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SGH 2017 Seminar Series—Seminar 3: Stormwater Strategies - Alternatives to the Conventional

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    Free and open to the public

Sean M. Homem PE, SE, senior staff II—Structures
Philip S. Moser PE, senior project manager

Join us for the third seminar in our series, “Climate Ready? Designing for Extreme Weather,” hosted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger this spring at Atlantic Wharf in Downtown Boston.

About the April Seminar
Boston, Cambridge, and other municipalities will revisit their stormwater management policies in response to new EPA rules and in anticipation of more-intense rainfall caused by changing weather patterns. While stormwater has traditionally been handled by underground infrastructure, blue and green roofs are alternative strategies for when tight urban sites do not allow space for more conventional approaches.

This presentation will review key concepts and current regulations for stormwater management and explore how they are likely to change in the future. We will present examples of traditional stormwater infrastructure solutions contrasted against newer, alternative approaches such as blue and green roofs. The presentation will also address other design considerations for blue and green roofs, such as structural limitations, waterproofing, wind-resistance, and maintenance.

AIA credit
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA HSW Learning Unit (LU|HSW) for their attendance.

5:30–6:00 pm Registration and Refreshments
6:00–7:00 pm Presentation and Discussion
7:00–7:30 pm Cocktail Reception