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Presenter: Daryl Norris

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Greensboro, NC

Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport
One Marriott Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409
Phone: 336-852-6450

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

Stormwater Management System Objectives and Design Considerations

   Complying with stormwater regulations
   Site assessment
   Preparing stormwater pollution prevention plans
      • Stormwater goals
      • Design considerations
   Anticipated developments in NPDES stormwater permitting

Stormwater Detention Basics

   Detention goals
   Determining impact area and flow
   Soil preparation and vegetation
   Inflow and outlet structures
   Detention pond safety and maintenance

Stormwater Retention Basics

   Retention goals
   Determining impact area and flow
   Sizing and excavation
   Forebay, primary pool and emergency outflow
   Soil preparation and vegetation
   Retention pond safety and maintenance
   Multiple use options

Sustainable Detention and Retention Options

   Implementing low impact development practices
   Naturalizing detention/retention basins
   Rain gardens
   Underground storage and water reuse options

Detention and Retention Case Studies

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers &
Land Surveyors
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
     6.5 NCBLA Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and land surveyors in most states, including North Carolina. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer and land surveyors continuing education provider in North Carolina (S-0130).

This course also offers a 6.5 hour continuing education opportunity to architects and landscape architects in most states. The North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects has approved this event for 6.5 continuing education hours.

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

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Dakota.

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

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.


Daryl Norris

Civil Engineer, City of Greenville, NC

Mr. Norris is a civil engineer for the City of Greenville, North Carolina, specializing in stormwater engineering, and he is the owner of Norris Environmental Engineering, PLLC. He is a professional engineer, a certified floodplain manager, a certified professional in stormwater quality, and a certified professional in low impact development. Prior to working for the City of Greenville, Mr. Norris worked with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the North Carolina Division of Water Quality. He was also the environmental specialist and floodplain administrator for the City of Wilson. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Fish and Wildlife Management and a master’s degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, both from North Carolina State University. Mr. Norris is the president of the Stormwater Association of North Carolina and volunteers his time as president/point man of Trail Life of Eastern North Carolina, a non-profit organization.

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.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Stormwater Detention/Retention System Design

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines stormwater management system objectives and design considerations, stormwater detention, stormwater retention, and sustainable detention and retention options.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference federal and state stormwater regulations, discuss the goals of site assessments in developing stormwater plans, and they will be able to describe the purpose of preparing stormwater pollution prevention plans.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the goals stormwater detention ponds, determine the impact area and flow, and discuss their soil preparation, excavation, and vegetation selection.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the goals stormwater retention ponds, determine the impact area and flow, and discuss their soil preparation, excavation, and vegetation selection.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe options for sustainable stormwater detention and retention, including the implementation of of low impact development plans, naturalizing retention and detention basins, rain gardens, underground storage, and reuse.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site evaluation and development and stormwater issues.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/07/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost, or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.