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LID: Site Assessment and Bioretention Design


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Course Title: LID: Site Assessment and Bioretention Design
Course ID: LID-101
Status: OPEN
Date(s): March 1, 2022: 8:30am - 4:30pm
March 2, 2022: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location:

TBD, WA
Instructor: Curtis Hinman
Tuition: $450
$400 / $400* (Before February 1, 2022)

 

Description:

**All courses will include both the classroom and field activity portions presented through a remote, interactive, live-stream format. When allowed per state restrictions, we will resume an in-person field activity portion of the course, this will be outside with enough room for social distancing.  You will be required to have PPE's, face mask, and follow state/local construction guidelines, we will notify you via email of those requirements.  You will need a computer and a reliable internet connection.   If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us via email or phone 425 270 3274. 

 

Low-Impact Development Installations are the emerging standard for community planning and construction. Successful LID installations are planned, executed, and maintained by an informed team. Our LID Workshop offers your entire team a deeper understanding of their role in the success of LIDs in your projects. Learn the latest on LID installations and maintenance, including a live-stream field activity demonstrating the Do’s and Don’ts.

This is a two-day intermediate level course for engineers, planners, landscape architects, local jurisdiction staff, developers, construction managers, and allied disciplines that plan, design, review, and build bioretention and rain garden projects. The course covers two subject areas:

  1. Fundamental strategies and techniques to assess soils and other site characteristics to effectively and efficiently plan and develop a site layout using LID principles and practices. Specifically, the workshop focuses on the most effective techniques for soils and hydrology exploration, as well as the best timing and location for those tools.
  2. Current design guidelines, construction details, flow control, water-quality treatment performance, and practical experience necessary to properly design and build bioretention systems and rain gardens.

Participants will:

  • Understand the overall site assessment (e.g. soil suitability for infiltration and on-site hydrology) with particular attention to identify LID opportunities during the design process.
  • Gain an intermediate level knowledge necessary for proper entry-level design and implementation of bioretention systems in residential and commercial settings (new and retrofit).
  • Learn skills necessary for basic site assessment and locating bioretention areas in residential and commercial settings.
  • Learn practical skills necessary for construction of basic bioretention systems.

Intended Audience:

This Course will be beneficial to municipal workers and state agencies, including: engineers, planners, landscape architects, local jurisdiction staff, developers, construction managers, and allied disciplines that plan, design, review, and build bioretention and rain garden projects.

Continuing Education Units: 1.60 CEUs

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Course Topics

The course covers two subject areas:

  1. Fundamental strategies and techniques to assess soils and other site characteristics to effectively and efficiently plan and develop a site layout using LID principles and practices. Specifically, the workshop focuses on the most effective techniques for soils and hydrology exploration, as well as the best timing and location for those tools.
  2. Current design guidelines, construction details, flow control, water-quality treatment performance, and practical experience necessary to properly design and build bioretention systems and rain gardens.

 

About the Instructor

Curtis Hinman

Curtis Hinman

Curtis Hinman is a Senior Stormwater Scientist based in Bellingham, Washington. Mr. Hinman has led academic programs and managed a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from bioretention media research, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) design and statewide and national LID training programs. His most current research focused on developing high-performance plant-soil systems for stormwater filtration. Prior to managing media filter research and LID education programs at Herrera Environmental Consultants, Curtis was faculty with Washington State University (WSU) Extension and Department of Biological Systems Engineering. As the University’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Specialist he co-designed and was lead scientist for the WSU Low Impact Development (LID) Research Program which is one of the largest LID research facilities in the U.S. Mr. Hinman is the author of the “Low Impact Development Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound” and the “Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington”. Curtis also serves on several American Society of Civil Engineers committees developing national guidelines for green infrastructure and bioretention systems. Mr. Hinman earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning (specializing lake ecology and water resource management) from University of California Davis. He holds a Masters of Science degree with a concentration in stream ecology and watershed management from the Yale University.

 

What to Bring

PPE for field portion, if coming in person

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel

Cancellations*

  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available


*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations:

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at info@nwetc.org or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.


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*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members.

If you have any trouble registering please call (425) 270-3274 ext 103
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