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STEM in Motion - Marysville Early College High School

On March 11, 2015, Gary Sebach, OHM Advisors' Director of Architectural Services and Marysville ECHS Principal Kathy McKinnis, presented a landmark STEM education project at the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) conference: “STEM in Motion” Ohio’s first grant-funded STEM Early College High School.

First Flush Design for Stormwater

OHM Advisors' Murat Ulasir, PhD and City of Novi’s Timothy Kuhns (City Water and Sewer Engineer) teamed up to present, First Flush Design for Stormwater, at the 28th Annual Michigan Stormwater Floodplain Association Conference. The first flush is the initial runoff from a rain where pollutants are the most concentrated. This presentation covered State stormwater regulations that require communities to evaluate and treat the first flush to remove those highest concentrations of harmful substances before they reach rivers and streams.

MACP Compliant Manhole Assessment Using Collector for ArcGIS

On February 12, 2015, water, stormwater and wastewater professionals from across the world met at the 2015 ESRI Water Conference to discuss how to make water utilities “smarter." Two of OHM Advisors’ field collection experts, Mike Cousins and Kyle Curie, were a big part of this dialog. Using our firm’s experience with Collector for ArcGIS for manhole assessments, they presented how this tablet-based, data collection technology is boosting efficiencies, cutting costs and saving paper.

MACP Compliant Manhole Assessment Using Collector for ArcGIS

Quantifying Climate Change for Infrastructure Planning and Design

What impact will climate change have on infrastructure? How can we plan for the next 50 to 100 years, today? OHM Advisors' Charles Humpriss, PE, gave a presentation at the Michigan Water Environment Association’s Watershed Seminar, Tangible Approaches to Quantify Climate Change for Infrastructure Planning and Design. This presentation covered the EPA’s National Stormwater calculator and how OHM Advisors’ Hydraulic engineers used this tool to help the City of Ann Arbor evaluate future capacity needs for its sanitary sewer system.

21st Century Education Through the Lens of an Architect

OHM Advisors' Gary Sebach and Dan Obrynba discussed designing for today's learner at the MASB annual conference in Detroit, MI. Using Clark Hall at Gahanna Lincoln High School as a 21st century design case study, they talk about the district's goals for the school, their design inspiration, the process of designing this alternative learning environment, the final design and user feedback.

21st Century Education Through the Lens of an Architect

Something from Nothing: Where to Start When There is No “Place” to be Found

Waiting for your community’s Big Bang moment? Well, wait no longer. Our own John Hiltz, Jim Houk and Bill Costick discuss how communities can create places from little bits of nothing. This presentation was the keynote address at the 15th Annual Oakland County Heritage Conference and was most recently presented at the 2012 Michigan Municipal League Convention.

 

Something from Nothing: Where to Start When There is No “Place” to be Found

Stormwater Utilities

As part of an umbrella discussion about funding options to improve Michigan’s aging sanitary and stormwater infrastructure, our very own Greg Kacvinsky provides an overview of stormwater utility fees. His presentation covers how they initially came into practice and have been utilized nationally, typical revenues and revenue uses, and planning and implementation tips and strategies.

Stormwater Utilities

From Managing Assets to Capital Improvement: Prioritization & Forecasting

According to a 2012 Journal AWWA survey, far fewer than half of our nation’s communities have done a review of their water and sewer infrastructure and have an infrastructure management program in place. With potential funding opportunities in the state of Michigan for doing just this, our own Murat Ulasir talks about the benefits of prioritization and forecasting. Murat is a published author who has been invited to speak about infrastructure asset management on the national stage.

From Managing Assets to Capital Improvement: Prioritization & Forecasting

Redefining the Ashtabula Harbor District: A Comprehensive Grassroots Approach to Revitalization

This presentation, given at the 2011 Heritage Ohio Annual Conference, highlights a series of redevelopment/reinvestment strategies for a community that has come together to revitalize the historic Ashtabula Harbor District. This revitalization effort is unique in that a variety of grassroots efforts were taken to revitalize the District.
 

Redefining the Ashtabula Harbor District: A Comprehensive Grassroots Approach to Revitalization

When Good Bridges Go Bad

Craig Dashner, of OHM Advisors (Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.) and StructuralSpecialist.com, present "When Good Bridges Go Bad" at Roads & Bridges Live 2010. Regarded throughout the Midwest as an expert in bridge scoping and bridge rehabilitation, Dashner shares his experience and pragmatic approach to cost-effective maintenance for publicly-owned structures.

When Good Bridges Go Bad