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Presenter: Chris Zamaites, P.E., CFM, CPESC, ENV SP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Toledo, OH

Radisson Hotel at The University Toledo Medical Center
3100 Glendale Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: 419-381-6800

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
   Additional considerations: siting, outlet location and control, and tributary areas
   Stormwater control measures and total suspended solids (TSS) removal

 Stormwater Conveyance Systems and Detention

   Impact area
   Watershed and terrain considerations
   Stormwater quality
   Community and environmental factors

Types of Stormwater Storage

   Detention basins
   Stormwater routing, sediment handling, outlet, variations of storage
   Retention ponds
   Stormwater routing, sediment handling, soils and vegetation
   Infiltration basins
   Stormwater routing, sediment and chemical handlings, soils and vegetation
   Operation and maintenance of stormwater detention systems

Choosing Storage System - Underground Storage Benefits vs. Conventional Storage

   Site topography, restrictions, outlet considerations
   Retention systems
   Stormwater routing, sizing, design criteria
   Detention/infiltration systems
   Stormwater routing, infiltration, sizing, design criteria, treatment options for total suspended solids (TSS) removal

Preparing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans

   Stormwater goals
   Design considerations

Sustainable Best Practices in Stormwater Detention/Retention

   Naturalizing detention/retention basins
   Atypical storage; rain gardens, french drains, dry wells
   Underground storage, water reuse options, recharging ground water table

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

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

Professional Engineers
     6.5 CPD Hours
Professional Surveyors
     6.5 PDHs
Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs
Architects &Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW
     6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs
Construction Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

 Continuing Education Credit Information

This live lecture presentation is open to the public and offers 6.5 CPD (PDHs) to professional engineers and 6.5 PDHs to professional surveyors, as well as 6.5 HSW contact/continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including Ohio. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

This seminar is 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 is reportable 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.

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

This course offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.

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.


Chris Zamaites, P.E., CFM, CPESC, ENV SP

Civil Engineer at Burns & McDonnell

Ms. Zamaites is a senior civil engineer with Burns & McDonnell in Chicago. She has 28 years of experience with planning and design covering municipal infrastructure and commercial, residential, and recreational development; along with planned community design. Ms. Zamaites’ experience includes utility design/relocation for water transmission and distribution systems, sewage collection, and stormwater management systems including that for arterial, collector and local street systems. She works on floodplain evaluation and management, utility relocation, hydrology and hydraulics, earthen dam inspections, stream modeling with scour countermeasures, erosion and sediment control, and meeting all regulatory criteria associated with local planning and zoning ordinances, stormwater ordinances, and other applicable regulatory criteria from local to the federal level. Ms. Zamaites’ hydrologic and hydraulic modeling experience includes HEC 1, HEC 2, WSP2, WSPRO, WIN TR-20, TR 55, SWMM, HEC-RAS, HydroCAD, SewerCAD, StormCAD, Culvert Master, and Flow Master.

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 examines stormwater management objectives and design considerations, stormwater basin and underground system design, basin types, underground storage system types, and sustainable best practices in stormwater detention and retention.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to comply with stormwater regulations, and be able assist with preparing stormwater pollution prevention plans.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the criteria for stormwater basins and underground systems, including impact area, watershed and terrain considerations, and stormwater content.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to choose stormwater basin types, including detention basins and retention ponds, and they will be able to choose between underground retention and detention/infiltration systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and describe stormwater best practices, including rain gardens, underground storage, and water reuse.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development and stormwater management.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/02/2022

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.