Construction Phase Strategy Comparison of Idaho Desert and Mountain Projects

Presenters: Adam A. Lyman, PE, CPESC & Dan Strauss, CESSWI

We will examine two projects and their winter shutdown techniques. This comparison of the two projects will consist of a desert climate and a mountain climate. We will also demonstrate the differences in techniques, successes and failures of BMP's for each project.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to use strategies for dealing with projects located in various climates.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to better assess winter shutdown strategies for projects with large steep slopes.
  • Upon completion, participants will be able to better prepare winter time stabilization schedules for large earth moving projects.

Presented by Adam A. Lyman, PE, CPESC – Civil Engineer & Dan Strauss, CESSWI – Director of Projects, Syman, LLC

Adam Lyman is the engineering manager for Syman, LLC with seventeen years of professional experience in stormwater compliance, geotechnical, civil engineering, and dewatering. Experience includes primarily transportation, land development, and public works projects with an emphasis in stormwater and non-stormwater discharge compliance for construction and industrial sites. Mr. Lyman also is a certified construction site stormwater instructor for the City of Boise and Idaho Transportation Department.

Dan Strauss is the project management director for Syman, LLC. Dan has been a primary developer of Syman’s water quality monitoring program. Dan has managed erosion control and in-water sediment control projects with Syman for the last four years. He is Water Pollution Control Manager (WPCM) Certified through the Idaho AGC and CESSWI. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry.