Presented by Anthony Kendrick of Construction EcoServises, Jefferson LA, and John Pennington of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Low Impact Development (LID) has become increasingly popular to reduce detention volume, maximize land for development, and improve water quality. The most significant barrier to implementing this design approach is maintenance and premature sedimentation during construction. Lessons learned and feedback from the designers, contactors, and maintenance contractors must be incorporated into the overall design process, creating a constant feedback loop that strive to improve functionality. A valuable lesson that is a direct result of this design approach is reducing the risk of Green Infrastructure (GI) systems. Permeable pavement and bioretention systems can easily become clogged during construction. In order to reduce the inherent risks of these systems, designers can use performance-based specifications that make these water quality systems “contractor proof”.
Using a series of representative projects, we will take a case-study approach to evaluating the design and construction of GI systems. In addition to the design and construction methods, we will explore how maintenance can extend the life of these systems and keep them performing for years to come. In this webinar, participants will learn more about the concepts of LID and GI, rationale for their use, and considerations for design, construction, and maintenance.
The program will be useful for engineers, planners, environmental consultants, landscape architects, water quality educators, extension agents, elected officials, state and municipal officials and anyone else with an interest in learning more about managing and improving stormwater management.