Agenda

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021
 1:00 – 3:00 pm CST

 

Presented by
Steven Trinkaus

Agenda Highlights:
Overview of state standards for stormwater management
Components of ground mounted solar arrays (access, equipment pads, panel system)
Site design
Soil issues (grading, compaction, changes to natural properties)
Erosion and sedimentation issues
Stormwater management issues
Designing stormwater management systems
Case studies

 

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Credits

Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

Architects:
2.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
2.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
2.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:    (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
2.0 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers:
2.0 ASFPM CECs

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in NJ or TN, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Only AIA HSW-approved courses qualify for New York engineer and architect credit.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

Steven Trinkaus

Principal at Trinkaus Engineering, LLC, in Southbury, CT
Mr. Trinkaus is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of low impact development (LID), having presented at many American Society of Civil Engineers/Environmental & Water Resource Institute (ASCE/EWRI) international conferences and many other regional conferences and workshops on LID and water quality issues. He was an invited speaker by the Water Resources Agency in Taichung, Taiwan, to present a 12-hour workshop on LID in December of 2011. He has been an invited presenter and consultant multiple times on storm water and LID in China and South Korea since 2013. He has designed LID retrofits in Zhenjiang, China. He was reviewed and edited LID reports by Pusan National University and Land & Housing Institute in South Korea. Mr. Trinkaus has written LID Design Manuals for the Towns of Tolland, Plainville, Harwinton, Morris, and East Granby, Connecticut. He has designed many types of LID treatment systems for a variety of residential and commercial applications. Mr. Trinkaus is primary author of the EWRI Filter Strip/Bioswales Task Committee. Mr. Trinkaus is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut and Maryland. He received a bachelor of science degree in Forest Management in 1980 from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Trinkaus has more than 39 years of experience in the land development field and more than 19 years of experience designing low impact development treatment systems and ten years writing LID regulations and design manuals.

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 (cesupport@aia.org 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: How to Design for Stormwater Management for Ground-Mounted Solar Arrays

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the fundamentals of stormwater management, site design, and erosion and sedimentation issues. It covers site and soil design principles, including grading, compaction, and changes to natural properties of sites. This information is beneficial to design professionals involved in the installation of larger solar arrays, as they have slanted and smooth surfaces that produce a high quantity of run-off during rain storms and snow melts.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference state-level standards for stormwater management, which can impact solar array and site design decisions.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the components of ground-mounted solar arrays and explain why they pose stormwater management challenges.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able describe the environmental consequences of erosion and sedimentation and explain how site design strategies and stormwater management techniques can prevent erosion and sedimentation from occurring.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify site conditions that need to be evaluated and established in order to formulate a sound stormwater management strategy with solar arrays, including the amount of impervious cover, ground cover, infiltration rates, runoff volumes, and water quality.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basis understanding of stormwater management principles and awareness of environmental problems with erosion and sedimentation

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/20/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to tcase@halfmoonseminars.org 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.