Registration:                        8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 – 5:00 pm

Science of Soils

   Physical properties of soil
   Soil structure
   Subsurface structure
   Blocky structure
   Bulk densities
   Macroporosity and micropores 

Stormwater Management 

   State and local rule requirements 
   Drainage system controls
   Sediment traps and basins
   Buffer zone requirements 
   Slope stabilization 
   Homebuilder lot BMP compliance
   Establish proper building materials handling and storage areas
   Establish proper equipment/vehicle fueling and maintenance practices 
   Develop spill prevention and response plan

Earthwork Safety (by Design)

   What is safety by design?
   Weight of soil and excavation hazards
   Underground installations
   Water accumulation
   Protection of employees and related problems
   Soil classification and definitions   

Site Plans

   What site plans must include 
   Compacting and soil testing 
   Primary soil considerations 
   Surface water, groundwater, paving and surfacing 
   Excavation specs and haul payments 
   Construction grade staking   

Site Program Management 

   Strategic vs. tactical thinking
   Program governance 
   Three themes of program management 
   Project phases 


Professional Engineers   
   7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

   7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours   
   7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects   
   7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours   
   7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

   Non-Credit Continuing Ed. 

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including New York.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects and landscape architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects.  HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. GP2400000700).  HalfMoon Education is also an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This event is approved by the AIA for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs.  Courses approved by the American Institute of Architects qualify for New Jersey architects.  Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES.

This event offers a continuing education opportunity to contractors but has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.


Joseph W. Delaney PhD P.E. PgMP CCM LEED AP

Dr. Delaney is the Professor of Practice in Construction Engineering/Management at the University of Memphis. He is also the General Manager of the Construction Management Services group at Delaney CMS in Byhalia, Mississippi, and president of Delaney Parametric Design. He is the former president of C&S Design Build Inc., where he started the agency construction management business. At C&S, Dr. Delaney was responsible for more than $1 billion in completed projects in the education, municipal, wastewater, airport, and private development sectors. Dr. Delaney is a licensed professional engineer (New York, New Jersey, and Mississippi), holds the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential, is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM®), and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Accredited Professional. Dr. Delaney received his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Delaney enjoys sharing his experience leading teams, and he has provided leadership training to senior management including his colleagues at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executive Institute and at Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Inc., and L3 Communications. Dr. Delaney was recently the keynote speaker at the Tri-State Diversity Summit where he shared Delaney CMS’s (a New York State Certified Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise – MWBE) vision for equality and empowerment. Dr. Delaney recently wrote a textbook titled Construction Program Management which was published by CRC Press. The textbook is used to teach undergraduate and graduate students and by practitioners to help them formulate a process-based approach for management of large projects and programs.