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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

Presented by
Mr. Scott Southall RLA, LEED AP BD+C, ASLA, AICP – Earthcycle Design

Stormwater Management System Objectives and Design Considerations

   Regulatory requirements associated with stormwater water quality and quantity
      • Clean Water Act 
      • Federal, state and local requirements
   Complying with stormwater regulations
   Preparing a Stormwater Quality Management Plan (SWQMP)
      • Stormwater goals 
      • Design considerations

Stormwater Basin/Underground System Design

   Site consideration and assessment
   Selection criteria
      • Site considerations
      • Watershed and topographical considerations
      • Stormwater contents
      • Community and environmental factors

Choosing Basin Types

   Detention basins
      • Stormwater routing, sediment handling, outlet
      • Pre-treatment 
      • Maintenance and operations
   Retention ponds
      • Stormwater routing, sediment handling, soils and vegetation
      • Pre-treatment 
      • Maintenance and operations
   Forebay infiltration basins
      • Stormwater routing, sediment and chemical handlings, soils and vegetation
      • Pre-treatment 
      • Maintenance and operations

Choosing an Underground Storage System

   Detention/infiltration systems
      • Type of storage – chambers, stone, custom design
      • Pre-treatment
      • Stormwater routing, infiltration, sizing, design criteria

Sustainable Best Practices in Stormwater Detention/Retention
Green Infrastructure Practices

   Naturalizing detention/retention basins
   Small detention areas vs. large detention area
   Rain gardens
   Underground storage and water reuse options

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

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

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW PDHs
     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, 6.5 HSW PDHs to landscape architects, and 6.5 HSW (Public Protection) continuing education hours to architects in most states, including West Virginia. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in West Virginia.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Please visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES course information under this seminar listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to the LA/CES.

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 architects and landscape architects.

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

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been reviewed by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education purposes.

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.


Denise O’Meara

Earthcylce Design   

Ms. O’Meara has extensive project experience in a variety of sectors, including general master planning, strategic planning, parks and recreational design for municipal and state government entities, K-12 and post-secondary educational institution and hospital master planning and site design, nature-based learning and play environments and sustainable stormwater management. She brought the concept of sustainable building and site design through LEED accreditation early on to her firm. As a teacher and mentor, she has sought to give clients and upcoming designers a knowledge base and affinity for designing in a manner responsive to natural systems. Ms. O’Meara has a deep understanding that conservation of green space is a requirement for stormwater management, that is made possible through sustainable planning for livability within our population centers. She has written educational and informative articles and guides about the processes of land protection, and has researched and put into practice those BMPs and conservation tools which benefit sustainability and resiliency.

Scott Southall

Principal at Earthcylce Design LLC

Mr. Southall, RLA, LEED AP BD+C, ASLA, AICP, is a principal with Earthcycle Design, LLC, a landscape architecture, urban planning and community resilience design firm, based in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a professional landscape architect in Kentucky and Ohio, a LEED Accredited Professional BD+C with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and a certified planner with the American Planning Association. Mr. Southall has over 25 years of professional experience in planning, design and project management. He has applied his sustainability design experience on a multitude of projects ranging in magnitude and complexity. He has worked onurban and site design for institute and community facilities with an emphasis on education and public outreach pertaining to green infrastructure (GI), low impact development (LID) and sustainable sites. Mr. Southall has presented on an assortment of sustainable practices and topics at statewide, regional and national conferences. In 2008, he shared the State of Kentucky Governor’s Award for Environmental Leadership. In 2009, he received an Environmental Commission Award from Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for his environmental outreach and sustainable design efforts in Lexington. Mr. Southall graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science degree in Landscape Architecture. Currently, he serves as one of 12 Sustainable Champions for the American Planning Association (APA), serves on the steering committee of Empower Lexington (a climate action plan to reduce CO2), and serves as treasurer for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Environmental Commission. In March 2017, Mr. Southall completed a three-day Climate Reality Leadership Corps training to become a climate reality leader, and he served as mentor in October 2017. He is a past chapter president and trustee of Kentucky ASLA, a past Board of Directors member for Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSWA) and Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) for USGBC Kentucky. Mr. Southall is a member of American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association.

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.