Fixing the crack in Wanapum Dam

11/06/2015 – 12:00pm 3310 Yeh Center

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Rick Deschamps PhD, PE, Vice President Nicholson Construction

Dr. Rick Deschamps is currently the Vice President of Engineering at NicholsonConstruction Company where he oversees Nicholson’s design group in the development ofcompetitive design-build systems for geo-construction projects throughout the U.S.A.  Hereceived his Bachelors and Masters in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida andhis PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in 1992. Afterwards Dr. Deschamps spent some time as an Assistant Professor within the Civil Engineering department at Purdue, followed by a number of years at FMSM Engineers in Kentucky, where he was heavily involved in design using advanced numerical models to address complex problems. He has been with Nicholson for the past 11 years, serving first as the Manager and now the Vice President of Engineering. He recently received the ASCE’s Wallace Hayward Baker award in 2013 in recognition of ingenious innovation in ground modification. He is a licensed professional engineer in several states and now has over 30 years of industry experience in consulting, academia and construction.

Please view the flyer and bio attached for further details: GESO Guest Speaker – Rick Deschamps – Nicholson Construction