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Sound Transit Beacon Hill Tunnel & Station - a Post Mortem
Doubletree Guest Suites
Seattle, WA
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Sound Transit Beacon Hill Tunnel & Station - a Post Mortem
Please join AACE and CMAA Seattle for an evening of networking and technical education on November 12, 2009:
Social Hour is 5:30 - 6:30pm
Dinner is 6:30-7:15pm
Presentation will be from 7:15-8:30pm

Sound Transit, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, was created in 1996 to develop, construct, and operate an integrated regional mass transit system for the Puget Sound metropolitan areas.  

Sound Transit started construction of The Initial Segment, a 14-mile long light rail transit (LRT) line between Downtown Seattle and the City of Tukwila in 2004.  Revenue service began July 18, 2009.  

Construction of the Beacon Hill Tunnel and related facilities represents the largest and most technically complex construction contract of the Initial Segment.  The Beacon Hill contract includes construction of approximately one mile of twin bore tunnels, construction of a deep mined tunnel station, and approximately one-half mile of aerial guideway, and an elevated station.

Richard Sage is the Construction Manager for the Link Light Rail of the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) and oversees the $313 million Beacon Hill Station and Tunnel contract and will be overseeing the $154 million Capitol Hill to Pine Street Tunnels contract.  

Mr. Sage has 42 years of experience in construction or construction related industries composed of 26 years with contractors in the heavy civil / highway construction industry, with experience in project management through Sr. Project Manager and including significant estimating, changes and claims development responsibilities, including tunnels, heavy civil structures, and highways & bridges; 9 years with Sound Transit as Construction Manager; 4 years of water/wastewater design and property/construction surveys; and 3 years as an officer in the US Army, Engineering Branch.

Mr. Sage is a graduate of Michigan State University in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer and Certified Construction Manager.  He is Committee Member of the Transportation Research Boards Tunnel and Underground Structures Committee; and a member of the Underground Construction Association of the Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, the Disputes Resolution Board Foundation and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He also serves as one of the three members of the Independent Consultant Evaluation team for the State of Washington on the Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Project.

Cost includes dinner (your choice of Salmon, Chicken, or vegetarian):

AACE & CMAA Members:
$30 early/$35 late (after Nov. 9)

$40 early/$45 late (after Nov. 9)



Doubletree Guest Suites
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188
United States

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