Long gone are the days of transit surveying and hand drafting. Once considered a space age dream, GPS machine-control is now commonplace on construction projects. Whether you view those older days from a historical perspective or remember them with a pleasant nostalgia from your own career experiences, today we all find ourselves immersed in a technology-driven world that few could have ever envisioned. Success in a competitive civil and environmental engineering consulting landscape is largely dependent on the ability to harness this technology and remain on its cutting edge through what is often rapid evolution. Indeed, this rapid evolution has yielded a variety of both CAD/GIS-based options along with a myriad of application-specific design aid packages across all traditional civil engineering disciplines. The development of decision support tools such as the BMP Optimizer helps designers quickly and efficiently evaluate an ever-growing number of competing design options against a complex regulatory background. This saves time while giving designers the ability to investigate more options based on site and optimizing criteria…and that means money and better design outcomes!