In 2021, Mr Woodman conducted a 30 question survey for designers of Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) – both civil engineers and landscape architects to complete answering questions about their typical design process, engagement and involvement in installation, and the connection between (or lack thereof) between the designer and post installation ongoing maintenance. Are specifications for plant establishment included in the bid package?, are pre-bid meetings mandatory?, Is the designer involved in construction oversight?, Is maintenance budgeted for?, Are post project forensics completed prior to starting the next project?, and a general question: What is the biggest challenge in the furtherance of green infrastructure?. Well – the results are in. Designers from states across the country have completed the survey and some interesting feedback has been compiled. This presentation with provide a summary of the results for all 30 questions and draw suggested conclusions on specific common threads and the need for a more collaborative approach to GSI projects from concept through to completion.
Rob Woodman, National Sales Manager, Ferguson
Ben Miller, Business Development Manager, Ferguson