This session will provide an overview of 2 new Stormwater Modeling Solutions—Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) and AutoCASE software—that will help civil engineers and landscape architects design for the future. For decades cities drained stormwater with sewers, but these systems are fraught with pollution and flooding issues. In response cities have embraced a new “green infrastructure” approach to managing stormwater—partnering with developers to install absorptive rain gardens and green roofs to harvest water, filter pollutants, and provide a host of other social and environmental benefits. Autodesk, Inc., and its partner Impact Infrastructure have introduced these solutions to support this revolution. As green infrastructure is still a relatively new concept, GSI and AutoCASE software eliminate the learning curve by providing an easy way to design these techniques and analyze their benefits. This session features a case study on using GSI and AutoCASE software for the San Francisco Civic Center Historic District.
- Learn how to rapidly analyze and design green infrastructure for land development projects
- Learn how to make the business case for your green infrastructure projects in minutes
- Learn how to design green infrastructure to meet the stormwater performance requirements in many jurisdictions
- Compare design alternatives based on drainage performance and business case
Brian Young is a sustainable infrastructure product manager at Autodesk, Inc. He leads the development of new planning and sustainable design technologies that serve the engineers who deliver the world’s water infrastructure. He holds a master’s of science degree in civil engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Stéphane is Impact Infrastructure’s Consulting Practice Leader. His clients have ranged from federal departments such as the Department of Defense and the National Renewable Energy Lab, to major local organizations such as the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Denver and the City and County of Honolulu, to giant corporations like MillerCoors and BNSF Railroad. He brings a background as an internationally recognized professional in the field of triple-bottom line economic analysis, which reflects the environmental, social and financial impacts of all manner of infrastructure investment. Over his nearly 20 year career Stéphane established himself as a thought leader in this space, speaking at conferences for groups such as; the American Public Works Association, the US Green Building Council, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Transportation Research Board, the American Planning Association as well as teaching Masters level workshops at Columbia University in New York.