Center for Infrastructure Modeling and Management (cimm.org)
Making Modeling Better
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dev.cimm.org == development cimm.org (a development site)
tmp.cimm.org == temporary cimm.org (a temporary placeholder site)
The Center for Infrastructure Modeling and Management is an entity to
preserve, promote and extend the US EPA SWMM and EPANET software applications,
and potentially other applications.
The center is an open and welcoming hub for communities that have an interest in
either software application or in related matters. The center was strongly influenced by the leadership of Dr. A. Charles Rowney, who
passed away unexpectedly. The remaining team members miss him greatly, but CIMM
continues as our own interest and as an homage to Charles
Making Modeling Better
The NCIMM Mission is "Making Modeling Better"
We will enhance and support the community of open-source code developers and
model users who work with civil infrastructure systems.
We aim to be a force in inspiring, organizing, and assisting the community in
building and maintaining both software and model applications.
Our long-term goal is to provide the positive services that are valued by
the modeling community and can be sustained through community subscriptions.
Serving the Community
Our mission objective is to help the community develop and meet the benchmarks
and standards needed for models of public infrastructure.
We will see that operational codes meet the highest standards of software reliability and maintainability.
We will engage in development of reliable, accurate, and efficient code for enhanced model
capabilities and new computer architectures.
We will organize training to provide certified levels of model application expertise.
We will make modeling better.
Our 5-year goals are focused on the SWMM and EPANET codes:
Development and delivery of training courses for expert certifications
Developing standards and benchmarks for code and model applications
Building engagement in the SWMM and EPANET communities
Providing moderated community development web hubs
Developing computational engines for efficient solution of large problems
Identifying the next critical advances for the models and engaging the community in new code development
Refactoring existing code for maintainability and enhancing future extensions
Training and support includes workshops (linked herein) and connections
to user groups actively involved in the implementation and development of EPANET or SWMM.
These opportunities are categorized as either NCIMM involved or Community resources.
Either are a good choice to learn about and expand your EPANET or SWMM knowledge.
Our face-to-face workshops teach you how to use EPANET or SWMM modeling packages.
You will explore how to plan, design, analyze, and manage distribution (EPANET) systems or
drainage stormwater/wastewater/watershed (SWMM) systems of all types, from simple to complex.
IN A NUTSHELL
Attend a public workshop or arrange a private (in-house) workshop
Lecture-style sessions led by expert instructors (professional engineers)
Detailed hands-on exercises with ample one-on-one guidance
Software, example files, digital workbooks and guides provided
Our on-line workshops (experimental) teach similar content as the face-to-face
and are managed through a learning management system (LMS).
The free workshops are elementary and intended for new users of the software and
are adapted from university courses developed by the CIMM community members.
More elaborate training is offered in the paid on-line training.
Both categories are accesed through the LMS.