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Presenter: Brandon Kulhanek, CPESC

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Mackinaw City, MI

Audie’s Restaurant
314 N. Nicolet Street
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone: 231-436-5744

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm

Understanding Stormwater Permit Requirements and Procedures

   Background, development, and requirements of national and state regulations
   Waters of the United States update
   Activities exempt from construction general stormwater permit requirements
   Complying with NPDES and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality regulations
      • Notice of intent requirements
      • Special conditions for sensitive waters
      • Review and permitting process
   Land/water interface MDEQ/USACE joint permitting

Understanding and Applying the Science of Stormwater

   Legal aspects of drainage
   Stormwater management planning
   Classifying storm events
   Stormwater sizing criteria
   Rainfall and runoff estimation methods
   Understanding and classifying soils
   Infiltration estimation methods
   Introduction to storm water management model (SWMM)
   Water flow monitoring and computer model calibration techniques

Open Channel and Culvert Hydraulics

   Understanding Manning and Chezy equations
   Understanding culvert nomographs
   Culvert design process

Developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)

   Including required elements
   Assessing building sites
   Choosing best management practices (BMPs)
   Planning for required inspection, maintenance and recordkeeping
   Obtaining plan certification
   Implementing SWPPPs

Choosing Appropriate Stormwater Green Infrastructure

   • Reducing impervious cover
   • Porous pavement
   • Riparian buffers and filter strips
   • Detention basin
   • Vegetated swales
   • Disconnected runoff
   • Infiltration practices
   • Rain gardens
   • Green roofs
   • Stormwater planters
   • Rain barrels/cisterns
   • Preservation of natural features

Stormwater Management Measures

   Design and selection of appropriate detention basin
   Detention basin particle settling velocity

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Landscape Architects &
     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 LA CES HSW PDHs
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 7.0 CECs to certified floodplain managers, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects and architects in most states, including Michigan architects and engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to LA/CES and AIA/CES.

Architects, engineers, and landscape architects seeking continuing credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this activity for 7.0 CECs.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Brandon Kulhanek, CPESC

Mr. Kulhanek is a leading practitioner in streambank stabilization, environmental regulatory matters, and water resource management.  He has a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University.  He has served as lead engineer on various water resource projects in the Midwest.  He currently is the lead engineer for a large environmental remediation and streambank stabilization project in Michigan.  Mr. Kulhanek has over 10 years of experience in computer modeling software including HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, EPA SWMM, and DRAINMOD.  He specializes in green infrastructure design, wetland design, and stream restoration design.  His approach is focused on bioengineering, creating aesthetically pleasing natural designs integrated with conventional engineering methods.  Mr. Kulhanek has extensive SESC and MDEQ/USACE permitting experience and NPDES Phase I & II stormwater permit compliance.  Mr. Kulhanek is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  He has earned the designation of certified professional in erosion and sediment control from EnviroCert International, and is both a construction and an industrial certified stormwater operator in Michigan.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.