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Presented by

Lucelene G. Almeida – Civil Engineer at Bryant Associates, Inc.

Selecting Stormwater Best Management Practices
Site topography, hydrology and soils
System sizing and design
System performance
Selection criteria

Reducing Site Disturbance and Increasing Natural Landscaping
Benefits of natural landscaping
Choosing native species for plantings
Cost considerations and maintenance

Permeable Pavers
Site criteria and product selection
Preparation and installation
Cost considerations and maintenance

Vegetated Roofs
Benefits and life cycle cost
Extensive roofs
Intensive roofs

Rain Barrels, Cisterns and Rain Gardens
Stormwater collection
Water storage
Garden sizing and design
Cost considerations

Filter Strips and Drainage Swales
Benefits and design considerations
Choosing appropriate vegetation
Cost considerations and maintenance

Detention Basins and Ponds
Benefits and site selection
Sizing and design
Choosing native vegetation
Maintenance considerations

Stormwater Best Management Case Studies


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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs  (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar.)

Floodplain Managers

AIA  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar.)
6.5 LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing
education hours to architects in all states. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education
landscape architects in New England states, but not in New Jersey.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers
in Maryland and New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700). HalfMoon Education is
deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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) and §69.6(i)
(2), §79-1.5(i)(2)). Courses approved by the AIA/CES qualify for New Jersey architects.
Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing
Education System 6.5 HSW CE Hours (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect
Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to
the AIA CES and LA CES.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.5 CECs
for certified floodplain managers.

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).


Lucelene G. Almeida

Lucelene G. Almeida Civil Engineer at Bryant Associates, Inc. – Lincoln, Rhode Island

Ms. Almeida is a civil engineer at Bryant Associates, Inc., in Lincoln, Rhode Island, where she covers projects in several states. She joined Bryant in 2007 and has more than a decade of experience in roadway and site design. She specializes in drainage design, stormwater management, environmental permitting and construction implementation/inspection.
Ms. Almeida holds a B.S. degree in International Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is a board member of ASCE Rhode Island Chapter and a past director of Finance for WTS-Rhode Island. Ms. Almeida designs site-scale green infrastructure best management practices (BMPs) to slow and filter stormwater runoff for sensitive projects like river walks. The designs also incorporate low impact development (LID) measures to the maximum extent practicable. BMPs such as stormwater planters, rain gardens, green gutters, green alleys, and tree pit/tree trenches are evaluated as part of the design. She also designs for bigger scale projects such as highways, roads and roundabouts with BMPs such as grass swales, bypass structures, and detention/infiltration basins. Ms. Almeida focuses on stormwater master planning which has the ultimate goal of applying the state’s stormwater management standards “project-wide” rather than on an individual basis. In an effort to reduce flooding, Ms. Almeida develops sustainable approaches that rely on a combination of small-scale interventions with the aim of reducing the speed of the flow of converging runoff before it reaches discharge points
and water bodies. A hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of the existing systems and proposed modifications are required to ensure that modifications will not cause flooding or other undesirable conditions for adjacent infrastructure or site uses. Ms. Almeida also looks into water quality practices that serve double duty by adding trees in or around walkway planters and other green infiltration-based practices to boost cooling and shading. Ms. Almeida considers potential extreme weather events during project design and factors in climate change when
determining locations of critical stormwater BMPs and drainage systems. Flexibility in the operations of the BMPs may include smaller units in series or with space for future growth that accommodates current and future needs. She evaluates, designs and builds (or rebuilds) physical infrastructure, such as catch basins and pipes to handle increased
stormwater flows.

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: New England Stormwater Best Management Practices

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the process of selecting stormwater best management practices, including reducing site disturbances, increasing natural landscaping, permeable pavers, vegetated roofs, rain barrels, cisterns, rain gardens, filter strips, drainage swales, detention basins, and ponds.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the environmental and site benefits of reducing site disturbances during site development along with the benefits of increasing natural landscaping.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the site criteria, product selection, preparation, and installation of permeable pavers, and they will be able to describe their role in a stormwater best management strategy.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the types, function and design of vegetated roofs, rain barrels, cisterns, and rain gardens in managing stormwater.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the benefits, sizing and selection of filter strips, drainage swales, detention basins, and ponds as stormwater management strategies.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with landscaping practices and issues surrounding stormwater

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/29/2023

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.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $299.00