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Roof Drain Detention and Infiltration

Storm water management has long been a consideration of developers, municipalities, state and federal governments. Changes by the Federal government over the past several years have now created an umbrella statutory need for both public and private owners to permanently manage the post construction storm water discharge from their location. This video will provide a quick review of roof drain detention and infiltration.
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Brian Neilson, P.E., LEED, AP

Brian Neilson, P.E., LEED, AP


  • More than 29 years of experience working in both the public and private engineering sectors
  • As an active water quality enthusiast and conservationist, he serves as the chairperson of the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors and as the president for the White River Alliance (Alliance) Executive Board
  • Teamed with SWCD and Alliance resources to develop online Storm Water Best Management Practice educational and selection tools as well as use of Clear Choices – Clean Water social media for personal commitment to lifestyle changes for cleaner water
  • Active in several organizations including Water Environment Federation and American Society of Civil Engineers, Brian has participated on the Advisory Technical Task Force member for Design of Urban Runoff Controls, Manual Of Practice (MOP) – draft, Water Environment Federation/American Society of Civil Engineers/Environmental & Water Resources Institute, Advisory Technical Task Force member, 2009-2011; Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment, Manual Of Practice (MOP) FD-16, 3rd Edition, Water Environment Federation, Advisory Technical Task Force member, 2008-2010
  • Presented hundreds of papers on the topic of Alternative Storm Water BMPs, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has written the magazine article, "Low Impact Development – It Just Makes Good Economic Sense", Breaking Ground Magazine, November/December 2012 Issue
  • Brings years of public experience in City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works implementation for the Phase 1-Storm Water National Pollution Elimination System (NPDES) permitting, Combined Sewer Overflow NPDES permitting and Storm Water/flood control oversight
  • Worked on numerous award winning storm water projects that range from daylighting historic streams to LID storm water site design for Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) ultra urban office building
  • Promotes public education through various media forms, including "The Nature Conservancy LEED® Platinum Headquarters - Video Documentary", on-site interviews during construction and post construction regarding storm water design, site layout, LEED® crediting process, construction, and team collaboration efforts as part of the overall story
  • Designed LID and green infrastructure projects nationally and internationally
  • Experience also includes watershed planning, storm water master planning, combined sewer overflow (CSO) abatement, water quality assessments of lakes, rivers and streams, wastewater collection and treatment, utility infrastructure valuation, greenway planning, and community comprehensive planning
  • B.S. degree in environmental resources engineering, cum laude, Humboldt State University
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