the October issue of Airport Improvement Magazine. Century West provided design and project management for this high profile rehabilitation project that included closing the airport for 21 days. Century West’s Tom Headley, PE was the Project Manager and he explains how effective communication was critical for a successful project . Click here to read the full article.

Century West Achieves Sustainability at Work’s Silver Certification

Century West’s Portland office has achieved Sustainability at Work’s silver silver_certified_2016-19certification and is recognized for its leadership helping make Portland one of the cleanest, most sustainable cities in the country. To earn this honor, our team completed numerous actions to benefit our local economy, our community and our environment, which were verified during an onsite visit with Sustainability at Work Advisors.

Sustainability at Work offers comprehensive, free resources and expertise for Portland organizations seeking to create a more sustainable workplace.  These services are tailored to help each business conserve resources, improve efficiency, save money and provide a healthy and quality workspace for employees. To recognize and promote the work of businesses that have taken comprehensive and concrete actions to reduce carbon emissions, Sustainability at Work provides certification that is valid for three years. For more information on the program, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/sustainabilityatwork

Century West’s Runway 5-23 Rehabilitation Project featured in Cascade Business News.

_16D3008bAuthored by Project Manager Tom Headley, the article “A Simple Repaving Project Turns into the Region’s Largest Aviation Project” highlights the complexity of bringing a regional airport into compliance with current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards.

Initially, the project was expected to be a simple pavement rehabilitation but an early engineering analysis completed by Century West determined that updates needed to be made to meet FAA standards. The airport was closed for 21 days and Century West worked diligently alongside the Redmond Airport and the rest of the project team, to ensure the airport closing had minimal impact on the airport businesses and the community.

For more information on the $18 million project, read the full Cascade Business News article.

The City of Wood Village selected Century West to perform Engineering Services for the NE Halsey Street sanitary sewer upgrade project.

Century West was selected to perform engineering services on the NE Halsey Street sanitary sewer project upgrade in Wood Village, Oregon. Key issues that will be addressed include field mapping of the existing sanitary sewer main line alignment and service laterals in order to accurately identify existing sewer grade, adjacent utilities below and above ground, and current sewer configuration for modeling of the proposed sewer alignment.

The City of Bend selected Century West for their five-year Airport Planning, Engineering, Design, and Construction Management Services

The City of Bend has selected Century West to handle all engineering related services at the Bend Municipal Airport for the next five years. One of the key issues addressed is the development of a helicopter operations area with a separate landing area and accommodations for helicopter parking, hangars, and other associated developments. Century West conducted the Environmental Assessment of the area to understand and mitigate the impacts of the proposed project and is designing the proposed development.

Century West Engineering welcomes the addition of Glenn Chouinard to our Puget Sound office.

Glenn is a Senior Project Manager with over 35 years of experience in aviation planning, design and construction with an emphasis on infrastructure and transportation projects. Glenn’s background coupled with his project management skills, has enabled him to lead both major international airport capital programming efforts as well as general aviation efforts.

The City of Roseburg selects Century West to perform Engineering Services for the Stewart Parkway realignment project.

Century West was selected to perform engineering services on Stewart Parkway for roadway, storm water quality and storm water quantity facility improvements associated with this roadway realignment project in Roseburg, Oregon.  Stewart Parkway is an existing arterial that reduces from five lanes to two lanes with a very sharp S-curve that limits site distance and is a major safety concern.  Portions of the 3,500 foot length of the improvements are highly flood plain, which the project will address through the construction of large multi-acre detention ponds in existing City-owned riparian land.