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Presenter: Gary W. LaForge

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Day 1, Thursday, July 23, 2020
11:00 am - 2:45 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)

Stormwater Management System Objectives and Design Considerations

   Regulations addressing stormwater quality and management
      • Clean Water Act
      • Federal, state and local requirements
   Site assessment
   Preparing stormwater pollution prevention plans
      • Stormwater goals
      • Design considerations  

Stormwater Conveyance and Detention

   Impact area
   Watershed, terrain and soil considerations
   Stormwater quality
   Community and environmental factors

Choosing Storage System Types

   Detention basins
      • Stormwater routing, sediment handling, outlet
   Retention ponds
      • Stormwater routing, sediment handling, soils and vegetation
   Infiltration basins
      • Stormwater routing, sediment and chemical handlings, soils and vegetation

Day 2, Friday, July 24, 2020
11:00 am - 2:15 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)

Choosing an Underground Storage System

   Retention systems
      • Stormwater routing, sizing, design criteria
   Detention/infiltration systems
      • Stormwater routing, infiltration, sizing, design criteria

Sustainable Best Practices in Stormwater Detention/Retention

   Naturalizing detention/retention basins
   Small detention areas vs. large detention area
   Rain gardens
   Water reuse options
   Recharging groundwater table
   Retrofitting existing systems and basins

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 CE Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
     6.5 CE Hours
     6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Stormwater Managers:
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
     Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130),
     and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i) (2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Gary W. LaForge

President at LaForge & Associates, LLC

Mr. LaForge primarily focuses on the areas of municipal services; road construction; stormwater management; flood control; hydraulics and hydrology; domestic water supply, distribution and treatment; and wastewater collection and treatment. His extensive experience includes all aspects of the above design areas, from collection of the initial raindrop through domestic use and wastewater treatment to recycling and reuse. Mr. LaForge has an extensive training background in all areas of capital improvement programs, municipal implementation programs, inspection techniques and stormwater management. His experience includes the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and modeling software to simulate the collection or distribution system of interest, and the experience to understand why the model does not match the actual system measurements. Mr. LaForge is registered as a professional engineer in Illinois and is a member of the American Public Works Association. He earned his B.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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: TThis 6.5 hour live lecture presentation covers stormwater management system objective and design considerations, stormwater basin/underground system design, selecting basin types, choosing an underground storage system, and sustainable best practices in stormwater detention/retention.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with stormwater regulations, understand site assessment criteria, and be able to assist with preparing stormwater pollution prevention planning.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the selection criteria for stormwater basin and underground system design and be able to select basin types, including detention basins, retention ponds, and infiltration basins.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the selection consideration when choosing between underground storage systems: retention or detention/infiltration.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify and explain sustainable best practices in stormwater detention and retention.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site evaluation and development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/25/2022

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.