Effective Use of the Harris County Low Impact Development Guideline

Presented by Steve Albert, PE, CFM - Sherwood Design Engineers

The presentation will feature projects designed and constructed using the Harris County Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure Guideline. The benefits of using the Guideline include water quality improvement, reduced initial and life-cycle cost of stormwater management systems, reduced detention volume requirement, and improvement of site appearance. The Harris County standard engineering drawings and details will also be reviewed."

Steve Albert, PE, CFM

Principal - Sherwood Design Engineers

Steve Albert is the Principal for Sherwood Design Engineers in Houston. He has practiced civil engineering for 38 years with the past 20 years focused on the effective application of Low Impact Development (LID) techniques. Steve has extensive experience in land development, water and sanitary sewer systems, and stormwater management design and modeling with a specialization in LID design. Creating design teams with landscape architects, ecologists, and environmental experts, he has completed a variety of projects using LID for stormwater runoff quantity reduction and quality enhancement applied to residential subdivisions, commercial developments, and individual building sites. Steve is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, and Illinois and is a Certified Floodplain Manager. He serves as an Advisor to the Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum, previously served as an Advisor to the Conservation Foundation in Naperville, IL, and has made numerous presentations to municipal and professional groups on the cost-effective use of LID methods. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University.