TerraLogic is an environmental consulting firm with expertise in sustainability, climate change risk management, stormwater management, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone inspection service applications in the infrastructure and transportation fields.
We support the transportation industry, municipalities and private sectors with a range of sustainability-based services which include infrastructure vulnerability, climate change risk management, sustainability-based program and project development, alternative energy impact studies, as well as stormwater and water quality management. We are known nationally and internationally for our ability to integrate sustainability Principles and concepts into infrastructure programs and projects such as in our work for the World Bank in Latin America and USAID in Liberia. TerraLogic also provides innovative applications of unmanned aerial vehicles for environmental, engineering, and infrastructure maintenance.
As a small environmental engineering consulting firm, we excel when teamed with a larger firm to lead or support a project or as a prime contractor where we can take the lead in applying our expertise to solve environmental problems. We are broad based; we provide environmental management services to all facets of the infrastructure development process involving planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance.
TerraLogic’s Principal Owner, Art Hirsch, is a respected national authority on these very topics and will help bring our nation’s infrastructure to higher level. He has over 30 years experience in the environmental consulting field and over 15 years as a transportation environmental consultant.
Art Hirsch / Bio
Environmental Engineering Consultant
Art Hirsch has more than 32 years of environmental project management and technical consulting experience. He has a unique understanding and perspective of environmental problems based upon his training and experience as both an environmental engineer and an environmental scientist. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in Fisheries and Wildlife and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He has supported numerous federal, state and local agencies in the areas of sustainability, water quality, erosion control and hazardous waste management.
Art Hirsch has taken his wide range of environmental consulting experience and has integrated those approaches and concepts into the new field of sustainability consulting. He believes that protecting and enhancing the environment and community is an integral part of a project’s decision-making process. He is able to integrate the sustainability elements of the environment, culture and economics into projects so that they are in harmony with the environment and are cost effective. As a LEED Accredited Professional for New Construction and Major Renovations, he provides clients environmental sustainability services that allow them to reduce environmental impacts, conserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, identify options for carbon offsets and protect water quality. As an environmental engineer with manufacturing experience, Art provides greenhouse gas/carbon emissions management involving footprinting, reporting, process analysis, reductions and trading.
Art Hirsch has given numerous technical presentations and developed research and development approaches to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for infrastructure development and management. He has developed several proposals on the use of UAVs for stormwater management, construction compliance, noxious weed management and revegetation. The integration of GIS based mapping with spectral sensors has provides a new way to for TerraLogic to identify, map and manage right of way assets. It provides improved safety to employees working in hard to access or dangerous areas. UAV’s provide high value multi-dimensional data for infrastructure applications.
He has provided sustainability consulting to CDOT in transportation planning, NEPA, design, design-build construction and highway maintenance. He was hired by CDOT to evaluate numerous rest area in terms of sustainable design and operation. Teaming with Colorado State University-Pueblo, he developed an approach to identify cost effective retrofits to rest areas, evaluate greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprints) and identify cost effective ways to operate rest areas sustainably. He also was hired to evaluate and provide recommendations to help CDOT develop a statewide internal sustainability program modeled after the New York DOT GreenLITES program. He provided sustainability training, evaluated the incorporation of sustainable design elements into transportation designs, provided design recommendations to the design team and developed a final report to CDOT with recommendations.
He has managed several multi-disciplinary projects that involved NEPA environmental impact statements, environmental assessments and categorical exclusions. He managed the environmental impact assessments (EIS) for large and controversial EIS transportation projects such as the CDOT Northwest Corridor EIS. He has experience working with both the CDOT and Federal Highway Administration officials on NEPA and water quality related projects.
His technical project experience in the area of water quality includes stormwater and water quality management and watershed investigations. He is an expert in the area of stormwater and water quality impacts from transportation operations. He managed a statewide MS4 water quality program for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and performed watershed impact studies at the Eisenhower Tunnel and Vail Pass. He was the primary water quality consultant for the Colorado Department of Transportation-Region 1 and was instrumental in the development of a total maximum daily loading (TMDL) assessment on Interstate 70 (Straight Creek), the first TMDL related to a transportation system in the Intermountain West.