16. June 2016 08:32
Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s The 27th Annual Energy Fair
Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)
June 17-19, 2016
Tom Mortensen, RLA, ASLA, site planner/landscape architect, will present at MREA’s annual energy fair on Saturday, June 18. His topic, “Water, Site and Landscape—Lessons from Nature,” will delve into site analysis, planning and landscape as an essential part of using rainfall as a resource, not a waste product. Mortensen will discuss how managing rainfall improves aesthetics and site performance, as well as how topography, soil, vegetation and realistic design solutions must all come together to be successful.
The Energy Fair is all about clean energy and sustainability, offering more than 250 workshops, 200 exhibitors, live music and activities for the entire family.
Learn more here.
8. June 2016 07:55
Stephan Hoffmann, director of transportation at R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm — headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., is serving as the 2016 president for the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Wisconsin Section.
Hoffmann is excited to be leading the ITE Wisconsin Section, of which he has been a long-time member and also an executive board member. The ITE Wisconsin Section is part of ITE International, which provides resources and programs to transportation professionals in order to increase advancement and knowledge of the profession. The Wisconsin Section has about 300 members.
Hoffmann joined R.A. Smith National in 2006 and was named director of the transportation division in 2014. He has more than 22 years of project management and design experience, including rural and urban roadway reconstruction and rehabilitation, drainage analysis, utility coordination, public involvement and environmental documentation. Hoffmann is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin.