» David A. Bidelspach
David A. Bidelspach, P.E.
Stream Restoration Specialist
Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
Dave Bidelspach is an environmental engineer with 10 years of experience designing and constructing river restoration projects.
has been recognized for the development of a 3D design process that allows the rapid evaluation of numerous iterations to optimize the designs for river restoration, and has piloted the use of Survey Grade GPS equipment to lower the costs associated with pre- and post-construction surveys.
has worked hand-in-hand with contractors to couple his
3D designs with GPS-enabled construction equipment to speed the construction process and insure the right outcome, and has been responsible for the development and application of several new in-stream structures which have proven to be robust yet easy to construct.
As one of the few stream restoration designers who has actually operated equipment and constructed restoration projects, Mr. Bidelspach
is known for producing accurate estimates and designs that are both constructible and have long-term stability and effectiveness.
For the Housatonic River Project, Mr. Bidelspach
has conducted the detailed study of river bank stability and erodability from the Confluence to Woods Pond Dam.
is reviewing and evaluating proposed remedial options with regard to restoration and geomorphic stability issues.