Limiting Disturbance of Natural Areas on Construction Sites
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Thursday, February 2, 2023
1:00 – 3:00 pm CST
Daniel P. Messmer, P.E., D.GE
Defining the consequences of site disturbance
Benefits of limiting disturbance on construction sites
Codes, standards and certifications that encourage/require limiting site disturbance
Identifying existing vegetation
Locating proposed building footprint
Locating utilities, access roads, parking, and sidewalks
Creating limits of disturbance
Site inspection and staking
Equipment access and storage
Material delivery and storage
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
2.0 AIA LU|HSW
2.0 HSW CE Hours
2.0 LA CES HSW PDHs
International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Sitework)
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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: Limiting Disturbance of Natural Areas on Construction Sites
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 2-hour course provides design professionals with an understanding of the negative impacts of disturbance to natural areas and strategies to limit these disturbances. The course includes discussion on the placement of buildings, roads and other construction, methods of demolition, waste handling and erosion control, and various codes, standards and certifications.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define the consequences of site disturbance and the benefits of limiting disturbances on construction sites and reference applicable codes, standards and certificates.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the locating of proposed building footprints, utilities, access roads, parking and sidewalks in a way that limits disturbance.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to consider methods of equipment access, storage, material delivery and waste handling that limits disturbance.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to create limits of disturbance and examine strategies for demolition/deconstruction, drainage and erosion control.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience in site planning
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/12/2025
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