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Understanding and Preparing ODOT Construction Documents

Speaker: Robert Marshall, PLA, CPESC. Roadside Development and Erosion Control Program Leader with Oregon Department of Transportation.

Event Location: Oregon Electric Station, 27 East 5th Avenue, Eugene 97401

Time: Thursday, October 17th 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm

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*This lecture has been approved by the ASLA Oregon for 1.0 Health, Safety and Welfare PDH for Oregon Registered Landscape Architects.

Presentation: Please join the Willamette Valley Section for a presentation and conversation featuring Robert Marshall, who will speak about preparing construction documents for ODOT projects. The presentation will provide guidance on the production of construction specifications and drawings conforming with ODOT standards. In addition, the presentation will provide ODOTs requirements for roadside design wherein the Designer’s aesthetics, the taxpayer’s money and the traveling public’s safety are blended into a cohesive design.

About the Speaker: Bob Marshall has 30 years’ experience as a registered landscape architect, the majority of which was with David Evans and Associates where he specialized in transportation related landscape architecture. He has a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona. He is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) which is a nationwide certification program that verifies knowledge of current Best Management Practices regarding erosion control and capability with the Universal Soil Loss Equation so that erosion and sediment control plans can be based on science. Mr. Marshall is currently employed with Oregon Department of Transportation, where he has “ownership” of the sections of the Oregon Standard Specifications for Construction related to landscape architecture. Being assigned to rewrite ODOT’s Roadside Development Manual is a testament of his knowledge or ODOT’s culture of safety and its expectations regarding the development of construction documents for roadside designs. This work is directly relevant to the training of people in the ODOT standards for the production of construction documents.


Thank you to Northwest Recreation of Oregon for sponsoring this event!