Practical Site Engineering: Science & Techniques
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Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 11:00 am – 3:15 pm CDT
Friday, June 9, 2023 | 11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT
CDT Science of Soils
- Physical properties of soil
- Soil structure
- Subsurface structure
- Blocky structure
- Bulk densities
- Macroporosity and micropores
Storm Water Management
- State and local rule requirements
- Drainage system controls
- Sediment traps and basins
- Buffer zone requirements
- Slope stabilization
- Homebuilder lot BMP compliance
- Establish proper building materials handling and storage areas
- Establish proper equipment/vehicle fueling and maintenance practices
- Develop spill prevention and response plan
Earthwork Safety (by Design)
- What is safety by design?
- Weight of soil and excavation hazards
- Underground installations
- Water accumulation
- Protection of employees and related problems
- Soil classification and definitions
CDT Site Plans
- What site plans must include
- Compacting and soil testing
- Primary soil considerations
- Surface water, groundwater, paving and surfacing
- Excavation specs and haul payments
- Construction grade staking
Site Program Management
- Strategic vs. tactical thinking
- Program governance
- Three themes of program management
- Project phases
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 HSW PDHs
International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Sitework)
Continuing Education Credit Information
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 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 7.0 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).
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7.0 HSW LUs (AIA)
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Joseph W. Delaney, P.E., PgMP, CCM, LEED APPresident and General Manager at Delaney CMS in Union Springs, New York
Dr. Delaney is president and general manager of the construction management services group at Delaney CMS in Union Springs, New York. He is the former president of C&S Design Build Inc., C&S’s program and construction management company, where he started the agency construction management business. In his 12-year career there, he developed it into the fastest-growing and most profitable of the firms’ business units. At C&S, Dr. Delaney was responsible for more than $1 billion in completed projects in the education, municipal, wastewater, airport, and private development sectors. In his 25 years as a construction professional, he has served in many roles including those of project engineer, design coordinator, superintendent, construction manager, program manager, general manager, and president. Dr. Delaney is a licensed professional engineer, holds the program management professional (PgMP®) credential, is a certified construction manager (CCM®), and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) accredited professional. Dr. Delaney is the only person in the world with all these credentials. In addition, he is an expert critical path method scheduler and has presented both nationally and internationally on construction, project, and program management. Dr. Delaney received his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He enjoys sharing his experience leading teams, and he has provided management training to senior management including his colleagues at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executive Institute and at Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Inc., and L3 Communications. Dr. Delaney was recently the keynote speaker at the Tri-State Diversity Summit where he shared Delaney CMS’s (a woman-owned business enterprise) vision for equality and empowerment. He is also a professor in the Construction Management Department at Southern Mississippi University. He recently published a university textbook titled Construction Program Management by CRC Press. The textbook is used to teach undergraduate and graduate students and by practitioners to help them formulate a process-based approach for management of large projects and programs.
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Course Title: Practical Site Engineering: Science & Techniques
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines the science of soils, stormwater management techniques, earthwork safety, site planning, and site program management.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able identify characteristics of soils that impact construction, including soil structure, subsurface soils and the presence of water in soils.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to implement best management practices for managing stormwater on construction sites, including sediment traps and basins, buffer zones and drainage control systems.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to adopt earthwork safety practices when working on excavations and underground installations.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to develop site plans for construction projects, including plans for soil testing, water management, grading, staking and paving.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site design and evaluation
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 04/10/2026
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