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Presenter: Beth McLaughlin

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Chapel Hill, NC

Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill
100 Marriott Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: 919-883-0700

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

Erosion and Sediment Control Requirements

   State erosion and sediment control regulations
   Construction Stormwater General Permit
   MS4 Phase I and II Permits
   Permitting, approval and compliance

Goals for and Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Erosion control versus sediment control
   Causes of erosion and sedimentation
   Practices that minimize site disturbance
   Preservation of vegetation
   Selecting appropriate practices for disturbed areason the construction site
   Construction schedules

Erosion Control Practices

   Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and mulching
   Blankets, hydraulically applied materials
   Check dams
   Plastic sheeting

Sediment Control Practices

   Sediment basins
   Sediment traps
   Silt fences
   Inlet protection
   Construction exit

Pollution Prevention

   Debris management
   Concrete washout
   Fuels, oils solvents
   Reflecting on plans

Comprehensive Construction Plans

   Erosion control, sediment control, pollution prevention, stormwater quality

Transitioning from Construction to Post Construction

   Meeting design requirements
   Protecting water quality BMPs

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Landscape Architects
     6.5 NC Continuing Education Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states, excluding Florida architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for North Carolina engineers.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Activities approved by the AIA qualify for North Carolina architects. Onlyfull attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect and landscape architect continuing education sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (ApprovalNo. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects has approved this event for 6.5 continuing education hours, and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved it for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this seminar for 6.5 CECs for certified floodplain managers.

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors.

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.


Beth McLaughlin

McLaughlin Consulting in Garner, NC
Ms. McLaughlin is a consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the stormwater industry having served in numerous roles. Her experience includes extensive construction site erosion and sediment control regulation with the state of North Carolina, stormwater program development for numerous municipal clients, and development of technical guidance manuals for erosion and sediment control as well as for stormwater quality, and site inspections for linear construction. She is a past board member of the International Erosion Control Association and a current board member with the North Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association Stormwater Division. Ms. McLaughlin received her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University.

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.