Conference

Amended Soils

March 19, 2020
D.L. Howell & Associates, 1250 Wrights Lane, West Chester, PA 19380
*** As a precautionary measure against the spread of the COVID-19 (the coronavirus), this month’s CCE general membership meeting planned for March 19th has been canceled.***   Manufacturing and Production of Amended Soils Presenter: JJ Loudin, Sweetwater Natural Products LLC When?   Thursday, March 19, 2020; 8:30am-10:00am Description: This 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. Attendees will earn 1 PDH…more »

NPDES Permitting Updates

February 20, 2020
Spackman Center Auditorium, 215 Reeceville Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
NPDES Permitting Updates Presenters: Molly Deger, District Engineer; Gordon Roscovich, Urban Team Leader, CCCD When?   Thursday, February 20, 2020; 8:30am-11:00am Where?  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGED.  Instead of meeting at the West Goshen Township Building, this meeting will now be held at: The Spackman Center Auditorium, Brandywine Hospital, 215 Reeceville Road, Coatesville, PA 19320  (See: https://brandywine.towerhealth.org/community/spackman-center/) Parking?  Free parking available in Lots A, B, and C.  (Please only park in these designated lots as the others are for patients at the hospital). Refer to campus map for more details. Cost?   Free for CCE members — Non-members welcome to attend for Free! Description: Effective December 8, 2019, new forms are required to be submitted for applications for coverage under PAG-02 and Individual NPDES Permit Applications. This presentation will be led by the Chester County Conservation District’s Urban…more »

Trail Design Do’s & Don’ts

January 16, 2020
West Goshen Township Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
The Do’s and Don’ts of Trail Design Presenters: Natasha Manbeck, PE; McMahon Associates, Inc. When?   Thursday, January 16, 2020; 8:30am-10:00am Where?  West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, 2nd Floor, West Chester, PA 19380 Cost?   Free for CCE members Description: Trail design is not always a “walk in the park.”  Learn the basic requirements and best practices for trail planning and design, including ways retrofit trails in constrained environments.  This session will include an overview of key features for trail design, including widths, surfaces, accessibility, grades, and crossings.  Additionally, participants will learn successful strategies for trail planning, such as evaluating alignments, identifying funding, and engaging the public.  Learn do’s and don’ts of trail planning and design through a review and discussion of local case studies. Attendees will earn 1 PDH…more »

Holiday Party 2019

December 4, 2019
Twenty9 Restaurant, 16 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, PA 19355
CCE Holiday Party 2019 When?   Wednesday, December 4, 2019;  5:30pm – 7:30pm Where?   Twenty9 Restaurant & Bar, 16 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, PA 19355 Cost?   Free (RSVS requested) Description: Come and share the holiday spirit with your fellow engineer colleagues and other CCE members!  Enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers, and friendship on the evening of Wednesday, December 4th at Twenty9 Restaurant & Bar in Malvern. Please RSVP by Nov 29th so we can adequately plan for food…more »

Carlson Civil Suite

November 21, 2019
West Goshen Township Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Civil Design Applications with Carlson Software Presenters: Christina French, Print-O-Stat & Michael Hyman, Carlson Software When?   Thursday, November 21, 2019; 8:30am-10:00am Where?  West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, 2nd Floor, West Chester, PA 19380 Cost?   Free for CCE members Description: Print O Stat and Carlson Software present the benefits for Carlson Civil Suite.  This presentation will cover a high level overview of the benefits of Carlson Software supporting all your civil design applications. We will review all four components of the Civil Suite – Civil, Survey, Hydro, and GIS, and show examples of how others are using the software today. These four civil-related modular programs, working together, will allow you and your team to create all of your deliverables at a fraction of the long-term costs of other software providers. Attendees will earn 1 PDH. Carlson YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi1FghnaBpnWuQYp7wv2WFA…more »

