King Chin, PE presented a paper at Navigating Change 2012, the American Public Works Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter fall conference held October 2-5 at Gleneden Beach, Oregon. APWA serves individuals, agencies and private companies involved in public works and infrastructure issues. The national organization represents about 30,000 public works professionals and the Oregon chapter has a membership of 800.
King, who is an associate geotechnical engineer in GeoEngineers’ Redmond office, spoke on the topic, “Tsunami of 2011 Japan Earthquake: Lessons Learned for Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.” In his talk, he described the tsunami damages he observed while on the May 2011 earthquake reconnaissance trip sponsored by the Structural Engineers Association of Washington. King shared Information about the cause of the tsunami and earthquake and discussed the emergency preparedness and response by the Japanese communities the team visited.
GeoEngineers encourages staff to participate in professional organizations like APWA to share knowledge and learn from industry peers and clients.