Tour with Ted and Donald, both North Carolina natives and experienced erosion & sediment control engineers, to observe active construction sites utilizing innovative measures. If you’d like to view and learn more about Tiered Skimmer Basins, Clean Water Diversions, Rock Wrapped Check Dams, Compost Blankets, Sock Covered Slope Drains, Granular PAM on steep slopes, and more... how they are incorporated into the erosion & sediment control plan design and implemented in the field. Join us on this tour!
Ted Sherrod spent his career managing construction stormwater on North Carolina transportation projects. Donald Pearson continues in a similar role working on large metro jobs involving expansive soil disturbance in highly sensitive environmental areas in the Raleigh-Durham area.
PPE NOTICE: Participants in this field tour are required to wear closed toed shoes and saftey vests.
This tour will begin at the North Carolina State University Tally Student Union for a visit to a green roof and nicely landscaped bioretention. Next up will be the Weisiger-Brown Athletics Facility for inspection of a failed bioretention and a well-designed wet pond. From there the tour continues to a view of landscape architect-student designed stormwater treating landscapes. The group will next visit the Witherspoon Student Center for a view of a permeable pavement and then to several retrofitted bioretention basins near dorms. As the tour enters a more "industrialized" part of campus, participants will look at failed permeable pavement, a stream restoration project, and a rainwater harvesting system.
The tour will be led by Dr. William (Bill) Hunt, the North Carolina State University William Neal Reynolds Professor & Extension Specialist for Biological & Agricultural Engineering. Bill functions as the leader of the NC State Stormwater Engineering Group, with a focus on Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure. He has co-authored more than 80 peer-refereed journal articles, 1 book, and many extension publications.
Bill will be assisted on the tour by Mike Santowasso, a Raleigh native, NC State Civil Engineering grad, IECA member, and a PE, CPESC, CPSWQ. Mike leads the Site-Civil Discipline Group for the water resources consulting firm Hazen and Sawyer, and his job often includes designing GI and LID measures to address stormwater management for water and wastewater treatment plant projects. Bill and Mike share a love of Wolfpack sports which is both a blessing and a bane, but such is life for a fan of the underdog. Mike’s mission for the tour will largely be to stay out of the way so Bill (THE Expert) can focus on leading what is sure to be an educational and entertaining tour.