GIS Integration for a Hydraulic Model
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IEPA ID#: 7275
Room: C002
Time: 1:15 - 1:45 pm
Presenter: Matthew Boyle & Zach Matyja, RJN Group, Inc.

Moderator: Chris Sosnowski

SUMMARY: The Village of Wilmette experienced numerous basement backups during recent heavy rain events. The Village desired a hydraulic model to study the Village’s separate sanitary sewers. RJN Group was retained to complete the model. However, with only paper and AutoCAD utility atlases and no GIS, a series of upfront tasks were needed to complete the model very quickly, including: CAD to GIS conversion of Village atlases, survey-grade GPS locating of Village manholes, manhole attribute data collection, and GIS geodatabase development. New technology was useful for each of these steps as well as presenting results of the hydraulic model.

Mattew Boyle, RJN Group, Inc.

Matt Boyle is a GIS Specialist for RJN Group based in Wheaton, Illinois. Matt has over seven years of experience at RJN and in the GIS industry. In his role, Matt manages the GIS operations and department of the Midwest region for RJN. He has had a key role in developing RJN’s field data collection and management program and converting all field operations to electronic/paperless data collection. Matt is proficient with a number of leading software and hardware technologies for GIS and asset and data management including ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcSDE 10.x, ArcGIS Server 10.x, SQL Server, CartoPac Field Solutions, and Trimble Mapping Grade GPS Devices. Matt is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography with Environmental Emphasis with a Program Certificate in GIS. He is an active member of the Illinois GIS Association, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, and the American Association of Geographers.

Zach Matyja, RJN Group
Zach Matyja is a Client Manager for RJN Group based in Wheaton, Illinois. Zach has 11 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry primarily in the fields of sewer system conveyance and water distribution. At RJN, Zach has managed a number of large and small sanitary sewer evaluation projects including both field services (such as flow monitoring, smoke testing, and manhole inspections) as well as new and rehabilitation design of sewers and lift stations. Zach has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and a Master of Science degree in Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Zach is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois and Colorado. He is an active member of the Illinois and Central States WEAs, the Illinois Section AWWA, as well as and the Chicago Metro Chapter of the APWA and is a 2012 recipient of the Golden Manhole Award from Central States WEA.