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Presenter: Ricardo A. Alvarez and 6 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Miami Lakes, FL

Shula's Hotel & Golf Club
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Phone: 305-821-1150

This seminar is closed or full.


Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar is now being offered as an online webinar.
Follow this link for registration: https://www.halfmoonseminars.org/seminars/133172/designing-and-building-for-coastal-resiliency-seminar/miami-lakes-fl

Expected Climate Impacts on Structures and Communities 
R. Alvarez

   Identifying expected hazards:
      • Storm impacts, flooding
      • Sea level rise
      • Wind and erosion
      • Earthquakes, extreme temperatures, and more
   How local governments, developers and designers can adapt

Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance 
P. Marcello

   Floods and potential hazards to buildings
   FEMA, NFIP, ASCE, ICC, and Building Code regulations, codes, and standards
   Floodproofing techniques and their role in designing sustainable structures
   Adapting practices to meet future risks

Creating Resiliency in the Face of Risk 
E. Deady/R. Haag

   Creating an understanding of coastal resiliency
   Reviewing existing maps and plans
   Engaging community leaders, landowners and impacted populations
   Identifying information needs, hazards and risks
   Finding opportunities to inform, plan, and take action

Coastal Management Strategies for Buildings,  
Sites and Communities 
L. Cardoch

   Development of risk-based tools for strategy development
   Integration of adaptive time-dependent solutions and funding
   New funding options for solution
   Implementation and response/recovery

Creating and Protecting Coastal Infrastructure 
P. Cutt, J. Cederberg

   Using/replacing traditional coastal infrastructure
   Implementing new strategies for beach preservation
   Using wetlands to protect coastal areas

Integrating Coastal Resilience with Other Practices 
R. Alvarez

   Emergency management practices
   Stormwater management practices
   Creating community resilience

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Other
  • Floodplain Managers

     7.0 Florida HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

AICP Members - Planners
     7.0 CM Credits

     7.0 FL Area of Practice CE Hours

Floodplain Managers
     7.0 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers continuing education hours to architects and engineers in all states.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this event for 7.0 LU|HSW (Provider No. J885). The AIA/CES course approval qualifies this course for Florida architects, Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Florida professional engineers (Provider No. 0004647). This course qualifies for 7.0 Area of Practice continuing education hours.

This seminar provides 7.0 CM credits to Certified Planners. HalfMoon Education is recognized as a Certification Maintenance (CM) provider by the American Planning Association.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 7.0 CECs.

Attendance will be monitored and reported, as required. 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.


Ricardo A. Alvarez

Ricardo A. Alvarez is the founder of Mitigat.com. He is internationally recognized as an expert, researcher, educator, speaker and panelist, media resource, writer, editor and peer-reviewer, expert witness and consultant in the fields of hazard mitigation, vulnerability assessment, climate change adaptation focusing on the built-environment, coastal region vulnerability, risk and resilience, hazard-resistant design and construction, risk assessment and management, mitigation planning, and benefit-cost analysis applied to mitigation alternatives. In addition to his private consulting activities, Mr. Alvarez is also a Research Associate of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University, and he is a member of the Miami-Dade County Local Mitigation Strategy Steering Committee. He is the author of Paraiso Protegido: hacia una cultura de mitigacion and Hurricane Mitigation for the Built Environment.

Dr. Lynette Cardoch

Dr. Lynette Cardoch leads Moffatt & Nichol’s resiliency services as the Director of Resilience & Adaptation. She is a coastal ecologist with over 20 years of experience in regulatory & water policies, coastal restoration, and urban & coastal resiliency. Her assignments include steering interdisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and regulators. Dr. Cardoch has also worked closely with coastal utilities and natural resource agencies on integrated planning and operationalizing resiliency, particularly for coastal protection, storm surge, and interior flooding. She has been appointed to the Biscayne Bay Task Force and also serves as a government relations liaison, taking science and engineering to the policy level.

