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Presenter: Dr. Charles E. Williams Jr.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Memphis, TN

Crowne Plaza Downtown
300 North 2nd Street
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901-525-1800

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 and Practices

   Environmental Protection Agency regulations
   State erosion and sediment control regulations
   Standards and specifications
   Permitting, approval and enforcement

Goals for and Selection of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Causes of erosion and sedimentation
   Practices that minimize site disturbance
   Preservation of native vegetation
   Selecting appropriate practices for disturbed areas on the construction site

Non-Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Best Practices

   Temporary and permanent seeding, sodding and mulching
   Use of geotextiles
   Chemical soil stabilization
   Establishment of buffer zones

Stream and Bank Stabilization

   Stream bank erosion protection
   Bank stabilization and repair

Structural Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

   Earthen dikes
   Drainage swales
   Pipe drains
   Subsurface drains
   Silt fences
   Check dams

Sediment Traps and Sediment Basins

   Calculating flow rates and capacity
   Designing and sizing
   Maintenance plans

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

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

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs (HSW)

Architects & Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW PDHs/CE Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
     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 PDHs (HSW) to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW PDHs/continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including Tennessee. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Tennessee.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and the LA/CES.

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

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs.

This course offers building contractors with a non-credit continuing education opportunity. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.

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.


Dr. Charles E. Williams Jr.

Dr. Charles E. Williams Jr., is a professional civil engineer with 22 years of experience in private consulting, and with state, and municipal organizations. He came to the City of Jackson in May 2002, as a graduate civil engineer working in the Streets, Bridges and Drainage Division within the Public Works Department. In 2006, Dr. Williams was promoted to a senior civil engineer within the Engineering Division. Dr. Williams has served as the interim director of public works, and currently serves as the engineering manager within the Department of Public Works. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Mississippi Engineering Society, and the American Publics Works Association. His most recent accomplishment at the City of Jackson was the management of a grant awarded by Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) totaling $2.4 million allocated for drainage improvements to Lynch Creek. He also helped coordinate a memorandum of understanding between various federal, state, and local government organizations to rehabilitate the Mill Street Bridge on Woodrow Wilson Avenue, combining resources from all agencies in an amount of $4 million. Dr. Williams has managed various engineering awarded grants, bonds, and other external funding opportunities totaling over $75 million during his 15 year tenure at the City of Jackson. One of his most current duties is helping the City of Jackson stay in compliance with a $400 million federal mandated consent decree for sanitary sewer violations. In addition he is also helping the City of Jackson develop a master plan to improve the City of Jackson’s aging infrastructure. Dr. Williams is a distinguished graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.S.C.E., 1996), Mississippi State University (M.S.C.E.,2000), Belhaven University (MBA, 2003), and the University of Alabama (PhD, Civil Engineering, 2013). He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. He is a member of Chi Epsilon Engineering Honor Society, and the author of two published engineering articles. He has also previously served as a speaker on the subject of “New Developments in Onsite Wastewater Treatments” for HalfMoon Education Seminars.

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.