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Easements and Rights of Way are essential for the safe construction, operation, and maintenance of roadways and other publicly owned infrastructure such as pipelines and drainage channels. Acquisition, development, and maintenance of easements is an important task for engineers involved with public works. Although proper allocation of resources for public facilities is a priority for the engineering community, allocation of time and money, to include consideration of life-cycle management of easements, is only recently coming into focus as property owners, regulators and other stakeholders take a greater interest in the built environment.
This presentation will provide information on the social, political, and engineering aspects of easements and rights-of-way and will include a case history on how a large public utility and the largest landowner in Fairfax County came to agreement on management of pipeline easements to the benefit of both parties and the citizens of Northern Virginia.
WHEN: Monday, Feb 11, 2020, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (Sign-in and catered lunch begin at 11:45 AM, with speaker at 12:00 PM)
WHERE: ASCE Headquarters - 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20191
COST: $25 per person (member) $20 (life member) $30 (nonmember)
Attendees will receive (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH).
Dean Westman, P.E., has over 40 years of water and wastewater utility experience beginning as a laborer with the Lewes, Delaware, Board of Public Works. He received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. Mr. Westman is an Associate in the Fairfax office of Whitman, Requardt and Associates. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia