SEATTLE, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CH2M HILL Enterprise Management
Solutions, an industry-leading management consulting and IT solution
development business, announced it has been awarded a $150,000 contract by
the Seattle Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Core Group to assess
current disaster debris planning efforts and to develop a disaster debris
management plan for the three county Urban Area. The UASI core and
workgroup are designed to set a strategic direction for the enhancement of
regional response capability and capacity.
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This comprehensive tri-county Urban Area Disaster Debris Management
Plan will help the region to recover from disasters and hasten the return
to normal operations. Under the contract, CH2M HILL will conduct the
project in four planning sessions with stakeholders in King County
(including the cities of Seattle and Bellevue), Pierce County and Snohomish
County, Washington. The fourth workshop will culminate in a training
session on the debris management plan framework for use by the
CH2M HILL will support the UASI project by:
-- Assessing current capabilities and providing a framework plan
identifying roles, responsibilities and expectations to unite
stakeholders in debris management efforts to hasten emergency response.
-- Creating a plan that facilitates an efficient return of the public's
quality of life while recovering from a disaster.
-- Leveraging the plan to ensure routes are cleared more efficiently,
roads suffer less damage, landfill space is preserved, nuisance dust
and smoke is minimized, and sites used to store, process or dispose
debris are located on the basis of response time and environmental
The project is expected to be fully completed by April 2008.
About CH2M HILL
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global
leader in engineering, construction and operations for public and private
clients. With more than $5 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an
industry-leading program management, construction management and design
firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2007). The firm's work is
concentrated in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment and
industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired
company and leading employer by business media and professional
associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more than 23,000 employees in
regional offices around the world.
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