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

Monday, July 26, 2021
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT (incl. a 60-min break)

Presented by

Jeffrey A. Brem, PE

Introduction, Background, Overview of Day

Feasibility Planning
Client objective – always 1st
Regulatory review

Conceptual Planning
All above plus:
Better base maps
Site visit
Limited on-site survey
Wetland delineation
Identify potential constraints and opportunities

Project Types
• Single family
• Townhouses
• Mid/high rise, multi-family/apartments
• Other
Commercial, institutional, recreation, agriculture, other
• Parking – employees, GFA and reserve parking
• Utilities
• Retaining walls
• Traffic studies and improvements
• Walks
• Accessibility
• Street access – curb cuts/signals
• Off-site improvements

Site Design – Residential
Roadway planning – calming curves, finalize concept
Roadway plan view
Roadway profile view
Auto grading and volumes

Site Design – Commercial

Site Grading
Single family lots
Example grading plans – complete Exercises

Drainage and Stormwater

Septic System Design

EPA – NPDES-Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
Construction general permit
NAHB Short form template

Computer Applications
Standard – MS Word, Excel, others
AutoCAD and other design programs
HydroCAD and other drainage design programs
3-D modeling

Project Management, Permitting, Entitlements
Consulting proposal
Consulting contract
Schedule Invoicing
Team members
Application process
Peer review
Presentation materials
Presentation process
Abutters and other stakeholders

Construction Engineering
Value engineering
Pre-construction meeting
Shop drawing Review
As builts

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. 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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Landscape Architects:
6.5 HSW CE Hours

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

Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

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

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Sitework)

This program also qualifies for 6.5 CEU’s (1.5 hours for business
practices, 5 elective hours) from the MA Board of Building Regulations as
sponsored by The North East Builders and Remodelers Association
of Massachusetts.

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects licensed in most states. HalfMoon Education is not seeking landscape architect approval in Florida, New Jersey, or North Carolina.

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), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. 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), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(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 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This program also qualifies for 6.5 CEU’s (1.5 hours for business practices, 5 elective hours) from the MA Board of Building Regulations as sponsored by The North East Builders and Remodelers Association of MA. A separate certificate from the North East Builders & Remodelers Association of MA will be issued for these credits.

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).


Jeffrey A. Brem PE.

Jeffrey A. Brem, PE
Mr. Brem is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and
Maine. He has led his own small civil engineering and land surveying practice for over
27 years with two offices and up to 25 employees. His experience includes designing
private land developments, stormwater management systems, sanitary sewer systems,
wastewater treatment facilities, roadways, surveying, construction management, and
a host of other professional services primarily for private, for-profit companies. He has
been involved in the design of over 3000 residential single family house lots many of
which were open space or cluster developments, thousands of condominium units,
and over 2 million square feet of commercial/ industrial/institutional space. He has
advised the MassDEP in numerous task forces and committees including as a present
full member of the Stormwater Advisory Committee and on the Title 5, Septic System
Stakeholders Group. He is currently the vice president, past treasurer and member
of the Board of Directors for HBRAM (the Massachusetts Homebuilders Association),
vice president of NEBRA, and a national delegate of the National Association of
Home Builders based in Washington, DC. He has co-authored, with Harvard Law
School Professors Joseph William Singer and Brandon Storm, a legal case study on
development entitled the “Case of the Interfaith Neighbors”, July 2016 (PSW021-SM01).

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: Site Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines site feasibility planning, conceptual planning, distinctions between residential and commercial site development and construction, site grading, drainage and stormwater management, septic system planning, and project management and permitting.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to participate in site feasibility and conceptual planning that will identify potential constraints and opportunities.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the design elements for, and distinctions of, residential site planning and commercial, institutional, and recreational site design.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how site grading for roadways, single family lots, multi-family lots, and commercial lots accomplishes drainage requirements for stormwater, stormwater pollution prevention planning, and septic systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to participate in site management and acquisition of required permits necessary for site design and development.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development planning and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date:  07/20/2023

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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $299.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA, ASLA, LACES or CLARB credit.

Streamable self-study formats are available approximately 1 week after the date of the live event.

The streamable self-study package includes an MP4 format video recording of a live webinar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed for the webinar. You will receive a PDF of the course manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

Completion of an online follow-up quiz is required for those seeking continuing education credit. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

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