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Presenter: Stephan C. Howick and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
11 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-242-6000

This seminar is closed or full.


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

Understanding Principles of Low Impact Development

   Understanding the status quo: conventional development and stormwater management
   Drawbacks of conventional approaches
   Principles of LID
      • Stormwater
      • Natural resource conservation
      • Circulation and site design
      • Infrastructure access
   Benefits of LID for builders and municipalities
      • Environmental benefits
      • Public
      • Municipal
      • Developers

Launching LID Locally

   Discussion amongst participants on their experience with agencies
    having jurisdiction (AHJ) during review and permitting of projects
   Identifying local partners, synergies and incentives
   Exploring LID resources

Sustainable Onsite Stormwater Management

   Participants to share current projects with potential for LID applications
   Group discussion on current projects they are working on
   Reducing disturbance and impervious surfaces
   Maximizing filtration and infiltration
   Minimizing conveyance off site

Onsite Stormwater Best Management Practices

   Choosing and designing best management practices (BMPs)
   Participant discussion of their use of the following methods and the success or failure
    and what may have contributed to either success or failure
      • Bioretention
      • Vegetated buffers
      • Rain barrels
      • Infiltration trenches
      • Dry wells
      • Level spreaders
      • Rain gardens
      • Pervious concrete/permeable pavers
      • Filter strips
      • Vegetated swales
      • Cisterns

Beyond Stormwater:
Additional Site Design and Development Considerations

   Avoiding greenfields
   Repurposing existing sites
   Density and circulation
   Walkability and bikeability

Recap of the Day’s Discussion with the Following Question:
What are You Going to do Differently Now?

   What new sources of information will you seek out?
   How will LID strategies enter into the beginning stages of your design process?
   What will you be looking for on the construction sit

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

Architects & Landscape Architects
     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|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 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including Michigan architects and engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

This course has been approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Provider No. J885) and by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance is reportable to LA/CES and AIA/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 course for 7.0 CECs.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

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.


Stephan C. Howick

Fanning Howey

Low impact development (LID) strategies are important tools in addressing challenging site conditions for land development projects. Having utilized these strategies over many years, Mr. Howick has found that LID strategies can be cost efficient, environmentally effective, and aesthetically pleasing. During the past 14 years Mr. Howick has provided planning, permitting and site design services in the creation of smarter spaces for learning in his role as senior landscape architect for Fanning Howey Associates, Inc. in Celina, Ohio. As a LEED-accredited professional he has provided site design leadership on nearly 50 LEED Certified projects, 20 of which are certified Gold. In addition to his current work, Mr. Howick has worked in the mitigation of transportation infrastructure impacts, and in the planning and design of urban open space.

Phil Tevis

Flatland Resources LLC

Having grown a land use planning and design consulting firm over the past 30 years, Mr. Tevis has become an expert in water resource management and the enhancement of river health across the Midwest. Based in Muncie, Indiana, his firm Flatland Resources, LLC, is the primary consultant for the longest watershed project in Indiana. His firm provides services in stream restoration, including multiple dam removal projects. His firm has developed of over 100 miles of trails and the management planning for over 700 acres of preserved woodlands, created prairies and other natural areas. His firm has integrated alternative practices to combined sewer separation projects in defiance of convention, yielding cost savings and social benefit to the rate payers. Mr. Tevis has served as adjunct faculty in the Ball State Universities Landscape Architecture Department.

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.