| LID EXPO 2012
A Trade Show of Innovative Low Impact Development Techniques & Products
MARCH 23, 2012
PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKERS
Promoting LID in Sarasota County -Rob Wright & Robert Bresciani, Sarasota County
Sarasota County is actively promoting the use of LID concepts and techniques for new construction and retrofit projects. We will discuss the LID principles the county is promoting, where they are being applied, and a LID manual status update.
Robert Wright is the Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) Coordinator for Sarasota County. Mr. Wright has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography/Coastal Zone Management from Florida Atlantic University and has been involved in the administration and implementation of water resource environmental management programs in the public and private sector for over 30 years. He is a lifelong Florida resident and has extensive experience in developing and providing environmental education and outreach programs on water resource issues.
Honore Avenue Design Build Project - Molly Williams, Stantec Corporation The Honore Avenue project was identified as an important contributor to improving the water quality in Sarasota County by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Nancy Stoner, EPA’s acting assistant administrator, toured the completed project in December 2011 to see how Low Impact Design (LID) features were used to reduce the overall impact to the environment. The project used bio-retention and stormwater demand management to reduce floodplain compensation needs; preserved over 100 high value trees along the road corridor; and preserved more than 16 acres of forested public lands that are also home to two bald eagle nests. The project features six roundabouts, bike lanes, sidewalks, boardwalks and LED lighting providing a context sensitive design approach. Stoner said that the Honore project impressed her. “Finding out how to fit the transportation needs in with the ecosystem, that’s something that has applicability everywhere,” Stoner said.
Ms. Molly Williams has worked in the fields of stormwater and transportation since 1994 and is a licensed professional engineer in Florida and Ohio. She is the current President of the Women’s Transportation Seminar Tampa Bay Chapter and is active in the Suncoast Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Ms. Williams also has served on the Sarasota County Stormwater Environmental Utility Advisory Committee since 2007. Molly received the 2010 Engineer of the Year Award from the ASCE Suncoast Branch and has presented at the ASCE Florida Section Annual Meeting and at the Sarasota bay Watershed Symposium. Ms. Williams' experience includes design and permitting of stormwater management systems for transportation projects and strives to incorporate low impact design using natural infiltration systems for treatment of roadway runoff and to promote recharge of groundwater where feasible.
West Dearborn Street LID Pilot Project – Javed Adnan, Kreg Maheu, Stefan Thoenes, DMK Associates
Sarasota County's first pilot project implementing their Low Impact Development Manual will highlight a new approach for the enhancement of water quality and sustainable design while also providing community benefits. This presentation will delve into a variety of LID Techniques utilized to meet stormwater treatment requirements for a neighborhood redevelopment area. The discussion will also explain the "Win-Win" approach LID techniques can offer....designing a cost effective stormwater treatment system while delivering highly desirable neighborhood improvements at the same time.
Adnan Javed, P.E is a Project Manager for Sarasota County Capital Management Services. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and holds a masters degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University. Among other duties, Mr. Javed is Sarasota County's project manager for the West Dearborn Low Impact Development (LID) Pilot Project.
Kreg Maheu, P.E. is a Senior Associate with DMK Associates, Inc. headquartered in Venice, Florida. He is a registered Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience in municipal and land development projects. Mr. Maheu is the design team project manager for the West Dearborn Street Low Impact Development (LID) Pilot Project.
Stefan Thoenes, P.E. is a Project Manager with DMK Associates, Inc. He is a registered Professional Engineer and LEED accredited professional with over 30 years of construction experience and 10 years of experience with local stormwater projects. Mr. Thoenes has been an integral part of the design team for the West Dearborn Street Low Impact Development (LID) Pilot Project.
Stormwater Management through Porous Paving - Joanne Gulliksen, GAP Architectural Products
Discussion on How Porous Paving Aids In Cleaning Up Run-off and Other Benefits, along with a “How To Install” Tutorial
Covering South Florida from Sarasota to Key West, Joanne Gulliksen educates and consults individuals on a variety of products produced by various Manufacturers. Joanne is a Native of Miami, Florida, and has worked 18 years with GAP Architectural Products, Inc.
Practical Application of Low Impact Development Concepts -Tom Levin, Ekistics Design Studio
Lessons learned in the application of LID practices in West Central Florida. Discussion of Strategies for Urban Green Streets
Tom Levin is the founding principal of Ekistics Design Studio, Inc., urban planners, landscape architects and ecological consultants based in Tampa. Mr. Levin is a Registered Landscape Architect, Certified Planner and Board Certified Environmental Professional. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Levin has been implementing innovative approaches to site planning, subdivision design and sustainable landscape and stormwater practices. Representative projects include Magdalene Reserve, The Florida Aquarium, Brooker Creek Environmental Education Center and Hillsborough Community Southshore Campus. Mr Levin is currently working with the City of Palmetto on their Green Streets Initiative and LID Implementation for Downtown Palmetto.
Stormwater LID Permitting in the City of Largo - Elie Araj, Applied Sciences- Learn how these permitting lessons can be used in future projects
Elie G. Araj, PE, D.WRE has devoted the last 25 years towards bettering communities and the environment through innovative engineering practices and public service. As founder and president of Applied Sciences Consulting, Mr. Araj continues to serve public entities in their water management, water resources planning, Low Impact Development (LID), and regulatory compliance needs. Mr. Araj was the recipient of the Excellence in Government Award in 1999 from Hillsborough County and the American Society of Civil Engineers – FL West Coast Branch “Engineer of the Year” Award in 2009. Mr. Araj continues to lead cutting edge discussions regarding the future challenges of maintaining adequate supply of clean water in the State of Florida with the least detrimental environmental impacts. Mr. Araj maintains a network of respected professionals and provides educational seminars and is often speaking at industry conventions throughout the State of Florida.
