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Presenter: Dave Hampton, Jr. and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Stamford, CT

Stamford Marriott Hotel
243 Tresser Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-357-9555

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

   What is coastal? 
   What is resilience?
   How municipalities can lead on climate adaptation
   Identifying hazards to coastlines and to coastal construction: sea level rise, flooding,
      storm surge, erosion, extreme weather events, temperature extremes and others

Regulation of Coastal Areas and Coastal Construction

   FEMA, the National Flood Insurance Program and Flood Insurance Rate Maps
   Reviewing regulations
   Using climate resiliency checklists and frameworks

Engaging Cities and Towns in Coastal Resilience, part 1

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

Engaging Cities and Towns in Coastal Resilience, part 2

   Case Study: Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program
   Other best practice examples

Coastal Management Techniques at Building, Site and Community Scales

   Building and site scale
      • Wet/dry floodproofing 
      • Flood pathways and barriers
   Community-scale actions
      • Elevating structures 
      • Buyouts/acquisitions
      • Transfer of development rights
      • Managed relocation 
      • Case studies and best practice examples

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
      • Dunes and coastal banks 
      • Living shorelines, reefs and constructed wetlands
      • Marsh creation and enhancement
      • Living breakwaters 
      • Case studies and best practice examples

Putting Coastal Resilience into Practice

   A rapid-paced collaborative workshop on a site-specific location at multiple scales
      • Working between disciplines with seminar peers
      • Developing a coastal resilience vocabulary and literacy
      • Exploring co-benefits with other resilient practices
      • Increasing adaptive capacity: social networks and community resilience
      • Identifying information gaps, hazards and risks
      • Finding strengths, opportunities and prioritizing actions

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in most states. Continuing education is not mandatory in Connecticut.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 7.0 CECs.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for required continuing education credit.

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.

Isabel Kaubisch

Nitsch Engineering

Ms. Kaubisch is a project manager, Resilience Planner and Public Outreach Expert. She is working towards advancing sustainable and resilience projects for municipal and private clients at Nitsch. Ms. Kaubisch develops resilience strategies and solutions with clients that meet their needs. Solutions may include planning and permitting support and nature-based solutions such as green infrastructure measures or stormwater master plans to alleviate coastal flooding or stormwater impacts. Furthermore, she assists with planning of green streets and multi-modal transportation projects and performs hazard mitigation planning support including associated GIS based risk and vulnerability assessments. Certified as a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness provider, Ms. Kaubisch is working with coastal and inland communities. She has been engaged in renewable energy projects for over 17 years and she has substantial expertise with planning and permitting of projects onshore and offshore and brings a solid understanding of the supply chain industry and with conducting port infrastructure assessments for a variety of developers. Ms. Kaubisch enjoys working with multi-disciplinary teams to advance livable, resilient and sustainable places and communities.

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: Planning and BUilding for Coastal Resilience

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 7.0 hour live lecture presentation examines hazards facing coastal areas, how municipalities can adopt current climate patterns, FEMA regulations, how to engage cities and towns in coastal construction resilience efforts, specific construction techniques, coastal infrastructure upgrades, and the prioritizing efforts on specific sites.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the hazards facing coastlines and to coastal construction and explain how municipalities can lead the effort in climate adaptation in the built environment and infrastructure.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss strategies to educate and engage municipalities in coastal climate resilience.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to apply practices for increasing climate resistance to buildings, including wet/dry floodproofing and flood pathways and barriers, and they will be able to identify and describe climate resistant practices on the community level, including elevating structures, buyouts and acquisition, managed relocation, and the transfer of development rights.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe strategies for improved coastal infrastructure, including seawalls, levees, revetments, breakwaters, beach restoration, dunes and coastal banks, living shorelines and reefs, marsh creation and enhancement, and living breakwaters.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                 LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with structure design and construction and acceptance of climate change and its impact on the built environment

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/05/2022

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.