Site Design: Grading and Drainage
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Monday, December 5, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST (including a 30-min. break)
Daniel P. Messmer, P.E., D. GE
Fundamental Site Design Considerations
Runoff and pollution prevention
Site Plan Elements and Design
Site plan approval
Surveying a site
Determining rain and wind loads
Understanding and Complying with Legal Requirements
ADA design considerations
EPA site design requirements
Local ordinances and standards
Site Grading Design
Existing topography, soils and hydrology
Grading goals and strategies
Challenges and pitfalls
Site Drainage Design
Existing drainage patterns
Proposed drainage schemes
Regulatory and permitting considerations
Challenges and potential problems
Role of inspection to ensure site safety and reduce liability
Utilize site inspection to ensure site plan compliance
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs
International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Sitework)
7.0 ASFPM CECs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to 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.
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The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this webinar for 7.0 CECs for floodplain managers.
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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: Site Design: Grading and Drainage
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course on site design examines fundamental design considerations that site designers must account for when creating grading and drainage plans. Topics include working with existing topography including floodplains, evaluating the site and testing soil, essential elements of a site design plan, ADA and EPA considerations, designs for grading and drainage, site inspection, and a discussion of real-world site design case studies.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to articulate fundamental site design and evaluation considerations, and identify essential site plan and design elements.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to create site plans that protect the health and welfare of the public by complying with EPA regulations and complying with ADA design requirements for site accessibility.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to create drainage and grading plans and designs that take into account existing topography, hydrological flow patterns, regulatory considerations, and assorted site design challenges and pitfalls.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the role of site inspection as a site plan compliance tool as well as a way of ensuring site safety.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Some experience with site design concepts
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 03/10/2025
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