Site Design for Residential and Commercial Projects
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Thursday, December 15, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST (including a 60-min. break)
Jeffrey A. Brem, P.E.
Introduction, Background, Overview of Day
Client objective – always first
All above plus:
• Better base maps
• Site visit
• Limited on-site survey
• Wetland delineation
• Identify potential constraints and opportunities
• Single family
• Mid/high rise, multi-family/apartments
Commercial, institutional, recreation, agriculture, other
• Parking – employees, GFA and reserve parking
• Retaining walls
• Traffic studies and Improvements
• 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 a volumes
Site Design – Commercial
Single family lots
Example grading plans – complete
Drainage and Stormwater
Septic System Design
EPA – NPDES-Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
Construction general permit
NAHB short form template
Standard – MS Word, Excel, others
AutoCAD and other design programs
HydroCAD and other drainage design programs
Project Management, Permitting, Entitlements
Abutters and other stakeholders
Value engineering Pre-construction meeting
Shop drawing review
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW
7.0 HSW CE Hours
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 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 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).
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).
Jeffrey A. Brem, P.E.
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, storm water management systems, sanitary sewer systems, wastewater treatment facilities, and roadways, and providing 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 president, past treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for HBRAM (the Massachusetts Homebuilders Association), past president of NEBA, and a national delegate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) based in Washington, DC. He is a proud 30+ year member of the Westford Rotary Club. He has co-authored, with Harvard Law School Professors Joseph William Singer and Brandon Storm, a legal case study on real estate development entitled the Case of the Interfaith Neighbors, July 2016 (PSW021-SM01).
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Course Title: Site Design
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: All building projects begin with determining where to locate the structure and developing its site to ensure its durability and serviceability over time and its minimal impact on the environment. Once the structure is in place, it’s there to stay. Therefore, it is imperative the site development and design professionals locate and design the site correctly. Failed site design can result in wetland degradation, stormwater problems, erosion and accessibility limitations.
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 understand the capabilities, applications and functions of AutoCAD, HydroCAD, 3-D modeling and other programs in site design.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development planning and construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 10/16/2025
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