Jannek Cederberg, PE

Jannek Cederberg, PE is originally from Denmark and earned his Master’s degree in coastal engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. Prior to relocating to Miami, he worked in the coastal and marine engineering departments for two large international consulting firms. Mr. Cederberg has served as principal engineer for numerous internationally acclaimed waterfront projects. Mr. Cederberg has been selected to participate in expert groups related to marina design and waterfront development as well as serve as an expert witness. He is a recognized speaker on coastal resiliency in Florida. Mr. Cederberg is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

Penny Cutt

Penny Cutt is Edgewater Resources’ Director of Environmental Sciences and brings to the firm 25 years of experience in environmental monitoring, assessment, planning and regulatory permitting. Ms. Cutt oversees all coastal and waterfront projects in the southern half of the US and the Caribbean. As a marine ecologist in the public and private sectors, she easily navigates the complex web of environmental regulations that dictate aquatic and coastal ecosystems. She is able to quickly evaluate complex scientific information and communicate it to lay leaders for decision-making purposes. The first half of her career was in the public sector administering federal, state, and county environmental regulatory programs. Ms. Cutt is passionate about protecting the coastal environment and resources in her own backyard and serves on the Broward County Marine Advisory Committee. She is vice-chair of the Pompano Beach Marine Advisory Board, serves on the Pompano Beach Zoning Board of Appeals, and is a board director of Friends of Our Florida Reefs.

Erin L. Deady

Erin L. Deady is the president of Erin L. Deady, P.A., a full-service legal and consulting firm. She is a licensed attorney in Florida, a certified land planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners and a LEED AP. Ms. Deady’s practice is primarily focused on public sector government representation but also includes numerous private sector and agricultural clients. Her practice includes environmental restoration initiatives, water, energy, climate, local government, administrative law and land use issues. A large area of the firm’s representation is helping clients navigate the increasing challenges of resiliency and climate adaptation and potential liabilities associated with responding to climate change.

Rhonda Haag

Rhonda Haag is the Sustainability Director and acts as the Chief Resilience Officer for Monroe County, located in the Florida Keys. She has been with the County for nine years and leads the County’s resiliency and sustainability efforts to help prepare the County and its coastal communities for the effects of sea level rise in what is one of the most vulnerable regions in the country. To assist in these efforts, Ms. Haag serves as an active member of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact Steering Committee. Her experience includes previous service with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District, where she served in several roles including Service Center Director, Everglades Outreach Manager, and Contracts Manager.

Paul Marcello

Paul Marcello is the Flood Mitigation Specialist for Floodproofing.com in the state of Florida. He is a college graduate of Johns Hopkins University Class of ’13 with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He has extensive knowledge on FEMA and building code flood regulations and can assist with commercial and residential floodproofing designs. With a background of 100+ presentations promoting for flood resilience, Mr. Marcello has instructed architects, code officials, surveyors, builders, and homeowners on best practices for flood mitigation.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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: Designing and Building for Coastal Resiliency

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This seven-hour live lecture presentation examines the expected climate impacts on structures and communities, floodplain design, construction and flood insurance, creating coastal resiliency, coastal management strategies, creating and protecting coastal infrastructure, and integrating coastal resilience with other related practices.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the expected climate impacts on structures and communities, including storms and flooding, rising sea levels, wind, erosion, earthquakes, and extreme temperatures.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss how floods pose hazards to buildings and how various codes address these threats, and learners will be able to describe flood proofing techniques can be used in designing sustainable structures.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain community leaders, landowners, and impacted populations can find opportunities to engage residents to plan and to take action to address the risks of climate change.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss how wetlands can be used to protect coastal areas.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to describe how coastal resilience practices can be integrated with emergency management practices and stormwater management practices to assist with coastal resilience planning.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Design and construction experience and understanding of the impacts of climate change on the built environment

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/27/2023

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.