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Presenter: Jeffrey A. Brem, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Break:                                 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT
Afternoon Session:             1:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

Introduction, Background, Overview of Day

Feasibility Planning

   Client objective - always 1st            Use
   Regulatory review                           Maping

Conceptual Planning

   All above plus:
      Better base maps       Wetland delineation
      Site visit                      Limited on-site survey
      Identify potential constraints and opportunities

Project Types

      • Single family       • Townhouses
      • Mid/high rise, multi-family/apartments
      • Other
   Commercial, institutional, recreation, agriculture, other
      • Parking - employees, GFA and reserve parking
      • Utilities                • Retaining walls
      • Traffic studies and improvements
      • Walks                  • Accessibility
      • Street access - curb cuts/signals
      • Off-site improvements

Site Design - Residential

   Roadway planning - calming curves, finalize concept
   Roadway plan view          Roadway profile view
   Auto grading volumes

Site Design - Commercial

   Layout             Lighting        Grading
   Landscaping   Drainage      Signage
   Utilities            Other

Site Grading

   Roadway               Example grading plans - complete
   Single family lots   Exercises
   Multi-family            Commercial

Drainage and Stormwater

Septic System Design

EPA – NPDES-Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans

   Construction General Permit       MS4        SWPPP
   NAHB short form template

Computer Applications

   Standard - MS Word, Excel, others     
   AutoCAD and other design programs
   HydroCAD and other drainage design programs
   3-D modeling

Project Management, Permitting, Entitlements

   Consulting proposal      Team members       
   Peer review                   Presentation process
   Permits                          Invoicing
   Consulting contract       Schedule
   Application process      Presentation materials
   Abutters and other stakeholders

Construction Engineering

   Value engineering             Pre-construction meeting
   Shop drawing review        As builts

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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

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Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

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The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Sitework)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. It offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in most states. We will not be seeking landscape architect course approval in Florida, New Jersey or North Carolina.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Jeffrey A. Brem, PE

Mr. Brem is a registered professional engineer in Mass, NH, and Maine. He has led his own small civil engineering and land surveying practice for over 27 years with two offices and up to 25 employees. His experience includes designing private land developments, storm water management systems, sanitary sewer systems, wastewater treatment facilities, roadways, surveying, construction management, and a host of other professional services primarily for private, for-profit companies. He has been involved in the design of over 3000 residential single family house lots – many of which were open space or cluster developments, thousands of condominium units, and over 2 million square feet of commercial/ industrial/institutional space. He has advised the MassDEP in numerous task forces and committees including as a present full member of the Stormwater Advisory Committee and on the Title 5, Septic System Stakeholders Group. He is currently the vice president, past treasurer and member of the Board of Directors for HBRAM (the Massachusetts Homebuilders Association), vice president of NEBRA, and a national delegate of the National Association of Home Builders based in Washington, DE. He has co-authored, with Harvard Law School Professors Joseph William Singer and Brandon Storm, a legal case study on development entitled the “Case of the Interfaith Neighbors”, July 2016 (PSW021-SM01). He is active professionally and recreationally as an avid skier, boater, golfer, and a recreational bicycler as he just bought a new bike.

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: Site Design

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines site feasibility planning, conceptual planning, distinctions between residential and commercial site development and construction, site grading, drainage and stormwater management, septic system planning, and project management and permitting.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to participate in site feasibility and conceptual planning that will identify potential constraints and opportunities.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the design elements for, and distinctions of, residential site planning and commercial, institutional, and recreational site design.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how site grading for roadways, single family lots, multi-family lots, and commercial lots accomplishes drainage requirements for stormwater, stormwater pollution prevention planning, and septic systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to participate in site management and acquisition of required permits necessary for site design and development.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Experience with site development planning and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/20/2023

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.