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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT (including a 30-min. break)


Working Under Ohio’s Design Professional Licensing Laws
Presented by Eric O. Pempus

  • Appropriate use (and non-use) of design professional seals 
  • Practice by design firms and non-designers 
  • Requirement to take responsible charge and/or supervise others 
  • Practicing outside areas of competence 
  • Discipline for violating license laws 


Using Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Complying with Stormwater Regulations
Presented by Katherine Holmok

  • Green Infrastructure for challenging sites
  • Advanced stormwater management techniques
  • Exploring new EPA proposed stormwater general permit 


Applying the Appropriate Barrier-Free Standards to Your Projects
Presented by Jennifer Skulski

  • Determining which accessibility code and requirements apply to your project
    • Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design  
    • State/local building codes 
    • Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines  
    • PROW accessibility guidelines 
  • Tips for meeting—and exceeding—accessibility codes
  • The future of accessibility requirements 


Recognizing Your Rights, Responsibilities and Risks under Contracts
Presented by Eric O. Pempus     

  • Reviewing the necessary elements of any contract
  • Understanding contract “legalese”
  • Determining performance
  • What constitutes a breach of contract?
  • What are damages and remedies?
  • Contract provisions: warranties, guarantees and indemnities
  • Making changes to contracts 


Preventing and Resolving Ethical Issues on Ohio Construction Projects
Presented by Eric O. Pempus 

  • Identifying your duties to your client and other project participants
  • Preventing conflicts of interest
  • Preventing ethical issues in bidding and procurement
  • The jobsite safety
  • Maintaining quality and identifying defects and failures  


Seeking and Maintaining Diversity in Design and Construction Projects 
Presented by Olaide A. Banks 


Environmental Site Assessments for Development Projects
Presented by Gary Pasheilich 

  • Purpose and components of ESAs
  • Difference between ASTM ESAs and under State voluntary cleanup programs
  • What must be addressed and what is not covered in a standard ESA
  • Non-scope considerations (ACMs, LBP, radon, mold, lead in drinking water, wetlands, floodplains, endangered species, PFAS)
  • Practical examples highlighting complexities 


Webinar Instructions
All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors:
7.5 PDHs, including 1.0 Ethics Hour

7.5 HSW CE Hours

7.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
7.5 HSW CE Hours

7.5 HSW PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.5 PDHs for professional engineers, 7.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 7.5 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in Ohio. 

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers and land surveyors in Indiana (License No. CE21700059 and CE10600325). 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.5 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 



Olaide A. Banks 

Principal Attorney at Banks & Associates, PLLC, Houston, TX

Mr. Banks is the principal attorney at Banks & Associates, PLLC, a Houston-based law firm focused on meeting the needs of government and construction contractors throughout Texas. He is a trusted advisor for licensed professionals, CEOs and managers in construction firms, and government contractors. Mr. Banks was licensed as a CPA in 2003 and has more than 20 years of experience as a lead accountant and CFO for successful government contractors. He earned his B.B.A. degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, and secured his J.D. degree from South Texas College of Law. Mr. Banks is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Mr. Banks is a member of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Gary Pasheilich

Shareholder in the Columbus office of Roetzel and Andress

Mr. Pasheilich represents clients in environmental litigation and provides counseling as to a wide range of environmental matters, including regulatory compliance and enforcement related to air, water and solid & hazardous waste media.  Gary advises clients regarding environmental due diligence for commercial property transactions, offering advice and strategies for reducing potential liability risks.  Prior to entering private practice, Gary served as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General in the Environmental Enforcement Section, representing the State of Ohio and the Director of Ohio EPA.

Eric O. Pempus, FAIA, Esq., NCARB

DesignPro Insurance Group-A Wichert Insurance Agency

Mr. Pempus has been a risk manager for more than 18 years, with experience in architecture, engineering, land use, law and professional liability insurance, and a unique and well-rounded background in the construction industry. Prior to risk management, he had 25 years of experience in the practice of architecture and engineering, and as an adjunct professor teaching professional practice courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the last 35 years. As a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and AIA National Ethics Council 2021 chair, he has demonstrated his impact on architectural profession. He is a licensed architect, attorney and property and casualty insurance agent.

Jennifer Skulski

Principal of Skulski Consulting LLC

Ms. Skulski has more than 30 years of professional experience as a consultant, instructor, and researcher advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation, and tourism. She has diverse expertise in the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards specific to recreation facilities and outdoor recreation environments, program access provisions required under Title II of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, accessibility assessments, transition planning, and universal design.  Jennifer is the Principal of Skulski Consulting LLC and the publisher of Accessibility Management News, a monthly e-newsletter focusing on the news, emerging trends, people making access happen, and top things every ADA/504 Coordinator should know to make their job in accessibility management easier.

Katherine G. Holmok, PLA, ASLA

Director of Green & Blue Infrastructure at Environmental Design Group

Ms. Holmok’s experience has centered on stormwater control, weather resiliency, and pedestrian experiences in challenging urban sites. As a Landscape Architect, Ms. Holmok has been designing green & blue elements for over 26 years. Notable projects include design and oversite of ultra-urban green infrastructure elements integrated within the two-mile, six-lane expansion of the City of Philadelphia’s I-95 (Girard) project; Akron’s Citywide Green Infrastructure Toolbox, including design of green and complete Aqueduct Street, and the Kelly (CSO Rack 3) Green Project; one-mile long City of Cleveland’s $9 million dollar Fleet Avenue Complete and Green Street; Cuyahoga River Bank stabilization projects for the National Park Service; and numerous green infrastructure retrofit demonstration projects in the City of Cleveland.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Current Issues for Ohio Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers and Surveyors

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course discusses seven current issues for design professionals in Ohio. These issues include (1) working under Ohio’s design professional licensing laws, (2) using green stormwater infrastructure and complying with stormwater regulations, (3) applying barrier-free standards to projects, (4) rights, responsibilities and risks under contracts, (5) preventing and resolving ethical issues on construction projects, (6) seeking and maintaining diversity in design and construction projects and (7) environmental site assessments for development projects.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to utilize green infrastructure and other advanced stormwater management techniques for challenging sites.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to determine which accessibility code and requirements apply to a project and adopt strategies for meeting and exceeding these accessibility requirements.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and prevent potential ethical issues on construction projects, uphold jobsite safety, and recognize defects and failures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the purpose and identify the components of Environmental Site Assessments.

LUs: 7.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/05/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.