Selecting and Designing Filtration BMPs & LIDs

Denver, Colorado
Friday, August 24, 2018

Selecting and Designing Filtration BMPs & LIDs
Friday, August 24, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Mountain Time)

Leonard Rice Engineering Training Facility
(303) 455-9589
1221 Auraria Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80204
United States

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Cost:   Cost for this one-day class is $425.00.  Early registration fee of 
              $375.00 is available unit July 27, 2018
              CASFM member fee is $395.00, which includes a $90 discount.
              Early registration fee of $345.00 is available unit July 27, 2018
              This rate is available to CASFM members only.
The lower fee for everyone and the CASFM discount is possible because
this class is sponsored, in part, by Urban Drainage & Flood Control District.

CEU’s: You will be eligible to receive 0.7 CEU’s or 7 PDH’s for this course. 
               You will receive 6 ASFPM Core CEC’s toward CFM certification.

Course Coverage:    

This class focuses on selection and design of post-construction best management practices (BMPs) to best meet site needs and maintain predevelopment hydrology. The class covers design of filtration BMPs to use the new runoff reduction design standard listed in the MS4 Phase 2 permit and covers level spreaders, grass buffers, grass swales, sand filters, bioretention, and permeable pavement. Those attending this class will learn:

  • ·        How to evaluate a site for applicability of filtration BMPs,
  • ·        What you need to know about using the NRCS soil maps,
  • ·        How to get what you need from a geotechnical investigation,
  • ·        How to select and design the right BMPs for your site,
  • ·        When and how to provide pretreatment,
  • ·        How to quantifying volume reduction using the EPA Stormwater
             Calculator and UD-BMP,
  • ·        When to underline filtration BMPs, and
  • ·        What you need to know during construction of filtration BMPs.  

The class will include both lecture and workshop exercises. A must-attend class for anyone associated with stormwater runoff management, especially in Colorado.   
The workshop will give students a chance to work on sample problems.  A copy of the presentation materials including software will be provided for you to take back to your office at the end of the class. 
Holly Piza, P.E., is the Standards and Development Manager at the Urban Drainage & Flood Control District, serving the Denver, Colorado Metropolitan area. Ms. Piza managed the rewrite of the Urban Storm Drainage Criteria Manual and maintains associated software tools. She also oversees several stormwater quality research projects at the District. Prior to working at the District, she was a consulting engineer for 13 years.  

Computers:  Bring your own laptop. No loaners will be provided.   Macro-enabled spreadsheets will be provided for installation AND USE during the class.  It is possible that some IT systems will not permit installation of them on company laptops without IT department's approval. We suggest you obtain needed approvals for using macro-enabled spreadsheets before coming to class. Alternatively, you can

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The size of the classroom will be limited to approximately 24 students.  To assure a space for yourself we suggest registering early by clicking on the "Register Now" button above.

For more information, call us at 303-728-4449 and ask for Ben, or e-mail him at


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