This training session will demonstrate how practitioners can reapply the old ideals of sustainability, and the newly recommended ‘Site Design Sections’ by the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), to current methods of computer aided design. The practical exercises included will emphasize how these site-specific CAD tools enable sustainable design functions such as erosion control, runoff calculations, cut and fill calculations, existing/proposed plant tracking, native plant selections, and sun/shade analysis can be accomplished.
Technology / CADD / GIS
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn how to quickly create, modify and analyze a 3D site digital terrain model promoting SITES objectives for soil and water management.
2. Evaluate the effects of proposed plantings by introducing solar directional light into a 3D site model and producing still views at times recommended by SITES to control solar heat gain.
3. Create hydrozones from intelligent polygonal objects capable of reporting water usage, and utilize customizable worksheets to tabulate their water use data for water efficiency as promoted by the US EPA’s Water Smart program and SITES.
Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Product Marketing Manager - Landscape, Vectorworks, Inc.