Low Impact Development
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Tuesday, June 6, 2023 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | 10:00 am – 12:45 pm CDT
Understanding and Implementing Principles of Low Impact Development (LID)
- Urban environment and water quality
- Conventional development and stormwater management
- Drawbacks of conventional approaches
- Origins of LID
- Principles and benefits of LID
Low Impact Development Hydrology Considerations
- Water cycle and site hydrology
- Defining hydrologic principles for LID
- Identifying regional hydrologic considerations
- Evaluating hydrologic outcomes
- Hydrologic tools for LID
Low Impact Development Site Planning
- Incorporating LID into common land development projects
- LID site planning tools
- Environmental Site Design (ESD)
Low Impact Development Structural BMPs
- Choosing and designing best BMPs
- Site investigation
- Bioretention systems
- Dry swales
- Permeable pavements (porous asphalt, porous concrete, interlocking paver systems)
- Infiltration basins, trenches, underground systems
- Rain barrels
- Green roofs
Low Impact Development Economics, Construction and Maintenance Considerations
- Construction specifications
- Maintenance requirements
Low Impact Development Resources
- Incorporation of LID into land use regulations
- LID model ordinances
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 HSW PDHs
6.0 ASFPM CECs
International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Sitework)
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
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Steven D. Trinkaus, PEPrincipal at Trinkaus Engineering, LLC, in Southbury, CT
Mr. Trinkaus is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of low impact development (LID), having presented at many American Society of Civil Engineers/Environmental & Water Resource Institute (ASCE/EWRI) international conferences and many other regional conferences and workshops on LID and water quality issues. He was an invited speaker by the Water Resources Agency in Taichung, Taiwan, to present a 12-hour workshop on LID in December of 2011. He has been an invited presenter and consultant multiple times on storm water and LID in China and South Korea since 2013. He has designed LID retrofits in Zhenjiang, China. He was reviewed and edited LID reports by Pusan National University and Land & Housing Institute in South Korea. Mr. Trinkaus has written LID Design Manuals for the Towns of Tolland, Plainville, Harwinton, Morris, and East Granby, Connecticut. He has designed many types of LID treatment systems for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Mr. Trinkaus is primary author of the EWRI Filter Strip/Bioswales Task Committee. Mr. Trinkaus is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut and Maryland. He received a bachelor of science degree in Forest Management in 1980 from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Trinkaus has more than 39 years of experience in the land development field and more than 19 years of experience designing low impact development treatment systems and ten years writing LID regulations and design manuals.
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Course Title: Low Impact Development
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the principles of stormwater low impact development, hydrology considerations for low-impact development, site planning, structural best management plans, low impact development economics, construction and maintenance.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss environmental and water quality threats in urban areas, identify the drawbacks of conventional approaches to address stormwater, and explain the principles and benefits of low impact development (LID) strategies.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the science of the water cycle and site hydrology, as a foundation to understanding and implementing the objectives of low impact development and treating stormwater runoff as intended by nature.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and explain the objectives and applications of structural best management practices, including bioretention systems, dry swales, permeable pavement, infiltration basins, rain barrels, and green roofs.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the process of low impact development site planning and discuss the economics, construction and maintenance considerations of low impact development projects.
LUs: 6.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with stormwater management issues and practices
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 01/12/2024
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