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Presenter: Dave Hampton, Jr.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Waltham, MA

Hilton Garden Inn
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-890-0100

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 - 5:00 pm

Cities and Towns at the Frontlines of a Changing Climate

   How municipalities can lead on climate adaptation
   Identifying hazards to coastlines and to coastal construction
      • Sea level rise, flooding and storm surge
      • Extreme weather events, erosion, wind and sand movement
      • Earthquakes, temperature extremes and others

Regulation of Coastal Areas and Coastal Construction

   FEMA and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
   Reviewing state and local building codes and land use regulations

Moving from Risks to Strengths and Prioritizing Actions

   Helping clients understand coastal resilience
      • Reviewing existing plans and mapping
      • Engaging municipal government, local stakeholders, vulnerable populations
      • Identifying information gaps, hazards and risks
      • Finding strengths, opportunities and prioritizing actions

Incentivizing Coastal Resilience

   MA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program
      • Planning and action grants
   Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Coastal Resilience Grant Program
      • Vulnerability and risk assessments, public education and others
   Regional, national and other incentives

Coastal Management Techniques at Building, Site and Community Scales

   Building and site scale
      • Wet/dry floodproofing, retrofitting, raised ground floor and adding floors
      • Flood barriers
   Community-scale actions
      • Elevating structures
      • Coastal infrastructure
      • Managed relocation and buyouts
   Coastal design case study 1

Blue-Green, Hybrid & Gray Coastal Infrastructure

   Traditional coastal infrastructure
      • Coastal armoring: seawalls, levees, revetments, breakwaters
   Blue-green and hybrid coastal infrastructure
      • Beach restoration and nourishment
      • Living shorelines, constructed wetlands, marsh sills, living reefs & revetments
   Coastal design case study 2

Co-Benefits with Other Resilient Practices

   Emergency management, evacuation and transit links
   Integrated stormwater management inland and upland
   Increasing adaptive capacity: social networks and community resilience

Putting Coastal Resilience into Practice

   A rapid-paced workshop on a site-specific location

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 HSW contact/continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to engineers in all states. Educators and courses for Massachusetts architects are not subject to pre-approval.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 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 is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

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


Dave Hampton, Jr.

Owner and Principal re:ground llc | resiliency strategies Medford, Massachusetts

re:ground llc is a resilience strategies consultancy which involves everyday people in climate adaptation by integrating natural systems and built environments.

Mr. Hampton has over 20 years of design, construction administration, planning and adaptation experience. His work abroad includes Haiti, where he led post-earthquake recovery and redevelopment for Architecture for Humanity and J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Mr. Hampton contributed environmental resilience strategies to the Fond des Blancs Town Center Strategic Plan for Build Health International. In post-Hurricane Maria Dominica, he coordinated housing recovery for the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM).

His work in the U.S. includes the design and construction administration for five senior centers for the City of Chicago Department on Aging, public engagement in Bridgeport, Connecticut for Rebuild by Design and contribution to a finalist entry for the Boston Living with Water competition, which proposed scalable and replicable disaster risk financing, regulatory intervention, and adaptation strategies. Mr. Hampton holds a master of Design Studies degree in Risk and Resilience from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Virginia Tech. He is co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects Committee on Resilient Environments (CORE). Mr. Hampton is currently working with Clarendon Hill Consulting for the Town of Nahant as a Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program certified provider.

Tuition Costs:

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

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