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    Background

    Don is the Managing Principal of the KPFF Special Project Division and leads this highly skilled team on projects throughout the US and Internationally.  Don is an active member of the ASCE Ports & Harbors Committee as well as a contributing member on PIANC Subcommittees.  Don is an ACOPNE Board Certified Diplomate of Port Engineering.  The ACOPNE Diplomate recognizes engineers who have an advanced degree of knowledge and expertise in the specialized fields of coastal, ocean, port and navigation engineering. A Diplomate is a Board Certified Professional and is considered one of the highest designations in the field.

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    Education

    • BS Civil Engineering, University of Washington
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    Project Experience

    Don Oates has 26 years of civil engineering experience, the majority of which has been on projects in marine and port environments.  Don's experience includes planning, permitting, design and construction oversight of a diverse range of waterfront infrastructure.  Don has led design of marinas, cruise facilities, general cargo and both dry and liguid bulk facilities, container yards, shipyards, and ferry terminals.  Don has an extensive background leading design of dozens of design/build projects including 2 "mega" design/build projects (in excess of $400M).

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    Licenses

    • Professional Civil Engineer in WA, OR, Guam, HI
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    Affiliations

    • ACOPNE - Diplomate of Port Engineering
    • Member, ASCE/CORPI Ports and Harbors Committee
    • Member, ASCE Port & Harbor’s Subcommittee on Very Large Floating Concrete Structures
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • US Representative, World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) Maritime Navigation Commission Working Group 152, “Guidelines for Cruise Terminals”
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