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Presenter: Virginia "Ginny" Snead, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Fairfax, VA

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax
3950 Fair Ridge Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 703-385-7774

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch (On your own):         12:30 - 1:30 pm
Afternoon Session:              1:30 - 5:00 pm

Selecting Stormwater Best Management Practices

   Site topography, hydrology and soils
   System sizing and design
   System performance
   Selection criteria

Reducing Site Disturbance and Increasing Natural Landscaping

   Benefits of natural landscaping
   Choosing native species for plantings
   Cost considerations and maintenance

Permeable Pavers

   Site criteria and product selection
   Preparation and installation
   Cost considerations and maintenance

Vegetated Roofs

   Benefits and life cycle cost
   Extensive roofs
   Intensive roofs Maintenance

Rain Barrels, Cisterns and Rain Gardens

   Stormwater collection Water storage
   Garden sizing and design
   Cost considerations

Filter Strips and Drainage Swales

   Benefits and design considerations
   Choosing appropriate vegetation
   Cost considerations and maintenance

Detention Basins and Ponds

   Benefits and site selection
   Sizing and design
   Choosing native vegetation
   Maintenance considerations

Stormwater Best Management Case Studies

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

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

Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors 
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours (HSW)
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects 
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours (HSW)
     7.0 LA/CES HSW PDHs

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 engineers, land surveyors, architects and landscape architects (HSW) in most states, including Virginia. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Virginia.

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Full attendance is required for course attendance reporting to 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 event for 7.0 CECs.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been preapproved in any state with contractor continuing education requirements.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Virginia "Ginny" Snead, PE

Associate at A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT), Williamsburg, VA

Ms. Snead is a water resources engineer with more than 25 years of consulting and state government experience, specializing in water planning, engineering and policy in Virginia and in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Her municipal experience includes stormwater master planning, BMP and retrofit design, inspection oversight, plan review and programmatic planning and reporting services. Her prior experience includes directing the Office of Stormwater at the Virginia DEQ and managing the Office of Regulatory Programs at the Virginia DCR which governed both the NPDES (MS4, Construction General Permit) for stormwater and the TMDL implementation plan programs, and which included the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program, the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (and Virginia Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse), the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Program and Nutrient Management. Ms. Snead led the state team negotiating Virginia’s 2013 MS4 NPDES permits with U.S. EPA Region III which still serve as the basis for MS4 permits in the Commonwealth. She has served as the project manager and technical lead on projects including stream restoration, outfall stabilization and BMP retrofits as well as on MS4 compliance projects. She currently serves as a member of the Chesapeake Bay Urban Stormwater Workgroup, closely following and commenting on the changes in stormwater BMP crediting in the Bay. She also serves on the committee developing protocols for manufactured treatment devices, to encourage innovation in MS4 TMDL compliance options. Ms. Snead is the current board chair for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a non-profit focused on improving the health of the Bay, and she serves as a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Chesapeake Bay Stakeholder Advisory Panel.

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 Best Management Practices

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This is a 7.0 hour live lecture presentation with the instructors and students together in the same room. It will be conducted in a handicap-accessible conference room with ample seating space and writing surface for all attendees. Bound written materials, authored by the faculty, will be distributed to all participants at the program. Attendance will be monitored and reported to AIA/CES. This course covers the selection of stormwater best management practices, reducing site disturbance, permeable pavers, vegetated roofs, rain barrels, cisterns, rain gardens, filter strips, drainage swales, detention basins, and ponds.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to apply, and explain the benefits of, practices that reduce site disturbance during project development, and increase natural landscaping.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the benefits and application of rain barrels, cisterns, rain gardens, filter strips, drainage swells, detention basins, and ponds as practices to manage stormwater, and protect the environment.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the criteria that needs to be evaluated and considered when selecting stormwater best management practices, including site topography, hydrology, soils, and system size and design.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the benefits, installation, and costs of permeable pavers, and they will be able to identify the benefits, life cycle costs and maintenance of vegetated roofs.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and stormwater management.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/23/2021

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.