Conference

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 »

Manufacturing & Production of Amended Soils

January 21, 2021
Virtual via Zoom
Manufacturing and Production of Amended Soils Presenter: J.J. Loudin, Sweetwater Natural Products LLC When?   Thursday, January 21, 2021; 10:30am-12:00pm Cost?   Free for members Description: This live webinar presentation will dig a little more deeply into the changes affecting stormwater management in PA, describe the contents of “Sweetwater 100 Bio-Mix”, considerations for improved detail of the soil specification on plans, and blending & installation of amended soils.  The session will also contain info on permeable pavers. Attendees will earn 1 PDH. PRESENTATIONS: Sweetwater Presentation | Belgard Permeable Pavers Presentation…more »

Updates to Watersheds and the County Act 167 Plan

November 19, 2020
Zoom
Updates to Watersheds and the County Act 167 Plan (WEBINAR) Presenters: Cory Trego, Water Resources Planner, and Seung Ah Byun, PhD., P.E., Executive Director, Chester County Water Resources Authority When?  10:30am-11:30am, Thursday, November 19, 2020 Cost? Free for members Description:
The Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) will present on updating the County’s integrated water resources management plan, Watersheds, and the County-wide Act 167 Stormwater Management Plan and its model stormwater ordinance. The updated model stormwater ordinance will assist municipalities in complying with new NPDES MS4 stormwater ordinance requirements prior to PADEP’s September 30, 2022 deadline. This presentation will discuss current water trends in the County, will outline the planning and update process, and will seek input on stormwater management provisions in the County’s current model ordinance. The presentation will be virtual via Zoom. Attendees will earn 1 PDH. VIEW PRESENTATION…more »

Suburban Philadelphia Housing Trends

October 29, 2020
Zoom
Suburban Philadelphia Housing Trends (WEBINAR) Presenter: Kevin Gillen, PhD, Drexel University When?  10:30am-11:30am, Thursday, October 29, 2020 Cost? Free for members Description:
This presentation by the Lindy Institute’s Senior Research Fellow at Drexel University, Kevin Gillen, PhD, will discuss the latest quarterly data on the current state of the region’s housing market. Attendees will gain in insight and information in how the new housing market is responding in the age of COVID. Attendees will earn 1 PDH. View the Presentation. Access all the housing reports produced by the Lindy Institute at Drexel here:
https://drexel.edu/lindyinstitute/initiatives/housing-reports…more »

Legal Environment for Land Use Approvals

September 17, 2020
Webinar
Legal Environment for Land Use Approvals (WEBINAR) Presenter: Alyson Zarro & Lou Colagreco, RRHC When?  10:30am-11:30am, Thursday, September 17, 2020 Cost? Free for members Description:
This presentation will address Pennsylvania’s legal environment for land use submissions.  As a professional engineer, what are the the actions you should take while managing a project that help minimize appeals and ensure the strongest case?  With the “new normal” in local municipal meetings created by COVID-19, where are the legal pitfalls for your project when public meetings are conducted virtually?  In addition to answering these questions, the presenters will also provide updates on other key legal developments. Attendees will earn 1 PDH…more »