Come join AIA Northeast Illinois for our Flood-Resistance Design & Storm Water Management event on Thursday, July 18. We will start the program of with a group AIAU viewing of Flood-Resistant Design for Both Rising Seas & Traditional Flooding lead by instructor John Englander, Executive Director, at the International Sea Level Institute. You will have the opportunity to learn from the sea-level rise leading expert about the “Five Flood Factors.” He’ll explain why storms, heavy rain, runoff, “king tides,” and slowly rising sea level each must be understood separately to grasp how they can combine for record-breaking floods. Hear directly from the esteemed author on what’s happening in Antarctica and Greenland based on first-hand experience—and how that knowledge must guide future design.

Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion to discuss the viewing with leading engineers within the AIA Northeast Illinois chapter. Upon conclusion you will then have the opportunity to see firsthand storm water management in action when you will be guided on a 1 hour tour of the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility. You will be able to see DuPage County’s largest mechanically operated flood control facility, where they are able to manage over 2.7 billion gallons of storm water.

8:00-8:30- Registration Open
8:30-8:45 – Opening Remarks
8:45-9:45 – AIAU Session Viewing
9:45-10:15 – Open Panel Discussion
10-15-10:30 – Transport to Quarry & Opening remarks with DuPage County Storm Water Management Staff
10:30-11:30am – Elmhurst Quarry Bus Tour
11:30 – Return to parking lot at Elmhurst College

Thomas Hill, P.E., Technical Director, Eriksson Engineering Associates
Sarah Hunn, P.E., CFM, Deputy Director, DuPage County Storm Water Management
Thomas Kracun, P.E. Vice President, David Mason Associates
Thomas Price, Director of Water Resources Engineering, Conservation Design Forum

Learning Objectives:
– Review parameters for four short-lived flood factors, with rising sea level as a long-term flood factor
– Investigate the ways you can consider the different kinds of flooding for design criteria
– Learn why rising sea level is no longer stoppable, understand why it can vary greatly by location, and discus worst case scenarios
– Build understanding of why energy efficient green buildings are not a solution to rising sea level
– Learn the mechanics of a live mechanically operated flood control facility

Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

This course has been approved for 2.5 LU/HSW.


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