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Presenter: Josh Rabon, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Columbia, SC

Marriott Columbia
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-771-7000

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 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

Stormwater Basin/Underground System Design

   Selection criteria
      • Impact area
      • Watershed and terrain considerations
      • Stormwater contents
      • Community and environmental factors

Choosing Basin Types

   Detention basins
      • Stormwater routing, sediment handling, outlet
   Retention ponds
      • Stormwater routing, sediment handling, soils and vegetation
   Infiltration basins
      • Stormwater routing, sediment and chemical handlings, soils and vegetation

Choosing an Underground Storage System

   Retention systems
      • Stormwater routing, sizing, design criteria
   Detention/infiltration systems
      • Stormwater routing, infiltration, sizing, design criteria

Sustainable Best Practices in Stormwater Detention/Retention

   Naturalizing detention/retention basins
   Small detention areas vs. large detention area
   Rain gardens
   Underground storage and water reuse options

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

 Architects &Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states and 6.5 CEHs to landscape architects in most states, including South Carolina. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in South Carolina.

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

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

HalfMoon Education has applied to the North Carolina Board of Landscape of Architects for course approval, which is under review. Please confirm course approval prior to registering for this event.

The North Carolina Board of Landscape of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 continuing education hours.

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

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors.

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.


Josh Rabon, P.E.

Vice President at Civil Engineering of Columbia, Inc.

Mr. Rabon is vice president and managing partner of Civil Engineering of Columbia, Inc. (CEC). CEC is a multi-disciplinary design, planning, and surveying firm in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Rabon holds a bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina and master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University. He is a licensed professional engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Mr. Rabon has managed dozens of projects in the central midlands area that have a breadth of detention and retention practices, including infiltration and LID. Prior to Civil Engineering of Columbia, he was a storm drainage engineer for the City of Columbia Department of Utilities and Engineering, with responsibilities including oversight of emergency projects and investigation of flooding complaints. Mr. Rabon is a graduate of The South Carolina Economic Development Institute and Leadership Lexington County, and he is a member of the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina, the Central South Carolina Alliance Committee of 100, the South Carolina Economic Developers Association, and the Water Environment Association of South Carolina.

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 Basins and Underground Systems

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers stormwater management system objective and design considerations, stormwater basin/underground system design, selecting basin types, choosing an underground storage system, and sustainable best practices in stormwater detention/retention.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with stormwater regulations, understand site assessment criteria, and be able to assist with preparing stormwater pollution prevention planning.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the selection criteria for stormwater basin and underground system design and be able to select basin types, including detention basins, retention ponds, and infiltration basins.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the selection consideration when choosing between underground storage systems: retention or detention/infiltration.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and explain sustainable best practices in stormwater detention and retention.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site evaluation and development.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/25/2022

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.