Understanding Irrigation – Professional Skills Workshop

March 14, 2018
8:00 AM CDT to 5:00 PM CDT
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022


Understanding Irrigation – Professional Skills Workshop 

Some Landscape Architects struggle with irrigation. They don’t touch it enough to really understand it yet they are often confronted with the specification, review, and approval of it on many of their projects. An irrigated acre of landscape can use nearly 1 million gallons of water per year and more than twice that if not properly designed, installed and operated! 

This 8-hour class is designed especially for Landscape Architects and Civil Engineers and covers the principles and practices needed to understand how irrigation components work and how they work together to make a complete system. This class also provides information on proper pipe sizing, the creation of hydro zones and other concepts that a specifier needs to design and/or review an irrigation plan. 

PDH:  8.0 HSW  LA CES Credits 

Size Limit:  Class is limited to 25 attendees.  Due to the size of the class and a waiting list, please let us know if you cannot attend at susan@il-asla.org.  Cancellations given by March 7 are refundable.

Class Goals:  Upon Completion, Participants will be able to:

    •          Identify and understand the use of individual irrigation components
    •          Understand Hydraulic principles in piping
    •          Understand and use the concepts of matched precipitation rate, proper sprinkler placement, and the creation of hydro zones.
    •          Identify commons tricks, shortcuts, and deceptions used by unscrupulous contractors on a design-build plan.


Where:  Chicago Botanic Gardens, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022

When:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tickets:  $45.00 ILASLA Members and  $55.00 Non-members

Presenter:  Jim Davis, RLA, ASLA, CID, EPA Water Sense Partner. Principal, Landtech Design

After returning to the US from the Bermuda National Park Service (1990-1993), Jim established Landtech Design as an irrigation design group for a Midwest distributor (1994-2003). Then, after serving as Toro’s Midwest Spec Rep for 6-1/2 years, Jim regrouped the Landtech Design team in 2009. 

Thank you to Our Sponsors:  Rain Bird Corporation & Landtech Design




$45.00 Member Ticket

$55.00 Guest Ticket

$45.00 ASLA Member - Out of State

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