Tunnel Business Magazine

JUN 2018

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B U S I N E S S B R I E F S 9 TUNNELINGONLINE.COM TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // JUNE 2018 Dallas City Council Approves $207M Tunnel Contract Dallas, Texas, City Council on Feb. 14 approved a $206.7 million con- tract to build a 5-mile long drainage tunnel north of downtown. The project, to be built by Southland ch. eek Drainage Relief tunnel will be 30-ft ID and approx- imately 70 to 150 ft deep. It will be built primarily within Austin chalk. The project includes seven shafts ranging from 12.5 to 40 ft ID. Project completion is estimated for December 2022. The project is designed to reduce floo eek and Peaks Br eek and Peaks Branch were natural streams that were en- closed in the early 1900s. During heavy rains as the channels reach capacity, street flooding — as much as 10 ft in some areas — can occur. Schnabel Engineering has opened its first office on the West Coast in Seattle. A combi- nation of active projects in the vicinity and two talented engineers willing to relocate and make it happen clinched the deal. When given the opportunity to open the company's 20th location, Alex Rutledge, PE, PG, and Robert Indri, PE, embraced the challenge despite daunting logistics. The engineers, who have each been with Schnabel's Greensbor C., office for more than 10 years, were already used to long-distance travel to job sites. Thanks to ongoing projects with clients in the Pacific west and Alaska, establishing a phys- ical presence was inevitable. Rutledge and Indri will be supported by a national team of skilled technical profes- sionals as they provide dam and levee, geo- technical, and geostructural engineering design services in the region. CEO Walt Rabe, PE, said, "This is the sec- ond new office we've opened recently in a major market. These endeavors underscore our strategic plan, which places emphasis on 'being there' for our clients." Rutledge, a West Virginia native, holds dual master's degrees in civil engineering and geology. He made Greensboro his home after joining Schnabel in 2006. Indri hails fr ey. Prior to joining Schnabel in 2005, he was in the heavy construction industry for 10 years and is an Army veteran. "We each have something a little differ- ent to offer. I'm more on the structural and general civil side, whereas Alex is more geo- technical and geology. We also share a simi- lar, 'get it done' work ethic and place a high value on teamwork," Indri commented. Schnabel Engineering Opens Seattle Office Alex Rutledge and Rob Indri recently opened Schnabel Engineering's office in Seattle.

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