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Mortensen and Hitch Present at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

by Lindsie Nelson 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.  

R.A. Smith National’s Paul McIlheran Named a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality

by Lindsie Nelson 19. November 2013 03:46

Paul McIlheran, P.E., senior project engineer and associate at R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – has been named a certified professional in stormwater quality (CPSWQ).

The CPSWQ certification is granted to those who have the educational training, demonstrated expertise and experience in computing, analyzing and evaluating stormwater quality. This certification provides evidence of qualifications in stormwater management principles and methods. Applicants must pass a one-day examination covering hydrology, environmental indicators, impact of urbanization and federal and state laws and regulations. 

McIlheran has 18 years of civil engineering experience in commercial, health care and residential development, and specializes in stormwater management planning and design and has extensive experience with low impact development techniques including infiltration and bioretention. He is responsible for leading design teams on large-scale projects, such as the design of multiple commercial and residential sites at the 1500-acre Pabst Farms development in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, as well as the 70-acre Aurora Medical Center development in Grafton, Wisconsin.

McIlheran has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Marquette University. 

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