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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CST (incl. a 30-min. break)
B. Scott Southall, RLA, LEED AP BD+C, ASLA, AICP
Denise O’Meara, RLA, LEED AP, ASLA
Stormwater Management System Objectives and Design Considerations
Regulatory requirements associated with stormwater water quality and quantity
• Clean Water Act
• Federal, state and local requirements
Complying with stormwater regulations
Preparing a Stormwater Quality Management Plan (SWQMP)
• Stormwater goals
• Design considerations
Stormwater Basin/Underground System Design
Site consideration and assessment
• Site considerations
• Watershed and topographical considerations
• Stormwater contents
• Community and environmental factors
Choosing Basin Types
• Stormwater routing, sediment handling, outlet
• Maintenance and operations
• Stormwater routing, sediment handling, soils and vegetation
• Maintenance and operations
Forebay Infiltration basins
• Stormwater routing, sediment and chemical handlings, soils and vegetation
• Maintenance and operations
Choosing an Underground Storage System
• Type of storage – chambers, stone, custom design
• Stormwater routing, infiltration, sizing, design criteria
Sustainable Best Practices in Stormwater Detention/Retention
Green infrastructure practices
Naturalizing detention/retention basins
Small detention areas vs. large detention area
Underground storage and water reuse options
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ASFPM Credit Pending
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
6.5 HSW CE Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Sitework)
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.
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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).
Denise O'Meara RLA
Landscape Architect at Earthcycle Design
Ms. O’Meara, RLA, LEED AP, ASLA, has extensive project experience in a variety of sectors, including general master planning, strategic planning, parks and recreational design for municipal and state government entities, K-12 and post-secondary educational institution and hospital master planning and site design, nature-based learning and play environments, and sustainable stormwater management. She brought the concept of sustainable building and site design through LEED accreditation early on to her firm. As a teacher and mentor, she has sought to give clients and up-and-coming designers a knowledge base and affinity for designing in a manner responsive to natural systems. Ms. O’Meara has a deep understanding that conservation of green space is a requirement for stormwater management, which is made possible through sustainable planning for livability within our population centers. She has written educational and informative articles and guides about the processes of land protection, and she has researched and put into practice those BMPs and conservation tools which benefit sustainability and resiliency.
Scott Southall RLA
Principal at Earthcycle Design
Mr. Southall, RLA, LEED AP BD+C, ASLA, AICP, is a principal with Earthcycle Design, LLC, a landscape architecture, urban planning and community resilience design firm, based in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a professional landscape architect in Kentucky and Ohio, a LEED accredited professional BD+C with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and a certified planner with the American Planning Association. Mr. Southall has over 25 years of professional experience in planning, design and project management. He has applied his sustainability design experience on a multitude of projects ranging in magnitude and complexity including: urban and site design for institute and community facilities with an emphasis on education and public outreach pertaining to green infrastructure (GI), low impact development (LID) and sustainable sites. Mr. Southall has presented on an assortment of sustainable practices and topics at statewide, regional and national conferences. In 2008, he shared the State of Kentucky Governor’s Award for Environmental Leadership. In 2009, he received an Environmental Commission Award from Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for his environmental outreach and sustainable design efforts in Lexington. Mr. Southall graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. Currently, he serves as one of 12 Sustainable Champions for American Planning Association (APA), serves on the steering committee of Empower Lexington (a climate action plan to reduce CO2), and serves as treasurer for LFUCG’s Environmental Commission. In March 2017, Mr. Southall completed a three-day Climate Reality Leadership Corps training to become a Climate Reality Leader and served as Mentor in October, 2017. He is a past chapter president and Trustee of Kentucky ASLA, past Board of Directors member for Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSWA), and Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) member for USGBC Kentucky. Mr. Southall is a member of American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association.
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Course Title: Stormwater Basins and Underground Systems
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines stormwater management objectives and design considerations, stormwater basin and underground system design, basin types, underground storage system types, and sustainable best practices in stormwater detention and retention.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to comply with stormwater regulations and be able assist with preparing stormwater pollution prevention plans.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the criteria for stormwater basins and underground systems, including impact area, watershed and terrain considerations and stormwater content.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to choose stormwater basin types, including detention basins and retention ponds, and they will be able to choose between underground retention and detention/infiltration systems.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe stormwater best practices, including rain gardens, underground storage and water reuse.
LUs: 6.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site development and stormwater management
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 08/02/2022
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