Papers & Presentations
There has been great interest in using the concept of sustainability in the transportation decision-making process since the development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program in 1998. The World Bank has developed a Sustainable-Environmental Road Transportation Guidance Document (Guidance Document) as a decision making tool for road systems in Latin America, the Caribbean and other developing countries. The objective of the Guidance Document is to develop a sustainability rating system tool that can be used by all World Bank representatives and borrower team members for transportation planning, design, construction, and operation and maintenance.
TerraLogic and team member Colorado Cartographics, LLC provided the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Weed Manager a presentation on UAV technologies and right of way applications. Right of way applications include noxious weed management that can reduce the amount of herbicide applied by implementing spot spraying applications versus broadcast spraying. The use of specific multi spectral sensors and GIS interface is critical to UAV applications.
TerraLogic was contracted by the World Bank in April 2013 to develop a guidance document entitled Sustainable-Environmental Road Transportation Guidance Document (Guidance Document). This Guidance Document was recently published by the World Bank under the title Improving Environmental Sustainability in Road Projects. TerraLogic’s Art Hirsch was the co-author of the document along with subcontractor Howard Schirmer (Transnational Associates, Inc.).
Impacts and Mitigation Strategies for Solar Array Systems Within Highway Right of Way Areas
Climate Change Based Risk Management Approaches Used On Transportation System Assets By: Arthur H. Hirsch and Benjamin E. Kunstman
Presentation at 2014 Transportation Research Board- ADC 60 Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure Workshop-New York
Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Risk Based Management Approaches Used on Transportation Assets By: Arthur H. Hirsch and Benjamin E. Kunstman
Transportation Research Board ADC-60 2013 Summer Workshop Pittsburgh, PA Energy Generation Within Highway Right of Way Areas
TerraLogic Sustainable Solution (TerraLogic) in coordination with Transnational Associates, Inc. provided a presentation to the Colorado Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) about the application of the new sustainability rating system for infrastructure projects called Envision. In a cooperative study between the state chapters of ACEC, ASCE and APWA, Envision was pilot tested on four types of infrastructure projects; transportation, stormwater, geotechnical and envir
TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions was asked by the National Safety Rest Area Conference to present on a topic associated with sustainability and rest area design and operations. The presentation focused upon sustainability principals, water and energy conservation, potential cost savings and pragmatic recommendations – September 18, 2012
TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions (TerraLogic) in coordination with Transnational Associates, Inc. provided a brown bag technical presentation to representatives at the Inter American Development Bank in Washington, DC. The presentation focused upon sustainability based principals, transportation/infrastructure sustainability rating systems (Envision and CEEQUAL) and their implementation considerations – July 31, 2012
A sustainability based presentation was given by TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions (TerraLogic) to the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO)about the fundamentals of transportation-sustainability based rating systems. The presentation gave an overview of current transportation ratings systems and important implementation considerations for state departments of transportation – July 10, 2012
TerraLogic Sustainable Solutions’ Arthur Hirsch gave a technical presentation on the new sustainability rating system developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and Harvard University called Envision. Envision is a new holistic based rating system that uses a systems based approach in identifying and measuring sustainability in infrastructure projects. The rating system is an ideal tool for clients to integrate sustainable concepts into projects and programs – June 20, 2012
Sustainable Rest Area Management Considerations 2012 FHWA Webinar
World Bank Sustainability Presentation (3440 KB)
Can Sustainability Rating Systems Be Used to Plan and Implement Infrastructure Projects? – January 26, 2012
Transportation Research Board Annual Conference Session 743 – January 25, 2012
Transportation Research Board Annual Conference Session 449 – January 23, 2012
Transportation Research Board – 2011 Waste Management and Resource Efficiency Workshop, Portland, Oregon – July 26, 2011
Transportation Research Board – 2011 Waste Management and Resource Efficiency Workshop – Portland, Oregon – July 26, 2011
Presentation to Colorado Department of Transportation Environmental Programs Branch
National Environmental Association of Environmental Professionals- Session #29 Integration of Sustainable Highway Design Using the GreenLITES Process – April 29, 2011
National Association of Environmental Professionals Session #28 – Sustainable Rest Areas – April 29, 2011
National Association of Environmental Professionals – Green Careers Seminar – April 27, 2011
TerrraLogic is providing sustainable design and program development coordination to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The Project involves the ‘test driving” of the NYDOT GreenLITES Program by CDOT. The presentation provides an overview of the GreenLITES program, the CDOT implementation approach and initial observations.
This presentation was developed for the TRB Summer Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. TerraLogic provided approaches that can be used to develop and implement sustainable practices during construction projects. TerraLogic identified cost effectice appraoches involving recycling and impact avoidance.
TerraLogic was asked by McGraw Hill to develop an article about sustainability and construction activities. The emphasis behind the article discusses that sustainable actions are cost effective and may be new to construction contractors. Contractors need to be aware of upcoming sustainability requirements by clients and should develop their own internal sustainability program as a selling point.
Integrating Sustainability into the Design-Build Process
Design build projects have become more popular in many state departments of transportation throughout the United States. Design-build projects are known to be both cost and time efficient in comparison to typical design-bid-build projects. Design-build is a project delivery method under which a project owner executes a single contract for both architectural/engineering services and construction.
Sustainable Opportunities in the Design-Build Process
TerraLogic was asked to attend and provide this presentation in Washington DC on sustainable approaches for construction projectsDesign-build transportation projects have dramatically increased in popularity over the past several years throughout the United States. The increase in design-build projects has been related to shortened delivery schedules for fast track projects. The presentation at the Annual TRB Conference
Sustainability Options for Transportation
Transportation engineers are now being asked to integrate sustainability into their system designs; many of them do not understand the sustainability concept. This presentation provides examples of actual sustainable actions that should be considered by transportation planners, designers and maintenance professionals. This topic was presented during the 2008 CDOT Transportation Conference with the main theme being sustainability.
Integrated Stormwater Concepts Towards Sustainability TerraLogic’s Art Hirsch has been frequently asked by CDOT to give presentations concerning stormwater and surface water management. These presentations cover a wide range of stormwater management issues concerning litigation, sustainability best management practices, water chemistry and integration into the NEPA process. These presentations were meant to educate transportation stormwater professionals and their management on the risks and l
TMDL Impacts to High Altitude Highway Operations Wintertime highway operations can present a potential environmental impact streams receiving stormwater and snow melt drainage from highway systems. The use of traction sand by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to increase public driving safety has the potential of causing stream impairments especially in high alpine conditions. Straight Creek located on Interstate 70 near the Eisenhower Tunnel was identified by CDPHE and EPA as
Resume of Art Hirsch (17138 KB)
Statement of Qualifications (167 KB)
TerraLogic’s Art Hirsch is a Certified Erosion Control Supervisor and Inspector-Colorado Department of Transportation
LEED Certification (663 KB)
TerraLogic’s Art Hirsch is an Accredited Professional for the LEED New Development Program.