CCE Fall 2022 Conference
When? Thursday, October 20, 2022; 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)
8:15am-8:30am – Registration & Refreshments
8:30am-12:00pm – Conference Presentations (see below)
8:30am-9:30am – Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory Issues for Civil Engineers
Lou Colagreco & Alyson Zarro, RRHC
Civil engineers and their clients are impacted on various different public policy fronts. Recently enacted & proposed legislation, changes to the regulatory framework, and legal decision can all significantly alter a land development project under consideration. Learn what is new in the government affairs environment so you can better help your clients navigate their projects to completion.
9:45am-10:45am – Approaching Zero: Creating a Zero Energy Ready Home and Regenerative, Food Producing Homestead
Brian T Falcon, Alter Eco LLC
The High-Performance Building sector has seen exponential growth in recent years. For those with experience with green building projects, how do we bring these experiences home to provide meaningful impact and create healthier, more resilient environments for ourselves and our families? How can we educate and inspire our friends and colleagues to do the same? In this presentation, I will provide a detailed case study of my experience creating a high-performance residence for my family using the U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home Program. I will discuss the many challenges of balancing my roles as Architect, Builder and Client (with a wife and four kids), discuss setbacks and lessons learned along the way and introduce the permaculture-based approach I am taking to create a regenerative, food-producing homestead for years to come.
11:00am-12:00pm – Designing Conservation Subdivisions that Work
Rachael Griffith & Carol Stauffer, Chester County Planning Commission
Open space within residential subdivisions is a significant contributor to Chester County’s network of preserved open space. Conservation subdivisions- developments that preserve at least 50 percent of the tract as open space without reducing density- are an important tool to strategically expand the open space network while also providing for much-needed housing. If designed well they can provide many benefits to their residents, the public, municipalities and developers. The Chester County Planning Commission released a new online Conservation Subdivision Design Guide to help municipalities develop effective ordinances that enable conservation subdivisions that result in vibrant places that harmonize with the surrounding community. Attendees will learn about the Guide, including the design elements, model ordinance, and important planning tools municipalities should have in place to ensure these developments provide the maximum benefits. These ordinances often provide greater flexibility in site design, allowing engineers more creative license in designing a project that meets the intent of the ordinance while also creating efficiencies for the client.
Attendees will earn 3 PDH.