WEBINAR: Combining Business Case Economics with Stormwater Project Design – Who Benefits and Why?

by | Jun 28, 2017 | News

Join this webinar to learn from our experienced panelists. 


Civil engineers and site planners are increasingly confronted with too much or too little water. Municipalities and water authorities are seeking new Low Impact Development (LID) techniques to prevent flooding and contamination by capturing and reusing water onsite. But if these new techniques cost more, how can the near-term and lifecycle costs be justified? And who benefits the most?

On July 18th at 2:00 pm EST, please join our panel webinar for perspectives from many sides of the table.    


  • Matt Metzger from Barr Engineering and John Wise from Stantec will share their experience with new approaches to project economic analysis, especially Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA), to help inform design choices.
  • Kyle Knickerbocker from the San Antonio River Authority will reflect on how TBL-CBA is shaping the direction of projects in his area of the southwest.
  • Terry Bennett from Autodesk will present a view on the process and technical challenges and benefits of integrating design and business case tools, and
  • John Williams from Impact Infrastructure, the developers of Autocase for Sites, will moderate.

Lessons learned and emerging best practices will be reviewed based on experience from completed projects that engaged TBL-CBA to advise design direction. Tools, like Autocase, that simplify economic analysis, will also be discussed.


About our Panelists and Moderator:


Terry D. Bennett – Senior Industry Strategist, Autodesk

Terry is the senior industry strategist for civil infrastructure at Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. He is responsible for setting the company’s future vision and strategy for technology serving the planning, surveying, civil engineering and heavy construction industries, as well as cultivating and sustaining the firm’s relationships with strategic industry leaders and associations. He holds multi-state licensing in both Land Surveying and Natural Resource Forest Management, is a Chartered Land Surveyor with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Credentialed Envision™ Sustainability Professional with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and a LEED Accredited Sustainable Design Professional.   



Kyle Knickerbocker – Stormwater Specialist, San Antonio River Authority

Kyle Knickerbocker has worked with the San Antonio River Authority for seven years as a Water Quality Scientist and Stormwater Specialist. Kyle is involved with programs to promote and provide education about sustainable stormwater management through Low Impact Development. He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at San Antonio where his focus was on sustainable city development.   




Matthew R. Metzger – Senior Civil Engineer, Barr Engineering

Matt Metzger has been a civil engineer with Barr Engineering for 11 years.  Matt’s background is in water resources, green infrastructure and sustainability engineering.  Matt has led and served on teams performing project formulations, alternatives screening, concept design and detailed design for project ranging in size from small-scale retrofits to $1 billion+ flood risk reduction projects. Matt has assisted clients in the private and public sectors to examine project tradeoffs using decision support tools, including ISI Envision™ framework, life cycle assessments (LCA),  life cycle cost analysis (LCCA), sustainability assessments and Autocase triple-bottom-line cost benefit analysis (TBL-CBA).  Matt earned his Masters of Engineering (M.E.) degree in Sustainable Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 




John S Wise – Managing Principal, Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

John has over 38 years of hydrologic/hydraulic engineering experience. At Stantec, John is responsible for the preparation and management of Digital Federal Flood Insurance Studies, Map Revisions, flood control and drainage design, stormwater and drainage master plans, as well as environmental permitting with the ACOE and EPA. John was a 15-year member and Past President of the City of Tucson Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC), which provided recommendations to Mayor and Council on matters relating to stormwater management. John participated with the City/County development of their Water Harvesting Guideline Manual for development and roadways. John was a member of the City of Tucson’s Green Streets Policy team; developing the policy to implement Green Infrastructure/Low Impact Development/Water Harvesting Guidelines for major roadways.




John Williams – CEO, Impact Infrastructure

John has over 37 years of experience as an advisor to infrastructure development programs, 16 years as a principal owner of an international architecture and engineering company, and 13 years as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University. He developed a series of awarding winning business practices and is a Member of CERES Presidents Council, is Chair Elect for the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, is a Subject Matter Expert for Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), served as Co-Chair of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange Business Standards Committee, is a Member of the Partnership for New York City, and serves as a Trustee for the New York Foundation for the Arts




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