Green Infrastructure Leader Joins Burns & McDonnell
Green Infrastructure Leader Joins Burns & McDonnell
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Green Infrastructure Leader Joins Burns & McDonnell
03/18/2015 1 minute read

Andy Sauer, PE, ENV SP, has joined Burns & McDonnell as the Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Leader in the Water division. Sauer is a recognized industry leader in the integration of green infrastructure design in stormwater control systems, with a specialty in stormwater control alternatives in urban environments.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Sauer, PE, ENV SP, has joined Burns & McDonnell as the Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Leader in the Water division. Sauer is a recognized industry leader in the integration of green infrastructure design in stormwater control systems, with a specialty in stormwater control alternatives in urban environments.

Sauer has served as project manager on a number of high-profile projects in the Midwest that have demonstrated that green infrastructure best management practices (BMP) can be effective, cost-saving options for stormwater control while also providing opportunities for improved community aesthetics.

"We are thrilled to have Andy Sauer join our team," said Cliff Cate, wastewater systems director for the Burns & McDonnell Water division. "We've long known and admired Andy's work on a number of projects in our area. He is one of our industry's leading advocates for green design solutions utilizing native plants, natural materials, permeable surfaces and natural contours of the landscape as a design alternative that often reduces the scale of traditional built infrastructure."

One of Sauer's recent projects was a 281-acre green infrastructure demonstration project as part of Kansas City's ongoing Overflow Control Program. In addition to his work in Kansas City, Sauer has served in various project management roles for a similar overflow control program for the City of Omaha, Nebraska, and as project manager for several projects within Kansas and Missouri.

Sauer has previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, teaching a graduate course on urban stormwater BMP. He also has served as chairman of the American Public Works Association (APWA) Kansas City Metro Chapter Water Resources Committee and as project manager for regional BMP training sponsored by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). Sauer is a frequent speaker and panelist at professional conferences throughout the country, focusing on design and construction of green infrastructure projects.

Mr. Sauer holds a Bachelor of Science in agricultural engineering and Master of Science in agricultural and biological systems engineering, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a registered professional engineer in Kansas and Missouri and an EnvisionTM certified professional.

About Burns & McDonnell

Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100 percent employee-owned firm providing engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services. With 5,000 professionals working in more than 40 regional, national and international offices, Burns & McDonnell offers clients a single source for a range of engineering, design/build, permitting and related services. Burns & McDonnell is proud to be No. 15 on Fortune's 2015 List of 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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