Retroreflectivity

October 17, 2019
West Goshen Township Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Retroreflectivity Presenter: Jerry Baker, Traffic Planning & Design When?   Thursday, October 17, 2019; 8:30am-10:00am Where?  West Goshen Township, 1025 Paoli Pike, 2nd Floor, West Chester, PA 19380 Cost?   Free for CCE members Description:
Retroreflectivity is the property of a material that returns light to the source. In the case of roadways at night, the retroreflective materials may be traffic signs and pavement markings and the source is usually the headlights of a vehicle. Unfortunately, the retroreflective characteristics of traffic control devices gradually deteriorate over time. As a result and as a safety precaution, it is important to replace traffic control devices prior to the time when they no longer meet the needs of the nighttime driver.
The FHWA has developed guidance for public agencies to determine the appropriate level of sign retroreflectivity required by nighttime drivers. In 2004, the FHWA issued a Notice of Proposed Amendment to…more »

Paoli Train Station Tour

June 19, 2019
Paoli Train Station, 13 N. Valley Road (Near Lincoln Highway) Paoli, PA 19301
Field Trip: Paoli Train Station Tour Tour Leader: Andrew Ingram, SETPA When?   Wed, June 19, 2019; 3:30pm-5:00pm Where?   Paoli Train Station, 13 N. Valley Road (Near Lincoln Highway), Paoli, PA 19301 Cost?   Free for CCE members Description: Join fellow CCE members (and TMACC members) on a site visit to the Paoli Train Station serving AMTRAK and SEPTA.  Tour the facility and learn about the design considerations and inner workings of this local commuter rail station.  Get a behind the scenes look at the planning and construction activities for the improvements being made at the station. Attendees should bring a hardhat, safety vest, and wear close-toe shoes. Attendees will earn 1 PDH…more »

Case Study: Zoning Ordinance Amendement

May 23, 2019
West Goshen Township Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Case Study: Zoning Ordinance Amendment Presenters: Lisa Thomas & Chris Garrity, Glackin Thomas Panzak, Inc. When?   Thu, May 23, 2019;  8:30am – 10:00am Where?   West Goshen Township Admin Bldg (2nd Fl.), 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 Cost?   Free for CCE members Description: This presentation will be a case study on working through the zoning ordinance amendment process as it related to the Devon Center District in Easttown Township, Chester County.  Attendees will learn about the process consultants went through to guide public participation and build upon the township’s comprehensive plan to further the master planning of the Devon Center area.  The end result of which was a new zoning district and zoning amendments which reflect the community’s vision for a mixed-use historic town center.  Presenters will review the different tasks they went through along the way, including review of plans, graphics, public outreach tools…more »

CCE Spring Conference 2019

April 18, 2019
West Goshen Township Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
CHESTER COUNTY ENGINEERS SPRING CONFERENCE When? Thursday, April 18, 2019; 8:15am-12:00pm Where? West Goshen Admin Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, 2nd Floor, West Chester, PA 19380 Cost? $100 pp; $25 pp discount if your office sends multiple attendees AGENDA 8:15am-8:30am – Registration & Refreshments 8:30am-12:00pm – Conference Presentations (see below) Earn up to three PDHs! EVENT SPONSORED BY 8:30am-9:30am – Ethics and the Practice of Civil Engineering Lou Colagreco & Alyson Zarro, RRHC Presenters will lead attendees through various real-world ethical scenarios confronted by civil engineers.  The choices that were made (or should have been made) by the engineer will be discussed as will the legal and professional consequences.  Learn from other’s mistakes what actions can place your license at jeopardy.   9:45am-10:45am – Construction Management & Administration – Site/Civil Engineer’s Role Mark Grunza, EDiS This presentation…more »

PA’s Act 2: A Crash Course for the Civil Engineering Community

March 28, 2019
West Goshen Township Building, 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
PA’s Act 2: A Crash Course for the Civil Engineering Community Presenter: Paul White, Brickhouse Environmental When?   Thu, March 28, 2019;  8:30am – 10:00am Where?   West Goshen Township Admin Bldg (2nd Fl.), 1025 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 Cost?   Free for CCE members Description: Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling Program more commonly referred to as Act 2, allows the voluntary cleanup and reuse of contaminated industrial and commercial properties. The Land Recycling Program is based on a handful of principals that allow contaminated properties to be reused for new development purposes.  Brickhouse Environmental of West Chester PA will be presenting an overview of the Act 2 process as it relates to the Land Development Process. The following general topics will be discussed:
• Medium Specific Concentrations: What are they are where do I find them?
• Statewide Health vs Site Specific Standards: Is it OK to leave contamination in place…more »