February 11 - Chico Masonic Family Center
CSU Chico Student Night
Student Roundtable: The transition from full-time student to full-time professional presents many challenges. Learn from the experiences of a panel of CSUC CIM graduates how students can manage their career paths. If you are an employer, take this opportunity to identify the motivated graduates who have chosen to be part of our industry. The discussion will provide a perspective on new professionals committed to pursuing the best use of concrete. There will be ample time for interaction between panel members, students, and employers! The panel will be moderated by Clay Slocum, NCA & WNV Chapter Vice President and Program Chair.
Program: Rebuilding After the Camp Fire
The Camp Fire in Northern California claimed nearly three times as many lives and structures that any other wildfire in California's history. The fire took seventeen days to contain, and total damage is estimated to be $17 billion. Environmental impacts from the largest fire in the United States, since the Cloquet fire in 1918, will take months and years to even be realized. The cleanup is estimated to be the biggest debris clean-up since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and debris removal is estimated to be approximately $1.2 billion. Radley Ott will be providing an informal presentation on his experiences and activities responding to fire damage and lessons learned to date on the watershed and infrastructure related activities following the Camp Fire. Updates will also be given on permits, new house starts, and movement on capital improvement projects in the area.
Radley Ott, P.E. M.S., Assistant Director, Butte County Department of Public Works
Radley grew up in Central Oregon, and earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and minor in Biology from Williamette University and earned a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Co. Radley moved to Caliornia in 2008 as an Associate Engineer for the Town of Paradise. He has since worked for Tehama County and in the private sector as a consulting engineer. In 2016, Radley joined Butte County and in the winter of 2017 became the Assistant Director for the Department of Public Works. In this capacity, Radley is involved in road maintenance activities, capital projects and recently has become involved in the tree-removal, watershed, and infrastructure response and recovery efforts following the Camp Fire.