Civil Engineering’s Teachable Moments

As a project manager in Baseline’s Civil Engineering division, Mike White, P.E., understands the intricacies of the projects he manages inside and out. The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) recently tapped into his knowledge. CSM invited Mike to give a presentation about water quality and underground detention. Representatives from student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Associated General Contractors of America were his audience.

Mike not only found the ideal project to ...

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Lessons Learned about Low-impact Development

By Noah Nemmers, PE

civil-engineeringLow-impact development (LID) is a term used to describe a land planning and engineering design approach to managing storm water runoff. LID emphasizes conservation and use of on-site natural features to protect water quality. This approach implements engineered small-scale hydrologic controls to replicate the pre-development hydrologic regime of watersheds through infiltrating, filtering, storing, evaporating, and detaining runoff close to its source.

Baseline has been involved in numerous stormwater management projects that utilize LID techniques over the last decade. Here are some of the things the company has ...

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