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Presenter: Andrew Millison

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Portland, OR

Holiday Inn Portland Airport
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: 503-256-5000

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 - 4:30 pm

Part 1: Climate Assessment

   Climate defined

Climate Classification Systems

   How to classify a climate zone using common scientific definitions:
   Koppen Geiger
   Koppen Trewartha

The Climate Analogue Tool

   Locating and learning from kindred climates
   How to use Google Earth
   Climate Analogue Examples

Climate Change Projections

   Scientific consensus on specific changes for each climate zone
   Case Study: The Pacific Northwest

Climate Change Analogue

   Locating future kindred climates
   Case Studies: Climate change analogue examples

Part 2: Design Strategies for Climate Resilience
Drought, Heat, and Erratic Rainfall

   Threat summary
   Extreme events
   Site mitigation plan
   Regional mitigation
   Case studies


   Threat summary
   Extreme events
   Site mitigation plan
   Regional mitigation
   Case studies

Tropical Cyclone Effects

   Threat summary
   Extreme events
   Site mitigation plan
   Regional mitigation
   Case studies

Sea Level Rise and Flooding

   Threat summary
   Extreme events
   Site mitigation plan
   Regional mitigation
   Case studies

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW CE Hours (CEHs)
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 Commercial CE Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. This seminar also offers 6.5 continuing education hours to Oregon commercial contractors. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oregon.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education an approved Florida architect continuing education provider and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

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.


Andrew Millison

Permaculture Rising

Mr. Millison has been studying, teaching and practicing permaculture since he took his first design course in 1996. He started teaching permaculture at the college level in 2001, and has been an instructor at OSU in the Horticulture Department since 2009. Mr. Millison first learned Permaculture in the drylands, where he studied at Prescott College for his undergraduate and master’s degrees. In Arizona, his focus was on rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, and desert agriculture. He started a landscape design and build company, and also worked in an ecologically-based landscape architecture firm. In recent years, Mr. Millison’s focus has been more on broad scale farm planning, permaculture housing developments, obtaining water rights, and adapting civilization for climate resilience. In 2017 he wrote the book Permaculture Design Tools for Climate Resilience. Mr. Millison brings his rich experience of designing and building his own and clients’ projects for over 20 years to his teaching, and seeks to impart real world experience to his students.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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