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Presenter: Joseph W. Delaney, P.E., PgMP, CCM, LEED AP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: New Orleans, LA

Pan American Conference and Media Center
601 Poydras Street, 11th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-200-5730

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

Science of Soils

   Physical properties of soil 
   Soil structure
   Subsurface structure 
   Blocky structure
   Bulk densities 
   Macroporosity and micropores

Storm Water Management

   State and local rule requirements
   Drainage system controls 
   Sediment traps and basins
   Buffer zone requirements 
   Slope stabilization
   Homebuilder lot BMP compliance
   Establish proper building materials handling and storage areas
   Establish proper equipment/vehicle fueling and maintenance practices
   Develop spill prevention and response plan

Earthwork Safety (by Design)

   What is safety by design?
   Weight of soil and excavation hazards
   Underground installations
   Water accumulation
   Protection of employees and related problems
   Soil classification and definitions

Site Plans

   What site plans must include
   Compacting and soil testing
   Primary soil considerations
   Surface water, groundwater, paving and surfacing
   Excavation specs and haul payments
   Construction grade staking

Site Program Management

   Strategic vs. tactical thinking
   Program governance
   Three themes of program management
   Project phases

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects

Professional Engineers  
     7.0 PDHs

Architects &
Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW CEHs 
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW 
     7.0 LA/CES HSW PDHs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in most states, including Louisiana. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Louisiana. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for Florida engineers.

This seminar offers 7.0 HSW CEHs to Louisiana landscape architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval

This course is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. The Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners accepts programs approved by the American Institute of Architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA information under this course listing.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors. It is not approved in any state with a 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.


Joseph W. Delaney, P.E., PgMP, CCM, LEED AP

Delaney CMS

Mr. Delaney is president and general manager of the construction management services group at Delaney CMS in Union Springs, New York. He is the former president of C&S Design Build Inc., C&S’s program and construction management company, where he started the agency construction management business. In his 12-year career there, he developed it into the fastest-growing and most profitable of the firms’ business units. At C&S, Mr. Delaney was responsible for more than $1 billion in completed projects in the education, municipal, wastewater, airport, and private development sectors. In his 25 years as a construction professional, he has served in many roles including those of project engineer, design coordinator, superintendent, construction manager, program manager, general manager, and president. Mr. Delaney is a licensed professional engineer, holds the program management professional (PgMP®) credential, is a certified construction manager (CCM®), and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) accredited professional. Mr. Delaney is the only person in the world with all of these credentials.

In addition, he is an expert critical path method scheduler and has presented both nationally and internationally on construction, project, and program management. Mr. Delaney received his bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He enjoys sharing his experience leading teams, and has provided management training to senior management including his colleagues at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Senior Executive Institute and at Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Inc. and L3 Communications. Mr. Delaney was recently the keynote speaker at the Tri-State Diversity Summit where he shared Delaney CMS’s (a woman-owned business enterprise) vision for equality and empowerment. He is also a professor in the Construction Management Department at Southern Mississippi University.

He recently published a university textbook titled Construction Program Management by CRC Press. The textbook is used to teach undergraduate and graduate students and by practitioners to help them formulate a process-based approach for management of large projects and programs.

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: Practical Site Engineering: Science and Techniques. 

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines the science of soils, stormwater management, earthwork safety, site planning, and site program management.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able identify characteristics of soils that impact construction, including soil structure, subsurface soils and the presence of water in soils.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to implement best management practices for managing stormwater on construction sites, including sediment traps and basins, buffer zones and drainage control systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to adopt earthwork safety practices when working on excavations and underground installations.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to develop site plans for construction projects, including plans for soil testing, water management, grading, staking and paving.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site design and evaluation.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/21/2022

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.