Larson Design Group (LDG) team members are always eager to share their knowledge and expertise with clients and each other, but they also know the value of sharing it within their industry to peers and colleagues.
Dave Walters, PE, and Matt Kalcich, of LDG’s Williamsport office, and Brad Sick, PE, of the Corning office, recently gave a comprehensive presentation at the 2019 PA Rural Water Association (PRWA) annual conference, “Asset Management: The Key to System Maintenance,” with the goal of imparting their own experiences and knowledge base to their peers.
The presentation identified the types of assets that a water/wastewater system includes – from buried (valves, manholes and piping) to visible (storage tanks, pumps and treatment facilities) – how to manage them effectively and efficiently, and the benefits of that management. This included the proper identification of the condition of assets, both buried and visible, and how to determine their value.
It also covered the application of a geographic information system (GIS) as a solution for meeting some of these management challenges, especially because GIS technology is mobile, easily accessible by clients and open to collaboration between many users.
“All of us at LDG know the value of sharing knowledge with peers and improving the industry as a whole, and we’re proud to take an active role in it whenever we can,” said Dave Walters, PE, Senior Project Manager in LDG’s Williamsport office.
Founded in 1993, Larson Design Group is an emerging national architecture, engineering and survey firm with 10 offices in four states and a vision to elevate client relationships, enrich the careers and lives of its employee-owners, and enhance the communities in which it operates. LDG’s Civil Division provides civil engineering, geospatial and water/wastewater services. For more information, visit www.larsondesigngroup.com.