Worth Noting - December 2015

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Red Barn Consulting received the Clean Water Award from the Cumberland County Conservation District (Pennsylvania) for its work to minimize adverse impacts to water quality in the county. Red Barn Consulting has consistently submitted quality plans to deal with stormwater and runoff, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System applications and post-construction stormwater plans.

The Eloise T. Leveritt Public Works Building Project in Decatur, Georgia, was named a 2015 Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association. The team of winners included the City of Decatur as the managing agency; Hogan Construction Group as the primary contractor; and Stevens & Wilkinson as the primary consultant. The project was honored in the Structures Category: More Than $5 Million but Less Than $25 Million.

Kent Nichols, vice president of Weston & Sampson in Peabody, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Coalition for Water Resources Stewardship. He has worked for Weston & Sampson for more than 30 years and has more than 25 years of water, wastewater and stormwater management and engineering experience. As practice leader for Weston & Sampson’s NPDES-related work for wastewater treatment and stormwater discharges, Nichols has strong experience with EPA regulatory policies, and helps clients plan to meet the changing regulatory climate for water-quality projects.


American Public Works Association

The APWA is offering a Measuring the Total Value of Your Public Works Investment seminar via audio/web broadcast on Jan. 21. Visit www.apwa.net.
American Society of Civil Engineers

The ASCE is offering:

  • Jan. 7 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Feb. 3 – Curve Number and Vegetative Techniques to Manage Stormwater Runoff Sustainably, online
  • Feb. 19 – The Importance of Adequate Construction Oversight for Stormwater BMPs and Stream Restoration: Examples of the Pitfalls of Limited Oversight Budget, online
  • Feb. 25 – Project Management, Lombard, Illinois
  • March 2 – Cold-Weather Stormwater BMPs That Work, online
  • March 10 – Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers, St. Louis, Missouri

Visit www.asce.org.


The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering-Professional Development is offering Using WinSLAMM v.10.2: Meeting Urban Stormwater Management Goals R324 on May 5-6 in Madison. Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu


  • Feb. 14-17 American Society of Civil Engineers Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona. Visit www.asce.org.
  • Feb. 25-26 Activated Carbon Conference, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.pacslabs.com.
  • April 25-27 American Water Resources Association Spring Conference, Sheraton Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska. Visit www.awra.org.
  • May 23-26 National Utility Contractors Association Annual Washington Summit, Embassy Suites Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Visit www.nuca.com.
  • June 20-22 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, McCormick Place, Chicago. Visit www.awwa.org.
  • July 11-13 American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources, Hilton Sacramento Arden West, Sacramento, California. Visit www.awra.org.
  • July 17-20 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 2016 Annual International Meeting, Orlando, Florida. Visit www.asabe.org.
  • Aug. 22-24 StormCon, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Visit www.stormcon.com.
  • Aug. 28-31American Public Works Association International Public Works Congress and Exposition, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis. Visit www.apwa.net.


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