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Presenter: Wade Burcham and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Monday, October 19, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

How to Design Detention Basins

   Impacts of urbanization
   Need for detention basins
   How do detention basins work?
   Typical detention requirements
   Two commonly used detention basin models
   Helpful resources for designing detention basins
   TR-55 input:  rainfall depth and distribution
   TR-55 input:  watershed area
   TR-55 input:  curve number
   TR-55 input:  time of concentration
   TR-55 input:  detention basin state-storage-discharge
   Example model (using HEC-HMS)
   Typical dry detention cost
   Frequently observed design issues

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
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers:
     2.0 PDHs

     2.0 HSW CE Hours
     2.0 AIA LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
     2.0 HSW CE Hours
     2.0 LA CES HSW PDHs

Stormwater Managers:
     .2.0 ASFPM CECs

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
   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 Organizations:
   International Society of Arboriculture
   Society of American Foresters
   Association of State Floodplain Managers

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


Wade Burcham

Professional Engineer, Principal Water Resources Engineer with Geosyntec

Mr. Burcham graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. His 21 years of experience has been focused on natural stream stabilization, water resources engineering, stormwater management, municipal engineering and contract administration. This experience has facilitated a balanced viewpoint from perspectives obtained as a civil engineer, a municipal consultant and a developer’s representative. He enjoys learning sustainable and innovative design practices and applying those techniques in developing countries through his volunteer work with Engineering Ministries International and other faith-based mission efforts.

S. Matthew Jones

Professional Civil Engineer, Environmental Engineer with Mobile County

Mr. Jones graduated from the University of South Alabama with a BS degree in Civil Engineering and Mathematics/ Statistics. His career spans nearly two decades with valuable experience in the public sector, where he gained experience in construction engineering and contract administration and in the private sector, where he gained design experience in water resources engineering and stormwater management. Mr. Jones has also served as City Engineer for the City of Spanish Fort. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children under the age of five.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $100.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $100.00

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: How to Design Detention Basins

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the need for stormwater detention basins, How they work, codes that specify their requirements, how to design them, and how much they typically cost.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the need for storm water detention basins and how urbanization exacerbates the importance of detention basins.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain how detentions basins work and describe two commonly-used detention basin models.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to take advantage of TR-55 - HydroCAD to calculate storm water runoff and storage volumes.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss how HEC-HMS offers storm water detention basin modeling, typical dry detention costs, and frequently observed detention basin design challenges.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSW

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and stormwater management concerns

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/13/2023

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.