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July Club Meeting

  • 13 Jul 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Virtual via Zoom & In Person


  • Buffet style lunch for Members
  • Must present Student ID at time of check in
  • Buffet style lunch for Non-Members
  • We are going to try to offer a virtual version of this live event. This is our first attempt at doing this. Virtual attendees will be able to see the slides and hear the presenter, but there will not be a live video broadcast of the event.

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MECA Omaha Riverfront Revitalization

3 D Model Presentation

Presented by: HDR

NOTE!! TUESDAY Meeting Date & Venue Change!

This will be our first in-person meeting since February 2020!!

This meeting will be held at the Scott Conference Center (6450 Pine Street in Aksarben).  Free Parking in Lot 9 across street (Figure included below). Please submit any unique diet requests a week in advance.


A virtual Zoom Option will also be available.  Virtual meeting log-in information will be sent approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

The ongoing Riverfront Revitalization project is the redevelopment of the Gene Leahy Mall, Heartland of America Park, and Lewis and Clark Landing in downtown Omaha. This project provides for the construction of new park facilities including buildings, recreational elements, play elements, art features, water features, landscaping, and other elements within each of the parks. 13th Street and 8th Street were also reconstructed, and numerous existing utilities were relocated as needed to facilitate the project.

Because of the complexity of the required underground facilities including water, storm, sanitary, communications, and electrical utilities; subdrainage systems; deep foundation systems for the buildings and for the play elements; and other buried facilities a 3 Dimensional clash detection model was developed to manage the design and construction of these buried facilities and manage potential conflicts. The 3D Model has been and continues to be a key tool used by the design and construction teams to mange the design and construction of the facilities.

Douglas Burchett has been leading the 3D Model development effort for HDR and will present on the 3D model. Doug graduated from IWCC with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology in 2002 and has spent his entire career in the civil engineering/surveying industry. Doug has worked on a wide range of engineering projects including in the Railroad Engineering world providing the BNSF Railroad with site specific surveys of bridges and structures across 27 states. He currently works as a Civil BIM Designer for HDR in the building engineering services, BEW group in Omaha.