Agenda

Registration:                    7:30 – 8:00 am

Morning Session:             8:00 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 – 4:30 pm

Complying with Ethical and Regulatory Rules             B. Meyer
on the Practice of Landscape Architecture

   Regulation of firms providing landscape architecture services

      • Practice with non-licensed professionals

      • Supervision and control of non-licensed professionals

   Signing, sealing and control of construction documents

   Prevention of unauthorized practice

   Coordination with other design professions

   Current ethical issues in landscape architecture

Reviewing Contracts for Design Services and Construction          S. Witzigreuter

   Parties to the contract

   Reviewing key contract provisions

   Negotiating contract terms

   Contract changes/modifications

   Resolving contract disputes

Complying with Land Use Laws and Regulations          D. Stack

   Understanding origin and extent of government power to regulate land use

   Identifying regulatory bodies

   Obtaining and reviewing existing regulations

   Seeking zoning variances or rezoning

   Reviewing land use regulatory processes

Understanding Federal, State and                W. Reed
Local Rules on Stormwater Management

   Federal statutes and regulations

      • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements

   Georgia statutes and regulations

   Local requirements and procedures

   Permits and permitting process

   Components of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)

   Special waters and impaired waters

Means and Methods for Over-Structure          J. Ilkin
Construction for Landscape Architects

   Green roofs: extensive and intensive

   Over-structure planting

   Hardscape: flatwork and walls

   Specialized materials

      • On-grade and elevated synthetic turf, wood decking, pavers

      • Site structures: outdoor kitchens, pergolas, fountains, pools

   Coordination considerations: architecture and 
     waterproofing, MEP, structural consultants

Credits

Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW Contact Hours/PDUs
     7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs
     7.0 North Carolina CE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW contact hours (Public Protection PDUs) to Georgia landscape architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Georgia.

The Landscape Architect Continuing Education System has approved this event for 7.0 HSW PDHs.

The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects has approved this seminar for 7.0 continuing education hours.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers

Jennifer Ilkin

Group Leader, Landscape Architecture, at Eberly& Associates, AtlantaMs. Ilkin is a registered landscape architect and LEED accredited professional, practicing for over 15 years, with landscape architecture, architecture and multi-disciplinary firms. She has managed and designed numerous public and private investments, including Rivers Casino and Three Rivers Park in Pittsburgh, Intercontinental Exchange Headquarters in Atlanta, and 12th & Midtown in Atlanta. Working primarily in the urban context, Ms. Ilkin has extensive experience in integrating functional and desirable outdoor amenity spaces within and over large structures, applying specialized knowledge of green roofs, hardscape materials and methods, and complex detailing and construction. She received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

Brent A. Meyer

Partner at Husch Blackwell LLP in Omaha, NE 

Mr. Meyer is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction team. He has extensive experience in construction contract drafting and litigation. Mr. Meyer has represented government entities, business owners, general contractors, suppliers and subcontractors in civil disputes and lien claims. He also represents political subdivisions by assisting in a variety of issues including regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, property acquisitions and condemnation. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Mr. Meyer practiced in Atlanta, Georgia for eight years. He represented various entities and individuals in pre-litigation negotiations, mediation, throughout the litigation process and arbitration. In addition, he assisted with multiple cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia that have resulted in the enforcement of certain limitation of liability clauses for design professionals performing services in the State of Georgia. Mr. Meyer was named a Georgia Rising Star from 2014-2016 and a Great Plains Rising Star from 2017-2021 by Super Lawyers. He earned his J.D. degree, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law. 

Wesley Reed

Eberly & Associates, AtlantaMr. Reed serves as a project manager and civil engineer for Eberly & Associates on wide range of commercial and industrial projects. He has served in this capacity on over 5.5 million square feet of industrial, distribution and manufacturing facilities in metro-Atlanta. Mr. Reed is a professional engineer in the State of Georgia and a 2007 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a BS in Civil Engineering Technology. He is an active member of SAME and NAIOP in Atlanta.

Donald Stack

Principal at Stack & Associates, P.C. in Atlanta and SavannahMr. Stack is a familiar name within the Georgia environmental law community. While serving as a National Park Ranger, he obtained his J.D. degree as a 1986 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia. Mr. Stack began his legal career representing Lloyd’s of London in environmental matters and then as assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Stack & Associates, P.C. has five attorneys practicing in offices in Atlanta and Savannah and handling water pollution, zoning, forestry, hazardous and solid waste, stormwater, wilderness preservation, coastal development, and land use law. An active member of the State Bar’s Environmental Law Section and innumerable public advocacy organizations, Mr. Stack has been named in 2004-2009 and 2011-2016 Georgia Super Lawyers.

Scott A. Witzigreuter

Partner with Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial in AtlantaMr. Witzigreuter’s civil litigation practice focuses on construction litigation and commercial contract litigation. He has litigated cases on behalf of owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, suppliers, materialmen, engineers, design professionals and insurers in Alabama, Nevada, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nebraska and Ohio.