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Victoria CheplakVictoria Cheplak is a Senior Engineer with the Atlanta Regional office, Kennesaw branch, of Geosyntec Consultants. Victoria has experience in applied hydraulics, hydrology, watershed modeling, stormwater quality modeling, civil site engineering, erosion and sediment control, and Clean Water Act permit compliance. Victoria is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and the University of Texas at Austin with an M.S.C.E from the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program. In her 16 years of experience, Victoria has worked as a lead engineer, project manager, and/or technical director on a variety of water resources and environmental projects. Additionally, Victoria has been a member of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals for 15 years and has served as President of its Stormwater Committee, and is a Level II certified design professional in Georgia.
Wesley C. Zech – Ph.D., LEED AP
Professor and Director of Construction Engineering Management
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Wesley C. Zech is currently a Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and serves as the Director of Civil Engineering Construction Management. Prior to his appointment with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he was the Brasfield and Gorrie Professor of Construction Engineering and Management at Auburn University. He earned a B.S. (1999), M.E. (2000), and a Ph.D. (2004) from the University at Buffalo in Western, NY. He was employed at Auburn University since 2004 and taught courses in the areas of construction engineering, project management, construction safety and health management, construction equipment and methods, erosion and sediment control applications in construction, and sustainable design and construction.
In addition to teaching, he has conducted external research in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Transportation and Ohio Department of Transportation that led to the development of the Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility. His research efforts focused on applying full-scale testing techniques to evaluate the performance of various erosion and sediment control practices commonly used in construction, including: silt fence tiebacks, the use of polyacrylamide, hydromulches, ditch checks, inlet protection measures, sediment barriers, catch basin inserts, and sediment basins. Many of the research results from these efforts have been adopted as standard erosion and sediment control practices used on highway construction projects in the state of Alabama. His current research endeavors include characterizing the performance of sediment barrier systems, using unmanned aerial vehicles for construction site inspections, and the design and deployment of a rainfall simulator used to evaluate erosion control measures. Other areas of research expertise include construction safety, work zone safety, and the use of unmanned aerial systems for construction site inspections. He is married to his wife April and they have two children, Watson and Winter.