City of Austin Selects Haestad Methods Software
StormCAD Is Stormwater Analysis and Design Tool of Choice for Texas Capital
The City of Austin selected Haestad Methods' stormwater management software to aid in a citywide initiative to build a disaster-resistant community, Haestad Methods announced.
StormCAD, a comprehensive modeling program for stormwater management, will be used to address the city's storm drain improvement needs in an effort to reduce the impact of flooding conditions for Austin's half-million residents.
The Watershed Protection and Development Review Department of the City of Austin is dedicated to developing master plans for all watersheds in and around flood-prone areas of the city. These plans typically include hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, flood plain mapping, and planning information for regional drainage improvements.
"After evaluating several other stormwater packages, we chose Haestad Methods' StormCAD modeling program to analyze and design our storm-drain systems. This application will help us significantly improve the storm-drain management process throughout the region," said David Walker, P.E., for the Watershed Protection and Development Review Department.
"The City of Austin has a high comfort level with StormCAD because it provides an easy-to-use analysis and design interface," said Nikki Beckom, Strategic Account Manager and Director of Continuing Education for Haestad Methods. "StormCAD's complete management package includes advanced features integral to storm sewer modeling, such as GIS mapping, plan and profile development, scenario management, results presentation, and enterprise-wide data sharing and exchange."
The City of Austin took advantage of an on-site StormCAD training session and a one-year subscription to Haestad Methods' ClientCare(TM) software maintenance program. ClientCare provides technical support 24 hours a day and automatic software upgrades and updates.