Hayden Consultants is committed to applying sustainable design principles to our work. Sustainable design is defined as “meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” For a project to be sustainable, it must be environmentally friendly, economically feasible, and socially acceptable.
Rachel Hayden is at the forefront of sustainable and context sensitive design for infrastructure improvement projects. She is a Co-Chair of the Sustainable Public Rights-of-Way (SPROW) committee through NCTCOG, representing the interests of transportation engineers on the panel. The SPROW committee is tasked with compiling the best practices for sustainable design within public rights-of-way, placing the group at the leading edge of research and innovation for greener communities in North Texas. Additionally, in 2008, Ms. Hayden completed a four-day certificate course, “Green Infrastructure,” through Colorado State University in Denver and the American Society of Civil Engineering Companies. The same year, in her role as President-Elect of the Dallas Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, she created a Sustainability Committee to offer technical training to ASCE members. In recent years, Ms. Hayden has focused on sustainable infrastructure and context sensitive design for public projects, and has completed significant research and training on the subject. She has the ability to approach an engineering project from and untraditional perspective to achieve elements of sustainability that were often overlooked in the past.
Our firm also offers ongoing training to staff on the latest sustainable design practices in civil engineering. Members of our team have completed sustainable design professional education courses including: