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 - 4:30 pm
Understanding and Implementing Principles of Low Impact Development
Understanding the status quo: conventional development and stormwater management
Drawbacks of conventional approaches
Origins of low impact development (LID) concept
Principles of LID
Benefits of LID for builders and municipalities
• Environmental benefits
State and Municipal LID Guidelines and Requirements
Reviewing state regulations and guidelines
Reviewing municipal ordinances and guidelines
Exploring sustainable certifications and designations
Low Impact Development Site Planning
Environmental site design: natural resource assessment and evaluation
Minimizing site disturbance
Minimize stormwater runoff
Development of site plan
Ethical Issues, Sustainability and Low Impact Development
Meeting obligations to future generations
Considering principles of social and environmental justice
Impacting other species and their habitats
Low Impact Development Integrated Management Practices
Choosing and designing integrated management practices (IMPs)
• Filter strips
• Level spreaders
• Rain barrels
• Pervious concrete/permeable pavers
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
• Dry wells
• Vegetated buffers
• Vegetated swales
• Rain gardens
• Infiltration trenches
Pollution Prevention, Maintenance and Public Education
Pollution prevention techniques
LID infrastructure maintenance
LID public education and awareness
Who Should Attend
- Landscape Architects
- Floodplain Managers
Including 1.0 Ethics Hour
Architects & Landscape Architects
6.5 HSW CEPHs/CE Hours
6.5 AIA LU|HSW
6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs
Certified 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 (including 1.0 ethics hour) to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.
This course offers 6.5 HSW CEPHs to Texas architects and landscape architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.
The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885), and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved it for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES and LA/CES. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas. 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, 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.
Chris Maxwell-Gaines, P.E.
Innovative Water Solutions, LLC, Austin
Mr. Maxwell-Gaines received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering specializing in water and wastewater from Texas A&M University in College Station. After college, he and his wife joined the U.S. Peace Corps and accepted volunteer positions in Suriname, South America. They were assigned to the remote village of Godo Olo which is located in the Amazon rainforest, deep in the interior of Suriname. They helped the village implement a water well project, provided after-school tutoring, and provided business training for the villagers. They spent 27 months serving in the Peace Corps. After returning to Austin in 2002, Mr. Maxwell-Gaines worked at a civil engineering firm that provided a breadth of project experience ranging from TMDL computer modeling projects for impaired streams in Texas, to subdivision design, to water and wastewater treatment plant design. He became a licensed engineer in 2007. In 2004, Mr. Maxwell-Gaines started Innovative Water Solutions LLC. IWS is a design/build water conservation company that focuses on the nexus of stormwater management and water conservation. The company designs and installs rainwater/ stormwater collection systems, stormwater management systems including green infrastructure, and graywater reuse systems, as well as efficient irrigation systems and water conservative landscaping for residential and commercial projects.
To date, Innovative Water Solutions has installed more than 6,500,000 gallons of rainwater storage capacity across the state of Texas. Mr. Maxwell-Gaines has designed rainwater harvesting systems for numerous municipalities and institutions including: Texas A&M University; The University of Texas at Austin; City of Austin; Austin Independent School District (Texas); Wimberley Independent School District (Texas); Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Texas); Atmos Energy; Denton County, Texas; City of New Braunfels; San Jacinto River Authority; SeaWorld; Texas Department of Transportation; and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
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Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.