Construction Site Grading and Drainage
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Monday, March 20, 2023
9:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT
Fundamental Site Design Considerations
- Runoff and pollution prevention
Site Plan Elements and Design
- Grading plans
- Drainage plans
- Site plan approval
- Surveying a site
- Soil testing
- Determining rain and wind loads
Understanding and Complying with Legal Requirements
- ADA design considerations
- EPA site design requirements
- Local ordinances and standards
- Zoning regulations
Site Grading Design
- Existing topography, soils and hydrology
- Grading goals and strategies
- Challenges and pitfalls
- Design software
Site Drainage Design
- Existing drainage patterns
- Proposed drainage schemes
- Regulatory and permitting considerations
- Challenges and potential problems
- Design software
- Role of inspection to ensure site safety and reduce liability
- Utilize site inspection to ensure site plan compliance
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 HSW LUs
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 HSW PDHs
International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Sitework)
7.0 ASFPM CECs
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.
The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.
The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 7.0 CECs for floodplain managers.
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7.0 HSW LUs (AIA)
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7.0 ASFPM CECs
Mr. Messmer has over 30 years of engineering experience in analysis, design, plan/specification development, and project management/personnel supervision for geotechnical, foundation and structural engineering projects in the transportation, industrial, municipal and commercial fields of civil engineering. Throughout his career he has placed an emphasis on quality control and staff training. Mr. Messmer is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers. He earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Messmer was accepted into the Academy of Geo-Professionals in 2013.
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Course Title: Construction Site Grading and Drainage
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course provides a detailed examination of grading and drainage for construction sites. Starting with the fundamental design considerations and site plan elements and design, the course builds on foundational knowledge to explore site evaluation, legal requirements, grading design, drainage design, site inspections and case studies.
Learning Objective 1: Learners will be able to discuss the fundamental site design considerations, including flooding, erosion, vegetation, runoff and pollution prevention, and identify the site plan elements and design.
Learning Objective 2: Learners will be able to engage in site evaluation which includes surveying a site, testing the soil and determining rain and wind loads.
Learning Objective 3: Learners will be able to explore site grading design, goals, challenges, strategies and software while taking into account the existing topography, soils and hydrology.
Learning Objective 4: Learners will be able to explore site drainage design; identify existing drainage patterns, understand proposed drainage schemes, consider regulatory and permitting challenges, and discuss challenges, problems and software.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 01/26/2026
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