March 19: Joint Lake Washington Chapter - Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting (click for more info.)

March 19: Joint Lake Washington Chapter – Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting (click for more info.)


Washington Society of Professional Engineers
Joint Lake Washington Chapter - Seattle Chapter Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Best Western Executive Inn -  Shaw Room

200 Taylor Avenue North

Seattle, Washington


Social:      6:30 PM

Dinner:     7:00 PM

Program:  8:00 PM


Please make reservations!

It helps us with planning if reservations are made by Noon, Thursday, March 14, 2019.

(People without reservations are welcome if space is available):

Contact Jon Mathison at ; or Glenn Landguth, 425-821-4172, or


Program: “Sea-Tac Airport Operations Continue During Many Major Construction Projects”


By Janice Zahn, P.E., CCM, Assistant Engineering Director, Port of Seattle


The Port of Seattle is now the 8th busiest airport in the nation, serving nearly 49.8 million passengers and more than 432,315 metric tons of air cargo in 2018. With a regional economic impact of more than $22.5 billion in business revenue, Sea-Tac generates more than 151,400 jobs (87,300 direct jobs), representing over $3.6 billion in direct earnings and more than $442 million in state and local taxes. Thirty-two passenger airlines serve 91 non-stop domestic destinations and 29 international destinations including Canada, Mexico, and seasonal operations. To enhance efficiency, safety, and customer service at Sea-Tac Airport, the airport capital budget for 2019 is $935 million and the five-year capital improvement plan is $2.7 billion. You’ll hear about the challenges of constructing at a 24/7/365 operating airport environment and through case studies of several projects.


Some of the major construction projects that are currently underway at the Sea-Tac Airport include: North Satellite Modernization, International Arrivals Facility, Airport Dining and Retail Redevelopment, Central Terminal Renovation, Baggage Handling System Optimization, as well as the Flight Corridor Safety Program. There are several other major construction projects that have been completed with more on the way with the Sustainable Airport Master Plan.


Our presenter, Janice Zahn, P.E., CCM, has 30 years of experience in design and construction of both vertical and horizontal construction projects, with nearly 20 years at the Port of Seattle. She holds a MSCE and MPA from the University of Washington and leads the Construction Management functions at the Port. Janice is also the Chair of the Project Review Committee and serves on several subcommittees at the Transportation Research Board.




Dinner: There is one price for all and one great selection for the Dinner food. The main entree is Pan Seared Chicken Breast, served with a Madeira/Port and Green Peppercorn Demi Glaze and Rice Pilaf, Fresh Garden Vegetables, and Focaccia Bread/Butter. Harvest Salad Greens with tomato, cucumber, carrots, red onion and croutons, served with house dressing. Sorbet for dessert. Choice of Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee or Tea. Other beverages available from the hotel bar.


Please note the new price and new payee if you are writing a check: Total cost of the meal is $30, including all food, tax and gratuity. Please make payment to the “Seattle Chapter WSPE”.

Please find attached a copy of a map showing the location of the Seattle Best Western Executive Inn downtown Seattle. After 6 pm, parking is free on Taylor Avenue North in front of the Executive Inn.

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