Board Member Christopher A. Zavatsky, P.E., M.ASCE

Mr. Zavatsky is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida with ten (10) years of planning and design experience on a wide range of civil and environmental engineering projects in both the public and private sectors.

He recently joined Tetra Tech and works with South Florida municipalities and counties on water and wastewater improvements via master planning, design, and permitting.

He has served the ASCE Miami-Dade Branch since 2007 including one year as President (2013 – 2014).  Mr. Zavatsky now oversees the Branch’s Governing Documents, aids with Continuing Education credit review and approval, and assists seven (7) local chapters of the ASCE Technical Institutes under the ASCE Miami-Dade Branch.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Mr. Zavatsky completed two (2) Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering.

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The Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) is recognized as the premiere professional forum providing opportunities for all those interested to collaborate in advancing the technical and professional practices of utility engineering and surveying.  The goals are simple: to be a “one-stop shop” for utility infrastructure systems information; to expand professional development programs; to eliminate industry fragmentation; to be a leader for the Utility Infrastructure Report Card; and to be an educator for politicians.



For the communities of Miami-Dade County, a local chapter was created in October 2015 and is recognized as the first Chapter to submit a Memorandum of Understanding to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  On a local level, the primary function of the Miami-Dade UESI Chapter is to provide support and educational opportunities for professionals in the diverse field of utility infrastructure in the public right-of-way.  This is accomplished through regular luncheon programs, networking opportunities, committees, scholarship support, and special-topic outreach campaigns on political or community issues of common interest.  The functions of the local UESI are governed by a local committee, chaired by Chris Zavatsky of Tetra Tech, which is open to membership to all local interested professionals in the field.


The Miami-Dade UESI Chapter is in need of volunteers from the following areas:

  • Right-of-Way Owners (State, County, and/or Municipal)

  • Drainage (State, County and/or Municipal)

  • Communication Utilities (e.g. Phone/Internet/Cable/CCTV)

  • Power Utilities

  • Natural Gas

  • ITS Systems (FDOT)

  • Consulting Surveyors


Those interested should contact Chris Zavatsky at


Who should join?


- Water and Wastewater Pipeline Engineers and Suppliers

- Oil and Gas Pipeline Engineers

- Electrical and Communications System Designers

- Subsurface Utility Engineers

- CAD Technicians

- Utility Coordinators

- Surveyors

- Party Chiefs

- Field Technicians

- Utility Asset Managers

- and many more!


How to join UESI



Go to - Primary Institute - free; Secondary - $30



Go to - Choose UESI as free Institute



Go to - Select “Join UESI Member-only Online”



Go to - Select “Join UESI student member



Go to - Select “Corporate member”