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
Accommodating Multiple Purposes of Site Design
Functional site design Stormwater management opportunities
Sustainability goals Slope stabilization and erosion control
Considering the Impact of Soils and Landforms
Understanding the role of soils Soil Genesis of Iowa
Soil characteristics, classification and engineering properties
Identifying the underlying geological conditions
Gray vs. Green: The Role of Green Infrastructure in the Face of an Uncertain Climate
Continued emerging role and importance of integrated green infrastructure systems
Multiple community benefits
• Stormwater runoff reduction
• Improved flood control
• Water quality enhancement
• Enriched bio-diversity
• Increased quality and longevity of public infrastructure with reduced maintenance
• Improved community aesthetics
• Case studies
Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Soil Quality to Green Roofs
Using green infrastructure to manage for water quality and flood control
Applications of green infrastructure throughout Iowa
Inspection and maintenance is critical for long-term success
Developing a Sustainable Site Plan: Using SITES and LEED
B. Aldrich/J. Host
Reduce water demand
Filter and reduce stormwater runoff
Providing/preserving wildlife habitat
Reduce energy consumption
Improve air quality
Improve human health - Promoting walkability and bikeability
Increase outdoor recreation opportunities
Water and Stormwater Capture: Techniques You May Not Have Thought Of
Traditional landscape best management practices and their practical implications
Reasons for best management practices
Specific design techniques and examples
Development planning considerations
Specific site development considerations
Case Study: Stormwater Design on Public Elementary Schoolyards
The Clean Water Act, trends, & city-wide initiatives for health, sustainability, and water quality
Educational, aesthetic, and playful stormwater management and rainwater harvesting design
Case studies: innovative and sustainable stormwater and rainwater designs on public school grounds.
Who Should Attend
- Landscape Architects
- Floodplain Managers
6.5 HSW Continuing Ed Hours
6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units
6.5 HSW Continuing Ed Hours
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs
6.5 ASFPM CECs
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including Iowa. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Iowa.
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 LA/CES.
Architects, engineers, and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit outside Iowa will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs.
This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Landscape Architect with Confluence
Mr. Aldrich is a landscape architect with Confluence who has 15+ years designing sustainable sites and innovative green infrastructure practices. He is passionate about sustainable site design and has numerous award-winning projects certified and/or influenced by LEED, SITES and the Living Building Challenge (LEED on steroids).
State Soil Scientist in Iowa for the Natural Resources Conservation Service
Mr. Bednarek has statewide responsibility for the Soil Health and Technical Soil Services Programs. He also supervises the GIS section. Mr. Bednarek is also the State Resource Inventory Coordinator in Iowa providing leadership for the state in all Natural Resource Inventory activities. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1983 and started his career with NRCS in 1987. Mr. Bednarek began his soil scientist career as a county soil scientist in McDonough County, Illinois, in 1985. In 1987, he joined the Soil Conservation Service in Minnesota as a soil scientist and later as project leader and area soils specialist. In 1999, Mr. Bednarek became the Resource Soil Scientist in Atlantic, Iowa. Then in 2007, he went to the South Dakota State Office as Soil Quality Specialist and later as Assistant State Soil Scientist.
John Hager, PLA, LEED AP
Mr. Hager is a professional landscape architect, licensed to practicein Iowa and Illinois with over 30 years of experience working as avital team member at both large, multi-disciplinary firms and smallerlandscape architectural and engineering offices. After receiving hisbachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Iowa State University,his professional journey included design and planning positions atlarge, national, multi-disciplinary firms such as Jacobs and Parsons aswell as smaller landscape architecture, engineering and architecturefirms in Iowa, Tennessee and Missouri. Mr. Hager has worked on anumber of housing, mixed use, and light industrial projects in many USlocations for private developers. His experience in planning and urbandesign for low impact and best management practices includes work inHeibei Province, Peoples Republic of China.
Landscape Architect with Confluence
Mr. Host is a landscape architect with Confluence who has 30+ years of public and private sector experience. Sustainable practices have been part of his design influence over that span. Past projects have achieved LEED and Green Globes certification, and he is currently part of the West North Central SITES Collaborative.
Snyder & Associates, Inc.
Mr. Marner is a landscape architect with 29 years of experience in the profession. He leads the Land Development Business Unit consisting of civil engineers and landscape architects in the corporate office in Ankeny. Project experience in the private sector includes housing, retail, commercial and industrial developments. Projects in the public sector include educational facilities, parks, streetscapes and sports complexes. Projects are located in Iowa and the surrounding states.
James M. Patchett, FASLA, RLA, LEED AP
Considered one of the innovators in melding art, science and engineering in design, James Patchett, FASLA, LEED AP, founded Conservation Design Forum in 1994, with offices in Elmhurst, Illinois, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Patchett is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading pioneers in the design and promotion of sustainable site planning methodologies that integrate innovative water resource management and ecological restoration measures into built and natural environments. Trained both as a landscape architect and hydrologist, Mr. Patchett has served on a variety of national technical advisory committees including the ASLA Sustainable Sites initiative. He is also co-founder of Conservation Research Institute, Conservation Land Stewardship, and Solutions in the Land. Mr. Patchett is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a LEED-Accredited Professional. He received an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture, and master’s degrees in both Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering (water resources) from Iowa State University. Mr. Patchett has completed the necessary course work towards a PhD degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources.
Pat Sauer, CPSS, CPESC
Ms. Sauer is a professional soil scientist and the executive director for the Iowa Stormwater Education Partnership (ISWEP). She oversees ISWEP, an organization that supports Iowa MS4 cities that are permitted by the IDNR by providing educational resources, training and technical support. Ms. Sauer also develops and conducts educational training and certification programs throughout Iowa on construction site runoff control, green infrastructure and stormwater design, streambank restoration and stormwater pollution prevention. She is on the Technical Committee for the IDNR Iowa Stormwater Management Manual and is involved with planning the annual Iowa Water Conference.
Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at Iowa State University
Ms. Yost holds both a masters degree in Landscape Architecture and masters degree in Urban & Regional Planning and is completing a PhD degree in Design & Planning (ABD) focused on regreening schoolyards in Denver, Colorado and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 2001-2007, Ms. Yost planned, organized, and led community-based, design-build learning landscape projects with the University of Colorado at Denver’s Professor Lois A. Brink. To date, all of 96 Denver Public Elementary School playgrounds have been planned, funded, and rebuilt. In 2015, Ms. Brink and Ms. Yost began collaborating with 22 Philadelphia Public School communities, The Big Sandbox, over 20 other non-profit organizations, the New Hampshire Stormwater Center, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the School District of Philadelphia. The primary goal is to mobilize urban communities around green infrastructure and produce meaningful community spaces: schoolyards, urban parks and other places. Twelve of these 22 community-based green schoolyard master plans were created with Iowa State University students.