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Presenter: Gary LaForge

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Springfield, IL

Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217-529-7777

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

Exploring Urban Hydrology and Environment

   Principles of urban hydrology
   Separate versus combined storm sewer systems
   Introduction to green stormwater infrastructure (GSI)
   Establishing municipal goals and working towards a green future

Reviewing Regulations and Doing Stormwater Modeling

   Local municipal private development stormwater regulations 
   Stormwater modeling: rational method curve number,
      continuous simulation

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Implementation Case Study

   Parking lot design
   Technical considerations
      Infiltration testing 
      Basin design
   Regulatory considerations
      Flood control 
      Water quality 
      Public health and safety

Designing a Separate Storm Sewer System

   Reviewing drainage patterns
   Locating and spacing inlets
   Creating a system layout
      Choosing pipe materials and diameters
      Locating manholes
      Design discharge
      Gutter design
      Longitudinal slopes
   Utilities conflicts
   Construction concerns
   Gutter design

City-Scale Strategic Stormwater Planning

   Sewer system renewal and aging dynamics
   Progressive flood mitigation planning

Storm Sewer Design Case Study

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors
  • Contractors
  • 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 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     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 and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and land surveyors, 6.5 HSW contact hours to architects, and 6.5 continuing education hours to landscape architects in most states, including Illinois. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Illinois.

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

Engineers, architects, and landscape architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, 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.

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

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contracts. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing board of 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.


Gary LaForge

President at LaForge & Associates, LLC

Mr. LaForge primarily focuses on the areas of municipal services; road construction; stormwater management; flood control; hydraulics and hydrology; domestic water supply, distribution and treatment; and wastewater collection and treatment. His extensive experience includes all aspects of the above design areas, from collection of the initial raindrop through domestic use and wastewater treatment to recycling and reuse. Mr. LaForge has an extensive training background in all areas of capital improvement programs, municipal implementation programs, inspection techniques and stormwater management. His experience includes the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and modeling software to simulate the collection or distribution system of interest, and the experience to understand why the model does not match the actual system measurements. Mr. LaForge is registered as a professional engineer in Illinois and is a member of the American Public Works Association. He earned his B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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: Urban Storm Sewer Design and Construction.

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines urban hydrology principles, the difference between separate and combined storm sewer systems, stormwater regulations and modeling, green stormwater infrastructure, separate storm sewer system design, and city-scale strategic stormwater planning.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the principles of urban hydrology and differentiate separate stormwater systems and combined stormwater/wastewater sewer systems.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to locate and reference local municipal stormwater regulations, and assist with stormwater modeling.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to participate in the design of a separate storm sewer system (MS4) by understanding drainage patterns, locating and spacing inlets and manholes, gutter designs, and material selection.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe green stormwater infrastructure practices, including parking lot designs, stormwater basins, and stormwater infiltration.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to discuss progressive flood mitigation practices as part of city-scale stormwater planning.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with stormwater management planning and water utility systems.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/12/2022

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.