Conference

CCE Spring 2022 Conference

May 19, 2022
West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
CCE Spring 2022 Conference When?   Thursday, May 19, 2021; 8:15am – 12:00pm Cost?   $75 per person (members only) Location?  West Goshen Township Admin Building, 2nd Floor Mtg Rm, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the designated “training” lot) Description:
8:15am-8:30am – Registration & Refreshments
8:30am-12:00pm – Conference Presentations (see below) 8:30am-9:30am – Understanding Traffic Impact Fees for Project Owners
Lou Colagreco & Alyson Zarro, RRHC
Transportation impact fees are a funding mechanism permitted by the PA Municipalities Planning Code. Fees can be assessed to new development in proportion to its impact on transportation—the traffic the development is expected to generate during peak commuter periods.  When adopting an impact fee ordinance, municipalities must comply with certain regulations and complete specific studies.  This presentation will discuss how municipalities calculate their impact fees and properly scope their ordinance.  It will also…more »

Construction Inspection, Materials Testing, and Geotechnical Engineering

April 28, 2022
West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Construction Inspection, Materials Testing, and Geotechnical Engineering Presenter: Nicholas Bauer, Barry Isett & Associates When?   Thursday, April 28, 2022; 8:30am-10:00am ET Cost?   Free for members Location?  West Goshen Township Administrative Building, 2nd Floor, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 (please park in the lot designated for training events) Description:  The interface between design and construction is most evident in foundation construction.  The critical triangle of construction inspection, materials testing, and geotechnical engineering is critical to a structure and project’s success.  This presentation provides an insight into the need for each discipline to support each other and maintain open communication.  Geotechnical design is typically based on a few “peepholes” into the subsurface. With a potential for deviation between these peepholes, the construction inspector must be aware of any deviations and must be knowledgeable in soils, and understand the aspects of the geotechnical design to be aware…more »

Project Permitting in the Special Flood Hazard Area

March 24, 2022
Virtual (Zoom)
Project Permitting in the Special Flood Hazard Area Presenter: Charles Baker, FEMA When?   Thursday, March 24, 2022; 10:30am-12:00pm ET Cost?   Free for members Location?  Webinar (via Zoom) Description: The presentation will cover the permitting responsibilities of a community participating in the National Flood Insurance Program of all development in the Special Flood Hazard Area as identified on the community’s Flood Insurance Rate Map/Flood Insurance Study and outlined in the community’s floodplain management regulations meeting, at a minimum, the requirements set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations 44, Part 60.3. Attendees will earn one (1) PDH. PRESENTATION…more »

PA Act 287 for the Project Owner-Designer

February 24, 2022
Virtual (Zoom)
PA Act 287 for the Project Owner-Designer Presenter: James Reynolds, PA One Call System, Inc. When?   Thursday, February 24, 2022; 10:30am-12:00pm ET Cost?   Free for members Location?  Webinar (via Zoom) Description: Designers, architects and engineers – do you know your obligations under PA Act 287 (the Underground Utility Line Protection Law)? There are many pieces to the project puzzle. Let PA One Call’s team of Damage Prevention Liaisons help you learn more about the designer obligations under the PA One Call law. Attendees will earn one (1) PDH…more »

Climate Change, Infrastructure Design, and Rainfall Statistics

January 20, 2022
Virtual (Zoom)
Climate Change, Infrastructure Design, and Rainfall Statistics Presenter: Daniel B. Wright, PhD; Assistant Professor; Hydroclimate Extremes Research Group – Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison When?   Thursday, January 20, 2022; 10:30am-12:00pm ET Cost?   Free for members Location?  Webinar (via Zoom) Description:  There is overwhelming evidence that rainfall extremes are growing more severe due to human-induced climate warming. This understanding, however, has not translated into actionable information needed by hydrologists and engineers. In this presentation, we will see that existing rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) statistics such as the “100-year storm”—for example, from NOAA’s Atlas 14 project—are often inadequate for current and future needs. This translates to serious deficiencies in our hydrologic design standards and infrastructure. We will discuss two solutions to address this challenge for both current and future conditions. From there, we’ll see what other states are doing to rise to that challenge…more »

Onlot Sewage Planning Under Act 34

July 29, 2021
Zoom
Onlot Sewage Planning Under Act 34 Presenters: Duane Mowery, PA SAC Chair; Adam Browning, Penn’s Trail Environmental When?   Thursday, July 29, 2021; 10:30am-12:00pm Cost?   Free for members Location?  Webinar (via Zoom) Description: Act 34 of 2020 was designed to make it easier to use alternate onsite wastewater technologies during the land development planning process. However, as PADEP began its implementation process for Act 34, several issues were raised by property owners and the regulated community. This presentation will be made by PA’s Sewage Advisory Committee’s Chairman (Duane Mowery) and a local environmental consultant (Adam Browning, Penn’s Trail Environmental). Attendees will be introduced to the role of alternate onlot wastewater technologies as well as an overview of how Act 34 and PADEP’s subsequent policy documents are impacting the planning process of Pennsylvania’s land development projects. Attendees will earn 1 PDH. PRESENTATION More…more »

Getting Your HOP Application Right

May 20, 2021
Zoom
Getting Your HOP Application Right Presenters: Fran Hanney, PennDOT; Drew Sirianni, Pennoni When?   Thursday, May 20, 2021; 10:30am-12:00pm Cost?   Free for members Location?  Webinar (via Zoom) Description:  This presentation by representatives from PennDOT and Pennoni will help ensure your HOP application is prepared correctly. The presentation will include discussion on the current hot topics, how to avoid common mistakes, and what to look for when updating references and details in the plans. An overview of the typical HOP process will also be discussed. Attendees will earn one (1) PDH…more »

Understanding Data Sources for Fiscal Impact Studies

April 22, 2021
Zoom
Understanding Data Sources for Fiscal Impact Studies Presenter: Ray Ott, Ray Ott & Associates When?   Thursday, April 22, 2021; 10:30am-12:00pm Cost?   Free for members Location?  Webinar (via Zoom) Description:   Fiscal impact studies analyze residential, commercial and mixed-use developments to project the likely new revenues and expenditures for both the municipality and school district where a new development is located. This presentation will explore the data sources that are utilized in developing fiscal impact studies as well as how that data drives the ultimate findings and recommendations. Attendees will earn one (1) PDH. PRESENTATION…more »

Coordinating Utilities with Your Plan Design

March 18, 2021
Zoom
Coordinating Utilities with Your Plan Design Presenter: Paul Harris, PH&C LLC When?   Thursday, March 18, 2021; 10:30am-12:00pm Cost?   Free for members Location?  Webinar (via Zoom) Description:  This presentation will discuss the challenges of creating a proper site development design that maximizes ease for the installation of utilities. Attendees will learn how best to anticipate the needs of utility companies and incorporate them into the design. Attendees will earn 1 PDH…more »

CCCD Chapter 102 ePermit System & PCSM Updates

February 18, 2021
Virtual via Zoom
CCCD Chapter 102 ePermit System & PCSM Updates Presenters: Gordon Roscovich & Molly Deger, Chester County Conservation District When?   Thursday, February 18, 2021; 10:30am-12:00pm Cost?   Free for members Location?  Webinar (via Zoom) Description: Representatives from the Chester County Conservation District will join CCE members to present and to take questions on the newly launched Chapter 102 ePermit System.  In addition, CCCD representatives will field questions on PCSM-related issues. Attendees will earn 1 PDH.  PRESENTATION…more »