Monthly Archives: November 2007

Wacko NIMBY Exaggerations

Much of the info we see on the regulation of stormwater management, especially on-lot  near point source efforts ( call it Environmental Site Design or Low Impact Development or Green Infrastructure, whats your pleasure?)  is positive and forward looking.   We … Continue reading

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Yet another term for doing the right thing… Green Infrastructure

Not sure exactly what the EPA is good at these days under the IFT (Idiot From Texas) regime – but coming up with new terms to describe doing the right thing is certainly up there on the list. Now it … Continue reading

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Ahhh, Paris – and a Killer Green Roof

While in Paris last spring at the top of the Arc de Triumph , we happened on this green roof. Quite a splash of green in the cityscape…. Makes you want to be there, more than anywhere else in the … Continue reading

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Seeeerious Slope Failure

From a coal mine in Australia.  See the original here.

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Engineering, construction costs delay Bay watershed progress

“The multibillion-dollar burden to fix the state’s Chesapeake Bay watershed is justified because of poor planning and high engineering and construction costs, experts say.” And our quote…. “Another reason for high costs is that damage done to one small area … Continue reading

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Pervious Paving References

Happened upon a couple of pervious paving references funded or developed by a concrete industry group. The first 182 page PDF is on maintenance – which is an incredibly important concern. View or download it here. The other smaller doc … Continue reading

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Rain Gardens

We’ve been design ALOT of rain gardens in Maryland. Right now, the rationale is squeezed into the current Maryland Design Manual by “qualification” for a rooftop disconnect. This will hopefully change in the future to facilitate more opportunities to apply … Continue reading

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