Workshop

March 7 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE

Workshop

Roll Up Your Shirt Sleeves and Become Part of a Design Team—Conceptually Design an Omaha Regional LID and Conservation project

By STEVEN I. APFELBAUM, M.S.

This workshop will focus on developing a conceptual LID design for property adjacent to the NRD Damsite 15A project in northwest Omaha. The workshop will quickly walk interdisciplinary teams through a step by step process starting with learning how to understand land and ecological systems, followed by design of alternative storm water management systems, open space systems and parks. The workshop will then proceed to the conceptual design of transportation networks to support multi-modal systems (pedestrian, bike, car, etc), and the framework and process for platting an LID land development. Participants will contribute to creating the basis for a potential plan that showcases an innovative approach for real property development in Omaha. Come make a difference!

 


 

Perceptions, Challenges, and Opportunities for Permeable Pavements in Urban Environments

By JOHN T. KEVERN, PHD, PE, FACI, LEED AP

This workshop will focus on discussing the audience’s perceptions and experiences with permeable pavements and provide insight into leveraging these crucial pieces of green infrastructure for appropriate applications. Dr. Kevern was a primary author of ASCE/EWRI manual of practice Permeable Pavements released in 2015. He will highlight some of the most important national best practices through a discussion of design, construction, and operational aspects specific to our region. In addition to constructing various permeable pavement types throughout the US, Dr. Kevern will bring in the best practices and up-coming techniques and technologies from the research arena including enhancing water quality, hydraulic design, clogging, and durability. The attendees will guide content discussion and depth in various areas through interactive activities.