Green Roofs: Bring Life to Your Building -Dr Marty Wanielista, UCF Professor with Kathy Croteau, Sarasota County Deputy Building Official, answers questions on Permitting Green Roofs in Sarasota County Construction details and benefits for green roofs constructed in the state of Florida will be presented. They present options for stormwater management and those will be discussed. Questions and discussion will be part of the presentation.
Marty Wanielista, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Central Florida. Marty is the executive director of the Stormwater Management Academy, a Professor of Engineering, a Pegasus Professor, and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He has been at UCF for 42 years.
Kathleen Croteau, Sarasota County Deputy Building Official. Kathy has over 23 years experience in the building and construction field. New to Sarasota County, she has been a resident of Southwest Florida for 28 years. Her experience includes owning and operating a contractors business for 18 years, certifications as a Certified Building Official, Building Inspector, Plans Examiner and Fire Inspector along with 4 years of site development management.
Integrated LID and Planning - the new Florida House - and Community - Lisa Nisenson, Florida House Institute The planning of the new Florida House incorporates many low impact development practices. Ms Nisenson will discuss the future of the site and how LID practices will be used as an educational tool.
Native plants in vertical walls, swales, ponds, and rain gardens – Laurel Schiller, Florida Native Plants Use of native plants in vertical walls, swales, ponds, and rain gardens
Laurel E. Schiller, Co-owner of Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping, B. S. Wildlife Biology, M. A. Ecology, Landscape Design Laurel has a degree in wildlife biology from Oregon State University and a degree in systematics and ecology from Indiana State University. Laurel taught biology at Roosevelt University in Chicago, worked as a mammalogist at the New York Zoological Society (Bronx Zoo) and at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Since moving to Venice, Florida, in 1994, with her husband and three children, Laurel's interests have been channeled into preserving the natural environment. She has served two terms as vice-president of the Florida Native Nursery Association, chair of the State Education Committee for the Association, vice chair for the Sarasota County Tree Advisory Council, two terms as president of the Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc., two terms as a Sarasota County Planning Commissioner, is chair of the City of Venice Planning Commission and Vice-President of the Manasota Chapter of the Florida Grape Growers Association. Laurel designs native plantings for natural areas for homeowners, homeowner associations, as well as schools and state, county, and city lands. She specializes in native plant restoration and mitigation work and enjoys creating wildlife habitat. Laurel presents programs and seminars on Florida native plants, natural Florida landscaping and eco-gardening to groups and societies throughout Southwest Florida. With her nursery partner, Dan Walton, Laurel has written the book Natural Florida Landscaping published in 2007 by Pineapple Press.
Science and Psychology: Sustainable Environmental Management - Russ Hoffman, Beautiful Ponds
Insecticide, herbicide and algaecide use in stormwater ponds are a growing concern to environmentalists, homeowners and regulators. Sustainable management choices are available that can reduce long-term costs while improving the environmental health of the lakes. But the biology is easier than the psychology. The “Stage Model of Change” is a helpful psychological tool to predict customer behavior and formulate communication and scheduling strategies.
Russ Hoffman, owner of Beautiful Ponds provides sustainable lake and preserve management services. Sarasota Audubon awarded Beautiful Ponds the Green Business of the Year in 2007. Hoffman has 20 years experience managing a clinical psychology practice in Chicago. Hoffman holds a BA Environmental Design, Iowa State Univ. and a MA Counseling Psychology
Meet Industry Leaders and gain knowledge to design, install and maintain low impact development projects
Talk with Project Managers to learn how they successfully implement LID in the west coast Florida area
Meet Statewide Distributors of LID Products and Services
Attend Product Demonstrations and Bio Swale Tours
Stay the day or drop in - new topics presented every half hour throughout the day
Exhibits open all day
The LID Expo - a trade show of low impact development techniques- brings together industry professionals and suppliers, vendors and educators that will showcase the latest methods and products being used in the industry today.
The LID Expo features educational presentations and demonstrations by University professionals as well as product suppliers and manufactures. Local government officials will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the Sarasota County LID Draft Manual. Exhibit booths will feature companies and manufactures that specialize in green roofs, vertical walls, planter vaults, pervious pavement, native plants, soil products, cisterns and other related products and services to promote the widespread adoption of LID practices.
The region’s first Low Impact Development (LID) Expo is set for Friday, March 23 at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota. The free event runs from 10am to 4pm and will showcase a series of presentations by expert speakers from throughout Florida as well as various exhibits.
Innovative low impact development techniques such as creating “green” streets, sustainably maintaining stormwater ponds using the “Stage Model of Change”, and effectively selecting native plants for vertical walls, swales and rain gardens, and stormwater management through porous paving methods will be presented. Featured LID projects to be discussed include the Dearborn Street Pilot Project and the Honore Avenue Extension and the Palmetto Green Streets project. The leading Florida green roof expert will present design considerations and county officials will address permitting projects.
Some of the scheduled participants include: Dr. Marty Wanielista, a professor at the University of Central Florida, Kathy Croteau and Rob Wright with Sarasota County, Terry Cerullo with Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tom Levin, urban planner and landscape architect from Ekistics Design Studio, Molly Williams with Stantec, Russ Hoffman with Beautiful Ponds, Inc., Joanne Gulliksen with GAP Architectural Products, Elie Araj with Applied Sciences and DMK Associates Kreg Maheu and Stefan Thoenes. Florida experts, educators and industry representatives are participating at the LID Expo as exhibitors, speakers and guests.
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LID EXPO 2012
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