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Presenter: Gary Wilson

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Denver, CO

Type: CD/Manual Package

Product Code: 13345

Product Number: 15H COH2OCDC 4 2 CDMN

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This audio recording is approximately 7 hours in length and is available for $279 (including shipping). Allow five weeks from the seminar date for delivery. Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

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Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:          12:45 - 4:30 pm

Taking the Logical Approach to Water Conservation While Preserving Profits or Even Increasing Them

Project understanding with all involved

     • Design and construction team

     • Home/business owner

Coordinated efforts of those involved in construction

     • Architecture design

     • Civil design

     • Landscape design

     • Construction team

Communication among all parties

     • Water run off

     • Piping system: wastewater, freshwater

Understanding of different types of water saving technology

     • Water conservation

     • Money saving

     • Individual homes

     • Coordination with other buildings in large development

How to Understand Your Building Site for Water Conservation and Run Off

Ground water depth and annual or monthly fluctuations

Hydrological hazards

     • Creeks, streams, rivers

     • Ravines, slopes

     • Parking lots

     • Corporate business parks

Understanding soil types

     • Building site

     • Developed and undeveloped sites nearby

Use of words such as “LEED,” “Sustainable,” “Green,” or “Enviro Friendly”

Using a plain speak approach in explaining how these devices or technologies will be a benefit

Understanding of technological advances in run off and slope stability

     • Catch basin

     • Retention and detention pipes

     • French drains

     • Silt retention ponds

     • Filter fabric

     • Geo-grid

     • Retaining walls with a burrito drain behind for drainage

Colorado Ground Water and Surface Water Laws and Rights

Storm water runoff

Waste water removal

A Guide to Colorado Programs for Water Quality Management and Safe Drinking Water

     • Commission Policy #98-2

     • Updated: August, 2013

     • Expiration Date: December 31, 2018

Innovative Designs and Devices Used Throughout the Household to Minimize Water Usage and Waste

Toilet, faucet and drain designs

Pressure adjustments within the water structure

Future Needs for Water Conservation and Innovative Architectural
and Civil Engineering Designs for Water Storage and Conservation

Different types of roof pitch

Innovative types of roofing materials

Different types of storm runoff storage systems

     • Cisterns

     • Rain barrels

     • Underground storage


Gary Wilson

Mr. Wilson has worked as an independent contract inspector for civil, geotechnical and structural engineering companies in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and California. He has 15 years of experience as a construction inspector, and he has inspected roadways, sewer lines, water lines, storm drains, and run off systems including shotcrete diversion channels, gas lines, and drainage systems using retention and detention pipe. He has also inspected catch basins for city, county and state projects. Mr. Wilson is a slope stability expert and is proficient in plan reading for structural and civil engineering design. He is experienced with asphalt grades, soil gradations, and asphalt batch plant inspections. He received a BS degree in Geology from the University of Minnesota.