The Show(s) Must Go On

July 21, 2015
Editor – GX – Arturo
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Editor – GX – Arturo
Editor – GX – Arturo
Editor – GX – Arturo

For a number of weeks now I’ve been blogging either about telematics or the nation’s infrastructure or the cloud or robotic masons or fixing the Highway Trust Fund. I’m going to take a break from all of that this week. Mainly because we here at Forester Media are getting ready for StormCon 2015.

StormCon 2015 is being held this year in the great city of Austin, TX, the first week of August. While it might not necessarily have to do with moving dirt, just about everyone in the grading and excavation universe should know at least a little something about the subjects of stormwater and erosion control.

For a number of weeks now I’ve been blogging either about telematics or the nation’s infrastructure or the cloud or robotic masons or fixing the Highway Trust Fund. I’m going to take a break from all of that this week. Mainly because we here at Forester Media are getting ready for StormCon 2015. StormCon 2015 is being held this year in the great city of Austin, TX, the first week of August. While it might not necessarily have to do with moving dirt, just about everyone in the grading and excavation universe should know at least a little something about the subjects of stormwater and erosion control. [text_ad] StormCon provides that “little something” and a whole lot more for those in the surface water-quality profession. This year’s StormCon features seven program tracks:
  • BPM Case Studies
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Stormwater Program Management
  • Water-Quality Monitoring
  • Advanced Research Topics
  • Agricultural and Coastal Topics
  • Exhibits and Field Trips
This is Forester Media’s 14th annual StormCon event. The schedule is filled with educators and presenters who can offer tools that can be essential for advancing careers. On top of all that, the Expo Hall will be filled with the latest stormwater technologies, products, and services. It’s an amazing collection of professionals and companies. The erosion control and stormwater education doesn’t end once StormCon leaves Austin. Forester University is offering a couple of free webinars mid-August. The first one is on August 18th featuring Jill Pack. Jill will present “Designing Erosion Control Solutions for Extreme Storm Events.” The webinar is sponsored by North American Green and will talk about the significance of the 100-year storm and the storm’s potential to cause major erosion at sites that are not ready for it. There’s also a focus on the erosion control technologies and products that can help avoid those kinds of disasters. Follow this link for more details. The second webinar is sponsored by Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions. “Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydraulic Modeling” is scheduled for August 20th and will be presented by Doug Beyerlein, P.E. Among the topics to be covered will be Oldcastle’s pre-cast modular stormwater retention/detention systems and how they can effectively manage stormwater. Look for a discussion on modeling techniques that can be used to design and also maintain a system at a site. For more details on this webinar, follow this link. And remember, they are both free!  

StormCon provides that “little something” and a whole lot more for those in the surface water-quality profession. This year’s StormCon features seven program tracks:

  • BPM Case Studies
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Stormwater Program Management
  • Water-Quality Monitoring
  • Advanced Research Topics
  • Agricultural and Coastal Topics
  • Exhibits and Field Trips

This is Forester Media’s 14th annual StormCon event. The schedule is filled with educators and presenters who can offer tools that can be essential for advancing careers. On top of all that, the Expo Hall will be filled with the latest stormwater technologies, products, and services. It’s an amazing collection of professionals and companies.

The erosion control and stormwater education doesn’t end once StormCon leaves Austin. Forester University is offering a couple of free webinars mid-August.

The first one is on August 18th featuring Jill Pack. Jill will present “Designing Erosion Control Solutions for Extreme Storm Events.” The webinar is sponsored by North American Green and will talk about the significance of the 100-year storm and the storm’s potential to cause major erosion at sites that are not ready for it. There’s also a focus on the erosion control technologies and products that can help avoid those kinds of disasters.

Follow this link for more details.

The second webinar is sponsored by Oldcastle Stormwater Solutions. “Simplifying Stormwater Detention Design With Precast Concrete & Hydraulic Modeling” is scheduled for August 20th and will be presented by Doug Beyerlein, P.E. Among the topics to be covered will be Oldcastle’s pre-cast modular stormwater retention/detention systems and how they can effectively manage stormwater. Look for a discussion on modeling techniques that can be used to design and also maintain a system at a site.

For more details on this webinar, follow this link.

And remember, they are both free!