20. January 2014 03:47
Robert Ponto, civil engineer, of R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., has obtained his Wisconsin professional engineer registration.
Ponto has more than nine years of experience in civil engineering for municipal, commercial and residential developments. His expertise includes grading, stormwater management, erosion control, paving and utility design. Ponto works on land development projects, such as the site design of the Oakbrook Center in Oakbrook, Ill., as well as preparing the preliminary site design alternatives for a proposed expansion of Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Ponto has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a resident of West Allis, Wisconsin.
16. January 2014 08:58
Integrating Native Landscape and Stormwater Presentation
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)
January 22, 2014, Noon to 1:00 p.m.
R.A. Smith National’s Tom Mortensen, landscape architect, and Chris Hitch, land development project manager, will be presenting Integrating Native Landscape and Stormwater at MMSD. This presentation reviews various design techniques, approaches, principles, successes, pitfalls and roadblocks to designing, getting approvals for and establishing a native landscape in anything but a natural environment. The content will show how we can learn from history by taking cues from nature.